Linksys Extender Setup with Existing Router
As Linksys extender are universally compatible so they can be set up with any router even with the existing router at home. To set up an extender with an existing router, nothing extra is needed, the setup process is almost the same let’s discuss it in detail.
Linksys Extender Setup – WPS Way
To begin first ensure the router has internet and working wifi. To make sure, connect any device to the router wifi and surf the internet, if it goes then it’s working. Now when you sure the router has working internet and wifi look for the WPS button on the router. This button can be found on the rear side or at front of the router.
Plugin the extender near the router and wait till it boots up. Now press the WPS button on the router and then on the extender, a WPS light on the router and extender will start blinking and soon will turn in solid light signifies a successful connection.
It could be a chance that the router is missing on the WPS button, in such case WPS can be enabled from the router page, to do so open the router page and look for WPS settings, enable WPS from there and press the WPS button on the extender to complete the setup process.
Linksys Extender Setup – Manual Way
Linksys extender setup can be done in another way as well known as a manual method, to set up extender with the existing router you need to have the router wifi name and password to connect to it. If you have this information Linksys extender setup can be done easily.
192.168.1.1 is the default IP of the extender and extender.linksys.com is used to set up the extender using a manual way. To start turn on the extender and make a connection with the computer either connect it hardwired with the computer or connect it using its wifi. The default wifi name for the extender is “Linksys Extender Setup”. Look for this name in the wifi list and connect to it to establish the wifi connection with the extender.
Once the connection is made open a browser and website extender.linkys.com or alternatively, 192.168.1.1 can also be used. This website or IP will take to the Linksys extender setup page along with user-friendly setup instructions. Follow the instruction to complete the setup part, select the name of the wifi to the extender, authenticate it with its password, choose the extender wifi name and its password, and set the extender login password. After this, all extenders will be set up and ready to use.
Extender now will accept the signals of your existing router wifi and extend them to the various dead zones of the home. Extender network will appear as your router name and suffix _ext. _Ext will help you identify the extender wifi name. If your extender is dual-band so as your router then it may show 2 wifi networks one for 2Ghz and another one is for 5Ghz.
This is how you can set up an extender with your existing router wifi. It’s simple and handy. Still, if you face any trouble don’t hesitate to reach our support executives.