WiFi Range extender

A Quick Guide to Fix WiFi Range extender Common Problems

WiFi Range extenders are one of the best networking extenders out there. In addition, it provides users with a gamut of useful features like high security, uninterrupted media connectivity, WPS, gaming, and a lot more. Talking about its performance, it works in every environment flawlessly. As soon as you set up your WiFi range extender, you can access the internet securely all over the house without any issue.

Like any other electronic device, a smart WiFi Range extender may put you into various annoying and disappointing issues like setup and installation problems or stopped working suddenly. Conversely, some users come across password and its security issues as well. Here, in this post, we are going to discuss all the brain-teaser issues linked with WiFi Range extender along with a definite solution. Scroll down to read more.

Problems Related to Cable Connection

Today, many users don't know how to connect to a WiFi Range extender. Due to this, they connect the Ethernet cables wrongly. Well, an incorrect cable connection can result in lots of issues and even cause damage to the hardware too. So we advise you to consult the extender's manual given with the device prior to establishing a cable connection.

ISP Problems

To resolve this issue, check the internet on your main modem first. You can do so easily by making sure that there is a solid green DSL (Digital subscriber line) light on your modem. Also, you can connect the modem directly to the PC or laptop to check the status of your internet connection. Once done, try accessing WiFi Range extender login web page. For this, you have to keep your WiFi Range extender closer to the existing modem and after that, connect your extender to the router with the help of an Ethernet cable.

If the above-mentioned page doesn't open, then we request you to contact us.

Extender Failed to Identify the Device

The easiest solution to this problem is power cycling of your WiFi extender. It often happens that your WiFi Range extender has stopped working suddenly because of power outage. As soon as the power restores successfully, all the devices (wired and wireless) wake up at a time and cause internet connection issues.

In this scenario, power cycling your modem, WiFi Range extender, as well as computer one by one, can resolve many issues. Those users who don't know what a power cycling is, it is the process of turning off all the wired and wireless devices and then turning them on again one by one.

After turning on your WiFi Range extender and the modem, you have to wait for a couple of minutes and check whether the issue is fixed or not.

Fail to Update extender Firmware

So, are you unable to complete the update process on your smart wireless? Worry not! We have a definite solution to your query.

Firstly, go to the extender panel by entering extender.linksys.com in the address bar field of an internet browser. After that, input the username and password (default) to access the login page of your device. It will redirect you to the settings panel automatically.

Once done, click on the admin tab and go to firmware upgrade. Check the firmware version and ensure that your extender is running the latest and updated version of firmware.

IP Conflicts Problems

Most of the users report that their smart WiFi extender is not working properly because of the IP conflict issue. It is possible and true that IP confliction results in major problems linked with the extender.

Each extender comes with a C class IP address by default. So, if you are planning to set up WiFi Range extender in the network where the IP address of your existing modem belongs to the same class IP of WiFi Range extender, then it can be a big reason that your WiFi Range device has stopped working suddenly.

To resolve this issue, you are supposed to change the WiFi Range extender's IP address as modem IP address cannot be changed. Once the IP address of your device has been changed, don't forget to reboot your WiFi extender.

As soon as your device is rebooted successfully, you can easily access extender.linksys.com.

Choose a Perfect Spot to Place your Device

One of the main reasons for slow and sluggish internet connection is the placement of your device. To fix problems related to internet, place your WiFi Range extender away from obstructions that carry the same frequency and create loads of interference.

Such devices are cordless phones, Bluetooth speakers, microwaves, treadmills, refrigerators, baby monitors, automatic garage openers, metal appliances, concrete walls, electronic gadgets, fish tanks, dishwashers, toys that run on batteries, doors, windows, etc.

So now you can identify the reason for WiFi extender issues and to fix them easily by yourself. If you have any queries, feel free to reach us anytime.

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