I Can’t Update TP-Link Extender Firmware. What To Do?

Can’t update TP-Link extender firmware? No worries! We are here to assist! We do not make any fake promises or waste precious time of the users. Just provide solution to the issues that our valuable users are facing. So, without much delay, let’s get started with the process of fixing “can’t update TP-Link extender firmware” issue.

You may get the firmware update failed issue due to the following reasons:

  • Updated wrong firmware version
  • Haven’t completed the tp link extender setup process
  • Entered the wrong tp link extender login password for accessing the firmware update page
  • Router is not compatible with the extender or properly connected to it
  • No internet

But, if you have the fixes handy, you will never face issues while updating the firmware of your WiFi range extender. And, if somehow you get issues, you can easily resolve it by applying the fixes provided in this post.

Note: You don’t have to try all the fixes. Just apply one (any) fix first and if that doesn’t work, try another one. All the fixes are tried in most rare situations.

The first step towards fixing the issue is to ensure that your extender is getting a proper power supply. Yes, that’s absolutely correct! If your extender isn’t getting continuous power supply then how would you initiate the firmware update process? So, plug in your range extender to a working power socket first and then proceed towards the next step.

Is your extender getting proper power supply? Is it plugged in to a working wall outlet? Fab! Head over to the next tip!

The next tip that you have to apply is to ensure that all the LEDs (especially power) is stable on your TP-Link WiFi extender. If you have initiated the firmware update process with blinking LEDs, it will surely give you issues. So, it’s better to wait for the extender’s LEDs to get stable.

Here’s the next tip! If your router is not connected to the extender using an Ethernet source, then it will never let you complete the firmware update process. So, while updating the firmware of your extender, ensure that it is properly connected to the router.

Wait! Connecting your extender and router is not enough! Compatibility between them is also important. Yes, if your existing router is not compatible with your extender, then it will never let you do anything, be it setting up the extender or updating its firmware.

So, to confirm the same, contact your service provider. If the things aren’t in your hand, then without much delay, replace your existing router with TP-Link.

Note: Consider this as a suggestion only. Most routers of different brands and TP-Link extender do not work together. We have received many queries regarding the same. Our answer to all the questions is the same, i.e. Get a TP-Link router. Don’t worry! You will get the TP-Link router at the same price of your existing router (depending upon the model you choose).

Those who have replaced their existing router are commenting that they have experienced the change. But, first they have configured it using the default IP address and tp link router login password and then connected it to their extender.

After considering this suggestion, they have no problem accessing their extender, updating the firmware, or setting it up.

Doing so will surely fix the no internet issue for you. Now, you have an active internet connection, right? No? Oh! No problem! You have configured the router but have you configured the extender? You will be able to update the firmware of the extender only if you have set it up properly. Yes! Only after performing the tp link extender setup process in a successful manner, you will get the notification to update the firmware of your device.

After getting the notification, ensure to follow the on-screen firmware update instructions in exact given order. Prior to that – make sure that you have downloaded the correct firmware update file as per the extender model you have. All the things will be shown on the same page and the file will be saved on desktop. Don’t get confused and download the correct firmware file that you have downloaded.

So, which tip was useful? Hopefully, you will leave your opinion in the comments section.