D-Link DAP-1860 AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender

D-Link DAP-1860 AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender extends your Internet connection over a super-fast Gigabit Wireless AC connection. The D-Link DAP-1860 extender connects with your existing router to extend the range of your home or office network. With this extender, you can bring Wi-Fi to places where your current signals do not reach. You can eliminate Wi-Fi weak spots and dead zones in your home with the D-Link DAP-1860 Wi-Fi range extender.

D-Link DAP-1860 AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender

Specifications

The DAP-1860 is the most compact Wi-Fi extender in the market. D-Link’s Smart Signal LED technology makes finding the best location for your extender an easy task. The Smart Signal LEDs eliminate the guesswork by giving you an exact evaluation so you can quickly test out several locations to find the best place for the DAP1860.

  1. The setup process of a D-link DAP1860 will guide you through the process of getting your extended wireless network up and running in no time.
  2. The D-Link DAP-1860 range extender features dual-band 802.11ac with speeds up to 2532 Mbps which is great for streaming movies and online gaming.
  3. Four powerful antennas and AC Smart Beam technology combine together to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network even in the largest homes.
  4. The D-Link DAP1860 extender includes a fast 10/100/1000 Gigabit port so you can connect wired devices to your wireless network.
  5. The D-Link DAP1860 brings Wi-Fi to those places in your house where your old signal could not reach. A stronger Wi-Fi signal means you can install more Wi-Fi devices where you need them.
  6. D-Link DAP1860 can be used as a wireless access point by connecting an Ethernet Cable to the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port.

 

Setup

Wireless Protected Setup

Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) makes connecting your D-Link DAP-1860 easy and quick.

Initiate WPS Mode:

  1. While the Status light on the D-link extender is blinking amber, push the WPS button on the wireless router or Access Point.
  2. Push the WPS button on the DAP-1860. The Status light will start flashing green.  
  3. It will take approximately two minutes for the process to finish.
  4. The light on the extender will turn solid green when the D-Link DAP-1860 has connected successfully to the wireless router or access point.
  5. You can even use the WPS method to connect devices to the extended network created by the DAP-1860 extender using the Wi-Fi names. The password will be the same as the wireless network you are extending.

Web Browser Setup

  1. Plug the D-Link DAP 1860 closer to your router. You can move it to your desired location after configuration.
  2. Open the wireless settings on your wireless device or computer.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi Network name and enter the password.
  4. You may also connect the DAP-1860 to your router or computer using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Open a web browser and enter http://dlinkap.local./.
  6. Once you connect, the login page will appear. Enter your password and click Log in.
  7. The home page will display your current status. You can select your language from the drop-down menu and then click on next.
  8. Select the wireless network you want to extend.
  9. If your wireless network is secure enter the Wi-Fi password and click next to continue.
  10. If you clicked Manual, enter the Wi-Fi name and password of the wireless network you want to extend and click next to continue.
  11. Connect the D-Link DAP 1860 to your network using an Ethernet cable. Enter a new Wi-Fi network name for the DAP-1860 and enter a new Wi-Fi password.
  12. Enter an administrator password for the DAP-1860. The administrator password is used to access internet-based configuration.
  13. A summary page will display your settings. Click Finish and the DAP-1860 will reboot. The setup is complete.

FAQ’s

How do I reset my D-Link DAP extender to factory default settings?

  1. Plug the extender into a power outlet. The LED on the front will turn red and then after a few seconds will turn orange or green.
  2. On the bottom of the extender is a reset pinhole. Using a paperclip, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds or until the light on the front turns red and then.
  3. The extender will then reboot and be at factory default settings.

How do I upgrade the firmware on my D-Link DAP Extender?

  1. Open a web browser and enter http://dlinkap.local in the address bar.
  2. Enter your Admin Password.
  3. Click on Management and then select Upgrade from the drop-down menu.
  1. Automatic Upgrade – The device will check for new firmware versions automatically. If a new firmware version is found Click on upgrade Firmware to commence the upgrade process.
  1. Manual Upgrade – Download the firmware file from the D-Link website. Click on the Select File button and locate the firmware file you downloaded.
  2. The D-Link extender will automatically restart once the firmware upgrade has been completed.

How do I Change Administrator Password of D-Link DAP Extender?

  1. Open a web browser and enter http://dlinkap.local in the address bar.
  2. Enter your Admin Password in the field provided.
  3. Click on Management and then select Admin.
  4. Enter a new password in the Admin Password field to change the Administrator password. 
  5. Click on Save to finalize the settings.