WiFi Range Extender

Resetting A WiFi Range Extender Back To Factory Settings

A WiFi range extender can be very useful in boosting your existing WiFi signal throughout your building, home or apartment. But sometimes, the extender suddenly stops working. Well, in such a case, you extender needs a reset. All you need to do is simply perform the WiFi Range extender reset process and being your device back to the working condition.

Here, you will learn how to reset WiFi extender to the default factory settings. Let's get started.

Soft Reset

  • Turn on your computer or laptop.
  • Open up a web browser on it.
  • Type extender.linksys into the address bar field and access the smart WiFi setup page of your range extender.
  • Enter the username and password.
  • Click on the Log In button.
  • Once logged in, click on administration factory defaults.

Your extender resets using the soft reset process.

Note: If you want to access the web-based setup page to reset your WiFi Range device, you will have to connect your existing router to the extender with the help of an Ethernet cable.

Hard Reset

  • Turn off your PC/computer or laptop.
  • Disconnect all the devices that are connected with your range extender.
  • Make sure that your WiFi Range extender is properly plugged in a wall socket.
  • Ensure that your WiFi Range device is plugged in the same room as of your WiFi router.
  • Take a paper clip or pin.
  • Insert it into the reset hole of your range extender.
  • After that, push the reset button on your router as well.

Your WiFi Range extender has successfully reset using the hard reset process.

If you still have questions on how to reset WiFi Range extender, feel free to reach out to our technicians.

Once the reset process of your WiFi Range device is successfully completed, please try setting it up again.

For the WiFi range extender setup process, ensure to have the WiFi name (SSID), security settings, password (passphrase or passcode), and broadcast channel handy with you. You can easily get this information from your wireless router settings or from a device like a computer, laptop or smartphone you used already to connect to your router. In case you're not sure how, then contact your internet service provider (ISP) now or check your router's manual.

After that, plug your extender into a wall socket and wait for its LED lights to light up. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your computer or laptop and another to the router to connect the two devices with each other physically and properly.

As a matter of fact, some range extenders will allow you to connect to an extender-specific WiFi network for this installation and configuration step if you don't have an Ethernet cable handy with you. Now, open an internet browser on your computer or laptop and navigate to the default web address of your extender.

If you're prompted for the login credentials (username and password), fill in them. After that, type in your wireless network information on the extender setup page and click on Save.

Once your WiFi range extender is set up successfully, you should be able to connect to it or your main WiFi router to access your home network and the internet easily without any issue. Once you are connected to the range extender, you can navigate to extender.linksys web address in your web browser to access the WiFi Range extender login page in the future.

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