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Home Kit 1600 Add-on

Extend your Wi-Fi network!

Mesh Extender 1600 can be used as an add-on to Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1600 and brings up to 100m² additional coverage of a super-fast and seamless roaming Wi-Fi network at a speed up to 1600 Mbit/s. You can connect up to 6 Mesh Extender 1600 together to cover up to 800 m² in multiple floors with a Wi-Fi that simply works! Embedded Mesh technology combined with the powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard brings ultimate speed, coverage and connectivity to your home network.

Mesh Extender 1600 can alternatively be used as an outstanding stand-alone device in two different ways: As an 802.11ac dual band Access Point with a speed up to 1600 Mbit/s to immediately improve the Wi-Fi of your existing single band modem without changing the modem. Or as a universal dual band Repeater to in minutes double the coverage of your existing 802.11ac modem or router at a speed of 1600 Mbit/s.

 
 
Home Kit 1600 Add-on

Product overview

  • Add-on unit for Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1600
  • Mesh embedded
  • Only one Wi-Fi name all over the house
  • Intelligent roaming
  • Ethernet backhaul
  • Automatic software update
  • Smart LED system for optimal placement
  • Easy set-up
  • Access Point/Repeater configuration
  • AirPlay® compatible

Wi-Fi performance

  • Supports 802.11ac/a/b/g/n standards
  • Speed up to 1600 Mbit/s
  • Dual band concurrent
  • 300 Mbit/s @ 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbit/s @5 GHz
  • Mesh/Access Point/Repeater operational modes
  • Works with any standard modem or router

Coverage & Reliability

  • Mesh technology inside for maximum coverage, performance and connectivity
  • Intelligent roaming in Mesh configuration
  • Brings up to 100m² additional coverage
  • Up to 6x Mesh Extender 1600 to cover up to 800 m² on multiple floors
  • Connect & Secure (WPS) button for an easy Mesh configuration

Security

  • WPATM/WPA2TM for the highest level of Wi-Fi security
  • Connect & Secure (WPS) button to simply connect your Wi-Fi devices to your Wi-Fi Mesh network
  • Automatic software update

Connections

  • 2x Ethernet Gigabit ports to connect any computer, set-top-box, Smart TV, game console, …
  • 1x USB 3.0 port for multimedia files and printer sharing
  • 1x analogue audio port AirPlay® compatible to share your music
WI-FI
Frequency2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent
StandardsIEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE
802.11e, IEEE 802.11i
Signal Rate5 GHz: Up to 1300 Mbit/s
2.4 GHz: Up to 300 Mbit/s
SecurityWPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal
Antenna5x internal
Transmit PowerEurope: <20 dBm (2.4 GHz), <23 dBm (5 GHz)
Supported Channels5 GHz: 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112
2.4 GHz: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
FeaturesAdd-on unit for Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1600
Mesh embedded
Multiple access point architecture up to 6x Mesh Extender 1600
One Wi-Fi name
Intelligent roaming
Ethernet backhaul
Automatic software update
Smart LED system for optimal placement
Easy set-up
Access Point or Repeater stand-alone configuration
HARDWARE
CPU800 MHz
Ethernet Ports2x 10/100/1000M LAN port (Auto MDI/MDIX)
USB Port1x USB 3.0 port
Audio Port1x 3.5 mm analogue
ButtonConnect & Secure (WPS), Reset
LEDsPower, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
PowerExternal power supply, 12V/1,5A DC
StandardsIEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
SOFTWARE
Multiple SSID4x 2.4 GHz + 4x 5 GHz
IPTV ReadyQoS, WMM, IGMP
UPnPUniversal Plug & Play Internet Gateway Device
USBSamba, DLNA Media Server, Print Server
AudioAirPlay® compatible
ManagementAuto Firmware Upgrade, Web User Interface, Time Settings, Configuration Backup/Restore, Firmware Upgrade, System Log
Internet ProtocolIPv4
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
CertificationCE
Package Contents1x Mesh Extender 1600
1x Power Supply Unit (12 V/1.5 A DC)
1x CAT5E Ethernet Cable
Installation Instructions, Warranty Card
System RequirementsFor wireless use: Devices compatible with 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz
For wired use: Devices with Ethernet port
For web UI access and setup: Any Internet browser
Dimensions (WxDxH)41.5x108.5x100 mm
Weight185 g
EAN9120072370991
In consequence of continuous research and development technical specifications, design, picture and appearance of products may change without notice. STRONG shall not be responsible in any manner relating to the logos, brands and/or trademarks displayed herein which are not registered by STRONG. All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Wi-Fi, WPA2, WPA are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
Data throughput, distance, signal range, and coverage area per m² are used only for reference and based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual performances are not guaranteed and may vary due to differences in operating environments, distance and positioning of the products, mix of products used, building materials, wireless and electrical interferences and other adverse conditions.
Please refer to the MESH quick installation guide on www.strong.tv.
If you haven’t changed any settings after the installation, the Wi-Fi network name and password of your MESH network is the same as the one used for the Range Extender 1600 that is connected to your router/modem by an Ethernet cable and printed onto the product label on the bottom of the product.
All Range Extender 1600 devices are identical. There is no master and slave configuration and you can connect any of them to your modem/router and any of them to your devices with an Ethernet port.
No. Only one Range Extender 1600 should be connected to your router/modem via Ethernet cable.
The maximum number of connected Range Extender 1600 units in a MESH network is 4.

