Belkin extender is Among the Best Range extenders Available in the Market. Installing Belkin range Extender is a Peace of cake only if you know the Correct steps & Perform them right. If You are Looking to extend the network strength of your Extender Or if you have a Place in your Home Where Signal Quality is Poor Than Belkin extender will help you boost the Signal Strength & Range of your Existing network.
Lets Start with the Basic information that we have gathered For You to Have a Idea About installation-
Note – Belkin range extender is Compatible with any wireless router & Modem But Just to make sure Please Update the Firmware of your Base Wireless Router. Given steps will apply on Almost Every Model of Belkin extenders. Be Gentle & Careful While Installation.
Prepare for Belkin Range Installation –
- Unbox Your Belkin range extender if you have just purchased the Product. in case if you have an Older Belkin extender than we recommend Doing a reset of your Old Belkin extender.
- Keep a Device Ready With Wireless Capability For Installation Such as Laptop Or Tablet. make sure you have a Full Browser on the Device For example – Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.
- A router with SSID and wireless security password. If you have a dual-band router, make sure you have each SSID’s name and password
- Make Sure your existing Wireless router Or Modem is Working & you have an Active Internet Connection.
- Keep an Ethernet Cable (Optional)
Setup Belkin Extender –
Range extenders Are plug & Play device.Once you have everything you need for Belkin setup Please Follow these steps –
Tip – Setup the extender near to your router
- Plug the Belkin extender to the Power outlet Near to Your Router & Power it On
- Refresh Your Computer Or Phone Wifi Network List & You may See the New Belkin Extender Network By the name of Belkin.setup Ready to Be configured.
- Please Connect With Unsecured Belkin.setup (In Case if Belkin.setup is Not their Look at the Configuration card Given by Belkin Into the Box that came With Extender )
- Once Connected it Should take You Automatically On Belkin range Setup However if it does Not redirect you their Please Open your Browser and Type http://belkin.range in the address bar of your Browser.
- Once Logged inside of Belkin extender Setup page Your Extender Will Automatically Guide you For Installation, there You Can customize the Settings Such as Extender Network Name(SSID) & Password, Frequency (2.5Ghz Or 5.0 GHz), On the Next Step You Will be Able to See a Network List Caintaning
- Select The Name Of Your existing wireless Network & Connect With it. Use the password that you use to Connect With the main Router.
- Once Connected please Review the Information & make changes to your Network name & Password as You See fit.
save all settings and restart the Wireless extender.This Should Get the Work Done & Get your extender functioning according to your Needs.
- Please Place your extender anywhere in House anywhere But Keep in mind that it Should not be Away More than 40 feet from your Main Router.
- in case if it Seems Like Not Working Please Reset the Belkin range extender & Try performing setup Again
- There is However one more Way you Can setup Belkin extender Only if you have a WPS Enabled Router Or Wireless Modem.
Note – Use this Method Only if you have a WPS Key On The main Wireless Router Or Modem you may have.Next Steps are Easy but they are bit Tricky as well
How to Connect Belkin Extender With WPS Key –
there are Two Ways one can Setup Belkin Extender Using WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Lets See What are they & How one Will be Able to Use Them-
Note – We Recommend Changing the Security Mode of Your Main Wireless Router to WPA/WPA2 Before Going for Installation.Setup a WPS Pin Or Write Down the default Pin of Your Existing Wireless Router. Enable the WPS In Main Wireless Router However in Most Routers its enable By default.
WPS PIN Method –
- Make Sure the Main Router is Powered On & Connected to the Internet.
- Just Open Your Web Browser & Type http://Belkin.range at the address bar & Press Enter.
- Login to Your Belkin extender & Go Under Extended Network Settings & Hit On WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
- On Next Step Just Type Your Pin Into the Given Box & Click On Enroll
- In Next 2 Minutes, this Should Connect Your Belkin Extender With Main Wireless Router
WPS PBC Method –
Its Called WPS PBC (Puss Botton Configuration) For a Reason. You Need to have WPS Key On Both Devices to Push and Enable the WPS Setup. Some Wireless Router Don’t have a Physical Key Or Some have It Under the Setup Console But if you have a WPS On Wireless Router than this Setup is just for You-
Tip – Keep the Extender Near to Your Router While Doing it.
- Power On Belkin Extender & Press the WPS Key Based On Belkin extender & Hold it for 3-5 Seconds for it to Initiate the WPS Setup.You will See WPS Light Flashing on Your Extender
- Now Go to Your Main Wireless Router & Press the WPS Key On it With In 2 Minutes
- Router & Extender Will Exchange Security Authentication & Your Extender Should be Connected to your Main Wireless Router.
fantastic & Congrats You Extender is Configured & Fully Ready to Be Used
Hope Both of these Steps Will help Help Setup Belkin extender With Any Wireless Router.
there is one more way to setup belkin range extender but before you jump to that let us Educate you How to Reset belkin extender to default settings so you can start fresh.
Reset Belkin Range Extender –
Its Amazingly Easy to Restore Belkin extender to its Default factory settings. Please Follow the Given steps –
- Plug the belkin wireless extender to Power source.
- Find a Tiny Screw driver or paper clip & look at the bottom of belkin extender for a reset hole(Key)
- Press it carefully & hold if gently for 8-10 seconds till you see all lights flashing than let the Reset key go & wait for 30 seconds.
- Reboot the extender using the power outlet
- Now setup belkin extender again by Given instruction above & Below However you Like
Setup Belkin Range Extender with Ethernet Cable
- Connect your Belkin range extender to your computer using an Ethernet cable.
- Plug the extender into the wall electrical outlet using the power chord that came with your extender.
- Go ahead and disable the Wi-Fi connection on your computer. For that, you need to click on the network icon at the bottom right corner and click on the disable Wi-Fi tab.
- Now, open one of your favorite computer web browsers and access the web-based setup page of your extender.
- Visit the URL “http://Belkin.range” and click on the get started option that appears on your browser window.
- Now, follow the onscreen instructions and click on the Wi-Fi network name of your router.
- Once, you see your network, highlight it by clicking on it and click “next”.
- A window will pop up that says “A password is required to join this network”.
- Enter the wireless network password of your router and click “next”.
- A page will show up to confirm the new network name and password that you will be using for your extended network. Make sure that the new network name should not be the same as your other router’s network name to avoid network conflicts
if you see your Installation being failed after all these steps Or Orange light Blinking with No internet connect perhaps its Time for Us to Troubleshoot it Please read More on – How to Fix orange light Problem in Belkin Range Extender
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