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How to fix Wi-Fi repeater not working [Full Guide]

For these reasons in this article, we will explore some of the best methods to deal with this issue, and be able to easily connect to your Wi-Fi network using the signal extender.

Firstly, make sure that you have connected it correctly, according to its manual. Every Wi-Fi repeater comes with a connection diagram or steps that you mush follow in order to make it work.

What do I do if the Wi-Fi extender isn’t working?

1. Reset Wi-Fi extender/repeater

Depending on the brand your Wi-fi extender is, the exact location of the reset button will vary. It is usually found at the back of your extender, near the ethernet cable port.

It can be a button that can be pressed by using a needle, or it could be a normal switch-type button, like in the above picture.

In order to reset your Wi-fi extender, please press/switch the reset button and wait for 10 seconds, then switch it back on, or release the button. This will reset all the previous settings and will allow you to modify them per your needs.

If your Wi-Fi repeater is still not working after the Reset procedure, follow the next steps.

2. Forget the network from your PC

  1. Press Windows + I key combination to open Settings.
  2. Select Network & Internet.
  3. From the left pane, choose Wi-Fi.
  4. Click on Manage known networks.
  5. Click on your Wi-Fi repeater/extender and select Forget.
  6. After you click on Forget, the network will disappear from the list. Go to the right corner of your taskbar and click the Wi-Fi icon.
  7. Search for the repeater’s network and connect to it again.

3. Check to see if your Wi-Fi repeater is on the same network

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Check your router’s SSID and check to see if another similar network is available by using another device (phone, tablet, etc.).

For example, if your router SSID is ‘TP-Link_Router‘, the default SSID for your extender would be ‘TP-Link_Router‘, or ‘Link_Router_EXT‘.

To change these settings, you will need to access the IP address for router settings your internet provider gave you, by using your PC‘s browser.

The IP for your router and extender will both vary from company to company. Check with your Internet provider for details.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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