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After configuring the extender, it can be common to get the Linksys extender not working error all of a sudden. Although this issue can be resolved easily, it might become frustrating once. By using some troubleshooting tips and with the help of our Linksys experts, you can easily fix the extender’s working. So, apply these resolving points to the extender network in the appropriate way.

Causes Why Linksys Extender Not Connecting

Undoubtedly, there could be a number of causes, and that’s why your Linksys extender starts malfunctioning. There might be a problem with the extender, router, and connected device. Here are some regular reasons for this issue.

  • The extender is not connecting well or getting a proper electricity supply.
  • Also, the extender is unable to get signals from the existing router.
  • No internet from the ISP or there may be an error from the technical end.
  • The extender and connected device are working on an outdated version.
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Linksys Extender Not Working After Power Outage

If there is any error from the technical source, then reboot the extender to resolve that. More than that may be the power socket is not working properly so use another power outlet.

Unplug the extender and router as well and leave them in that condition for a few minutes. Meanwhile, disconnect the devices from the extender network. Later, plug the extender into a power source and connect your device to it.

Linksys Extender Not Showing Up

After removing the technical error, if the Linksys extender is not shown up in the network list then check the current internet plan. Verify whether this is active or not, if not then, contact your Internet Service Provider. Also, update the internet plan if the existing one is not able to fulfill the requirement.

Linksys Extender Not Connecting To Router

To let the extender come in the range of the router, change the placement of the extender. Choose a location where the extender will be able to get and amplify the internet signals throughout every corner. Additionally, keep the extender far away from home electrical appliances to avoid interruptions. Use another wall socket while relocating the extender this time.

Linksys Extender Stopped Working?

To get the extender working back to its well-functioning state, check the latest firmware version updates. As the updated version makes the extender’s working optimized.

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  • Use the network-connected device and visit the extender’s web-based portal.
  • Go to the Firmware Update option after logging into the extender’s page.
  • Check the latest version availability and download that on the networked PC.
  • Again, go to the same page and execute the firmware updating process.
  • Once the process is complete, connect your device to the extender and check whether it starts working or not.
  • Thus, the Linksys extender not working error will be solved soon in this way.

Reset The Linksys Extender

Here another foolproof solution to fix the Linksys extender not working issue is to reset the device. Use the reset button from the extender panel and press that for a few seconds. Keep verifying the extender LED and wait till it turns solid.

After doing this, check the extender working on your device. To do this, configure the extender on your device through a web browser or the Linksys app. Use the extender’s default details while logging into the extender and accessing the setup page.

Verify The Linksys Network

After doing all those methods and configuring the extender, check the connections of the network. There must be a stable connection between the extender, router, and device. In fact, check the LEDs on the extender to get to know the connection strength. Use the Linksys app setup to monitor the configured network.

How Can We Help?

If none of the above-written tips won’t work for the Linksys extender not working error, then you will need to contact our Linksys technicians immediately. Get in touch with them by calling +1 716-992-6371 or mailing

If you are facing any issues then please contact us, and we will be happy to help you.

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Qus:- How do I get my Linksys device to work?

Ans:- Plug the Linksys device into a power outlet and connect your device to its network. Then, configure the device on the web-based setup portal. After configuring the Linksys gadget, attach more devices to the network and enjoy the extended internet speed.

Qus:- Why do my devices keep disconnecting from the Linksys extender?

Ans:- There might be an error in the extender from the technical end that’s why the extender starts malfunctioning. Also, your device is not connected well to the network and facing a drop-off issue. Moreover, the extender is not in the range of the existing router.

Qus:- Why is my Linksys extender is power-light blinking?

Ans:- The solid and stable power light of the extender means it is working perfectly. But if it starts blinking then it indicates that there is a problem with the extender. It might be in the connectivity, the extender itself, or the power socket.

Qus:- How can I check if my extender is working or not?

Ans:- Check the extender’s LEDs colors to analyze its working as different lights will tell you about the connection and performance. On the contrary, you can go to the extender’s settings and then the status to check the working process.