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How to setup Linksys Extender as an ACCESS POINT?

How to setup Linksys Extender as an ACCESS POINT?
April 18, 2019 3 Comments Linksys.Extender.Setup Troubleshooting Salina Smith

Today in this article we will learn a simple method for setting up Extender as Access Point and will answer the question “How to Setup the Linksys Extender as Access Point“.
Firstly, for the people who are not familiar with what Access Point is, a quick intro-

Access Point is a way of setting up your Linksys Extender as an Access point or router which means we can Setup multiple Range Extenders on this one or can connect multiple devices to this unit.

Extender setup as access point
Linksys extender Setup as Access Point

So, the steps are-

1) Firstly, ensure that on the Range Extender, the slider button is not on the side marked as
EXTENDER and towards the side marked as the ACCESS POINT.
2) For example, to set it up as an ACCESS POINT it is mandatory to be towards access points side.

3) Now hard wire your Linksys Range Extender directly to your router’s LAN port.

4) Here in this step, you will just have to login into your extenders default setup page.

Linksys Extender Setup as Access Point
Linksys Extender Setup Access Point

5) Moreover, you can do that by directly typing the “default IP address” of your Linksys Extender into the Address bar of your browser from your PC, laptop or cell phone, etc.

6) Once you are in the smart setup wizard, It will ask for your permission, “How you want to Setup this extender” “as a range extender” or as an “Access point“.

7) Hit on Access Point option.

8) It will ask you to punch-in your Main Router’s password. Once you type that hit NEXT.

9) It takes hardly 60 seconds after that it will secure connection with your router and you will see solid green light on the Extender.

10) Lastly, Your Linksys Range Extender is Setup as an ACCESS POINT.

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  1. 1


    I just bought the RE6500 HG range extender. Other articles online state that this device cannot be used as a wired range extender (i.e. connected to my router via ethernet); however, the setup gives me the impression that it can. Can you please confirm. I would rather not return the device as my connection speed via wireless is very poor.

    Thank you

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      The answer is that it requires a firmware update to at least v1.0.07.009 or higher. Once that is done you have access to setting it as an access point/wired range extender.

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    acha lee

    it’s work after i update new firmware. Thanks it’s really helpful…


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