[FAQ ID: 397]How to Configure the Repeater Mode on the TL-WR702N

Suitable for: TL-WR702N

Note: This FAQ is only suitable for TL-WR702N with firmware version 130314 or older; it is NOT suitable for 130528 or later version.

Definition:The TL-WR702N copies and reinforces the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal. So the network name(SSID) and password don't change. This mode is especially useful for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.

Application: Large house,office,warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.
 
Physical Connection
 
Step 1:
Connect the WR702N directly to your computer’s Ethernet port by an Ethernet cable;
 
Step 2:
Power on the WR702N
 
Initial Computer Setup– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page3)
 
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections
 
Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network andSharing Center>Change Adapter settings
Windows Vista: Go to Network andSharing Center>Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)

 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection >Select Properties > Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) forWindows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Use the Following IP address:
Type the following information:
1.     IP address: 192.168.0.10
2.     Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Click OK to exit
Click OK again to apply the settings.
 
Initial Computer Setup– For Mac OS X
Go to the Apple->System Preferences->Network-> Highlight Ethernet ->Configure IPv4: Using DHCP with manual address
Input the IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.10
Click Apply

 
Access the Management Page
 
Open a Web Browser -> Type 192.168.0.254 in the address bar -> Press Enter
 
Enter the default User Name: admin
Enter the default Password: admin
Click OK
 
Run Quick Setup
 
Go to Quick Setup-> Click Next
 
Select Repeater-> Click Next
 
Click Survey
 
Locate your router network name under the SSID column -> Click Connect
 
Security Options: (Please match Security Options with your existing router)
Please refer to Original Equipment Manufacturer for details
Password:  (Please match Security Password with your existing router)
Click: Next
 
Click: Reboot, and wait until it goes to 100% percent
 
Relocate the WR702N
 
You may now relocate the WR702N to a centralized location in order to make the most of Repeater Mode.
Congratulations! Your wireless signal has been enhanced. All your wireless devices have a more stable connection.
 
Final Computer Reversion– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page 9)
 
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections
 
Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network and Sharing Center->Change Adapter settings
Windows Vista: Go to Network and Sharing Center->Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)
 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection ->Select Properties -> Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) for Windows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Obtainan IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically
Click OK to exit
Click OK again to apply the settings.
 
 
Final Computer Reversion – For Mac OS X
 
Go to the Apple->System Preferences->Network-> Highlight Ethernet ->Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
Click Apply
If it doesn't work, please feel free to contact us(support@tp-link.com).