How to update firmware of Linksys Range Extender

Keeping the latest firmware in your Linksys Wifi Range Extenders is highly recommended, to get faster wifi speed and better Network Protection. To update Linksys Range Extender’s firmware, follow the given steps:-

1) open any browser on your cell phone or laptop and login into your Linksys range extender setup page. (link for how to login into range extender)

2) Once you are on your Wifi range extender setup page , it will prompt you for password. If you have changed the password put the custom password.
note :- default password is “admin” and click on login .

3)Under Administration tab click on Firmware Upgrade.

4) Range Extender’s firmware can be updated in two ways-

* click on option which says CHECK FOR FIRMWARE, and click on UPDATE in case your firmware isn’t already the latest one.

* we can update range extenders firmware manually by selecting the firmware file we earlier downloaded and uploading it with the upload option.
Note:- You will have to download firmware file from Linksys Range Extender’s support page.

How to setup Linksys Wifi Range Extender as ACCESS POINT?

Hello, today in this article we will learn a simple method of “How to setup the Wifi Range Extender on access point”.
First, for the audience who don’t know what access point is, a quick intro- It is a method in which your WiFi Range Extender is setup as a router which means we can setup multiple Range Extenders on this one.
So, the steps are-
1) Checking the slider button on the Wifi Range Extender itself, whether it is on side marked as
EXTENDER or is towards the side marked as the ACCESS POINT.
2) To set it up as a ACCESS POINT it is mandatory to be towards access points side.
3) Now hardwire your Wifi Range Extender directly to your router’s LAN port.
4) Now half of the job is already done, now you just have to login into your extenders default setup page.
5) You can do that by directly typing the “default IP address” of your Wifi Range Extender into Address bar of your browser from your PC,laptop or cell phone etc.
6) Now you just have to follow the on screen instructions and your extender will be set up as ACCESS POINT.

How many Linksys Extenders can be setup on single Network/Router?

There is no limit on the number of Linksys extenders that can be setup on single Network.
But there are some precautions that you need to take care of while setting up multiple WiFi Range extenders. The reason for precaution is IP confliction, for instance if you setup 5 Linksys Extenders on single network with same SSID it will surely cause IP confliction. Which in its extreme stage results in DNS issues. So to avoid that follow these manual steps or get TECH HELP on.

1) Firstly Configure the first Linksys Range Extender and make sure all the other Range Extenders are not plugged in at that moment.
Note :- (Paste Link for how to set up extender )
2) Once the first Range Extender is configured properly unplug it and plug in the second one, now complete the setup process for this one too and once it is configured too unplug this one also and repeat the process untill every Linksys Range Extender is setup.
Note:- the trick to be remembered is that we have to name each Range Extender with different SSID to avoid IP conflictions. You will get the option to name them during installation process.
3) Once all are configured you can place them anywhere you want.

How to look for Linksys Range Extenders IP address once it is setup

There are Multiple brands of WiFi Range Extenders available in the market now a days. All of them are giving best wifi boosting experience. Now sometimes we want to change the SSID or Security Key on these extenders. For that we need to login into Extender’s setup page.

First Method-

  • downloading the apps of Range extender through playstore or appstore and login directly through app.
  • Once you install these apps under settings it will show you connected devices.
  • From there copy the IP address of your Range Extender and open it into your browser, type it directly in the address
  • Your extender page will pop up now.
  • Now go to settings and and there you can change SSID or password for your Linksys Range Extender.

Second method-

  • Login into your router and check for the connected devices under WiFi connection tab.
  • There you will find your extender’s IP address coming up along with its model name or number.
  • Open that IP address in your browser in address bar and you will be directed to your extender’s setup home page.
  • Now go to settings and there you can change SSID or Security Key for your WiFi Range Extender.

How to Setup old Linksys WiFi Range Extender on new router

Firstly if someone guides you that you will have to change Linksys Range Extender too then thats not true. It is super easy to get the extender going again. Follow the steps below or contact our technician to guide you step by step on our Toll free .
1) First step requires you to reset the Wifi Range Extender.
NOTE :- (paste the link here for ho to reset the extender)
2) After resetting the Range Extender follow the steps to re-configure it back again on new router.
NOTE:- (paste the link for setting up extender)

How to reset Linksys Extender?

