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5.0 out of 5 stars NEVERMIND THE B@LLOCKS!, 17 July 2014
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT AV500 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) (Personal Computers)
Ignore the instructions and do the following:

Plug in the smaller adapter, attach via ethernet cable to your router

Plug in the larger adapter in its desired location

Press the pair button on the front of the smaller device

Press the pair button on the underside of the larger device

(this is where the WPS stuff would normally go, i tried that 5 or 6 times, each with a device reset on the larger device but to no avail)

insert the mini-cdrom into a computer, click the larger device icon as it appears (there are only 2 in front of you on the program which autoruns) This will now show you the IP address for your WIFI Tp-link device. Mine was 192.168.1.124 (yours might be different to this)

Login is "admin" username and password

Type this IP address into your browser on the computer, under 'Wireless settings' change the network name to your existing network SSID name,and the channel (if you know it, if not change it to any number, thats not 1 as this is the auto), thats the one that it broadcasts to all your devices just now.

Then under 'Wireless security', simply change the hexadecimal password (PSK password it is labelled as), which on mine was all numbers, to that of the same as your EXISTING Wifi network.

It will ask you to reboot the device, via the browser screen. Do so.

and VOILA! it will now be a clone of your wifi.

I was using a skyhub, the newer black one, and the WPS just wouldnt clone (I think its because it times off before the full 60seconds are up as this was what was required on the tp-link manuals)
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2014 22:29:10 BDT
louise upson says:
please help i have tried everything .....i plugged in small clone in wall socket plugged ethernet lead into superhub 2 router ..larger unit in another room switched on pressed the smaller pair button for 2 sec then the same with larger unit .... then i pressed on router the button that clones was flashing on router .... but cant get it to work seems to show on my laptop as tp link wireless connection available but when i click on laptop connect just keeps saying unable to connect ???? my house was rewired few years ago with the main board changed to crabtree starbreaker ...could this be why its not working ? im not daft but im not a computer geek either please if u can help me set this up i would be full of joy :))))

Posted on 29 Jul 2014 16:13:20 BDT
Why make everything even more complicated. Set up is easier. Pair devices. Clone wifi by pressing WPA buttln on router and wifi clone button on bigger device. Job done. VIOLA

Posted on 25 Aug 2014 13:39:21 BDT
Applewood says:
Thank you so much - tried every forum going, and nothing, their cd & user manual are not much clearer, than the quick guide given in the documentation! Issue was the router having no wps - if it did it would be as easy as others say, without wps & wanting to have one network (not two), these instructions are invaluable.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2014 02:17:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Sep 2014 02:21:51 BDT
Alan this doesnt always work, as the 1 star reviewers on here will testify to... and for one thing its a WPS button, WPA would be the password option. thankyou and goodnight

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2014 02:18:05 BDT
you are welcome applewood!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2014 02:20:21 BDT
Louise, insert your cd into your laptop, it will tell you your ip address of the new wireless device (your plug in adapter)

enter this address, the 192.168... etc etc, into a new window in your internet browser, this will present you with a new login, into your device essentially

this allows you manually to match the wifi settings to your existing ones, so you enter the same name of your original wifi network, and the channel it was on, as well as the password you use... sorry for the late reply, for some reason amazon didnt notify me of replies to my review!

Posted on 20 Sep 2014 12:44:07 BDT
P. Warman says:
Thanks for taking the time to write these instructions, wasn't sure if it set up properly when I first put them in, but now I've used the instructions I know that it shares the same name and password (my Virgin Hub has two Wi-Fi Channels). Have managed to get a wi-fi strength app on my iPhone and did tests in part of the house that I struggled to get wi-fi before.

So thanks again for the instructions, consider this as another person helped! :-)

Posted on 14 Oct 2014 14:57:53 BDT
braceface says:
I wouldnt class myself as a novice, but your clear instructions even helped me out! (I had the adaptor and the extender the wrong way round!! Doh!) Thanks a lot!

Posted on 15 Oct 2014 22:16:23 BDT
PeeBee says:
Thanks for the tips! I was struggling - same setup as yours on Sky BB. Your steps got my extender working. Very helpful. Cheers.

Posted on 28 Oct 2014 13:34:54 GMT
Mr Sheng says:
Does your wifi extender's "wifi clone" LED now blink quickly all the time? Or does it blink slowly?
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