Do not place the second unit too far away or too close (minimum distance of 3 meters). Make sure that there are two walls or one floor between the Range Extender 1600 units at maximum.

Take advantage of open areas that provide an uninterrupted path between the units (corridors, stair cases, doors, atriums, kitchen pass through windows, etc.).

If the Range Extender 1600 units were positioned with one or more walls inbetween, then align them vertically and horizontally as far as possible.

After turn-on of the Range Extender 1600 units, the 5 GHz LEDs are supposed to light solid green. If the 5 GHz LED is red (solid or blinking), then the unit must be positioned closer to another unit that has a solid green 5 GHz LED.

Range Extender 1600 scans the air to determine the best available Wi-Fi channel (to avoid interference) to use in a Mesh network after it is powered on. Also, Range Extender 1600 uses 5 GHz Wi-Fi band and it is compatible to IEEE 802.11ac with an advantage of using UNII-2 (Ch.52-64) and UNII-2-Extended (Ch.100-112) bands (known as DFS channels) in priority. According to the radio communication regulations, Range Extender 1600 runs a radar scan before it gets started to service on DFS channels. These operations take approximately 3 minutes before the Range Extender 1600 starts to service and to be fully operational.
Pairing attempt failed. Make sure the additional unit is near a unit with a green 5 GHz LED and try the Connect & Secure button again. It is safest to set up pairing with two Range Extender 1600 units when the additional unit is in the same room as an existing unit. After a successful pairing, you can move the additional unit to another area.
Range Extender 1600 lost the connection to your MESH network on 5 GHz. Please ensure that all of your Range Extender 1600 units are switched on.
The 5 GHz Wi-Fi connection speed between your Range Extender 1600 units is not at its best. Please move your Range Extender 1600 closer to one of the other Range Extender 1600 units.
This is the normal behaviour after the Mesh links are created, no action required.
No action required, your Range Extender 1600 is being upgraded, please wait a few minutes and do not reboot the device.
Please use a laptop or a PC and connect it to any of your Range Extender 1600 units with an Ethernet cable, login to the web management interface(http://extender1600.local)and check the “Wireless Password” in the “WIRELESS > Wireless Settings” menu.
You can change all the settings by the web management interface embedded in the product. The URL of the web management interface is http://extender1600.local 
There is no default password, please leave the password box empty and click on OK. It is highly recommended to set a password after your first login by clicking on MANAGEMENT > Password Settings.

Please connect your PC/laptop to Range Extender 1600 with an Ethernet cable and type the IP address of Range Extender 1600 to the address bar of your web browser to access the web management interface of your Range Extender 1600.

