RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Setup Instructions

If you’re on this page, my guess is you recently got the RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender but are not sure how to set it up correctly. If that guess was correct, then keep reading as I’ll be walking you through the steps to configure your new RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender.

Let’s dive in!

RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Setup Instructions
Image adapted from RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender manual.

How to Set Up the RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender?

There are about three ways to set up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender, and each of them will take less than 5 minutes to complete, as long as you follow the steps correctly.

So in the following paragraphs, I’ll show you how to set up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender via the WPS method, Web Browser, and RJ45 Cable method. Let’s start with the WPS method.

Setting Up Your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Via the WPS Method

With this method, you can set up your extender in less than 5 minutes. But be sure that your router supports WPS. If your router doesn’t have a WPS button, skip to the next method.

That said, follow the steps below to set up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender:

1. Activate Repeater Mode on Your Extender

Check the mode selector on the side of your device and toggle it to the “Repeater” position.

RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Setup

2. Turn on the Extender

Plug your extender into a working outlet and then turn it on (check the side of the device for the power button). Next, wait for about 2 seconds for the Power LED indicator to turn on.

How to set up RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender

3. Press the WPS button

Locate the WPS button on the extender, then press and hold it for about 2 to 3 seconds. The WPS LED will begin flashing slowly. This will continue for about 2 minutes.

4. Press the WPS Button on Your Router

While the WPS LED on your extender is still flashing, press and hold the WPS button on your router for 2 to 3 seconds. Next, the extender will automatically connect to your router and also copy the wireless key settings. If prompted to enter your password, enter your router’s password (your extender’s Wi-Fi password is the same as your Router). Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this step.

5. Complete the Setup

After the previous step, the extender will automatically reboot. If not, switch the power button off and then switch it back on to reboot the device. Next, go to your smart device (computer, phone, etc.) WLAN settings and connect to the new SSID.

And that’s all about setting up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender via the WPS method. Ensure you position the extender closer to your router for a strong Wi-Fi signal/connection.

Setting Up Your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Via a Web Browser

So if you couldn’t set up your extender through the WPs method, you want to give this a try. Of course, the method is simple and takes just a few minutes to complete.

Here’s how to set up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender via a web browser:

1. Enable Repeater Mode

The first step to setting up the extender via a web browser is to enable repeater mode on the device. Check the side of the device and switch the mode selector to “Repeater”.

2. Power on the Extender

After enabling the repeater mode, the next thing you want to do is power on the extender. Check the side of the device to find the power button and push it to the ON position. The PWR LED will come up, showing that the device is ready.

3. Connect to the Extender Network

Check available Wi-Fi networks on your computer or phone and then click “RANGEXTD” to connect. See the image below.

RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Configuration

4. Extend Your Wi-Fi network

Once connected, open your browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla browsers). Then enter in the address bar. This is the default IP address for your RangeXTD Wi-Fi extender. Ensure you’re connected to RANGEXTD before entering the IP address in your browser.

5. Login and Set Mode

The management page will appear, asking you to log in with your password. Now type in the default password (admin), then tap “Login”. After you have successfully logged into the management page, you will see a page requesting you to set your desired mode. Click on the “Repeater” to start setup.

6. Finish the Setup

Now select a Wi-Fi SSID from the list and then enter your router’s password. You can also modify your extender’s name here if you want to. Next, tap “Apply” to configure and reboot the device.

Once the reboot is complete, go over to your device’s WLAN setting and connect to the new Wi-Fi SSID.

So that’s all about setting up your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender using a Web Browser. Make sure to position your extender in the best position—not too far from your router.

Setting Up Your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender via RJ45 Cable

This method has similar steps as configuring via a web browser. But instead of connecting your extender with your smartphone or computer wirelessly, here, you will use an enclosed RJ45 cable for the configuration.

This is also easy and doesn’t take much time to get done. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Plug your extender into a wall socket and turn the device on.
  2. Connect your computer with it using an RJ45 cable.
  3. Follow steps 3 to 6 in the Web Browser setup method above to complete the configuration.

RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender Troubleshooting Tips and FAQs

How do I reset my RangeXTD Wi-Fi Extender?

To reset your RangeXTD Wi-Fi Booster to factory settings, follow the steps below:

  • Plug the device into a wall socket and turn it on.
  • Find the Reset button (a pinhole) on the device and then press and hold it for about 10 seconds—using a paperclip or pin.
  • The LED indicators will all turn off, indicating that the device is reset.
  • Next, unplug it from the socket for about 3 seconds and plug it back in.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds before you configure the device again.

Note that this action will permanently erase all previous settings, so you’ll have to start all over again to set it up. You should only reset your extender if you have issues with it that require a factory reset.

Is there a limit to how many devices I can connect to my RangeXTD device?

No, there is no limit. You can connect as many devices as you feel like to the extender. However, connecting too many devices simultaneously can cause connectivity issues.

I did not find the device name (SSID) for the extender; what to do?

If you can’t find the SSID for your Wi-Fi booster, check if the indicator light on the device is blinking. If it is, you will need to wait for some time. Perhaps the device is still trying to prepare the Wi-Fi signal—and that could take some time to complete.

Also, ensure your internet source ID is in the extender’s range. If your SSID still didn’t show up on the Wi-Fi list, try disabling the Wi-Fi on your phone or PC, and enable it again. It should work fine this time.

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