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300mbps wifi range extender with power outlet pass-through
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TL-WA860RE
300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet
Pass-through
REV1.0.1
1910011180

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  • Page 1 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through REV1.0.1 1910011180...
  • Page 2 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 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4: Industry Canada Statement

    Canadian Compliance Statement This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Cet appareil est conforme aux norms CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product; ...
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Model No.: TL-WA860RE Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ....................1 Chapter 1 Introduction ................... 2 Product Overview .................... 2 Main Features ....................2 Appearance ..................... 2 Chapter 2 Hardware Installation ................4 Before You Begin .................... 4 Basic Requirements ..................5 Connecting the Device ..................5 Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide ...............
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items is damaged or missing, please contact your distributor. Conventions The Range Extender, the Device or TL-WA860RE mentioned in this User guide stands for TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through without any explanations.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Even though you may not be familiar with the Range Extender, you can easily configure it with the help of this Guide. Before installing the Range Extender, please look through this Guide to get the full information of the TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through.
  • Page 10: Led Explanation

    TL-WA860RE is connected to the router and is in a good location. Signal Blinking Orange TL-WA860RE is connected to the router but is too far away from the router. TL-WA860RE is connected to the router but is too close to the Solid Orange router.
  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation

    RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or office. In order to optimize the performance of TL-WA860RE, please follow the instructions below to achieve an ideal location (please make sure it is always within the wireless coverage of the wireless router).
  • Page 12: Basic Requirements

    To establish a typical connection of the Range Extender, please take the following steps: 1. Connect the Cable/DSL modem to a Wireless router with an Ethernet cable. 2. Plug your TL-WA860RE directly to a standard electrical wall socket, which is next to the Wireless router.
  • Page 13: Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through easily with a Web-based utility. With a Web-based utility, it is easy to configure and manage the TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
  • Page 14 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through After successful login, there will pop up the Quick Setup Start page. Click Next to get the quick setup started. Figure 3-3 Quick Setup Start  Note: If you are not to go through the Quick Setup right away, you can click Exit and enter the main menu of the device.
  • Page 15 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through A list of available wireless network will appear. Check the box before the SSID of your desired network, and then click Next. Figure 3-6 Quick Setup – Available Wireless Networks ...
  • Page 16 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Double-check your wireless setting and network setting, when Figure 3-8 appears. If verified, click Finish to complete the Quick Setup. If there is anything wrong, click Back to return the previous pages and reconfigure it.
  • Page 17: Chapter 4 Configure The Device

    Chapter 4 Configure the Device This Chapter describes how to configure your Range Extender via the web-based management page. The TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through is easy to configure and manage with the Web-based (Internet Explorer, Netscape ®...
  • Page 18: Quick Setup

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Wireless Connection – It shows whether the Range Extender is connected to the Main  Router/AP by Wireless. IP Address –The IP address of the Range Extender.  Type – The Range Extender's IP address Type.
  • Page 19 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Security Type - the security type of your root device.  Modify - You can Edit or Delete the profiles.  Click Connect to connect the range extender to the wireless network that you have chosen in the profile list.
  • Page 20: Network

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Click Edit to further edit the profile(s), or Delete to delete the profile(s). Click Connect to connect the range extender to the wireless network that you have chosen in the profile list.
  • Page 21: Dhcp Settings

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Type - Several IP types are supported, including: (1) Static IP; (2) Smart IP (DHCP), and they  are explained below. Dynamic IP - In this type, if your range extender have connected to a router, your client ...
  • Page 22 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Figure 4-8 DHCP Settings – Auto Figure 4-9 DHCP Settings – On Figure 4-10 DHCP Settings – Off DHCP Server - Selecting the radio button before Auto/On/Off will disable/enable the DHCP ...
  • Page 23: Dhcp Client List

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Address Lease Time - Enter the amount of time for the PC to connect to the Range Extender  with its current assigned dynamic IP address. The time is measured in minutes. After the time is up, the PC will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address.
  • Page 24: Wireless Settings

