Since their inception, TP-Link extenders have been working wonders among users by providing them high-speed internet connection through seamless TP-Link extender setup. However, some users are unable to make the most of their WiFi extenders due to an issue where their extenders keep rebooting.
If you are also struggling with the same issue, then this write-up will put an end to your misery. So, read on.
How to Avoid Constant Rebooting of TP-Link Extender?
1. Check the Power Outlet
You might be witnessing the constant rebooting of your TP-Link WiFi range extender due to an insufficient power supply. It can happen because of a damaged wall socket.
So, check whether the power outlet in which you have plugged your TP-Link range extender is working or not. If not, consider plugging your TP-Link extender into another wall outlet.
Quick Tip: You can also use a UPS to power up your TP-Link range extender if your area suffers power outages a lot.
2. Verify the Ethernet Connection
Perhaps, the Ethernet cable you’ve used to connect your TP-Link extender and the router is damaged that has led you to the issue you’re currently facing. So, check for the same.
Just in case our assumption is true, discard the old Ethernet cable, and use a new one to connect your WiFi devices. In addition, keep in mind that the connection should be finger-tight.
3. Perform TP-Link Firmware Update
Do you know that your TP-Link WiFi extender operates on software known as firmware? Well, now you do. Chances are that your TP-Link WiFi extender is operating on an outdated firmware. To get rid of the issue, perform TP-Link firmware update as soon as possible.
Given below are the instructions to update the TP-Link extender’s firmware by accessing tplinkrepeater.net:
- Switch on your computer and launch a web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, etc.
- Now, download the firmware file for your range extender and save it at a convenient location on your PC.
- Thereafter, launch a new tab on the web browser and access tplinkrepeater.net.
- Reach the TP-Link dashboard using the default admin details.
- Once there, head over to the Settings tab and find the Maintenance section.
- Click the Firmware Update option.
- Now, you will be prompted to upload the firmware file.
- Locate the TP-Link range extender’s firmware file and select it.
- Lastly, click the Upload button.
- The firmware of your TP-Link range extender will get updated.
After updating the firmware, check if your TP-Link range extender is still rebooting. If yes, then give the next troubleshooting hack a try.
4. Change the Extender’s Location
Looks like you’ve placed your TP-Link extender in a closed space due to which it is overheating and constantly rebooting. So, it is time to change the location of your TP-Link extender and place it in a well-ventilated area.
Note: Consider cleaning the air vents of the TP-Link extender. It will prevent overheating as well as the constant rebooting of your WiFi device.
5. Reset and Reconfigure
None of the aforementioned troubleshooting hacks bring you success in resolving the issue? Don’t feel out of luck. The problem can be resolved by resetting your TP-Link range extender. The process of resetting will erase all the personalized settings from your WiFi device. So, you need to perform TP-Link extender setup again.
Have a look at the below-mentioned instructions in order to restore your TP-Link WiFi extender to factory default settings:
- Ensure that the TP-Link extender is getting an adequate power supply.
- Thereafter, start searching for the Reset button on the extender.
- As soon as the search for the button ends, press it using a sharp object.
- The moment you release the Reset button, your WiFi device will be restored to the factory default mode.
Now, configure your extender from scratch by accessing the TP-Link extender login page. This time you will definitely be able to get rid of the issue.
Rebooting has been one of the finest solutions to get rid of various issues related to a TP-Link extender. But, it can be worrisome if rebooting itself becomes an issue. Hopefully, the aforementioned tips will help you in avoiding the constant rebooting of your TP-Link WiFi extender.