There are various ways that help the user to access and change the WiFi as well as admin settings of a Linksys WiFi extender. It includes accessing the extender.linksys.com web address or IP address and using the Linksys mobile app. The IP address acts as an alternative to the default web address. Users tend to choose this path because it makes the extender’s network management easier. But, there are a lot of users these days who are unable to access the Linksys extender IP.
What stops the user from accessing the IP address of the range extender? Is there anything that can be done to resolve the problem? The same has been discussed in our post. However, before all that, we suggest you implement the simplest hack of restarting the entire home network. Perhaps, the issue has occurred due to a glitch in a WiFi device present in your home.
To restart the entire home network, you are suggested to power down all the networking devices. The first turn is of the modem, then the router, and lastly the WiFi extender. You are now supposed to turn on your devices in the same sequence as you powered them down. But, be sure to power up the second device only after ensuring the Power LED on the previous one is stable.
Reasons: Cannot Access Linksys Extender IP
You walking through this section is an indication that the hack of restarting the network has failed to help you out. Therefore, you should look forward to learning other reasons causing the problem in the discussion. Here they are:
- Incorrect IP Address
If you are not so new to the technical world, then you might be familiar with the fact that all devices possess different IP addresses. Yes, we agree to the statement that the default IP address of 90% of Linksys WiFi extenders is the same. But, the case is not so true with the rest of the 10% percent. So, there are high chances that your extender belongs to the second lot due to which you are getting errors.
Fix: Therefore, you are advised to check out the user manual of the product to know its respective IP address. Apart from this, there is a possibility that the extender has been assigned an IP address by your home router. That is true in almost all cases and in that scenario, no default IP works. To address the problem, you are suggested to check your extender’s IP address through the Command Prompt of the computer. Use that IP address to access the Linksys extender login window.
- Internet Connection is Poor
You cannot manage your WiFi range extender in the lack of a stable internet connection. It means every activity involved in the network management process needs an internet connection. The internet connection can become poor if the LAN cable connection between your range extender and the router is maintained improperly. It can also happen if the cable in use is damaged or the wrong ports have been utilized by you for the connection.
Fix: Have a quick check on the LAN cable connecting your WiFi devices. In case it is found damaged, you are suggested to replace it with a new one. In addition to that, you have to ensure that the cable is firmly connected to the Internet port of your Linksys extender and the LAN1 port of your main router.
The Final Thoughts
The Linksys extender IP address not working issue can arise due to multiple reasons and we’ve discussed the major ones in this post. It is now expected that you have successfully resolved the issue and have completed the login process. But, do opt for the Linksys extender reset if you fail to access the IP address even after numerous attempts.
Besides taking care of the reasons mentioned in this post, you are advised to use an updated web browser in the process. Also, make sure to temporarily disable the antivirus program on the computer while you try to access the extender’s IP address.