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D Link WiFi Extender Not Working?

So, you are in awe of the “D Link WiFi extender not working” issue, right? Did you nod in yes? Luckily, you have reached the right post. Here, you will get to know everything to fix the issue in a blink of an eye. Let’s start over!

You may get D Link WiFi extender not working issue due to the following reasons:

  • D Link WiFi extender isn’t getting sufficient power supply
  • The device is placed away from the router
  • D Link extender is not configured properly
  • You haven’t performed d link firmware update process yet
  • The connection between your extender and router is not proper

Now, take a step forward and get to know the fixes to troubleshoot the issue.

The first fix: that you have to try to make your D Link WiFi range extender work is to check the power being supplied to the device. Make sure that the electricity is continuous, stable, and fluctuation-free.

After applying this fix, hopefully, your D Link WiFi range extender is working fine now?

Still the same? Don’t be devastated! There are a couple of more fixes that you can try to rectify the issue.

The second fix: that you can try is to place your extender in accordance with the points highlighted below:

During the D Link WiFi extender setup process, the extender must be placed within reach of your router.
After D Link WiFi extender setup, you can choose the location of your choice for the device. But, the extender must not be placed out of range from your router. The maximum distance between the devices must not exceed the limit of 40-50 feet.

The third fix: Consider this as one of the most important fixes. If your D Link WiFi range extender is not configured properly, then you can never make the most out of your extender. So, to make the device up and running, ensure to configure it properly, that’s it!

Now, you might be wondering how to set up D Link WiFi extender, right? Wonder no more! The extender setup process isn’t rocket science. All you have to do is navigate to the D Link setup page using http //dlinkap.local web address and default login password. Once you are on the extender setup page, just follow the setup instructions in the exact given order and you are done.

The fourth fix: After setting up your D Link WiFi extender, there is a need to update its firmware version. You don’t have to do anything. After the D Link extender setup process, you will receive a notification to perform d link firmware update process (if available). And, if there is any firmware available for the extender model you have, simply click on the Update or Download button.

Your extender will restart automatically once the d link firmware update process gets completed.

Note: D link firmware update process might take 15-20 minutes or more than that. So, have patience! Do not turn off the extender.

Here’s the fifth fix: During extender setup, if you haven’t made a solid Ethernet connection between your D Link device and router, then also you will get the issue. Don’t worry! Just to deal with it, ensure that there was a good connection made by you between your devices during the configuration process.

So, your device is working fine now? No? Then, why don’t you restart it? Yes, the non-working of the device can easily be fixed if you restart it. Look, if any of my devices start behaving weird or performing slow, I simply restart them. But, before that, I disconnect the devices from other devices. Then, turn them off. Wait for a short while and then power them all again.

Note: Do not restart all your devices. Apply this process with the particular device only, which is giving you issues, e.g. your D Link extender.

Which of the 5 fixes helped in making your D Link WiFi extender work? Please share!