How to Setup the Linksys Extender?
The Linksys range extenders can be used to connect to the internet from any location in your home. They are both wired and wireless. This blog will help you complete the Linksys extender setup process easily. It is essential that you have the SSID (or password) of your router before you begin the Linksys extender configuration. After you have these details, find the perfect location to install your range extender. The location that captures at least 50% of the router signal is considered a suitable spot. Once you’ve confirmed these details, you can set up Linksys extender in easy steps.
How to Setup Linksys Extender?
Before you start setting up your Linksys extender, make sure that you have internet access. You may experience problems such as not being able to access the login page or not opening the login page. Then, you can follow the basic troubleshooting steps. This blog will explain in detail how to proceed with Linksys extender setup easily.
Start with the Linksys Extender Setup
You must determine the location where you wish to install your extender. SpotFinder is an app that can help you find the right spot. After you have completed these steps, you can move on to the next steps:
- Turn off all networking devices, including the MODEM, extender, router, and extender. Connect the devices with ethernet cables.
- An Ethernet cable can be used to connect your Linksys extender to the router. The network cable can be used to connect the router to your extender. Accessing the login page can be done immediately after that.
- Once you’ve made the connections, power on the devices. Now allow the LEDs to glow on the front panel.
- After the devices have been tested, open the wireless networks section of your computer and click the available networks section. Find the network SSID for your Linksys extender setup, and click the “Connect” button.
- Connect the Linksys extender setup directly to your computer using an Ethernet cable. If it isn’t listed in the available networks section. If the network SSID has not been broadcast, this method will work.
Modifying Network Settings
- Open a web browser of your choice and type the default web address extender.linksys.com in the address bar. To access the extender login page, you can also use the default IP address of 192.168.1.1 instead.
- If you have trouble accessing the Linksys extender login page, make sure you are connected to the right network. Check if the ethernet cables you have are in good shape.
- You will be taken directly to the Linksys extender setup page by pressing the “Enter” key. Enter the default credentials into the appropriate fields.
- In the username field, type “admin” and leave the password blank. You will be taken to the Linksys extension setup wizard by clicking on the login button.
- Follow the steps on the screen to complete the Linksys extender setup. Once you are done, the network settings will be displayed in the final window.
Troubleshooting Problems with the Linksys Extender Setup
Upgrade the Extender Firmware
You cannot set up Linksys extender device until you update the firmware for your Linksys extender. It’s easy to update your Linksys extender firmware to the latest version. These are the steps to update the firmware of the Linksys extension:
- Log in to the Linksys WiFi extender user interface. This is the Linksys range extension login page.
- This page will provide information on the firmware versions available for your Linksys extender.
- Next, go to the login page of Linksys wifi extender, by accessing the extender.linksys.com web portal.
- To access the Linksys extender setup webpage, enter the default login information.
- After you’ve successfully logged into the extender configuration page click on the Administration tab.
- Locate the firmware update option under the Linksys range extender wizard.
- Click the Firmware file you have downloaded from the http extension Linksys com setup page.
- Ensure that the update process is not interrupted until it is completed. Otherwise, it is possible that the update fails.
Power Cycle your Linksys Extender
In addition to updating the firmware file, you can also restart and power cycle your Linksys extender to make sure there’s no issue with the extender device itself. To power cycle your extender device, you can plug it out from the power outlet and allow it to remain like that for about 30 seconds. After that, you can plug it back in and try setting up the extender again. You can use the extender.linksys.com web portal to get to the extender setup wizard easily.