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Troubleshooting recommendations if the Linksys WAP750AC is not broadcasting a wireless network name (SSID)

If your Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wi-Fi Access Point is not broadcasting the wireless network name (SSID), you can perform these troubleshooting measures below:
 
i.   Check if you have disabled the SSID Broadcast in the Linksys WAP750AC
ii.  Move closer to the Linksys WAP750AC
iii. Check if your computer can Ping the Linksys WAP750AC
iv. Perform a powercycle
v.  Reset the Linksys WAP750AC

i. Check if you have disabled the SSID Broadcast in the Linksys WAP750AC
 
The SSID Broadcast is a function of the Linksys WAP750AC which allows it to transmit in a certain area for wireless devices to detect and connect.  Disabling the SSID broadcast will make the Linksys WAP750AC hidden, thus, wireless devices that are not allowed to connect to the network will not be able to detect it. 
 
QUICK TIP:  To check if the SSID Broadcast is disabled, go to Basic Settings > Advanced settings (on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands) and click the Enabled radio button to turn the broadcast ON.

 
ii. Move closer to the Linksys WAP750AC
 
If the devices you are trying to connect are too far from the Linksys WAP750AC, you will encounter issues in picking-up the wireless network.
 
iii. Check if your computer can Ping the Linksys WAP750AC
 
A Ping Test is performed using a computer through the Run or Command Prompt (Windows PC) or Ping (Mac®) feature.  The Linksys WAP750AC should be directly connected to the computer using an Ethernet cable before performing this test.  To ping the Linksys WAP750AC, you will need to obtain its IP address which can be found in the DCHP Client Table of your router’s web-based setup page.  To know how to access the DHCP Client Table, click here.

 
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Why this works:  The Ping Test pushes the computer to send a message to the Linksys WAP750AC.  The general rule is that if the computer receives a reply, your device is up and running and the connection between the router and the Linksys WAP750AC is still present.  If it does not, you can either perform a powercycle to refresh your network or reset the Linksys WAP750AC to configure it entirely.
 
iv. Perform a powercycle
 
To jumpstart your Linksys WAP750AC without wiping off any personalized wireless setting, perform a powercycle.  To do this, power OFF the Linksys WAP750AC by unplugging the power cord and wait for 10 seconds before plugging it back in. 


v. Reset the Linksys WAP750AC
 
Press and hold the Reset button of your Linksys WAP750AC for at least 10 seconds.  Once the Power LED starts blinking, the reset is successful and the Linksys WAP750AC is restarting at this point.  You will need to set up the Linksys WAP750AC again.
 
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Why this works:  One of the most basic troubleshooting steps that you can take is to reset your Linksys WAP750AC.  A reset will ‘wipe off’ any personalized wireless setting, as this feature restores the device to its default factory settings, allowing you to configure the Linksys WAP750AC.

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