tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi capability

tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi capability
tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi capability
2021-04-04 22:35:43 - last edited 2021-05-19 11:37:02
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 170518_004

This happened today, my TL-WPA4220 now only shows up on tpPLC as having Powerline only, no wifi. 

This means i don't get the wifi icon or indication of wifi speed and can't open the web configuration from tpPLC.

 

Now the reason why this happened makes no sense to me, i pressed the led on/off on the tp plc utility, in order to turn off the leds in both devices. That's it.

 

I have tried instaling the most recent tpPLC utility, updating firmware on the device, it's working, wi-fi extender works, but it's not properly detected on the tpPLC utility.

 

any ideas?

 

This is how it shows up now:

 

As an example, this is what it should look like (i got this image from the internet, it's not from my device, i have an older, slower model)

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon-Solution
2021-05-19 11:36:57 - last edited 2021-05-19 11:37:11

@Jim_Foster Hello everyone,

 

It is recommended to use  latest tpPLC Utility on tp-link website. For WPA4220 V1, if the 'Wireless '  does not show up, or 'Global' icon does not show up, 

Here is beta tpPLC Utility for Windows and please let us know if this Beta works for you
https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202101/20210122/PowerLineUtility_beta.zip

 

You could also try suggestions below to login web page / login web page to change wireless settings: 

Please connect to extender's WiFi, and try "  http://tplinkplclogin.net   " or "http://tplinkplc.net " to login its Web management page  and customize SSID from Wireless settings.  

Some old version powerline extender uses  http://tplinkplclogin.net  to login Web,  new version use http://tplinkplc.net 

How to log into the web-based management interface of Powerline ac Extender (new logo)?

 

For WPA4220 V1,  if you have a Win7 or Win8 computer, please install this Utility, and click on “ Connect” button to login web management page:

TL-WPA4220KIT_V1_Powerline_Scan_Utility (Operating System: WinXP/2003/Vista/7/8)
https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wpa4220-kit/v1/#Utility

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon
2021-04-05 22:06:35 - last edited 2021-04-05 22:07:01

@powahlin 

 

Hey

 

The WiFi light / LED on the device is actually a button to disable / enable the WiFi

 

Seen a number of people turn this off by accident, hold it in for 5 seconds to enable again.  Hopefully that is just the issue!!

 

 

 

 

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon
2021-04-05 22:19:44

@Philbert thanks, but i know that, it's not the problem.

I tried the button to switch off the led on the tpPLC utility, there is a button there, on the left side, that is supposed to switch off the leds on all your PLC devices. 

It was after i did that (and i think it only switched off the led on the main plc device, not on the one that has the wifi extender) that the device with the wifi extender stopped showing up as having wifi capability.

 

This is how it shows up now. there is no mention of wifi speed. if i open up the options there is no "wireless" tab, and no link to open up the web admin configuration.

 

 

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon
2021-05-13 10:07:15

@powahlin 

 

can someone from tplink  please answer to this question - i too have a wifi extender which wont display wireless functions on TPplc?...it is outputting wifi signal but wont display 

 

how do you get a device that is clearly wifi enabled to show its settings on tpplc?

 

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon-Solution
2021-05-19 11:36:57 - last edited 2021-05-19 11:37:11

@Jim_Foster Hello everyone,

 

It is recommended to use  latest tpPLC Utility on tp-link website. For WPA4220 V1, if the 'Wireless '  does not show up, or 'Global' icon does not show up, 

Here is beta tpPLC Utility for Windows and please let us know if this Beta works for you
https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202101/20210122/PowerLineUtility_beta.zip

 

You could also try suggestions below to login web page / login web page to change wireless settings: 

Please connect to extender's WiFi, and try "  http://tplinkplclogin.net   " or "http://tplinkplc.net " to login its Web management page  and customize SSID from Wireless settings.  

Some old version powerline extender uses  http://tplinkplclogin.net  to login Web,  new version use http://tplinkplc.net 

How to log into the web-based management interface of Powerline ac Extender (new logo)?

 

For WPA4220 V1,  if you have a Win7 or Win8 computer, please install this Utility, and click on “ Connect” button to login web management page:

TL-WPA4220KIT_V1_Powerline_Scan_Utility (Operating System: WinXP/2003/Vista/7/8)
https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/tl-wpa4220-kit/v1/#Utility

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Re:tpPLC utility - device detected but without wi-fi icon
2021-05-19 16:31:35

@Solla-topee the beta tpPLC Utility fixed the problem for me, it's now showing again that the device has wi-fi..

 

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