The TP-Link WiFi extender can be used to increase your WiFi signal strength, reduce interference, and expand your wireless network. It can also indicate that there is something wrong, and that you should immediately take action. We will be discussing the TP Link WiFi extender red light and what it might mean, as well as how to fix it.
So let’s start!
TP-Link WiFi Extender Red Light: Meaning
Your TP-Link WiFi extender will usually show a red light if the signal strength is too low. You will see the red light if your signal strength is below 30%.
How do I fix the red light on my TP-Link WiFi extender?
Unplug it, and Plug It Back In
This is a simple but very effective first step. You simply need to disconnect the extender plug from the outlet. After letting it run for about 10-20 seconds, plug it back in to the wall outlet. Give it a while to fully boot up and then connect. The green light should appear soon.
If the red light still comes on after you have done this, then try these steps.
Move it closer
As we mentioned, the red light means that your WiFi signal is weak. If you recently moved or replaced your router, this could have occurred. You might also find that a new device is interfering with the WiFi signal strength. This will need to be investigated.
We need to move our extender closer in order to improve the signal. Wait for the router to connect the extender to it. You should see an increase in signal strength between the router’s antenna and the extender. Also, the red light should now turn green.
This behavior can also be caused by corrupt or outdated firmware. While it is recommended that firmware be kept up-to-date, we sometimes forget to check it. In order to do this, you need to login into the extender’s admin dashboard and then find the Firmware update section. This section is often located in the System Tools menu. There are two options: Local or Online firmware upgrades.
Reset Your TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender
Another solution is to reset the extender to factory defaults. But, you need to be aware that the extender will need to be set up again before you can start. This is necessary because the factory-reset process will revert the extender’s settings to the state when it was brand new. All settings that you have modified will be lost.
Some extenders include a reset button. Others have the button hidden in a pinhole.
Make sure your TP Link WiFi Extender has a reset button. Hold the Reset button down for a few seconds. You should then release the reset key to cause the extender to reboot.
If the Reset button is not visible, you will need a pointed object such a paperclip or pen to push the button. Hold the button for approximately 10 seconds after you have pressed it. The extender will restart. It will take some time for it to start up and stabilize.
These two methods should be able to fix the TP Link WiFi extension red light issue. Logging into the admin panel with default login details will confirm that you have set it up to factory defaults.
You will need to reconnect and set-up the TP Link extender once again.
Contact TP Link Support
Support is recommended if you’ve tried everything but the red light still comes on. It is important to explain exactly what is causing the problem. They might be able to offer some suggestions for how to fix the problem. In case your device is defective and it’s still under warranty, you might expect to get a replacement.
We trust that you are now able to fix the TP Link extender light red. When you know the reason for this problem, it isn’t that difficult to fix it. Start with the simplest solutions first, then move on to the more complicated ones. Hopefully, you won’t need to reset the extender to factory settings or get in touch with support. However, if necessary, you can do so. It is important that we have an internet connection that is strong and reliable in every room of our homes.