If you bought the uppoon dual band repeater aka the uppoon wifi extender, you may be wondering if there are any special things you need to do in order to set it up. You can use three simple ways including an ethernet cable, connecting via wps button, and a special web setup. We will cover the last two in this article as ethernet is not recommended.
If you have a newer router with good service, your uppoon dual band repeater may connect to either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. If you only have a single band then you will be limited to one. Below we will get into multiple ways to setup your uppoon device and how to reset it if anything goes wrong.
Connect Via WPS button
Forever and always the WPS button on your router and extender will be the easier and simplest option for a connection. Until some magical tech gets invented that works like a magnet where it connects automatically within range, this is your best option! We will still cover the web setup which is always useful to know as well as a great back up of course. The Uppoon wifi extender is just as easy to setup as any other wifi extender. Just make sure that your router has a WPS button which i’m most certain it does. If not, on to the web setup for you below!
Follow the forthcoming steps:
Step 1: Plug in your uppoon wifi extender into an outlet closest to your router. It doesn’t have to be right next to it but try to get as close as you can. This just helps to make sure you have a successful connection. After the setup you can move it to wherever you want.
Step 2: Go to your router and press the WPS button. Make sure you hold it for a few seconds and check for a flashing light.
Step 3: Go to your uppoon wifi extender and press the WPS button. Hold it for a second or two.
Step 4: Observe the light on your extender. It should go from flashing to solid green if it connected successfully.
Step 5: Once the connection has been established, wait about and minute and then check your available wifi list on one of your devices. You should see a new network with your wifi name followed by EXT.
Step 6: Success! You can now unplug your uppoon wifi extender and place it where you would like. You won’t have to repeat this connection setup so feel free to test out multiple areas to find which provides you with the best coverage.
Should you have difficulties with the WPS method then try the web setup below. While routers and extenders provide us with glorious wifi and are “smart”, they can also be very, very dumb…
Mobile or Laptop Setup
For the web setup you will need to have a device with internet access at the ready. Your laptop or phone is fine. The same beginning steps apply to the web setup as they do the WPS button. First:
-Connect the uppoon wifi extender to an outlet close to your router
-When the light comes on, find the new wifi network in your list and select it. As stated above this could be uppoon wifi or yourWifiName-EXT.
-Now open your web browser and input 192.168.11.1. This will take you to the uppoon wifi extender website (the setup website, not the manufacturer website.)
-If your wifi extender is plugged in you should be greeted with a login page. If you are seeing nothing double check the ip address and make sure the extender is properly plugged in.
-You should have the login credentials that came with the uppoon wifi extender instructions. Remember the default password is admin. You can change this later.
-While going through the setup wizard you should see three options available as the “mode”. Access Point, Repeater, and Router. Repeater is the option you will want unless you know you specifically want something else.
-After selecting repeater it will start scanning for active and in range networks.
-Select your wifi network from the list to let your extender know it should connect to it.
-You can now change the wifi name to whatever you choose or leave it as the default. If you leave it the name will be yourWifiName-EXT.
-After you choose or leave the name, a 2.4GHz and 5GHz option should be available. The password will be the same as your main wifi network.
After the setup has been complete you can now unplug your extender and move it to a location of your choosing. When you unplug your device you will not need to repeat the setup process, just plug it back in. Should you ever get a new router then you will have to repeat one of the setup steps listed above.
Uppoon Extender Hard Reset
Sometimes you may feel the need to reset your uppoon wifi extender. Whether it be because you forgot the password or think the performance is not up to par, it doesn’t matter. All you have to do is find the little reset button on the device and hold it for about 10 seconds or until the led lights indicate a reset. There will either be a tiny hole that you need a pen to press or a tiny button. After you reset your device you will need to repeat the setup process above. Either method will work.