User manual for TP-LINK RE205

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To configure the TP-LINK RE205 as the current Wi-Fi repeater delivered by the xDSL / GPON service modem via WPS functionality, proceed as follows:

Plug in the TP-LINK. The status of the LED lights should be as follows for the first time.

  • Power: On, Static
  • 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz: Off
  • Signal: Off

Press the WPS or WPS / WLAN button on the service modem and check that the WPS LED light on the modem is in pulsing status (pairing mode).

Press the Signal button on the TP-LINK repeater. The status of the Signal light on the repeater switches from flashing to Static blue when the connection is made, as well as associated with the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz LED light, depending on the connection it has made to the modem. The duration of the connection is up to two minutes.

The Wi-Fi repeater appears with the same name as the modem Wi-Fi associated with _EXT and has the same password. For dual band modems such as the GPON ZXHN F670L modem, proceed with the above steps twice to perform the iteration for both Wi-Fi bands (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) in case it is not done.

Example:

The modem is configured with the name Wi-Fi ALBtelecom - 2.4G for the 2.4Ghz band and ALBtelecom - 5G for the 5Ghz band. The TP-LINK repeater Wi-Fi should be displayed under the names ALBtelecom - 2.4G_EXT and ALBtelecom - 5G_EXT after successfully connecting via WPS.

Once the connection is made via WPS with the respective modem, TP-LINK saves the connection even after it is turned off or moved. Once the Wi-Fi settings are changed, such as SSID, Password, the connection must be proceeded again (Steps 1,2 and 3).

For modems that have Wi-Fi service only in the 2.4Ghz band (HUAWEI DG8045), the connection via WPS and TP-LINK will be realized only once (Step 3 only once) and the Wi-Fi of the repeater will have the associated name with _EXT and _5GEXT.

The moment the Wi-Fi name or Wi-Fi password is changed for one of the bands on the xDSL / GPON modem, the connection must be made again via the WPS method.

For GPON Genexis modems the connection cannot be made via WPS.

For the TP-Link repeater the explanation on LED lights is as follows:

LED Status Explanation
Signal Static Blue Modem - Repeater connection is within parameters
Static Red Modem - Repeater connection is out of parameters​
Pulsing Blue WPS connection is in progress​
Off There is no Wi-Fi connection​
2.4Ghz On The repeater is connected to the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi band of the modem​
Off The repeater is not connected to the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi band of the modem​
5Ghz On The repeater is connected to the 5Ghz Wi-Fi band of the modem​
Off The repeater is not connected to the 5Ghz Wi-Fi band of the modem​
Power Static Blue The repeater is on​
Pulsing Blue In the process of booting / doing firmware upgrades.​

In addition to the WPS button, the repeater has a button with the corresponding explanation as follows:

Button Functionality
Reset Returns the repeater to the initial state by holding it pressed for one second​

Recommendations

For maximum coverage and quality of service with Wi-Fi service, the device should be positioned at a medium distance between the area covered by the modem and the area required to be covered by Wi-Fi from the repeater. Signal light status should be Blu Static, indicating the Wi-Fi connection to the modem within the settings.

Last Update: 22 November 2021