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How to Setup Mi WiFi Repeater/Amplifier with


Other Routers
 Last updated on March 4, 2017  276 Comments

Xiaomi’s little USB powered WiFi Repeater (some call it WiFI Amplifier) is a
cheap and powerful tool to extend the range of WiFi networks. One
downside is that (officially) it is only compatible with Xiaomi’s own routers
and there is no documentation provided by Xiaomi to make the WiFi
Repeater work with other routers. But there is a quick and easy way to
make the repeater work with just any router, here’s how.

Contents 
1. Setting Up Mi Repeater with non-Mi Routers
1.1. Additional Configuration of Mi WiFi Repeater
1.1.1. Set Network Name to Same as Original
1.1.2. Change SSID, Password or Hide SSID
1.1.3. Check the Clients connected to Repeater

Setting Up Mi Repeater with non-Mi Routers


1. Connect the WiFi Repeater to a power source. You can plug it into a USB
port on a PC, a power bank or even a USB wall charger. When powered,
the repeater’s LED will start blinking in orange color.

2. Download and install the Mi Home app on your Android smartphone.


The app can be downloaded from the Play Store by searching for
MiHome or opening this link.

3. Launch the Mi Home app and choose China Mainland as the region. This
will make the app open in Chinese, but is more likely to connect to your
WiFi Repeater.

4. Tap on the + (Plus) sign at the top right. You can also tap the notification
about 1 smart devices found.

5. Depending on what is displayed, Select Mi Network Extender6f5c or


other smart devices6f5c. If nothing is displayed, consider resetting your
WiFi repeater by inserting a pin into the reset hole.
6. At this point, you’ll be asked to login to your Mi (Xiaomi) account. Sign in
if you already have one, else create a new account and sign in.

7. Choose the network you wish to extend using the repeater and enter the
original password for the same.

8. Wait for Mi Home app to configure the WiFi Repeater to connect and
extend your WiFi network. The LED light on the repeater will change from
orange to blue indicating a successful setup.

 If the Mi Home app throws an error during setup but your


repeater has a blue LED already, you can simply ignore the error.
The repeater will work fine

The SSID for your extended network would have your original network’s
SSID followed by _plus. The password for the network will remain same as
your original. This can be altered by following the steps below:
Additional Configuration of Mi WiFi Repeater
Once successfully connected, you will be able to manage additional settings
for the WiFi repeater such as changing the SSID, its password or hiding it.
Just tap on the Mi Network Extender on the homepage of Mi Home app.

Additional Settings (Click to Enlarge)

Set Network Name to Same as Original


Turn on the toggle in front of option 1 (as shown in the image above).
This will make the repeater use the same SSID and password for the
network and hence will only be detected where the original network is not
accessible.
Change SSID, Password or Hide SSID
Tap on the option 2 shown in the image above and then look at the image
below.

Change SSID/Password

• First field is the SSID

• Second field is the password

• Turning on the latter toggle will hide the SSID and you will be needed to
manually add it to the device you want to connect.

Check the Clients connected to Repeater


Connected Clients

Tapping on the option 3 in first image will present a list of devices currently
connected to the repeater’s network. You can view the Mac address and the
respective IP address. However, no block or speed limiting functions are
available.

If you have any other concern regarding the Mi Amplifier, consider leaving it
in the comments section below. You can also post in our forums or
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Abdullah
August 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm

How can I connect reapeter to extend more than one network/(different net work) at the
same time
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 Narender Singh
August 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm

It only works with one network at a time. You need to reset it before connecting to
another network
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Mark
August 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm

The app seems to have changed? Is there a Mainland China? I see China and about 4
names in Chinese. Once you set up an account now and pick a location you can’t change
it?
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Sreenath
August 7, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Hello, As you mentioned, Mi Home app throws “Connection Error” during setup but
repeater has a blue LED already. I can see XXX_PLUS wifi connection and able to use
successfully . But in Mi Home app i do not find a device added and thus cannot
manage to rename trick. ANything can be done?
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 Narender Singh
August 8, 2018 at 2:38 am

The best you can do is to reset the device and try again. Also consider keeping the region
set to China. However, it is still Mi Home’s choice if it wants to fully complete the setup or
leave it mid-way.
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 Sreenath
August 8, 2018 at 5:29 am

I tried resetting several times. Even reset wifi router. But same result. Problem is that if the
device is removed from power source, entire setup has to be done again. really
annoying…!!!
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 Mark
August 14, 2018 at 12:02 am

Changing location in Mi Home to Homeland China fixed the problem for me.
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arun verma
July 23, 2018 at 10:27 am

Sir, When I setup mi wifi repeater 2 by mi home app , when `connect to router` display
my wifi name show and show : public networks are not supported, connected to your
home network….. why : i Have bsnl brodband & D-link dsl-2750U adsl2 + Router… please
help me.
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 Narender Singh
July 23, 2018 at 10:45 am

Dear Arun, is your WiFi network unsecured? Please add a password to your WiFi network
and set the security to WPA2. It should work then
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 arun verma
July 23, 2018 at 10:51 am

Sir, My wifi network is secured & have a password also. why……


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 Narender Singh
July 23, 2018 at 11:17 am

Please try logging into your BSNL router’s admin panel and changing the security type to
WPA2. That should work
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Manol
June 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm

I have a home connection at a shared house, which needs to login from browser every
time you connect. Do you know if I can still use the device for this network? Maybe can I
setup something at the router to pair with the extender??
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 Narender Singh
June 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm
Well, this repeater does not accept open networks. If yours is a WPA/2 secured network
which asks login after autnentication, then it might work with the Mi Repeater. However, I
haven’t had a chance to play with that kind of a setup.
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tushar
May 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm

how this can be used for laptop or MACBOOK


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 Narender Singh
May 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm

The repeater does not provide data over USB. So, it is only for extending an existing
hotspot. You will need an Android or iPhone to complete the setup.
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Lee
May 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Hello.
I recently bought the mi plus repeater 2 and it works really well. I set up 3 of my devices
and works wonderfully for surfing, 2 units of Android cellphone and 1 iPad mini.
However, after an hour, I found 4 devices online connected to this device. Does that mean
there are 4 units connected to it? Or is one of the addresses from the repeater’s own
address?

Thank you very much!


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mario
April 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm
how to totally reset this device i forgot the 4-digit code thankse
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 Narender Singh
April 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

The 4-digit code? What is that for? I’ve used the Repeater and it works without any such
code. Anyways, the device is fully reset when you insert a PIN and keep it pressed for a
few seconds.
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Gyula
April 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm

I just can’t find the device on my smartphone. Can I do anything?


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 Narender Singh
April 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Hi Gyula, can you try again by resetting the repeater and looking for it again? Also, ensure
that you set the region to China in the Mi Home app.
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jek
April 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

hi, is there any way i can check the MAC address of my Mi Wifi Repeater 2? I am setting up
my MAC filtering list and I am observing that i have 2 MAC addresses registering for my
repeater 2. Example since i am using a wifi adapter on my PC i see it as ZZ:ZZ:ZZ:ZZ:ZZ:ZZ
on the adapter program but on Wireless network watcher program it is registering as
XX:ZZ:ZZ:XX:ZZ:ZZ i noticed that the 1st and 4th part of the addresses are the only
difference, please enlighten me on this. thanks
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Dens
April 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

Can be work also as a wifi dongle to my desktop


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 Narender Singh
April 9, 2018 at 9:54 am

No. It is only a WiFi repeater, not an adapter.


