Wi-Fi MESH Solution 1600

Replace your existing Wi-Fi with a Wi-Fi that simply works!

STRONG’s Wi-Fi MESH Solution 1600 is a simple and evolutionary solution. It is based on Extender 1600 and is suitable for most houses and flats up to 300 m².

The installation is extremely easy with no configuration and requires no expertise. You simply connect one Extender 1600 to your existing modem via an Ethernet port and then you add additional Extender 1600 depending on the size of your house (up to 4x Extender 1600 and an area of 300 m²).

 
 
Wi-Fi MESH Solution 1600

Product overview

  • 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
  • Works with any standard modem or router
  • Multiple Access Point Configuration
  • MESH technology for maximum coverage, performance and connectivity
  • Up to 4x Extender 1600 to cover up to 300 m² on multiple floors
  • WPA /WPA2 for the highest level of Wi-Fi security
  • Connect & Secure button: easy & secure MESH configuration

Wi-Fi "Mesh" Solution 1600

Replace your existing Wi-Fi network with a Wi-Fi that simply works!

STRONG’s Wi-Fi MESH Solution 1600 is a simple and evolutionary solution. It is based on the Range Extender 1600 and is suitable for most houses or flats up to 300 m² on multiple floors. The installation is extremely easy with zero-time configuration and requires no expertise. You simply connect one Range Extender 1600 to your existing modem through an Ethernet port and then you add additional Range Extender 1600 depending on the size of your house (up to 4 pcs Range Extender 1600 and an area of 300 m²).

A Wi-Fi Network that simply works!

Adjust the number of Range Extender 1600 to the area and the architecture of your home and create in minutes an amazing Wi-Fi MESH Network that simply works.

You can start with 2 pcs Range Extender 1600 which are suitable for most houses or flats up to 150 m². You add additional Range Extender 1600 depending on the size of your home by simply pushing the "Connect & Secure" button for 2 seconds on each Range Extender 1600.

You can go up to 4 pcs Range Extender 1600 to cover a house or a flat of 300 m² with multiple floors.

Coverage, Performance and Connectivity

To definitely cure your Wi-Fi network, a perfect coverage is not enough. You need more! You also need performance and connectivity. Those three elements are critical and obviously interrelated.
Coverage = no more Wi-Fi dead zones!
Performance = perfect video streaming from any corner of your home with no buffering!
Connectivity = ability of your Wi-Fi network to manage the growing number of devices which are connected to your Wi-Fi network and streaming videos at the same time

Only a Wi-Fi MESH solution can bring the optimum balance of coverage, performance and connectivity.

A perfect Wi-Fi network!

STRONG's Wi-Fi MESH Solution 1600 provides the optimum balance between Coverage, Performance and Connectivity

Coverage = the number of Range Extender 1600 is adjusted to the area and the architecture of your home.
Performance = each Range Extender 1600 is an amazing 802.11ac Dual Band device delivering up to 1600 Mbit/s and in-built MESH technology.
Connectivity = highly improved by balancing the load of connected devices between all Range Extender 1600.

How many Range Extender 1600 does your home need?

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Houses and flats up to 80 m²

You can start with one single Range Extender 1600 and immediately replace the basic Wi-Fi of your old single band modem with a high-performance 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi. One Range Extender 1600 will cover most of the house or flats between 70 m² and 80 m².

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Houses and flats up to 150 m²

This is the starter configuration to enjoy the benefits of the Wi-Fi MESH technology. By adding a second Range Extender 1600 you will not only increase your Wi-Fi coverage up to 150 m² but you also dramatically improve the performance and the connectivity of your Wi-Fi home network.

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Houses and flats up to 230 m²

By adding a third Range Extender 1600 you will increase your Wi-Fi coverage up to 230 m² and dramatically improve the performance and the connectivity of your Wi-Fi home network. This is a perfect solution for multiple floor houses and flats.

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Houses and flats up to 300 m²

You can go up to 4 Range Extenders 1600 in order to cover most of the houses or flats up to 300 m² with multiple floors. This is also the optimal configuration if you want to stream multiple HD or UHD videos at the same time or if the number of devices connected simultaneously to the Internet in your house is increasing extremely fast.

Range Extender 1600: an amazing 802.11ac access point

Each Range Extender 1600 is an amazing dual band access point delivering up tp 1600 Mbit/s (300 Mbit/s @ 2.4 GHz + 1 300 Mbit/s @ 5 GHz).
The Range Extender 1600 uses the 5 GHz UNII-2 or UNII-2-Extended bands by default where it is available in order to minimize Wi-Fi interferences for the MESH connection and it uses 80 MHz bandwidth channels for an improved performance.
Combined with 802.11ac features, such as beamforming, the Range Extender 1600 is designed to bring a perfect Wi-Fi solution to your home delivering the best video experience for your live TV streaming from the Internet in any room.

One USB 3.0 port for multimedia files and printer sharing

Each Range Extender 1600 is equipped with a USB 3.0 port to connect a USB memory stick, an external hard disk drive or a standard USB printer.
In that way you can easily share your photos, videos and music in your network by using Samba and DLNA protocols. You can also transform a standard USB printer in a network printer in a minute.

Connect your Hi-Fi audio systems or your speakers to your network!

Each Range Extender 1600 is equipped with an analogue 3.5 mm audio jack output to connect your Hi-Fi system or your speaker system to your home network. You can then easily stream all your music from your Macbook®, iPhone® or iPad® devices using the AirPlay® feature.

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
  • Works with any standard modem or router

Coverage & Reliability

  • Multiple Access Point Configuration
  • MESH technology inside for maximum coverage, performance and connectivity
  • Up to 4x Extender 1600 to cover up to 300 m² on multiple floors

Security

  • WPA/WPA2 for the highest level of Wi-Fi security
  • Connect & Secure button for an easy and secure MESH configuration

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
FeaturesMESH technology inside for multi access point architecture
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
StandardsIEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
SOFTWARE
MESH TechnologyMultiple access point architecture up to 4x Extender 1600
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 ContentsExtender 1600
Power Supply Unit (12 V/1.5 A DC)
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Cable
Installation Instructions, Warranty Card
System RequirementsInternet Browser
Dimensions (WxDxH)41.5x108.5x100 mm
Weight185 g
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 is a registered trademark 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 onwww.strong.tv.
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 Range Extender 1600 that is connected to your router/modem by an Ethernet cable and printed on the product label on the bottom of the product.
All of the 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 by the Ethernet cable.
The maximum number of Range Extender 1600 units that can be used in a Mesh network is limited to four.
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 Range Extender 1600 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 Range Extender 1600 units have one or more walls in between, then align them vertically and horizontally as much as possible.

Position the Range Extender 1600 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.
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 use Google Chrome or Firefox to access the web management interface.
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 and 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 Extender1600 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.