For a repeater to work, well most don't for me, I place it halfway from the router to the target area. If you can't pick up the repeater at the half way point it's defective or just never going to work. Next up? Powerline networking.
I'm installing my TP Link access point as an extender/repeater to get a stronger WiFi signal throughout my house. Although when the AP is done and set up I don't get a WiFi signal from my router downstairs.. Any insight?