How to use Movistar Smart WiFi?

If you find it difficult to configure your WiFi network, you should purchase a Movistar Smart WiFi. With this Router together with the application compatible with Apple and Android operating systems, making changes to the configuration of your WiFi network will become a piece of cake.

Index(  )

  1. What is Movistar Smart WiFi?
  2. How to use Movistar Smart WiFi?
  3. How the Smart WiFi Movistar works
  4. How to configure my Movistar router or modem easily
    1. Using the Smart WiFi Mobile App
    2. From Movistar + on the TV
    3. Through Portal Alejandra
  5. How to configure the Movistar router as a repeater
  6. Optimize the speed of my Movistar or Smart Wifi router

What is Movistar Smart WiFi?

The Movistar Smart WiFi application is basically the easiest and simplest way to use and control the equipment and devices connected to Movistar fiber, which is Movistar’s connection system through fiber optic cables , through a Movistar Router with which we access the internet service.

Movistar Smart WiFi also allows you to control the WiFi directly, along with the other connected devices. This can be downloaded and installed on devices with different operating systems, such as cell phones and tablets.

This Movistar Smart WiFi application can be found on the Play Store platform , if the device is Android, or on the App Store platform, if the device has an Apple operating system.

Its download is similar to that of any mobile application. We only need to create an account in the Play Store or in the App Store , if you do not have one, access the specific application library, search for “Movistar Smart WiFi”.

Once the Movistar Smart WiFi application has been downloaded and installed, you will be able to enjoy multiple functions, such as creating a WiFi network exclusively for guests or people you choose, you will be able to measure the internet speed, among others. And you will no longer have the need to share your personal WiFi key .

How to use Movistar Smart WiFi?

The Router WiFi Movistar called Smart WiFi was created in order that it might be easier for users Movistar control connected to your internet system equipment , making it super simple handling this.

Once the Router has been purchased at one of the Movistar agencies, it only remains to download and install the Movistar Smart WiFi application to be able to enjoy its multiple functions and facilitate access and modification of WiFi on all connected devices.

To begin, you must add the data of the modem , such as the password that is displayed at the bottom of it, then the application will automatically return the data of the modem and the devices that are connected to it.

From then on we can configure a WiFi network only for guests by entering the main menu of the application, selecting the option of ” My Network “, then we access our usual WiFi network and activate the option of ” Guest WiFi “, there it is added a different name and password than the general WiFi. To use the ” block device ” function that Movistar Smart WiFi offers, you can do it in two ways:

  • Locating the device that we want to block through the main menufrom the “my devices” section. There it will show the option to block and unblock it
  • Selecting the device to be blocked, through the initial device map. Once selected, click on the option to “block device”

How the Smart WiFi Movistar works

To configure the Movistar Smart WiFi with the internet modem, first make sure that you have disconnected the fiber cable from the old Router and connected it to the Movistar Smart WiFi Router.

Then you must wait for the Movistar Smart WiFi to carry out a basic configuration when it automatically connects to the internet. This usually takes a few minutes when it is the first time .

Once the lights are on and it has self-configured, enter the password found under the internet modem , you must make sure that the device from where you are going to make the configuration, is connected to the internet network of the modem you are using. had the password added to it.

When it is installed, you will be able to access the Movistar Smart WiFi configuration through the mobile device where you have downloaded the Movistar Smart WiFi application, just by going to its settings or configuration .

If you have the UHD decoder and you are a Movistar fusion client, you can access the Movistar Smart WiFi configuration through your television, in the same way that we do it through the mobile device that we use regularly, that is, through the main menu of the application.

How to configure my Movistar router or modem easily

Like all types of Wifi Router or Modem, it is likely that we want to make some extra configuration, in addition to the default, such as changing the network name, password, changing server settings, etc.

Using the Smart WiFi Mobile App

Another quite simple and effective way to configure your Wifi router without any problem and without the help of a technician, is by using the Movistar Smart Wifi portal.

This application allows you to manage all the information regarding your router and the connections in your home, it allows you to control how many devices are connected, manage access to them, change the username, password, etc. It is quite useful, especially in those homes where the dispute over Wi-Fi is constant.

