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How do I change Width, Security Mode, and SSID Broadcast settings on my Linksys extender?

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Having issue to change Broadcast settings on Linksys range extender? Don’t worry; we are here to help you with the best solution and the easiest way to solve this issue. The Extended Wireless Settings of the Linksys range extender is wireless link between the range extender and the wireless clients. Also, it has choices that enable you to configure the wireless settings for your extended network. Must read the full article very carefully and follow these steps to solve this issue.

Steps to Change setting

  1. Follow these beneath steps carefully:
  2. Firstly you need to launch any web browser from your device to log in to the web-based setup page of your range extender.

Note:  Here we have two methods to log in:

  • First is type the link in the address bar “” and click Enter.
  • Second you can enter the IP address of the range extender.​

CAUTION: In case your range extender is not configured yet, and then its default IP address will be But, in case your range extender is configured already. Then you need to check the IP address in your router’s DHCP Client table.  

How do I change Width, Security Mode, and SSID Broadcast settings on my Linksys extender
change Broadcast settings on Linksys extender
  • Here you need to enter the username and password, Password as “admin” and username will be left black. Click OK.

    Then click on Basic Settings.
  • After that find the Extended Wireless Settings of band that you wish to change. Disable the setting router as same.

    NOTE:  This is for 2.4 Ghz band.

    Here you need to enter the username and password as you want to wish.
  • Now if you want to change the Extended Wireless Advanced Settings like the Channel Width, Security Mode, and SSID Broadcast settings, you can do these in this field.
  • Lastly click Enabled on SSID Broadcast.

NOTE:  In case this option is on Auto, then extender will follow the settings of main router or access point.

  • Finally save these settings by clicking on Save.

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