1) Plug in the Linksys Range Extender in a wall outlet and wait for around 60 seconds.
3) Now put the paper clip inside the factory reset hole of the WiFi Range Extender for around 20 seconds while it is still plugged in the wall.
4) Take the pin out and wait for light to turn amber.
5) Now, if you see your WiFi Range Extender, showing up in your network list by default name then that means you are good to go.
5) Now set up the Linksys WiFi Range Extender using these methods ( Click here to Setup )


My Router (Cisco, Linksys, Netgear, Spectrum, Tp-Link, Frontier, Amped, etc.) don’t have WPS button? || how to setup extender without CD ||

In case your Router doesn’t support WPS option, give us a call on our Toll-free or follow these manual steps.
1) Login into your Router account using the Routers IP address, it is written on the back of your Linksys Router.
2) To login into the Linksys Router or other Routers, it will ask you for username and password, default username will be admin and password will be word password itself.
3) Once you successfully login into the Router, look for the tab which says wireless connection.
4) In a wireless connection option, you will find a WPS option having a symbol of upward and downward arrow keys.
5)Click on that option and you will notice WPS light on Router blinking.
6) Now you just have to push WPS on the extender, and within a few seconds, you will get high speed configured Linksys extender.

How to remove/forget wifi connections while doing Linksys Extender setup

Here is the complete step by step instruction which you may face while you setup your Linksys WiFi Range Extender. To delete a wireless network profile in Windows 10:

Click the Network icon on the lower right corner of your screen.
Click Network settings.
Click Manage Wi-Fi settings.
Under Manage known networks, click the network you want to delete.
Click Forget. The wireless network profile is deleted

Linksys Extender setup help. if you unable to connect  your Linksys wifi Network with Computer, go through  with this step it will help you

Linksys Extender not showing up in your network

There can be many reasons why extender is not showing up. For instance,
a) Extender plugged in far away from the router.
b) Your device (mobile, laptop, tv, camera, etc) which you are trying to connect is far from the extender.
c) Walls, obstacles blocking away the signal.
d) Extender setup with the same SSID as your router Click Here to check Router Setup Page.
follow the following steps to overcome the trouble.
i) Unplugged the extender and bring it closer to the router.
ii) If still, the extender is not showing up in the wifi list shut down your devices and turn them back again.
iii) Try removing/forgetting the known wifi connections.
iv) If you have to cover long distances you should opt for hardwire option, you won’t lose any data speed plus you
will be able to cover more distance.
v) In this case you will have to login into your extender and then change the SSID from theirs.
Note:- don’t change SSID on router otherwise your every device will get disconnected from the router.


Linksys RE6700 AC1200 AMPLIFY Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender

FWith the AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6700), you can easily expand the range of your existing wireless router. Simply plug the device into a standard wall outlet where you need stronger Internet connectivity–say, an upstairs bedroom or office or another remote area of your home. The RE6700 repeats the signal from the router and redistributes it to reduce wireless dead spots.

Like everyone else, I burned around 20 minutes trying to follow the installation instructions and gave up. Contrary to the installation instructions, I never could get the extender to work with the WPS button. After reading some of the comments I was able to get my extender installed in a couple of minutes. This is how I installed my AC1900 Range Extender to my Linksys 1900AC router:

1) Plug the extender to an outlet CLOSE to the modem/router (Once you set it up it remembers your network so you can unplug it and move it to the best range extending location later).

2) Once it’s plugged in, you have to wait for the flashing light on the front to change color and flash orange!

3) Now that you have an orange blinking light, get on your computer and go to your wireless network settings and look for, and connect to, the Linksys Extender Setup signal. After your computer connects to the Linksys extender..

4) Open a web browser.

5) type in the address bar.

6) Now you’re in the extender setup application. Just follow the instructions provided. The Linksys extender will find the available networks to join. Select to join your network from the list of available networks put in your password and you’re pretty much good to go. Once the LinksysAC1900+ Wi-Fi extender joins your network the software will tell you the installation is complete and the light on the front of the unit will turn to solid green.

7) Now you can unplug the extender and move it around your house till you find the optimum placement. Just plug the extender into a wall outlet and the extender now will automatically log onto your network. Now you’re ready to log onto it. Once up and running I really love the extender. The set up application worked really well for me too. Unfortunately the documentation reads like stereo instructions and if you try to follow them, you’ll only get disappointed.

This is a really useful piece of hardware and once you understand what you have to do, installing this extender is really quick and easy! Too bad the documentation isn’t as good as the hardware! Only three stars and I think that’s being generous.