LINKSYS MA_RE6400_ is one among the list of wifi extenders that simply extends the wifi signal of your router to the dead ends of your areas. The advance technology of todays simply uses the idea of duplicacy of past. Yes you can say that this device duplicates the signals of your very own router to increase its reachability and strength. But in the end, we all know that we need to invest our brain too in smart works. So , with birth of this technology its now easier to incorporate a somewhat hassle-free lifestyle along with a small incorporation of efficient brain drain.
Sometimes while getting your range extender connected to your router , the connection is not so stable. Else you can say the range extender won’t get connected easily. Or sometimes it simply doesn’t meet up to the expectations. There are several problems connected to the same old story named under one roof i.e. “troubleshooting”
The led status is somewhat indicates the problems that the device is currently going through. The light on the front of the range extender gives you information regarding power, updating and signal strength. “BLINKING GREEN” stands for starting up, restoring to the factory defaults as well as for updating firmware. ”solid green” stands for ready to use or connected. “solid amber” stands for weak connection with the router whereas ”blinking amber”stands for no connection or some other error.
At the stage, the led in our device will describe solid amber or blinking amber only depicting others about what problem do we have.
Connecting your wifi range extender can be done by two ways , one by wps other by browser based setup.
a. Before moving ahead make sure that your router has internet in it. Wps is good to connect over wifi with a push button connect. Plug in the extender in an electrical outlet near your router. After being plugged in,the indicator LED in the front of your device will blink green upto a minute.
b. Wait for the led to turn into amber until proceeding further. This can take upto a minute.
c. Extend your 2.4 Ghz network. For this we have to push wps button of the router as well as the wps button present on the extender and wait for the light to turn green. If it is solid green connection successful else not successful if it is blinking amber.
d. Extend your 5 Ghz network. For this we have to push wps button of the router as well as the wps button present on the extender and wait for the light to turn green. If it is solid green connection successful else not successful if it is blinking amber.
e. Uplug your device and keep it in between router and dead zone. Make sure using mobile phones or laptops that the range contains atleast 50%signal strength of the router. If not then place device more close to router.
f. It can take a few minutes to boot after moving the extender. Check for the led lights till then
g. Connect your wifi devices with the wifi extended network (.ext) you created with thw help of extender.
a. Plug in the range extender in midway between your router and dead zone. Make sure using mobile phones or laptops that the range contains atleast 50%signal strength of the router. If not then place device more close to router.
b. Wait for the indicator LED present at the front of your range extender to turn amber.
c. Connect to linksysextendersetup-XXX where XXX denotes the mac address of your xtender. Connect from computer,mobile, tablet.
d. Enter 192.168.1.1 from your browser and follow the on screen instructions for login password everything. Get a best place using spot finder technology.
to change or view the settings, you have to connect to the extended wifi network and in browser go for extender.linksys.com and fill the admin password. If you have not changed the default settings you can check through main router’s settings. If you have change the username settings then you have to check the interface with that only. For example: myextender.local
you can also enter the IP address in your browser which is present at the back of the router’s administrative interface.
Enter the pin from client device to the required field present in the wifi protected setup. After filling all the credentials, click on register and the led light will turn up to solid green for next 10 seconds. Click on ok after the screen prompts within two minutes otherwise you have to start it all over again. This thing can work only when your client device i.e the laptop tablet or phone you are using supports wps services and has the capability to connect the device through wps stability.
Connecting through extender’s pin:
On client device enter the extender’s pin as shown in the wps setup page then click on ok within two minutes.if you failed to do so then you have to repeat the process again.
The site survey is a very distinctive feature of extender which gives us the idea regarding all the possible accesspoints and working networks present within the range of the extender
Login in to the settings interface( illustrated above).click on the wireless tab and then click on the site survey. From there you’ll find a table of contents with 4 heads i.e select, ssid, ghz, signal strength and security.click on the button present in the select column and then click on connect.connect to both the networks for dual bandwidth. Ghz describes the radio bandwidth of the network neighboured beside you.security shows the protection status of the device in the neighbourhood. It also shows wps status if the device is secured with wps.
If even after following any one of these setup instructions, your connection doesn’t work or anythings happens then,
(a) Check the position of your router and extender
(b) During setup, you have to plug in your extender near your router for installation.once the installation is completed,you can shift its position to its final one.
(c) Try alternate locations for router and extender to reduce signal obstruction
(d) Try repositioning the antennas of the range extender.
(e) Avoid placing both the devices near metal objects, masonary walls, reflecting surfaces such as mirror and other electronic devices to observe signal interference.
(f) If you are using wps as a mode of connection, wait till the wps button led turns off before connecting again.
So hence by following these simple and easily steps, you’ll be able to overcome the problems faced during its usage and handling. Linksys wifi extender is doing an exceptional job by doing such things and giving a hard time to its rival market globally. The hassle free, user friendly device it is; it will surely succeed in business market.
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