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Ryan
March 22, 2018 at 5:01 am

Will it work with Xfinity rounter?


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 Narender Singh
March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

It will work with any WiFI network using WPA-2 security.


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sami
March 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm
i have selected Pakistan as region and this app is doing nothing
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sami
March 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

if i press add button then it turn on location.


scan nearby devices and it does nothing.
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 Narender Singh
March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Try by changing the region to China.


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Recs
March 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Hello! I just bought my own MI amplifier but I found out that the MI Home App is not
compatible with neither of my 2 android phones. Is there another way for me to be able to
work this out?
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 Narender Singh
March 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

You can try by downloading and installing the APK file for Mi Home if your device shows as
incompatible on Play Store.
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Jyoti Mehta
March 11, 2018 at 6:36 pm

I can’t configure xioami wifi + repeater 2 in my iPhone 8 Plus. In wifi settings can’t display
wifi Xiaomi repeater.
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Jordy
March 7, 2018 at 11:42 am

Hai Narender Singh


i wanna ask some thing. i am able to make the SSID_plus one but it didn’t shown in the
Xiaomi app. thats not a problem to me but when i want to connect with my laptop they
ask mi 4 or 8 digit PIN from the router label

Where to find them?


also i try using the numbre under my original router but it doesnt work
please help
thank you
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 Narender Singh
March 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm

I suspect that the Repeater is not properly setup. Do you see the Blue light on it? You
might wanna try resetting it and completing the setup again.
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Checo
March 2, 2018 at 11:24 pm

Hello, can I use or public hotspot? This hotspot needs to login to use it. Thanks
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 Narender Singh
March 2, 2018 at 11:48 pm

You cannot use it with a networks which are open to connect and then require a login to
access the internet.
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Praveen Kumar
February 28, 2018 at 9:22 pm

how i can connect to the college router having WPA/WPA2 security?


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sujan
February 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm

hello , the mi repeater 2 is ok with the app Mi home but ..this app doesn’t show the other
repeater like MI repeater pro …so i am unablel to config with the router , Is there any
other option to config the repeater pro by app or form my pc?
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 Narender Singh
February 20, 2018 at 8:43 pm

No. You need to use the Mi Home app for the Mi Repeater Pro as well. Ensure that the
repeater is turned on for a few minutes before you start searching for it in the Mi Home
app. Also ensure that region is selected as China.
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Himank
February 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm
I am not able to connect my iPad and one plus 3 phone with repeater as is showing error
IP Configuration failure. Can somebody help with this.
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 Narender Singh
January 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Hi Joao, that is the default behavior since the repeated network is eventually part of the
same LAN. The repeater doesn’t have many settings to play with, so unless there’s
something you can do on the Chromecast device, I don’t see many possibilities here.
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Joao Paulo
January 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Hello everyone

So I am using this device and I repeated the signal with a different SSID mainly to connect
it to a chromecast with a stable signal.

However, whoever is connected to the network being repeated by the Xiaomi device can
still manage and control my chromecast which is connected to the private network.

Anyone know how to fix this?


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Allan
December 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Hi, Narender!

Thanks for the post. I did as instructed but this appears on my laptop when I try to
connect.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qxxnkysisgms954/Screenshot%202017-12-
25%2020.14.33.png?dl=0.
It says “Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.66.63 and will not be able to
connect to the Internet.”. How can I correct this?
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 Narender Singh
December 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Honestly, I’m unsure what went wrong there. Are you able to connect other devices to the
repeater’s network? (Say your phone) And do they work?
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john
December 22, 2017 at 8:28 am

Hi Narender,

Do you know if we can set to IP Address manually, then set the MI Repeater to Access
Point?

I have a friend that has a hotspot, but upon connecting to the Hotspot, i need to login via
Web.

By connecting to The Hotspot, i can login successfully, but an error appears when is
connect to MI Repeater “Hotspot_plus”. thanks a llot
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 Narender Singh
December 24, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Hi John, I don’t see that possible since you cannot edit any settings.
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Von
December 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm
I have a mi repeater working well and used it several times for 2 different routers simply
by pressing reset and readding the router i prefer. But suddenly my phone(samsung j7)
coudnt scan/search for the mi repeater device. I already tried reset several times, turning
my fon on and off and even updated the mi app and create a new account but still my fon
cant search/scan the device..???
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maatin
December 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Hi,
I am trying to pair the xiaomi wifi amplifier 2 (following all the instructions), but every time
i get the error: reduce wifi signal interference and try again. I am using an iphone 5s. My
home network security is WPA2 Personal(have tried with WPA2 Mixed).
Do you guys know what to do?
Thanks
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Paulo Romana
January 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm

I have the same problem. I have tried to configure it using an Iphone 6s and an Android
phone with no success. My home network router has WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK security.
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ProPolice
January 28, 2018 at 10:26 pm

Your main router should have an option to set channel, usually displayed by a single digit
number, often ‘6’ by default, sometimes there is other info next to it. change that to
something else, as other people in the area will probably have theirs set to that channel as
well, causing interference. it shouldn’t change anything noticeable. go to your router
settings by typing 192.168.X.Y into your browser, X and Y will probably be 1 or 0, username
and password should be in the router’s manual, or both just “admin”
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ProPolice
January 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm

It’s probably an issue with your main router. connect to it, go to 192.168.X.Y in your
browser, X and Y are either 1 or 0, try until you get it, then get the username and
password from the router’s manual, or try “admin” for both, that is often the default. After
this, there should be a “channel” setting in the wireless settings, probably has 6 as a
default value. change it to something else, and it should solve the problem. this is because
most routers use the same frequency band by default and this causes interference when
many routers are near each other
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Oinc
July 31, 2018 at 1:24 am

Old post, but I just purchased the 2 model. The only way I could get it to connect to the
router was to change the WiFi channel to WPA only, it was WPA2. I wished I knew this
before buying. The instructions are zero with this device.
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Aung
December 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

How to connect public networks? It say public networks aren’t supported, connect to your
home network.
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 Narender Singh
December 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm
Yes, public or open networks are not supported by Mi Repeater. You cannot connect to
these.
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yby
December 5, 2017 at 2:07 am

how do i connect my pc to the xiomi wifi amplifier?


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 Narender Singh
December 5, 2017 at 9:41 am

Your PC should have a WiFi receiver to catch the WiFi network created by the Mi Repeater.
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Jer
December 2, 2017 at 9:41 am

Hey
Is there a way to connect the Wifi extender to any device without a MI account like an
Xbox or PS4? Cuz im stuck with the update and it only seems to connect to this device.
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 Narender Singh
December 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Once properly setup, it won’t need a Mi account to use. Mi account is needed to complete
the initial setup.
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jeff
October 23, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Hi, thanks for the guide. It works for me!


Can I manage the wifi sources that are already paired before? For example, I’ve already
paired the extender with my office wifi. But at home I need to extend my private wifi also.
How to change the wifi sources without reset the extender?
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 Narender Singh
October 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Hi Jeff, you cannot. The WiFi Extender only works with one source at a time. In order to
connect to a different source, you need to reset the device.
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Geert
October 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Hi, great guide, it helped me setup the WiFi repeater after several unsuccessful attempts
of my own. The light on the repeater is now blue, I have a new network which ends with
_plus. I can connect to this network, but when I do I have no internet? The mi home app
says everything is OK, connection is good, but no internet. Any ideas?

Of course when I connect to the original network everything is fine.


