Reset a WiFi Range Extender

Steps to Reset a WiFi Range Extender

WiFi range extenders are used to expand the range and reach of existing WiFi signals coming out of your main WiFi router.

If you found that your wireless range extender isn't working properly, then you can reset it back to its factory default values. Well, a question might strike in your mind, i.e. How to reset WiFi Range extender? And the answer to your question is, resetting of your WiFi Range device back to its default factory values isn't a difficult task. The reset process can easily be completed within a few seconds.

Different Ways to Reset Extender

There are two ways to reset extender: first is the soft reset and second is the hard reset.

Soft Reset

  • Switch on your PC or laptop.

  • Pull up a web browser to access extender.linksys web-based setup page of your extender.

  • Type extender.linksys.com into the URL bar of your web browser and press Enter on your keyboard.

  • Type in default login credentials on the displayed WiFi Range extender router login page.

  • Proceed towards the ‘Administration field' to reset your WiFi extender.

  • Click on factory default reset button.

Congrats! You have successfully reset your device using the soft reset process. For any assistance related to the soft reset process, get in touch with our experts.

Hard Reset

  • Shut down the connected device (computer or laptop) with the range extender.

  • Also, disconnect all the connections from your WiFi range extender.

  • After a few minutes, connect a power cable and let your WiFi Range device boot up properly.

  • Once your device boots up properly, simply insert a pin or paper clip in the reset hole of your WiFi Range extender.

If you are still facing errors in resetting your device or in accessing Linksys extender setup page, then make sure of the following things:

  • Do not use older firmware version on your main WiFi router.

  • Your router shouldn't be placed at back, inside or beneath of anything.

  • The router and the range extender shouldn't be placed near those devices that carry the same frequency as your extender such as microwave, treadmill, Bluetooth speakers/ devices, concrete walls, etc.

  • Do not use an overloaded and outdated web browser to access the web-based setup page of your WiFi extender.

  • Connect with the extender network i.e. linksys extender setup-xxx.

So, these were the two handy ways to reset your WiFi range extender. We hope that these methods work for you and if they don't, then feel free to contact us anytime.



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