Does ring wifi extender work with other devices?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Ring Chime Pro’s Wi-Fi extender does not work with other devices. But, it may still be the ideal choice for you. Below, we’ve explained why.

Alright, now the question becomes why should one use a Ring Wi-Fi extender? The answer to this question is not that hard to understand. Because if you own a lot of Ring products, then this Wi-Fi extender is the best option.

Alright, but what if you own other products as well? The products that do not belong to the Ring brand. Well, in such a case you’ve got to ask yourself how many products you want to use that are not Ring’s and how important are they.

If the answer is a lot of products or even a few products but using those products is essential, then it’s probably best that you use another Wi-Fi extender.

But, if your products that do not belong to Ring are not that important, then it’s probably for the best that you use a Ring Wi-Fi extender.

The reason is that the Ring’s products work best with Ring Wi-Fi extenders and unlike most Wi-Fi extenders, Ring’s Wi-Fi extender doesn’t get damaged or expire soon.

With that said, now let’s talk about how far does the Ring Chime Pro extend Wi-Fi.

How far does ring chime pro extend Wi-Fi?

Most Ring Chime Pro devices extend the Wi-Fi as far as the radius of 2000 feet. It is not bad and would work for most house owners.

Where should I place my ring chime pro?

As for the distance, you know everything because we’ve already covered it in the last section. But, there is one more thing in the equation and that is what we’re going to talk about in this section.

Are you pumped? Of course, you are. This is the solution to your problems, so why are you not going to be pumped?

Alright, first let’s talk about why objects between the device and the router can be a problem.

Although the RSSI signals are extremely small (invisible) that does not mean they can’t collide with certain objects along the way and not be able to reach the router.

It may sound weird, because you may think how a thing such as an internet signal can collide with objects and stop from reaching its destination.

That’s a good thought because they do not directly stop by, let’s say a sofa in your living room. Instead, there are certain particles within these objects and when the RSSI signals collide with such particles, they find it hard to reach their destination.

So what are the objects? Here are some of the objects that could cause this problem. While there are more objects that could cause this problem, these are the ones that are mostly doing the deed.

  • Material such as brick and concrete.
  • Big electronic devices such as television and gaming stations.
  • An internet device with low upload speed.
  • Common house applications such as cooking range and microwave.

We hope you’ve found this post helpful. If any point is not clear let us know in the comments section.

Ring chime pro connected to wifi but not internet: solution

  1. Locate the setup button on the Chime Pro. It’s usually located on the side or the back of the device.
  2. Press and hold the setup button for 20 seconds.
  3. After 20 seconds, release the setup button.
  4. The Chime Pro will now restart and reset to its default settings.