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AV1300 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline ac Wi-Fi Extender
TL-WPA8631P/TL-WPA8635P
REV3.0.0 1910012726

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  • Page 1 User Guide AV1300 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline ac Wi-Fi Extender TL-WPA8631P/TL-WPA8635P REV3.0.0 1910012726...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents About This Guide Chapter 1 Get to Know Your Powerline Extender 1. 1. Product Overview............4 1.
  • Page 3 Chapter 4 OneMesh with Seamless Roaming 4. 1. What‘s a OneMesh Network..........36 Unified OneMesh Network .
  • Page 4: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide is a complement to Quick Installation Guide. The Quick Installation Guide provides instructions for quick internet setup, while this guide contains details of each function and demonstrates how to configure them in typical scenarios. Features available in the powerline may vary by model and software version. Powerline availability may also vary by region or ISP.
  • Page 5 • Specifications can be found on the product page at https://www.tp-link.com. • TP-Link Community is provided for you to share knowledge and discuss our products at https://community.tp-link.com/. • Our Technical Support contact information can be found at the...
  • Page 6: Chapter 1 Get To Know Your Powerline Extender

    Chapter Get to Know Your Powerline Extender This chapter introduces what the powerline extender can do and describes its main features and appearance. It contains the following sections: • Product Overview • Product Appearance...
  • Page 7: Product Overview

    Get to Know Your Powerline Extender Product Overview TP-Link’s Powerline Wi-Fi Extender is a combined wired/wireless network expansion device. With the help of your home’s existing electrical circuitry, it can extend your Wi-Fi to wherever you want in your house.
  • Page 8: Physical Interface

    Chapter 1 Get to Know Your Powerline Extender Name Status Indication The 2.4GHz wireless band is enabled. The 2.4GHz wireless band is disabled. 2.4GHz Wireless The powerline extender is cloning 2.4GHz wireless Flashing network settings from the main router. The 5GHz wireless band is enabled. The 5GHz wireless band is disabled.
  • Page 9 Chapter 1 Get to Know Your Powerline Extender Press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds to turn the wireless function on or off. The wireless function is on by default. Pair Button Press and hold the button for 1 second on two powerline devices within two minutes to join a powerline network .
  • Page 10: Initial Use

    Chapter Initial Use This chapter guides you on how to use the powerline extender when you first open the package. It contains the following sections: • To Set Up a New Secure Wireless Network • To Extend the Existing Wireless Network...
  • Page 11: To Set Up A New Secure Wireless Network

    2. Plug the powerline adapter into a wall socket. 3. Plug the powerline extender into a wall socket near the adapter. Wait until the extender’s Powerline LED turns solid on. Extender TL-WPA8631P Adapter TL-PA8010P (For demonstration only) r l i n Router...
  • Page 12 Chapter 2 Initial Use 4. Relocate the new extender to the Wi-Fi “dead” zone. Connect your devices to the internet using the SSIDs (network name) and password printed on the label at the side of the extender. SSID:TP-Link_XXXX SSID:TP-Link_XXXX_5G Wireless Password:XXXXXXXX Done! Now enjoy the internet with the SSIDs and password printed on the label! Method 2: Pairing...
  • Page 13 2 minutes Blinking Powerline Extender Powerline Adapter TL-WPA8631P (For demonstration only) 5. Relocate the new extender to the Wi-Fi “dead” zone. Connect your devices to the internet using the SSIDs (network name) and password printed on the label at the side of the extender.
  • Page 14: To Extend The Existing Wireless Network

    1. Plug the new powerline extender into a wall socket near one of the existing powerline extender. r l i n New Powerline Extender TL-WPA8631P Existing Powerline Device (For demonstration only) 2. Check the new extender’s Powerline LED . Is it on? •...
  • Page 15 New Powerline Extender Powerline Device TL-WPA8631P 4. Relocate the new extender to the Wi-Fi “dead” zone. A . Use the SSIDs (network name) and password on the label at the side of the new extender to connect to the internet.
  • Page 16: Chapter 3 Configuring Via Web Management Interface

    Chapter Configuring via Web Management Interface The powerline extender has a management interface to configure all settings. The management interface can be opened on any device that has a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox. This chapter is going to give detailed information on what functions the powerline extender has and how to configure them.
  • Page 17: Management Interface

