I wanted to extend the range of my new BT Home Hub 4, so bought a "TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wall Plug Range Extender" as it seemed it connects easily using the WPS button on both ("Plug and Play") and "Works seamlessly with all 802.11 b/g/n wireless devices".
However, that doesn't seem to work and neither does connecting to the TP link via the IP address and making sure the MAC address and password are the same as the HH4. It just doesn't seem to want to connect.
Can you tell me how these two should work together? They both seem popular items and both were released this year, so they should connect easily shouldn't they?
Do I need to change the security settings on the HH4 from "WPA & WPA2" to just "WPA"? I didn't want to fiddle around with the HH4 settings unless I know what I am doing.
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Thanks for your reply.
I did the first part of that, but how do you then connect to the TP link to manually change the IP address, Gateway and DNS?
Thanks for your help. I think it's FINALLY working.
I'm not even going to unplug it, unless I move house.
I've now had to switch the TP-Link off, as I have not been able to access websites from my iMac (Safari) or my iPhone. I was just getting a message of "Cannot Open Page... Too Many Redirects...".
It stopped as soon as I switched the TC Link off.
Very strange. Maybe just a conincidence, but wondered if anyone else has experienced this.
Thanks, I'll give that a try as soon as possible.
Thanks for your help.
PS/ If nothing else, the TP-Link is a very nice night-light for the upstairs landing, so would be a shame to lose it.
A question, or two...
Now that your TP-Link is set up, does it show in your Mac Settings as a separate item, or is the only thing showing the HH4 (i.e. once it's setup correctly, does it disappear from the menu)? (Mine Does).
Can you access the same browser page you used to auto-setup the TP-Link? (admin/admin). As once I've done the auto setup, I can't access that page do anything else. I've tried various IP addresses, including the one shown in the HH4 control panel (when I click the 'connected' TP-Link in the Wireless Connections).
It may be all set up now, but I thought it was yesterday until I got the 'too many redirects' message.
...Ian (who will soon leave you in peace).