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 Narender Singh
October 23, 2017 at 12:11 am

Ah.. I am not sure, Geert. The blue light only means that it managed to connect to the
original network and is now broadcasting the same on the new SSID. Can you try again
with Mi Home App’s region/server set to China Mainland?
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 Geert
October 23, 2017 at 12:14 am

Hi, thanks for the quick reply. I already changed my region to China Mainland as per your
instruction in the guide. That does not make a difference.
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Andrew
October 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

I can’t setup my Repeater and it seems to keep saying “timed out” on 90% configuring
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 Narender Singh
October 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Hi Andrew, does the light turn blue or stays orange/yellow? And what region setting are
you using?
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 Andrew
October 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

it recommends us server, but some people said to choose the chinese region, and it
seems the one that works, somehow…
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 Narender Singh
October 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Yep that was just I was going to recommend. Unless it is an international version of the
Repeater, always use the Chinese server.
Anyways, good that it is working for you now
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Muhammet Uludağ
October 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Can you help me about the change the wifi setting, Because i dont want to samename
with plus , i want to change SSID and password. There is section but i cant touch these
sections ????

thanks for help from now .


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Marko
December 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Me also i have the same problem pls help..


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Peter Emerson
October 7, 2017 at 9:07 am

Excellent guide. Thanks a lot.


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Akshat
September 27, 2017 at 9:54 am

Hi can I use it with dlink 2750u asdl 2 route?


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Jay
September 26, 2017 at 8:32 am

Hi please help, I have successfully paired my xiaomi repeater 2 with my home


router/modem using mi home app, yellow light turned to blue, I used mainlad china as
location and set my security with wpa2 aes. My problem is, my devices cant connect to the
repeater/internet, whenever I’m connecting, its stuck in obtaining IP address.
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suhaimi
September 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

hi there, do you know how to connect the wifi repeater with public network eg. university
wifi. the mijia app said ‘public network is not supported. connect to your home network’. i
bought this due to bad connection in my room so i hope you can help, thanks
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 Narender Singh
September 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Unfortunately the repeater cannot be setup with unprotected networks. The app just
won’t let you.
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 suhaimi
September 21, 2017 at 5:33 am

oh okay. but if later you know how to bypass it you may want post it here. thanks, have a
nice day
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Augy
September 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm

I kept on getting the “Connection timed out” message and my LED light is still blinking
orange. I have already reset the repeater and did the whole thing again but still get the
same message. Why is this so? What has gone wrong?
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gpanutw
August 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

can i use it to extend wifi that need to login from browser to use the internet connection?
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 Narender Singh
August 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

That’s an open network, right? You will not be able to use it in that case.
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YogurLapiz
August 17, 2017 at 4:41 am

Thank you, helped a lot. I did what you said and finally i could make the conecction, but
even without it the repeater was working, but i couldnt control when needed.
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 Narender Singh
August 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm

I am glad that it was helpful


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Sraboni
August 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

Can I extend and connect ISP’s Wifi network If it only allows my Phone’s MAC?Or I will have
to change mac address from phone’s to repeater’s mac?
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Mohammad
August 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm

I’ve read about roaming mode in this device.


could you explain how can I setup device in this mode.

I want have only 1 SSID and extend range of my main wifi not repeat my main wifi with
plus. in this mode I have 2 SSID.
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Noren singh
July 30, 2017 at 11:35 am

I tried as you explained, but it didn’t work. Every time it tries to connect, goes up to
89%and then shows connection time out. I am using Asus modem router. Please suggest
to solve this problem.
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 Narender Singh
August 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

What is the security method on your WiFi Router? Try with WPA-2.
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Jisan
March 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

How to extend range of free wifi.


In our area there is a free wifi when we connect to that wifi it requires to login id.when we
login it works perfectly.but due to no password i cant extend range of that wifi.
Any idea?
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 Narender Singh
March 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Hi Jisan, I’m not sure which other repeaters will be of help to you. However, you cannot
fulfill your requirement with the Xiomai’s WiFi repeater. It will not accept any open
networks and there is no workaround for the same.
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Nirav Patel
July 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

I think it doesn’t work if security mode of original non mi router is set to Wpa/psk. Can you
list the modes that it supports?
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Johnny
July 8, 2017 at 3:42 am

Hey Narender, will I be able to follow the set up instructions even if Chinese is Greek to
me?
Thanks
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 Narender Singh
July 8, 2017 at 11:05 am
Well, the MiHome was recently updated to make Chinese available for the WiFi repeater as
well. So you should be good to go
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Ali
July 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Hi. I have connection time out error at90% and the led is still blinking yellow.my device is is
note4 and network is wpa2 and is set to mainland china.any suggestions?
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 Narender Singh
July 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm

No idea Ali, do try a reset and then plug the repeater into a different USB source.
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 Ali
July 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Well thank you anyway.


I’m just bored of this gadget.
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 RayMz42
July 14, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Hi Ali,
I had the same problem. After changing the WPA Mode in the router settings from
“WPA/WPA2” to “WPA2(CCMP)” the connection was established without a problem.
After this first initialization it’s no problem to switch back router settings to “WPA/WPA2”
Hope this helps
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henry
June 8, 2017 at 5:33 am

can you or anyone help me, i have cctv that connect to cisco router via this mi
amplifier/extender, in my cctv i set it fix ip 192.168.0.23, at router i have rule for my cctv
mac address to fix ip also 192.168.0.23, but when connect to mi amplifier/extender i get 2
ip address 192.168.0.10 for the mi device itself and get ip address for my cctv 192.168.0.13

but if i use fing network tools app on android, i can see that actually i have 3 ip, 1 for mi
192.168.0.10 and 2 for my cctv 192.168.0.13 and 192.168.0.23, unfortunately, my network
video recorder knowing my cctv ip 192.168.0.13 (and its can be like dynamic ip)

can i fix this problem so i can only have 1 ip on my cctv like i set on my cctv and on my
cisco router rule

thanks a lot for your attention


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Tien
May 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

I can not setup xiaomi wifi repeater gen 2 for tp link M5350 (wifi generator from 3G). Pls
help me. Thanks!
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John Lee
April 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm

when it comes to 89% it displays the massage ”connection timed out” and the led is blue,
Into the network but can’t connect divice.why? i setup WPA2 and WPA Encryption Mode :
AES, choose region China, can you help me.please!

Thank you in advance


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César Patroni
April 19, 2017 at 1:56 am

Hi!, i have a wifi network at home and office. Its posible to configure two or more wifi
networks on mi Xioami Repeter 2? So, it i go to home, the repeater work, and then go to
office and work. Or I need configure every day en every place that I go.
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 Narender Singh
April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

You can only configure it with 1 network at a time. So, yes, you will need to reset it and
then set it up at every place you go.
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Jack Lee
April 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm

It is very useful guide.


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 Narender Singh
April 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Thank you, Jack. I’m glad that this has helped you
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Ben
April 17, 2017 at 1:15 am

Thanks for the guide Narender!

Having some odd problems though:

I’m setting up the repeater via iOS. Configuration works as expected, blue light turns on.

When I leave the network name with the “_PLUS” no user at all can connect.
When I alter the name to the original SSID only my phone (the one I used for setup) can
connect but no other.

Strangely though the repeater tells me 3 or whatever devices are connected and gives me
the correct MAC addresses, but on the phones/tablets its sais couldn’t establish
connection.

Did you ever hear about such issue?

