Connecting an Extender to a Mesh Wi-Fi System

When you need to expand your Wi-Fi coverage in a large apartment, country house or small office, you can add additional Wi-Fi Extenders to your Keenetic Main Router. Connect them over Ethernet for maximum performance or over Mesh Wi-Fi without cabling.

In this article, we will cover both of the Mesh Wi-Fi Extender connection options.

Method 1

1. Make sure that your Keenetic Main Router works and is connected to the Internet.

2. On the Keenetic that you want to make a Mesh Wi-Fi Extender, set the A/B mode switch to position B. The mode switch is on the side panel of the device.

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If the router has a 4-position mode selector (on the back of the case), set it to C — Repeater.

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For models that do not have a hardware mode selector on their cases, enable the optional mode in the web interface. On the 'General system settings' page click 'Change operating mode' button and set the Repeater/Extender Mode.

3. Connect the Extender to the Main Router using the supplied Ethernet cable. Connect the Extender to the mains via the supplied power adapter. Make sure that the indicator globus.png on the device you are connecting is illuminated and not blinking.

4. Open a web browser, go to my.keenetic.net and log in to web interface of the Main Router, or run the Keenetic mobile application. Select the Wi-Fi system section and click 'Acquire' to add the Extender to your Wi-Fi System.
At the time of integration, the operating system of the Extender may be updated.
Wait until the process is complete.

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5. Disconnect the Extender from the Main Router and move it to the location in your home to increase Wi-Fi coverage. If the Extender is successfully connected to the Wi-Fi System, the indicator globus.png on the Extender will illuminate.

6. The Keenetic Wi-Fi System supports both wireless and wired connections between the Main Router and Extenders for maximum network bandwidth and stability. For information on the components and performance of your Wi-Fi System, see the 'Wi-Fi System' section of your Keenetic web interface or Keenetic application.

Method 2

You can do the same by using the Wi-Fi network management button with the WPS Quick Setup mechanism.

1. Make sure that your Keenetic Main Router is on and is connected to the Internet.

2. On the Keenetic device, you wish to be a Mesh Wi-Fi Extender, set the Operating Mode switch to position B.

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If the router has a 4-position mode selector (on the back of the case), set it to C — Repeater/Extender.

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For models that do not have a hardware mode selector on their cases, you can change the mode in the web interface. On the 'General system settings' page click 'Change operating mode' button and set the Repeater/Extender Mode.

3. On the Extender, push the wifi-button.png button once to start a fast WPS connection to the wireless network of the main router.

NOTE: Important! Push the Wi-Fi button and immediately release it. Do not hold it down.

In the same way, push the wifi-button.png button on the Main Router.

TIP: Note: If you use a dual-band model (such as KN-1511, KN-1611, KN-1711, KN-1911, KN-1010 or KN-1810) as an Extender, push the Wi-Fi button twice to connect to a 5 GHz wireless network. In the same way, push the button twice on the Main Router. If you push the Wi-Fi button once, you'll be connected to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.

Once WPS is launched, both devices will actively flash the Wi-Fi indicators. Wait until the devices agree on all settings and automatically establish a connection. This process usually takes no more than a minute.
After a successful connection is established, the indicator globus.png on the Extender will illuminate.

4. Open a web browser, go to my.keenetic.net and log in to web interface of the Main Router, or run the Keenetic mobile application. Select the Wi-Fi System section and click 'Acquire' to add the Extender to your Wi-Fi System.
Wait until the process is complete.

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5. Move the Extender to the location in your home to increase Wi-Fi coverage. If the Extender is successfully connected to the Wi-Fi System, the indicator globus.png on the Extender will illuminate.

6. The Keenetic Wi-Fi System supports both wireless and wired connections between the Main Router and Extender for maximum network bandwidth and stability. For information on the components and performance of your Wi-Fi System, see the 'Wi-Fi System' section of your Keenetic web interface or Keenetic application.

TIP: Note:
If there is no 'Wi-Fi System' menu section in the settings of the Main Router, in this case, a special component 'Wi-Fi system controller' must be installed. You can do this on the 'General system settings' page in the 'Updates and component options' section by clicking on Component options.

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