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High Power Compact
Wi-Fi Range Extender



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  • Page 1 User’s Guide High Power Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender REC10...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE CONTENTS SMART FEATURES ............24 INTRODUCTION ............2 Access Schedule ............25 GETTING STARTED ............3 Package Contents ............3 User Access Control ............26 LED Indicators ..............4 Wi-Fi Coverage Controls ..........27 IP SETTINGS ...............28 Back Panel Description ........... 5 MANAGEMENT FEATURES .........30...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    USER’S GUIDE INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing this Amped Wireless product. At Amped Wireless we strive to provide you with the highest quality products through innovation and advanced technology. We pride ourselves on delivering products that outperform the competition and go beyond your expectations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE GETTING STARTED Package Contents Check to make sure you have all the contents within your package:  High Power Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender  Detachable High Gain Antenna  Setup Guide  CD: User’s Manual, Installation Video...
  • Page 5: Led Indicators

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE LED Indicators (From Top to Bottom) Power/Logo LED: Indicates when the Range Extender is powered on. The LED will stay lit when the Range Extender is plugged into a power outlet. When the WPS or Reset buttons are pressed, the LED will begin to blink.
  • Page 6: Back Panel Description

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Top and Bottom Panel Description Antenna Connector: RJ-SMA antenna connector. Compatible with all antennas that have RP-SMA connectors. Upgradable to a high gain antenna for more range. Bottom Reset: Push down once to reboot the Range Extender. Hold down for 5-10 seconds to reset the Range Extender back to factory settings.
  • Page 7: Setup Guide

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE SETUP GUIDE Find a Setup Location The location of where you install the Range Extender is very important to how it will function. The optimal setup location should be somewhere no more than halfway between your Wi-Fi router and your Wi-Fi dead...
  • Page 8 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connect your PC or Tablet to the Range Extender Connect the included high gain antenna by screwing it into the antenna connector. b. Plug the Range Extender into an available power outlet. Connect your PC or Tablet to the Range Extender’s Wi-Fi network: Amped_REC10...
  • Page 9 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Open your Web Browser to Access the Setup Wizard Open your web browser. b. Type in: into the web address bar If the web menu fails to open, type in the following IP address into your web address bar:
  • Page 10: Welcome To The Dashboard

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Welcome to the Dashboard The Dashboard will provide you with the current status of the Range Extender. Click SCAN to find an available network to extend. The diagram on this page displays the terms used to describe: 1) The network you are trying to extend (Home Network).
  • Page 11: Scan For A Home Network

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Scan for a Home Network to Extend Highlight and select the Wi-Fi network that you wish to extend and click Next to continue. Check that your Wi- Fi Network has a signal strength of 70% or greater.
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Secure Network

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connecting to a Secure Network If the Wi-Fi network you are trying to extend has Wi-Fi security enabled, you will be prompted to enter a security key. If you did not select a secure network, you will not see this page.
  • Page 13: Range Extender Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Extended Network Settings The default SSID of the Range Extender is “Amped_REC10” If you choose to "Clone" the settings from your Home Network, the wizard will copy the SSID and security key of your Home Network. The SSID of the Extended Network will have a "_RE" at the end of its name.
  • Page 14 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connection Check DO NOT LEAVE OR REFRESH THIS PAGE Allow the countdown to complete and the Wizard will automatically redirect you to the next step.
  • Page 15 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connect to the new Extended Network During the countdown process, the Range Extender will reboot and disconnect the Wi-Fi connection. At this point, you will need to reconnect your PC or tablet to the new Extended Network. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect to the Extended Network.
  • Page 16: Setup Summary

    Extender settings are saved and can be safely powered off for relocation. You may also attach any wired network devices to the wired port on the bottom of the Range Extender. If you experience any problems during this process please contact Amped Wireless Elite Support at 888-573-8820.
  • Page 17 REC10 USER’S GUIDE If the Home/Office Network connection fails try the following… Check to see that your Home Network security settings are correct. b. Check on the SCAN page that your Home Network is showing a signal of 70% or greater. If not, move the Range Extender closer to your Home Network router and try again.
  • Page 18: Wi-Fi Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE WI-FI SETTINGS Home Network Settings The Home Network Settings page allows you to adjust settings for your Home Network connection. These settings are for adjusting the Range Extender after you have already gone through the Wizard and wish to adjust your current configurations.
  • Page 19: Extended Network Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Extended Network Settings The Extended Network Settings page allows you to adjust settings for your Extended Network. Band: Allows you to setup access under a specific combination of Wi-Fi speed standards. Broadcast SSID: Selecting Disable Broadcast SSID will hide the visibility of the Range Extender’s SSID.
  • Page 20 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Guest Network Click “Enable” to create a Guest Network. Guest Networks provide a separate Wi-Fi network, with unique settings for users to connect to. SSID: This is the name of your Guest Network. Data Rate: You can restrict access to the Guest Network by setting a lower bandwidth by changing the band (i.e.
  • Page 21 If you are using the Multiple AP/SSID feature, you will be able to adjust the security settings for your additional SSIDs here as well. For more information on the differences between the types of Wi-Fi security available, please visit the Learning Center of the Amped Wireless website:
  • Page 22: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Wps)

