How to Use a D-Link DAP-1650 AC1200 WiFi Repeater

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your D-Link Range Extender.

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  1. Setting up the range extender
  2. Updating the range extender
  3. Connecting devices to the range extender's Wi-Fi network
  4. Interpreting the indicator light on the range extender
  5. Checking the network status of the range extender

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your D-Link Range Extender.
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In order to connect to a range extender's Wi-Fi you need to know the Wi-Fi credentials set on that range extender. They are the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and the Wi-Fi password (security key).

To retrieve the Wi-Fi credentials set on your D-Link DAP-1650 AC1200 Range Extender you need to use a computer:

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to http://dlinkap.local and login with the admin password set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. On the Status tab click Device Info and it will show the Wi-Fi name under the proper headings.
    D-link DAP-1650 status page
  4. You can then use the retrieved Wi-Fi credentials to connect any device to the range extender's Wi-Fi.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select the EXT Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Android Wi-Fi setup for D-link extender
    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select the EXT Wi-Fi network from the list.
    iOS Wi-Fi connection for D-link extender
    The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
Windows 10 may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions of Windows 10.
  1. Select the Network icon in the bottom right.
    Windows 10 System Tray area of task bar with network icon highlighted.
  2. Select the EXT Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Windows 10 network list
  3. Select Connect.
    Windows 10 connect
The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
macOS may show slightly different options, but the steps should be similar across all versions and themes on macOS.
  1. Select Wi-Fi from the menu bar, then select your the EXT Wi-Fi network from the list.
    macOS Wi-Fi setup for D-link extender
The network is unsecured; this is normal. You will be using it to set up the device only. After, you will be using the device over a secured wireless connection.
The indicator lights on the D-Link DAP-1650 AC1200 Wi-Fi range extender have the following meanings:

D-Link DAP-1650 with indicator lights

Power LED (1):

Solid Green
Solid green light.On and functioning properly.
Blinking Green
Blinking green light.WPS has been pushed and searching for signal.
Solid Orange
Solid orange light.Device is booting up.
Blinking Orange
Blinking orange light.Device is in recovery mode.

Internet LED (2):

Solid Green
Solid green light.Successfully connected.
Blinking Orange
Blinking orange light.A firmware upgrade is in progress.
Off
Light is off.Device is being factory reset.

You can check the status of your D-Link DAP-1650 AC1200 Range Extender in one of two ways:

  • On the device itself,
  • On a computer.

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. The indicator lights on the D-Link DAP-1650 AC1200 Wi-Fi range extender have the following meanings:

    D-Link DAP-1650 with indicator lights

    Power LED (1):

    Solid Green
    Solid green light.On and functioning properly.
    Blinking Green
    Blinking green light.WPS has been pushed and searching for signal.
    Solid Orange
    Solid orange light.Device is booting up.
    Blinking Orange
    Blinking orange light.Device is in recovery mode.

    Internet LED (2):

    Solid Green
    Solid green light.Successfully connected.
    Blinking Orange
    Blinking orange light.A firmware upgrade is in progress.
    Off
    Light is off.Device is being factory reset.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to http://dlinkap.local and login with the admin password set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. The Status tab will display the status or your range extender.
    D-link DAP-1650 status
  4. The status will show the range extender's connection to the router.
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