Setting up the TL-WPA4220 Powerline Kit for use with SpeedQuizzing.

Warning: Avoid attempting to use the TP-Link One Touch WiFi Cloning feature to copy the WiFi settings from your main router to the TL-WPA4220!

In our tests for one reason or another this simply didn’t work in a usable way with SpeedQuizzing.

Instead, follow these instructions to manually set up the unit for use with SpeedQuizzing.

  • Firstly you need to Pair the TP-Link units following this info from the TP-Link website, (not to be confused with cloning the WiFi settings).
  • Power both units up close to each other.

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  • If this has been successful the powerline light on each unit (2nd light down) should be lit.
  • Next you you should download and run the TP-Link utility here.
  • Connect the TL-WPA4220 directly to your laptop via an ethernet cable. (This is the larger of the two units)
  • Run the downloaded TP_Link Utility and wait for it to detect your unit.
  • Hit connect

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  • When prompted for a User Name and Password, the TP-Link Default Name is admin and the Password is also admin, which should then open this screen.

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  • In the Wireless Settings page change the SSID to how you want it to display as a WiFi network such as “Alternative Quiz” and click Save.
  • Then on the Wireless Security page, Disable Security and scroll down to the bottom and click Save again.

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  • Now it’s important that you reboot the unit.

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Connecting and using.

Once you’ve manually configured the TL-WPA4220, follow these instructions to make it work with SpeedQuizzing.

  1. Set up your main router with your laptop and launch SpeedQuizzing as you normally would, testing that you can successfully connect a player device to the SpeedQuizzing software.
  2. Plug the smaller of the two Powerline adaptors into a mains socket near your main router. (TP-Link literature advises to avoid using an extension lead where possible).
  3. Using an ethernet cable, connect the ethernet socket on the small Powerline unit to one of the spare black sockets on your main Buffalo router.
  4. Now plug the main (configured) larger Powerline unit into a mains socket centrally in your problem area. (The second light down on each unit) should illuminate to show that they can communicate with each other over your mains wiring.
  5. You should now be able to join the newly named network with a player device and connect to the SpeedQuizzing software.

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