Linksys range extenders allow you to extend the range of your wireless network by getting the wireless signal from your router or gateway then broadcast it to other areas within its range inside your home. This allows wireless devices in that area to have wireless connection.
This article will guide you on how to configure your Linksys range extender with your gateway.
NOTE: By default, the network name for the range extender is LinksysExtender plus the last five (5) digits in its serial number. In the image above, LinksysExtender00038 is used as an example.
Click on the Linksys Extender network and wait while your computer is trying to connect to it.
A prompt will appear asking you if you want to set up the network. Click on the Connect to the network without setting it up link then click OK.
The wireless network icon on the system tray will then display a yellow exclamation point as soon as the computer is connected to the range extender's network. It is an indication that the computer is connected to a wireless network but doesn’t have Internet connection.
Click on the wireless network icon and verify that the computer is connected to the range extender's network.
Open a web browser and enter the default IP address “192.168.1.1”. You will be asked for a username and password.
NOTE: The default username and password is admin.
Once the web-based setup page appears, click the Wireless tab. A list of wireless networks detected by the range extender will be displayed under the Site Survey sub-tab. Select the name of your existing network and click Connect.
NOTE: Click the Refresh button if you cannot see the name of your network in the list.
A window will then display that the settings are successfully saved. Click Continue to close the page.