Thanks in advance,

Ben
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 Narender Singh
April 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Hi Ben,

I haven’t encountered something like that. But I can surely say that this device brings
different issues for different people. Can you please try resetting the repeater and then
doing the configuration again? Hopefully that will help..
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 Ben
April 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Thanks for your reply, of course I tried that a dozen times

Guess I could narrow down the issue being a problem with the router I am repeating:

Seems it doesn’t give IP addresses to any devices in the repeated WLAN, unless they
directly logged into the original network before and just “Handshake” into the repeated
network.
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caca
March 23, 2017 at 12:49 am

First time, it was good. I saw blue led and i connected very well.. But second time, i tried to
connect different wireless router.. I saw yellow led…. I tried to change and enter new
modem wifi password but my cellphone didn’t connect. my cellphone always tried to
connect but i saw “obtaining ip address” I don’t know why.. :S If i click reset on extender, it
is work.. Should i have clicked reset button everytime??
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Ben
April 17, 2017 at 1:17 am

Did you find a solution?

Having basically the same issue.

Are you on iOS?


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Ali
March 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm
I connected easily. Thanks for your guidance.
Ali
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Sean
March 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Is it a must to turn on wifi roaming? As i chose option 2 (change ssid and password), i
assumed that i should not toggle wifi roaming. Please advise.

I also experience intermittent disconnection. Is it because of the wifi roaming?


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Dimas
March 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

I can connect successfully, but the SSID_plus was still “the connection is limited”. What
should I do?
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 Narender Singh
March 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Try resetting and reconnecting


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GuRaKi
March 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Hi

Thank you for the article. I have purchased today my xiaomi wifi+, but although i do all the
steps as you have mentioned, i got stucked at the 8th step, when it comes to 89% it
displays the massage ”connection timed out” and the led is orange and blinking. Do you
have any idea of a solution.

Thank you in advance


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 Narender Singh
March 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Did you set the region as ‘Mainland China’? And which Android version is your phone
running?
Also do try using a different power source. Reset the repeater first by inserting a pin in the
reset hole and waiting a few seconds while the device is connected to a power source.
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 Carlo56
March 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

I have the same problem. My android version is 7.0, phone Samsung S7 edge. I cannot
install on other phone with other Android version. Play Store tells “version not supported
for this Android versione”.
Regards
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 Narender Singh
March 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Hi Carlo, I’m using a OnePlus 3 and it runs Android 7 too. Haven’t faced any issues with
downloading from Play Store.
Anyways,you can also download and install the APK file from MiHome website.
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farhan
March 9, 2017 at 1:53 am

i cant even connect it successfully do you know any way to connect it successfully
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xianz
March 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

is this for gen2 version?


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 Narender Singh
March 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The process should be the same. However, I wrote it when I was using the Gen1.
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 xianz
March 4, 2017 at 6:25 am

Thanks for the info. I tried the same way for gen2 it cant change the SSID name. It miss out
the Additional Configuration of Mi WiFi Repeater in this gen 2. Anyway thanks for your
help.
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 Narender Singh
March 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Hi, that’s strange because the new gen device should have more options rather than
having those removed. I’m trying to make changes to the article. Can you tell me following
if possible? You can also message the Facebook page.
1. Did the connection complete successfully? Or it failed, but the blue light appeared?
2. Is the device listed in the app?
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 xianz
March 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

it can connect with blue light but if not using China Mainland as the region, ut will not
finish the setup and the app could not see the item. however changed to the China
Mainland as the region, it is ok but could not change the SSID section. by the way I am
using Samsung S5 as the setup.
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Riley
February 28, 2017 at 3:36 am

someone know how to reset? my led is blue but i can’t set my ssid, the google home app
dont found the device, but i can have internet…
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 Narender Singh
February 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

Hi Riley,
Did you change the region in the app to ‘China Mainland’?
You can rest the device by inserting a PIN in the reset hole and keeping it pressed for
about 5 seconds. The device should be powered on as you do this
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Joseph A. Oyola
February 27, 2017 at 4:12 am

Please someone help I have the xiaomi original mi wifi repeater and it is in Chinese can
someone help me In setting it up for English…..
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 Narender Singh
February 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

Hi Joseph, I tried to explain it as clearly as I could. If you would help me with a screenshot
or else a writing of where you’re stuck, I’d love to help you out
The application, however will continue to be in Chinese. There is no English version
available for the Mi Repeater.
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Kevin
February 25, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the lovely post. I have a new Huawei router and it works wonderfully well. Just
one question, if I should position the repeater in the area where the signal is minimum?
And in that case I have to keep it plugged into a power source, right?

For my smart TV, is there any way to configure it to use the repeater’s signal as well? I have
hidden the SSID so that it uses the same one as my Huawei router so we do not have to
manually switch from one to the other…

Thanks!
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 Narender Singh
February 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

Hi Kevin,
You can actually keep the repeater in an area where the signal strength is not too bad. I
mean, unless the repeater manages to get a steady hold of the original network, it might
not function properly. So, instead of keeping it in an extremely weak area, you can keep it
somewhere the network is not too weak. Yes, since it does not have any batteries, you
need to keep it plugged into the power source.
The TV should ideally pick up the more stronger network, like most of the other WiFi
enabled devices. So, if the SSID & password are the same and the Repeater is offering the
TV a more stronger signal, then the TV should smartly connect to the network of the
repeater
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Eiphnh
February 17, 2017 at 12:19 am

Fantastic, it worked fine for me, thank you very much for the explanation!
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Jimm
February 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I want to connect to a network with wpa2-enterprise (username & password), but the app
only says “Public networks aren’t supported”.
What i have to do, to get the wifi repeated?
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 Narender Singh
February 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

You cannot use the repeater with an open network. Since in your case, the network
requires additional authentication after initially connecting to it, the repeater will not
connect to it, unfortunately.
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 Jimm
February 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm

but it is not open, it is wpa2-enterprise, thats why i’m asking


you cannot connect to the network without user&password, there is no separate
authentification after connect…
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 Narender Singh
February 4, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Agreed. Sorry for the confusion, but the repeater/MiHome app only accepts WiFi networks
with a PSK. This doesn’t apply to WPA-2 Enterprise networks which usually use separate
servers (such as RADIUS) and credentials to authenticate clients. I’m sorry but this
Repeater will not work in your environment.
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 Jimm
February 5, 2017 at 6:49 am

too bad, that doesn’t work


Thank you very much for your help!
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Tanja
January 24, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Do you know if there is a way of changing the language to English once the initial setup is
complete?
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 Narender Singh
January 25, 2017 at 12:56 am

You can’t change the region to other than China because the Repeater is not sold in other
markets. The app will require a re-login if you change the region.
When you choose Mainland China, the app displays most parts in English (provided you
have chosen English as the language). The non-English parts (such as the additional
settings page) have no English translation available and hence they continue to show in
Chinese. Xiaomi only has English interface for products which are officially made available
in other markets. Unfortunately, the repeater is not.
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Evert
January 22, 2017 at 7:38 pm

I can’t et anny connection i did al above written and select China as mainland.
Tried on a iPad Air and iPhone 6S with the latest 3.9.0 Xiaomi MiHome software.
The online thing i’m not sure about is my password. My wireless password is
abcdefg@1234 is that alowed?
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Evert
January 24, 2017 at 2:12 am

I’ll tried both on Linksys E3500 and Linksys E4500 routers with WPA2 personal as securety.
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 Narender Singh
January 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Do you happen to have an Android device around? If possible, please try with Android as
Xiaomi might not be properly supporting the app on iOS devices.
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Jen
January 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Can i limit the no.who can connect d wifi repeater? Or is it possible that im d only one can
connect to the repeater? Tnx
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 Narender Singh
February 6, 2017 at 3:29 am

No you cannot. But you can hide the SSID and keep to to yourself
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Kelvin
January 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Hi anyone can help? would like to ask when pairing my device to the Mi repeater only 44%
and it will be CONNECTION INTERRUPTED. it only show yellow light blinking.
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 Narender Singh
January 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm

How is your original network secured? WPA-2 worked fine for me


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 Kelvin
January 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Hi, Yes. My original network secured – WPA-2. just not sure why my Mi repeater only 44%
and it will be CONNECTION INTERRUPTED. Please advice thanks.
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 Raynald
February 6, 2017 at 4:32 am

Resseting the device using the reset button in the pin-hole below the LED worked for me.
Good luck.
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Him
January 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

How to turn it off , i mean proper eject process ?


