Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on

Extend your Wi-Fi network!

Mesh Extender 1610 can be used as an add-on to Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1610/1600 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 1610 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 1610 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. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are available to connect any of your network compatible devices to the Internet such as Smart TV, desktop, game console, media player, Android TV, Apple TV®,…

 
 
Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on

Product overview

  • Add-on unit for Wi-Fi Mesh Home Kit 1610
  • 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 1610 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, …
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)
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
ManagementAuto Firmware Upgrade, Web User Interface, Time Settings, Configuration Backup/Restore, Firmware Upgrade, System Log
Internet ProtocolIPv4
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
CertificationCE
Package Contents1x Mesh Extender 1610
1x Power Supply Unit (12 V/1 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
EAN9120072371523
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 Home Kit 1610 Add-on quick installation guide, here…
Please refer to the Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on quick installation guide, here…
If you haven’t changed any settings after the installation, the Wi-Fi network name and password of your Mesh network is same as of the Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit that is connected to your router/modem by an Ethernet cable and printed on the product label on the bottom of the product. Alternatively, you can find the Wi-Fi network name and password of your Mesh network in the Quick Installation Guide of your original Mesh Home Kit 1610.
All of the Mesh Home Kit 1610 units 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.
The maximum number of Mesh Home Kit 1610 units that can be used in a STRONG’s Mesh network is limited to six.
  • Do not place the second unit too far away or too close (minimum 3 meters). Make sure that there are maximum two walls or one floor between the Mesh Home Kit 1610 units.
  • Take advantage of openings that can provide an unobstructed path between units (corridors, stair cases, doors, atriums, kitchen pass through windows, etc.).
  • If the Mesh Home Kit 1610 units have one or more walls in between, then align them vertically and horizontally as much as possible.
  • Position the Mesh Home Kit 1610 units so that the 5 GHz LED is solid green 3 minutes after being turned on. If the 5 GHz LED is red (solid or blinking), then the unit must to be positioned closer to another unit that has a solid green 5 GHz LED.
Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit 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, Mesh Home Kit 1610 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, Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on runs a radar scan before it gets started to service on DFS channels. These operations take approximately 3 minutes before the Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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 when the additional Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on unit is in the same room as an existing operational Mesh unit. After a successful pairing, you can move the additional Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on unit to another area.
Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit lost the connection to your Mesh network on 5 GHz. Please ensure that all of your Mesh Home Kit 1610 units are switched on.
The 5 GHz Wi-Fi connection speed between your Mesh Home Kit 1610 units is not at its best. Please move your Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on unit closer to one of the other Mesh Home Kit 1610 units.
This is the normal behaviour after the Mesh links are created, no action required.
No action required, your Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 units with an Ethernet cable, login to the web management interface (http://extender1610.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://extender1610.local. Alternatively, you can also use our “STRONG Mesh” application available for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store using a smartphone or a tablet
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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on with an Ethernet cable and type the IP address* of Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on to the address bar of your web browser to access the web management interface of your Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on.

*After the installation, Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on.
Yes, you can access the web management interfaces of your devices individually by;
1st Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit  in the network: http://extender1610.local
2nd Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit in the network: http://extender1610-2.local
3rd Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit in the network: http://extender1610-3.local
4th Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit in the network: http://extender1610-4.local
No. Please use http://extender1610.local to change the Wi-Fi network settings, the new settings will automatically be copied to all Mesh Home Kit 1610 units in the Mesh network.
Please do a factory reset on all of your Mesh Home Kit 1610 units. Connect your computer to the Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit that is connected to your modem/router with the Ethernet cable. Open the web management interface (http://extender1610.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 the Power LEDs of all the Mesh Home Kit 1610 units of your Mesh network are white solid. If the Power LED of the Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 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:
  1. Power off ALL Mesh Home Kit 1610 units
  2. Power on ALL Mesh Home Kit 1610 units and wait 3 minutes
  3. 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 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 or restart your devices that cannot access to the internet.
Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on is a dual band 2.4 GHz (300 Mbit/s) and 5 GHz (1300 Mbit/s) concurrent device.

Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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://extender1610.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.
Yes.
Please also ensure that the MAC addresses (Ethernet MAC Address, Wireless MAC Address 1 and Wireless MAC Address 2) of Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on can be found at the REPORT section on its web management interface (http://extender1610.local). If you have multiple Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on 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 Mesh Home Kit 1610. Please login to the web management interface by typing the URL to the address bar of your browser (http://extender1610.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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on detects any radar signal between Ch.100-112, all Mesh Home Kit 1610 units  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. Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on creates a Mesh network, which is not compatible with Connection Kit 1700.
Yes.
Mesh Home Kit 1610 Add-on and Range Extender 1610 products are compatible to each other and they can work in the same Mesh network.
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 Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit until the LEDs get flashing.

Alternatively, Please press the Connect & Secure button for more than 15 seconds.

Please connect to the web management interface of your Mesh Home Kit 1610 unit, click on ADVENCED SETTINGS > IP Settings, select “Static”, type the IP address you want to set and click on “Save”.