Extend your existing Wi-Fi with Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Mesh Extender, and get the speeds that you pay for throughout your home. This Mesh Extender improves coverage and works with your home Wi-Fi to create a powerful Wi-Fi System. Includes Mesh features like Smart Roaming and One Wi-Fi Name. Easily connect all your smart home devices to one network, no new Wi-Fi names and passwords needed. Move from room-to-room while streaming video on your mobile device without any interruptions. Other powerful features like MU-MIMO and Smart Connect ensure every device is assigned the fastest available Wi-Fi connection. Easy setup with a touch of a button. Boost your Wi-Fi to the extreme with this Nighthawk Wall-plug Wi-Fi Mesh Extender. Works with your existing Wi-Fi router, gateway, or ISP provided gateway.NOTE: Firmware upgrade & factory reset required to unlock Mesh Wi-Fi features.
Create your own Mesh Network
This Mesh Wi-Fi Extender improves coverage and works with your home Wi-Fi to create a powerful Wi-Fi System.
Freely move around your home without the fear of disconnecting. The Wi-Fi Mesh extender automatically hands off your connection between your router and extender.
One Wi-Fi Name
Creates a single network and extends coverage of your home's Wi-Fi with one Wi-Fi name and security password.
Works with your Existing Wi-Fi
Easily creates an extended mesh Wi-Fi system with your existing gateway, router, or ISP provided gateway.
Dual band Wi-Fi up to 1.9Gbps
Extends 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi signals from existing Wi-Fi routers for better range.
Intelligently selects the optimal Wi-Fi band for every device.
High power amplifiers and internal antenna array increase whole-home coverage.
Simultaneous streaming to multiple devices.
*Note for existing users: Update the firmware of your Mesh Extender to receive the new Mesh Wi-Fi firmware features.
A:AnswerIt is not complicated to install but it is not as simple as just plugging it into an electrical outlet. If the intent of your decision to purchase this product is to extend the range of your primary WiFi network - you will need to know how to connect to your primary WiFi. E.g. SSID (Name of your network) and password. If you know how to connect your phone and other devices to your WiFi, you have the ability to set this extender up.
The instructions will direct you to plug it into an electrical outlet near your current WiFi (usually built into your modem) and direct you to connect either a laptop or phone to the default SSID for the range extender via a URL. From there, you will go through a simple setup process that will connect the extender to your primary WiFi. When you are done, you can unplug the extender and plug it into a outlet that is approximately half the distance from the location you need better coverage in and it should turn on and automatically connect to your primary WiFi if you configured it correctly.
However, while relatively easy to set up and less expensive, I would advise that you consider a mesh extender vs. a range extender like this one. The main reason that I recommend the mesh extender, which is more expensive, is that you do not have to switch back and forth with different SSIDs. For example, if your primary SSID is "ALPHA", this range extender could be configured with an "ALPHA-2GEXT" and a "ALPHA-5GEXT" (or other similar name) but it cannot be the exact same SSID as your primary WiFi. If you travel back and forth in your house with a device like your phone or laptop, you will have to switch to use the WiFi with the best signal in your home. With a mesh extender, the SSID remains the same name and you don't have to switch back and forth with different SSIDs in your home. If you can afford it - go with the mesh extender (also just as easy to set up).