Limited or no connection problem with a Wi-Fi extender can occur due to various reasons such as incorrect setup, interference from other devices, or outdated firmware. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:
Check the placement of the Wi-Fi extender:
Make sure that the Wi-Fi extender is placed in a central location between the router and the device(s) you want to connect. The extender should also be placed away from other electronic devices that may interfere with the signal.
Check the signal strength:
Check the signal strength of the Wi-Fi extender by using a Wi-Fi analyzer app on your smartphone. If the signal strength is weak, try moving the extender to a different location.
Reset the Wi-Fi extender:
Try resetting the Wi-Fi extender by pressing and holding the reset button for 10 seconds. This will reset the Wi-Fi extender to its default settings.
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Update the firmware:
Check for any firmware updates for your Wi-Fi extender and update it if necessary. Firmware updates can often fix connectivity issues.
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Check the Wi-Fi password:
Make sure that you have entered the correct Wi-Fi password for the Wi-Fi extender. Double-check the password to ensure that it is correct.
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Try a different channel:
If there is interference from other devices on the same channel, try changing the channel on the Wi-Fi extender.
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Restart your devices:
Try restarting the devices that are having connectivity issues, including the router, Wi-Fi extender, and the device(s) you want to connect.
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If these steps do not solve the limited or no connection problem with your Wi-Fi extender, you may need to contact the MyWiFiExt Support.