It is a proprietary unit with a specific purpose, to extend wifi for the RING devices. It's setup is done in the RING app specifically for their devices to connect to it instead of connecting directly to the local wifi network. It is not meant, nor is it compatible for standard "wifi extender" use. You can purchase a wifi extender (non RING) for other needs, and probably at less cost as well. The RING extender is, however, an excellent way to make sure enough signal gets from your RING Devices to your network without 3rd party device integration. Much easier!