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Wi-Fi Settings: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) WPS is a Wi-Fi feature created to make Wi-Fi setup simple and easy. Some Wi-Fi routers and adapters support this feature with varying names (i.e. one touch setup or WPS). You may enable WPS setup here by selecting the type of WPS setup you wish to use.
  • Page 23: Advanced Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Wi-Fi Settings: Advanced Settings It is recommended that only experts in Wi-Fi configuration adjust the advanced Wi-Fi settings for the Range Extender. These settings allow you to control the details of your Wi-Fi network configuration. Here are a few definitions on some settings.
  • Page 24 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Preamble Type: Defines the length of the Cyclic Redundancy Check for communication between the Range Extender and roaming Wi-Fi users. IAPP: Inter-Access Point Protocol STBC: Space Time Block Coding improves reception by coding the data stream in blocks.
  • Page 25: Smart Features

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE SMART FEATURES The Range Extender provides your Extended Network with Smart Features that help to provide convenience and protection for your Extended Network. Smart Features allow you to control access to your Extended Network through on/off schedules, specific user authorizations, as well as Wi-Fi coverage controls for your Extended Network.
  • Page 26: Access Schedule

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Wi-Fi Settings: Access Schedule You can set a schedule for when your Wi-Fi is enabled or disabled (both Home Network and the Extended Network) through the Access Schedule feature. To do Enable Access Schedule. b. Select which days you wish for your Wi-Fi to be available.
  • Page 27: User Access Control

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Wi-Fi Settings: User Access Control User Access allows you to deny access or allow access to specific users connecting wirelessly to the Extended Network. Each networking device has a unique address called a MAC address (a 12 digit hex number).
  • Page 28: Wi-Fi Coverage Controls

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Wi-Fi Settings: Wi-Fi Coverage Controls Adjust the output power of the Range Extender to control the coverage distance of your Extended Wi-Fi Network. For a smaller coverage area you can select a lower output power. For the maximum Wi-Fi coverage select the 100% selection.
  • Page 29: Ip Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE IP SETTINGS IP Address: The IP address of the Range Extender. Subnet Mask: The subnet of the Range Extender. Default Gateway: The access point to another network, normally the Range Extender or your router. DHCP: The Range Extender includes a complex AUTO DHCP feature to help manage the IP addresses within your Extended network and with your Home Network.
  • Page 30 REC10 USER’S GUIDE DHCP Client Range: The range of IP addresses the Range Extender’s DHCP server will assign to users and devices connecting to the Range Extender. Static DHCP: You may set a static IP address within your DHCP network. The Range Extender will track the device via its MAC address and assign it a pre-defined IP address each time the device logs into the network.
  • Page 31: Management Features

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE MANAGEMENT FEATURES The Management features on the Range Extender allow you to view the status of your Range Extender and adjust other settings such as your System Clock, Passwords, and Firmware Upgrades among other administrative functions.
  • Page 32: System Status

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Management: Device Status The Device Status provides you with a snapshot of your Range Extender’s current connections and settings. System Information: This section provides you with information on the version and build time of your firmware. This is used to help our support department determine what firmware version your device is running.
  • Page 33 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connection State: The Connection State will say "Connected" when there are no problems with the connection to your Home Network. If the Connection State shows "Waiting for Keys" then the WPA/WPA2 security key you entered is incorrect.
  • Page 34: Statistics

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Management: Statistics These statistics show the data activity for each network connection. Connection to Home Network: This statistics shows the data activity for all upload and download data between the Home Network and the Range Extender. Extended Wi-Fi Network: These statistics shows all data activity for all users connected wirelessly to the Range Extender.
  • Page 35: System Clock

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Management: System Clock Maintain the internal clock for the Range Extender by syncing with your computer’s time. Your system clock settings need to be accurate in order for logs and Wi-Fi access schedules to work correctly.
  • Page 36: System Logs

    System Logs are useful for viewing the activity and history of the Range Extender. The System Logs are also used by Amped Wireless techs to help troubleshoot your Range Extender when needed. It is recommended that you enable all logs in the event that troubleshooting is required. All log entries are...
  • Page 37: Upgrade Firmware

    USER’S GUIDE Management: Upgrade Firmware Amped Wireless continuously updates the firmware for all products in an effort to constantly improve our products and their user experiences. Check the Downloads page for your product frequently to see if there are any updates.
  • Page 38: Save And Reload Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Management: Save and Reload Settings Saving your current settings allows you to back-up your current settings which may be reloaded at a later time. This feature may be useful for testing new features and settings without having to worry about returning to a stable platform.
  • Page 39: Password Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE Management: Password Settings By default, the Range Extender does not require a password to login to the web menu. If you wish to enable a password to protect unauthorized access to the web menu and Wizard, you may enter one here.
  • Page 40: Technical Specifications

