TP-Link Extender Connected But No Internet [Root Causes]
Is your TP-Link extender connected to the main router but you still have no internet access on your client device? Well it could be due to many reasons. Some are as follows:
- The extender and router are kept in two separate rooms of the house.
- A damaged wire has been used to create a connection between them.
- You forgot to upgrade the firmware of the extender when it was needed.
- The TP-Link extender setup process has been completed partially.
Now, you ought to walk through the methods provided below in order to fix the TP-Link extender connected but no internet issue with the intention of never facing it again.
[Fixed] TP-Link Extender Connected But No Internet
1. Move the Range Extender
There is a reason why it is said that devices should be kept close to each other. You know what that reason is? It gets easier for the signals of the devices to get transmitted properly.More the distance, more difficult it gets for the signals to get extended. To prevent this from happening any further, you should reduce the distance between the devices.
But, as a precaution, do not keep them too close to each other. To be specific, do not keep this close that their signals find no space to communicate. Or else, they will clash. And if that happens, accessing the internet will become a next to impossible task.
Note: While you are placing the extender and router close to each other, ensure that they are not being kept near baby monitors, treadmills, microwave ovens, washing machines, televisions, refrigerators, cordless phones, aluminum studs, and much more.
2. Get Access to a New Cable
Ethernet cables can become worn out with time. They are more prone to wear tear as compared to other wires because they are usually exposed. Chances are that the Ethernet cable that has been used to connect the networking devices [EXTENDER + ROUTER] has also gotten old and needs to be replaced. Thus, what are you waiting for?
Get your hands on a new cable without wasting any more time. Plug one end of the new Ethernet cable to the port on the extender and the other end of the port on the router. Once done, make sure that the ETHERNET CONNECTION is FINGER-TIGHT.
Note: To ensure that the cable connection does not trouble you in the future, see to it that you clean the ports with the aid of a cotton swab before you decide to plug the Ethernet cable into them. Also, make sure that the ports are damage-free.
3. Update the Firmware Now
As a third attempt to resolve the TP-Link extender connected but no internet issue, you need to update the firmware of your extender to the latest version. There are two methods that can be used for the execution of the process. The first method is to access the interface and follow the steps there whereas the second one requires the use of TP LINK APP.
Worried that you will end up committing mistakes since you are not certain about the execution of the process? No problem. Just, go through the steps presented in the manual. You might have found it when you were unpacking the wireless extender.
Note: Many users find the instructions given in the product manual hard to understand. In case you do too, then you can consider going through the steps given on the official TP-Link website. Whether it is about specifications or a latest update, you will find everything there.
We concluding this blog with the hope that you have successfully fixed the TP-Link extender connected but no internet issue. But, if you have not, reset the device like this:
- Look at all the panels of the extender and locate the RESET button.
- Once you find its location, press it and hold on for 30 SECONDS.
- For this purpose, use a sharp object, for example, an oil pin or a paper clip.
- After the WiFi device resets, give it an ample amount of time to get rebooted.
As soon as the wireless range extender reboots, set it up using the WPS method as it is the easiest way to achieve TP-Link extender setup success.