Solved How Do I know If my WiFi Rander Extender is working

November 9, 2015 at 06:02:07
Specs: Macintosh
Hi,
I tried setting this up. I think I did thing correctly. I have a Green Light of the front of this device. Is that Correct? Do I need to set up each of my mobile devices or do I just set up One?
Thanks for you help with this

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#1
November 9, 2015 at 07:45:38
What is the make and model of both your router and your extender; most useful to enable pholks here help you

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#2
November 9, 2015 at 08:05:27
The Range Extender is a Belkin N300
and a Belkin enhanced Wireless Modem Router

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#3
November 14, 2015 at 02:27:39
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gplearning,

While I’m not quite sure what a ‘WiFi Rander’ brand of Extender is, once you think it’s set up, it’s fairly easy to check if it’s working.

1) We’re basically testing signal strength Before & After right? So here we go:

2) Find the spot in your area that needed to be boosted in the 1st place (bedroom, upstairs, through a few walls, etc. We’re going to use an excellent built-in wireless checker avail in the last few releases of OS X.

2A: W/MacBkPro running 10.9+: With the Extender @:/OFF, 'Option-click' on the Wi-Fi icon in upper-right menu bar. There will be a drop down menu - select 'Open Wireless Diagnostics.’ It’s sorta a secret app! (I don’t know why..?) It’s located hidden inside /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications if you want to make it a perm addition to your desktop.

2B) Take a reading - it’s self-explanatory - but will give you a great overview.

2C) Plug in the ‘Extender’ - repeat reading/signal checking. If it’s setup right you should see at least a 10% or more difference. Can I suggest one more easy helper? Purchase larger/better antenna(s) for your base router - this can make a a tremendous difference on its own, and it’s usually less expensive than a plug-in signal booster.

2D) You can check signal with nearly any iPhone/Android setup as well. The signal checker program I use for both is ‘OpenSignal’ - it’s free, and it also checks 4G/LTE signals for all carriers…very, very handy.

Hope this helped!

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