Sep 22
  • When manually configuring the DAP-1320, there are two options for setting the wireless network name.
  1. Create your own new “extended” wireless network name and password
  2. Use the same wireless network name and password from your router
  • D-Link suggests creating a new wireless network name and password for the extended signal because it will allow you to easily distinguish between your “primary” signal and your extended signal. When configuring the DAP-1320 as the same name as your router, you do not have the ability to choose what signal to connect to, which could lead to problems and prevent you from using the DAP-1320 efficiently.



  • When placing the DAP-1320, you want to ensure to place it in an area where it has a good signal from the source (router). If the DAP-1320 is installed in an area where the signal strength is weak or low, it will not be able to properly extend the signal and you will notice poor wireless performance.
  • D-Link suggests placing it approx half way between the router and the area you want to extend the signal to.

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Aug 26

NOTE: The following range extenders support Smart Mesh Roaming with the latest firmware:

  • DAP-1325
  • DAP-1530
  • DAP-1610
  • DAP-1620-EXO
  • DAP-1820

Requirement for Smart Mesh Roaming:

1. Your Range Extender”s Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and Wi-Fi password must be the same as your router.


2. Your connecting devices (Phone/laptop etc..) must support 802.11K/V standard


NOTE: Most newer devices (iPhones/iPads, Android phones, etc.) support 802.11K/V.




To change the Wireless network name and password of your extender


Step 1: Log in to your range extender. To log in, open a web browser and enter http://dlinkap.local. or the IP address of the extender. Enter your Admin Password in the field provided. If you have not changed the password from the default setting, the password field should be left blank. Click Log In.


Step 2: Click on Settings Extender 



Step 3: Under Extended Wi-Fi, Change the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for the Extended Wi-Fi to the same Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password as your home Wi-Fi network.



Step 4: Click Save 

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Jan 08

For best results, the range extender needs to be placed in an area where it receives good signal from the extending source (router).

If the extender is placed in an area where signal strength is poor, it will not be able to properly extend the signal.

D-Link suggests placing the extender approximately half way between the source (router) and the desired area you want to provide coverage to.

Proper Placement

Improper Placement



Note: The D-Link DAP-1325, DAP-1330, DAP-1620, DAP-1720, DAP-1820, and DAP-1860 have a built in Signal Strength Indicator LEDs. The more lit bars on the Signal Indicator LED, the better the wireless signal.


To improve the connection quality, the extender should be relocated closer to the home wireless router.


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Nov 24

Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact. It may not scream “hot-ticket item”, but after using D-Link’s Wireless Range Extender ( D-Link DAP-1320), it’s clear how this device could greatly improve a home’s wireless network.

As you might have guessed, it extends the range of your current wireless network to places that may be far away from the router. In my house, the router is in a bedroom at one end and there are multiple devices (my PS3, Xbox, iPad, Android phone, etc.) that suffer in the living room from poor connection. It’s physics–you put a wall in front of a signal, it diminishes.


I used to think the only way to fix that was to get a stronger router. A big box with multiple antennae sticking out of it. But when I think of those routers, I think of the tooling around required to configure it and the agony of changing info on multiple internet-connected devices to recognize it.

So seeing this tiny, inconspicuous device caught me by surprise. No ports, no antennae–just something that looked like the business end of a charger. It weighs about 72 grams, and has three noticeable features. On the back, two prongs that plug into any wall socket. On the front, an LED that lets you know when it’s connected. Finally, on the left side, there’s a synchronization button.


Its simplicity in design is reflected in its operation. It wants the setup to be easy – hence giving you simple diagrams. If your existing router supports a Wi-Fi protected setup, the Range Extender connects with a push of a button. My router didn’t support WPS, so I had to manually connect. That may sound like the exact technical pain-in-the-ass that I wanted to avoid with a more complex router – but the only effort I had expended to this point was plugging it into the wall. No cables, no desk space or wall mounting.


I could even use my iPad’s browser to configure the network. As I mentioned, the instructions were very clear. I connected to the network the Range Extender creates and logged into a site. The site let me change the name of that network and its password to my existing network name and password.

Now I had, effectively, two wireless networks in my house in under 10 minutes. Since both had the same name and password, my devices connected to whichever signal was stronger. My PS3, for example, used to connect with a signal strength of 60%. With the Extender, the new signal strength was 100%. The PlayStation is a bad example as PSN is notorious for its constant dropouts/connectivity issues and annoying system updates. While the latter problem was solved (updates took a few minutes, rather than half an hour), the connectivity issues were still present. Something I don’t blame the Range Extender for because my iPad, Xbox and Galaxy Nexus had no issues.


Using’s application before installation, I noticed that my phone pulled down 1.9 Mbps in the living room. After installation, it jumped to 18 Mbps. Numbers aside, Netflix loaded faster and in better resolution, YouTube started instantaneously and FaceTime never dropped a call.

Perhaps that’s what I love most about this little tool. It just worked. It helped solve an annoyance without changing the way I used my technology. If you live in a small apartment or close quarters, you’re not going to get this device. But if you are constantly struggling for consistent signal strength between floors, D-Link’s Wireless Range Extender would be a tiny blessing.

It sells for $49.99 at retailers like Best Buy, Futureshop and London Drugs.

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Nov 19

1.Plug the DAP-1320 into a wall outlet and verify if the power LED has turned from red to a blinking amber.D-Link-DAP-1320-Wi-Fi-Range-Extender-Web-Browser-Setup1

2.From your laptop or mobile device go to your Wireless Utility to display the available wireless networks and select the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) that is located on your configuration note (ex: dlink-a8fa). Then, enter the Wi-Fi password which is also located on your configuration note. (ex: akbdj19368).


3.Open a web browser and type http://dlinkap.local (Windows/Mac/iPhone/iPad). Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.


4.Select the configuration method and click Next.For Manual configuration, select the Wi-Fi network you would like the D-Link DAP-1320 to connect to wirelessly.


5.Enter the Wi-Fi Password for the router you are using to connect and click Next.Once the second screen appears, you can choose to change the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) and the Wi-Fi Password for the DAP-1320. Click Next to continue and finish the setup process.


6.From your laptop or mobile device go to your wireless utility to display the available wireless networks. Then, search for the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) for the DAP-1320 that you created in Step 5 and connect to the network.


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