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How to Set up Linksys Extender as an Access Point?

  • July 13, 2022
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How to Set up Linksys Extender as an Access Point?

Settings up the Linksys extender process must be executed if you want to expand the coverage of your existing router. To install the Linksys extender for the first time, you are advised to use a virus-free system. The procedure for doing Linksys access point setup is given in this write-up. So, without any more wait, give the below-listed steps a try and make your Linksys extender operational in no time.

Easy Steps for Setting up Linksys Extender as Access Point

  1. The Smart Wizard is used to set up the Linksys extender for enjoying intensified WiFi coverage. Your Linksys extender should have an Internet port; connect your router to it with the help of an Ethernet cable. Turn off your router and extender. Turn on both the devices now and wait until they have finished booting. This is needed to fix the technical glitches (if any).
  1. The Linksys extender’s web page will now immediately appear on your desktop when you launch any browser. If the website won’t load, enter the IP address of your Linksys extender to access the setup page. To continue, select the Yes radio button and then select Next. After choosing your option, tap the Next button.
  1. If the page does not open automatically, open any browser on your desktop and type the default IP address of the Linksys extender into the search bar. You will be directed to log into your Linksys extender’s web page after pressing the Enter key.
  1. Select the Setup Wizard option and enter the Linksys wireless access point’s default user ID and password. On the screen, the Setup Wizard dialogue box appears. Select the Yes option, then click Next. The Setup Wizard can identify the type of Internet connection. The steps for setting up a Linksys wireless extender are complete when you select the Next option to save the settings.
  1. Using the Linksys extender’s web interface, configure it: Connect the Linksys extender or router only after completing Linksys router configuration by accessing the Linksys router login page.
  1. Your Internet connection type will now be determined by the Wizard. To connect to the network, DSL connections are required. Put in the login information that was given to you by your Internet service provider (ISP). The Linksys extender saves the settings when you select Next. You can verify whether your device is online after the setup procedure is complete.

This is all about setting up a Linksys extender as an access point.

Linksys Extender Setup via WPS

Some users find it difficult to set up their Linksys extenders as an access point. If you are also unable to configure your Linksys extender as an access point then here’s how to setup Linksys extender using the WPS button.

  • Press the WPS button on your extender after plugging its power adapter into a working wall socket.
  • Now, find and press the WPS button on your router.

In some time, your Linksys extender will get paired to your home WiFi router using the WPS button.

Checkpoints While Doing Linksys Extender Setup

Just in case even after following both the methods given above, you can’t configure your Linksys extender, here are some checkpoints you need to have a tab upon.

  • Make sure your Linksys extender is placed within the range of your home WiFi router.
  • Keep your Linksys extender away from things causing WiFi interference.
  • Use only an updated web browser to access the default IP address of your Linksys extender.
  • The power socket selected for plugging the adapter of your Linksys extender must be working fine and offering power without any fluctuation.
  • Place your Linksys extender in the central area of your home and over a higher surface.
  • A cache-free web browser should be used to configure a Linksys extender. If the web browser you are using is jam-packed with cache, get all this junk removed by accessing the settings of your browser.
  • The Ethernet cable used for connecting the Linksys extender and the router must not be broken from any point.

Verdict

Following the Linksys extender setup methods and checkpoints given in the post, you will certainly be able to make your device up and running. Let us know which method worked in your case when it comes to setting up a Linksys extender.