Setting up an Altice Wi-Fi Extender is a quick and easy process that can be done using a web browser on your computer/mobile device, using the WPS button or app.
However, in this post, I’ll cover the WPS button and the web browser method.
Now, let’s get started with the setup process.
Steps to Set Up an Altice Wi-Fi Extender Using the WPS Button
If your Altice Wi-Fi Extender comes with the WPS button, you can set it up in a few minutes using this button. Check your extender to see if there’s a button labeled WPS.
If you can find it, follow the steps below to connect your extender to your router:
1. Plug in the Extender
First, plug your Altice Wi-Fi Extender into an electrical outlet and turn it on. Wait for the device to power up and the LED light to turn on.
2. Press the WPS Button on Your Router
Next, locate the WPS button on your Wi-Fi router and press it. This will activate the WPS mode on your router and allow the extender to connect to your network.
3. Press the WPS Button on the Extender
Within two minutes of pressing the WPS button on your router, press the WPS button on your Altice Wi-Fi Extender. The WPS LED light on the extender will blink, indicating it’s searching for your Wi-Fi network.
4. Wait for the Connection to be Established
The extender will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network using the same network name (SSID) and password as your existing network.
This process may take a few minutes, so be patient. Once the connection is established, the WPS LED light on the extender will turn solid green, indicating it’s connected to your network.
That’s it! You’ve successfully set up your Altice Wi-Fi Extender using the WPS button. You can now move the extender to a location where you need a stronger Wi-Fi signal and enjoy faster internet speeds.
Steps to Set Up an Altice Wi-Fi Extender Using a Computer or Mobile Device
1. Connect the Extender to Power
Plug your Altice Wi-Fi Extender into an electrical outlet and turn it on. Wait for the device to power up and the LED light to turn on.
2. Connect the Extender to Your Computer or Mobile Device
Next, connect your computer or mobile device to the Altice Wi-Fi Extender’s network. You’ll need to ensure your device’s Wi-Fi is on, then scan for available networks to find the Altice network.
If you’re not sure of the Altice Wi-Fi network name, look for it at the bottom of the extender. If prompted for password, check the device or user manual to find the default password.
3. Launch the Web Browser
Once you’re connected to the extender’s network, open your web browser on your computer or mobile device. Type the web address “http://alticewifiextender.com” or 22.214.171.124 in the address bar and hit enter.
Next, you will be prompted to enter your Altice Wi-Fi Extender username and password. If you haven’t changed it, the default username and password can be found on the device itself.
Usually, the default password is admin—if you can’t find it on the user manual or the device itself, enter admin as username and password.
4. Choose the Network to Extend
After logging in, you will see a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Choose the network you want to extend and click “Next”.
5. Configure the Extender Settings
Now you will need to configure some settings for the extender.
You can decide to keep the same Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password as your existing network or create a new one. You can also choose the security settings and channel for the extender.
6. Finish the Setup
Once you’ve configured the settings, click “Finish” to complete the setup process. The extender will restart and connect to your Wi-Fi network. Wait for the LED light on the extender to turn green, indicating that it’s connected to your network.
Troubleshooting Altice Wi-Fi Extender Connectivity Issues
If you’re experiencing connectivity issues with your Altice Wi-Fi Extender, here are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the problem:
Check the placement of your extender
Make sure that your Altice Wi-Fi Extender is placed in an area where it can receive a strong signal from your router.
If your extender is too far away from your router or blocked by walls, it may not be able to provide a strong and stable Wi-Fi connection.
Restart your extender
Sometimes, a simple restart can help resolve connectivity issues. Try unplugging your Altice Wi-Fi Extender from the power source for 10-15 seconds, then plug it back in and wait for it to restart.
Check your Wi-Fi network settings
Make sure your extender is connected to the correct Wi-Fi network and the network’s name and password are correct. If you recently changed your network settings, you may need to update your extender’s settings as well.
Reset your extender
If none of the above steps work, you may need to reset your Altice Wi-Fi Extender. To do this, locate the reset button on the bottom of the device, and press and hold it for 10-15 seconds until the LED light on the extender turns off.
This will reset the extender to its default factory settings, and you’ll need to set it up again.
To set up your Altice Wi-Fi Extender again, follow the steps outlined in this post.
In summary, if you’re experiencing connectivity issues with your Altice Wi-Fi Extender, try checking the placement, restarting the device, checking your Wi-Fi network settings, or resetting the extender. If none of these solutions work, you may want to contact Altice customer support for further assistance.
So that’s how to set up your Altice Wi-Fi Extender and enjoy faster internet speeds.
Keep in mind that the range of your extender may vary depending on your home or office’s layout and construction materials, so you may need to experiment with different locations to find the best signal strength.