I've been struggling to get this working optimally for a while and find the manual and TP Link site a little difficult to follow!
The issue I have is that wireless signal is very poor in kitchen at back of house (it's an extension, so thicker walls probably not helping). My ISP is BT and I have a Home Hub 4. From that I've run an ethernet cable down into the kitchen.
The TP Link is on the right domain, and I've just flashed the latest firmware too.
At work, I can walk around with a laptop and get connectivity all the time from the various APs. That's what I want at home (ideally)
The TP Link has modes of:
Bridge with AP
I *currently* have it set as Universal Repeater, with a static IP and with the Mac of AP set to my HH 4. DHCP is turned off.
At present, the ethernet cable is not connected as the somewhat confusing advice I got from TP Link support is that this shouldn't happen - that seems a bit odd to me.
What I find is that I have in effect two networks and I have to choose which one to select to. I can't seem to get it to just work that I connect to the strongest. And the signal doesn't seem to extend much beyond the kitchen that the TP Link is in (so not much luck in using outside)
The SSID is the same as the main BT HH one.
I've obviously got a lot more detail in the configs, but does this "bare bones" info give enough of a clue of why I'm not having great success?!