If your D-Link DAP 1325 not connecting, we can help you with that!
To your surprise, many users have been having identical issues with their D-Link DAP 1325 and we’ve been able to figure out why that is happening.
We’ll provide you with the causes of the problem and then the best solutions to work with.
Here are our solutions in a short:
To fix when D-Link DAP 1325 extender isn’t connecting, reconnect the device and perform a Hard Reset on the router.
Next, place the extender closer to the router and resolve wireless/physical interference before performing a Factory Reset.
Let’s next discuss more why the D-Link DAP 1325 is not connecting!
Why Is My D-Link DAP 1325 Not Working?
The reason why your D-Link DAP 1325 extender’s connectivity is bad or not there at all could be caused by different factors.
After all, networking is a complex niche, and identifying the issue requires a few technical steps that we’ll discuss later.
Let’s check the most frequent reasons why the D-Link DAP 1325 extender is not connecting:
- Wireless Interference between the Router and Extender
- The WP Setup was Not Completed Correctly
- Network Settings Issue with your Router
- The Extender is too far away from the Router
- Hardware Issues with Router/Extender
Keep in mind that especially if the extender was used before in any terms, the device could be having an underlying issue.
If you’re noticing visual damage to the extender, it’s best to contact D-Link directly and discuss potential device repair.
D-Link DAP 1325 Not Connecting – Quick Fix!
After we’ve addressed all possible scenarios where your D-Link extender will refuse to connect with the router, we’re ready to troubleshoot.
Make sure to follow all of our instructions carefully and apply all steps in chronological order for the fastest results.
Let’s jump in!
Solution #1 Re-do the WPS Setup!
In this solution, we’ll be making sure that you have completed the WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) between your extender and router correctly.
In order to get both your router and extender connected wirelessly, the WPS button on each of the devices must be pressed.
- Both your router and extender have an installed WPS button!
In that set of thoughts, locate both WPS buttons you must press during the setup and follow these instructions to get your extender connected to the router:
- Make sure that your router is plugged into the power outlet.
- Press and hold the WPS button on your router and hold it for 3 seconds.
- In the next 60 seconds, press the WPS button on your D-Link extender.
- Wait for the connection to be performed.
If your extender ends up connecting to the router, its “internet” light should illuminate. This means that the connection was successfully performed.
Note: You won’t know if the extender is connected if the “internet” light doesn’t come on!
Solution #2 Place the Extender Closer to the Router
During WPS Setup, the extender must be as close as possible to the router for the connection to succeed.
Once the extender has been connected successfully, feel free to move the extender anywhere you want in your house and place it near the dead zones.
- Locate a power outlet as close to your router as possible!
Since the D-Link DAP 1325 extender is still not connected to the router, unplugging it from its current power source won’t ruin any connection.
However, make sure that the new power source you’ve chosen is reliable and power is being constantly delivered to the extender.
If you notice previously, your extender’s “Power” LED comes on, when the device gets connected to power. This, watch whether the light comes on when you connect the device!
Important: Use Solution #1, to re-attempt performing the WPS setup!
Solution #3 Hard Reset the Network Router!
Perhaps, it’s an issue with your Network Device/Router that you’re facing, rather than the D-Link extender problem.
There’s a method to address all possible issues with your router and it won’t take much of your time either. Users refer to the process as Hard Reset (or Power Cycle).
- A Hard Reset is done by disconnecting the router from the outlet!
Follow these steps to hard reset your Network Router:
- Locate the Power Button on the network device.
- Press the power button on the router for 3 seconds.
- Wait for the device to shut down.
- Unplug the power adapter of the router.
- Wait for another 5 minutes, the router is disconnected.
- Reattach the power cable of the router, back into an electrical outlet.
- Turn on the router, if it doesn’t start up automatically.
Once your router has been started up, you’ll be able to test the functionality of all network services, before trying to connect your extender.
Test your internet speed and make sure that your WiFi is working well, before scrolling up and following the WPS Setup steps!
Note: In case of any identified network problem, contact your Internet Service Provider!
Solution #4 Reset the D-Link DAP 1325 Extender
The reset process for D-Link 1325, 1530, and 1610 remains identical and it could be done in a matter of seconds.
The reset comes in handy, due to its great functionality against software and hardware problems with the extending device.
For the process, you’ll only need a paperclip or a toothpick, as long as it is thin enough to fit through the reset pinhole on the top of your device.
Here’s how to reset your extender:
- Get the reset instrument you’ll be using for the process.
- Locate the Reset Pinhole on the top of your D-Link DAP 1325 extender.
- Insert the instrument into the pinhole.
- Hold the Reset button inside for 5-10 seconds.
- Release the button once the LED on the front of the device blinks in red.
Once the reset on your D-Link 1325 extender has been triggered, it’ll be taking a while to complete. Make sure to not interact with the device in any way, or you could interrupt it.
Alert: Interrupting the reset of your extender, will require you to trigger it again!
Solution #5 Resolve Interference Between Devices
Chances are that some sort of interference has been caused during the Wireless Protected Setup of your router and extender.
In this solution, we’ll address all factors that could cause both wireless and physical interference to make sure you’ve taken care of them.
Here are a couple of interference factors (both wireless and physical):
- Wireless Devices Nearby your Router/Extender
- Large Furniture, Obstructions, and Signal Coverage
- RF Transmitters/Baby Phones nearby your Network Setup
- Power Source Attachments, in your Extender’s Outlet
- Overloaded Network (currently using demanding services)
It’s important to make sure that nothing is impacting your WiFi connection on the spot where the D-Link DAP 1325 extender is connected.
Use your smartphone to justify that you can access and use online services when connected to the WiFi from your router/modem.
Note: Test if the extender could connect, after dealing with the causes for interference!
Solution #6 Refresh the Network Settings & Router
Our last and most powerful workaround is to undergo a Network Settings & Router Reset to fix the issue you’re having with the extender.
On most router devices, this could be done by pressing a specific button on the back panel of the device.
Alert: Resetting your router will erase all network configuration settings!
Follow these instructions to perform a Network “Refresh” on your router:
- Figure out whether your router has a Reset Pinhole or the reset button sticks out.
- Grab an instrument and insert it into the pinhole or directly press the Reset button.
- Hold the reset button for an average of 10-15 seconds.
- Release the reset button and take the instrument you’ve used out.
- Set up your network settings again, after holding the reset button.
Keep in mind that before re-establishing your router settings, you must wait for at least 2 minutes for the router to complete the reset.
Usually, when a reset is triggered on most routers all lights go off, and as soon as they come on, the device would be ready for a setup!
When you’re ready, scroll up to Solution #1 and re-attempt the WPS Setup!
To fix when D-Link DAP 1325 not connecting, reboot the extender and Hard Reset/Power Cycle your network device (router).
After that, address any interference between the devices, go through the WPS Setup again and perform a Factory Reset on the router.
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