Why Can’t I Connect My Router to Linksys Extender?


If you can’t connect your existing router to the Linksys extender, then you can easily make this happen by following a few fixes listed in this post.

“Can I make the most of my Linksys extender and router?”

Of course you can!

Scroll down to get the fixes!

Look, you can only complete the Linksys extender setup process in a successful manner when your router is well connected to it, right?

So, what you can do:

Fix 1: First check the power supply being provided to your Linksys extender and router. It must be steady and fluctuation-free.

Another thing that you can to in order to make things working is to check the wall outlet in which your devices are plugged in. It must be non-damaged and well-working.

Once you are done with this fix, you can try using another.

Fix 2: If you still can’t connect your existing router to the Linksys extender, then chances are that the connection between them isn’t made properly. In that case:

Check the Ethernet cable you have used to connect your Linksys extender and router. It must be free or cuts and other damages.

The Ethernet cable must be firmly connected.

If you are using a wireless source to connect your devices, then ensure to disconnect or forget the neighboring WiFi from the list of networks. Doing so will prevent WiFi-signal interferences and allow you to connect your devices wirelessly without any issue.

Fix 3: Your internet connection can also be the culprit. So, you can contact your service provider and ask him to provide you a better internet plan.

In case, the things are still not in your hand even after applying the fixes listed above, then you can replace your router with Linksys router.

Consider this just a suggestion. You might want to know the reason behind it, right?


99% of routers aren’t compatible with Linksys extenders. As a result, they are unable to connect their router with Linksys extender.

Fix 4: That’s why we suggest users to opt for Linksys router. If users planned to do that, then we ask them to configure it first using IP and the default Linksys router login details. Once they are done with the router’s configuration process successfully, they have no issues while connecting it to the Linksys extender.

“Well, that sounds over the budget!”

No, not at all! You can get the Linksys router in replace of your existing one.

“Ok, I will plan after discussing it with my family members. Till then, can you please provide me some more fixes?”

Yes, of course!

Fix 5: If you are getting issues while connecting your router and the Linksys extender, then:

  • Relocate your extender and router
  • Do not hide them
  • Avoid placing them inside cabinets
  • Lower or congested surfaces are also not meant for your devices

“Then where can I place them?

On an open, higher, and venter-most area in your home!

Still no luck? If yes, then without delay, scroll down a little to grab another last, yet most important fix.

Fix 6: Restart your Linksys WiFi range extender.


Yes, restart! This is the fix that has helped many users across the globe to fix major and minor issues with their WiFi devices.

For power cycling or restarting the extender, you have to:

  • Unplug your Linksys extender from the wall socket.
  • Then, disconnect the extender from your router (if connected using an Ethernet source).
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the time is over, plug your Linksys extender back in.
  • Connect it to your router and access the http //extender.linksys.com setup page using extender.linksys.com web address. To prevent typos or extender.linksys.com not working issue, we suggest you to copy the web address from here and paste in the web browser URL field only.

We hope that you are now able to connect your router to the Linksys WiFi range extender? Please share your answer with us. No matter that the answer in in yes or no, it is important for us to know that.


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