MPro Mesh Network Connection
If you are setting up the MPro Mesh network with an MPro Mesh Router and an MPro Mesh Extender, you can connect your MPro Mesh Router (ZD) with an MPro Mesh Extender (E) using a WiFi or wired connection.
WiFi Connection
Wired Connection
If you are setting up the MPro Mesh network with a non-MPro Mesh Router and an MPro Mesh Extender, connect your non-MPro Mesh Router (R) with an MPro Mesh Extender (E) using a wired connection.
Wired Connection
Preparing your Zyxel Device
Make sure MPro Mesh is enabled on both the MPro Mesh Router and the MPro Mesh Extender. If not, follow the steps below to enable MPro Mesh.
*MPro Mesh is enabled on the MPro Mesh Router and MPro Mesh Extender by default.
Enable MPro Mesh on your MPro Mesh Router:
1 In Network Setting > Wireless > MESH, click the switch button to enable MPro Mesh.
2 Click Apply.
Enable MPro Mesh on the MPro Mesh Extender:
1 Turn on your MPro Mesh Extender.
2 Enable MPro Mesh in the MPro Mesh Extender’s Web Configurator. See your MPro Mesh Extender’s User’s Guide for how to enable MPro Mesh.
Setting up an MPro Mesh Router and MPro Mesh Extender with a WiFi or Wired Connection
Connect the MPro Mesh Extender to the MPro Mesh Router
Follow the steps below to set up your MPro Mesh Router with an MPro Mesh Extender.
Device Roles
Device
role
MPro Mesh Router (ZD)
Internet Access & Mesh Network Controller
MPro Mesh Extender (E)
Mesh Network Repeater/AP
1 Turn on both devices near each other. Note the power LEDs when you’re done. The power LEDs should be steady green.
2 Download the MPro Mesh app on your smartphone. Scan the WiFi QR code or manually enter the SSID and password to connect to the MPro Mesh Router WiFi network. The QR code, SSID and password are on the MPro Mesh Router back label.
3 Open the MPro Mesh app. Enter the user name and password to log in to the MPro Mesh Router (Controller). The default User Name and Login Password are on the MPro Mesh Router back label. Tap Login.
4 The Home screen displays. The Controller (MPro Mesh Router) displays on top of the Home screen.
5 Tap the Add () icon in the Mesh Devices field to add an MPro Mesh Extender to the Mesh network.
6 Select a connection scenario to pair the MPro Mesh Extender to the MPro Mesh Router (Controller). In this example, select the Use WiFi scenario.
7 Follow the instructions and tap the WPS button on the MPro Mesh Extender. Within 2 minutes, tap Start Pairing to start pairing the MPro Mesh Extender to the MPro Mesh Router (Controller). A 2-minute countdown starts after you tap Start Pairing.
8 The following screen displays when the pairing process is done. Tap Done to finish pairing.
9 You can now check and manage the paired MPro Mesh Extender on the Home screen.
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10 Place the MPro Mesh Extender where you need to extend WiFi coverage. Use the app to see if the extender is too far from the router; see Finding the Best Location for the Extenders for more information.
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Connect a WiFi Client to the MPro Mesh Extender Using WPS
1 Make sure the MPro Mesh extender is connected to the MPro Mesh router.
2 Press the WPS button on the MPro Mesh extender once for less than 3 seconds.
* When your MPro Mesh extender already has a WiFi or wired uplink connection, pressing the WPS button on the MPro Mesh extender begins a downlink WPS pairing with a WiFi client.
3 Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on the WiFi client.
4 See the LED descriptions on LED Indicators Panel to check if the WPS pairing is successful.
Setting up a non-MPro Mesh Router and MPro Mesh Extenders with a Wired Connection
This scenario describes the process to create an MPro Mesh network with a wired connection from the non-MPro Mesh router to two extenders.
Make sure the non-MPro Mesh router is connected to the Internet. The first extender must be connected to your router using an Ethernet cable. Then, connect the second extender wirelessly to the first extender
Follow the steps below to set up your non-MPro Mesh router with the Zyxel MPro Mesh extender.
Device Role
DEVICE
ROLE
Non-MPro Mesh Router (R)
Internet Access
MPro Mesh Extender 1 (E1)
Mesh Network Controller & Repeater/AP
MPro Mesh Extender 2 (E2)
Mesh Network Repeater/AP
1 Turn on the router. Note the power LEDs when you’re done.
2 Connect an Ethernet cable from the router to Extender 1. Place Extender 1 where you want WiFi coverage.
3 Download the MPro Mesh app on your smartphone. Scan the WiFi QR code or manually enter the SSID and password to connect to Extender 1 (Controller) WiFi network. The QR code, SSID and password are on Extender 1 back label.
4 Open the MPro Mesh app. Enter the user name and password to log in to Extender 1 (Controller). The default User Name and Login Password are also on the Extender 1 back label. Tap Login.
5 The Home screen displays. The Controller (Extender 1) displays on top of the screen.
6 Tap the Add () icon in the Mesh Devices field to add Extender 2 to the Mesh network.
7 Select a connection scenario to pair Extender 2 to Extender 1 (Controller). In this example, select the Use WiFi scenario.
8 Follow the instructions and press the WPS button on the Extender 2. Within 2 minutes, tap Start Pairing to start pairing Extender 2 to Extender 1 (Controller). A 2-minute countdown starts after you tap Start Pairing.
9 The following screen displays when the pairing process is done. Tap Done to finish pairing.
10 You can now check and manage the paired Extender 2 on the Home screen.
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11 Place Extender 2 where you need to extend WiFi coverage. Use the app to see if Extender 2 is too far from Extender 1; see Finding the Best Location for the Extenders for more information.
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