“I recently bought a Linksys extender. I tried to perform Linksys WiFi extender setup but couldn’t. I followed the instructions in the exact given order provided in the Linksys extender manual, then why did I bump into the issue? Please help me to fix the issue! I will be thankful to you!”
If you are also getting Linksys extender setup issues, then this write-up is for you. Here, we have provided a number of hacks following which troubleshooting Linksys extender setup issues will be as fun as playing tag game with children. Thus, scroll down a little!
Fixed: Linksys WiFi Extender Setup Issues
FYI, the fixes provided in the post can be applied to any Linksys extender model for fixing setup-related issues with them.
Fix 1: Check the Extender’s Wall Socket
To troubleshoot Linksys WiFi extender setup issues, you first need to check the wall socket into which your device (the extender) is plugged in. On the off chance, you find any damages in the wall socket, you need to replace it right away. Or, use another wall socket for the same. Apart from this, the wall socket you choose for your Linksys range extender must be closer to your existing router.
Fix 2: Verify the Cable Connection
If you are unable to perform Linksys extender setup, it means that there are connectivity issues between your router and the Linksys extender. Therefore, ensure that your router and extender are properly connected. Besides, also have a quick look at the Ethernet cable you have used. Make sure it (the cable) is not worn out or damaged.
Fix 3: Check the Distance
Linksys WiFi extender setup issues persist if there is too much or too less distance between your existing router and Linksys device. Thus, for fixing the setup-related issues, make sure that your devices are not placed more than 50 feet and less than 20 feet apart.
Bear in mind, the placement of your devices plays a vital role in the well working of your devices. If your router and extender are not placed accurately, then you can experience:
Firmware update failed issues
Linksys extender not working after firmware update
Red or amber light issue on Linksys extender
To stop such annoying things from happening, consider this fix and keep the points mentioned above into consideration.
Fix 4: Verify the Web Address
Chances are that you have used the wrong web address to access the Linksys extender setup page. If so, then it can also prevent you from doing Linksys WiFi extender setup. Therefore, ensure that you have used the correct web address, extender.linksys.com without typos.
Wait! Using the correct web address to access the Linksys extender setup is not only important. You have to keep some important points highlighted below in mind.
Extender.linksys.com must not be entered in the search bar.
If you have used the private window to access Linksys extender setup page, then also you will face issues.
Use of an outdated web browser leads to extender.linksys.com not working issue, and also not allow you access the setup page of your Linksys WiFi range extender via web address.
Have the correct Linksys extender login details handy to access the extender setup page.
Fix 5: Follow the Correct Instructions
If you are still getting Linksys WiFi extender setup issues, then chances are you haven’t followed the instructions in the exact given order. To deal with it, follow the instructions in the exact given order to complete the process. Don’t have them! No worries! Scroll down to get them!
Linksys Extender Setup Manually
Power on your Linksys extender and connect it to your router. Ensure that you are using a properly configured router.
Just in case, your router isn’t configured properly, then you may see red light on it. For instance, if you have a Linksys Velop router and you get Linksys Velop red light issue, it means that it needs to be configured in a proper way. Got it?
Then, log in to Linksys extender via extender.linksys.com.
Provide Linksys extender login details.
Click Log In to access the dashboard of your Linksys device.
Follow the provided instructions.
Linksys Extender Setup via WPS
Press the WPS button on your Linksys extender and apply the same process on your router. Doing so will help you configure your device in the blink of an eye.
Linksys Extender Setup via App
Download the Linksys app from Play Store or App Store.
Create an account and sign in to it.
Provide Linksys extender’s model when prompted.
Apply the provided instructions and let the changes take place.
The Last Words
After going through this blog and applying the fixes and Linksys WiFi extender setup instructions provided here, you will surely be able to resolve the issue. We really hope that you find this piece of writing helpful.