How to Set Up a WiFi Repeater

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A WiFi repeater can be handy to extend your home’s network range. Following these simple steps, you can set up a WiFi repeater and enjoy a stronger and more reliable internet connection throughout your house.

Setting Up Your WiFi Repeater 

Here are the steps that you need to follow to extend your setup: 

Step

1

Gather the equipment

Before setting up the WiFi repeater, ensure you have all the necessary equipment. You will need a repeater, an existing home Wi-Fi network with the password, and a computer or mobile device.

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2

Find an optimal location

Choose a suitable location for your WiFi repeater. It must be within the coverage areas of your existing WiFi network and not too far from the areas where you need a better connection. Ideally, plug it in an open area without obstructions.

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3

Power on the WiFi repeater

Connect the WiFi repeater to a power source. Ensure it is in close proximity to the existing WiFi network for a stronger signal.

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4

Connect to the WiFi repeater

Go to your computer’s or mobile device’s WiFi settings and find the available network list.

Next, look for the network name of the Wi-Fi repeater and select it on your wireless devices.

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5

Enter the password

Once connected to the WiFi repeater network, you may be prompted to enter the password.

Enter the password provided with the WiFi range extender. This password can usually be found on the repeater or the instruction manual.

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6

Configure the WiFi repeater

Open a web browser and enter the default IP address of the WiFi repeater in the address bar.

This will take you to the repeater’s configuration page. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the repeater.

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7

Connecting to the extended network

After configuring the repeater, reconnect your laptop, PC, or mobile device to the newly extended network.

Go back to the WiFi settings and select the wireless network with the same name as your existing WiFi network, followed by the word “EXT” or “Extended.”

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8

Testing the connection

Once connected to the extended network, check the Wi-Fi signal strength and browse the internet to ensure a stable wireless connection.

You should experience improved Wi-Fi coverage in the previously weak areas of your home.

FAQ

How far should the WiFi repeater be from the existing WiFi network?

It is recommended to place the WiFi repeater within range of the existing WiFi network to ensure a strong signal. Ideally, keep it in a location where the signal from the main router is still strong.

Conclusion

Setting up a repeater is a straightforward way to extend your network’s range. By following these steps, you can enjoy a stronger and more reliable internet connection throughout your home. So, set up your WiFi booster to enhance your experience.