Amped Wireless REC10 Setup guide

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SETUP GUIDE
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REC10
High Power Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender
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Find an optimal setup location between your wireless router and
your wireless dead zone
RECOMMENDED
SIGNAL STRENGTH
>70%
Wireless Router
Internet
Dead Zone
Home/Office Network
IMPORTANT:
RECOMMENDED
SIGNAL STRENGTH
PLACE THE RANGE EXTENDER IN A LOCATION WHERE IT CAN
RECEIVE A STRONG SIGNAL FROM YOUR WIRELESS ROUTER
>70%
This can be done before or after setup is complete. The Range Extender will save your settings.
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Connect your PC or Tablet to the Range Extender
Attach the included antenna.
Plug the Range Extender into
a power outlet.
Connect to the Range Extender's
Wi-Fi network: Amped_REC10
Amped_REC10
Attention Windows Users:
A prompt may appear asking: "Do you want to set up your network?"
If so, select "Connect to the network without setting it up"
or "No, just connect".
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Open your web browser
Enter the setup web address into your browser:
http://setup.ampedwireless.com
If the URL fails to open, then try: http://192.168.1.240
Recommended browsers: Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer (8.0 and up). Do not use Firefox.
ACCESSING THE WEB MENU DOES NOT REQUIRE INTERNET ACCESS. THE MENU IS SERVED FROM THE RANGE EXTENDER.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ACCESSING THE WEB MENU...
a) Disconnect your PC from all Wi-Fi networks.
b) Attach an Ethernet cable (not included) between the PC and the Range Extender.
c) Open your web browser and go to http://setup.ampedwireless.com again.
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Welcome to the Dashboard
The Dashboard will provide you with the current
status of the Range Extender.
Click Scan to find available networks to extend.
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Scan for a Home Network to Extend
Highlight and select the Wi-Fi network
that you wish to extend.
Recommended Signal
>70%
Select the Wi-Fi network with
a signal strength greater than 70%
for the most reliable connection.
Poor signal connections may cause slow speeds
or dropped connections.
Click Next to continue.
If you do not see your desired wireless network,
move the Range Extender closer to the router and
scan again as it may be out of range.
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Home Network Security Settings (if necessary)
If your Home Network has security enabled,
you will need to enter the key here.
Click Next to continue.
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Configure Settings for your Extended Network
The ID of your Extended Network is:
Amped_REC10
If you choose to "Clone" the settings from your
Home Network, the wizard will copy the SSID and
security key of your Home Network.
The SSID of the Extended Network will have a
"_RE" at the end of its name. For example:
Home_Network_RE
You can also manually enter a new network ID
and security key. The new security key must be
at least 8 characters long.
Click Next to apply the settings.
DO NOT LEAVE OR REFRESH THIS PAGE
Allow the countdown to complete and the
wizard will automatically redirect you to the
next step.
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Connect to the new Extended Network
During the countdown process, the Range
Extender will reboot and disconnect the Wi-Fi
connection. At this point, you will need to
reconnect your PC or tablet to the new
Extended Network. Follow the instructions on
the screen to connect to the Extended Network.
Once you have connected, click the check box
to confirm. The Next button will appear
allowing you to complete the setup process.
If there are problems with your configuration, the
setup wizard will inform you to rescan for a network
to extend.
If there are no problems, you will see the Setup
Summary page below.
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Setup Summary
Congratulations, the Range Extender is now
successfully configured. Your settings are now
saved.
If you haven’t already positioned your Range
Extender in an optimal location, you may do so
now. All Range Extender settings are saved and
can be safely powered off for relocation.
You may also attach any wired network devices
to the wired port on the bottom of the Range
Extender.
If you experience any problems during this process,
please contact Amped Wireless Elite Support:
Phone: 888-573-8820
Email: techsupport@ampedwireless.com
Web: www.ampedwireless.com/support
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This is the second page of the Setup Guide. Start on the opposite side first.
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How to Connect to the Range Extender
Windows 7 and Vista
Windows 8
Click on the Wireless icon to see available
wireless networks (For Vista, click Start >
Connect To). Select the "Amped_REC10"
network and click Connect.
Swipe in from the right edge to access the
charms bar, tap on Settings, select the
Wi-Fi icon, and select "Amped_REC10".
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Mac OS X
iPhone
Click on the Wireless icon to see available
wireless networks. Select the "Amped_REC10"
network and click Connect.
Tap on your Settings icon, select Wi-Fi, and
choose the network, "Amped_REC10".
Amped_REC10
iPad Tablet
A. Tap the "Home" button to get to the home page.
B. Tap the "Settings" app icon.
C. Tap on Wi-Fi to enter the iPad’s Wi-Fi settings.
D. Toggle the Wi-Fi "On/Off" selector switch to "On"
E. Under "Choose a Network," select:
"Amped_REC10"
Amped_REC10
Android Tablet
A. Tap the "Apps" menu on the tablet screen.
B. Locate and tap the "Settings" app icon.
C. Under "Wireless & networks," tap "Wi-Fi settings"
D. Tap the Wi-Fi box to turn on Wi-Fi and scan.
E. Under "Wi-Fi networks," select:
"Amped_REC10"
Amped_REC10
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (One-Touch Setup or Push Button Configuration)
If your wireless adapter has WPS one-touch setup you can use it when connecting to the Range
Extender. Hold down the WPS button on the Range Extender (bottom panel) for 3 seconds. The
WPS LED will begin to blink. As it blinks, push the WPS button on your wireless adapter or enable
WPS with the provided software for your wireless adapter.
