Simple Setup Tips For Linksys Range Extender
After getting the Linksys extender, it is a prerequisite to set it up to make use of its useful features. Although that setup is to be done perfectly so that there will be no difficulties or errors while using it. So, if you are going to install your extender for the first time, you must use the setup guidance mentioned below to avoid those errors. Check the points below and use them in the right sequence.
Pre-requirements For Setup
As you move to your Linksys RE6400 setup, there will be a need to collect some things for the setup. Which will be required by the setup processes to complete. Check the list below and get those things as well.
- A Linksys extender for sure with its default credentials.
- Your router’s network name and password and an active internet plan.
- Any device such as a laptop, PC, mobile, and access to the web browser.
- Your preferred smartphone must have access to its default app store.
- An ethernet wire in case you want a wired connection.
- Last, an electrical socket with an adequate electrical supply.
Web-Based Setup Method
In the first setup process, you need to reach the Linksys RE6400 setup window on your device’s web browser. Which requires searching for the Linksys default web or IP address. That portal will also allow you to manage the network for its optimal performance. So, after getting ready with your extender installation process, take your preferred device and connect it to the Linksys network.
Make sure to choose the official network of Linksys that appears in the wireless network list. In an alternative way, you can make a wired connection after attaching your device and the extender with an ethernet wire. Later, open the web browser and insert any of those addresses into the search field and click enter. Soon, you will get the login window on the screen and enter login details there and go to the setup page. After getting there, choose the network and use the screen directions to complete the process till the last.
WiFi App Setup Method
In case you have another model such as Linksys RE7000 or want to use another method then use this one. In this process, you will require to install the Linksys WiFi app on your smartphone to access the setup portal. So, take your device either Android or iOS, and open the default app store. Then, search for the Linksys WiFi app and install that after choosing the official one. Wait till your device installs the app and tick mark its terms and conditions after opening it.
Afterward, insert the default username and password in the required fields and click on the Login button. Once you are done with the login process, the Linksys RE7000 setup page will be on the device’s screen. From that page, choose the network that you wish to configure and insert its password and click on the extend button. Within minutes, the setup will be done by showing a message of “Extended Successfully” on the screen. Finally, attach your other devices to the extended network to use the highest speed of the internet.
WPS Approach For Extender Setup
In the final Linksys WiFi extender setup, you will not need to use those required things, thanks to this simple approach. But, there will be a requirement to have a compatible WPS button on the existing router to make a connection.
- Foremost of all, check your existing router’s WPS compatibility.
- If that is compatible, then start the process with both devices.
- Place them closer together and plug them into the sockets as well.
- Ensure both devices are ready for this setup method.
- If they are then push the WPS button from the extender first.
- Then, press and hold the router’s WPS button to get a blinking light.
- Now, wait for a few minutes and let them make a connection together.
- Soon, you will see stable and solid lights on both devices.
- This means the Linksys wifi extender setup is complete here.
Relocate The Extender To Another Place
Now, when you are successful in configuring your extender, you can move it to another place or where you want. Choose the WiFi dead spot from where you want to get the highest and fastest internet speed and signals. But, keep in mind that the extender is within the range of the router to get enough signals from that. Here we recommend using the Spot-Finder feature on the Linksys WiFi app to get better placement recommendations.
Update The Extender Firmware
Apart from changing the extender location, updating its firmware on time will also improve its performance. So, go to the extender web interference and choose the Administration option to see the latest update for your extender’s firmware. Get that on your PC if there is any available for your extender model and execute the updating process as well. Meanwhile, don’t turn off the extender and your PC to avoid interruptions or damage to the firmware file. Finally, reboot the extender and connect your device and it will start working with more power.
Confirm that you succeed in configuring your Linksys extender after following these tips. But, if you are not then get in touch with our technical expert for your device support. They will help you at every stage of the further process.