Linksys RE6500 AC1200 range extender is one of the best WiFi devices to extend the existing signals coming out from your main router in every corner of your house. Since its inception, Linksys RE6500 WiFi extender has earned a massive user base and the whole credit goes to its superb performance and flawless features.

At times, users face various issues during the Linksys extender setup process that can be really frustrating and a bit difficult to understand for a newbie.

If you are also one of them, then we have a solution for you. No matter what type of issue you are facing, you can easily resolve it with a few troubleshooting steps. In this particular post, we will discuss common yet major issues with Linksys RE6500 extender setup together with their definite solutions. Let’s take the plunge.

Issue 1: Cannot Connect to Linksys Extender

Improper placement of your Linksys RE6500 extender might be the root cause of the issue. Not only your Linksys extender but also the placement of other devices whichever you use for WiFi extender setup process also results in this intermittent connection problem.

Fix: The only fix to troubleshoot with the issue is to relocate your Linksys extender. There are some key points you need to consider while placing your Linksys extender. Let’s have a look below:

1. During Linksys AC1200 setup process, place your extender as well as your router in the same room.

2. Avoid interference-creating obstructions in the path of your Linksys extender’s WiFi signals.

3. Position your Linksys extender far away from thick walls, WiFi and Bluetooth devices.

Thus, you can resolve the issue related to your Linksys extender with great ease.

Issue 2: Cannot Access Linksys Extender Login Page

During the Linksys range extender setup, there would be a need to access the default web-based address of your device i.e. The web-based setup page allows you to setup Linksys extender without any hassle. But at times, when a user tries to access the Linksys extender web-based setup page, they usually stuck with an error message “You're not connected to the range extender's network”. It usually happens when there is no connection between your range extender and the router and you are not connected to Linksys extender setup-xxx.

Solution: Follow the below-given Linksys extender troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue:

  1. Ensure that the web address you entered is correct.
  2. Make sure that the LEDs on your extender is stable.
  3. Clear cache and browsing history prior to accessing Linksys RE6500 WiFi range extender setup page.
  4. Power cycle your Linksys extender, your router including connected devices.
  5. Update the web browser.
  6. Also, update Linksys extender firmware.

Issue 3: Intermittent WiFi Connection Problem

Another most common issue while setting up Linksys extender is intermittent WiFi connection. There might be various reasons why your WiFi connection is dropping. Some of them are MTU size, outdated firmware version, low signal quality from your main router and frequency interference from unknown networking devices.

Solution: The only solution to fix intermittent WiFi connection problem with your Linksys WiFi extender is resetting. Provided that the resetting process will delete all the customized settings made by you. So it is advised to note down the settings i.e email, username, and password.

Here’s how to reset Linksys extender:

  1. Firstly, put your Linksys RE6500 extender on power.
  2. Disconnect your extender from the router's WiFi network.
  3. Grab a pin-like object.
  4. Insert the object into the Linksys extender reset hold.
  5. Press and hold the reset button on your Linksys range extender.
  6. Wait for some time.
  7. Your extender will reboot automatically after resetting.

That’s it! The Linksys AC1200 RE6500 extender has been reset successfully.

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