Hey, everyone, today I’ll show you how to set up and install a DLink Range Extender using the DLink WiFi app. Before we begin, ensure you know the WiFi name and the WiFi password of the network you want to extend. In this example, we will be using a Dlink DAP 1320 extender setup for a list of all supported Range extenders, please see the description below in the box. You should have received a Range Extender. Click Install Guide a Quick Install card for this setup.
I will be using an Android phone. However, if you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, the steps will be similar. In order to set up the unit, you’ll need to download the DLink WiFi app from the Google Play Store. If you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, you can download the app from the App Store. Launch the Google Play Store on your device, search for DLink WiFi and install the app to begin the setup.
- Launch the dealing Wi Fi app.
- Tap Install new device.
- Tap Install new device.
Tap on, scan the QR code and scan the code that is on the back of the unit or on the Quick Install card.
This unit supports Extender mode and access point mode. In this example, we will configure this as a wireless Range Extender tab select during configuration. I would recommend that you bring the unit to the same room as the router. Once the setup is complete, you can then move the extension to the desired location.
- Tap Next plug in the Range Extender, then taps next.
While the unit is booting up, the Led on the front will be solid red. It will start flashing Orange once it’s ready for set up.
If the Led on the unit does not turn on at all, check the power switch on the bottom of the unit and make sure it is in the on position.
Once the Led on the unit starts to blink Orange. Tap Next If you’re using an Android device, you will be automatically connected to the default WiFi signal of the Extender.
If you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, you will be prompted to join the network. Here you will see a list of available WiFi networks tap on the WiFi network you want to extend. In this example, my WiFi network is called home.
If you don’t see your WiFi network listed, tap the Refresh button on the top right or scroll up to see more networks. Tap Next you will not be prompted to enter the WiFi password for the network you just selected.
This is the WiFi password for the network you’re trying to extend. Tap Next here you have the option of configuring a WiFi network name for your Extender. By default, the Range Extender will use the same WiFi name and password of the network you’re trying to extend.
If you plan to use this as a mesh extender, the WiFi network name and password must be the same as the network you’re trying to extend I’m going to use this as a mesh extender so I will leave it as is Tap next, you will now need to configure admin password for your extender.
This password is required when you want to make changes to your configuration. This is not your WiFi password. Tap Next to ensure your device has the latest updates, tap on. Keep my device up to date automatically.
When a software update is available, it will automatically install a new device without the need to manually updating it. Tap Next here you will see a summary of the changes you have made. I would recommend making a note of this information for future use.
Tap Save the device is applying your settings and rebooting the setup is now complete. The signal strength LEDs on the front of the extender should now be lit green.
Now if the Led did not turn green and remained to flash Orange, this means the unit was unable to connect to the network that you’re trying to extend. The most common reason for this is an incorrect WiFi password.
You will need to start the setup process again. To do so, press the reset button on the bottom of the extender for one to 2 seconds. The status Led will turn red and the device will be reset to factory default.
Tap on X at the top right to start to set a process again. If the LEDs are green, tap next now you can unplug the device and move it to the desired location.
Tap Next plug in the extender halfway between the router and the area that you’re trying to extend the signal to tap next. The signal strength Led should now be let green. Use this to find the optimal location for your extender.
The more green the bar is, the better. If you have one green or Amber bar, move the extender closer to the router. Tap Next you have successfully set up the Extender Tap finish.
You can now manage the range extender using the DLink WiFi app. Thank you for watching more videos and other helpful resources on how to get the most audio dlink device.