Did you just purchase a Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender? Awesome! You’re just a few minutes away from extending your Wi-Fi signals to reach every corner of your home or office.
However, you need to set up the device properly to enjoy its full functions. So if you’re not sure how to properly set up your Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender, then this post is your go-to resource! Let’s head right into it!
How to Set Up Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender
There are two methods you can use to set up your Rock Space Wi-Fi extender. You can either do that using the WPS button or via a web browser. Let’s start with the WPS method.
Setting Up a Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender Via WPS
This method allows you to extend your Wi-Fi network using the Wi-Fi-protected setup (WPS) button. If your router has a WPS button, you should see it on your router labeled “WPS“. If you can’t find the button, it means your router doesn’t have one, (so you will need to use the second method that will be discussed later in the post to extend your Wi-Fi network).
- Plug your Rock Space Extender into a power outlet (plug it near the router in the same room). Next, wait a few seconds for the PWR LED to turn solid blue. Make sure the antenna of the device is upward and vertical to the ground.
- Press the WPS button on your router and wait for about 2 minutes, and then press the WPS button on your Rock space Wi-Fi extender too. Then, wait for the Signal LED on the extender to turn solid blue.
- Relocate the extender and connect your Wi-Fi devices.
- For better performance, plug the extender into an outlet halfway between the router and the Wi-Fi dead zone. However, make sure the location you choose is within the range of your existing Wi-Fi network.
- Now, wait until the Signal LED turns solid blue. Once it does, connect your Wi-Fi devices to it. Your extender’s SSID is your Wi-Fi router’s SSID with a suffix _EXT/5GEXT. And the password is the same as your Wi-Fi router.
If you’re a visual learner, see how to set up a Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender in the video below:
Setting Up Your Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender Via a Web Browser
As mentioned, this is another method to set up a Rock space Wi-Fi Extender. So if the first method didn’t work for you, then you want to give this a try.
- Plug the device into a power outlet near the router in the same room, and wait until the PWR LED turns solid blue.
- Connect your Wi-Fi device to the extender’s Wi-Fi network rockspace_EXT. But make sure the Mobile Data (if any) is disabled. Now, start your web browser and input http://re.rockspace.local in the address bar. You can also use 192.168.0.254 and create a login password for later attempts.
- Then select the Wi-Fi network you want to extend. Enter the password of the network and wait for a moment to see the “Extended Successfully!” page appears.
- Relocate the extender and connect your Wi-Fi devices.
- For better performance, plug the extender into an outlet halfway between the router and the Wi-Fi dead zone. But make sure the location you choose is within the range of your existing Wi-Fi network.
- Next, wait until the Signal LED turns solid blue. Once it does, connect your Wi-Fi devices to it. Your extender’s SSID is your Wi-Fi router’s SSID with a suffix _EXT/5GEXT. Also, the password is the same as your Wi-Fi router.
Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender FAQS and Troubleshooting Tips
How do I reset my Rock Space Wi-Fi Extender?
- First, power on the device. Next, when the PWR LED is on, look for a paper clip or any other sharp object. Then press and hold the RESET button. Keep it pressed down for about 5-6 seconds, then release it.
- Next, the PWR LED will turn solid on again. Once it is solid on, it means your Rock Space Wi-Fi extender has been successfully reset.
Why can’t I log in to the web UI of the Wi-Fi Extender?
Here’s how to fix this issue:
- If you are using a Wi-Fi device, make sure you are connected to the extender’s Wi-Fi network rockspace_EXT, and also ensure the Mobile Data function is disabled.
- If you use a computer, make sure you are connected to the extender’s Wi-Fi network rockspace_EXT. and also check to be sure your computer is set to obtain an IP address and DNS server address automatically. Now reset the Wi-Fi extender and try again.
My Rock space Wi-Fi Extender cannot find the Wi-Fi network of my router; what to do?
Most times when this happens, it is because the router may be encrypted with WEP or WPA/WPA (Enterprise) algorithms. To fix this, change the encryption type of your router to WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK, then try scanning again. This time, it should find your router’s Wi-Fi network.
My Wi-Fi extender cannot find my Wi-Fi signal but can find someone else’s; what to do?
This could be that the signal strength your mobile device is getting in the same place is poor. So check to be sure of that. Also, check if the encryption of the superior router is WEP.
Why is my network slow after using a Wi-Fi extender?
First, check to confirm the status of the indicator. If the color is solid blue, it means the signal strength received by the Wi-Fi extender is strong enough (above -60db).
But if it is solid red or has no light at all, the strength is weak. In that case, you will need to move your Wi-Fi extender a little closer and make sure the antenna is upward and vertical to the ground.
No internet access after extension; what to do?
- First, confirm if the extension is successful. The indicator light and the management interface should give you a clue about this.
- Disconnect the device without internet access, and connect again to see if it is available.
- Consider moving the Wi-Fi extender to another location in case the problem is caused by poor signal strength.
- When the signal of the Wi-Fi extender is connected, see if its SSID is assigned by the router.
- Reset the Wi-Fi extender and try other Wi-Fi signals.
How do I know the extension is successful?
- Search to see if the SSID of the Wi-Fi extender is still in the factory setting. If that is the case, then the extension wasn’t successful.
- Check the exact color status of the indicator by making the room a bit darker so you can see it clearly.
- Log in to the interface of the Wi-Fi extender to confirm if the extended state is expanded. If the extension is successful, you may then want to put the antenna upward and vertical to the ground. If it is unsuccessful, consider changing its angle.
- You can also put the router and Wi-Fi extender closer, and observe if the indicator gets solid blue.
So that’s how to set up your Rock Space (AC1200 Dual Band) Wi-Fi Extender. If you have problems during or after the setup, reset the device and start the setup process again. Yes, resetting the device usually helps to fix several issues, such as a slow network.