How do i know if belkin wireless range extender is working?

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?

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Troubleshooting Belkin Wireless Range Extender problems -

Belkin Range Extender is not working-

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.

Belkin Range Extender is not connecting to WiFi -

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.

Check these points to confirm if you have setup your Belkin wireless range extender properly - 

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.Belkin setup help

Step 5 - Now you are redirected to Belkin web-based setup page, here click on “Get Started” button.Belkin setup help

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.Belkin wireless password

Step 8 - Lastly, tap on “Create Extended Network”.Belkin wireless 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.

FRONT PANEL

Belkin Router Technical Support

  1. Status LED - This indicates your range extender's status.
    1. OFF - no power on the range extender, check if device is properly plugged into a power source.
    2. Blinking Blue - range extender is starting up.
    3. Solid Blue - Your device is connected to the available Wi-Fi network.
    4. Solid Amber - connected to the Wi-Fi network but is getting a weak signal.
      • NOTE:  If the wireless signal is weak then it may lead to performance problems and hence it is recommended by experts to move the Belkin Wireless Range Extender closer to the wireless router.
    5. Blinking Amber - range extender is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
      • NOTE:  Reaffirm that your wireless router is functioning properly if not then move the Belkin Wireless Range extender near to your router. 
    6. Alternating Blue/Amber - range extender is ready to be setup.
  2. 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.
    1. OFF -  the WPS feature is idle.
    2. Blinking Blue - the range extender is searching for a WPS-enabled computer or another device.
    3. Solid Blue - The range extender that you are using has establish a secured connection with the computer.
    4. Blinking Amber - that a connection was not established.

To know how to use the WPS feature on your range extender, see Advanced Settings > Wi-Fi Protected Setup > Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

BACK PANEL

Belkin router help

  1. 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.
  2. Reset button - This button is used to restart your range extender in rare cases when it malfunctions. For resetting range extender to factory defaults, just press the Reset button.

How do i know if belkin wireless range extender is working?


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