PEARL - Adding a Wi-Fi Extender
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The purpose of this article is to help customers resolve a weak Wi-Fi signal at the PEARL's installation point by installing a low-cost Wi-Fi Extender
Please note that although we suggest the Extender model below, we do not provide additional support than what is mentioned in this article. Should you have issues configuring or installing this unit, we included the TP-Link website links below to help.
Where to purchase:
|Power on the extender|
|Plug the extender into a power outlet near your current router and wait until the power LED is lit solid blue.|
|Connect to the extender|
|Unplug any Ethernet cable connected to your computer if any.|
|Click your Wi-Fi or Network Icon.||On a Windows PC, this icon is located at the bottom right of your taskbar next to the clock.
Depending on your connection status you could see one of the following icons:
|Connect to the TP-LINK_Extender_2.4GHz.|
|Open a web browser and enter one of the following in the address bar and press enter:
|Create your administrative password and take note of it. Once completed click Start.|
|On the following page, you will need to configure the 2.4GHz network.
|On the following page, you'll need to configure your 5GHz network (Optional, PEARLs only works on 2.4GHz).
|On the following page, you'll need to label your Extenders SSID for 2.4 and 5 GHz network
|On the following page you'll have a summary of your configuration.
|The TP-LINK Extender will now apply the setting and reboot.
|Relocate the Extender|
|Plug the extender into a power outlet that about halfway between your router and the pearl(s)
|Wait until the signal LED is lit and solid blue.
Reconfigure your PEARL(s)
|How to update the PEARL(s) Wi-Fi settings|
|You've now completed the installation and configuration of your TP-LINK Extender. You can now connect your pearl(s) by updating their Wi-Fi setting.||
How to confirm PEARL's connection
|Confirming PEARL is connected|
|Open a web browser and enter the following in the address bar and press enter:
|On the TP-LINK page
Where to find additional help
Here are some quick links: