Before giving an answer to your query, let us tell us you that what is included in this article.
Importance of getting Linksys WiFi extender
Steps for configuring the extender
No! The most important information i.e. about registering your Linksys extender.
“Registering the extender? What it is? I have never heard about it!”
Neither do I before!
Just have an account on Linksys and you will get to know everything.
“Ok, thank you! I will definitely do that!”
Now, coming back to your question:
Linksys WiFi range extenders are the only device that provides internet to access everywhere in your house, no matter in which room or area you sit.
“Even in store room”?
Yes, even in store room!
“And, what about kitchen, balcony, and terrace garden?”
We already said, everywhere, even in dead zones!
“Oh, wow that sounds good!”
“I will surely go for it! But, which Linksys extender model should I buy?”
Any, as per your internet needs and budget!
Once you decided to buy Linksys WiFi extender, you can configure it and place it anywhere in your home. If you ask us, we will suggest you center-most location of your house.
“How to configure Linksys WiFi extender? Please provide me the instructions and I will follow them after purchasing of the extender.
Linksys WiFi Extender Setup
Step 1: First, you have to plug in your Linksys WiFi extender. If the electricity is fluctuating, please avoid plugging it in.
Step 2: After plugging in the extender, when the power LED on it becomes stable upon blinking, connect it to your existing router.
Note: You can use any source to connect them, either Ethernet or wireless.
Step 3: Once the connection between your Linksys WiFi extender and router is successfully made, you can open a web browser of your choice on a WiFi device.
Note: The device can be any: computer, laptop, or wireless PC, but not outdated. An outdated software version on your device might give you issues while performing the Linksys WiFi extender setup process.
Step 5: After opening the up-to-date browser version, you have to head towards the browser’s URL bar and enter extender.linksys.com.
Note: Please be very careful about typing errors. To prevent this, you can copy the web address from here only and paste it in the URL bar. Apart from this, it is strictly recommended – not to enter extender.linksys.com in the search bar.
Step 6: You will be redirected to Linksys WiFi extender login page after pasting the web address in the URL bar and hitting the Enter key.
Step 7: As your device is new so you have to enter the default Linksys WiFi extender login username and password in the provided fields.
Note: To prevent yourself from committing typos, we suggest you to see the Linksys extender manual for default login details.
Step 8: Follow the instructions and your Linksys WiFi extender will be configured in minutes.
Before we end this article, we would like to share one more, yet important information with you.
First things first, after configuring the extender, you have to check for the firmware updates available on it. If you find any, just update it right away. Please, do not leave the firmware update process for later. Navigate to the Linksys official site for complete firmware update instructions.
Power cycle your Linksys extender at least once in a week or ten days. The power cycle process will surely prove helpful to you in every situation to make your Linksys extender up and running.
And, the most important point: to complete the Linksys extender setup process in a successful manner and to update its firmware without any hassle, your router must be compatible with it.
Yes, that’s absolutely correct!
So, we don’t want you to bump into any difficult situation and that is why it is very important for us to share this information.
Just in case, your existing router isn’t compatible with the Linksys extender, then you can replace it (the router) with Linksys.
First, you have to configure the router using the default 192.168.1.1 IP and Linksys router default password, and then add it to the extender.
So, what type of changes do you get after adding Linksys router to the Linksys extender. Do share your experiences with us!