(Last Updated On: June 3, 2019)

Today, we will discuss how to setup and install a D Link range extender. Most of the D Link range extenders have the same setup process and installation procedure. Your range extender must have come with a configuration page that shows the “default network name” and the “default password”.

dlink extender Configuration card

You will require this information when you connect to the D Link range extender network. In case, if you don’t have the configuration card, the required information can be found at the back of the extender.

Setup Dlink Range Extender –

Proceed further and turn the range extender “on”. You will notice that the LED lamp is initially “red” and after some time, it will be flashing amber.

dlink range extender

Let’s go ahead and move forward towards a wireless-enabled computer and click on the Wi-Fi icon at the bottom right corner on the taskbar and scan for the available networks in your area.

connect with dlinkap.local

Now, connect to the network of your range extender and since nowadays most of the D Link extender are the dual band you will be seeing 2 wireless networks from your extender. One network is 5Gz network and the other is the 2.4 GHz network. You can now go ahead and connect to any of the 2 networks.

After you connect successfully to the network, you will be directed automatically to the webpage for setting up your extender. If the setup page does not show up automatically, you can go ahead and open up your computer browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Now, click on the address bar at the top of the browser window and type in Dlinkap.local and press “enter” or you also type in However, if you still don’t see the setup page, please ensure you are connected to the D Link range extender page.

Note – Dlinkap.local Will only Work if you are connected with Range extender (Wireless Or Wired )


Now, let’s click on “next” on the setup page

Start the Dlink Setup

and if you have a router that supports the WPS feature, you can go ahead press and hold the “WPS” button on the router or otherwise you can click on “Extend an existing wireless network” and the extender will now search for the wireless networks.

Extend an extsiting wifi nw

Select the home Wi-Fi network of your router and you will be asked to type in the network password of your home wireless network and once you are completed, click on “next”.

Home Wifi Range Extender

Configure the Extender Settings

Now, you will see a window wherein you can change your extended wireless network name and password. We suggest you change the network name for both 5Ghz and 2.4 GHz and give different names to them in order to avoid any network conflicts in the future.

network band selection for dlink Extender

Check the box that says “use the same password for both networks” and the password you enter will be the same for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz network. Now, go ahead and click on “next”.

By default, your D Link range extender does not have an administrator password to login to the extender setup network configuration page. If you want, you can create the administrator password to login to the extender network configuration page and click “next”.

dlink range configuration

Now, after you are done with the settings, click on “finish”.

You will now see the brief details of all the extender settings you have changed and note down the extender network name and password to use it to connect it to your wireless devices.

dlink Range extender setup

The extender will reboot and apply all the changes you have made to the settings. Click “ok” once more on the page that shows “Your settings are being saved”.

Go ahead and close the computer browser and connect to your newly configured D Link extender.

Hope all of this helps you Setup Dlink Range Extender.


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