TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue

TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-04 19:44:23
Region : UnitedKingdom

Model : TL-WA850RE

Hardware Version : V1

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I have recently bought this range extender to improve the wireless signal around the house. I've setup the range extender by wiring it to a pc and manually entering the connection details for my wireless network. The range extender picks these settings up and is boosting the connection so that I am getting a wi-fi signal where previously I couldn't.

However the problem I have is that on my android tablet, if it connects to the wireless through the range extender the IP address being given to the tablet is not what I've configured in my router settings for the tablet's mac address. Instead of it being given the IP 192.168.0.19 the tablet shows the IP address as 192.168.0.100. If I unplug the range extender and refresh the wireless connection on the tablet it picks up the correct IP address I've set up using DHCP.

The problem with this is that the when the tablet has the wrong IP address it is unable to connect to the internet through the router because it's IP address isn't what the router expects.

Is there a setting in the range extender to tell it not to try to allocate an IP address to devices connecting through it and let the router deal with the address allocation through the DHCP settings of the router?

Thanks
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Re:TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-08 00:25:33
I have the same problem. From what I have found out it looks like you have to set a Static IP address, but I'm reluctant because it is a confusing process and I don't want a static IP affecting all devices connected to the internet.
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Re:TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-08 05:50:05

CameronLittlefield wrote

I'm reluctant because it is a confusing process and I don't want a static IP affecting all devices connected to the internet.

I would only answer your Network statement, when you set static ip on a device, you do not affect anything on your network, as long as you set one ip out of DHCP pool and add your main ISP router Gateway, if you want to play safe use any from 10 to 20 this are the last numbers of ip I do not write the first 3 segments cause I do not know your ip.
Sorry I don't answer on 850, the reason, before new firmware release only one guy on the forum posts 850 works flawless, all others report issues, after the new FW release he reports the same that it works and all others report the same, issues, so this is like Michael Jackson song Black & White.
I advise you to find a solution soon, the new brother it's coming. 854 and 850 will become Legacy.
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Re:TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-08 19:38:58
I figured out my problem. - the range extender hadn't saved the configuration when I told it not to act as a DHCP device (which I didn't need as my router already is set up as that). Once it stored that correctly, the range extender showed up on my network with the IP address I configured it to have and my other devices connected with the addresses I'd specified for them too.
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Re:TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-08 22:45:42
Can you please do me a huge favour and walk me through how you set up the extender? I'm having lots of trouble with it.
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Re:TL-WA850RE IP allocation issue
2014-04-09 07:51:29

CameronLittlefield wrote

Can you please do me a huge favour and walk me through how you set up the extender? I'm having lots of trouble with it.

i would walk you through the firmware update, its a must for 850, in case you have latest firmware 20.0_140310 installed then ignore, if not download the latest Firmware for 850 here http://www.tp-link.com/resources/software/TL-WA850RE_V1.20.0_140310.zip unzip the file and follow tuto http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?faqid=296, once you finish follow Quick Set Up.
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