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You'll Learn:
  • How to use your ASUS 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 ASUS RP-N12 N300 Range Extender you need to use a computer:

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to repeater.asus.com and sign with the login credentials set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.

    These are the device administration login credentials and they are different from the Wi-Fi connection credentials, which you are trying to retrieve.

  3. The Network Map tab will display the SSID and Security Key beneath the status or your range extender.
    Range extender Wi-Fi credentials highlighted in web interface.
  4. You can then use the retrieved Wi-Fi credentials to connect any device to the range extender's Wi-Fi.

Depending on what 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. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to On at the top.
    Wi-Fi with On toggle highlighted.
  4. Your Android device will automatically connect to the network if there is no security enabled, or you have connected to it in the past. The Wi-Fi network name will show Connected underneath.
    Wi-Fi connected
To Connect to a New Network

If you're connecting to a particular Wi-Fi network for the first time:

  1. Select the connection from the list.
    Wi-Fi settings with Connection Highlighted.
  2. Enter the password for the network, then select Connect.
    Wi-Fi password prompt with password entry and Connect highlighted.
To Connect to a Hidden Network

If the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to is a hidden network, it won't appear in the list of available networks. However, if you know the network's exact name and password, it can be added manually.

  1. Select Add network.
    Wi-Fi settings with Add network highlighted.
  2. Enter the Network Name (also called the SSID) you wish to connect to, the type of Security it uses (usually WPA2), and the Password for the network, then select Save.
    Add Network with Network Name, Security type, Password, and Save highlighted.

Depending on what iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi

    Next to the icon you will see one of following statuses:

    • Off - Wi-Fi feature is disabled
    • Not Connected - Wi-Fi connection is not established
    • [Network Name] - Wi-Fi connection is established
  3. Make sure that the Wi-Fi feature is enabled by flipping the toggle switch to the On position.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. Your iOS device will automatically connect to the closest network you have connected to it in the past. The checkmark indicates you are connected.
    Checkmark highlighted next to Wi-Fi network name in iOS settings.
To Connect to a New Network

If you're connecting to a Wi-Fi network for the first time:

  1. Select the Network Name from the list.
    Wi-Fi networks highlighted in iOS settings.
  2. Enter the Password if required then select Join.
    Wi-Fi Password field and Join button highlighted in iOS settings.
To Connect to a Hidden Network

If the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to is hidden, it won't appear in the list of available networks. However, if you know the network's exact name and password, it can be added manually.

  1. Select Other...
    Other highlighted in Wi-Fi network list of iOS settings.
  2. Enter the Network Name, choose the Security type, enter the Password then select Join.
    Network Name, Security type, Password fields and Join button highlighted in Wi-Fi connection of iOS settings.
  1. Click the network icon in the system tray. By default, it will be in the lower right corner of the screen near the time and date.
    Windows 10 system tray wired network icon.
    or
    Windows 10 system tray wireless network icon.
  2. You will be presented with a list of available networks above the icon you just clicked.
    Windows 10 list of available wireless networks.
  3. Identify your wireless network from this list, and click on it. Then click the Connect button.
    Windows 10 list of available wireless networks highlighting a selected network.
  4. If your Wi-Fi network requires a password, you will be prompted to enter it. Type your password and click Next.
    Windows 10 Wi-Fi connection process highlighting a selected network and a user-entered network security key.
  5. After this, you may be prompted to allow sharing options on the network you've chosen to connect to. Click Yes to continue.
    Windows 10 Wi-Fi connection process highlighting a prompt to allow sharing.
  6. You should now be able to see your personal Wi-Fi network within this list and verify that it's status shows "Connected" or "Connected, secured."
    Windows 10 list of available wireless networks displaying a successful connection.
  7. Congratulations! You are now connected to your wireless network.
  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar. By default it will be in the upper right corner near the time and date.
    Wi-Fi symbols.
     
  2. If Wi-Fi is off, choose Turn Wi-Fi on.
    macOS Wi-Fi menu with Wi-Fi On highlighted.

  3. The strength of each nearby network is shown next to its name. More darkened bars indicate a stronger network connection.
    Wi-Fi menu with signal strength indicator highlighted.

  4. Select the Wireless Network Name (SSID) of the network you want to connect to.
    Wi-Fi menu with networks highlighted.

  5. Networks that have a lock icon next to their name require a password. After you select your network, enter the network password when you're prompted. If you don't know the network password, check with the owner of the Wi-Fi network you're trying to join.

The indicator lights on the ASUS RP-N12 N300 Range Extender have the following meanings:
Range extender with annotated indicator lights.

  1. Power indicator light:
    • On - range extender is turned on
    • Off - range extender is turned off
  2. Ethernet indicator light:
    • On - device is connected to the Ethernet port
    • Off - no device is connected to the Ethernet port
  3. Wi-Fi indicator light:
    • Green - range extender provides best Wi-Fi performance
    • Red - range extender provides poor Wi-Fi performance
    • Off - range extender is not connected to a router or access point (AP)

You can check the status of your ASUS RP-N12 N300 Range Extender in 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. Check the Wi-Fi indicator light on the front of the range extender:
    Wi-Fi light statuses for range extender.
    • Green Wi-Fi light indicates an excellent wireless signal.
    • Red Wi-Fi light indicates a weak wireless signal.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to repeater.asus.com and login with the credentials set on your range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. The Network Map tab will display the status or your range extender.
    Range extender status highlighted in web interface.
  4. The status will show the range extender's connection to the router, its operation mode and connection to your devices. Click each item to show more details about it.

The purpose of a Wi-Fi range extender is to expand the Wi-Fi coverage in your home, by capturing the signal from your wireless router and expanding it further. To accomplish this, you need to place the range extender within the existing coverage area of your wireless router. However, to maintain an excellent wireless signal for your Wi-Fi devices, the range extender needs to be positioned within optimal distance from the wireless router. Here's how to accomplish this:

  1. Plug your range extender into an available power outlet in the area you'd like to expand your home's Wi-Fi coverage to.
  2. Orient the antennas at a 45° angle if possible to achieve the best performance.
    Range extender with antennas expanded.
  3. Check the Wi-Fi indicator light on the front of the range extender:
    Wi-Fi light statuses for range extender.
    • Green Wi-Fi light indicates an excellent wireless signal,
    • Red Wi-Fi light indicates a weak wireless signal.
  4. If the Wi-Fi indicator light shows a weak signal, plug the range extender into a power outlet that's a bit closer to your wireless router.
    Two range extender locations side by side to showing different Wi-Fi signal strenghts.
  5. Repeat this process until the range extender indicates an excellent signal.
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