Amped Wireless AC1200 Setup

Need more coverage for your wifi connection? Want to increase the range of your network’s coverage? This is where the Amped wireless AC1200 comes in handy. It promises seamless coverage with no dead spots and blazing speeds. We must first set up the extender and then log in to reap the benefits. We will now discuss the setup of Amped wireless AC1200 and its troubleshooting tips.

AMPED WIRELESS AC1200 SETUP

Requirements before the Amped Wireless AC1200 Setup

  • Choose a suitable location.
  • The router’s functioning is greatly affected by the location factor. The new location should not interfere with the operation of the range extender. The new location should not be more than halfway between your wifi router and any dead zone.

The setup process

To get started with the setup process, follow the instructions below.

CONNECTING THE TABLETPC TO THE RANGE EXTENDER3

Connecting the tablet/PC to the range extender

  • First, plug the Range extender into an available electrical outlet.
  • Use the wifi network to connect the Tablet or PC to the Range extender.
LOG IN TO THE WEB INTERFACE

Log in to the Web Interface

  • Use any compatible web browser.
  • Input the default gateway http://setup.ampedwireless.com into the web address of the browser. You can also use the default IP address 192.168.1.240.

Welcome to the Setup Wizard

The extender’s online setup wizard appears. Follow these instructions.

  • The dashboard will reflect the current status of the range extender.
  • Click scan. The networks will be displayed.

The list will include all available wireless networks at 2.4Ghz or 5.0GHz that have been detected by the range extender. It will contain each network name (SSID) as well as the operating channel. It will also include the type of security and signal strength. Do you plan to extend the dual-band router’s range? You can choose the SSID for your 2.4GHz or 2.4GHz networks. You can also choose the SSID for the 5.0GHz network.

WELCOME TO THE SETUP WIZARD

Signal strength

Signal strength is crucial as it indicates the wireless connection between the network and the extender. Networks with a signal strength greater than 70% should be chosen. An acceptable choice for the connection is a wireless network with a signal strength below 70%. This will lead to slower throughput and frequent drops of connections. If the range extender is not able to locate a wireless network, move it closer to the one you want to use. If they are located at a distance, the signal strength can drop to 70%. Click on the SCAN button again. Click Next to continue after selecting your wireless network. Click Next if you’re connecting to one network (e.g. 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz), to continue.

SECURE NETWORK CONNECTION

Secure Network Connection

If the wireless network that you want to repeat is wirelessly secured, you will be asked for the security key. If you are using a dual-band router, enter the security key for both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz networks. If neither network has security, you can leave the field empty. After entering your security key, click on the next button to continue. Click Back if you’re unable to remember the key for the network you want to replicate. Select another network.

EXTENDED NETWORK SETTINGS

Extended Network settings

The default SSID for the range extender’s range extender is Amped_B1200EX_2.4’ and Amped_B1200EX_5.0’. The wizard will copy your SSID if you want to ‘clone” the settings from your home network. It will also copy your home network’s security key. The extended network’s SSID will always include a _RE at the end. You can manually enter a new network ID or security key. Click on Next to apply the settings.

Check your connection

Don’t leave the page or refresh it. Let the countdown finish. The wizard in the next stage will automatically redirect you to the next step.

CONNECTING TO THE EXTENDED NETWORK

Connecting to the extended network

The range extender will restart. During the countdown, it will disconnect your wifi connection. Connect your computer/tablet to this extended network. Follow the instructions on-screen to connect to the extended networks. Once you have signed up, click on the OK button. The wizard will notify you if you encounter any problems during configuration. If there is no problem, you will see the Setup summary at the bottom of the page.

Summary of the setup

The range extender was successfully configured. You can save the settings now. The Setup summary details can be printed and saved for future reference. If you have a wired connection you wish to attach to your range extender, you can print the Setup summary details now. You can place the range extender at the best possible position if you don’t have it in place. You can save all settings for the range extender now and power them off safely to be relocated. The Signal Strength LED can be used to help you find the best location for installation.