After the installation, Range Extender 1600 obtains its IP address from your router. Please login to the management interface of your router and check the IP address that is assigned to your Range Extender 1600.

Yes, you can access the web management interfaces of your devices individually by;

1st Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600.local

2nd Range Extender 1600 in the network:: http://extender1600-2.local

3rd Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600-3.local

4th Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600-4.local

No. Please use http://extender1600.local to change the Wi-Fi network settings, the new settings will automatically be copied to all Range Extender 1600 units in the MESH  network.

Please do a factory reset on all of your Range Extender 1600 units. Connect your computer to the Range Extender 1600 that is connected to your modem/router with the Ethernet cable. Open the web management interface (http://extender1600.local) with a browser and change the settings. Please ensure that the new settings are operational by checking the available Wi-Fi networks list on your computer. Now, continue the installation of your Mesh network by using the Mesh quick installation guide. 

 Please check the Internet access of your router/modem. Typically, a home router/modem will have an indicator that shows the status of the Internet line, or please connect a computer to one of the Ethernet ports of your router/modem and check if there is Internet access available. If you don’t have access to the Internet, please contact your Internet Service Provider.

Please ensure that one and only one of your Range Extender 1600 units of your Mesh network is connected to your router/modem via RJ45 Ethernet cable.

 Please ensure that the Power LEDs of all the Range Extender 1600 units of your Mesh network are white solid. If the Power LED of the Range Extender 1600 which is connected to your router/modem is blinking white, please wait until it stops blinking and the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz LEDs become solid green.

Check the Ethernet cable from the Range Extender 1600 unit connected to your router/modem. Reinsert the cable at both ends. The associated LAN port LED on your router/modem should show a live link.

Please restart the MESH network:-Power off ALL Range Extender 1600 units  

-Remove/disconnect ALL cables from ALL Ethernet ports on ALL Range Extender 1600 units

-Power on ALL Range Extender 1600 units and wait 3 minutes-Confirm that ALL 5 GHz and 2 GHz LEDs on ALL units are green. If any unit does not have green LEDs, then carefully review the installation procedure and follow the instructions. 

Please use different Wi-Fi devices connected to the Range Extender 1600 Mesh network and try to access to the Internet. If you have Internet access with any of your Wi-Fi devices, the configuration of your Mesh network is done properly, please check the settings of your Wi-Fi devices that cannot access to Internet.

Range Extender 1600 is a dual band 2.4 GHz (300 Mbit/s) and 5 GHz (1300 Mbit/s) concurrent device.

Range Extender 1600 uses the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band and it is compatible to IEEE 802.11ac with an advantage of using UNII-2 (Ch.52-64) and UNII-2-Extended (Ch.100-112) bands (known as DFS channels) in priority.

You can create 4 different Wi-Fi networks with different passwords on 2.4 GHz and 4 different Wi-Fi networks with different passwords on 5 GHz.
Please login to the web management interface(http://extender1600.local) and open the “WIRELESS > Wireless Settings” menu. Click on the “Enabled” checkbox of the additional Wi-Fi network that you want to activate on the “WLAN 1 (2.4 GHz)” or “WLAN 2 (5 GHz)” tabs, select the “Security” type, define an enter the “Wireless Password” for this network and click on “Save”. 
No. The Wi-Fi devices that are connected to the Guest Network can access to all your local network resources such as the USB and audio ports.

Yes.

Please also ensure that the MAC addresses (Ethernet MAC Address, Wireless MAC Address 1 and Wireless MAC Address 2) of Range Extender 1600 are allowed at the MAC address filtering settings of your router. The MAC addresses (Ethernet MAC Address, Wireless MAC Address 1 and Wireless MAC Address 2) of Range Extender 1600 can be found at the REPORT section on its web management interface(http://extender1600.local). If you have multiple Range Extender 1600 units in a Mesh configuration, please login to the web management interfaces of your devices individually and check the MAC addresses. 

