The WiFi signals are radio waves which refracted from any wall, roof or substance which tends to a weak WiFi signal. By placing your router at the right place, you can get rid of issues of dead zones. If you are facing this issue, then you should know how Linksys range extender setup can be done. Linksys is one of the leading brands in the manufacturing of high-tech Wireless extenders like AC12000, RE6500HG, and RE6500 etc. These extenders can help you to enhance the existing wireless signal generated from your Linksys router.
How does it work? | Linksys range extender setup
All the extenders by Linksys work on same technology to boost the existing Linksys Router signal to cover the network in all the dead zones. The enhanced wireless signal is repeated in these devices that’s why they are known as range extenders which work as a bridge which can replicate the weak wifi signal in the amplified signal.
The configuration of Linksys extender:
All the extenders have LEDs on them and give you all the signals of Power and wifi setup. While Linksys range extender setup is completed, all the lights of your extender will be ON. The solid white color of LED means you can use your device now but if there is any problem occurs then it will start blinking. The extenders like Linksys RE 6500 has a wifi protected switch as well as an ethernet port by which you can connect your wireless device with your network.
Installation of Linksys Range Extender using wifi:
You can do the Linksys range extender setup by using a wifi network and with this, you do the setup of the extender very easily as you only need to connect your extender to your wifi network. You can connect as many wireless devices with your network as well.
- Click on wifi protected setup button once you open the wireless setup page
- Wait for the pop-up after pressing the click button
- Hold the wifi protected set up button of your router
- LED of your extender will become solid once the connectivity is done
However, you need to press the WPS button twice if you have a dual-band router to connect with dual bandwidths.
How to connect with the range extender’s PIN?
Your all type of Linksys range extenders can be connected with setup PIN which is placed on the label of your extender. It will only work if your router consists with wifi protected setup menu. And to connect with this PIN, you need to enter the PIN in the given field on the setup page of router’s wifi. Once you enter the PIN on the page, click on OK option given on the screen.
If you want to set up your extender through the setup page online then you can follow the below steps:
- Plug-in your extender in the power plug
- Now connect your extender with your laptop with the help of ethernet cable
- On the setup page, enter 192.168.1240 in the address bar of your web browser
- Log in with your SSID and name of your extender
- Once you enter your login details, click on the save button and start using your network