Unboxing the Aztech WL556E Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender which can be used for a couple of purposes
(1) As a wireless Access Point (AP) : This turn a non-wireless modem/router into a wireless router
(2) As a wireless repeater : To extend the wireless coverage that are previously un-reachable by your wireless signals
(3) As a wireless bridge : Connect your wired devices (such as a PlayStation) to the wireless network
I basically used it for (2)… to extend the wireless coverage of my place…
Very good instruction guides…
And this is how my set up went.. pretty easy…
First you need to make sure you plug the device to a power point and using the provided cable, connect it to your PC… I repeat, it is your PC (personal computer), not your router.. that means find the ethernet port of your PC (i repeat, your PC.. ha ha)… and hence establish a link between your PC (i repeat, your PC. ha ha) and the device.
Very quickly, Windows 7 (in my case) informed me that there is a log in needed and pop up an box to enter user id/password to access the Wireless N Extender device. You then enter admin as username and admin again as password. Should it does not work, please go to http://10.0.10.254 to access the device. Once that happens, you can do an auto set up to scan for your wireless network. It found mine in less than 5 secs:
Choosing and connecting your network, you will then see details of your network tand then you can enter your wireless network password:
The Wireless N Extender will then attempt to access into your wireless network and when that’s done, you will see a success message.
Unplug your Aztech device and find the place where your signal is poor and plug into the power socket there. Technically speaking, you should find the overlap between a good coverage and a bad coverage so as to “carry the signal” from the good to the bad.. This is critical ! You need to just plug into the power sockets around the appropriate areas to extend the coverage. For example, to get good reception in my master bedroom which is three rooms away from the router, I need place this in the seond room, which is halfway between the router and the master bedroom…. Think of this as a kind of middle man to pass wifi signals from router to the blind parts of your flat.