Setting up a Rackspace extender as an access point is a lot similar to setting it up as a range extender. However, there is a small difference. In this setup, the extender needs to be connected to the router with an ethernet cable. Additionally, a wired connection offers a better speed in comparison to a wireless connection.
Here, the access point will also provide you with a better speed.
Step 1: Ensure that your ethernet cable is long enough, so you can reach the place where you can connect your extender.
Step 2: After that, connect your extender to the wall outlet and wait for the power light to become solid.
Step 3: Now, connect your router and extender using an ethernet cable.
Step 4: Grab your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and then open the list of Wi-Fi networks.
Step 5: In that list, you are going to see rock space extender displaying its factory default name rockspace_EXT.
Step 6: Connect your device to the network and then launch your web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.
Below are the steps that you need to perform to set up your Rockspace extender.
Step 1: Enter re.rockspace.local in the location bar of your browser. You can also enter the IP address 192.168.0.254.
Step 2: Now, carry out the commands appearing on the screen to complete the setup.