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?
Belkin WiFi Extender is Not working-
During the installation process, if your Belkin wifi Extender is not connecting to Belkin setup then first verify that your device is powered on. If still Belkin Range Extender is not working then reset your Belkin Range Extender.
To reset Belkin wifi 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.
Belkin WiFi Extender is Not Connecting to WiFi -
The indicator lights that are located on front panel display the status of network connectivity. Although there are various factors that are responsible for creating the obstruction and wireless interference.
Step 1 - Connect Belkin wifi Extender to your system by using a Cat 5 ethernet cable.
Step 2 - After this, you have to plug Belkin wifi 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 Belkin wifi extender.
Belkin Range Extender Setup, Belkin WiFi 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.
Status LED - This indicates your range extender's status.
OFF - no power on the range extender, check if device is properly plugged into a power source.
Belkin Range Extender Blinking Blue - range extender is starting up.
Belkin Range Extender Blinking Solid Blue - Your device is connected to the available Wi-Fi network.
Belkin Range Extender Blinking Solid Amber - connected to the Wi-Fi network but is getting a weak signal.
Belkin Range Extender Blinking Amber - range extender is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Belkin Range Extender Blinking Alternating Blue/Amber - range extender is ready to be setup.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) LED and Button - The WPS button that is present on the top of your range extender is used to establish a secure connection between your Belkin wireless range extender and other WPS-enabled devices such as computers.
The small LED that is present near the WPS button shows what is happening when you are using WPS button to establish an internet connection.
To know how to use the WPS feature on your Belkin range extender, see Advanced Settings > Wi-Fi Protected Setup > Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
Ethernet (LAN) port - Connects audio/video devices such as TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, gaming console, and other wired devices to the port using an Ethernet cable.
Reset button - This button is used to restart your Belkin range extender in rare cases when it malfunctions. For resetting range extender to factory defaults, just press the Reset button.