Fix: Can’t Stream Videos Using Linksys RE6500 Extender

After a long time, when I finally spared time for me to sit back and relax and streamed my favorite videos on Amazon or Netflix, what I saw on my device – the buffering icon spinning. Ah! That was so annoying! I disconnected my router and connected it back again, but nothing worked. My laptop is working fine, except the internet. To fix this, I switched to Linksys RE6500 extender. Thanks to the device. But after some time, my Linksys device ditched me. It stopped working and I was unable to stream the latest web series on my favorite channel.

What do I suppose to do? How can I make my Linksys extender up and running?

If such questions look similar as of yours, then this post can be your answer. Follow the troubleshooting tips given here for you and get the most out of your Linksys extender. Let’s get the ball rolling!

Troubleshoot Linksys RE6500 Extender not Working Issues

Linksys extender users often experience that their device is not working as per their expectations. If your RE6500 is also annoying you, here’s what to do.

Restart Your Linksys Extender

Most of the times, a simple restart can fix many WiFi-related issues. Simply unplug your Linksys extender, wait for some time, and power it up again.

Update Linksys Extender Firmware

If you haven’t updated RE6500 firmware yet, it is quite obvious to face internet-connectivity issues. To prevent the issue, update your device’s firmware. To do so:

  • Connect your Linksys extender to the router.
  • Open a web browser on a PC or laptop.
  • Access the RE6500 login page via extender linksys com.
  • Locate the Firmware Upgrade option. Once found, click on it.
  • Click on Start Upgrade and the process will be shown on the displayed page.

Note: Do not interrupt the Linksys extender firmware update process.

Contact your ISP

Chances are you might be experiencing buffering issues from your ISP. Possibilities are that there are a few technical issues from your ISP end. So, what you have to do is to contact your service provider and know if everything is fine from his side. If your ISP is not the culprit, ask him to upgrade your internet plan.

Clear Cache from your Internet Browser

Whether you are streaming online videos or accessing the Linksys RE6500 setup page, if you have number of junk files stored in your internet browser, chances of buffering can be high. To prevent this, clear all the junk from your internet browser, restart your device, and launch Amazon or Netflix from another web browser.

Connect to your WiFi Network

To avoid buffering issue, ensure that you are connected to Linksys extender setup – xxx. Besides, to keep freeloaders away from your extender’s WiFi network, change your RE6500 SSID.

You can hide your extender’s SSID to keep anonymous person away from leeching your bandwidth. The lesser traffic you have on your WiFi network, the more you get the blazing-fast WiFi speed.

Perform a Reset

If still your Linksys extender is not letting you stream your favorite videos, performing a factory reset would be the last and best option for you. The process will solve the buffering issue efficiently. But, all the customized settings will be wiped out that you have made during Linksys extender setup. The factory reset process will take your extender back to the default state. In order to make your device up and running after the reset process:

  • Take the backup of the extender’s settings.
  • Configure it again.

We hope that the Linksys extender troubleshooting tips listed in this post work for you and you experience “no buffering” issue? Share your thoughts and feedback with us. Also, let us know via comments which method fixed the issue for you.

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