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How to Check Connection TP-Link RE450 WiFi Repeater

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check the network status of your TP-Link range extender.
You'll Need:
  • To be by your range extender or have a computer or mobile device on hand.

1 Check Status

You can check the status of your TP-Link RE450 AC1750 Range Extender in three ways:

  • On the device itself,
  • On a mobile device.
  • On a computer.

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. Check the Wi-Fi indicator lights on the front of the range extender:
    Wi-Fi indicator lights annotated on TP-Link range extender.

    Wi-Fi Status (1)

    Solid Blue
    Solid blue light.Connected to wireless router with excellent signal.
    Solid Red
    Solid red light.Connected to wireless router with weak signal.
    Blinking Blue
    Blinking blue light.WPS connection is being established.
    Off
    Light off.Not connected to wireless router.

    Wi-Fi Band (2 / 3)

    Solid Blue
    Solid blue light.Connected to 2.4GHz / 5GHz wireless network.
    Off
    Light off.Not connected to 2.4GHz / 5GHz wireless network.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. Launch the TP-Link Tether app.
    TP-Link Tether.
  2. Select your range extender then login with the admin credentials set on it.
  3. You will be taken to the Status page.
    Status page in TP-Link Tether app.
  4. The status page will show the range extender's connection to the router and to your devices. Click each item to show more details about it.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to tplinkrepeater.net and login with the admin credentials set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. You will be taken to the Status page.
    Status page in web interface of TP-Link range extender.
  4. The status page will show the router's connection to the internet, the range extender's connection to the router, and connection to your devices. Click each item to show more details about it.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check the network status of your TP-Link range extender.
You'll Need:
  • To be by your range extender or have a computer or mobile device on hand.

You can check the status of your TP-Link RE450 AC1750 Range Extender in three ways:

  • On the device itself,
  • On a mobile device.
  • On a computer.

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. Check the Wi-Fi indicator lights on the front of the range extender:
    Wi-Fi indicator lights annotated on TP-Link range extender.

    Wi-Fi Status (1)

    Solid Blue
    Solid blue light.Connected to wireless router with excellent signal.
    Solid Red
    Solid red light.Connected to wireless router with weak signal.
    Blinking Blue
    Blinking blue light.WPS connection is being established.
    Off
    Light off.Not connected to wireless router.

    Wi-Fi Band (2 / 3)

    Solid Blue
    Solid blue light.Connected to 2.4GHz / 5GHz wireless network.
    Off
    Light off.Not connected to 2.4GHz / 5GHz wireless network.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. Launch the TP-Link Tether app.
    TP-Link Tether.
  2. Select your range extender then login with the admin credentials set on it.
  3. You will be taken to the Status page.
    Status page in TP-Link Tether app.
  4. The status page will show the range extender's connection to the router and to your devices. Click each item to show more details about it.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to tplinkrepeater.net and login with the admin credentials set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. You will be taken to the Status page.
    Status page in web interface of TP-Link range extender.
  4. The status page will show the router's connection to the internet, the range extender's connection to the router, and connection to your devices. Click each item to show more details about it.