The LEDs on your WiFi device are supposed to be lit and green after setting it up via TP Link extender login details, right? But, what if any one of the LEDs on your TP Link extender turns red? Well, this problem can force you to pull your hair. So, you need to fix it as soon as possible.
Don’t know how to deal with the issue? Fret not! This article will help you. Just apply the fixes provided here. So, without delay, let’s get the ball rolling!
Fixed: Red Light Issue on the Extender
Given below are the best hacks to troubleshoot the issue in a flash:
Fix 1: Check the Placement
Bear in mind – if you haven’t placed your extender at its ideal location, then you may see the red light on it. The best way to fix it is to change the location of your TP Link extender.
The best place for the device is the higher and a center-most area in your home and closer to your existing router.
The Power Supply Of Course
By any chance, if the power being supplied is unstable, then also you may get to see a red LED on it. So, to stop seeing the red color LED on your TP Link device, supply it a proper and steady power.
Check Connection between the Devices
If you want your TP Link extender to perform as per expectations, then bear in mind – it must be properly connected to your host router.
Is the connection successful? If yes, then perhaps, you have used a damaged and non-working Ethernet cable for connecting them. So, to fix the connection-related issue, use a working and well-maintained Ethernet cable.
And, once the connection between them is successfully made, you will hardly see red color LED on your TP Link WiFi extender.
Still, getting the same issue? Then, chances are that your router isn’t making a perfect pair with the extender. To make them a perfect pair, we suggest you check the compatibility between them. Yes, that’s correct! Not every router brand is compatible with TP Link extender. For this, you can replace your existing device with a TP-Link Archer AX55 router. And, if you don’t want to consider our suggestion, then you can ask the service provider of your router to make things work for you.
Update Your TP Link Extender
So, you are still seeing red light on your TP Link extender? Don’t bang your head against the wall. It can be due to outdated firmware. So, to make the most out of your extender and fix the red light issue with it, update the TP Link firmware right away.
For instruction, visit the TP Link extender firmware and follow the on-screen prompts as per the model you have.
Reset the Extender
If the ball is still not in your court, then the only option you are left with is to reset your TP Link WiFi extender back to the factory default setting.
Don’t have any idea about the TP-Link extender reset process? Don’t worry! We have got you covered! Follow the instructions provided below and know how to reset the device like a pro:
First of all, we suggest you disconnect your TP-Link extender and router.
Wait for a few minutes.
Locate the reset hole on your TP-Link extender.
Done? Configure it again from the scratch using the default TP-Link extender login details.
Note: We haven’t mentioned this but a wrong configuration of your TP Link extender also leads to the red light issue. So, configure the extender properly using the exact instructions given on its setup page.
We hope that you found this article helpful. Do the fixes provided here troubleshoot the red light issue on the extender for you?