How do I set up my Total Home wi-fi extender?
Once you have the Total Home wi-fi extender, please follow the steps below:
- When you first power up the access point, make sure it is connected through the wire in the box, directly into the router.
- You’ll see lots of flashing lights, leave it for a couple of minutes, it will either go solid white or blue. This is good and it means it has copied the routers information.
- From there, unplug the wire that connects the Access Point and the Router but keep your access point and router switched on.
- Double press the wi-fi button on the access point above the light and it will show a blue/green light.
- From there, you can then unplug the access point and move it into a different location in the home. Once it’s powered on, the lights will flash, then go solid white for approx. 1 minute and then go off.
- Double press the wi-fi button again, you want to see a green/yellow light. (Blue, Purple means the access point is not good in this location)
- After it has flashed Green or yellow, then it will go back to no light on, this means that it is working, and the range of your router will be extended.
Note: If there is no light on the access point, this is good. It means it is working.
To check the signal strength, just double press the wi-fi button for the green/yellow light.
When the access point is being placed around the house, these lights are what to look out for. (The light on the access point will be solid in the colour below.)
Blue – Signal is too strong. – Access point is kind of useless here.
Green – Good quality of signal – This is the optimal spot for the access point.
Yellow – Signal is low – wi-fi connection will be stable.
Purple – Signal strength is weak – This position is too far away from the router.
If the light goes solid white for 1 minute and then to off, then the access point is fully operational. (Sometimes might need switching off and on again to pick up new position from router to find light colours above)