You’ve found the right place if you are looking for how to connect a WiFi extender to your Verizon router.
This article will show you how to determine if you need a Wi-Fi extensioner and how to connect it to your Verizon router.
Relax, take a deep breath, and then read carefully to make sure you don’t miss any important information.
You are likely to be trying to overcome the major drawbacks of Wi Fi technology, which is the wireless signal’s ability to penetrate.
Most people are aware that Wi-Fi antennas transmit signals for several hundred yards. However, this is only true if there are no solid objects between the devices trying wirelessly to communicate.
The dense material can cause radio waves used to transmit signals to lose strength. You may lose your radio station if you travel through long tunnels.
This holds true for this case as well. The solution to this problem is theoretically possible by using a stronger signal source and a larger antenna. International regulations restrict how strong a signal may be.
Verizon uses all the latest technologies in its routers, but they can’t increase the signal above the legal limit. The signal strength of your router is currently legal.
You won’t be able to establish a reliable connection if there are more than one wall between your router and the wireless device. This applies even if you don’t consider interference sources like cordless phones or microwave ovens.
Is it really necessary to have a Wi Fi extender?
You can make your Wi-Fi network more reliable by doing a few simple things. The first is to place the router in the best possible location. A signal booster is the second option. You can move your router to the center if you live in small houses or apartments. A 3D center is required for a 2-story house. It should be located near sealing and in the middle of your floor plan.
Omnidirectional router antennas broadcast signals in all directions, creating a signal bubble. If the source is located in the middle, the chances of your entire home being covered evenly are greater.
If you are unable to move the router, or the router doesn’t cover your entire house, then you should consider a signal booster (also known as a Wi-Fi extender).
What are your Wi Fi Extender Options?
Because you are a Verizon user, it is likely that you have a Verizon router/gateway. This will help you decide whether to get a Verizon Wi Fi extender or another brand. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages.
You can choose a Verizon Wi-Fi extender and be sure it will work with the router. The setup process will also be easy. The Verizon Wi Fi extender is designed to be used with a Verizon router.
It will work if you are looking for a brand new product or want to buy something different due to price, loyalty or unique features. Although it may take additional steps to set up an extension, most compatible extenders work.
Let’s now see how to get the Wi-Fi extender to work with your Verizon router.
How to connect Verizon Fios Wi-Fi Extender to the Fios Router
There are many ways to connect your Verizon Wi Fi extender with your router, depending on the model. They’re all quite simple.
- Connect the Verizon Wi-Fi extender to your Verizon router using WPS
Both the router and extender can use the WPS feature. WPS stands to Wi-Fi Protected Settingup and is the easiest way to connect any wireless devices to the router. Your thumb should be on the extender’s round button until the light blinks. Next, repeat the process with the router. Let them sink. Once they have connected, you are done. There are many other options available if this doesn’t work.
NOTE :WPS allows you to connect router and extender via two networks. Two passwords will be required for each network. Once you have access the admin panel, you can use the sticker’s back password.
- Connect your Verizon router to the Wi-Fi extender with an Ethernet cable
The extender should be placed near the router (Gateway), and connected to one port on router’s LAN port, the other to the extension.
Turn on the extender and wait for it turn solid white.
After the extension has been turned off, unplug the Ethernet cables and place it in a permanent location.
Don’t panic if the light turns yellow when you unplug your ethernet cable. This is a sign your extender is too close to the router.
NOTE: The extender will use the router’s username, password, and SSID to connect. The sticker at the back of your extender won’t work anymore.
How to connect other Wi-Fi Extenders brands to Verizon Fios Router
You can use WPS to connect an extender to a router if you are using a different brand. You can also set it up manually if the WPS connection fails or your extender isn’t compatible.
It is possible to make setup simpler by connecting the Wi Fi extender to your router at the same location as the router.
Once the extender has been charged up, you can search for available networks using your laptop/phone. Locate the model name of your extender. Connect to the network once you have found it. Open the web browser, and then enter your IP address using the extender.
Some brands include an app that will help you set up your extension. You should always read the instructions that came with it.
Once you have accessed your admin panel, follow the quick setup instructions for connecting the extender to router.
These instructions are easy to follow and clear. We wish you strong Wi-Fi signals and fast internet speeds.