Looking for an Opticover WiFi extender setup without WPS? Search no further, because you have just come across the ultimate guide!
Here you will learn the best workarounds to set up your Opticover WiFi extender without the assistance of a WPS button on either your router OR extender.
To bypass the WPS button, first, plug your extender into a power socket and connect it to your computer wirelessly or via Ethernet cable. Once connected, open the 192.168.1.1 web page, log in, and follow the on-screen steps to set up the extender.
Let’s now learn more about the ways to set up your WiFi extender without using the WPS button.
Generally, there are two ways of setting up your Opticover extender. The first way is through the WPS button, and the second way is through a direct connection with the computer.
To bypass using the WPS button you must connect your extender to a PC in order to manage its settings.
There are two ways to hook up your extender to a PC:
1. Wireless Connection
The extender will become manageable through your computer via wireless service.
For this purpose, you will either have to use designed wireless software or connect through a wireless key.
2. Cabled Connection
If wireless doesn’t work out for you, you can provide the connection the old fashion way, through an Ethernet cable.
You connected the extender to your PC via direct Ethernet connection using the in-built ports on your extender and PC.
Both types of connections are proven to be reliable, but we recommend using a hard connection via an Ethernet cable to avoid potential wireless outages.
With that being said, let’s proceed to the actual guide.
As you probably figured, there are some crucial points we must consider before moving on to the actual process.
These factors include the positioning of your extender as well as the functionality and compatibility of your PC.
We highly recommend following the steps in order so you can do everything right.
Regardless of which type of connection to a PC you have chosen, the positioning of your extender will become of great importance.
If using a wireless connection, for instance, you must make sure that your extender is as close as possible to the PC.
You must choose a strategic point of your extender that must be suitable for the part of your household to where you wish the WiFi extended.
Make sure that the extender is not too far away from your PC and close to the location you wish to extend the WiFi to.
Note: Keep in mind that the extender will still not be plugged into a power source.
You will first have to connect to your PC, set it up and then plug the extender to the appropriate location of your choosing.
Now that you’ve chosen a suitable location for your extender, it is time to get your PC ready for being connected.
Check the power supply of your device and make sure it is reliable.
We recommend using a Windows-operated machine for this process as the guide is tested and proven to work on such.
You can use a stationary PC or a Laptop with ethernet/wireless internet support.
Although you can connect the extender wirelessly, we suggest running an Ethernet connection to your PC.
Follow the steps down below to hard-wire your Opticover extender to your computer easily:
- Get yourself a trustworthy Ethernet cable.
- Plug the first end of the Ethernet cable into one of the blue slots on your extender.
- Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the slot of your PC.
Important: It is of great importance to disconnect the computer from the internet.
If you already have an Ethernet cable plugged into your PC that provides it with the internet, or you’re connected to another WiFi, make sure to disconnect before proceeding any further.
Once connected to your PC, the extender will become manageable, and you will be able to configure its features.
Follow the steps down below to log in to your extender easily:
- Open the internet browser on your PC.
- Write down the “192.168.1.1”IPaddress in the search field.
- In the following login screen, you must enter your admin’s password (The password is printed on the back of your Opticover extender’s users manual)
Once logged in to your extender, proceed with the next step to set up its options.
After logging in to your extender, you will be able to run a setup wizard, which should be a small “Start” button at the bottom of the screen.
There isn’t much to say about that setup wizard, since everything you should know will be written in the upcoming on-screen instructions.
Simply complete the on-screen prompt and click on the “Finish” button once all steps from the walkthrough are completed.
When you’re ready the browser might lose connection to the control panel and you should ignore any errors that might appear.
Simply proceed ahead with refreshing the page if you want to remain in the control panel or close the browser entirely.
Note: You can tell if the setup is successful by looking at the extender’s range indicator. If it stops flashing then you’re ready to go.
Lastly, plug your extender into a power source to finish the setup.
Once established, the moment you plug your extender into the power source, it will automatically start working with your internet and extend the WiFi to the appropriate point!
Double-check the power source’s location where you plan to plug your extender in. The location must be close to your PC and the area where you wish the WiFi extended to.
If you’ve experienced any trouble with the setup and something does not work as expected, simply scroll up and start over from Step #1.
Make sure to read and apply each step without skipping anything!
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To set up an Opticover WiFi extender without WPS buttons, first, choose a suitable position for the extender and prepare your PC. Connect the extender via Ethernet cable, go to the settings page at “192.168.1.1” and log in to complete the setup.
Now that you know the easiest Opticover WiFi extender setup without WPS method, you should be fully capable of making your extender work without the WPS button.
After all, the usage of the WPS button is always the easiest approach, but there are always different workarounds to set up your extender!
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Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.