Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

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This article explains How to Cofigure ACCESS POINT mode on TP-LINK range extender. Its management IP is 192.168.0.254 or "http://tplinkrepeater.net".

Step 1 : Log in TP-Link TL-WA850RE range extender

Open a web-browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari). Enter the ip address of TP-Link TL-WA850RE : "192.168.0.254" or "http://tplinkrepeater.net"

When you log in for the first time, it will prompt you: 

For security, please create a login password for your device.

The password I set is "admin".

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

Step 2 : Switch Mode On TL-WA850RE

Go to "Status" > "Settings" >"Mode".

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

In the pop-up window, there are two modes for you to choose from:

  1. Range Extender : Extends your exisiting wireless coverage by repeating the wireless signal.

  2. Access Point : Transforms your exisiting wired network to a wireless network.

Select "Access Point" and click "Save" button to save you settings.

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

It will prompt : Changing the operating mode will reboot the device, do you want to continue?

Choose "yes" to continue.

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

After rebooting, log in with the password you just set.

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

Step 3 : Set Wi-Fi Password

Go to "Wireless" > "Wireless Settings"

  • Network Name (SSID) : Your AP Name, For example: Net_AP_Mode

  • Security : WPA/WPA2 - Personal (Recommended)

  • Version : WPA2-PSK

  • Encryption : AES

  • Password : Set your password, For example : 987654321

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

Setup Access Point Mode on the TP-Link TL-WA850RE

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