The Linksys smart Wireless-N range extender lets you repeat the internet signal of existing access point or router (any) in order to provide the internet connectivity in hard to reach areas that are mentioned as dead zones via wired or wireless connection. This easy to execute article will guide you for the Linksys range extender setup process manually.
But hold on! Before you begin, ensure that you’ve done the following things carefully:
Firstly, identify the router/access point’s wireless settings which are suppose to be:
- SSID (wireless network name).
- Wireless channel.
- And wireless password (passphrase or security key).
Reset the Linksys WiFi Range Extender
Gently, press and hold the reset button or hole with the help of a paper clip or pin that is located at the top panel of your Linksys device for a few seconds or until the LED on your range extender starts blinking to restore back to its factory default values.
Connect any networking device (computer or a laptop) to the Ethernet port of your Linksys range extender making use of an Ethernet cable.
Note: make sure that the device you are using to connect with Linksys WiFi range extender shouldn’t be overheated or overloaded with malicious files, malware, cache, and the cookies.
Plug your Linksys range extender into the power outlet and make sure the LED lights on your device are stable.
Note: Make sure that your Linksys device is placed within the reach of your existing WiFi router and it supposes to be up-to-date by the latest and updated version of technology.
Launch an internet browser and enter extender.linksys.com in the address bar.
Note: You can also use the IP address of your existing WiFi router i.e. or “192.168.1.1”.
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In the next step, you will be prompt with a window asking for a username and password (default). Enter them carefully and then click on Log In.
Click on option Wireless and then on the option Basic Wireless Settings.
Set the radio button to Manual. Once done, enter your router’s SSID (network name).
In this step, onto the wireless security section, you have to select the security settings that perfectly matches with your existing your router’s configuration. Here, you have to enter your security key (password, passphrase or WEP Key) and click on Save Settings.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key is a kind of security passcode for all WiFi-enabled devices.
WPA (WiFi Protected Access) is a security standard for users of computing devices equipped with a safe and secure wireless internet connection.
Quick Tip: For optimal performance, it is advised to use WPA/WPA2 wireless security on your Linksys range extender and existing WiFi router.
At last, unplug the power cables of the main router and the Linksys range extender for a couple of minutes. Plug in your main router first. Wait for all the LED lights on it to become stable. Once the lights are stable, plug in your range extender.
Cheer up folks, Your Linksys WiFi extender should have been synchronized with your main WiFi router.
If you are still facing issues in following the aforementioned Linksys range extender setup instructions, then make sure that your smart WiFi devices (router and the range extender) and placed away from the reach of metal appliances, electronic gadgets, cordless phones, baby monitors, and Bluetooth speakers.
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