Linksys Extender Setup RE6700 in Range Extender Mode
- How To Setup
- Mitchell Hope
- August 12, 2019
Linksys Extender Setup RE6700 is very easy with its browser-based setup feature. There isn’t any need for a setup CD or an installation software.
Prior to starting with the Linksys extender setup dual-band RE6700 process, be certain of the following:
- An active internet/WiFi connection.
- A valid and correct SSID (network name and password).
- Your Linksys RE6700 WiFi range extender should be plugged properly into a wall outlet/socket.
- Wait for a few minutes until the LED light is blinking orange before starting the Linksys wireless extender setup process.
Note: The login credentials (WiFi name and password) are from your existing wireless settings. They are case-sensitive.
Follow the steps below for Linksys Extender Setup RE6700 in range extender mode.
First of all, using a computer or a laptop, connect your device to Linksys Extender Setup – xxx (Linksys WiFi extender’s default SSID).
Note: The xxx express/show.represents the last 3 characters of your Linksys RE6700’s range extenders MAC Address.
Open a web browser on your connected computer or laptop. After that, enter 192.168.1.1 or http://extender.linksys.com in the URL bar.
Click on ‘Start Setup’ button.
The following screen will display.
Now, ‘as a wireless range extender’ option will automatically get selected as default.
Click on the Next button.
Select your WiFi for Linksys smart WiFi setup.
Note: In case, your WiFi is using a 5 GHz band, then you should see it with the 2.4 GHz band clearly.
Tip: If you have a hidden network name (SSID), then it is advised, scroll all the way down the list and click on the ‘Manually Enter Network Name and Password’ option or wait for a few minutes until it detects your WiFi.
Now, enter your password into the required field, and click on the Next button.
You will be provoked to configure the extended WiFi network that your Linksys extender will broadcast.
- Change the settings as per your requirement and click on the Next button.
- Now, note this down that if the ‘Spot Finder’ indicates that your Linksys RE6700 range extender’s location is ‘Just right’ then click on Next.
- This advance feature determines the signal strength between the Linksys RE6700 range extender and your main WiFi router.
- During the Linksys WiFi extender setup process, if your Linksys extender, RE6700 is Too far or Too close, then relocate it accordingly, then return to the 1st step.
- Create a unique, long, and strong admin password and secure your device after the Linksys Extender Setup RE6700.
- Please choose the ‘add a password hint’ option as well. Though this option is optional, but it will help you if you forget your admin details in future.
Finally, click on the Save button.
You have set up your Linksys RE6700 WiFi range extender. However, if you are stuck at any step, contact our highly-experienced technicians.
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