Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender

October 19th, 2011  |  13,854 people has seen this post  |  Published in Gadgets, Networking  |  3 Comments

Unboxing the Aztech WL556E Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender which can be used for a couple of purposes

(1) As a wireless Access Point (AP) : This turn a non-wireless modem/router into a wireless router
(2) As a wireless repeater : To extend the wireless coverage that are previously un-reachable by your wireless signals
(3) As a wireless bridge : Connect your wired devices (such as a PlayStation) to the wireless network

I basically used it for (2)… to extend the wireless coverage of my place…
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender

Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Very good instruction guides…
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
And this is how my set up went.. pretty easy…
First you need to make sure you plug the device to a power point and using the provided cable, connect it to your PC… I repeat, it is your PC (personal computer), not your router.. that means find the ethernet port of your PC (i repeat, your PC.. ha ha)… and hence establish a link between your PC (i repeat, your PC. ha ha) and the device.

Very quickly, Windows 7 (in my case) informed me that there is a log in needed and pop up an box to enter user id/password to access the Wireless N Extender device. You then enter admin as username and admin again as password. Should it does not work, please go to http://10.0.10.254 to access the device. Once that happens, you can do an auto set up to scan for your wireless network. It found mine in less than 5 secs:
Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender

Choosing and connecting your network, you will then see details of your network tand then you can enter your wireless network password:

Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender
The Wireless N Extender will then attempt to access into your wireless network and when that’s done, you will see a success message.

Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender

Unplug your Aztech device and find the place where your signal is poor and plug into the power socket there. Technically speaking, you should find the overlap between a good coverage and a bad coverage so as to “carry the signal” from the good to the bad.. This is critical ! You need to just plug into the power sockets around the appropriate areas to extend the coverage. For example, to get good reception in my master bedroom which is three rooms away from the router, I need place this in the seond room, which is halfway between the router and the master bedroom…. Think of this as a kind of middle man to pass wifi signals from router to the blind parts of your flat.

Aztech WL556E, Portable 300Mbps Wireless-N Extender

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  1. junky says:

    December 8th, 2011at 12:54 pm(#)

    Hi mate,

    I just finish reading this.

    Is your NAS and router a Aztech product as well?

  2. Chinese says:

    December 8th, 2011at 1:42 pm(#)

    Router : http://patnotebook.blogspot.com/2011/01/engenius-esr9850-wireless-n-router.html
    NAS : http://patnotebook.blogspot.com/2011/01/synology-ds1511-nas.html

  3. junky says:

    December 9th, 2011at 2:17 pm(#)

    Holy smokes,

    You went for the 5-Bay Synology and you got 5TB HDD! Thats awesome!! Industrial standard. You are practically flying dude!!

    Steady!!

    I have DLink DNS-320 which I bought in the September Comex. At that time, i got it at SGD179 with 1TB HDD. For the Nov Sitex, it is not bundled with HDD anymore due to the increase cost of HDD.

    So I cannot imagine the cost of your NAS with 5 x 2TB HDD nowadays.

    If I am not mistaken, there is a Synology app that allows you to access your NAS from your IPad. Which means you can do streaming direct to it. That is something which Dlink does not have.

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