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Range Extenders???

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Range Extenders???

I have a standard Xfiniti cable modem. I am trying to add a TP-Link Range extender (TL-WA855RE) to the network so that they will support Blink security cameras. I aleady tried PODS and that was a not go.

Suggestions on how tp make this work?

Thanks

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Re: Range Extenders???


@Vernsvr6 wrote:

I have a standard Xfiniti cable modem. I am trying to add a TP-Link Range extender (TL-WA855RE) to the network so that they will support Blink security cameras. I aleady tried PODS and that was a not go.

Suggestions on how tp make this work?

Thanks

 

I *think* Blinks will only work on 2.4 rather than 5G. An old friend had to connect via that way.


 

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Re: Range Extenders???

That model range extender is 2.4 GHz. OP, have you looked here ?;

 

https://support.blinkforhome.com/categories/issues-with-your-camera-SyD9ExXIS



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Re: Range Extenders???

Curious as to what you do.  I have blink cameras and the xFi pods (dual band mesh system with one name).  2 of 4 cameras connected without a hitch, but cannot get the other 2 to connect.  Blink even sent me replacements.  I was able to get cameras connected using a smartphoen 2.4 hotspot so I at least know the cameras work. Blink said they will not work on multi-band mesh systems with a single broadcasted name.  Good luck to us both.

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Re: Range Extenders???

I agree. this should NOT be this difficult. I sold my pods because they were not connecting with blink. I sent Blink a tech support request. Will keep you posted.


@kahnfewzd wrote:

Curious as to what you do.  I have blink cameras and the xFi pods (dual band mesh system with one name).  2 of 4 cameras connected without a hitch, but cannot get the other 2 to connect.  Blink even sent me replacements.  I was able to get cameras connected using a smartphoen 2.4 hotspot so I at least know the cameras work. Blink said they will not work on multi-band mesh systems with a single broadcasted name.  Good luck to us both.