I recently bought a wifi range extender by Belkin since the current wifi's range does not cover the whole house. I set it up according to the instruction manual provided along with it. The thing I am confused about is that, I can see the Belkin extender on my list of network but after connecting to it the speed seems to be quite slow so it kills the purpose of extender. I want to know whether its working fine and something is wrong with my router or otherwise?
During the installation process, if your Belkin Range Extender is not connecting to Belkin setup then firstly verify that your device is powered on. If still Belkin Range Extender is not working then reset your Belkin Range Extender. To reset Belkin Range Extender, just press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. Once you finished resetting, your Belkin router range extender will restore to default factory settings.
The indicator lights that are located on front panel displays the status of network connectivity. Although there are various factors that are responsible for creating the obstruction and wireless interference.
Step 1 - Connect Belkin Range Extender to your system by using a Cat 5 ethernet cable.
Step 2 - After this, you have to plug Belkin range extender into the power outlet.
Step 3 - Make sure you have disabled the wireless connectivity on your system.
Step 4 - Launch the web browser and then type “https://Belkin.range” in the browser’s address bar and hit Enter. You can also access Belkin web-based setup page by typing “192.168.206.1” in the address bar.
Step 5 - Now you are redirected to Belkin web-based setup page, here click on “Get Started” button.
Step 6 - Then choose the 2.4Ghz/5Ghz wireless network, hit Next button.
Step 7 - Now you are redirected to next window where you have to enter wireless network’s password. Then hit Next.
Step 8 - Lastly, tap on “Create Extended Network”.
Now you have successfully setup your Belkin wireless range extender.
Belkin wireless range extender is a device that provides a solution to poor or no signal because it extends the wireless range of your main router. Belkin wireless range extender work as a repeater for the wireless signal and also as a wireless bridge for wired devices at the same time.
To know how to use the WPS feature on your range extender, see Advanced Settings > Wi-Fi Protected Setup > Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
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