SUMMARY OF THE SETUP

Wired Port Routing

The Setup Wizard will automatically choose between 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz for your house network. To attach to the internet, wired devices will be routed through this network. You can change this setting by going online to Network Settings, and then selecting Wired port routing.

Extender login process

Let’s say you want to modify the extender settings. Log in to the Amped wireless setup page first. You can change your wireless password and name. You can update the firmware of your Amped extender. Follow these steps.

  • Connect your device to a power outlet, then turn it on.
  • You can then use the Ethernet cable to establish a connection between your device and your computer.
  • On your PC, you can open any compatible browser and enter the default gateway setup.ampedwireless.com.
  • To access the web management page, you can also use the default IP address of 192.168.1.240
  • To access the setup wizard, go to the login page. Enter admin as your default username. Also, enter admin as the password. Now click the Login button.
  • To continue, follow the instructions on the screen.
  • After visiting the Amped wireless setup page, you can finally configure your device.

Troubleshooting tips and tricks for your amped Wireless AC1200

You can control technological issues to some extent but you can’t stop them from happening. They can cause chaos in the device’s operation. This can also happen to your Amped Wireless AC1200. Let’s discuss the possible problems and possible solutions.

If It is not possible to log in wirelessly to the range extender, read the following tips.

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS AND TRICKS FOR YOUR AMPED WIRELESS AC1200
  • Verify that your wireless adapter supports WPA2 and WPA wireless security. You will need to modify the wireless security settings on the range extender if it doesn’t.
  • Navigate to the web menu. Select the wireless settings. Select wireless security. Select the extended network option from the drop-down menu. You can disable protection. You can also downgrade security to WEP. Reconnect.
  • It is possible that your home network connection is down. Use an Ethernet cable to connect to the range extender.
  • Re-access the setup wizard. Once you have successfully reset your home network connection, connect wirelessly again.

Issues with the setup wizard

  • Double-check the security key for your home network is correct.
  • It should not be placed too far from the range extender. It should be placed in a convenient place. Go through the setup wizard once more. The SCAN page must show that your home network has a signal strength of at least 70%.
  • If you are still not getting the desired results, move the extender closer to the home network.
  • When connecting to the dual-band router, both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks should have at least 70% signal strength.
  • Ensure that the DHCP server in your home network is active.
ISSUES WITH THE SETUP WIZARD

The range extender was not responsive after a power outage.

  • Reboot the extender. Wait at least three minutes. After waiting for at least 3 minutes, the range extender will reconnect with the network. Now you can connect to the internet.
  • It could be that the home network connection has been lost. This can also happen due to changes in router settings. Changes in router settings could be caused by a variety of issues, such as a power outage or other problems. Now connect to the range extender. When this happens, you can access the set-up menu by using the default URL.
  • Now, run the setup wizard again.
  • The router should be placed closer to the extender.
  • Recheck for any other network.
ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING THE WEB MENU

Are you having trouble accessing the web menu?

These tips will help you reach the web-based utility for the range extender.

  • You must ensure that the internet connection is stable.
  • Open the URL in a different browser.
  • You can substitute the default gateway if it isn’t working.
  • Turn off the range extender and then turn it back on.
  • Hold the reset button to reset the range extender to factory default settings.
  • Verify that the ethernet cable connecting the devices works properly.

Amped wireless device reset

The reset option can be used if all the troubleshooting steps have failed. You can still try the reset option, though it will wipe all your settings.

Two methods can be used to perform an amped wireless reset.

  • First, click the reset button via the web interface to the left under more settings. Next, select the management option and save/reload settings. Just select the “Reset settings to default” option and hence the reset process will be completed in no time.
  • You can also reset the device by pressing the physical reset button located at the bottom. It should be held for between 5-10 seconds. A paper clip can also be used.

Conclusion

Above are the steps to set up and log in to your Amped Wireless AC1200. If you have any questions about the extender, please contact our tech support team.