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Rock Space Extender Setup Using Smartphone

Rock Space extender setup using smartphone is very easy to do. Sometimes, the user makes some mistakes due to these mistakes the user does not get the setup page. One can configure a rock space extender by using any device. But if you have only a smartphone and you don’t have any computer or tablet. So stick with the aticle.

In this article we will talk about the setup process and all the mistakes made by the users. We will discuss the mistakes one by one and solution as well.

Mistakes user does while doing rock space extender setup using smartphone

Reboot Modem and Router – The user does not reboot the modem and router before doing the setup. Your extender might work if you don’t reboot your modem and router. But it is a good practice to reboot the modem and router once before dig into the setup process.

Rockspace_EXT Connection – This is the biggest mistake that the user does. The user does not connect his phone with Rockspace_EXT and directly jumps to the browser. In the end result he ends up with an error message.

Web URL – Most of the time the user does not use the correct setup URL. Correct URL is re.rockspace.local and the user can also use the default IP address 192.168.0.254. This setup URL has to be entered in the web browser.

Sometimes while using the phone the user does all the correct things that are required to be done as mentioned above. The user reboots his router, connects his smartphone with Rockspace_EXT, and uses the correct URL for the setup. But still, he doesn’t get the setup page or you can say login page. Do you know the reason?

If you don’t know, don’t worry let me tell you. This is the last and 4th mistake that the user does and it is very difficult to find. Because the user is not aware of it.

Mobile Data – In some cases, the mobile data of the smartphone remains turned on. If the mobile data is turned on, on the mobile phone. Then, the user won’t be able to access the web page. In order to access the setup page or setup URL mobile data has to be turned off.

Steps to configure rock space extender with smartphone

As we have discussed about all the mistakes that the user can make. Now, if you keep these scanarios in your mind while doing the setup. You will be able to complete the setup successfully. Let’s get started-

  1. Plug your extender to the power and wait for the solid power light on it.
  2. Reboot your modem and router once.
  3. Connect your phone with Rockspace_EXT default wifi network.
  4. Open a web browser.
  5. Before typing the web URL make sure your mobile data is turned off.
  6. Enter the web URL re.rockspace.local or 192.168.0.254 in the address of the browser.
  7. Now create a log-in password.
  8. Select the wifi that you would like to extend.
  9. Enter the password for the wifi network.
  10. Finally, click on Extend.
  11. It will take few seconds to apply the changes.