Please change the Wi-Fi channel that is being used by the Range Extender 1600. Please login to the web management interface by typing the URL to the address bar of your browser (http://extender1600.local) and change the “Channel” in the “WIRELESS > Wireless Settings” menu to any of the channels 36, 40, 44 or 48.
Ch.100-112 (UNII-2-Extended) can be used by the aviation, military etc. radars. If the Range Extender 1600 detects any radar signal between Ch.100-112, both of the Range Extender 1600s in a Mesh configuration switches to Ch.36-48 band, which is free from the radars. This operation is mandatory by the regulation law in the EU.
No. Range Extender 1600 creates a Mesh network, which is not compatible with Connection Kit 1700.

Range Extender 1600 has been designed to be AirPlay® compatible with a 3.5 mm analogue audio port.

Please ensure your AirPlay® compatible source device is connected to the same network as your Range Extender 1600.

Please connect the speaker or the audio system to the audio port of Range Extender 1600 with an appropriate cable (not included in the product package of Range Extender 1600) and select the name of your Range Extender 1600 on the list of the AirPlay speakers on your device to stream music from your source to the audio system.

Yes, you can. There are some AirPlay® compatible streaming apps available on Google Play Store, just download and install them and enjoy the AirPlay® feature of your Range Extender 1600.

Yes, you can. Please login to the web management interface(http://extender1600.local) of Range Extender 1600 and click on AUDIO and change the Speaker Name. 

Each of the Range Extender 1600 units has got a specific AirPlay® speaker name and you can change it individually by accessing the web management interfaces of each unit;

1st Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600.local

2nd Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600-2.local

3rd Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600-3.local

4th Range Extender 1600 in the network:http://extender1600-4.local

Yes, you can transform your Hi-Fi system to a network enabled audio system with an appropriate cable (not included in the product package of Range Extender 1600).
Yes, it works. The USB 3.0 port of Range Extender 1600 is backward compatible.
USB memory stick, USB external HDD, USB printer.

Please do a refresh at Windows Explorer using for instance the F5 key on your keyboard.

If it is still not visible, please ensure that Range Extender 1600 recognizes the USB disk by checking the USB DEVICES section on the web management interface(http://extender1600.local).

Please make sure that your USB drive is formatted to FAT32 or NTFS.

If you use an USB external hard drive, it is recommended to connect your USB hard disk to an external power source if available.

Yes, please connect to the web management interface of your Extender 1600 and click on USB DEVICES > Network and Access Settings and change the NetBIOS Name
Yes, please connect to the web management interface of your Extender1600 and click on USB DEVICES > Network and Access Settings

If you want to stream to a TV/STB/DVD player/game console, please ensure that the device has got a DLNA player. Please use this DLNA player to stream your multimedia content.

If you want to stream to a computer, please ensure that the computer has got a DLNA player installed. Typically, Windows Media Player can be used as a DLNA player to stream your multimedia content.

If you want to stream to a smart phone or a tablet, please ensure that the device has got a DLNA player installed, or download any DLNA players from the app stores by just typing DLNA in the search bar. Please use this DLNA player to stream your multimedia content.

 

Please ensure that your USB printer is connected to the USB 3.0 port of Range Extender 1600.

In order to use the Printer Sharing feature you need to install a TCP/IP network printer to your operating system. When it is asked during the installation, please use the IP address of your Range Extender 1600 assigned by your router and the appropriate printer drivers.

For Windows, please follow the instructions below;                                                                        

1. On the Add Printer ‘Find a printer by other options’ page select ‘Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname’ and click Next.

2. Type the IP address of your Range Extender 1600 in both edit boxes on ‘Hostname or IP address:’ at the ‘Type a printer hostname or IP address page’, click Next. The IP   address of the Range Extender 1600 can be found on the homepage of its web management interface (http://extender1600.local).       

3. Select “Standard” and “Generic Network Card” for the ‘Device Type’ and click Next.

4. Select your printer on ‘Install the printer driver’ and follow the installation wizard.

Please ensure that the protective plastic cover is removed from the product and the product is not located in an enclosure or near a heat source or under direct sunlight.
Please keep the Reset button gently pressed (for instance by using a paperclip) at the back panel of your Range Extender 1600 until the LEDs get flashing.