Unable to Install Linksys Range extender?

Installing a Linksys Range Extender is an easy job to do. If you are one of those who are surfing the internet to find a way to set up a Linksys Range Extender, then this article is for you. Extenders used to fill the dead spots (places where your wifi can’t deliver live networks) in your house or workplace.

If your wifi can’t cover every spot in your house, use a wifi extender and place it halfway to your existing router and enjoy the extended networks. You can set a Linksys extender setup with the help of this article.  

Further in this article, we will tell you about the two processes through which you can set your Linksys range extender as per your desired way. 

Two different Process for Linksys Extender Setup

  1. Linksys extender manual setup process
  2. Linksys extend WPS setup process

Here are some requirements you need to meet before the setup process.

  1. Take a note of your admin credentials like username and password.
  2. Keep an ethernet cable but make sure the cord is not damaged. 
  3. Keep your extender in the same room as your existing router, during the installation process. 
  4. Make sure that your wifi is providing live internet connections.
  5. Ensure that your web portals are updated.  

Linksys extender manual setup process

  1. Take your new Linksys extender and plug it in the electrical switch near to your router.
  2. Turn your extender on by pressing the on/off button that is placed on your extender. 
  3. Wait till the LED lights get stable. 
  4. Once your LED indicators turn orange, take an ethernet cable and connect it to your extender and router LAN point. 
  5. Now take your wifi-enabled PC and launch any web browser and search for the extender.linksys.com in the address bar.
  6. You are on a Linksys extender setup login page.
  7. Enter your admin credentials and hit the login button.
  8. Now select the wireless band you want to use.
  9. Choose between 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
  10. Now your screen will show you all the available networks in your area.
  11. Select your new network and connect to it. 
  12. Once done, change the location of your extender to your desired location.
  13. Now take any of your smart devices and try to connect it with your new network.
  14. If combined, you are all done. Surf the internet as per your need.

Linksys extender WPS Setup process

  1. Plug your extender in any electrical outlet.
  2. Wait till the LED indicators get stable and turn to amber red.
  3. Now look for the WPS button on your extender.
  4. Press and hold the WPS button for 10 seconds then release it. 
  5. Now repeat the same process with your existing router. Look for the WPS button, press and keep it for a couple of seconds, then release it.
  6. Now take your wifi-enabled pc and launch any web browser.
  7. Make sure that the browser you are using should be of an updated version, for the trouble-free installation process. 
  8. Search for the extender.linksys.com in the address bar of your web browser.
  9. You will get redirected to the Linksys extender login page.
  10. Enter your admin credentials and hit the login button. 
  11. Now your screen is filled with all the networks available in your area. 
  12. Select your network name and get connected to it. 
  13. Once done, change the location of your Linksys extender as per your choice. 
  14. Now try to connect other devices with your new network. 
  15. If joined, congratulations, you are all set to surf the internet at every footstep of your house or workplace. 


After applying all the steps mentioned earlier, if you are still stuck in any stage, let us know by commenting below in the comment section. 

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