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5.0 out of 5 stars Plug & Play in all its glory!, 4 Jan 2014
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT AV500 Powerline 300M Wi-Fi Booster/Extender with Two LAN Ports Kit (Wi-Fi Clone, No Configuration Required) (Personal Computers)
The easiest kit I've ever had to set up!
Literally plug-and-play.
1. Plugged in the Wireless extender unit close to the router. That could be anywhere in the same room, you don't need to physical plug the WiFi extender exactly next to your router. (the WiFi extender unit is the larger one of the two items in the kit).
2. Pressed and held the WPS button on my router (the circular blue button in the front of my Virgin Media Super Hub. This could vary depending on your router).
3. Waited for my router WPS button to start blinking Blue/Red, which indicates the router is expecting a device to request the router to Clone its WiFI settings (SSID,password)
4. Pressed the WiFi Clone button on the WiFi extender unit (the button is the bottom led in the front of the unit).
5. Waited a few seconds for the WiFi Clone light to change from flashing slowly, freezing momentarily and then to flashing fast.
6. Confirmed that there was no TP-LINKxxx SSID appearing on my iPhone (if it does, then the cloning process didn't work or you pressed the wrong button in the unit).
7. Plugged the powerline unit in a wall socket and connected the ethernet cable to the router.
8. Unplugged the WiFi extender and plugged it at my desired location (my kitchen has little or no signal from your router in the living room)
9. In a few seconds, I could connect my iPhone to WiFi to the same SSID as the one of the router, offering a seamless WiFi experience, where your WiFi devices hand over seamlessly between your router's WiFi and the extender's WiFi signal.

If your router doesn't have a WPS feature, you can still use the WiFI extender but need to manually enter the password given at the back of the unit after connecting to a TP-LINKxxxx SSID. The problem with this setup is that if your WiFi device moves away from your router (with its usual SSID) to the location in the house where you've installed the WiFI extender, there is a chance that your WiFi device will still cling on the weak signal from your router and you would have to manually select the TP-LINK SSID from your device's WiFI menu. The same problem would occur when you move back to where your router is and the signal from the WiFi extender is enough to make your device cling to it.
A way around could be to make your router SSID and password the same as your TP-LINK extender SSID and password.
Haven't tried it, but it's worth a shot.
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Initial post: 5 Feb 2014 20:55:29 GMT
Grandlu says:
> A way around could be to make your router SSID and password the same as your TP-LINK extender SSID and password.
Haven't tried it, but it's worth a shot.

Yes, that's the way I got it running, works like a charm

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Feb 2014 21:48:59 GMT
Statto says:
If you don't have a WPS, what password do you enter? The routers password doesn't work for me and I can't find a password for the TP Link written down anywhere on the box or in the instructions.
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