Hello Mi Fans!
Mi India's new product in personal Wi-Fi Routers range -The "Mi Router 3C" is not only a sleek & beautiful device but it comes with some nifty features as well. One of the very useful features is the ability to use it in Repeater mode - Yes, another reason to buy MI Router 3C even if you already have a Wi-Fi router at home. So, Lets see how to set-up Mi Router 3C as a Repeater (or Range Extender)
What is a Repeater?
What you need?
Reset Router: (For a New Mi Router 3C, it is not required)
Step 1. Download Mi Wifi App from Google Playstore
Step 3. Open the App and Accept the pop-ups for various permissions.
Note: Ensure that your mobile data is off after connecting to Wifi network Xiaomi_XXXX_XXXX
Step 4. Click on "Set up a new router" You will see "Checking connection..."
Step 5. Next Step will give you the option to choose the Wi-Fi mode Choose "Wireless repeater mode"
Step 6. Tap on "Wi-Fi network" Choose your home Wi-Fi network
Step 7. Enter your Wi-Fi Password Click on "Finish"
Step 8. You will see following message "Applying Settings"
Note: This is the last step - Your Mi Router 3C is ready to be used as Repeater. Connect back to your home Wi-Fi network - you are good to go.
Steps from your Laptop's browser:
Step 1. Connect to Mi Router 3C Wi-Fi network -Xiaomi_XXXX_XXXX (or Connect via a LAN cable)
Step 2. Open a browser (I am using Internet Explorer) - (Default system browser lunches automatically once LAN cable is connected in Windows 10 -An observation)
Step 4. Choose "Amplifier mode (extend existing Wi-Fi)"
Step 5. Choose an existing wireless network
(It detects your saved Wi-Fi network automatically - An observation)
Step 6. Enter your password Click "Next"
Step 7. You can set an separate Network and secondary password for the new network from below - Just click "Skip" if you don't want to use an new SSID/wi-fi network name.
Step 8. Next page lets you set up your Wi-Fi Location and Admin password (this will be required for next time when you login to router) After setting your Password click "Set up successfully"
Step 9. Last Page Click on "Connect to Network" - This will re-direct to google.com Enjoy Surfing