Are you done with the Linksys WiFi extender setup right now? A WiFi range extender is helpful in extending the existing range of the home network. After setting up the Linksys extender, you can have the WiFi access in those areas of the home where there was no internet earlier. But what if you are not able to access the Linksys extender network even after setting it up? This is a possible situation and many Linksys extender users have reported about the same. If you are standing in the same queue of users who are stuck with this issue, then use the hacks that have been highlighted in this guide. We are sure you won’t regret giving these hacks a try.
Fixed: Linksys Extender SSID Inaccessibility Issue
To have access to the Linksys extender WiFi on any client device, you need to access its SSID which is the network name of the Linksys extender. Here are the hacks that will help you eliminate any issue that is stopping you from connecting to this SSID:
- Reboot the Linksys Extender
It may be so that some temporary technical hiccups in your extender are causing the issue that you are troubled by right now. Sudden power failures or internet outages are mainly responsible for the technical glitches.
You can try to get rid of them by power cycling the extender once or maybe twice. Hence, power off the extender and remove it from the power outlet. Now, let it be this way for certain amount of time, like for 5 minutes. Once your device has sufficient rest, power it up once again.
Try accessing its network on any device now. It should be working this time. On the other way around, try the next hack.
- Reconnect the Devices
Another probable reason for the issue at hand is faulty connection between the networking devices (extender and router).
Check the way they are connected. If you have connected them by putting to use an Ethernet cable then examine the entire length of this cable for any cuts or damages on it. If you see any, replacing the cable is suggested. You also need to check the Ethernet ports on both devices. None of them should be damaged. Plus the cable has to be connected tightly.
In the event, the devices are connected via a wireless connection, then bring the devices a little closer to each other. This will help in a smooth communication between the devices.
- Check Internet Connection
If you are still struggling with the same issue, then do a speed test and contact your internet service provider to confirm about any maintenance from his end. If yes, then let the internet get perfect and then access the Linksys extender WiFi.
- Examine Power Supply
Perhaps the Linksys extender is not receiving an optimum power supply and hence you are getting the issue. Why don’t you check the power socket into which the extender is plugged? Is it damaged? This is the reason why the power supply is fluctuating. Plug the extender into an alternative power outlet and see if it works.
- Come Closer to the Extender
Looks like you are trying to access the Linksys extender WiFi from a far off place. If the device on which you are trying to access the WiFi is out of network rage of the extender ,then you will never be able to access its SSID.. What are you waiting for? Bring the device within the range and then try accessing its network via Linksys extender setup xxx.
We are anticipating that the troubleshooting hacks provided in this article have helped you in fixing the issue that you are currently facing. You can now access the Linksys extender WiFi on various client devices without any trouble.