Some users perform Linksys extender setup RE6300 whereas some install other marvelous extender model offered by Linksys. But, it has been noticed that many of them are unaware of the steps to check the status of the extender. FYI, checking the status of the extender reveals if it is connected to the home network properly and is getting the proper signals from the end of the Internet Service Provider or not. Keeping the same thing in mind and with a positive spirit, let’s get started with the process of checking the status of a Linksys range extender.
How to Check Linksys WiFi Extender Status?
- Access the Linksys Extender Admin Page
The first step involved in the process of checking the status of a Linksys range extender is to access the admin window. For this, you need to load an internet browser on your computer or laptop. You have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a web browser to access the Linksys extender admin portal. Once the web browser seems ready to use, do the following:
- Go to the address bar of the web browser.
- Type extender.linksys.com or 192.168.1.1 IP address into it.
- Hit the Enter button on the keyboard.
- The admin window of your Linksys extender will welcome you.
- Log in to Your Extender
As soon as you reach the extender’s admin portal, you will be prompted to enter the admin password along with the username. Therefore, enter the required details into the given fields and select Login.
This is to inform you that the admin details are case-sensitive. Thus, type them with the utmost care and ensure that you do not make the password entrée into the username field and vice-versa. However, the default password of the extender will come in handy if you’ve never changed it in the past. In case you do not know the default password of your range extender, check out the user manual. From how to setup Linksys extender to how to upgrade the extender’s firmware, you’ll find everything in there.
- Check Device Info
Now, you will be able to see the dashboard of your range extender also known as the Linksys range extender setup wizard. Now, move to the left navigation panel and select the Status tab. Thereafter, select the Device Info option. A new window will appear, where you have to confirm certain things which are mentioned as follows:
- The Subnet Mast and Default Gateway under the Network Address section should be as same as your main router.
- The IP address of your Linksys extender should have the router’s first three octets as the default gateway.
- FYI, every device accessing your home network will possess the same first three octets as the default gateway.
- Check WLAN Statistics
Now, you are required to click the WLAN Statistics option under the Status tab. Once you come across a new window displaying some other information about the range extender, ensure the following:
- The Network Name [SSID] field has the same entrée as the name of your home network. Clicking the Status option will reveal whether the SSID is associated or not.
- If you have a dual-band main router, then these settings will be as same as the 5GHz settings.
In this manner, you will be able to check the status of your Linksys WiFi range extender. But, there is also a possibility that you fail to do so. What to do in that case? The next section will shed light on it.
Can’t Check Linksys WiFi Extender Status?
- Connect the Extender and Router Properly
If you are unable to check the status of your Linksys range extender, then there is a chance that the connection between your WiFi devices has become weak. Are you using an intact Ethernet cable to connect them? If not the Ethernet cable, then the distance between them is safe or not? Know that if your WiFi devices share a wired connection, the connection ought to be finger-tight with the aid of a non-damaged cable. However, the devices must be properly placed if you have connected them wirelessly.
- Update the Web Browser
You can also fail to check the status of your Linksys device if the web browser you used for the process is not updated. FYI, sometimes, outdated web browsers prevent access to the Linksys range extender setup wizard. Therefore, you are supposed to get the browser updated as soon as possible. For this, access the Settings of your web browser and hit the Update tab.
With that, we are wrapping up our post demystifying the instructions to check the status of the Linksys extender. We hope that you will be able to do so with the help of this post. Thanks for reading!