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Snoonan
Level 2

Hi, I have tried to connect my wifi extender to the tplink modem but the wps button on the modem appears not to be working. There is no light appearing at all. 

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david64
Level 10

Has the WPS function been working before and has just stopped working, or is this extender the first time you have used WPS?

Can you log in to the extender and make a manual connection by selecting the router's network and entering the wifi password? What model extender is it?

You could try a factory reset of the router, log in and enable WPS, and try to connect the extender. It should not matter if the router is not configured just to test the WPS connection. You can configure it later or let the auto-config do it.

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david64
Level 10

Hi Snoonan. In the router config, wifi and WPS function have to be enabled.

You should be able to connect the extender manually without using WPS.

What model router is it?

Snoonan
Level 2
Hi David it’s an archer vr1600v
I have enabled both wifi and wps but the wps light on the modem does not stay on. The router page then tells me “failed to connect device”
david64
Level 10

Has the WPS function been working before and has just stopped working, or is this extender the first time you have used WPS?

Can you log in to the extender and make a manual connection by selecting the router's network and entering the wifi password? What model extender is it?

You could try a factory reset of the router, log in and enable WPS, and try to connect the extender. It should not matter if the router is not configured just to test the WPS connection. You can configure it later or let the auto-config do it.

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