Get to Know Your Extender
AC750 WiFi Range Extender
When to Use Your Extender
We recommend that you connect to the extender only when your WiFi network connection is
poor. Data traffic routed through the extender is inherently slower than traffic routed directly
from the network.
How the Extender Works
The extender works like a bridge between a WiFi router (or a WiFi access point) and a WiFi
device outside the range of the WiFi router. The extender performs two main jobs:
•The extender connects to a working WiFi network.
When the extender connects over WiFi to an existing network, it functions as a network
client, similar to how a WiFi device connects to a network.
•The extender acts as an access point for WiFi devices.
The extender broadcasts its own WiFi network that WiFi devices can join. In its role as an
access point, the extender performs tasks that WiFi routers do, such as broadcasting its
network name (SSID).
The extender must do each of these jobs so that both ends of the bridge are in place.
router does not
provide the WiFi
coverage that you
WiFi Range Extender
Boosts the range of
your existing WiFi and
creates a stronger
signal in hard-to-reach
Figure 2. Range extender in a home
Power LED • Solid amber. The extender is booting.
• Solid green. The extender is powered on.
• Off. The extender is powered off.
WPS LED • Solid green. WiFi security is enabled (WPA or WPA2).
• Blinking green. The extender is making a WPS connection.
• Off. WiFi security is not enabled.
Table 1. LEDs (continued)