Initial setup for the HUAWEI WiFi Extender

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Initial setup for the HUAWEI WiFi Extender
  • Below are three methods to connect a HUAWEI WiFi Extender to a HUAWEI Router or LTE CPE that supports the HiLink feature.

The HiLink feature is not supported on all HUAWEI LTE CPEs. An example of a supported model is the B311s LTE CPE.

  • However, you can only use Method 2 to connect a HUAWEI WiFi Extender to a router if the router does not support the HiLink feature.

The detailed steps are as follows:

Method 1: Using the H (Hi) or WPS button

Applicable to HUAWEI HiLink router or HUAWEI HiLink LTE CPE only.

  1. Set up the router. Place the HUAWEI WiFi Extender (new or factory reset) within 1 meter of the router and connect it to the power supply.

  2. Wait for approximately 1 minute until the router's indicator starts to flash, indicating that the router has detected the extender. Press the H (Hi) or WPS button on the router to start pairing. The indicator on the router should flash faster, indicating that the pairing is in progress.

  3. Wait for the indicator on the extender to turn steady green, which indicates that the extender is connected to the router's network.

    Once the indicator turns green, do not disconnect the power supply of the HUAWEI WiFi extender immediately. Wait approximately for one minute until the setup is complete.

    Once the pairing is complete, the Wi-Fi name and password on the extender should become the same as on the main router. You can place a HUAWEI WiFi Extender in a room with weak Wi-Fi signal to extend your Wi-Fi network coverage.

Method 2: Connecting to the extender's default Wi-Fi through the HUAWEI AI Life app

  1. Scan the QR code at the bottom of the extender's packaging box to download and install the HUAWEI AI Life app.
     
    • You can also download and install the app from your app store by searching for "HUAWEI AI Life". For Android users, go to your Google Play Store; for iOS users, go to the Apple Store.
    • If you have a pre-installed HUAWEI AI Life app on your mobile phone, ensure that it is up-to-date.
  2. Connect the extender (new or factory reset) to the power supply.
  3. Connect your mobile phone to the extender's default Wi-Fi (No password is required. The Wi-Fi name is on the information label of the extender.)
  4. Open the HUAWEI AI Life app. The app will detect the new extender automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions and go to CONFIGURE > SET UP.

    If a notification prompt does not appear, touch the icon in the upper right corner of the app's home screen.

  5. Select your router's Wi-Fi network, enter its password, and follow the setup wizard to complete the setup.

    Once the indicator turns green, do not disconnect the power supply of the HUAWEI WiFi extender immediately. Wait approximately for one minute until the setup is complete.

    Once the pairing is complete, the Wi-Fi name and password on the extender should become the same as on the main router. You can place a HUAWEI WiFi Extender in a room with weak Wi-Fi signal to extend your Wi-Fi network coverage.

Method 3: Connecting to the router's Wi-Fi through the HUAWEI AI Life app

Applicable to HUAWEI HiLink router or HUAWEI HiLink LTE CPE only.

  1. Scan the QR code at the bottom of your router to download and install the HUAWEI AI Life app.
     
    • You can also download and install the app from your app store by searching for "HUAWEI AI Life". For Android users, go to your Google Play Store; for iOS users, go to the Apple Store.
    • If you have a pre-installed HUAWEI AI Life app on your phone, ensure that it is up-to-date.
  2. Connect the extender (new or factory reset) to the power supply.
  3. Connect your mobile phone to the router's Wi-Fi network and open the HUAWEI AI Life app.
  4. The app will detect the new extender automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions and touch ADD to add the extender to the app and follow the setup wizard to complete the setup.

If a notification prompt does not appear, touch the icon in the upper right corner of the app's home screen.

Once the pairing is complete, the Wi-Fi name and password on the extender should become the same as the main router. You can place a HUAWEI WiFi Extender in a room with weak Wi-Fi signal to extend your Wi-Fi network coverage.

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