How do You Set up TP-Link Powerline Adapters

Hello, Please let me know that how do you set up TP-Link powerline adapters. I have no idea about that. Help me.
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The process of setting up the tp-link adapter is simple. Some of the things you need to gather before starting the setup process are a laptop or smartphone device, a network cable, a router, and 2 powerline TP link adaptors.

You need to follow some basic steps like connecting the main adapter, placing the second adapter, waiting for the powerline LED, pairing the powerline devices, and lastly, creating the single wifi network. For more precise information, you can refer to the user guide offered by the TP-link and consider seeking professional help.

These are the Things You Need to Set up TPLink Powerline Adapters:

  • Your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • A network cable
  • A router or modem
  • 2 powerline TP-Link powerline adapters

Note: Powerline adapters don't perform as well in power strips; always connect them into a grounded socket. Confirm that you have:

1 grounded socket near your router.
1 grounded socket at the preferred spot in your home.

Step 1: Plug the Main Adapter to Your Router

  • Attach the main adapter into a wall power socket close to your router.
  • Attach the network cable into a free network port on your router.
  • Plug the other end of the network cable into the main adapter's network port.

Step 2: Connect the Adapters

  • connect the second adapter in a power socket near the main adapter.
  • Wait until the home icon lights up (about 45 seconds).
  • Press the duo key on the main adapter for 1 second.
  • Under 2 minutes, press the pair button on the second adapter.
  • After about 30 seconds, the LEDs on both adapters will light up.
  • After they've been linked, you can simply plug the second adapter into any socket in your house.

Step 3: A WiFi Network in Your Home

Option 1: Clone the Details

  • Connect the WiFi adapter into a socket not more than 10 meters from your router.
  • Next 45 seconds, press the WiFi clone button on the adapter.
  • Under 2 minutes, push the WPS button on your router.
  • The WiFi details (name + password) are copied automatically.
  • Connect the adapter into any power socket you want in your home.
  • Is it not working? Use option 2 and type the details manually through the TP-Link Utility software.

Option 2: TPLink Powerline Adapter Manual Setup

Change the WiFi Name

  • In the TP-Link download center, choose your TP-Link powerline adapter.
  • Tap on the 'Utility' tab and download the software for your operating system (Mac or Windows).
  • Plug your laptop or PC to the adapter via WiFi.
  • Open the Utility software and press 'connect' on the back of the adapter.
  • Tap on 'Wireless Settings' and change the name of your network next to SSID and click 'Save'.

Change TPLink Powerline Adapter Password-

Step 1 : Go back to the main menu and click on 'Wireless Security'.

Step 2 : Change the password next to 'PSK Password' to the same password used for your router's WiFi network.

Step 3 : Tap on 'Save'.

Step 4 : Join your laptop or PC to the new WiFi netwerk.

If still you have a problem in connecting your TP-Link powerline adapters to each other? Can't access the Internet on your computer via the adapters? Resetting the adapters often solves the problem.

Reset TP-Link Powerline Adapter-

TP-Link powerline adapters can be reset in two various ways. Trying to reset all connected adapters? Take the help of TP-Link's software. Through this software, you can also manage the settings of the adapters.
If you are taking the help of the software or if you want to reset an individual adapter, use the reset button on the devices. Mention that the main adapter – the one connected to the router – can't be reset. You only have to forward your router's signal to the other adapters.

Steps to Reset TP-Link Powerline Adapter:

Step 1 : Start the TP-Link software, the 'management utility'.

Step 2 : There are various tabs at the top of the screen. Choose 'System'.

Step 3 : If you only want to rest the adapter the computer is currently connected to. Click 'Reset Local Device'. If you want to reset all adapters in the network? Select 'Reset All Devices'.

Step 4 : The LEDs on the adapter(s) will flash. Wait until they stay on without flashing. The reset procedure has now been completed.

Step 5 : (Optional) Reconnect the powerline adapters to each other.

With all the information mentioned above you will learn how to set up TP-Link Powerline adapters.

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