Are you seeing red light on your Comfast WiFi range extender? Want to know what exactly does this mean? This means poor connection to the device. Before getting into details, we want you to confirm if you have correctly followed the Comfast WiFi extender setup steps. Because if you haven’t, then facing connectivity issues is bound to happen. Refer to the user manual that you got along with the device and see if the process that you used is the same as mentioned in the guide. If you have lost the user guide then you can download the user guide online.
Fixing Comfast Extender Red Light Issue
After you have checked the user manual to verify the correctness of your setup process, you can use the troubleshooting hacks that have been discussed in the next section to fix the issue. However, if you are sure you have messed up the setup process, then you can directly skip to the last hack in the line.
Note: We recommend you try some hacks before you use the final hack. Perhaps any of these work for you.
Hack 1: Restart Comfast Extender
If your Comfast WiFi extender is bothered by technical glitches, which happen for no certain reasons, then you can try fixing them by rebooting the Comfast extender. Want to know more about the rebooting process? Well, this is nothing but giving your device some rest. This will also help you fix minor technical bugs with the device. How to perform this process? Read the instructions given below:
Get near the Comfast WiFi extender.
Turn off its power button.
Unplug it from the power socket.
Give it some time to rest.
Connect the power adapter back to the socket.
Turn on the power button.
Soon after the extender is powered up completely, observe the LEDs on it. Is the LED red even now? Or has it turned green? If the issue persists, then try your luck with the next hack.
Hack 2: Fix Extender to Router Connection
We already mentioned previously that the red light on the extender means a poor connection between the devices. So, if the rebooting process did not fix the issue, then you should fix the connection between the router and the Comfast extender. How have you connected these networking devices? Using a cable or wirelessly?
If you have used a cable then check the cable. Maybe it is damaged or is not connected tightly to the devices which is why the extender shows red light. Replace the cable if it is very old or broken. Connect the cable tightly to the ethernet port on both devices.
If you have connected them wirelessly, then reduce the distance between the devices. It is possible that you have placed the Comfast extender out of the range of the router’s range. Thus, bring the devices closer to each other but not very close either. Reducing the distance can fix the connectivity issue.
Hack 3: Relocate the Extender
Perhaps the Comfast extender is placed in the wrong place in the home. You can shift the extender to a new location now and see if it works. Apart from placing it closer to the router(as discussed above), you need to place it at an open and higher place in the home. Avoid placing it with other networking devices, transmitting devices, home appliances, reflexive surfaces, etc in the home.
Hack 4: Reset Comfast Extender
If nothing worked then reset your extender to the factory settings. Press the Reset button on your Comfast extender and delete the current configuration settings. Once you are done, access the Comfast WiFi extender login page and set it up again using the correct setup steps.
To Briefly Conclude
This is how you can fix the Comfast WiFi extender red light issue. After you have set up your extender, consider updating its firmware to the most recent version to avoid any such issues in the future.