How to Connect Linksys WiFi Extender with Ethernet Cable?
Linksys WiFi range extender can be connected to the host router using either the wireless mode or using an Ethernet cable. If you are setting up your extender in the Access Point mode, then you make an Ethernet connection between the devices. If you have no idea how you can connect the extender and router, then this post will be at your assistance. Here you will get clear information on how to connect Linksys WiFi extender to the host router with an Ethernet cable. It is suggested to read the post entirely without skipping any part to avoid any issues.
How to Connect Linksys WiFi Extender in AP Mode?
There are two scenarios here. One is that the Linksys extender is already set up and the second one is that the Linksys extender is not yet set up. We will help you get through the process in both of these scenarios.
Linksys Extender is Not Yet Setup:
In this case, you need to set up the Linksys extender after making the Ethernet connection. Use these steps for Linksys extender setup in Access Point mode:
- Power off the host router for some time before you begin the process.
- Place the Linksys WiFi range extender closer to the router.
- Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port of the router to the Internet port of the Linksys WiFi extender.
- You should now turn on the router by plugging it into a wall outlet.
- After that, plug in the extender and turn it on.
- As soon as the extender boots up, connect your computer to its network. You can make a WiFi connection using its SSID Linksys Extender Setup-XXXX and password.
- You can also make a LAN connection between the PC and the extender.
- Once the connection is made, run an internet browser and visit extender.linksys.com or use the default IP address.
- You will be taken to the Linksys extender setup page.
- Accept the terms and conditions and proceed next.
- Select the option As a wired range extender(Access Point).
- Choose the network to be extended and assign SSID and passwords to the extended networks.
- You can choose different names for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks.
- A few more instructions will appear that you should follow.
- Soon you will receive a pop-up saying the Linksys extender setup in AP mode is successfully completed.
This is how to connect Linksys WiFiextender to the host router with an Ethernet cable and set it up in the Access Point mode.
Linksys Extender is Already Set Up
In case you have set up your LinksysWiFi extender in the Extender Mode already and now want to change it to the AP mode, then you need to use the steps given below:
- Ensure that your Linksys WiFi extender and the host router are turned on.
- Connect your computer to the extender’s WiFi and launch an internet browser.
- Using a compatible and updated browser is recommended.
- Access extender.linksys.com by typing it in the URL bar of the browser.
- Using the admin password, log in to your extender now.
- Click on Wireless > Basic Settings.
- Under the Operation Mode, click Change.
- With the help of an Ethernet cable, join the LAN port of the router to the Internet port of the extender. Verify the connection before moving ahead.
- Under the Change Operation Mode option, select Access Point.
- Next, click Change.
- Your extender will reboot itself and the mode will be changed successfully.
The Final Note
We hope walking through this blog post has helped you learn how to connect Linksys WiFi extender to the host router with an Ethernet cable. Your Linksys WiFi extender is set up in the Access Point Mode now. If you wish to change the operation mode to Extender, then also you need to execute similar steps. However, the router and extender will connect wirelessly.