2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)

2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)
2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)
2021-11-22 11:41:05 - last edited 2021-11-30 17:57:43
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 3.0.0 Build 20210514 Rel.45003

I have a TL-WPA8631P KIT deployed which is 1x TL-WPA8631P Wifi + Powerline adapater in one room, connected to a powerline only (no Wifi) adapter TL-PA8010P in another room.

 

The TL-PA8010P connects to the router. TL-WPA8631P provides WiFi coverage in one room.

 

I'd like to add another TL-WPA8631P to provide Wifi coverage in another remote room which isn't covered by the first TL-WPA8631P.

 

Can I have two TL-WPA8631P units as part of the same network, or can you only have one TL-WPA8631P with multiple TL-PA8010P's?

 

Thank you.

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Re:2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)-Solution
2021-11-25 07:01:55 - last edited 2021-11-30 17:57:43

Hey @double-link 

You could add more powerline units as extenders under the same house powerline,  How many Powerline adapters can be added to the same network?

As far as I know, most powerline units are sold by KIT.  If you couldn't  find a single AV1300 wireless extender from online stores or local retailers, you may have to consider a powerline KIT which includes one Wi-Fi adapter, one wired adapter which could also work as a wired extender. 
For example : a TL-WPA8631P KIT contains 

TL-WPA8630P (wireless adapter " w' means wireless )
TL-PA8010P (wired adapter) * this wired adapter could pair with the existing AV1300 and work as a wired extender but has no Wi-Fi function

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Re:2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)-Solution
2021-11-30 17:57:26 - last edited 2021-12-03 05:32:37

Thanks @double-link - I bought a 2nd TL-WPA8631P. I removed the TL-PA8010P from my original TL-WPA8631P KIT and now just have two TL-WPA8631P, which are paired and working fine.

 

For anyone else doing this, I upgraded the firmware on the newer unit to match my existing unit (both the newer unit and original unit shipped with an older firmware, and I had already updated the original unit to the latest firmware, so I did this to make sure they match). They are paired now but it was a bit fiddly.

 

As I mentioned, I ensured the firmware matched to prevent that from being a problem when pairing. I also set up the new unit with all the same Wi-Fi settings as the original (same BSSID, WPA keys, etc.). I then tried to pair, and they paird fine. But after they are paired, trying to change some of the settings on one of the units, which causes them to unpair. So once they are paired, best to just leave them.

 

They are working fine now.

 

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Re:2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)-Solution
2021-11-25 07:01:55 - last edited 2021-11-30 17:57:43

Hey @double-link 

You could add more powerline units as extenders under the same house powerline,  How many Powerline adapters can be added to the same network?

As far as I know, most powerline units are sold by KIT.  If you couldn't  find a single AV1300 wireless extender from online stores or local retailers, you may have to consider a powerline KIT which includes one Wi-Fi adapter, one wired adapter which could also work as a wired extender. 
For example : a TL-WPA8631P KIT contains 

TL-WPA8630P (wireless adapter " w' means wireless )
TL-PA8010P (wired adapter) * this wired adapter could pair with the existing AV1300 and work as a wired extender but has no Wi-Fi function

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Re:2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)-Solution
2021-11-30 17:57:26 - last edited 2021-12-03 05:32:37

Thanks @double-link - I bought a 2nd TL-WPA8631P. I removed the TL-PA8010P from my original TL-WPA8631P KIT and now just have two TL-WPA8631P, which are paired and working fine.

 

For anyone else doing this, I upgraded the firmware on the newer unit to match my existing unit (both the newer unit and original unit shipped with an older firmware, and I had already updated the original unit to the latest firmware, so I did this to make sure they match). They are paired now but it was a bit fiddly.

 

As I mentioned, I ensured the firmware matched to prevent that from being a problem when pairing. I also set up the new unit with all the same Wi-Fi settings as the original (same BSSID, WPA keys, etc.). I then tried to pair, and they paird fine. But after they are paired, trying to change some of the settings on one of the units, which causes them to unpair. So once they are paired, best to just leave them.

 

They are working fine now.

 

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Re:2x TL-WPA8631P (adding TL-WPA8631P to a TL-WPA8631P KIT)
2021-12-03 05:34:31

Hello @double-link Thank you for the sharing~I hope you have a good time using them!

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