D-Link DAP1650 Extender

The D-Link DAP1650 extender brings wireless connectivity to those areas of your house that are out of reach of your Wi-Fi router. It can be configured to operate in three different modes: Access Point, Extender, and Media Bridge. The DAP-1650 lets you set up the channels that each wireless band uses to turn the network on and off automatically. D-link DAP-1650 extender has a power status indicator and an Internet status indicator at the front, and at the back are four gigabit Ethernet ports, a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button, a Power button, a Reset button and a USB port. The USB port on the D-link DAP-1650 can be used to connect USB drives for file sharing.

D-Link DAP1650 Extender

Features

  • You can use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) on the D-link DAP1650 to create a secure connection to new devices in seconds by easily pushing a button or entering a PIN. There is WPA/WPA2 security encryption which allows you to change your network security.
  • The D-link DAP-1650 extender’s internet-based configuration lets you control what information is reachable to those on the wireless network whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.
  • The D-link DAP-1650 can be used as an Extender, Access Point or Media Bridge which means that you can change its operation to suit your networking requirements.
  • The D-link DAP-1650 Extender has built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports facilitating a wired connection of up to 1 Gbps which means that wired devices can take benefit of the D-link DAP-1650’s high-speed wireless capabilities.
  • The D-link DAP-1650 extender is compatible with the 802.11n/g/ standards, so it can connect with existing wireless adapters found on older wireless devices.

Installation

The best placement for the extender is between the wireless router and the Wi-Fi clients you are connecting to the router. You may even connect the extender close to your router and then position it where you want.

  • You can set up the DAP-1650 using WPS or by connecting to the web Graphic User Interface.
  • You just need to plug it in and the LED will blink amber. When the D-Link DAP 1650 blinks amber you should use the WPS button to pair the extender with the router.  The extender is connected when the LED light turns solid green.
  • With the manual method, you need to plug in the extender and wait for it to turn amber to connect to the extender’s Wi-Fi.
  • After connecting to the extender launch a web browser and type in http://d-linkap.com. It will automatically open the extender’s web-based connection setup wizard. The setup wizard will ask if you want to connect the extender to a router through WPS or Manually.
  • You can select the network you want to extend and use the extender’s default username or set the username and password to the Wi-Fi network with which you have connected the extender.

Operation Modes

The D-Link DAP1650 extender has operational modes, enabling you to customize the device according to your networking requirements.

Access Point mode

You can use Access Point mode to connect wireless clients (like laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to your existing wired network. Multiple wireless devices can connect wirelessly to the network at the same time. You need to go to the Wireless Utility and select the Wi-Fi Network Name broadcasted by the access point in order to access the network. If wireless security is enabled on the Access Point, you must enter a password to connect to the Wi-Fi Network.

Extender Mode

You can use Extender Mode to extend the range of your existing wireless network by repeating the wireless signal of another access point or wireless router. The extender and the existing wireless router must be within the range of each other. The extended wireless network can use the same Wi-Fi name and security settings as the existing network or you can choose a new network name and security settings.

Media Bridge mode

The D-Link DAP-1650 extender creates a wireless link between two existing networks, enabling you to attach a wired device to a wireless network in Media Bridge mode. The two networks must be within the wireless reach of one another in order for Media Bridge mode to be effective.

FAQ’s

  • Open an internet browser and enter http://d-linkap.com in the address bar.

  • Type your router password in the Password field.

  • Click the Setup at the top of the page and click Wireless Setup from the menu.

  • Click Save Settings to save your configuration.

SharePort Web Access allows you to access your favourite videos, music, and photos on a connected USB drive wirelessly from your Tablet or Smartphone.

  • Open an internet browser and type http://d-linkap.com in the address bar.

  • Enter your router password in the Password field.

  • Click on the Setup tab at the top of the page, and then click Storage from the menu on the left side.

  • Check Enable SharePort Web Access and make note of the HTTP Access Port. This port will be needed to access the SharePort Web Application.

  • Open a new web browser and enter http://d-linkap.com in the address bar.

  • Enter your username and password.

  • Your media will be categorized according to media type. Click on a category to browse files of that type.

  • Click on the Settings icon on your iPhone.

  • Click to open the Wi-Fi settings.

  • Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect by choosing the Wi-Fi name from the list.

  • If you have Wi-Fi passwords set up on your extender, enter the password and click to join.

  • The iPhone is connected to your wireless network.

  • Click the Settings icon on your IPad.

  • Open the Wi-Fi menu and turn on the Wi-Fi.

  • Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to by clicking on the Wi-Fi name.

  • If you have a Wi-Fi password set up on your extender, enter the password and click on join.

  • You are now connected to the wireless network.