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 Narender Singh
January 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

You can just pull it out or turn off the power button. It is a plug & play device with USB
only used for power
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Jeanett Acosta
January 4, 2017 at 9:08 am

hi my friend! i would like to ask for help..when pairing my device to the yi repeater only
44% and it will be CONNECTION INTERRUPTED for so many times…and tried many
time..what shall i do next?..many thanks
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 Narender Singh
January 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Does the light on the repeater turn blue or stays yellow only?
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 Raynald
January 27, 2017 at 4:58 am
I have sampe poblem. Tried with two different WiFi sources and got exact same result,
always at 44%. Both with WPA2. Any suggestion or should I return unit?
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 Narender Singh
February 6, 2017 at 3:29 am

You should try by changing to a different USB power source.


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 Raynald
February 6, 2017 at 4:29 am

Got it!
Once I tried again by first pressing the reset button in the pin hote, it finally completed the
process.
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heinz siegfried
December 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

hello,
does this repeater also extend the connection range of the gateway so mihome (e.g.door
sensor) devices more far away could connect to it?
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 Narender Singh
December 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

If you set it to use the same SSID as the gateway, that might be achieved. However, I won’t
bet on it.
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Arema
December 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

For two days I followed your procedure — alas it was a pain in the neck to setup not to
mention deciphering its Chinese language (actually I managed to change into English but
still confusing). Almost took a hammer to crush this Xiaomi Wifi Repeater, I plug it into my
PC USB 3.0 and to my amazement it works! In a nutshell, the repeater needs stable
electrical current to setup. Always failed whenever I plug into a power bank or a tablet
charger while finishing the setup — after the connection established I plug the tiny wifi
repeater on my unused tablet charger. Without doubt, it runs like a champ! Kudos to you,
Mr Narender Singh.
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 Narender Singh
December 21, 2016 at 11:20 pm

The power issue didn’t happen with me, but the setup does randomly work and doesn’t at
other times. Anyways, glad that the article was of at least some help. I wish Xiaomi made it
easier to set it up
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Aksohri
December 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

When i plug then repeater to a usb source it dosent show any led. It is not powering on.
Please help
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 Narender Singh
December 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Seems like an issue with the repeater. Try another USB source to confirm that the USB
isn’t the one at fault.
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zippo
December 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

thanks! I just got it to “work” too. The repeater connects to my router, the LED of the
repeater is blue.

I got similar problem as Dan

But when I connect my iphone using hotspot to the repeater, I dont get the connection
and it keeps having blinking yellow light.

1) Does it work with hotspot connect to repeater from phone device?

Thanks!
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 Narender Singh
December 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

I have no experience regarding hotspot from an iPhone, but hotspot from an Android
phone did work. If there’s a setting regarding hotspot, please change it to use WPA2 to
secure the network. Open network or other security protocols just don’t work.
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Jetse
November 28, 2016 at 12:21 am

I’m looking into the whole wifi extender thing. I have three floors. Would it be an idea to
get three extenders? And does having these extenders influence the download speed?
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 Narender Singh
November 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

Yes, speeds will be affected to some extent if you will route the network through 3
repeaters. You should consider installing a router with more signal strength. Installing
your actual router on the middle floor can also be helpful in sending the network to 1 floor
above and below. You can then use the repeater for covering broken areas. Repeating an
already repeated network does not seem like an ideal choice.
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Vivek D
November 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Hi. I am trying to connect to TPlink 841 to MI Wifi. Set up is running until 100% and then
connection timeout. No bluelight as well. Is it also because of my internet service
provider? Any other suggestion
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João Tiago
March 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Hi. I am trying to connect my MI Wifi 2. Set up is running until 89% and then connection
timeout. No bluelight as well. Do you know why? Or do you have any suggestion?
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Mr X
November 11, 2016 at 6:13 am

China Mainland option was wonderful. I was trying with English and it not work. Thanks
for the help.
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mw
November 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm
Rather mixed feelings about this odd WiFi extender:
– it can only be managed through a special App (running on phones, not Windows)
– the app requires an account with MI, otherwise it won’t see the extender
– the needed app MiHome exists multiple times at Google Play, different vendors and
products!
– even after creating an account the app would not let me log in; ‘failed to connect to MI..’,
repeatedly
– after installing a newer revision of the app it would join the MI network, would see my
extender, but could not establish a network connection to my home network. Always the
same pattern: ‘just a sec..”, running from 27% to 44% and reporting connection failure,
repeatedly, the LED kept blinking, the ‘blue light’ never appeared.
– the same error occured with two different routers (Speedlink, FRITZ!box), regardless of
security settings used (WPA+WP2, WPA, WPA2, WEP, totally open)
– Interestingly the same error would occur with the correct or any incorrect network
passwords used, so the password was never really ‘used’ by the app during the connection
process!
– the SAME app MiHome WILL run on a cheap Android TV box and DOES connect to a
router from there, so the issue is with the app and Android device it is installed on. Also
this WiFi extender operates apparently ONLY if using WP2 exclusively (what a weird
expectation by the manufacturer!).
– Summary: only specific Android devices and a unique software plus a unique MI account
from Xiaomi will allow to configure this WiFi extender and only if using WPA2 security. Any
other method will utterly fail.

Once it is tuned to the home network its signal strength is astonishingly high, as is the
bandwith it can operate at.
It will keep the settings once powered down and up again; it re-connects within 10sec or
so, that’s ok.

The overall shaky design of the hardware and dependency of crappy (Chinese!) software
may explain why this Xiaomi M WiFi extender I is sold for $6 now: just too many issues
with its setup and maintenance,

A tinkerer’s toy at best, needing diligence, experience and a lot of good luck to get up and
running.
It will reward the user with high speed transfers over large ranges, even between buildings
and across floors.
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 Narender Singh
November 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

Thanks for the long writeup, mw. I had similar experience with this app. It worked on my
older android phone, but not on my newer. Sometimes it would get me blue light and still
say failed to connect. In short, it’s a lot of luck game to get this thing connected.

But I also learned that this is actually a utility to be bundle with their Mi router. And with
the router, it just requires a plug-in and plug-out in the USB port on the router. So maybe
the issues are here because the main purpose of this product is to extend range of Mi
Routers. It working with other router is just an icing on the cake. However, that’s just my
POV. And yes, if it is somehow made to work with other routers, it could’ve been improved
to provide a better experience and reliability.
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 mw
November 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Agreed.I never heard about the MI home automation stuff before, just took advantage of
this cheap WiFi extender (it is not really a ‘repeater’, as it has no brain, cannot be
configured like a real repeater).
The market for these MI devices seems to be restricted to Asia, and the software seems to
be designed around PHONE based control exclusively, so there is no support for Windows
PC or Macs.
The required account setup is making me feel uneasy, as it is with these remotely
accessible Chinese webcams. We all know now what kind of dangerous games can be
played with these, e.g. for dDOS attacks…

My writeup’s intention was to summarize ALL the issues I encountered during its setup,
and there was an astonisihingly long and diverse list of issues to overcome for sure. So
maybe others can benefit when struggling, after all the sales price must have pushed
thousands of these things into the market.

