TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

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TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » January 29, 2020, 2:07 am

How do I get either one or both to work, please?

The instructions are only for people sitting on top of their own router!

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Kenr6583 » January 29, 2020, 4:22 am

If you are on a shared Wi-Fi network you will not need them.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » January 29, 2020, 12:50 pm

Ken, do you mean that TP-Link and Netgear >>>don't<<< work on shared WiFi?

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Doodoo » January 29, 2020, 1:16 pm

https://www.tp-link.com/th/support/faq/ ... lect-local

Have a look here Fred and for any other questions try google/yahoo. They are great tools to help people

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by sometimewoodworker » January 29, 2020, 4:35 pm

fredwilliams wrote:
January 29, 2020, 2:07 am
How do I get either one or both to work, please?

The instructions are only for people sitting on top of their own router!

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Plug them in and turn them on! Then they work.

However exactly what are you trying to do? You haven’t given enough information for a sensible answer.

How long is the piece of string I need? :D
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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » January 29, 2020, 11:13 pm

Doodoo, none of that works with Win10.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » January 29, 2020, 11:15 pm

sometimewoodworker, they work noneofthetime with shared WiFi.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by sometimewoodworker » January 29, 2020, 11:29 pm

fredwilliams wrote:
January 29, 2020, 11:15 pm
sometimewoodworker, they work noneofthetime with shared WiFi.
That still gives no helpful information, as “ shared WiFi“ has no technical meaning, who is sharing it? Where is it being shared from?

You need to explain exactly what you are trying to do, how you are trying to do it, what internet connection you are trying to connect to etc.

Are you trying to add a second or third router to your connection? If so what is your main connection?
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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Kenr6583 » January 30, 2020, 1:37 am

sometimewoodworker wrote:
January 29, 2020, 11:29 pm
fredwilliams wrote:
January 29, 2020, 11:15 pm
sometimewoodworker, they work noneofthetime with shared WiFi.
That still gives no helpful information, as “ shared WiFi“ has no technical meaning, who is sharing it? Where is it being shared from?

You need to explain exactly what you are trying to do, how you are trying to do it, what internet connection you are trying to connect to etc.

Are you trying to add a second or third router to your connection? If so what is your main connection?
In another post he stated that there was shared Wi-Fi within the apartment building, I was assuming it was something similar to what hotels and bars have, just need a password to enter the network. Public Wi-Fi is the appropriate terminology.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » January 30, 2020, 3:05 am

How do you gain "individual WiFi booster access" to a "privately-owned public WiFi router"?

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Post by Kenr6583 » January 30, 2020, 3:19 am

I'm not sure if you can. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I've never heard of that before. If I remember correctly, the booster would be connected to the router via Ethernet cable. That's the way I have it set up at home with my home computer and laptop.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Kenr6583 » January 30, 2020, 6:11 am

What type of Wi-Fi booster do you have?

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by sometimewoodworker » January 30, 2020, 7:33 am

fredwilliams wrote:
January 30, 2020, 3:05 am
How do you gain "individual WiFi booster access" to a "privately-owned public WiFi router"?
The first thing you need is to be sure that you have a range extender not a regular access point.

This one shows how to setup one of these.
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... MmFguSN14h

If you have a regular access point you have the wrong item.

In general the setup is to use a mobile device that can access the wifi you want to extend to setup the extension device.


So the first thing is to be able to connect to the current wifi, if you cannot do that you cannot extend it.
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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by sometimewoodworker » January 30, 2020, 7:49 am

Kenr6583 wrote:
January 30, 2020, 3:19 am
I'm not sure if you can. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I've never heard of that before. If I remember correctly, the booster would be connected to the router via Ethernet cable. That's the way I have it set up at home with my home computer and laptop.

Most access points have to receive the signal via Ethernet but can join an existing network so you can have multiple access points on a single network (I currently have 7)
A range extender is a different beast and most of them connect via wifi to the network and rebroadcasts the same network signal.
https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-network ... -extender/
http://tplinkrepeater.net/

My TP-link uses its 4 wifi transmitters to create 2 different networks
002E26F1-1ED2-410E-BD2D-6DB2E1503CD2.jpeg
An extender would usually have 1 or 2 wifi receivers and 1 or more transmitters
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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Kenr6583 » January 30, 2020, 10:37 am

sometimewoodworker wrote:
January 30, 2020, 7:49 am
Kenr6583 wrote:
January 30, 2020, 3:19 am
I'm not sure if you can. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I've never heard of that before. If I remember correctly, the booster would be connected to the router via Ethernet cable. That's the way I have it set up at home with my home computer and laptop.

Most access points have to receive the signal via Ethernet but can join an existing network so you can have multiple access points on a single network (I currently have 7)
A range extender is a different beast and most of them connect via wifi to the network and rebroadcasts the same network signal.
https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-network ... -extender/
http://tplinkrepeater.net/

My TP-link uses its 4 wifi transmitters to create 2 different networks
002E26F1-1ED2-410E-BD2D-6DB2E1503CD2.jpeg

An extender would usually have 1 or 2 wifi receivers and 1 or more transmitters
Correct, a booster and an extender work differently. An extender outshines a booster any day of the week, but they generally are more expensive.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » February 7, 2020, 10:25 pm

Hello again, gentlemen.

The landlord has given me permission to go and press the WPS button on his router whenever I need to.

My TP-Link 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender finds the router's name with _EXT at the end of it.

"virginmediaNUMBERS_EXT" does not accept the router password when I enter, but the landlord says he only has the one (password).

Any ideas, please?

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by Doodoo » February 7, 2020, 10:45 pm

Find some 13 -14 year old kid Give him 1000 baht and say "have at it son set my computer up"

He will be Happy and so will you

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by fredwilliams » February 7, 2020, 11:34 pm

I don't know any techie-kids, Doodoo.

It's why I started this thread, and made my most recent post! :D

'Hello again, gentlemen.

The landlord has given me permission to go and press the WPS button on his router whenever I need to.

My TP-Link 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender finds the router's name with _EXT at the end of it.

"virginmediaNUMBERS_EXT" does not accept the router password when I enter, but the landlord says he only has the one (password).

Any ideas, please?'

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by tamada » February 8, 2020, 5:55 am

Maybe the landlords router doesn't have the permissions enabled that allow third-party network extending.

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Re: TP-Link & Netgear: shared WiFi

Post by sometimewoodworker » February 8, 2020, 6:42 am

fredwilliams wrote:
February 7, 2020, 11:34 pm
I don't know any techie-kids, Doodoo.

It's why I started this thread, and made my most recent post! :D

'Hello again, gentlemen.

The landlord has given me permission to go and press the WPS button on his router whenever I need to.

My TP-Link 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender finds the router's name with _EXT at the end of it.

"virginmediaNUMBERS_EXT" does not accept the router password when I enter, but the landlord says he only has the one (password).

Any ideas, please?'
I guess you may have the TL-WA850RE? If not which model is it.

Question; are you able to join the wifi network with a phone/tablet/computer?
Question; If you can join is it a 2.4 GHz network or a 5GHz network?

Question: have you tested it with a different network in a friends house?
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