Does Ring Wi-Fi extender work with other devices?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a 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 25-30 feet. It is not bad and would work for most house owners.
But, if you want to add another 5-15 feet then what do you do? Well, unfortunately you can’t do anything. Just kidding, there is a solution.
The solution is making sure that you’ve got a strong internet connection. So if you want to place the device outside the radius of 30 feet, you’ll need a strong RSSI value (Received Signal Strength Indication).
For a radius below 30 feet, the RSSI value should be at least 55. For a radius higher than 30 feet, ideally the RSSI value should be 0.
Alright, you’ve got your answer but still it’s good to know how to find a RSSI value and how to change it. Therefore, we’re going to address these two points before concluding this section.
How to check RSSI value?
Follow this simple process to check your RSSI value.
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon at the bottom left and then click on Settings.
Step 2: Now you’ll see the option Network and Internet. Click on it.
Step 3: There will be an option called Status on the new window. Find it and click on it.
Step 4: Look for the option called Network Status. Under this option, you’ll see a wireless icon with a bar next to it. Next to this bar will be your RSSI value.
So you’ve found your RSSI value, and it’s the ideal range, that’s awesome. In case your RSSI value is far from the ideal range, what do you do now?
Well, there are a few things that you can do. You can update your existing router, sometimes this solves the problem. If it doesn’t solve your problem, then you can buy a new router or use a new internet service.
In case you’re interested in finding a new router, here are a bunch of good options.
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 for 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) but 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.