It is working OK now and I will keep it that way: broadcasting DSL from one building to
another, quite an astonishing performance I did not expect to work that well.
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Mikail
November 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm

The problem was my android phone,i tried with iphone and it worked.
Now can i use it with my phone also.
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Mikail
November 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Hi Narender, i get the notice didn’t find available devices,keep scanning?

Orange light is blinking i can see de device on the wifi list.


I have reset it for many times.
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 Narender Singh
November 10, 2016 at 10:01 am

Did you try adding it manually?


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Vern
October 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm

HI Narender, thanks for this it worked like a charm. what is puzzling thought is that upon
the detection of the wifi, it only allows me to choose the 2.4G over the 5G. which means
my 5G was greyed out. have you encountered this before?
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 Narender Singh
October 26, 2016 at 12:19 am
Hi Vern, as far as I know, the repeater does not support 5Ghz and can only work over
2.4Ghz.
That said, I haven’t actually tried it myself with a 5Ghz network.
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zash
October 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

When i connect the Mi extender to my samsung


device it setup end at 90% with error connection
time out but the blue light is turn on and it
also extend the wifi. The main problem is that
when I connect my phone to extender it failed
to connect to internet even it connected to device.
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widi
October 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

can this mi extender or mi router become wifi adapter? because i need to connect my old
non wireless pc to wifi
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 Narender Singh
October 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

No it won’t. It just is a repeater and USB is only used for power connection.
You’ll be needing an actual WiFi Adapter either based on USB or PCI.
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Julio
September 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm
thanks for your help, its work like a charm. great stuff with low price as well.
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Dan
September 30, 2016 at 3:54 am

1. Yeah, the App says it successfully connected and I can change the SSID and so on.
2. I tried alle of them. No one works.
3. No MAC filter is set.

I also tried to change all kinds of options, but nothing seems to work. I don’t have no other
AP to test it now. Damn… but thanks for you help!
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Djepri
October 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

I have same problem. After you get blue light just turn off and turn on again.
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Dan
September 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Hey,

thanks for the guide! I just got it to “work”. The repeater connects to my router, the LED of
the repeater is blue. But when I connect my phone to the repeater, I don’t get internet…
do you got an idea?

Thanks!
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 Narender Singh
September 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Is the source AP working fine and you get normal connectivity using that? You might
wanna try resetting and then setting up the repeater again.
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 Dan
September 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Yes, the source AP is working fine and I get a normal connectivity. I already resetting it, but
this doesn’t help
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 Narender Singh
September 30, 2016 at 12:20 am

This is strange, mate. Let’s do a bit more of troubleshooting:


1. Does the MiHome app say successfully connected or displays an error but blue light
glows?
2. Can you try changing the authentication method of the source AP? A WPA-2 personal
setup has worked fine for me.
3. Is there some sort of Mac filtering enabled in the source AP which only allows certain
devices to access the WAN?

Other than these, I cannot think of any reason why it is not working. Try connecting it to
some other AP to isolate any issues with the repeater hardware.
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Zunurain
September 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

Can it boost signal from univerrsity wifi(ie wifi that requires sign in)?
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 Narender Singh
September 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

No. Since the connection will initially be an open one. It will not be able to connect with an
open network.
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Phil
August 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for your nice guide. I still search for a way to change the channel of the new
extension-wifi. With the repeater on in one room the range of the original wifi will be
disturbed and smaller in the opposite parts of the house because the two signals share
the same channel.
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RichardP
August 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Hi, please help


I just got my repeater today, I try to setup the repeater to my wifi, it always failed at 90%,
but the blue light already on. I can connect to the internet using the new _plus network.
The problem is, my Mi home apps doesn’t detect the device, even though I already
connected to the _plus network. I cant change the name and the password. please help!
thanks before, really appreciate it
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 Narender Singh
August 23, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Hey Richard, I’m sorry but the app is really a hit and trial thing. It works sometimes and on
some devices, fails on the others.
You can continue using the _plus network or you can reset the repeater and try again.
Maybe it will complete 100% this time and unless it does, you won’t be able to make
changes to the network it creates.
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 RichardP
August 24, 2016 at 6:04 am

Thanks for the reply.


At least it’s working now. I can try to change the name later if it truly neccesary.
Once again,, thank you!
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Ryan Audwinto
August 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Hi … i just got my xiaomi wifi extender today ..


During the setuo i have chosen mainland china as the locale… the problem was when i try
to connect to the repeater. At 40% upon completion it says ” connectin interrupted” it
happens many times and i still cant connect it.

Your advice and solution would be so much appreciated. Please! Thanks


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 Narender Singh
August 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Can you try with some other Android device?


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 Ryan audwinto
August 23, 2016 at 7:15 am
hi… thanks for the reply.
While waiting for your reply yesterday, i thought i should try it on ipad. It works fine but
only after i reset the extender.

I am just confused and feels weird. I tried on myy xiaomi devicr and it dorsnt work.
However it works on ipad.

Thank you .
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ALEJANDRO LENGUA
August 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

TIP: I chose India, and the setup started in english


BTW Why does it create a new SSID called as the original with the “_plus” text at the end?
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 Narender Singh
August 20, 2016 at 8:14 am

The setup is in English even if you choose China It’s the latter parts of the app which
are in Chinese.
The original SSID_plus is the default setup so that you can differentiate between the two
networks You can change it as mentioned in the article.
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hbSharp
August 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

The pairing just doesn’t seem to work for me at all. Step#8 provided above runs until 40%
and then I keep receiving “Connection Interrupt”. Any ideas how to overcome this
problem? I am trying to extend my Apple Airport wi-fi. Any compatibility concerns? Thanks
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Hidayat Bouty
July 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I bought this one, and as other’s issues, I cannot connect to Mi Server, out of desperation I
just plug the extender in my iMac and then I suddenly realized that I have the other wifi
SSID abc_plus which is the extended of my wifi!!!. Give it a try.
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Hidayat Bouty
July 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Owh, I’ve got to mention that the android app I use used to be in order and I use for
viewing my Ants cameras, but when I tried to setup the extender it just asking me to login,
and failed, but before the failure of loggin in I saw the prosentage of connection to the
new extender was about of 25%.
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ALEJANDRO LENGUA
August 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

I was wondering, if buy another XIaomi repeater which SSID name will it create? I don´t
like the the idea of having different SSIDs.
I would prefer to have the keep the wifi network parameters in other parts of my home.
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 Narender Singh
August 20, 2016 at 8:16 am

The best guess – SSID_plus or the SSID_plus_plus depending on the network you connect it
to lol
Go ahead and alter the SSID if your app managed to configure it just fine without an error

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Ershad
July 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Hi Narender,

I have got an interesting problem. So I managed to setup the extender, blue light and all.
However, the abcwifiname_plus while working on my phone (Asus Zenfone), it does not
work on my other phone (MotoG). Basically, both of them detect the connection, however
only on Asus Zenfone that I’m able to use the net. My MotoG detects and can connect, but
I can’t seem to use the net.

Not sure why.

