It's easier to do it manually. I tried to use the WPS button for ages but couldn't get it to work so just look at the back of the TP-LINK4220 and you'll see it has it's own password, just put that into your PC/Tablet/Phone instead.
given up on WPS connecting but can't seem to connect to my tp link powerlines anymore. I've tried resetting them and directly connecting to them but nothing is working. I cant get to the backend anymore to do the manual connection.
What he says here really does work not even Virgins Technical support could figure a way to correct this problem and when I explained to Virgin what Ian said to do they were amazed. The tech support agent said she was going to make extensive notes and inform her supervisor about this as her supervisor had previously said that they could not help with TP LINK devices and their connection problems. When I explained that the Virgin website showed a video of connecting a Netgear powerline adapter to a Superhub the Virgin agent told me that's because Virgin now own Netgear.
Anyway here is how to clone your Virgin Superhub to your TP LINK Powerline Wirelessly.
First off all plug in your TP Link Powerline adapter and just incase you have made a mess of things reset the adapter by pushing a pin into the reset hole under the adapter next to the Ethernet sockets and hold it for about 5 seconds until you see lights going off. Now your Powerline adapter is reset to factory like when you took it out the box.
Next open a webpage on your computer assuming you have your Virgin Superhub up and running and type in the superhub address 192.168.0.1 and hit enter. If you do not get the Virgin Media Super Hub webpage up and it goes to Bing then you will need to contact Virgin Tech support as you have errors in your Hubs settings and they will correct this.
Now when you have the Super Hub page up it will ask for a settings password which should just be the phrase "changeme" This is written on the back of the Super Hub at the bottom under Super Hub Settings and next to Password: changeme.
Then the sign in requires you to enter the WPS PIN which is usually an eight digit number like 02202854 or something similar and again this is written on the back of your Super Hub about halfway down next to WPS PIN: 02202854 Then you need to click sign in and a pop up screen will tell you you can change your pin but just click ok on that and it will disappear.
Now you will see three large red icons WIFI Wireless Network settings / Super Hub Settings / Device Connection Status
Now you click on WIFI Wireless Network Settings
You will see Wireless on off and then the next line you will see Security Mode and in the box next to it it will probably say WPA AUTO.
Now click on this Security Mode box and from the drop down menu select the selection WPA2-PSK[AES] and the scroll halfway down the screen and click the save settings icon (((((((WARNING WARNING DO NOT CLICK THE GENERATE NEW WPS PIN WARNING WARNING))))))
Now near the top of the page click the Home icon which will take you back to the Home page with the three large red icons on it from before.
Now near the bottom of the home page is a red Advanced Settings icon click on this and a pop up Advanced settings warning will come up and just click on yes here not cancel (trust me don't worry about it)
Now on the advanced settings page the first grey box titled Wireless has 5 selections the bottom one being WPS settings and you should click on this.
Now be careful not to press anything and look down the left side of the screen until you get to a red icon which says WPS Sync which is under Add WPS Client and a selected Push Button.
Click on the red icon WPS Sync and then the page should keep reloading and it should say in progress. You will also notice the large button on the front of your Super Hub will flicker red pink purple colour DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON AT ALL.
Now go to your TP LINK Powerline Adapter and look for the WPS or wireless button on the front of the adapter at the bottom of the green lights in fact it will probably be flashing rapidly. Press this button and hold for say three seconds to be sure and release. It should now start to flash much slower and on your computer next to add client status it should say Success! If it says Timed out then click cancel and then Apply and close your browser and open a new page and goto 192.168.0.1 sign in and click on to the advanced settings and WPS Settings page and WPS Sync again and then press the WPS button on your powerline for 3 seconds again until you get Success!
It would appear that if you want to add/clone more than one Wireless Powerline adapter then you have to have all close by so you can press the WPS button on all the adapters for three seconds at the same time although I have not tried this out yet.
Also if you want to add another adapter and you already have one running then you might have to reset the one you have running and sign into your superhub 192.168.0.1 go to Advanced settings and then WPS settings and next to Add Client Status where it says success click cancel next to it and confirm changes and click apply then sign out and open a new browser page 192.168.0.1 goto to Advanced settings WPS settings and click the Red icon WPS Sync and then press the WPS wireless button on each of your Powerline adapters at the same time if possible for 3 seconds so they will all clone at the same time.
The reason for this appears that the Large WPS button on the front of your Virgin Superhub that is usually lit up blue does not seem to work with cloning TP Link Powerline Adapters, it seems the button needs to be activated from the Advanced settings/ WPS settings/WPS Sync icon when you sign into your super hub from your computer.
Now you should be able to move your adapter to another socket somewhere else in the house and it should still be cloned. It just needs to be near the Virgin Super Hub to be cloned initially.
Hope this helps. I am no expert in fact I know very little about computers and all I have done here is explain in depth how to make your TP-Link TL-WPA4220 clone with your Virgin Super Hub and hopefully make it simple to understand.
The real credit needs to go to IanWalls who got things to work in the first place where many others had failed including Virgin Tech support.
I set mine up manually to start with using the broadcast web ip addresses and the tool that came with the set. The problem I have is that the Wifi network when connected to the superhub2ac runs really slow through the extenders? Ideas?
Hi Lee, I have followed your instructions to the letter but after 4 attempts I keep getting the Timed Out Error. Not sure what I am doing wrong? I am sitting less than 3 feet from the device with my computer.