Linksys Extender Setup - How can I set up my Linksys extender and remove Wi-Fi connectivity issue?

Linksys is one of the most preferred American brands that design and manufacture data networking hardware products. One of the best products that are manufactured by Linksys is Wi-Fi range extenders. The feature-rich Linksys extenders are not only easy to set up, but they are also equally easy to use and maintain. You can perform the Linksys extender setup by following the steps we will mention in this write-up. Along with this, we will also provide some essential details about Linksys extender. Thus, if you want to set up your Linksys extender in a hassle-free manner, make sure you follow the guidelines we are going to provide in this write-up.

How to set up Linksys Extender through the WPS button:

The two methods through which you can set up your Linksys extender are the Manual and WPS method. In this section, we're going to mention the stepwise procedure to set up Linksys extender through the WPS method. Therefore, follow the steps given below.

Note: To perform the Linksys extender setup through the WPS method, you can either access the web-based setup page or press the WPS button given on the extender. Moreover, the steps to configure the Linksys extender though the Wi-Fi protected setup are mentioned below:-

Linksys Extender Setup through WPS button

  • First of all, locate the WPS button on the side panel of your Linksys extender.

  • Now, plug the power extender into the power outlet and turn it on.

  • After this, press the WPS button given on the extender.

  • Hold the button until the WPS light on your wireless device shows the status of the Linksys extender setup XYZ network.

  • In the next step, you should check whether the power lights on the range extender become visible or not. If the power light is visible, it indicates that the Linksys range extender is configuring with your router.

  • After a few minutes, the color of the LED light on your extender will change into solid green color.

  • The solid green color of the extender light indicates that the Wi-Fi setup has been done successfully.

  • Now, you have completed the Linksys Extender Setup and established the connection between your extender and router.

Note: If you have a dual-band Linksys extender, you should apply the same steps once again.

  • Web-based Linksys extender setup using

Here we will discuss the steps to set up Linksys extender through WPS PIN and Router’s PIN.

  • Using WPS PIN

To perform the Linksys extender setup, you should make sure that your device has a WPS PIN. Then, visit the official web-based extender setup page of Linksys and input the WPS PIN in the second field. After this, wait for a few minutes, and the connection will be established.

  • Using router’s PIN

For this, you will have to visit the extender.Linksys.setup page and input the router’s PIN in the third field of the page. Now, check the WPS LED light on your extender. If it stays continuously lit, it means that the extender setup has been completed.

How to fix Linksys Extender Creating Wi-Fi Connection Issues

After setup, the most common issue that people face with their Linksys extender is an intermittent Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, we will discuss how to fix this common issue and experience smooth and error-free internet connectivity.

  • One of the simplest ways to remove this issue is by power cycling the extender. It works in most cases and fixes the problem related to internet connectivity. In order to power cycle the extender, you have to unplug your Linksys extender from the power socket and plug it back into the power outlet in a few seconds.

  • If the issue is not resolved through the above-mentioned way, you should check the wires through which your devices are connected. Sometimes, a loose or improper wired connection also creates issues with the Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, to fix this issue, you should cross-check all the wired connections. If any wire is found broken, you should replace it immediately.

  • Another most common reason that causes interruptions in Wi-Fi connection even after successful Linksys extender setup is due to a lot of wireless interference. It may happen due to too many electronic devices placed near the Linksys range extender. If you think that your range extender is the only device that is broadcasting signals, then you are wrong. Some appliances, including electronic toys, aluminum studs, refrigerators, Bluetooth devices, microwaves, cordless phones, metal doors, and many more, can cause disruptions in the Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, one method to fix this issue is through relocating the extender from its current place.

  • You should also try changing your Wi-Fi channel. In order to do so, you should access the official login page of the Linksys extender through the IP address.


Now, you are all set to experience a smooth and trouble-free internet connection after performing the Linksys extender setup with the step by step procedure we have given in this write-up. Moreover, you can also troubleshoot the issues related to Wi-Fi connectivity by following the easy tips and suggestions we discussed above.