TP-Link Access Point Operation Modes

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Please select the proper operation mode according to your needs:

Access Point  – Transform your existing wired network to a wireless network.

Repeater(Range Extender)  – Extend your existing wireless coverage by relaying wireless signal.

Bridge with AP  – Combine two local networks via wireless connection.

Bridge with AP  – Combine two local networks via wireless connection.

Client  – Acting as a “Wireless Adapter” to connect your wired devices (e.g. Xbox/PS3) to a wireless network.

Multi-SSID  – Create multiple wireless networks to provide different security and VLAN groups.

 

Operation Mode – Several operation modes are supported, including: (1)Access Point (2)Repeater (3)Bridge with AP (4)Client (5)Multi-SSID. The available setting options are different in various operation modes, and they are explained below.

Access Point – In this mode, this device can be connected to a wired network and transform the wired access into wireless that multiple devices can share together, especially for a home, office or hotel where only wired network is available.

Repeater – In this mode, this device can copy and reinforce the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal, especially for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.

Bridge with AP – In this mode, this device can be used to combine multiple local networks in distant hard-to-wire distant together to the same one via wireless connections. While bridging with other APs, this device can also act as an access point at the same time to create a local wireless network for all Wi-Fi devices.

Client – In this mode, this device can be connected to another device via Ethernet port and act as an adaptor to grant your wired devices access to a wireless network, especially for a Smart TV, Media Player, or game console only with an Ethernet port.

Multi-SSID – In this mode, this device can create up to 4 wireless networks labeled with different SSIDs and assign each SSID with different security or VLAN, especially for the situation when the various access policies and functions are required.

Note: The operating distance or range of your wireless connection varies significantly based on the physical placement of the AP. For best result, place your AP:

  • Near the center of the area in which your wireless stations will operate.
  • In an elevated location such as a high shelf.
  • Away from the potential sources of interference, such as PCs, microwaves, and cordless phones.
  • With the Antenna in the upright position.
  • Away from large metal surfaces.
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