Are you facing issues while surfing the internet? Is the buffering icon annoying you while streaming your favorite shows, movies, or playing online games? Need not to worry! This can be due to the slow performance of your D Link extender. In this article, we will make you familiar with some effective troubleshooting tips that will help you make your D Link extender faster like never before. Let’s get started!
There can be a number of things that may hamper your internet experience and make your extender slower. A few reasons are listed below:
- Bad placement of your D Link WiFi extender
- DLink extender setup process not performed correctly
- Outdated firmware version on the extender
- The extender login password is hacked
Thankfully, by trying a few hacks provided in this article, you can easily get rid of the issue on the fly. Here we go!
Let’s dive in!
Tip 1: Select a Good Place for Extender
If you want to enjoy the ultimate internet range without interruption in every nook and cranny of your house, consider placing your D Link WiFi range extender at the center-most area of your home. Additionally, to get the most out of your range extender – do not place it on a non-ventilated and congested area like store room, inside a cabinet, in a corner, under a table, etc.
Once you are done with the placement process, check your internet connection and see if you can get improved performance.
Tip 2: Keep Extender Firmware Up-to-Date
This is another way to speed up your existing WiFi network. Yes, you read it right! Updating D Link extender’s firmware on a regular basis can improve the overall performance of your device. Additionally, latest firmware updates bring fixes to your D Link extender and also come up with many advance features and enhanced security.
To update the firmware of your device, log in to it by accessing the dlinkap.local web address. Once you are logged in successfully, follow the on-screen instructions and update the firmware of your WiFi range extender in no time.
Tip 3: Keep WiFi Leeches at Bay
If you haven’t changed the D Link extender login username and password after configuring it, then possibilities are that your neighbors are using your WiFi for downloading movies, playing online games, and streaming videos. This can also leave a big impact on your WiFi experience and make your range extender run at snail’s pace. So, have a quick nudge on all the devices connected to your extender’s WiFi. On the off chance if you find any unknown device connected to your extender’s WiFi, disconnect it right away. Once you’re done, change the password of your extender’s WiFi.
To commence the process, follow the instructions highlighted below:
- Turn on a desktop or laptop. Ensure that the device you are using is up-to-date.
- Open a web browser of your choice and enter http://dlinkap.local in the address bar.
- Press Enter.
- Enter the device’s existing admin password into the required field.
- Click Log In.
- D Link extender Status page will appear.
- Click on Management and select the Admin option.
- Create a new password for your D Link extender.
- Click on the slider and apply the changes.
Tip 4: Power Cycle Your D Link Extender
Sometimes, power cycle is enough to make your D Link extender up and running. Moreover, we suggest you power cycle your D Link extender every 15-20 days to make the most of it. To power cycle or restart your D Link extender, follow the steps highlighted below:
- First and foremost, disconnect all your currently connected devices, even your router from your D Link extender’s WiFi.
- Then, unplug your D Link extender from the wall outlet.
- Wait for some time.
- Plug your D Link WiFi extender back in.
- Let the extender’s power LED become stable.
- Check your internet connection by accessing the D Link extender setup page.
Did the troubleshooting tips mentioned in this article help you out? Do share your feedback via comments.