Heard or experience something like this?


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 Narender Singh
July 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Hey Eshan, that is strange buddy and indeed interesting. I hope you have tried unplugging
and re-plugging the repeater. Let’s try a feq questions:
1. Does the Moto G work fine on the original network?
2. Did you try by connecting only one device to the repeater (Moto G)?
3. Did you try forgetting the connection and reconnecting?
4. Can you please give a try using a PING tool? So we know if it is able to send some PING
request or it is not working at all.

These are just hit and trail now because I’ve not come across something like this before

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 Ershad
July 7, 2016 at 12:14 am

Hi Narender,

Thanks for replying!


Let me answer your questions one by one:
1) Yes, it works fine with my original abcwifiname (without the plus). And with the
connection from the provider.
2) I tried it with both connecting to the connection, it was fine like a month ago.
3) I did. Still not working
4) I did. Not sending anything :-/

That’s fine, man. You can just reply if you know what’s wrong if my wifi repeater.
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Chizh
July 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

Hello, hope you can help me! I’ve set up the repeater successfully and use it with my
phone and iPad. However my MacBook pro doesn’t see the network at all. Aren’t they
compatible?
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 Narender Singh
July 1, 2016 at 9:56 am

This shouldn’t be the case. Does your Mac detect the original network? If not try resetting
the network adapter on the Mac and maybe that will help?
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MEZZY
June 10, 2016 at 3:44 pm

can’t sign in to Mi home app its showing ”cannot sign in”


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Dangtran
June 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm
The same issue!
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Kamal
June 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Narendar,I am not able to configure this mi wifi extender with my Binatone wifi router, it
either gives connection time out error and blue led is also not coming as setup didnt
completed. can you please suggest

Thanks
Kamal
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 Narender Singh
June 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Hi Kamal
I just tried it out again with the latest version of the app available on Google Play Store and
it worked very well. Even went ahead and allowed me to further configure the settings.
Can you give it a try as well? Play Store link.
Please choose China Mainland as the region
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Nhien Do
August 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

If you signed in via mobile phone number, try to add country code before. Ex: +84xxxxxx
I tested successfully.
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PANKAJ
July 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

REINSTALL THE APP AND LOGIN AGAIN


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Jeppy
June 9, 2016 at 3:44 am

I try to sign in but it always says can’t connect to network. Please help
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Nhien Do
August 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm

If you signed in via mobile phone number, try to add country code before. Ex: +84xxxxxx
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Leons hubert hugh


June 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Why does my device connect to it but disconnects immediately after connecting. My other
devices connect fine but not my samsung tablet
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MEZZY
June 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm

cant download the app!!!


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 Narender Singh
June 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Why not? It is a simple link


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EDO
June 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

What kind of app is this? me and my brother create 2 different account for MiHome.
both account Unable to login!

tried to login by PC through Mi website and it is works fine. haishhh…


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Jaspreet Singh
May 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

I can’t seem to login to Xiaomi account, via the app.. It works fine over the web.. Can
someone help? I’m unable to setup the repeater
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EDO
June 2, 2016 at 12:42 am

same as me Jaspreet -.-‘


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Aaron
June 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Same
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ferdy
May 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm

how to fix connection time out ?


this devices is work properly in the night , then i leave it and sleep , but in the morning , i
check it on my pc , it shows , no connection , i wait it but no changes , then i try to reset the
devices , and when 99% it shows connection time out but the devices shows blue LED , but
when i try to connect it , still shows no internet access, i have try it on my android phone ,
and my laptop , but still same , i have try to reset it and try it many times , it still error ,
please help me , give me some solutions :’)
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Adam
May 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

Hi Narender, maybe you can help,

When trying to pair the amplifier, it just say Connect Timeout at 99%. After this i can detect
it with any phone, but the yellow led light, and sometimes it won’t connect automatically..

Thank you for your answer and help!

Best Regards
Adam
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Omar
May 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Hi Narender, maybe you can help me:

I successfully setup my repeater, however as other have pointed out, the device is not
showing in the app but still working after the “timeout” error. The only problem is that
every once in a while, when I try to connect to the network after a while that I have not
been using it my PC and phone won’t connect to the network unless I unplug and plug
again the repeater to the power source.. this is annoying. Does this happen to you too? It
seems like it goes on stanby mode..
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 Narender Singh
May 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Hi Omar
Let me give it a try. Yes, that timeout thing is surely happening to me. I’m not able to make
any customization to the network since it just times out and does not show up in the app.
I’ll revert back on the disconnection. I’ve only used my repeater for short duration so far,
so never faced that.
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 Narender Singh
May 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

Hi again, Omar
I tried it out and it continues to work fine even after a lot of time with no device connected

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Segin0
May 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm

if pairing does not work. Turn on Bluetooth and GPS – as seeking configure the device
from a PC without the need for phone, this option may not exist. Translate google z Czech
lenguage
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Sajiv
May 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm
Any idea if it works with hidden SSIDs?

Will it create a new SSID_plus which is hidden or will it be broadcasted?


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Trish
May 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Hi, I have a Belkin router at my place and there are a couple of WiFi blind-spots that I am
trying to fix. There seem to be several options for WiFi repeaters/extenders out there in
the marketplace and am unable to decide on which to pick. While the MI repeater seems
like a good and an inexpensive option, I am afraid I may end up facing issues similar to
those mentioned in this thread, and not find a resolution in the end.

Would you know how the ‘TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300 Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender’
is? Are there any other good and fairly priced options that you’d recommend?

Thanks!
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Kel
May 1, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Hi i,m having this error message when selecting my home wifi to connect the repater.
Device may not support this type of net work. Use your router to connect.
End with ok wothout any choice. Any advice ?

My network is secured by wed and listed under cannot connect the internet. Why is my
hone wifi not listed as active ?
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 Narender Singh
May 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm

The device probably does not support that security. You can try again by switching the
network to WPA2.
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Sam
May 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Do I have to set up all the time when I plug the device in? (I use it with a powerbank)

Regards,
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 Narender Singh
May 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

No. The configuration is remembered. It works as a plug and play device until it is reset.
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Robert
April 23, 2016 at 10:41 am

how to reset this xiaomi wifi repeater? I would like to reset it to the beginning, thanks!
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Robert
April 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

I mean I would like to reset it to factory manual. thanks


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 Narender Singh
April 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

You just have to insert a pin into the reset hole on the device and keep it pressed for like 5
seconds. Release when a constant orange light appears.
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Kishan Agarwal
April 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm

it goes till 100% and then shows “connection timed out”. Is there any way to correct it????
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maluvi
April 22, 2016 at 5:46 pm

HELPPPP MEE..
I thousand time reset xiaomi ampli, pairing to the router, but it seem cant pairing either.. i
dont know what’s problem.. may be you can help me.
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 Narender Singh
April 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

Hi! What version of Android is your smartphone running? I’ve had issues with every
version after Lollipop.
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 Veeraragavan
May 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

“After” means marshmallow right? There are hardly a few phones with marshmallow. So
can I take it that you’ve tried it & it works or lollipop, kitkat & before? For me its failing on
Lollipop!
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 Narender Singh
May 4, 2016 at 12:08 am

