Getting an error in a Wi-Fi range extender means ‘no internet’. We all know how important internet is in today’s life, so the absence of the same causes frustration, a lot of frustration. If you are using a range extender WiFi, then you must be either have Netgear or Linksys product because these two are the most popular products that people like to use.
One of the most common errors that people see in their wireless range extenders is ‘unable to connect to a wireless network’. Well, there is no need for me to explain what this error is because the error itself is quite clear. It means that you won’t be able to connect to the wireless network that you are looking forward to connecting your extender too. If you are using a Linksys Wi-Fi range extender and facing this issue, then this blog post will help you overcome this issue. So, I would like you to pay a close attention to the information that follows now.
There are a few things that I want you to check because those things could result in the issue, which we are discussing here.
Upgrade the firmware of your Linksys Wi-Fi range extender
You will have to check whether you are using an upgraded version of the firmware or not. Sometimes, using an old version could also result in issues, therefore, it is important to upgrade the firmware version. For that, you can go to the official site of the company or get in touch with experts who are familiar with Wi-Fi range extenders.
Check whether the MAC filter is enabled for Linksys router
If you are an old user of Linksys router, then you must be knowing that the products of this company come with an option of ‘wireless MAC filter’. If you face certain issues with Linksys extender setup, then it is important for you to cross check that MAC filtration is accurately configured for the Linksys router. The reason why MAC filter is used is due to its ability to limit the number of users that can access your Wi-Fi network.
Check adapter drivers
Sometimes, an outdated driver could cause issues like this. So, you must check that all the computer adapters that are related to the internet are up to date. If the adapter you are using is not updated, then you can either update it or change the driver.
Check whether the password key to the network is correct
You can only access the network if you are using the right password key. So, carefully enter the password while trying to use the internet. If you are entering the right password, yet not able to access the internet, then you there must be some issues in the Wi-Fi setup, so you must call an expert to know the right way of how to set up WiFi.
So, these were the things that you will have to check when facing ‘unable to connect to the wireless network’ issue. If something is unclear to you, then you should consult an expert who deals with WiFi extender. They will be able to assist you in the right way.