Extending an AirTies network with additional devices

If you have a very large residence or want coverage in an annex, garage, shed or similar, you can extend your AirTies network. Here’s how to do it.

The home pack contains three access points that are already set up to form the same mesh network. If you need more than three devices to get full coverage, you need to add one or more additional access points into this network.

For instructions on setting up the home pack, see How to Install The AirTies Home Pack.

There are two ways to add a device to the mesh:

  • Easiest: Connect the new device by cable to an Ethernet port (you can also use the network port on one of the other devices) before starting it up. The access point will automatically add itself to the mesh network (this will take a few minutes). You can then remove the network cable and place the device where you want to extend the network.
  • Without a cable: Use the WPS button as described below.

Video: How to Add Another AirTies Device to Your Mesh

Step by Step: Add Additional Device (“Mesh”) Using WPS

You can add several access points following this process, but the WPS steps must be performed with one device at a time.

Before you begin, unpack the additional device(s) and make sure to remove all the protective plastic.

  1. Place the new access point about three feet away from an access point that is already part of the mesh network (this is a temporary location, you will move it after meshing).
  2. Connect the access point to power and turn it on. The 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz light indicators will now flash green (4 seconds on, 4 seconds off).
  3. Use WPS to add the new device to the network:
    1. On the access point that is already part of the network: Press the WPS button for 2 seconds.
    2. On the new access point: Press the WPS button for 2 seconds.
      This process can take up to five minutes. If the 5 GHz light indicator does not light up in green with a short blink after five minutes, repeat the WPS steps.
  4. Once the access point has been added to the network, you can disconnect it from power and place it where you want to extend your internet access.
  5. When you turn it back on again at the new location, it will automatically connect to the mesh network.
    If it now does not light up green, it may be out of range for the nearest unit, see LED signals on the Airties home pack.