From Movistar + on the TV

Another very useful way to configure your Movistar Router is through the Movistar TV service , this procedure is practically the same as with the Alejandra portal, since you will have to access the same Portal, but this time through your Smart TV, but for this you will have to have contracted the Movistar TV service.

Through Portal Alejandra

This configuration cannot be done with some default software on your computer, since it is necessary (in most cases) that you enter the web portal that the company has destined for this type of modifications, in the case of Movistar, we can do these changes as follows:

  • First connect to the Movistar Wi-Fi network from your computer. The first thing you will have to do is write the password that comes by default behind the Router.
  • Then you will enter the address bar on the web and type the following numbers: 192.168.1.1. In this way, a portal dedicated to the configuration of the routers will be opened, this portal, in Movistar, is known as ‘Portal Alejandra’.
  • Once we have opened the portal, we will access using user 1234 and password 1234.

This mode only works for certain specific devices . To be more precise, in models:

  • Askey RTF3505VW (HGU).
  • MitraStar GPT-2541 GNAC (HGU).
  • MitraStar HGW 2501 GN-R2

How to configure the Movistar router as a repeater

To begin with, what is a Wifi repeater? It is quite simple to understand. A WiFi repeater, also known as a WiFi extender or adapter , is a device that is typically used to extend the coverage of the home network . In many cases, these amplifiers must be used, since although the connection by cables (LAN) is quite good, in terms of speed, it does not always manage to cover the whole house.

So let’s suppose you have a house that exceeds 50m2, which is the average range of a Movistar router. You have the router on the first floor, but you have a computer on the second, no problem. You only have to configure the repeater of the second floor computer so that it receives the signal.

To configure your Movistar modem, to use it as a Wifi repeater, you will only have to follow a few simple steps: 

  • First of all, you have to restart the router, holding down the ‘reset’ button for 10 seconds. Then you will have to turn off the router and connect it to the PC.
  • Turn on the modem and wait for all the lights to come on.
  • Then you will have to open the browser to type: 192.168.1.1.
  • In order to enter the configuration, you will have to enter a username and password, both will be ‘1234’.
  • In the section that says ‘Wireless Network’ you will put the name you want to give to the Wi-Fi network.
  • When you enter the ‘Security’ section, you will put the password you want.
  • In the LAN section, you will have to modify the IP address. There you will enter 192.168.1.2. and in mask you have to place the one of the router to which we want to amplify the signal.
  • Then you will have to go to the configuration ‘DHCP’ – ‘Status’ and select ‘deactivated’. At the end of this, you will have to click on ‘accept’.
  • Then you will have to turn off the router and disconnect the internet.
  • Then you will have to put an internet cable directly to the router from which you want to amplify the signal.
  • Finally, you will turn on the Movistar router and wait for the lights to turn on fully.

Optimize the speed of my Movistar or Smart Wifi router

There is no worse evil than a bad internet, that is why we are all always in search of the ideal internet speed . There are different ways to optimize the speed of your router, although of course, each trick will vary depending on the quality of the network and the router you have.

A trick that is widely used by everyone is to vary the position of the router, because it is well known that the further away we are from it, the fewer bars we will have and therefore, the slower our connection speed will be. It is recommended to put the router in a strategic place where it can cover the largest number of places in your house.

A pretty good way to optimize the signal in your home is to use repeaters , also located in strategic places, these will allow you to amplify the internet signal to the most remote places in your home.

Another pretty good way to improve your internet connection is by prioritizing your tasks and devices , since it is evident that the more devices are connected to Wi-Fi, the more lens our connection will be, at least for certain tasks.

That is why we must always have control over the devices that make use of our network, we can achieve this simply by limiting who we give our password to. But if we don’t want to be a spoilsport, we can also use applications such as the ‘Smart Wifi App’, which is used to manage everything related to your Movistar WiFi connections.

And finally, one of the most used methods, simply hire a high-speed internet service, which has enough MB of speed, both upstream and downstream. This method, together with a few Wi-Fi repeaters, will ensure optimal internet anywhere in our home.

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