Have you installed a Linksys WiFi range extender at home? Well, no prizes for guessing. Of course yes, because Linksys is one of the most widely used brands when it comes to extenders, routers, switches and modems. After Linksys extender setup, you can connect multiple devices to your Linksys router or main access point. To do so, there is a need to allow your Linksys extender to broadcast SSID or network name so that other devices can easily get connected to the network via WiFi.

When all is said and done, you will probably be wondering that how the extender broadcasts SSID, right? Wonder no more! The technical term of network name is known as SSID. As soon as you set up a wireless home network, you give it a name to differentiate it from other neighboring networks.
SSID broadcast is a great feature that enables other wireless devices to see your home or office network. When you disable this function, the network will get hidden providing it security. In case you own a range extender, you can still connect it to your wireless network by matching its wireless settings with that of the router.

But there are certain occasions when you are unable to see SSID name. This happens because your wireless devices can’t recognize the WiFi access as they are not able to find the WiFi broadcasting. If the network name is being shown on your device, then you can easily connect to a specific network in a wireless manner. A lot of users who are making use of Linksys WiFi range extender experience a unique issue i.e. the absence of SSID name. Consequently, users are unable to connect to their own internet network. This post will walk you through the issue and its solution. Let’s get started.

1. Check if your system can ping the range extender

To perform a ping test, use the run or command prompt or ping feature on your computer. Before that, make sure the extender is connected to computer via an Ethernet cable.
Find the IP address through Linksys extender login page. Access DCHP client table which allows you to keep an eye on the connected devices to your network. It lists all wired and wireless devices that are connected to 5GHz, 2.4GHz and the guest network.

2. Check if extender and router’s settings are same

Linksys extender.linksys.com is the web address for Linksys extender helping you manage its configuration. Open a web browser and go to the web-based setup page of extender. Enter the username and password to log in. Once logged in, ensure that the extender has the same settings as that of router such as channel width, network name, password, security mode and much more.

3. Power-cycle the extender and router

In order to start your wireless network without removing any personalized settings, go with the power-cycle option. For this purpose, turn off the extender as well as router by unplugging the power cord. After a couple of seconds, plug them back in. This process is known as power-cycling.

4. Reset the range extender

Resetting Linksys WiFi range extender will clear all the personalized settings made by you, so consider it as the last resort. Before Linksys initial setup, press and hold the reset button of your range extender. As soon as the light starts blinking, the reset is successful. Doing so will restore all the default factory settings of your wireless range extender. Now, you have to configure the extender to make sure that it matches the router’s configuration.

In this way, you can get rid of Linksys WiFi extender is not broadcasting SSID name issue. If you come across any issue, give us a call on our toll-free number 1-844-677-7233 and get connected with our skilled and experienced technicians. They will resolve all your technical problems in a matter of minutes.

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