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.
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