How to Setup Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater 2: Step by Step Instructions

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 is an affordable WiFi range extender that comes with two built-in high-performance antennas to extend the range of your existing router. This device is compact and also works with Powerbanks, Powerstrips, Laptops, etc. Setting up the Mi WiFi Repeater will take about 10 minutes and all you need is the Mi Home app. The Mi Home app is compatible with Android smartphones with Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS devices with iOS 9.0 or later. Find the step by step instructions below.

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater 2 Setup
Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater 2

1. Setting up the Mi WiFi Repeater 2
2. Change the Username and Password
3. Reset the Mi WiFi Repeater 2

How to Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2?

  • Download the Mi Home app from Google Play or Apple App Store
  • Open Mi Home App on your smartphone
  • Read and agree with Terms & Conditions. Select the region as India
  • Tap on Sign in and enter your existing Mi account Username and Password. If you don’t have the Mi account click on Sign Up and Create a new Mi account
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2
  • Plugin-in the repeater to a power source. Make a note that, this device comes with a USB port so you’ll have to connect it to a power bank or use any standard USB power adapter. Once the device powers up, Yellow LED will start glowing at the rear side of the device
  • Tap on Add Device
  • Select your Mi WiFi Repeater
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2
  • Now, select your WiFi network. Make sure your Primary WiFi router is turned on and WiFi light is glowing on it. In the below screenshot, GizArena is the name of my WiFi router
  • Enter the Password and Select OK
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2
  • Tap on Next
  • If the entered password is right, the Repeater will connect to your existing WiFi Router and you’ll receive a message saying ‘Device added’. This process will take a few seconds
  • Tap on Done
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2
  • Now select your device location such as Bedroom, Kitchen, etc. This step is Optional
  • Tap on Use Now to complete the process. The Blue status light on your Repeater indicates that the repeater is ready for use
  • The WiFi ID (SSID) of your Repeater will end with _plus (Here GizArena_plus is my repeater WiFi ID). The password for the network will remain the same as your Router
  • Now exit the MiHome app and connect your devices to ending with _plus network
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2

How to change Username & Password of Mi WiFi Repeater 2?

  • Open Mi Home app on your smartphone
  • Select your WiFi Repeater from the Home screen
  • Tap on WiFi Settings
  • Delete the existing and enter the new Name
  • Enter the new Password
  • If you want to hide the WiFi ID (SSID), enable the Hide network option
  • Tap on OK to change the Username and Password
Setup Mi WiFi Repeater 2

How to Reset the Mi WiFi Repeater 2?

Reset Mi WiFi Repeater 2
Reset Mi WiFi Repeater 2
  • Plug the WiFi Repeater to a power source
  • Insert a PIN in the Reset hole provide just below the LED indicator
  • Press and hold the reset button for 5-8 seconds until the light turns yellow
  • Now, Open the Mi Home app and configure the repeater

That’s a wrap. This repeater is tested with Mi Router 3C, D-Link 2730U, D-Link DIR 600M, and BSNL DSLW200. Do let us know in the comments if you’re experiencing any issues with the repeater setup. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.


  1. Hello. Mi repeater worked for 1 month but now the device stopped working, not showing network, the light on the device is also not working.

    • Even after I did reset process, it’s not working. Can you say what might’ve gone wrong. The device was not damaged at all physically. Could the humidity in the room damage the device?

  2. Hi,
    im trying to connect the Mi wifi amplifier to my network though their application Mi home ,at add device window its shows device connected and message sent to device but while the process to network connection its getting failed like request time out.
    the yellow light on antenna is continuously blinking.

  3. I can use Mi wi-fi repeater 2 but last week I found that LED change from green to blink orange. What is the problem with it? I can fix it by myself

  4. It does connect but can’t personalize it later. Can’t add as home or living room it stuck on message send to device and device connect to phone so don’t go further . Please I want to hide or change password so help me

    • Hi Binod, Thanks for reaching out. I don’t have the device with me now. Seems like the latest App update messed up the Username and Password settings. Better you contact Mi Customer support.

  5. Hi! The range extender works with my iPhone that has the Mi WiFi app. But, my other devices can’t access the network even if I have the correct password. How can my other devices access the network on the range extender? Thanks!

  6. Hi ,Satwik
    I was using the MI WIFI REPEATER 2 in my old house with belkin router. Now I am trying to connect the same in my present home on a TP link router , but the app does not show the repeater. When I try to to connect manually it show a “xiaomi-repeater-c1_miap77ec” network and I connect and go back to home but still the WiFi Repeater is not shown.The above stated Xiaomi network does not require a password to get connected and also does not have internet

      • Yes tried to reset it , no avail ,also tried manually but the repeater network has no internet and still it doesn’t recognise the device. Plz tell me what to do .

    • Reset. Reset. Reset. The light should be blinking orange. Make sure your mobile device has nearby device scanning enabled (not always necessary) and that you are connected to your TP-Link – broadcasting on 2.4 GHz, not 5 GHz – when opening the app. Set the app region as Chinese mainland, not US, not India. As long as that orange is still blinking, it should be in setup/discoverable/pair mode, and the app should locate it.

