How Can I Use Blink with a Wireless Extender?

Once your Wi-Fi extender is set up, you will see its signal appear in your Wi-Fi settings with its own Wi-Fi name. Usually, the extender will name itself for you by adding "-ext" to the end of your Wi-Fi network name (SSID). Blink Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), and Mini cameras are able to detect and connect to an extender that has "-ext" added to the SSID.

extended Wi-Fi signal


Blink's original Indoor, XT, and XT2 cameras will only connect to the same Wi-Fi SSID that the Sync Module is connected to. To set up these cameras with an extender, be sure to rename the Wi-Fi extender SSID to be the same the main Wi-Fi network, and use the same password. In the example, change “Home Wi-Fi_EXT” to just “Home Wi-Fi”).

change Wi-Fi extenders signal name


To change the name of your extended signal, you will need to access the Wi-Fi extender settings.

If you’re not sure how to access the settings for your extender, you may want to refer to the user guide that came with your device. If you don’t have a user guide, you can call the manufacturer of the extender for more help.

*Remember that your extender should also be protected by the same exact Wi-Fi password as the one you use for your main network/router.

If you notice you’re still experiencing low signal strength from your cameras, try power cycling your Sync Module by removing it from power for 30 seconds then plugging it back in. Once both lights have stopped flashing and appear solid again, try using the cameras and checking their signal strength.

The Wi-Fi extender improves network access farther away from the main router. If your cameras and Sync Module already show three bars of connectivity, an extender may not provide improvement of your experience.

If you’re still having trouble after following the procedure above, please contact us for more help.

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