Add a Beacon (Wi-Fi point) to extend your Nokia WiFi network coverage

This section explains how to add an additional Beacon into an existing Nokia WiFi network via an Ethernet cable or wireless connection.

Add a Wi-Fi point

  1. Tap Network at the bottom of the home screen of the Nokia WiFi Mobile App.

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  1. In the Wi-Fi Points tab of the Network screen, tap Add Wi-Fi point. The next screens will provide tips on how to position the Wi-Fi point to extend the network with a wireless connection.

    Note: In case, you receive a message to change the encryption standard, contact Nokia support.

    • To add a Beacon wirelessly a wireless connection, tap Next to go to "Location test" to test a potential location for your Beacon.
    • To add a Beacon with an Ethernet connection, tap Connect with Ethernet to go directly to "Place your Beacon".

Location test

  1. Location placement tips:
    • Place the device in an open space 
    • Keep the device away from the corners of the room 
    • Pick a location that avoids microwaves and radios that interfere with the Wi-Fi signal 
  2. After placing the device in the desired location, tap Next
  3. Bring your mobile phone to the selected location, tap Start test. The app will start testing your location to let you know if this is a good position for your extender Beacon.
  4. If the location is not good, tap Try new location and follow the location test steps again.
  5. Tap Advanced Results to view the see the RSSI value at the tested location.
  6. If the location is good, tap Next.     

Place your Beacon

  1. Tap Next to scan the QR code on the bottom of your Beacon. The app asks for permission to access the phone’s camera to scan the code for the first time. Tap OK and scan the code with your phone’s camera.
    • If you do not wish to use your camera, tap Enter manually to enter the code of your Beacon device. Find the username and password on the sticker (on the bottom of the device) and tap Next. Type the username and password and tap Next.
  2. Plug in the Beacon to the power outlet at the selected location, press the power button to power it on and tap Next.
  3. If you are connecting wirelessly, the app will search for the device and connect it to the network, then the app will start testing the connection. 
    • If you are using an Ethernet connection:
      • Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the LAN port (yellow) of the existing beacon and tap Next
      • Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the new beacon to its WAN port (blue) and tap Next. The app will search for the device and connect it to the network, then the app will start testing the connection. 
  4. The test will let you know if the position is good or if you need to reposition the device (if connecting wirelessly).
    • If your connection is great, tap Next.
    • If your connection is not good, tap Reposition Wi-Fi point and follow the steps to “Location test”.
  5. Select the place where your newly added Beacon is placed and tap Next.
  6. Tap Finished. The newly added Beacon will be listed in Wi-Fi points tab of the Network screen.
  7. Tap on the device to get to the device details screen to see connection status, connection type (WiFi or Ethernet), serial number of the Beacon, MAC address, IP address, software and hardware version, running time and physical data rate etc. 
  8. Tap the Map tab in the Network screen to view the topology map which shows how the Wi-Fi points in your network are connected.
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