1. Q:
    2. How do I setup and install my WiFi range extender?
    1. A:
    2. NOTE: This example shows setup process of DAP-1620. The steps will be similar with our other range extenders. 





      Please select your version and desired configuration method:


          - WPS Configuration

          - Manual Configuration 

          - QRS Mobile app




      WPS Setup



      Note: In order to setup the range extender using WPS, you must have a WPS compatible router/access point


      Note: When configuring the range extender using WPS, it will create a NEW network name for the extended signal similar to the network you are extending. It will add the -EXT extension and use the same wireless password as the signal you are extending.


      Example:


      Home Wifi Network- Home Network (wifi password - 123456789)


      After Configuration:


      New Extended Signal- Home Network -EXT (wifi password - 123456789)






      Step 1: Plug in the range extender

      Note: The light should turn red and then start blinking orange



      Step 2: Press the WPS button on your router/AP (usually for about 5-7 seconds)


      NOTE: The WPS LED or the WiFi LED on your router should start to flash




      Step 3: Press and hold the WPS button on the DAP-1620 for 2-3 seconds. The LED should start to blink green. Once it makes connection with your router the LED will stop flashing and turn solid GREEN.






      Step 4: Unplug and place the range extender approx half way between the router and the desired connection area.


      Note: Correct placement of the range extender is very important. It needs to be positioned in an area that still receives good signal from your router. A good starting point is approx half way between the router and the area you want to get signal to.




      Step 5: To connect wireless to the range extender, Scan for available wireless networks on your wireless device and connect to the Wi-Fi Network Name which looks like your wifi signal with the -EXT added to the end of it. The Wifi password will be the same as the network you are extending.


      Setup is Complete.


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      Manual Setup


      Step 1: Plug in the range extender

      Note: The light should turn red and then start blinking orange



      Step 2: From a wireless computer/device, scan for available networks and connect to the pre-defined SSID
      (Located on the Configuration note supplied with the range extender and on the bottom of the range extender) example: Dlink-68BE.




      Step 3: Open a Web browser and go to: http://dlinkap.local or http://dlinkap . You should be directed to the range extender configuration page and the Install Wizard will appear


      Note: If you cannot access it using http://dlinkap.local, try http://192.168.0.50


      IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE RANGE EXTENDER WIFI SIGNAL TO ACCESS THE ABOVE SITE; YOU WILL NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS DURING THE SETUP PROCESS


      Select your desired Language and click Next




      Step 4:  Select the option Extend an Existing Wireless Network or Wi-Fi








      Step 5: The range extender will now scan for available wireless networks. Select the network you want to extend




      Step 6:  If the Network you are trying to extend is security enabled, you will be prompted to enter its wireless password. Once entered, Click Next




      Step 7: Here you can specify what wireless network name your range extender will broadcast.


      - Enter a new network name in the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi Network Name field and 5Ghz Wi-Fi Network Name field , then enter a new wireless password in the Wi-Fi Password field


      Note: It is suggested to keep the 2.4 and 5Ghz wireless name different. This will allow you to easily distinguish between the 2 different wireless signals.


      Note: You will only see the 5Ghz wireless signal if your wireless device supports 5Ghz


      NOTE: The DAP-1860 has smart connect enabled by default. With this enabled the DAP-1860 will broadcast a single SSID. The DAP-1860 will automatically determines whether to connect your device to 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz.



      Step 8: Create a password for the configuration page access. This will be used if you want to make changes to the extenders settings in the future.




      Step 9: Review your settings and then click Save or Finish



      The range extender will then reboot and should now be extending your wireless network. You should notice the LED on the front of the range extender is solid Green.





      Note: If you specified a different wireless network name in Step 7, you will be disconnected from the range extender. Please Scan again for wireless signals and connect to your NEW Extended Wireless Network.



      Step 9: Unplug and place the range extender approx half way between the router and the desired connection area.


      Note: Correct placement of the range extender is very important. It needs to be positioned in an area that still receives good signal from your router. A good starting point is approx half way between the router and the area you want to get signal to.



      Step is Complete


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      QRS Mobile App 


      Step 1: Download and install the D-Link QRS Mobile app on your Tablet/Smartphone. It can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google playstore


      Step 2: Power on the range extender


      Note: The light should turn red and then start blinking orange




      Step 3: From your mobile device, scan for available networks and connect to the pre-defined SSID

      (Located on the Configuration note supplied with the extender and on the bottom of the extender) example: Dlink-6DFC




      Step 4: Launch the D-Link QRS Mobile app


      Step 5: Click on Start




      Step 6: Click Next




      Step 7: The app will now scan for available wireless networks. Select the network you want to extend




      Step 8:  If the Network you are trying to extend is security enabled, you will be prompted to enter its wireless password. Once entered, Click Next




      Step 9: Here you can specify what wireless network name your range extender will broadcast.


      - Enter a new network name in the 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi Network Name field and 5Ghz Wi-Fi Network Name field , then enter a new wireless password in the Wi-Fi Password field and click Next


      NOTE: DAP-1320/DAP-1330 only support 2.4GHz


      Note: It is suggested to keep the 2.4 and 5Ghz wireless name different. This will allow you to easily distinguish between the 2 different wireless signals


      Note: You will only see the 5Ghz wireless signal if your wireless device supports 5Ghz





      Step 10: Create a password for the configuration page access. This will be used if you want to make changes to the extenders settings in the future.


      - Click Next




      Step 11: Review your settings and then click Save


      - The extender will then reboot and should now be extending your wireless network. You should notice the LED on the front of the extender is solid Green.


      - Setup Complete 


      Step 12: Connect to the wireless network that you configured in Step 9







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