Yes, that’s what I meant. The app worked fine and connected with the repeater when I was
using the Zenfone 2 on Lollipop 5.0. I have issues on my marshmallow device now. So I
revert back to a backup device running kitkat and it works fine still.
What error do you face on yours though? Probably it is something else
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Alanda
April 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Doesn’t work for my case as I’m using Samsung tab 3 lite and the app that I downloaded
from here keep saying “Can’t log in to account” while I can log in to my MI account from
my desktop computer. Why is that…???
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joao goncalves
April 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Hi, MI home app is available on google apps. Download the latest mihome or it will give
you issues trying to login to the xiaomi servers. The Xiaomi WIFI Extender will only work in
a non Xiaomi router – say example Fritzbox 7390 which is the router that I am using – if
you change your router security settings to WPA2 only. Using something else and the mi
wifi extender will not work.
My device is working 100%.
The latest mi home app will install a plugin after connecting successfully the extender to
your router. The plugin is in Chinese but fiddling with it you can just add the signal of the
extender to that of the router. That is, instead of adding #RouterName_plus to the
network, your router signal will just be stronger without the need to reconnect your
devices to the *_plus wifi. But I prefer using the extender as a second wifi connection point
*_plus as after measurement this is the way of getting the best range for this wonderful
xiaomi device. wifi Measurements (average values) in the same spot inside the room using
FRITZ!App WLAN: connected to the router -65dBm, 65 Mbit/s; after connecting to mi
extender *_plus wifi -41dBm, 72Mbit/s.
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thanhtienpda
April 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

My wifi not set passworld. T can not set up on Mi Plus. Help me!
Sorry! My English is bad!
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payam
May 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

So am i,
I can’t login to MiHome app with my cellphone .

1- I download Mihome App from QR code.


2- I choice “Other Smart Devices” But it want to me sign in account.
3- I sign up account with my email, So i try sign in account and it answer I cant sign in
account!!!!
please help me.
Thanks a lot.
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 Narender Singh
May 9, 2016 at 2:46 am
Hi
Can you please try with the MiHome app available on the Play Store? Use the Chinese
server.
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desi.apple
March 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Bhai bacha liya tune…. Hope it works…. Mai aaj he new liya tha, aur neighbour ke WiFi pe
connect kiya tha. Par ab jab apne WiFi pe connect karne laga toh mi home app mai device
show nahi ho raha tha… Hope it get reset and I can get it connected to my WiFi… Paper pin
use karna hai kya ? Reset ke andar koi button laga hai ke vaise hi pin dalni hai ?
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 Narender Singh
March 30, 2016 at 1:22 am

Bhai.. Reset k andar ek button hai. So paper pin, needle or anything of that width will work
Aur kuch nahi to pen ki tip se bhi ho jayega
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desi.apple
March 29, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Sir how to reset it… I changed my modem . now I m having new ssid and password
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 Narender Singh
March 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

You need to plug it into the power source and then inset a pin into the reset hole. Keep it
pressed for like 10 seconds and it will be reset and orange light will glow
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KLC
March 27, 2016 at 11:58 pm

I have the same issue with the Mi Home. It keeps asking me to log-in but it won’t accept
my Mi Account password for whatever reason even though I tried resetting the password
many times to make sure it is the correct one.

Without logging in, nothing works.


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Shrivaas
March 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm

I got this too. I hve a netgear N150 router. I followed the same steps. It comes to 100%
creates the SSID with _plus but says error at 100% if I try connecting to it it asks for
password for which it isn’t accepting my original wifi password what to do
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guru_ji
March 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

how to change the ssid in Xiaomi MI Repeater ???? i want to change it ..


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 Narender Singh
March 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm

With the latest version of Mi Home, you can change it easily, but the app is in Chinese.
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 Botjah
May 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Hi Narender,

Hope you can make some tutorial in video or post how to change the ssid of Xiaomi
Repeater..
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 Narender Singh
May 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Trying on that that right now


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Aditya Tri Utama


March 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Hi! Why my download speed when use this wifi repeater is so slow?
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John W
March 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

Hi !

Once it is setup I can connect it using any devices like a laptop or iPad ?
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Robin
March 6, 2016 at 5:34 am

It also fails step 9 for me.


I Trier repeating an AndroidAP from another Phone and that worked. I think there is a
connectivity problem with my router.
I am using WPA2 security on a Fritzbox 7330 SL. I somebody knows, how to fix it or what I
have to change in the router settings, please tell me.
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Tim
March 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Why do i can’t sign in to my mi account.. i made it already.. and i can’t sign in..
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 Narender Singh
March 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Please use this updated version of the Mi Home app – http://tchms.to/1QrLPPj


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 Matt
March 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Hello Narander. Thank you for helpful guide. I want to make it private,how can i hide the
ssid of mi amplifier? Thank you.
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 Narender Singh
March 11, 2016 at 1:07 am

With the update Mi App, you can set the connection to hidden. Now I don’t know how to
explain the steps as it is in chinese. I’ll try making a video soon.
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 Cho
March 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Hi, yup please do share us the steps the soonest. Thank you!
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Alanda
April 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Thanks Narender Singh for the link. the com.xiaomi.smarthome.apk worked well for my
Samsung Tab 3 Lite for the first time and it was timed out and asked me to reset.
However, my USB Mi wifi extender led changed to blue, therefore I did not reset it. I tried
to connect to it and it works but I cannot see it appear on the device list from the app any
more, I have no idea but it works now.
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 Narender Singh
April 16, 2016 at 10:52 pm

The system ain’t robust enough and the app does tend to lose connection to the device.
Unless you really have to make changes, you probably don’t need the connection to the
app. To get the connection back, resetting and then re-configuring would be the only way.
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 den
May 28, 2016 at 11:49 am

How to reset and reconfigure? Cause we have changed our router now totally cannot
connect to the device bec. Its still displaying the old routername and password. Thanks
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 Narender Singh
May 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm
Connect the device to the power source and then insert a pin into the reset hole. Keep it
pressed for 5-10 seconds.
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 Den
May 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Thanks for the help i had reconfigured it now cause the device had no instruction
how or maybe written in chinese thanks ??
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zayaan
February 21, 2016 at 3:21 pm

What if i connect to an open wifi network? Will it still create a password for it?
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 Narender Singh
February 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm

It does not set up with an open network. So you can only use it to extend secured
networks.
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 zayaan
February 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Did u try it yourself? As in mi home app it is showing the open wifi network..
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 Narender Singh
February 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Yes. I tried it out before responding. The throws a warning “Intelligent device might not
support this type of network” and even after proceeding, it did not set up. Tried the same
thrice. You can try for yourself and maybe you’re lucky?
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varun
February 19, 2016 at 5:59 am

I tried steps, I get my network_plus as new wifi connection but light is still blinking orange,
it does not turn blue, also the last step during setup fails but still creates network_plus
network.
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Rick
June 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Hi Varun,
Have you solve the problem? I having the same problem. Not sure anyone can help?
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Mithun Kumar
February 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Any idea for iPhone users?


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 Narender Singh
February 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm
Did you try this app – https://itunes.apple.com/EN/app/xiao-mi-zhi-neng-jia-
ting/id957323480?mt=8
I’ve no tried, but it shows WiFI Repeater in that screenshot they’ve put up. I’d appreciate if
you could confirm if it worked.
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 Mithun Kumar
February 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Yes, I’ve got that app, and it still doesn’t connect


It doesn’t even auto-detect the device… I tried manually adding it, by selecting from the
list, but after the 9th step shown above, it fails to connect… And I’ve tried it multiple times,
after resetting the repeater (using the reset pin hole).
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 Narender Singh
February 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm

That’s sad buddy. Your only option now would be to use somebody else’s Android phone

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 Mithun Kumar
February 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Yeah, will try that too… Lets see.


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