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Fix: Common Issues With Linksys Wifi Extender Setup by jasonmiller: 10:44am On Dec 24, 2019
Linksys RE6500 WiFi range extender is one of the best networking devices in today's modern era of technology to extend the reach of the existing WiFi signals in every corner of your house. Linksys extender repeats the WiFi signals coming out from your main router and provides the uninterrupted internet connectivity in poor connectivity areas.

But sometimes, users face various issues during Linksys WiFi extender setup. These issues can be really frustrating and very hard to understand. If you are facing the same issue, then don't worry. We have a solution to fix the issue instantly. In this article, we will discuss some common issues with Linksys extender setup. Let us take the plunge.

Unable to connect to extender Linksys

Improper placement of your extender Linksys can be the root cause of the issue. Not only your Linksys extender but also the placement of your main router you use for the Linksys range extender setup process can also result in the internet connectivity problem.

The only solution to fix the issue is to place your main router and your Linksys extender in reach of each other. Also, avoid placing your devices near to thick walls, metal appliances, and electronic gadgets.

The position of your Linksys extender and your router should be at the top of the bookshelf. Choose a neat, clean, dry and open area to spot your devices.

Thus, in this way, you can resolve the issue without any hassle. If you still need any help, get in touch with our expert technicians.

Can't Log in to Linksys WiFi range extender

During Linksys WiFi extender setup, there is no need to access the default web address i.e. extender.linksys.com. Well, this web-based setup page allows you to configure your extender Linksys with great ease. Whenever a user tries to access the Linksys extender's web-based setup page, they get stuck with an error message. It usually happens when there is no internet connection between your Linksys range extender and your WiFi router.

To troubleshoot the issue:

1. Make sure that you have entered the URL correctly in the browser's address bar instead of the search bar.
2. Ensure that your router is connected properly to the Linksys extender via Ethernet cable.
3. Also, make sure that the power LED on your router and the range extender is stable.
4. Use up-to-date version of web browser.
5. Update the latest firmware on your Linksys range extender.

Discontinuous internet connection problem

Another major issue during extender Linksys setup is discontinuous internet connection. Well, there are various reasons why your WiFi connection is dropping again and again. Most of them are MTU size, outdated version of firmware, low signal quality from your main router and interference from other networking devices.

The only solution to fix discontinuous WiFi connection issue with your Linksys range extender is to reset it back to factory default settings. Linksys extender reset process will delete all the personalized settings made by you.

Here's how to reset Linksys WiFi range extender:
1. Power on your Linksys extender. Make sure that it is disconnected from the other connected devices.
2. Grab any thin object and insert it into your Linksys extender reset hole.
3. Press and hold the reset hole and release it after that.
4. Your Liksys extender reset successfully.

Thus, by following the above-mentioned ways, you can easily fix common issues with Linksys WiFi extender. If you still have queries, reach out to us anytime.

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