I tried drawing a sketch on Word but suck at it and would thus rather try to explain the issue I’m having.
I’m trying to get rid of LAN cables and have purchased the TP-Link AV 600 wifi kit with an extra extender.
I have 3 routers all in the different rooms and all connected to each other with long LAN cables but with only two wifi networks set up.
So lets call them routers A, B & C
Our fiber line enters the house and goes to router A. No wifi network was set up from this router, but B & C that is fed from it, provide their own wifi under different names.
So router A, I connected to the AV600 adaptor and plugged it into a wall socket.
The 1st extender that was successfully paired with the adaptor, is plugged into a wall socket at router B in a different room and connected to it thereby eliminating one long LAN cable. The internet reaches this router B as router B supplies internet signal onwards to our TV and router C also via long LAN cables.
The 2nd extender however, I cannot get working. I have tried pairing it with the adaptor and believe I’ve possibly succeeded, although I had some issues in the beginning. The sequences of pairing leds did not do as they were supposed to but when I swop them around, the 2nd extender works where the 1st one is plugged in.
But when I plug in a PC for example in anyone of the 2 ethernet ports on either of the two extenders, it connects but tells me there is no internet access. That’s why I believe it is not a circuitry issue and also because I have plugged the 2nd extender into various different sockets that run on the same line.
I have not yet attempted to make use of the extender’s wifi function as it is not really required, but working ethernet ports is what I’m after.
Surely it cant be necessary to play around with or setup IP addresses and what have you to make this work? The instruction manual has no troubleshooting section, and their online support has not responded in more than 48 hours yet. I also couldn’t find any info on the internet on this issue yet.
Does anyone have any experience with these units? I am really useless with stuff like this, I couldn’t even set up my own wifi networks. How do I get those ethernet ports to work? There is 2 on an extender.
Please help a technologically challenged noob out.