    1. Connect your computer to the powerline extender via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly. 2. Obtain and install the tpPLC Utility from the product’s Support page at https://www.tp-link.com. 3. Open the utility, move your mouse over your powerline extender, and click the icon that appears beside it.
  • Page 18: Change The Login Account

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3 1 2 Change the Login Account Follow the steps below to change the account. 1. Go to System Tools > Administration. 2. Follow instructions on the page to set a new password. A strong password should be at least 8 characters in length, combining uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuations.
  • Page 19: Change Powerline Network Name

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3. Click the icon and enter the Powerline Key of the device you want to add. The Powerline Key contains 16 capital letters, formed like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX. It is printed on the back of the powerline device. 4.
  • Page 20: Wi-Fi Move

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3. Change the Network Name. You can also click Default to use the default network name, e.g. HomePlugAV. However, if the default name is used, the Wi-Fi Move function will be automatically disabled. 4.
  • Page 21 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface How can I do that? 1. Connect to the powerline extender wirelessly. Visit http://tplinkplc.net, and log in with the password you set for the extender. 2. Go to Wireless > Wi-Fi Clone. 3. Select a Wi-Fi band or both to be cloned. 2.4GHz &...
  • Page 22: Wireless Network

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface Done! When the corresponding Wi-Fi LED blinks quickly for 3 seconds and then stays on. It’s done! Wireless Network 3 5 1 Customize Wireless Settings The powerline extender’s wireless network name (SSID) and password, and security option are preset in the factory.
  • Page 23 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface To have more advanced settings Click Advanced below Password to have more advanced settings. Security: Select an option from the Security drop-down list. The extender provides three options, No Security, WPA/WPA2 Personal (Recommended), and WEP. WPA2 uses the newest standard and the security level is the highest.
  • Page 24: Wireless Clients

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface Channel: Select the channel you want to use from the drop-down list. This field determines which operating frequency will be used. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point.
  • Page 25 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 4. Click to add an entry. 5. Choose LED Off Time from 00:00 to 7:00, and then check all boxes from Sunday to Saturday. Note: Please make sure that the system time is correct before using this function. 6.
  • Page 26: Schedule Your Wireless Function

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 7. Click to save the settings. Done! Now your LEDs will be turned off automatically at 00:00 and turned on at 7:00am the next morning. Schedule Your Wireless Function I want to: Automatically turn off my wireless network at times when I do not need the wireless connection.
  • Page 27 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3. Toggle to enable the Wi-Fi Scheduler. If you are prompted like the following picture, click Continue. 4. Check the box of Do not turn off Wi-Fi while clients are connected to it and click Save.
  • Page 28: Parental Controls

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 8. Click to save the settings. Done! Now your Wi-Fi will be automatically turned off at 00:00 and turned on at 7:00am the next morning. Note: The Wi-Fi LED will turn off if the wireless network is disabled. Parental Controls I want to: Control when my children’s wireless devices can access the internet.
  • Page 29 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3. Toggle to enable Parental Controls. If you are prompted like the following picture, click Continue. 4. Click Add. 5. Click View Existing Devices, and select the device to be controlled. Or, enter the Address manually.
  • Page 30: Guest Network

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 7. Enter a Description for the entry. 8. Click Enable this entry to make it effective. 9. Click to save the settings. Done! Now the controlled device can access only from 18:00 (6PM) to 22:00 (10PM) on weekdays and not other times.
  • Page 31: Mac Filter

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 4. Click Save to make the settings effective. 5. Click 2.4GHz 5GHz to choose a wireless band, and configure the following settings. • To enable or disable the guest network function: Select the box to enable the guest network function. Deselect the box to disable guest network function.
  • Page 32 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface device’s MAC address. For example, I have a computer that is connected to my wireless network. Now, an unknown device (an intruder) is also using my wireless network, which affects my internet speed. I would like to control my wireless network with the following capabilities: •...
  • Page 33: Administration

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 6. Click View Devices to see how many devices are now connected to the network. Click Choose to choose a device. You can also enter the MAC Address manually. 7. Give a description of the entry in the Description field.
  • Page 34 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface • To automatically synchronize the time: 1. Select your local Time Zone from the drop-down menu. 2. In the NTP Server I field, enter the IP address or domain name of your desired NTP Server.
  • Page 35: Upgrade The Firmware

