I've received the Sagemcom Fast 5866T Modem.
When I try to connect my TL-WA850RE Range Extender I have no luck.
I press the WPS button on the Modem then on the Extender (after resetting the Extender first). The Modem's Wi-Fi signal flashes orange. It does this sometimes for a few seconds and sometimes for up to 2 minutes. When it has finishd flashing the Extender is still flashing the RE light and no Wi-Fi connection has been made.
Alternately when I try to manually set up the Extender via the web GUI using the Modem's password etc. it still does not show any Wi-Fi signal.
I have enabled both Wi-Fi and WPS in the Modem's settings.
The log below shows that the WPS only stays on for a few seconds. Is this normal or should the times shown be the same as the amount of time the orange light is flashing?
I have tested the Extender with an NBN router and it connects using WPS just fine.
I have reset the Modem as well.
What else can I try?
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Have you tried to disable the band steering on the Sagemcom modem/router? If not, are you able to disable it first, then try to set the extender manually again?
Hi BasilDV, The Sagemcom 5866TT does not seem to have an option for disabling band steering, or I can't find it.
I tried turning off the 5GHz WiFi but I still could not get a wireless connection to the Extender.