Setting up a Setek Wi-Fi extender is easy and can significantly improve your Wi-Fi range. With two methods available for setup – WPS and via a web browser – you can choose the one most compatible with your router. Our step-by-step guide walks you through each method, plus provides helpful troubleshooting tips and FAQs for your Setek Wi-Fi extender setup.
Setek Wi-Fi Extender Setup Instructions
The Setek extender device upgrades the Wi-Fi connectivity experience within the house or workplace. It dramatically helps extend the network range of your current Wi-Fi and allows access to the internet in the dead spots too.
You can extend the Wi-Fi range by pressing the WPS button on the Setek device to configure it on the router and repeat the network range. The Setek extender device had four antennas offering high speed with 300Mbps internet speed.
Now, you can easily configure the Setek extender device using WPS or with the help of your internet browser too. Read on to learn more about these methods and understand the setup instructions for the device.
How to Set Up Your Setek Wi-Fi Extender Through the WPS Method
The first setup for the Setek extender device is through WPS. Follow below step-by-step instructions to initiate the setup using WPS.
1. Power on the Extender
The first thing to do is plug your Setek extender device into a power plug close to the Wi-Fi router. Once the Setek extender has been plugged in, you must wait 5-7 seconds before the device switches on and is ready to use.
2. Press the WPS Buttons
On your Wi-Fi router, look for the WPS button. Now, press it and hold for a second. After this:
- Go to your Setek extender device.
- Press the WPS button.
- Hold it for 5-10 seconds.
3. The Extender is Connected to Your Router
After you press the WPS button for both the Wi-Fi router and the Setek extender device, you will have to wait for 30 seconds approx. To let the Setek extender restart on its own. Once the device is on again, make sure that the indicator’s light on the Setek extender device goes off and then is back on. If this happens, the Setek extender device successfully connects to the Wi-fi router.
4. Move the Extender to the Best Position
Once the setup has been done, you must keep the Setek extender at an appropriate location to be positioned between the Wi-Fi router device and the area with low Wi-Fi connectivity. Also, you must ensure the device’s location is within your Wi-fi network range of the Wi-Fi router. Otherwise, it will not function properly. If the Setek extender still malfunctions, you might want to review the setup instructions again.
If the problem persists, try resetting the Setek extender and the Wi-Fi router and then repeat the same procedure.
The essential thing to remember is that this procedure is only helpful if your Wi-Fi router has WPS support. If this did not work, move on to the following method.
How to Set Up a Setek Wi-Fi Extender Via a Web Browser
Since your router does not have WPS support, your other option to get the Setek extender device setup done is through the internet browser. You can use your PC or a smartphone to setup the extender device with your Wi-Fi router.
1. Power on the Extender
As in the previous procedure, you must connect your Setek extender device to a nearby power plug and allow it to switch on. If the power indicator light is on, it means the device is working.
2. Connect to the Extender’s Wi-Fi Network
On your smartphone or PC, look up the Wi-Fi signal for the Setek Extender and connect your device to it. You can find the same in your device’s available Wi-Fi list under the name Setek.
3. Sign in to the Management Page
Now, the management user interface will pop up on your screen automatically. It mainly happens when the Setek extender device is being connected to a smartphone or PC for the initial setup. If that does not happen, you can go to the internet browser on your device and type the address 192.168.10.1. It works well on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
4. Enter the Password
On the following webpage, enter your login credentials. You can enter the password as admin (default for new device setup) and then click on the Login option. It will now scan all available nearby Wi-Fi connections for you to select.
5. Select the Wi-Fi Network to Extend
Please choose the one you would like to extend from the available Wi-Fi connectivity and then type the password under it. The password to be added here is the same as your current Wi-Fi network’s password. Once added, click on the Connect option. Moreover, the Setek Extender’s default device name is the same as your Wi-Fi name with the addition of a -plus attached to it.
6. Completing the Setup
After the above steps have been implemented successfully, the Setek extender device will reboot on its own. Once the device is up and running again, connect it to the SSID of the device and complete the setup.
7. Move Your Extender to the Best Position
Now move your Setek extender and locate it so that it covers all dead spots and is also close to the Wi-Fi router. But remember that it is within network range of the router. Otherwise, it won’t be effective.
Related Questions and Troubleshoot Tips
Below are some questions and troubleshooting tips to help you resolve any problems with your Setek extender device installation with your Wi-Fi router range issue.
How do I reset my Setek Wi-Fi extender?
Resetting the Setek extender device is easy. You can reset this device by locating the WPS or reset option on the extender and pressing it for 10 seconds or more. Once you have pressed the reset button, it will reboot the extender, confirming that the reset has been completed.
A crucial thing to remember when resetting the device is that it is connected to a power plug and not switched off.
Is Setek Extender a dual-band extender?
The Setek extender device offers a dual-band extender facility, allowing you to choose from a 2.4 GHz or a 5 GHz bandwidth, as per the requirement, and it works well with almost all Wi-Fi devices.
How far should I plug the extender from my router?
You can extend the Setek Extender to an area of 2500 sq.ft. Yet, it is essential to keep certain things in check when plugging it at a distance from the Wi-Fi router. Ensure there are no walls or poles between the two devices and that there is always green indicator light on the extender device, confirming the availability of ample Wi-Fi signals.