Guide to Configure Linksys Extender with Gateway using Site Survey
Linksys wireless range extenders enable you to amplify the range of your existing WiFi network. Once you are done with Linksys extender setup, it gets the wireless signal from your gateway or router and then broadcasts it all over the house or office. After the setup, you have to configure the extender with your gateway. This post will tell you about how to do so.
Before proceeding further, let us make you familiar with the site survey. It provides you a snapshot of all neighboring wireless router as well as access points within the range of your extender. In order to use the site survey webpage:
- Power on your computer or laptop accurately.
- Open a web browser and go to Linksys extender.linksys.com
- Click on the site survey page.
- You will be accompanied by various options like Select, GHz, SSID and Signal Strength.
Now, you know what site survey is all about. In order to configure the Linksys wireless extender with gateway using site survey, ensure to get the correct network password or passphrase. These credentials will help you properly set up your wireless extender. For this, you need to check the wireless settings of your gateway.
To get to know the wireless settings of the existing router, access the default web-based Linksys extender router login page and select the manual option to view the settings and make changes if required. In case you are using any security method like WEP, WPA or WPA2, note down the passphrase of them as well.
If you are experiencing any sort of issue while checking the wireless settings of your device, just give us a phone call at our toll-free number 1-844-726-2726. Our technicians will proffer you relevant and permanent solutions to all your queries.
Important Note: There may be some areas in which the internet connection type may not make it possible for the Linksys extender to be added to your current network. It happens because of some problems in synchronizing the settings of the WiFi-compatible devices. However, you can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to confirm the connection type.
Without taking your more time, let’s have a look at how to configure the Linksys range extender with gateway using site survey. Read on.
Fit the WiFi extender into an electrical plug and let the LED light become visible. Make sure that the proper power is being supplied to the range extender.
By using a wireless PC, click on the network icon on your system tray. Doing so will display a list of available WiFi networks within the range of your computer. Select a fast network to connect to.
Now, click on the Linksys extender network and wait while your PC is endeavoring to interface with it.
A pop-up message will show up. All you have to do is simply click on ok button.
As soon as the PC is connected to the WiFi network, an exclamation mark will be shown on the network icon on system tray. If it happens, it means that the PC is connected to a WiFi network but there is no internet connection.
Thereafter, check that the PC is associated with a suitable WiFi network or not.
Pull up an internet browser and write extender.linksys.com in the address bar with the help of a physical keyboard or on-screen keyboard.
Once the online Linksys extender login page shows up, type the user ID and password. After that, a rundown of wireless networks distinguished by the range extender will be shown under the site survey sub-tab. Choose the name of your current network and click on connect.
A window will at that point ask you for the passphrase. Type the password and save the settings.
A new window will appear telling you that the settings are successfully saved.
Kudos! Your Linksys range extender is successfully configured with your gateway. You can now get started with connecting wireless PCs and devices to the network via extender.linksys and enjoy fast internet speed. For further queries, ask our experts by giving a call at the number mentioned above.