The Circle device is compatible with most Wi-Fi extenders on the market and will manage the traffic from a majority of extenders that are used to extend the range of your home's Wi-Fi.
If you have a question about the compatibility of your particular Wi-Fi extender, check our router & extender compatibility list to see if your extender has been marked as incompatible with the Circle device by our team. Otherwise, we recommend checking in the Circle app after setup for them in your list of devices, and setting them as "Unmanaged" if they appear.
Best practices for using an extender with Circle
- Check your device list in the Circle app after setting up your Circle device to see if any extenders or other networking devices are in the list (Menu >> Devices). If so, set each piece of networking equipment you see in the list to be "Unmanaged."
- We do not recommend pairing the Circle device with an extender's Wi-Fi network if you have the option. If you aren't sure which one is the extender network, look for one that has the same name as your normal network but with an added "_EXT". That's the extender's network, and pairing to that will mean your Circle device can't see the rest of your network.
- If you have an extender on your network with the exact same name as the normal network and are having issues setting your Circle device up, try powering off the extender temporarily until your Circle device is paired. Then, plug your Circle device directly into your router using the provided Ethernet cord and power on the extender only after pairing.
For more about advanced network setups and the Circle device, check out this help article.