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through wireless local area network just through a few settings. Wireless Settings is used for the configuration of some basic parameters of the Range Extender. Wireless Security provides three different security types to secure your data and thus provide greater security for your wireless network.
  • Page 25: Wireless Security

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Operation Mode - Two Operation Modes are supported in most of regions, including  Universal Mode and WDS Mode. And some regions also support Proxy Mode. Universal Mode - The range extender is compatible with most routers and access points ...
  • Page 26 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Figure 4-14 Wireless Security Operation Mode - Shows the current operation mode.  Disable Security - Check this box radio button to disable wireless security. If disabled, the  wireless stations will be able to connect this device without encryption. It is strongly recommended that you choose one of the security types to enable security.
  • Page 27: Wireless Mac Filtering

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Shared Key - Select 802.11 Shared Key authentication type. Open System - Select 802.11 Open System authentication type. WEP Key Format - You can select ASCII or Hexadecimal format. ASCII format stands •...
  • Page 28 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through The Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature allows you to control wireless stations accessing the device, which depend on the station's MAC addresses. Operation Mode - Shows the current operation mode. ...
  • Page 29: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disable All button to make all entries disabled. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
  • Page 30: Wireless Statistics

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Operation Mode - Shows the current Operation Mode.  Transmit Power - Specifies the transmit power of the device. You can select High, Middle  or Low which you would like. High is the default setting and is recommended.
  • Page 31: Throughput Monitor

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH /  STA-ASSOC / STA-JOINED / WPA / WPA-PSK / WPA2 / WPA2-PSK / AP-UP / AP-DOWN / Disconnected.
  • Page 32: System Tools

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through 4.6 System Tools System Tools option helps you to optimize the configuration of your device. You can upgrade the Range Extender to the latest version of firmware as well as backup or restore the Range Extender’s configuration files.
  • Page 33: Factory Defaults

    300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through To upgrade the device's firmware, follow these instructions: Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (http://www.tp-link.com). Enter the path name or click Browse… to select the downloaded file on the computer into the File blank.
  • Page 34: Reboot

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Click Backup to save all configuration settings to your local computer as a file. To restore the device's configuration, follow these instructions: Click Browse… to find the configuration file which you want to restore.
  • Page 35: Password

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through 4.6.5 Password Selecting System Tools > Password allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the device on the screen shown in Figure 4-25. Figure 4-25 Password It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default user name and password of the device.
  • Page 36 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through The device can keep logs of all traffic. You can query the logs to find what happened to the device. Log Type - By selecting the log type, only logs of this type will be shown.
  • Page 37: Appendix A: Factory Defaults

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Appendix A: Factory Defaults Item Default Value Common Default Settings Username admin Password admin IP Address 192.168.0.254 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Domain http://tplinkrepeater.net Wireless SSID TP-LINK_Extender_XXXXXX Wireless Security Disabled Wireless MAC Address Filtering Disabled ...
  • Page 38: Appendix B: Troubleshooting

    There are TWO methods available to restore the factory defaults. Option 1: With the Range Extender TL-WA860RE powered on, press the RESET button for 2 seconds (refer to the diagram). Wait 5 seconds until all the LEDs flash once. Option 2: Get logged in to the web-based management page of TL-WA860RE, then go to “System...
  • Page 39 An easy way is to compare the signal strength of your target wireless network (symbolized by its SSID), with TL-WA860RE in operation vs. out of operation. Before comparison, you’d better make sure your computer can obtain an IP address from your target wireless network and thus access the Internet, either via TL-WA860RE or without.
  • Page 40: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Appendix C: Specifications General Standards and Protocols IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.11n, 802.11b and 802.11g, TCP/IP, DHCP Safety & Emission Ports One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 port Wireless Frequency Band 2.4~2.4835GHz 11n:up to 300Mbps(Automatic)...
  • Page 41: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through Appendix D: Glossary 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using  direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.
  • Page 42 TL-WA860RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender with Power Outlet Pass-through WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) - WPA is a security technology for wireless networks that  improves on the authentication and encryption features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). In fact, WPA was developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of WEP.