Linksys Extender Setup The Linksys Wireless-N Range Extender lets you replicate the wireless signal of any entrance point or router to give Internet connectivity in hard to transfer areas through a wired or wireless connection. 

This article will lead you on how to set up your wireless range extender manually.

Before you start, make assured that you’ve done the following things:

Linksys Extender Setup Guide

1. Recognize the router/access point’s wireless settings which mean:

• Wireless network name (SSID)

• Wireless channel

• Wireless password or security/network key

Linksys Extender Setup
Linksys Extender Setup


To know how to review or change your wireless network’s settings utilizing the Linksys cloud account, click here. If your router has the standard web-based setup console, click here.

2. Reset the Linksys range extender – Press and hold the Reset button found at the upper board of the range extender for five (5) seconds or till the LED starts flashing to restore to its factory default configuration.

Step 1:

Attach your computer to the Ethernet slot of your range extender employing an Ethernet cable.


Step 2: 

Plug your wifi range extender to the power switch. Make assured the LED lights are steady.

Step 3:

Open a web browser and locate your router’s IP Address or “” in the search bar. To see how to control the IP Address of your Linksys device, click here.

Step 4:

You will be assisted with a window asking for a username and password. Leave the User Name blank and enter “admin” in the Password area and then, click Log In.

Linksys Extender Setup


Step 5:

Click Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings.

Linksys Extender Setup
Linksys Extender Setup

Step 6:

Set the radio button to Manual then insert your router’s Network Name (SSID).

Step 7:

On the Wireless Security division, select the security frameworks that match your router’s arrangement. Enter your Passphrase, or WEP Key then press Save Settings.

WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode

WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal



QUICK TIP:  For best Wireless-N performance, it is suggested to use WPA/WPA2 wireless security on your router and range extender.

Step 8:

Unplug the energy cables of the router and the range extender for 30 seconds. Plugin the router cable first. Wait for all the lights to be steady then plug in the range extender.

Your range extender should now be in synchronized with your router.

QUICK TIP: In succession to make assured that your extender is successfully connected, reach your router’s DHCP table and check if the range extender is placed there with its IP Address. Ping the extender with a wireless computer and test if you can get replies from it. To know how to check devices attached to your router through the DHCP table, click here. For guidance on how to implement a ping test on your Linksys device, click here.

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