Would you like to learn how to configure a TP-LINK TL-WA850R wireless repeater? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to do the initial IP address configuration on a TP-LINK TL-WA850R repeater and how to extend your wireless network.

• TP-LINK TL-WA850R - Version 6.0

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TP-LINK TL-WA850R - Initial configuration

Connect your computer to the TP-LINK TL-WA850R using an ethernet cable.

TL-WA850R Ethernet

Configure the following network address on your computer:

• IP -


Turn on the TP-LINK TL-WA850R and wait 1 minute.

Press the reset button located on the back of your equipment for 10 seconds.

On your desktop, open a DOS prompt and try to ping the default IP address of the TP-LINK equipment.

• IP:

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Open your browser and enter the IP address of your wireless router.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The TL-WA850R web interface should be presented.

Set a management password.

TPLINK TL-WA850R - Initial configuration

On the login screen, enter the management password.

TL-WA850R - Login

Select the wireless network that you want to extend.

In our example, we selected a wireless network named VNM.

TL-WA850R - Initial configuration

Enter the wireless network password.

TL-WA850R - Configuration

Click on the Next button.

Configure an SSID name for the Extended wireless network.

Click on the Next button.

TL-WA850R - Repeater Configuration

The wireless repeater will reboot and apply the new settings.

Move the TL-WA850R repeater to the desired location.

TL-WA850R - Wireless extender

The repeater will try to connect to the original wireless network.

You need at least 3 LEDs of signal strength to extend a network.

TL-WA850R - Wireless repeater

After connecting to the original wireless network the repeater will receive a new IP address using DHCP.

This tutorial presented the initial configuration process of a TP-Link TL-WA850R.