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Changing the Extended Wireless Settings of your Linksys WAP1200AC while on Range Extender mode

The Extended Wireless Settings of the Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point is the wireless link between the device and the wireless clients.  This is the network name that your clients detect and connect to.  It has options that enable you to configure the wireless settings for your extended network.

IMPORTANT:  This article will ONLY teach you how to change the Extended Wireless Network Settings of your Linksys WAP1200AC.  It is recommended that your device should have a unique wireless network name. 
Step 1:
Open a web browser and enter "http://ap.linksys.com" in the Address bar, then press [ENTER].
Step 2:
Type your Password and click Login.
NOTE:  Use the Password you set during setup.  If you did not change it, the default Password is admin.
Step 3:
On the Basic Settings category, locate the Extended Wireless Settings of the band that you want to change.  Then, uncheck the box beside the Make same as router settings to disable it.
QUICK TIP:  By default, the checkbox is checked and the fields are hidden.

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Step 4:
If you wish to change the Extended Wireless Advanced settings, do so in the appropriate fields.

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NOTE:  If this option is left on Auto, the Linksys WAP1200AC will follow the settings of the main router or access point.
Step 5:
If you also want to change the Extended Wireless Settings of your 5 GHz network, the same rule applies.  Scroll down to the 5 GHz Extended Wireless Settings section then repeat Steps 1-6.

NOTE:  Make sure that your router is broadcasting both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.  If your router's 5 GHz band is disabled or doesn't have this feature, the 5 GHz settings on your Linksys WAP1200AC will be greyed out.

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Step 6:
Click Save.

You should have successfully changed the Extended Wireless Settings of your Linksys WAP1200AC now.


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