I'm trying to help my dad (old non-computer dude) set up his AV1000 powerline range extender. He plugged the Ethernet cable into the back of the router, connected it to the base (Extender) right next to the router, copied the router settings using WPS, then paired the adapter using the PAIR button in the same room as all the other stuff.
All the lights on the adapter were on, indicating it's paired with the extender and working fine.
THen he took the adapter to another room in the house and plugged it in, and for about 2 minutes the "paired" light was on, solid, not blinking, which I think means it's paired with the base extender. Then the house-shaped light started blinking. Does this mean it's no longer paired with the extender? Why would that happen and what can be done about it?
His iPad is showing him connected to his router, but I don't know how he can tell if it's getting the signal from the remote adapter or getting a substantially weaker signal from the upstairs router. When his iPad loses the router signal, it switches to his Verizon data plan and he's spending a lot of money on data thinking he's still on wifi when he's not.
I told him one way to check is to plug his laptop into the adapter and try connecting to the internet with a laptop via ethernet with the wifi turned off.
But if the house-shaped light is blinking, does that mean it's not connected to the base?
Thanks in advance for your help