How to Connect Wifi Extender to Router Without WPS

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When your router has a WPS button, then it’s super easy to connect a Wi-Fi extender to a router. But the problem arises when your router doesn’t have the WPS facility.

Well, are you also going through the same condition?

If so, you’re in the right place as here you can learn how to connect wifi extender to router without wps. And you can do this by accessing the router’s admin interface with and without a wireless connection.

We know the solutions may sound a little confusing to you. Therefore, we’ve included detailed guidance on connecting a Wi-Fi extender to a router without WPS in this article. Keep reading to discover.

How To Connect Wi-Fi Extender To Router Without WPS [With Ethernet Cable]

Although there are many solutions you can follow to connect your WiFi extender to a router without WPS, the easiest is to use an Ethernet cable. Follow the section below to learn how to connect wifi extender to a router without WPS through an Ethernet cable. Have a look:

How to Connect Wifi Extender to Router without WPS

Connect The Ethernet Cable:

To begin, connect the Ethernet cable to the extender and router. Connect the extender and the router with an Ethernet cable.

Plug The Extender:

After connecting the cable to the extender, now connect it to the power source. And check if the LED light is on or not.

Open A Web Browser:

To access your extender from a web browser, type the IP address of your extender into the address box and then press Enter. After that, enter the extender’s interface by providing the username and password.

Configure The Extender:

Once you get access to the interface of your Wi-Fi extender, now you can be able to manage or configure its features. Go to the wireless option and then enter your wireless network name in the network find or SSID and tap on the Save button.

Choose Your Protection Type:

Now you have to choose a strong network protection facility for your extender and then enter your network’s password. (different operating systems come with different setting systems.)

Disconnect the Ethernet Cable:

Once you have completed the security setting and saved all the changes, disconnect the Ethernet cable from both ends. After disconnecting the Ethernet cable, you should plug the Wi-Fi extender within range of your router.

Note: Make sure your device is not connected to any network system while performing this web-based method to connect your Wi-Fi extender. Unplug the Ethernet cable or disconnect the Wi-Fi connection.

How To Connect Wi-Fi Extender To Router Without WPS [ Without Ethernet Cable]

If you don’t have an Ethernet cable or don’t want to use it, then you can use your PC’s setting option to connect the extender. Simply disconnect the internet connection from your PC and start connecting an extender to a router without WPS.

How To Connect Wi-Fi Extender To Router Without WPS without ethernet cable

Check out the section below:

  • Connect the Wi-Fi extender to a power source and try to plug it near your wireless router
  • After that, see if the extender is turned on or not. The extender may take a little time to start after attaching it to the power socket
  • Now simply proceed as follows:

Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi > Show available networks

  • Here you’ll see all the available Wi-Fi networks in your area. Find out your Wi-Fi extender’s name from the list. Now you may have to enter extender’s wireless key (basically wireless key found on the back side of the extender)
  • Now use your PC’s web browser to search for the IP address of your extender. Open the extender’s interface through the username and password that is printed on the back of the provided guide
  • Once you successfully log in to the extender’s, now tap on the “Start” option and then follow the on-screen connection wizard.
  • After completing all the on-screen requirements, you should see the “Finish” option and click on it.

Now the connection from the extender will be disconnected automatically. And once the Wi-Fi extender is successfully connected to the router, its indicator light will stop flashing.

Plug the Wi-Fi extender in a perfect place (within the range of your router) and you’re done.

Why Don’t I Have A WPS Button On My Router?

Whether you’re a new or old internet router user, you may know that numerous companies make routers. And you cannot expect all manufacturers to follow the same method for routers.

Why Don't I Have A WPS Button On My Router

Some routers are super expensive and some of them are cheap. Plus, there are old as well as new routers available in the market. However, the fact is most of the new routers have the WPS option.

On the other hand, most older devices don’t have the WPS option. So, if you don’t have the WPS option on your router, then you should replace it with a new router that has a WPS facility.

Final Thoughts

When you want to connect a Wi-Fi extender, but there is no WPS button in your router, then don’t panic. That is because now you know how to connect Wi-Fi extender to router without WPS and how easy the procedures are.

Simply try one of the methods that we’ve included in this article and connect the extender without the WPS facility. And among both solutions, using the Ethernet cable method could give you the most reliable solution.

So, it’s all up to you which method you want to apply, we believe both of them will give you a good result. And if you face any issue while applying any method, let us know through comments for a reliable solution.

Hi, this is your friend Nurul Islam, the founder of the site “Technab.” I am a computer hardware engineer. After graduation, I joined a renowned networking tools manufacturing company as an IT specialist and hardware technician.

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