In the era of the “new normal,” essential tools and gadgets are a necessity for everyone, especially those working from home or engaged in remote online learning.
However, working from home presents its own set of challenges, including distractions, internet connectivity problems, and more. My personal struggle revolves around my inability to work outside my bedroom due to the weak WiFi signal, especially on the first floor of our home.
Fortunately, I stumbled upon the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Pro during Shopee’s flash deal offer. I managed to snag it for just Php 387, a significant discount from its original price of Php 1,288.
The Mi WiFi Repeater Pro serves as a device to extend the WiFi coverage of a router, making it particularly useful in areas of the house with weak signals.
Here are the specifications:
The package I purchased was complete, but regrettably, the manual only contained instructions in Chinese. If you find yourself in the same situation and are unsure about how to install and set up the device, worry not. I’ll guide you through the process.
You may also watch my Vlog unboxing and get a chance to win one of this device.
To set up the Mi WiFi Repeater Pro, follow these steps:
- First, plug the Mi WiFi Repeater Pro into an outlet near your WiFi Router. This ensures a faster integration between the router and the repeater.
- Check the LED light on the Mi WiFi Repeater Pro. If it starts blinking in orange, you’re ready for the next step.
- On your phone, download the “Xiaomi Home” app, available on both Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).
- Install and open the “Xiaomi Home” app. Read and accept the terms and conditions and the user experience program.
- Select your country/region. It’s essential to choose “Chinese Mainland” as selecting other regions may not work.
- If it’s your first time using the app, proceed with registration, or if you already have an account, log in with your Xiaomi account.
- Fill in the required account details, ensuring you use a working email address where an activation code/link will be sent to activate your account.
- Once your account is successfully activated, click the “+” button in the upper right corner of the window to start searching for the Mi WiFi Repeater Pro.
- If you have other nearby Xiaomi iOS devices, this process can also help detect those devices.
- Once the device is detected, click on “Mi WiFi Range Extender Pro.” Please note that the device may have a different name from its packaging.
- Select your SSID or the WiFi network you want to connect to, enter your WiFi password, and then click “Okay.”
- Wait for the devices to connect.
- Optionally, you can select a room and rename the device.
- Click “Let’s get started,” and you’re finished connecting your WiFi Router to the Mi WiFi Repeater Pro.
You can now unplug the device and place it in an area with weak WiFi signal.