How we can Setup TP-link RE505X Step by step guide

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TP-link RE505X( Range Extender):

RE505X is a dual-band AX1500 Extender. It can achieve the speed 1200Mbps on the 5GHz band and up to300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. These are theoretical speeds, and users can not increase this speed because it can not provide users such speeds which higher than the ISP deliver. It is very helpful to remove internet signal problems while a user uses their internet through Wi-Fi. It also provides could Coverage of the network to the user at different places which come under the Wi-Fi dead zone.

Features of RE505X (Range Extender): There are many features of this range extender which help to provide good service of internet connection.

1.RE505XExtend Wi-Fi has high-frequency Coverage to remove WiF dead area by using specially designed high-frequency Wi-Fi antennas.

2.With Wi-Fi 6 Speeds, it provides smoother and more good streaming, gaming, downloading, and more with dual-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 1.5 Gbps.1 2

3.It can Connect More Devices to the network.  Those devices are in the dead zone from the main router while removing the poor frequency.

4.It has a Gigabit Ethernet Port. When we use it, then we can get wired speed and reliability anywhere in your home with the gigabit ethernet port. 

5.Its OneMeshTM Technology help to create a mesh network using compatible routers, like Archer A7 and range extenders, so you never switch networks or lose Signal. 3

6. It can be Set Up in Minutes. Users can easily set up and manage their Wi-Fi by follows some quick and easy steps using the intelligent signal indicator and TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS).

7.Universal Compatibility is also its main feature which helps to set a Compatible with all WiFi-enabled devices and routers or access points. It even supports new AX phones, laptops, and other devices.

 So these are the feature of this Range Extender.

How we can Setup RE505X

For the setting of REX(range extender) power on the Extender. 

1.Plug the Extender into an electrical outlet next to the router, then wait until the Power LED turns on firmly. Due to safety measures, only plug the Extender in an upright direction, as shown below.

2.For the SetUp of the Range Extender. We can set up the Extender by the TP-Link Tether app, a web browser, or the WPS button.

Setup of Range Extender by a Web Browser

1.Connect the computer with Range Extender wirelessly by following these steps:

For Windows Users

1 )Remove the Ethernet cable from your computer (if any).

2 ) On the taskbar, click on the Wi-Fi icon and connect to the Extender’s wireless network: TP -Link_Extender.

For Mac OS X Users

1 )Unplug the Ethernet cable from your computer (if any).

2 )Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right corner of the screen, and connect to the Extender’s network: TP-Link_Extender.

2.Copy the directions of the Quick Setup Wizard to connect the Extender to the host router.

1 )Start a web browser, enter or in the address bar, and create a password to log in.

2 )Select the host router’s 2.4GHz SSID (network name), enter its password (NOT the password you just created for management), and click on Next.

3 )Now, Select the host router’s 5GHz SSID (network name), enter its password (NOT the password you just created for management), and click on Next.

4 )Confirm the host network password.

5 )Either keep the default SSIDs (network names) or customize them for the extended networks and then click Next.

6 )Follow web instructions for the relocation of the Extender for better Wi-Fi coverage and performance; after that, click on Done.

Procedure for the Setup of RE505X with the TP-Link Tether App

1.Begin its setup by Launch the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search TP-Link Tether or simply scan the QR code to download and install the app.

2. Now Launch the Tether app and log in with TP-Link ID.

3. After the login, click on the + icon on the upper-right corner and select Range Extender.

4. Follow app instructions for the setup range extender

5. (Optional) If the host router supports OneMesh, the user can enable to Join Onemesh to copy the router’s wireless settings for uninterrupted roaming. For more information, click on the Next.    

6.Relocate the Range Extender to improve the Wi-Fi coverage and service. Now use the extended network.

Setup of Range Extender (Re505X ) by the WPS Button

Apply this process if the router has a WPS button. The button might resemble one of these:  

1.Tap the WPS button of the host router later press the WPS button on the Extender for 1 second within 2 minutes.

2.Now, wait until the Signal LED changes from blinking to solid on, which shows that the WPS connection is successful.

3.When the Extender connects to a dual-band router, repeat steps 1 and 2 above to connect to the other band.

4. Now, wait until the Signal LED turns solid on and the setup is completed.

If there are some difficulties to find the network names with _EXT in the Wi-Fi network list, that means the Extender has been connected to an OneMesh router and automatically copied its wireless settings.

Restore the Extender for better Wi-Fi coverage and service.

1 )Plug in the Extender about halfway between the router and the Wi-Fi dead zone. The selected location must be within the range of the router.

2 )Now, Wait for about 2 minutes until the Signal LED turns solid blue. If it does not turn solid blue, then relocate the Extender near to the router to attain better signal quality. Connect to the extended network and use the internet.

How we can Upgrade the Firmware in Re505X

The user can download the latest firmware file from the Download Center and upgrade the firmware to the latest version.


The user will have to make certain the latest firmware file is matched with the hardware version (as shown in the download section of the Support page).

 Now make the certainty of a stable connection between the Extender and computer. It is NOT suggested to upgrade the firmware wirelessly.

 Now Backup the extender configuration.

  At the time of the firmware upgrade, do not power off the Extender. 

Log in to the web management page of the range extender. 

For the security of the existing configuration, the user can back up the configuration file and relocate the Extender to the previous settings from the backup file when needed.

To back up configuration settings:

1. Go to Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore.

2. Click on the Backup to save a copy of the current settings to your local computer. A ‘.bin’ file of the current settings will be stored on your computer.

Steps to upgrade the firmware in Re505X:

1. Go to Settings > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.

2. Click Browse to locate the downloaded new firmware file, and then click upgrade.

3. Wait a few minutes for the upgrade and reboot.

To restore configuration settings:

1. Go to Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore.

2. Click Browse to locate the backup configuration file stored on your computer, and click restore.

3. Wait a few minutes for the restore and reboot.

Note: Do not power off or reset the Extender at the time of the restoring process.

People Also Ask about Re505X Extender:

How can I increase the range of my RE505X Extender?

There are ten top Ways to Boost the Wi-Fi network. Select a Valid Position for Your Router. Keep Your Router Updated. Get a Stronger Antenna. Cut Off Wi-Fi Leeches. Buy a WiFi Repeater/ Booster/ Extender. Switch to a Different Wi-Fi Channel. Control Bandwidth-Hungry Applications and Clients. Use the Latest Wi-Fi Technologies.

Do Wi-Fi extenders helpful to expand the range of the network?

Yes, Wi-Fi extenders can expand the range of your wireless network. But their impact is confined by a host of factors, including the speed of the internet connection coming into your home, the distance from your router, the areas in your home in need of Wi-Fi coverage, and the Wi-Fi demands of your family.

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