TP-Link CPE210 and CPE220 Repeater Mode Setup
TP-Link cpe220 and CPE210 both are 300Mbps outdoor CPE device for long-distance. The difference is only antenna gain but the feature and configuration are the same. CPE220 device support Router, WISP, Repeater, client mode as well as WDS mode. In this post, you will get a simple configuration guide for CPE220 range extender mode setup. Increase wifi signal up to 100% in every area where the main wifi router signal cannot reach.
If you have of TP-Link CPE210, CPE220, CPE510 and CPE520 any of model than this post will support to setup repeater mode all the models. CPE220 outdoor CPE device can be used outdoor and indoor both condition as per recruitment. The LAN1 port support Poe out feature so you can use to power on any other cpe220 device without connecting power directly from the power socket. It is a PoE pass-through and useful for outdoor installation where we can power one-two devices with 1 cat6 cable.
TP-Link CPE220 Connection diagram
CPE210 and CPE220 having two Ethernet port.
Connect LAN 0 PoE port to adapter PoE port and Adapter LAN port to Laptop LAN port as shown below image.
Configure LAN IP Address.
TP-Link CPE220 Default IP – 192.168.0.254
Password – admin
Use 192.168.0.10 in Laptop/PC Lan IP Address.
Step by step LAN IP Configuration
Login TP-Link CPE220 First Time
Open web browser and type 192.168.0.254 hit enter key.
1: username: admin
Language: select your country language.
3: Press login button.
In the first login, you have to change the default login password. To keep protected change default login password for cpe220 CPE device.
TP-Link CPE220 Repeater mode Setup step by step
Range extender configuration using wizard quite easy for beginners and new tech persons.
Go to Quick Setup
Operation mode- Repeater mode.
Press Next button
Change the default LAN ip address to avoid network conflict after connected with host AP.
Press the Next button for further steps.
Join Host Access Point network
Press on the Survey button as shown below image.
Select your main Wi-Fi name from the list and provide a password.
BSSID– select the checkbox on the first row.
Select Lock to AP button as shown below image.
SSID of Remote AP: will show your host AP name.
Mac of Remote AP: host AP Mac ( Lock to AP should be checked to keep connected with same AP always)
PSK Password: the type you’re main WiFi router password in the box.
To confirm password check show option to unhide password into text.
Press the Next button.
Confirm all the settings before finish setup wizard of range extender mode.
If all the settings look good Press finish button.
The device will reboot and will show you increased wifi signal with the same name.
Apart from the quick setup configuration method if you are the technical person you can use manual configuration. Using manual configuration you can change repeater settings manual.TP-LINK Pharos outdoor repeater mode setup takes 2-3 minutes only.
Placement of CPE220 Range Extender mode
Place the range extender device into a central location from the host AP signal can reach at least 45%. Do not cover range extender device under the box and inside the cupboard.