How do you connect WiFi extender to your router?Where is the best place to put a WiFi extender?
A range extender is a device that repeats the wireless signal from the router for the coverage expansion. It captures the WiFi from the router and rebroadcast it to areas where there is weak connection. It acts as an bridge and lets you repeat the wireless signal on any access point or the router. Minute attention needs to be given to the device settings when using a range extender. The WiFi device remains connected to the router and manually switch over to the range extender network.
It is easy to install and can be setup in a snap. Connect range extender to the internet simply pressing the WPS button on the router or the extender. Plug the extender in the place where the Wi-Fi router signal is strong. The extenders suffer from the same interference as Wi-Fi routers and for that avoid the obstacles like concrete walls, metal objects, and microwaves. Also, a range extender boosts the Wi-Fi signal to the places where you do not expect it. An extender can push the signal to the garage receiver so that user is able to open or close the door from the Smartphone. If your router is capable of handling higher frequencies, don’t move around with an extender that has limited Wi-Fi standards.
The Linksys router range extender lets you repeat the wireless signal on any router to provide internet connectivity and before you begin the connection, identify the router access points which are wireless channel, wireless network name (SSID), and wireless security or network key. This article will provide steps for range extender connection with the router.
Here are the steps to connect the range extender –
STEP 1 : Reset the range extender and for that hold the ‘Reset’ button at the top panel for 5 seconds until the LED starts blinking to restore to its factory default settings.
STEP 1 : Connect your computer to the Ethernet port of your range extender using a cable.
Plug the range extender to the power outlet and make sure that the LED lights are stable.
STEP 1 : Launch a web browser and enter the router’s IP address ‘192.168.1.1’ in the address bar.
STEP 2 : User will be prompted with a window asking for the username and password. Leave the ‘User Name’ bland and enter ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field. Click on the ‘Log in’ button.
STEP 3 : Now click on the ‘Wireless option’ and then press ‘Basic Wireless Settings’.
STEP 4 : Click on the ‘Manual’ radio button and enter the ‘Network Name (SSID)’.
STEP 5 : Select the security settings that match the router configuration on the ‘Wireless Security’ section. Click on ‘Passphrase’ or ‘WEP key’. Click on ‘Save Settings’ now.
Not able to connect range extender to the router? Dial the modem support number for help and support. Technical professionals or experts handles the situation in the best possible way.