FAQs – Linksys Extender Setup

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Linksys is one of the most trusted brands in the world. Among other products, Linksys wifi extender offers that have become quite popular in recent times due to their effectiveness and easy setup. They allow you to extend your wireless network so that you can access it from any corner of your house or office building without any hassle at all. Below are the most common FAQs about these devices.

Q:- 1) What type of devices can I connect to my Linksys range extender?

You can connect any device that supports WiFi to a range extender. This includes laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. A Linksys wifi extender is also compatible with other useful devices such as printers. For example, you can connect a flash drive or printer to the extender either through Ethernet ports or wirelessly.

Q:- 2) How many devices can I connect to Linksys WiFi Extender?

Most Linksys extenders can connect up to five devices at a time without affecting the speed. If you have more than five devices, it will impact your WiFi speed. However, different models may be able to connect more or fewer devices as per their specifications. So, it mainly depends from model to model.

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Q:- 3) How do I setup my Linksys range extender?

Here are the steps for setup. You can learn more about it at the Linksys Extender Setup page.

  • Power up the extender.
  • Connect to the extender using the wireless settings on your device.
  • Go to or extender.linksys.com.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.

You can learn more about it at the Linksys Extender Setup page.

Q:- 4) Where should I place my range extender?

The ideal location for your range extender is in a central location, such as the middle of your house. You should place it away from other electronic devices, as well as metal objects and windows. The latter two can cause interference with WiFi signals. The best option is to mount it on a wall or ceiling, but if you don’t want to do that then it’s probably fine on a shelf or table.

Q:- 5) What should I do if I have changed the default wireless settings of my range extender?

If you have changed the default wireless settings of your range extender, it will not be able to connect to your network. You can connect the range extender by changing its default settings by following the steps in the user manual.

Q:- 6) Can I move or rename the default wireless network name (SSID) of my range extender?


You can change the default wireless network name (SSID) of your range extender.

  • Open the web browser on your computer and go to http://www.linksys.com
  • Enter the default username and password (“admin” as both username and password). The default IP address is, but if you have changed it, type in the new IP address you have assigned to your range extender prior to connecting it to your wireless network.
  • Click Wireless > Basic Settings tab.

Q:- 7) Should the WiFi extender be closer to the router or device?

The best place for your WiFi extender is somewhere in between your router and the device you want to connect. If you’re trying to extend the reach of your WiFi network, then it’s important to make sure that your extender has a clear line of sight to both your router and the device you want to connect.

The easiest way to do this is by placing your extender directly between the two devices, but if there are other physical barriers in the way (like walls or furniture), then make sure that they aren’t blocking the signal path between your router and extender. This will make sure that you’re getting as much bandwidth as possible out of your WiFi network extension.

Q:- 8) Do devices automatically connect to Extender?

Devices automatically connect to the Extender when they are within range. The extender will also automatically reconnect to devices if they go out of range, or if the connection is broken by other factors like interference.

Q:- 9) Can you leave a WiFi extender on all the time?

Yes. It’s safe to leave a WiFi extender on all the time. While it’s not necessary to turn your WiFi extender off, it’s best to avoid leaving it on 24/7 because it will drain its battery. The average lifespan of a WiFi extender’s battery is two years but can vary based on usage and frequency of charging.

Q:- 10) What do the lights mean on Linksys extenders?

The lights on your Linksys extender are there to help you get the most out of your home network. Here’s what they mean:


This light will turn on when the extender is turned on and connected to your router. It’ll also blink red if there’s an issue with your extender, or if it’s having trouble connecting to your router.


The Internet light will turn green when the extender is connected to your router. If it’s blinking green, that means that you’re connected to the internet but not yet connected to another device or device in range of your signal. If it’s solid green, that means that it has successfully been connected to another device or device in range of its signal.

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This light will turn on when wireless devices are connected to the extender’s wireless network (if you have one setup). It’ll blink orange when there are more than 10 devices connected at once—this might mean that you need to upgrade your internet plan if you want more than 10 devices connected at once!

Q:- 11) How to Reset Linksys router to factory defaults?

To reset your Linksys router to its factory settings, you must:

  • Log into your router’s web-based interface by entering the IP address of your router in a web browser. The default IP address is If you don’t know what this is, check the documentation that came with your router or contact your ISP for more information.
  • Once you’ve logged in, click on “Administration” at the top of the page and then select “Factory Defaults” from the drop-down menu next to it (if it isn’t already selected).
  • Click “Yes” when asked if you want to reset all settings back to their factory defaults and wait for the process to complete before trying anything else on your router again!

Q:- 12) What lights should be on my Linksys extender?

The first thing to check is the power light. The power light should be on at all times, even when you are not using your extender. The second thing to check is the Ethernet port light. This is a solid green light if everything is working correctly, and blinking when there’s an issue with your internet connection. The third thing to check is your connection light. This will blink if you’re connected to the router and there’s no internet connection issue.

Note: The lights on your Linksys extender will vary depending on which model you have.

Q:- 13) How do I reconnect my Linksys extender?

You may need to reconnect your Linksys extender if it has lost its connection to the router. The extender will automatically try to reconnect when you turn it back on, but you can also manually reconnect it by following these steps:

  • Turn off your computer and unplug the Ethernet cable from the back of your computer and from the Linksys extender.
  • Wait 30 seconds and then plug in both ends of the Ethernet cable into their respective ports on each device.
  • Turn on your computer and wait for it to connect to its wireless network before turning on the extender again.

Q:- 14) How do I change my Linksys wifi extender password?

You can change your Linksys wifi extender password by following these steps:

  • Open a web browser on the computer or device that you want to access your extender.
  • Type in the address bar of the browser and press Enter.
  • Click [Device].
  • Click [Advanced Settings].
  • Click [Password] in the left navigation pane, then enter your current password in the field provided and click [Apply].
  • Enter a new password in the field provided and click [Apply].
  • Click [Save Changes] to save the changes and exit out of this menu window, then close out of all open windows and restart your device so that it can connect to the network properly with your new password!

Q:- 15) How to find the IP address of Linksys Extender?

If you are looking to find the IP address of your Linksys Extender, there are a few ways to do it. First, you can look at the back of your extender and see if there is a sticker with an IP address. If so, that is what you need to use when setting up your extender.

Second, you can download the Linksys app and see what it says. This may be easier than trying to read something on the back of your extender if it is difficult for you to see. Thirdly, if neither of these options works for you then try using from any computer connected to your network or modem/router that has Internet access (this IP address should not change unless you make changes).