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4.0 out of 5 stars Great when you get it to work, 29 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA281KIT V3 AV200 Powerline 300M Wi-Fi Extender/Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot with Two Ethernet Ports, Starter Kit/Twin Pack (Easy Configuration, Wi-Fi Clone for Smartphone/Tablets/Laptop) (Accessory)
Bought the WPA281 kit hoping it would be plug and play, and would sort out my lack of a strong Wi-Fi signal in my kitchen. Bought the unit through one of Amazons sellers, Kikatek based on their wording "Brand new stock" hoping it would be the latest version with the updated casing and only one Ethernet connector. The kit turned up and it was still the original, older model, but hey never mind.
Tried to clone as per the instruction manual but created a new network rather than cloning my existing one. I have a BrightBox router from EE, and was then left with 2 networks, named BrightBox and TP-Link. After having read up about the problem I went into the routers settings online and found that the WPS was disabled. I was pressing the WPS button, following the instructions but the router was not allowing the extender to join or clone the existing network, and therefore created its own. Having enabled the WPS in the routers online settings I tried the cloning process again, and it worked straight away, deleting the TP-Link network and extended my BrightBox signal. I then disabled the WPS setting again to help protect my set-up from further intrusion. My iPhone now connects anywhere in the house to my "BrightBox" network and switches from extender to router, depending on where the strongest signal comes from without losing connection. Well pleased now, I appreciate it was not TP-Links instructions fault, as it was really up to me to get the WPS enabled, I hope you can understand what I have tried to explain, and that it may save someone from wasting time if they have a similar problem. Pleased with the units now that it is working,
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2014 18:31:27 BDT
Phuleproof says:
This really helped me. I was having the same issues getting the extender to clone and in the end, i just needed to enable WPS on my router.
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