Can’t Pair My Modem with My DLink DAP-1820? Help!
Dlink range extenders help you to eliminate internet dead zones instantly and boost WiFi coverage to those hard to reach places in your home. Dlink DAP-1820 WiFi range extender gives you very amazing features that includes super fast combined WiFi speeds up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) +1733Mbps (5GHz), unified WiFi network, One-touch setup (WPS), and much more. But occasionally, users face issues like they can’t pair the modem router to the Dlink DAP extender. There can be several reasons for this problem that we will explain with solutions below in some paragraphs.
Why You Can’t Pair Modem with Dlink DAP-1820?
You will see some possible reasons why you are facing this kind of connection problem between modem router and Dlink DAP-1820 range extender.
1. Wrong Cable Connection
If you establish a wrong Ethernet cable connection to make a link between the modem router and WiFi range extender, then it can cause you this pairing problem.
2. Network Interrupt Location
Dlink range extender can connect wirelessly by WPS mode with the modems as well as with the Ethernet cable. So wrongly establish connection with the modem can cause this problem. Some other reasons, why both the networking devices not pairing can be long distance between the modem and the Dlink DAP-1820 and electronic devices which interrupt the WiFi signals.
3. Disabled Access point Mode
Usually, range extenders link with the WiFi routers, but you also can connect the extender to the modem. To connect, you should have turn on your range extender to the Access point mode. If you don’t enable this mode, then you cannot pair it with the modem.
4. Damaged Cables
Using damaged Ethernet cable and wall socket to supply power to the extender can be a factor why you can’t pair the modem to range extender.
You can see above are the possible reasons of the issue you are facing. Now, let’s look how you can solve this pairing issue.
How to Connect Modem to Dlink DAP-1820?
Ensure Cable Connection
You must be sure that the modem to extender connection is strong and correct. If you are establishing the link through the Ethernet cable then you should insert it into the WAN port of the extender and LAN port of the modem. WPS is another way that helps you to connect the range extender wirelessly. Let’s see how you can connect the network devices through WPS.
- If your modem router has a WPS button on the back, then press it.
- Then push the WPS button which is on the Dlink extender.
- When you see the green light on the front of the Dlink DAP-1820 range extender, it means modem is connected to the extender.
Change to Optimal Location
If you have plugged the extender far away from the modem, and it is close to the electronic devices, then you should change the spot of the range extender. Choose a location which is close to the modem and far away from the microwave ovens or cordless phones.
Enable Access Point Mode
To connect with the modem, you should enable the Access point mode from the interface of the extender through 192.168.0.50. Just connect the modem to the extender with the Ethernet cable and turn both of the devices on. Now, connect your computer to the WiFi range extender and then follow some simple steps down here.
- Open up any web browser in your computer and locate the address bar.
- Type 192.168.0.50 into the address bar and search it.
- After reaching on login page; just enter the username and password.
- Enter the interface and locate and click on the Settings.
- Into the settings, select Ethernet into the Existing Network. Enter the network’s IPv4 or IPv6 into the DAP-1820 icon.
- Click on Save and save the settings.
Now, on the Uplink router tab, you can see the details of the modem Network name, status, connection uptime and type.
Replace Damaged Cables
If you find any cut or damage in the Ethernet cable, then just replace the cable right away. Also, if the wall socket is damaged, then fix it by calling an electrician or change the range extender’s wall socket.
Restart modem and extender
Sometime, all the above written solutions won’t work, then you must reboot both of the devices. To reboot the extender, just plug in and out the WiFi extender. Now, restart the modem by pressing the power button twice, once to off and second time to turn on the modem.
There are lots of features in the Dlink DAP-1820 range extender. Usually, it is connected to the WiFi router, but you can also connect it to the modem. Here, in these above written paragraphs, you have learned the possible reasons why you can’t pair extender to modem and how you can solve the issue with simple tips and tricks.