AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi

AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-30 08:52:08

My TPLINK AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender when connected directly to the ethernet (not to the original modem) starts working creating ane extended wifi network and I'm able to connect devices, but the original wifi (from the modem) stops working for laptops while still working for smartphones and tablets.

How is that possible? the extender is not connected to the original wifi from the modem, it is connect solely to the ethernet from a distant room.

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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-30 15:49:12

  @Drwine Could you explain better what is happening?

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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 07:42:28

  @Andrsouzaaa 

I connected my tplink extender directly to the ethernet in my room (not to the router).

Now the extended wifi network works really well in my room, but the wifi from the router (not generated by the extender) started having connectivity problems on my laptop (Macbook Pro 2015), but It kept working for other devices such as iPad (2019) and iPhone (2021).

 

To me it doesn't make any sense, but I tested multiple times and that's exactly what happens.

 

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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 07:48:01 - last edited 2022-05-31 07:48:30

  @Drwine try to make the connection via wireless, as you said it makes no sense, the networks are with the same SSID? If you are, try to differentiate the network of the router and the repeater and see if that works, and pass me the feedbacks if it solved the problem or not, and finally what is the brand of your main router?

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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 07:56:47
I tried this other way because I couldn't have the extended wifi reach my room connecting the extender to the router wifi. I saw that the extender had an ethernet output, I tried it and it worked (minus this issue).
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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 08:16:31

  @Drwine but are you using the same wifi name as the router on the repeater?

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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 09:05:47
No, I changed the name to differentiate them
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Re:AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender - stops original wifi
2022-05-31 09:07:22

  @Drwine And the problem still persists?

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