You can only connect to a particular network wirelessly if the name of that network is being displayed on your device. Many people who are using Linksys Wi-Fi range extender are facing a unique problem, i.e., the absence of SSID name. As a result of this, they are not able to connect to their own internet network. Let us discuss this issue and its solution in detail.
Have you installed a Linksys WiFi extender at home? If yes, then I’m sure it must be working smoothly, isn’t it? It is supposed to work smoothly because after all, it is one of the top brands when it comes to routers, modems, switches, and extenders. You can connect multiple devices to your Linksys router even when you have installed Linksys Wi-Fi extender. All you need to do is, allow your Linksys Wi-Fi extender to broadcast SSID name or in simple terms, ‘network name’ so that all other wireless devices can get connected to that network through Wi-Fi.
You must be thinking that ‘my Wi-Fi extender always broadcasts SSID name’, so what is this blog all about, right? Well, you are correct, a Wi-Fi extender broadcasts SSID name usually, but there can be certain occasions at which, you are not able to see SSID name. Times when your wireless devices are not able to recognize the Wi-Fi access because they can’t find the Wi-Fi extender broadcasting.
If you are facing this issue, then there is no need to wander online because the issue can be resolved by following certain steps.
- The first thing that you have to check is whether your Linksys Wi-Fi extender and your network router settings are same or not. If they are, then that’s great, if not, then you need to make those same. What this means is, you have to make sure that the SSID, password and channel width settings have to be same for Linksys Wi-Fi extender and network settings.
- Also, check that the security settings for your Linksys Wi-Fi extender and Linksys router should be same.
- You will have to make sure that the computer you are using is capable of sending ping for your Wi-Fi extender. If that is not possible, then you will have to change the settings that you’ve made earlier.
- You can also try power cycling your wireless range extender if it is not broadcasting SSID name. You need to turn off the extender, wait for a few seconds and then, put the power back on the extender.
- Your Wi-Fi extender will be able to broadcast SSID name now, but if it doesn’t, then you should reset your device to default settings. Resetting a Wi-Fi extender is a simple process, but if you are not able to perform it, then you can go to mywifiext for the same. There is a reset button at the back of the Linksys Wi-Fi extender that you have to press. The button is placed a bit inside the hole, so it will be pressed using a paperclip or a pointed object.
Resetting the device will bring the default settings on the device, and then, you might be able to see the device broadcasting SSID name. If not, then log onto www mywifiext net login for better information.