Full Guide to Troubleshoot TP-Link Extender Slow Internet Issue


People prefer performing TP-Link extender setup in their homes as they are hungry to gain access to a seamless internet connection. But, at times, they face slow internet issues with their extenders. Not fair, isn’t it? What was even the point of setting up a tplinkrepeater when it had to burden its users with internet-related issues?

If you know what we are talking about, then it looks like you are stuck with the same issue. But, why worry? No good will ever come to you that way. Take a deep breath and know that you can take care of this issue by walking through the following hacks. So, read on.

How to Fix TP-Link Extender Slow Internet Issue?

  1. Give Your Extender a Restart

When you realized that your TP-Link extender is not giving you the desired internet speed, did you try to reboot your device? No? Well, you need to do it now.

In order to give your device a fresh start, consider disconnecting it from its power source, waiting for some time, and then, reversing the first step last.

  1. Check the Ethernet Connection

Pay attention to the source of connection that you have used to link your TP-Link extender and your home router. Have you used an Ethernet cable? Well, first of all, pat yourself on the back. You made the right decision.

However, you did not check the condition of the cable before putting it to use. It might be worn out or damaged. Therefore, consider getting a new Ethernet cable at home.

  1. Pull Your Devices Closer

If your TP-Link repeater is not placed anywhere near your home router, it can cause issues. And when we say ‘issues’, it can lead you to much ‘bigger’ issues than the one you are facing right now. Thus, consider pulling your devices closer.

  1. Eliminate WiFi Interference

Walk around your house and observe the place where you placed your extender while performing TP Link extender setup. If you find that there are reflexive surfaces, electronic devices, metal objects, or transmitting appliances present in the room, then it’s time to relocate your extender.

While relocating your repeater, here are the things that you need to keep it away from:

  • Cordless phones
  • Mirrors
  • Washing machines
  • Fish tanks
  • Baby monitors
  • Refrigerators
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Treadmills
  • Aluminum studs
  • Televisions
  • Large water bodies

Hopefully, after following this hack, you will be able to fix the TP-Link slow internet issue.

  1. Contact Your ISP

In case, you are still struggling with the same issue, you need to give your Internet Service Provider a call. Chances are that he isn’t as hard-working as you think he is. On the call, first, ask if the issue is from his end. If he agrees, give him a deadline to fix it. In case, he doesn’t agree, then you need to follow the next hack.

  1. Perform Factory Default Reset

We usually recommend users this hack when nothing has worked for them. Take a look at the instructions mentioned below and learn the process of restoring your TP-Link device to its default factory settings:

  • Find the Reset button on your TP-Link extender.
  • Did you find it? Wow! You are doing great so far! Now, press it.
  • Then, let yourself and your device wait for some time.

As soon as you have concluded the process of reset, perform TP-Link extender setup.

In Closing

With the last hack, we are wrapping up our guide on troubleshooting the TP-Link extender slow internet issue with the hope that we are able to help you out. If we sure did, then don’t forget to drop a word of regard in the comment section.


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