How to Set Up Amped Wireless REC10 Wifi Range Extender

Amped Wireless REC10 Wifi Range Extender is the new device I’ve just got and you can read our review here.

I was very worried before setting up the REC10 because I heard some complaints that the device is not compatible with some routers. Fortunately, it works great on my┬áBelkin N600 Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router and Optimum’s network.

Here are the steps to set up the┬áREC10 Wifi Range Extender on an existing network. Those are easy steps but you could be confused if you don’t have the guide. This is the guide for Windows 8, but you absolutely can do the same on Mac OS X or older Windows versions. Let’s check out the step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1: Connect to REC10

Once plugging the REC10 to power outlet, it will be automatically turned on and you can easily find a new Wi-Fi network named Amped_REC10 in the list. Click on Connect.

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Then, you will see a prompt asking do you want to set up the router. Select “No, just connect“.

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Step 2: Access Dashboard

Open the newest version of your browser like Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer (avoid using Firefox) and enter the following address:

http://setup.ampedwireless.com

If there is any problem, try this address:

http://192.168.1.240

If you still have problem connecting to the address, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect your PC directly to the Wi-Fi range extender and then try again.

Here is the Dashboard you will see.

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Step 3: Set up Extended Network

Click on Scan to start finding all available network to extend. You will see the list like below:

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Select the network that you want to extend. Make sure that the signal strength should be greater than 70%. If it is lower, you should find another location for the REC10 which is between your wireless router and dead zone.

Enter the security key for your existing network and click on Next.

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Enter the network ID and security key for your extended network. You can click on Clone Settings to use the same security key and a similar Network ID.

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After that, you will need to wait about 2 minutes. The REC10 will be rebooted and you will be disconnected from the network.

Step 4: Connect to the new Extended Network

Now, you will need to reconnect to the new extend network. Then click on the checkbox “Confirm that you are now connected to your Extended Network” to finish.

The setup process for the Range Extender is now completed. You can start using the new and stronger network. Just make sure to save the Setup Summary in the last screen, you might need it to access Dashboard later.

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