  7. Hi, I have a problem. I was using around 2 years my Mi Wifi Repeater w/o problem. However I changed my network (new router). I tried to setup my wifi repeater according to setup guide (installed mi home, mainland china, all permissions given; push reset button on repeater 10s, indicator blink slowly orange etc). However, during setup when it says connect wifi “xiaomi-repeater_xxx” I cannot find it on my wifi networks. I removed repeater from mi home completely , reinstalled mi home, several times reset, tried with another phone, but still cannot find device in neither wifi settings nor mi home devices. What might be problem?

    • Hi, the Mi Home app doesn’t support unsecured connections. So, you’ll not be able to use Mi WiFi Repeater with the Router that doesn’t have a password.

  8. I have tried alot of times connecting it. Its says device should be near to each other. Done that alot of time. Its not connecting.
    it says bring the device closer to the router but i am already in front of it. i tried to reset the repeater few times but it won’t work. Please help me.

  9. Hi, if i enter a new name/password on the repeater, will it also change the password on the main router? Thanks

  10. it says bring the device closer to the router but i am already in front of it. i tried to reset the repeater few times but it won’t work.

    • Hi Tray, The Password of the repeater will be the same as the password of Primary router. Follow the tutorial to change the password.

  11. Hi! I Just bought this one, All work with my android device, but how can my laptop connect to the repeater? The signal bar of it detected on my laptop, but it requires a PIN code, i have fill with the same password of the original router, but it shows wrong PIN, thanks b4

    • Hi Rusi, Make sure you are entering the right password. Try restarting the Primary Router as well as the Mi Repeater. This repeater works fine with Android Phone, iPhone as well as Windows and Mac Computer.

  12. Hi! Been using my Mi repeater for a good 2 years. Had to hard reset my main router modem (where it is currently paired) and changed the ssid and pw.
    Upon trying to pair my Mi repeater, it no longer proceeds to the Blue light (the light just shuts off from blinking orange).
    Followed your instructions carefully, but cannot pair my repeater with my Router Modem.
    Hope you can help. Thanks!

      • I have someting similar. Changed router. Even resettting or removing repeater profile from mi home and setup again does not help. Mi home cannot find the device during setup and also repeater’s (xiaomi-repeater_xxx) wifi not found by phone during setup. Either reset button doesn’t work or there is another trick in setup (I have mainland china and latest versions of mi home; all permissions given)

          • Hi Satwik, I already tried reset, doesn’t help. During setup process Mi Home app asks me to connect to the wifi network of repeater (xiaomi-repeater_xxx), however it is not found by my phone in available wifi networks. Therefore cannot do setup. Maybe reset button doesn’t work? (Slowly blinks orange)

  13. I hv tried a lot to connect everything is fine but when it’s reaching connecting device it say make closer actually it’s just next to it but again no connection I hv reset the router 3 time it doesn’t work

  14. Aw, this was a really good post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t seem to get anything done

  15. Hi. So I bought my 2nd WiFi Repeater 2. I did all the instructions here. So the yellow light turned blue meaning it is paired/connected to my router already but my problem is it appears as if it’s not in the Mi Home App. So I can’t add the device to the app. I cannot edit the name of the Repeater 2. How can I add it if it’s already connected to my router without resetting the device? Or is there something I did wrong that is why I can’t add it to my Mi Home App? Although I can already connect my phone into it because it’s already connected to my router… I just want to edit the name. 😔

    • Hi, Delete the Mi Home app and reinstall it. Sign in using the same e-mail and check whether the app detects the Repeater.

      • I have this same problem my friend.. at the end of the set-up I was able to connect to the wifi.

        The PROBLEM is, it’s not appearing on the MI HOME APP, I can’t proceed to the steps you’ve given to CHANGE PASSWORD.

        Please help.

      • Same problem with here. Was able to complete the set-up and connect to the WiFi, though it shows at the end – network time out.

        The problem is, it’s not appearing on Mi Home App. I can’t follow the step you’ve given to change password since it’s not on the Mi Home App.

        • Hi Jay, I can still confirm the guide works properly on my Xiaomi WiFi Repeater 2. Repeater version – 2.2.14 and Mi Home app version – 5.6.65

          1. Make sure you have the latest version of Mi Home app installed on your smartphone
          2. Reset the Mi WiFi repeater 2 and configure it again.

  16. Hi I just got the Mi Wifi repeater 2 but i am having a few problems with installation. I am unable to scan for the device, so i click it in the list below and do the next step to reset device, then i select my home wife network and input the password but i an not able to find the xiaomi-repeater wifi option in my bluetooth. So i cant go ahead with the installation. Am I doing something wrong?

  17. Hi,
    I wish to use Mi wifi repeater 2 on ships wifi system, since i work on ship and limited wifi signal comes to cabin area.
    The ships wifi get automatically disconnected after one hour of log in, hence we need to reconnect with user name and password again.
    Thereby please advise how to go about using Mi wifi repeater 2 in my cabin, with said ships wifi system which get automaticaly disconnected hoursly.

    Thanks / Capt. Rajesh

    • Hi Capt. Rajesh, Thanks for reaching out.

      In most cases, you’ll be able to login to your account using the Repeater itself. But, it all depends on your Primary WiFi system or Primary router.

    • Mi Home app will not support unsecured connections. So, you’ll not be able to use Mi WiFi Repeater with the Router that doesn’t have a password.

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