Manually Configuring a Linksys WiFi Range Extender


WiFi signals are the radio waves which use get refracted from walls, windows, and roof (any) that tends to weak internet signals. Sometimes placing your existing wireless router at a higher place can resolve the issue of dead zones and blind spot but many times this solution doesn’t work. To resolve this issue permanently, you need to manually configure Linksys range extender.

Before you begin with the setup process, make sure that you have done the following:


1.Identify the routers or the access point wireless settings that are:

• Wireless SSID (network name).
• Wireless channel number.
• Wireless password (security key or passphrase).

In order to learn how to check or change your wireless network’s settings using a Linksys cloud account, then you have to keep this in mind that:

It is very important to change the basic WiFi settings on your main router to establish a unique, reliable, and secure connection. A safe and protected WiFi prevents unwanted access to personal and confidential information.

Step 1:

The first thing you have to do is to access Linksys cloud account.

NOTE: If you haven’t created the account yet, call our technical department at 1-844-726-2255 (toll-free) to know how to create, activate and associate a valid account on your smart WiFi router.

Step 2:

Click on WiFi Settings that is on the left navigation pane under the router settings.

Step 3:

Now, under the Basic tab click on Edit that is beside the WiFi Settings.

Step 4:

Next, enter your preferred WiFi name and WiFi password in the provided fields.
Note: Changing of the wireless channel lessens the interference to your internet connection.

Step 5:

At last, click on Apply and after that, on Ok to save the changes.


2.Reset the range extender


Press and hold the reset button on your range extender that is located at the top panel of your device for a few seconds or until the LED lights begin to flash.

For further information, ask us our certified technicians Support for Extender.linksys.com.  We give you our words that you will get instant help from us as we are the solution partner of Linksys.

Step 1:

Connect your computer or laptop to the Ethernet port of your range extender using a well-maintained Ethernet or USB cable.

Step 2: 

Plug your range extender into a damaged-free electrical outlet. Also, ensure that the LED lights on your Linksys wireless repeater (extender) are stable.

Step 3:

Launch an up-to-date internet browser and enter the default IP address of your main router into the URL bar field.

Step 4:

As soon as you are done with the step 3 you will be prompted with a window asking for a username and Linksys Smart WiFi Router Password.  Once done, click on Log In.

Step 5:

Click on the Wireless option and after that, on Basic Wireless Settings.

Step 6:

Here, you have to set the radio button to Manual and enter your router’s SSID (network name).

Step 7:

On the Wireless Security section, select the security settings that match your main wireless router.  Enter your Passphrase (security key or password) or WEP Key and click on Save Settings.

Step 8:

At last, unplug the power cables of the main router and the range extender for a couple of seconds. Plug in your main router first and after that, wait for the LED lights to be stable. After a few minutes, plug in your Linksys signal booster (extender).

Well Done! Your Linksys range expander (extender) should now be in synchronized with your existing WiFi router.

If you are facing issues in accessing Linksys smart WiFi login page or Smart WiFi setup not working or if you can’t connect to Linksys extender then don’t feel low or depressed and simply interact with our technical department via toll-free number or comment section below.