17 Jan, 2020
As we know that in today’s time wifi is majorly used to connect to the internet. This is all because of the benefits provided by it. Sometimes we do face some difficulties while using Wifi but don’t worry advanced technology have solved all the problems. Now we have the technology to extend the range of wifi. What if wifi extender keep losing connection. Let’s discuss it.
Wifi extender is basically used to upgrade the range of the internet. It can also be called as wifi booster. To do this extender rebroadcasts the existing signal of the wifi. To connect the wifi extender we require antennas, electrical outlets, receivers, and replicates.
The best part of using wifi extender it that it overcomes the dead pole like stairs, electrical appliances, corners, etc. Ideally, it can be used in the areas like bars, restaurants, cafes, etc. It can establish both types of connection wired and wireless.
Extender act as a bridge between the routers. It captures the wifi from one router and rebroadcasts it to other routers that help to improve the internet connection where there is a weak signal. The device will continue working until it is manually switched off. The best place to place the wifi device is the center of the area.
Before we learn about wifi extenders keep losing connection it’s really important to how the connection is established with the extender.
The following are the methods to make connections between the wifi extender and router.
It is always advisable to connect the wifi extender with the router having the same frequency and bandwidth as of extender.
Always remember that the profile of security should also be the same for both profiles.
Always try to use the router and wifi extender with a different SSID. The reason behind this is that different SSID of the router leads to proper connection. If you use both devices of the same SSID then you will face a weak connection.
Hence it will disconnect again and again. If you are using the router and wifi extender of a different SSID then even if your connections become slow you can upgrade it by changing some settings.
If LAN ports are available in your wifi extender device then always try to connect it with the router using the ethernet cable. This will free up some air and will also make the network strong.
It is always advised that if your device is situated in the overlapped area of wifi extender and the router then always try to make the connection via hardwire. The reason for this is that it prevents your device from receiving wireless packet duplicate time.
In this process, I will explain to you that how can you upgrade the firmware of extender while facing problems in the network. The following are the steps for this method.
Step 1) Connect the wifi extender to the live power outlet and provided a power adapter.
Step 2) While making the connection always remember that extender should be in the range of wifi of the wireless router. Connect the device to the network of the extender.
Step 3) Go to the address www.mywifiext.net This will open GUI interface of the extender.
Step 4) Fill the credentials like user name and password. Also, save the password so that whenever you visit there again you do not need to type it. It will be taken as default.
Step 5) Make sure you are using updated version of the extender if it is not then the first update.
Step 6) There are alerts for the latest version on the top of the firmware of extender. You can update by clicking on it.
Step 7) Else, Go to the page of the device update. Hit on the check button. If there will be any updates you can do it from there.
Step 8) Once the update procedure is completed. Reset the extender with the help of a paperclip.
Step 9) Connect your device with the extender.
Step 10) Now, reconfigure your extender.
In this blog, I have shared some important information for wifi extender. I have also provided you the process to fix wifi extender keep losing connection issue.