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Wi-Fi Standard: 802.11n, 802.11b/g Antennas:  1 x Detachable High Gain 2dBi Antenna Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz  1 x Reverse SMA Connector Wi-Fi Speed: 300Mbps (Rx), 300Mbps (Tx)  1 x Internal Antenna Amplifier: Dual High Power Amplifiers...
  • Page 41: Default Settings

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE DEFAULT SETTINGS The default settings for your Range Extender are listed here. If for some reason you need to return your Range Extender back to default settings, hold down the Reset button on the back panel for 10 seconds. The Range Extender will reset back to factory settings as listed below: IP Address:
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    REC10 USER’S GUIDE TROUBLESHOOTING AND SUPPORT INFORMATION We are here to help. If you have any issues with your Range Extender please contact us. To contact Amped Wireless’ Technical Support use one of the following methods: Phone: 888-573-8820 Email: Web:
  • Page 43 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Troubleshooting The tips in this guide are listed in order of relevance. Try solution (a) before trying solution (b), etc. I entered and it failed to open the Web Menu. Make sure your computer is connected to the Range Extender’s Wi-Fi network: Amped_REC10 b.
  • Page 44 REC10 USER’S GUIDE I cannot connect to my Home Network. I received an error when running the Wizard. Your Home Network may be secured. Double check that you have the correct security key to connect to the Home Network. b. Your Range Extender may be located too far from your Home Network. Run through the Setup Wizard again.
  • Page 45 REC10 USER’S GUIDE d. Make sure that your Home Network’s Wi-Fi SSID is broadcasting and not hidden. If your Home Network SSID is hidden, you will need to manually setup the Range Extender through the Wi-Fi Settings > Home Network Settings menu.
  • Page 46 REC10 USER’S GUIDE been reestablished by viewing a website. If you do not have a connection, logon to and configure a new Home Network connection. d. Check to see that your home Wi-Fi router is still on. If it has been turned off please turn it back on. The Range Extender should automatically reconnect to your Home Network within 10 minutes.
  • Page 47 REC10 USER’S GUIDE I am connected to a Home Network, however, I do not have Internet Access. The Home Network itself may not have Internet access. Check to see that you have internet access by connecting directly to the Home Network first. If you are able to go online then this is not a problem. If you cannot go online, then the Home Network’s Internet connection must first be resolved.
  • Page 48 REC10 USER’S GUIDE I could NEVER log onto the Range Extender Wirelessly. Check that your Wi-Fi adapter supports WPA2 Wi-Fi security. If it does not then you will need to change the Wi-Fi security on the Range Extender. Go to the Web Menu, select Wi-Fi Settings and then Wi-Fi Security.
  • Page 49 REC10 USER’S GUIDE router. Once you have it, connect to the Range Extender using an Ethernet cable. Open your web browser and enter the IP address into the address bar. Reset the Range Extender back to default settings and try the Wizard again. To reset the Range Extender back to default settings, push the Reset Button (on the back panel) down for five (5) to ten (10) seconds then let go.
  • Page 50 REC10 USER’S GUIDE The range from the Range Extender seems low. Check to see that your Wi-Fi output settings are at 100%. Go to the Web Menu, Wi-Fi Settings and check the Advanced Settings. Make sure the output power is at 100%.
  • Page 51: Warranty Information

    The Amped Wireless (A division of Newo Corporation, Inc.) Limited Warranty Warranty Period: The Amped Wireless Limited Warranty is for one (1) year from the date of purchase for new products. Refurbished products carry the Limited Warranty for thirty (30) days after the date of purchase.
  • Page 52 (b) the product or its software or firmware has been altered or modified, (c) the product has not been used and installed in accordance to Amped Wireless’ instructions, (d) the product has been subjected to misuse, or negligence. Amped Wireless does not guarantee the continued availability of a third party’s service for which this product’s use or operation may require.
  • Page 53 Amped Wireless. The bearer of cost related to shipping repaired or replaced product back to the purchaser will be at the sole discretion of Amped Wireless and determined based on the details of each RMA case. Customers outside of the United States of America are responsible for all shipping and handling costs including custom duties, taxes and all other related charges.
  • Page 54: Regulatory Information

    USER’S GUIDE Regulatory Information FCC Statement and Declaration: Amped Wireless declares that this device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Regulations. Operation of this device is subject to the following two (2) conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 55 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC Caution and Safety Notices: Any changes or modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 56 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Industry Canada Statement: This Class B digital apparatus complies with RSS-210 and ICES-003 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation of this device is subject to the following two (2) conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 57 REC10 USER’S GUIDE Déclaration d’Industrie Canada : Cet appareil numérique de classe B est conforme aux réglementations RSS- 210 et ICES-003 d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement de cet appareil est sujet aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne peut pas causer de brouillage préjudiciable (2) Cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence reçue, y compris les interférences pouvant provoquer un...
  • Page 58 888-573-8820 e-mail Amped Wireless A Division of Newo Corporation Copyright © 2013 Amped Wireless / Newo Corporation. All rights reserved. Amped Wireless, Newo Corporation, and the Amped Wireless Logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Newo Corporation.