Unable to pair up with the Linksys Extender is the most irritating concern that we all have, isn’t it? Most of the time it is the error message – “you are not connected to the Linksys extender” that often appears on the screen during the extender.linksys.com setup.
In case, you are encountering the same issue, then you have reached the right place. In this post, we will take you from few easy steps to connect extender Linksys without any trouble and intricacy.
First of all, make a Solid Connection between Your Computer and the Range Extender
Proceeding to access the Linksys Extender Setup page, make sure that your device is properly connected with the computer. Have a look below onto the complete steps to connect your computer and the Linksys range extender.
- Power on your computer and the Linksys range extender.
- To connect Extender Linksys, you can either use an Ethernet cable or wireless connection.
- On computer, go to the network icon (for wireless connection).
- Consider selecting a wireless connection and after that hit ‘Connect’.
- You can easily build a safe and secure wireless connection between computer system and the Linksys device.
- Alternatively, use an Ethernet cable in case you want a wired connection.
- Here, you have to connect one part of the cable to computer and another to range extender.
Important Note: Make sure that the Wi-Fi connectivity for computer is properly disabled.
After that, enter extender.linksys in the address bar by opening a web browser. With the help of this page, you can change the settings of an already installed range extender and set up a new one as well.
Now, Let Us Discuss the Reason behind Why You Cannot Connect To Linksys Extender
The main reason why you are unable to connect Linksys Extender is:
Position of Linksys Range Extender
Optimal location would be the best to place your Linksys range extender. Also, remember that during the process of your Linksys range extender, the place you are choosing to spot your device supposed to be neat, clean, and dry. The Linksys device can be placed nearby a wall socket but not near to doors, walls, and windows. But, this placement of Linksys device is just temporary. You can freely move your range extender to its intended location after a successful installation.
Once successfully done with the setup process, try to access http://extender.linksys.com.
Search for Interference Creating Objects
There might be some objects in your home or office which interfere a lot in the field of Wi-Fi signals. Such obstructions or objects include walls, doors, floors, windows, etc. It also includes electronic objects like microwave, mixer grinder, radio, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. Similarly, metal appliances would also the big reason that can mess with your extender’s Wi-Fi signals.
Important Note: Mirrors, fish tanks, etc. can also harm the signal strength. To fix Wi-Fi connectivity issues, place your range extender away from such obstructions.
Intermittent Network Connection
Plug your range extender out of the electric wall socket. After two minutes plug it back in. This process of unplugging and plugging back your Linksys device is known as ‘rebooting’. But, here you have to wait for five minutes until and unless your extender is properly rebooted. There are also chances that you might be connected to third-party Wi-Fi network. To verify this, visit network icon situated nearby taskbar. After that, look for the extender’s network and hit ‘connect’.
Wi-Fi Coverage is Improper
Improper Wi-Fi coverage would be another reason that causes Linksys Extender Login issue. Changing the position of antennas would be the permanent solution to this problem.
“Important Tip: The position of antennas supposed to be up-right (straight-vertical) position.”
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