Using the Smart Features on your Range Extender
The Range Extender is equipped with many powerful security features which can be accessed
through the web menu under Smart Features on the left side of the web menu:
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Wireless Access Scheduling
Control when your Wi-Fi is on/off
Menu Location: Smart Features > Access Schedule
User Access Control
Restrict network access to specific users
Menu Location: Smart Features > User Access
Wireless Coverage Control
Adjust the distance of your wireless network
Web Menu (Left Side)
Menu Location: Smart Features > Wireless Coverage
If you are unfamiliar or want more information on how to set up Smart Features, please refer
to the User’s Guide on the included CD.
Setting the Range Extender’s System Clock
In order for your Access Schedules and logs to perform using the correct time stamps and
schedules you will need to set your System Clock. To do so, go under Management and
access the System Clock tab to sync the System Clock with your computer time.
Setting a Login and Password for the Web Menu
This login/password is NOT the wireless network key used to connect to your wireless network.
For added security you may want to set a login
and password to access the Web Menu. To do this
go to More Settings > Management > Password
on the left side of the web menu.
If you forget your login and password, you will need to reset the Range Extender back to default settings to
access the web menu. To reset the Range Extender to default settings, hold the reset button on the bottom
of the Range Extender for 5-10 seconds.
Tips: Power Outages, Rebooting Routers and Channel Changes
Wireless routers operate on specific wireless channels to avoid interference with neighboring networks. Some
wireless routers are set to automatically scan for the best wireless channel. A power outage, or a simple reboot,
may cause your home wireless router to change its wireless channel and cause the Range Extender to disconnect
from your home network. After a minute or two the Range Extender will automatically reconnect to your
Home Network with the new settings. However, if for whatever reason it does not, simply log onto the Range
Extender’s web menu by opening your web browser and accessing, http://setup.ampedwireless.com. If the page
does not load, try resetting the Range Extender by holding down the reset button on the back panel for five to
ten seconds. After the Range Extender has rebooted, open your web browser and try again.
When the web menu appears, run through the Wizard again to reconfigure the connection to your Home Network.
To prevent the channel changing issue from occurring in the future, you may log onto your router’s web menu and
set the wireless channel from Automatic to a static channel number. You will need to reconfigure the Range
Extender with the new channel. If you are not sure how to access your router’s web menu, contact the support
department for the brand of your wireless router.
Tips: Autoloading Web Menu
When the Range Extender loses its connection with your Home Network, the Web Menu will automatically load on
your web browser. All web address entries will be redirected to the Wizard of the Range Extender. This feature is
meant for you to easily reconfigure your Range Extender in the event of a disconnection. This feature may be
disabled in the IP Settings menu of the web menu. The feature is titled: Auto-DNS.
Troubleshooting Tips
PROBLEM:
SOLUTIONS:
PROBLEM:
I entered http://setup.ampedwireless.com and it failed to open the web menu.
a. Make sure your computer is connected to the Range Extender’s Wi-Fi network: Amped_REC10
b. Try to use a different web browser. We recommend the Google Chrome web browser.
c. Try to open your web browser to the default IP address by putting this number into your
web browser instead: 192.168.1.240
d. Power off (unplug) the Range Extender and power it back on. Try again.
e. Reset your Range Extender to default settings by holding the Reset Button (located on the back panel)
for ten (10) seconds and try again.
f. If steps (a) through (e) fail, disconnect your PC from all Wi-Fi networks. Attach an Ethernet cable between
the Range Extender and your PC. Try to access http://setup.ampedwireless.com again.
I cannot connect to my Home Network. I received an error when running the Wizard.
SOLUTIONS:
a. Your Home Network may be secured. Double check that you have the correct security key to connect to
the Home Network.
b. Try adjusting the channel number of your Home Network’s router to channel 5 thru 11. Then attempt the
Wizard again.
c. Reboot your Home Network router and try to connect again using the Wizard.
d. Check to see that your Home Network router’s DHCP server is enabled. The Range Extender needs to obtain
an IP from your Home Network router.
PROBLEM:
My Range Extender was working fine previously, but now I can no longer access the Internet through the Range
Extender.
SOLUTIONS:
PROBLEM:
SOLUTIONS:
a. The connection to your Home Network may have been dropped or the router settings may have changed.
Changes to the router could be a result of several events, such as a power outage. When this occurs, connect
to the Range Extender and access the setup menu using the web address: http://setup.ampedwireless.com
Run the Wizard to reconnect the Range Extender to your network.
b. Using the setup menu (setup.ampedwireless.com) check to see that the signal strength between the Range
Extender and your Home Network is above 70%. The Range Extender may be too far from your router and not
maintaining a signal strength of above 70%. Check the signal strength between the router and the Range
Extender through the web menu (left side): More Settings > Management > Device Status. The Signal Strength
readout will be under the Home Wireless Network Settings section. This Signal Strength must be above 70%.
If it is below, move the Range Extender closer to your router, or reposition the Range Extender.
I cannot find my Home Network when scanning for wireless networks in the web menu Scan page.
a. The Range Extender may be out of range. Move the Range Extender closer towards the wireless router and
try the Setup Wizard again from the web menu.
b. Make sure that your Home Network’s wireless SSID is broadcasting and not hidden. Hidden SSIDs will require
that you manually enter the SSID into the Wireless Settings > Home Network menu.
If you continue to have issues setting up the Range Extender, give us a call — we’re here to help: 888-573-8820
Visit our website for more support information and answers to frequently asked questions: www.ampedwireless.com/support
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