    3 11 3 Upgrade the Firmware TP-Link is dedicated to improving and richening the product features, giving you a better network experience. We will release the latest firmware at TP-Link official website, you can download the latest firmware file from our website: www.tp-link.com...
  • Page 36 Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3. Click Backup to save a copy of the current settings to your local computer. A config. file will be stored to your computer. • To restore configuration settings: 1. Connect to the powerline extender wirelessly. Visit http://tplinkplc.net, and log in with the password you set for the extender.
  • Page 37: System Log

    Chapter 3 Configuring via Web Management Interface 3 11 5 System Log When the extender does not work properly, you can save the system log and send it to the technical support for troubleshooting. Follow the steps below to save the system log: 1.
  • Page 38 Chapter OneMesh with Seamless Roaming This chapter introduces the TP-Link OneMesh feature. It contains the following sections: • What‘s a OneMesh Network • How to Set Up a OneMesh Network...
  • Page 39 Devices automatically switch between your router and extenders as you move through your home for the fastest possible speeds. Easy Setup and Management Easily set up and manage a unified OneMesh network. To check full list of TP-Link OneMesh devices, scan the QR code, or visit https://www.tp-link.com/One-Mesh/compatibility. Unified OneMesh Network SAME Network Name &...
  • Page 40 Chapter 4 OneMeshTM with Seamless Roaming How to Set Up a OneMesh Network You can manage all mesh devices in the OneMesh network all on your router’s web page. Follow the steps below to create a OneMesh network. 1. Connect the extender to your computer wirelessly. Visit http://tplinkplc.net, and log in with the password you set for the extender.
  • Page 41 Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Page 42 Product Name: AV1300 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline ac Wi-Fi Extender Model Number: TL-WPA8631P Responsible party: TP-Link USA Corporation, d/b/a TP-Link North America, Inc. Address: 145 South State College Blvd. Suite 400, Brea, CA 92821 Website: https://www.tp-link.com/us/ Tel: +1 626 333 0234 Fax: +1 909 527 6803 E-mail: sales.usa@tp-link.com...
  • Page 43 20 cm from all persons and must not be co- located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.” We, TP-Link USA Corporation, has determined that the equipment shown as above has been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards, FCC part 15. There is no unauthorized change is made in the equipment and the equipment is properly maintained and operated.
  • Page 44 Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. We, TP-Link USA Corporation, has determined that the equipment shown as above has been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards, FCC part 15. There is no unauthorized change is made in the equipment and the equipment is properly maintained and operated.
  • Page 45 2400 MHz -2483.5 MHz (20dBm) 5150 MHz -5250 MHz (23dBm) EU Declaration of Conformity TP-Link hereby declares that the device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of directives 2014/53/EU, 2009/125/EC, 2011/65/EU and (EU)2015/863. The original EU declaration of conformity may be found at https://www.tp-link.com/en/ce RF Exposure Information This device meets the EU requirements (2014/53/EU Article 3.1a) on the limitation of...
  • Page 46 aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : 1) L’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage; 2) L’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement. Caution: The device for operation in the band 5150–5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems;...
  • Page 47 • 請使用原裝電源供應器或只能按照本產品注明的電源類型使用本產品。 • 清潔本產品之前請先拔掉電源線。請勿使用液體、噴霧清潔劑或濕布進行清潔。 • 注意防潮,請勿將水或其他液體潑灑到本產品上。 • 插槽與開口供通風使用,以確保本產品的操作可靠並防止過熱,請勿堵塞或覆蓋開口。 • 請勿將本產品置放於靠近熱源的地方。除非有正常的通風,否則不可放在密閉位置中。 • 請不要私自拆開機殼或自行維修,如產品有故障請與原廠或代理商聯繫。 設備名稱: 型號(型式): Equipment name Type designation (Type) AV1300 Gigabit Pass-through TL-WPA8631P/TL-WPA8635P Powerline ac Wi-Fi Extender 限用物質及其化學符號 Restricted substances and its chemical symbols 單元 六價鉻 多溴聯苯 多溴二苯醚 鉛 汞 鎘...
  • Page 48 Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information • Keep the device away from water, fire, humidity or hot environments. • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the device. If you need service, please contact us.
  • Page 49 Protection earth Warning electric shock Fuse is used in neutral N RECYCLING This product bears the selective sorting symbol for Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This means that this product must be handled pursuant to European directive 2012/19/EU in order to be recycled or dismantled to minimize its impact on the environment.

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