Plenty of users prefer getting a Linksys wireless range extender installed in their homes to address the WiFi dead zones issues and they are happy ever after. But one of the most common issues that Linksys users experience is the extender not broadcasting SSID or the network name. After you are done setting up your Linksys extender using the manual method involving extender.linksys.com or WPS method, you can access Linksys extender WiFi using its SSID. But it may happen sometimes that the SSID is not found on devices and you can access the Linksys extender WiFi. We will help you fix this issue in an easy manner. If you are bothered by a similar issue then let’s get the ball rolling!
How to Fix Linksys Extender Not Broadcasting SSID Issue?
1. Check the Settings
First of all, access the settings of the Linksys WiFi range extender using extender.linksys.com on a PC and check in the settings if the Broadcasting SSID option is disabled by any chance. If you find it disabled then go ahead and enable it right away. After enabling it, you will be able to access its WiFi.
If the option was enabled and the extender is still not broadcasting SSID, then proceed to the next hack.
2. Reboot Extender
Maybe your extender is suffering by so technical glitches which are majorly caused by power outages. So, get near your Linksys wireless extender and power it off, and do not forget to remove the power cable from the wall socket. After waiting for like a couple of minutes, you can plug back the power adapter and turn on the extender again. This rebooting process is known to fix many minor or major technical issues with technical devices. Here’s to hope that it has resolved the issue that you are currently experiencing with your Linksys extender. On the other way around, if you are still struggling with the same issue, then try the next hack.
3. Try Pinging Extender
It is now time that you check if your computer can ping the Linksys extender or not. This will help you know if the Linksys extender is working properly or not. Using your PC, find the IP address of the Linksys extender from DHCP client table of the host router and perform a ping test. If you are getting replies this means the extender is up and running. On the other way around, try the next hack in line.
4. Reconnect to Router
You can try reconnecting the Linksys extender to the host router. Perhaps the connection between them is not proper which is why you are getting troubled by the issue under discussion. So it is now suggested that you disconnect the devices first and try connecting them once again. Make sure that the router and extender are placed in close proximity if they are connected using a wireless mode. On the off chance they are connected using a wired mode, then make sure that the cable is not broken or loosely connected to the devices. The connection between the extender and the router should be firm.
5. Reset Extender
If you are still bothered by the same issue and the Linksys extender is still not broadcasting SSID after all the efforts that you made, then it is time to do the Linksys extender reset. By resetting the extender, you erase the customized settings from your extender and the default settings are restored on your device. After this, you need to set up your Linksys wireless range extender from scratch. You can use any method to set up the extender. But make sure you are following the correct procedure.
The Final Note
Once you are done setting up your Linksys extender, we are sure you will be able to access its network using the SSID. We recommend you to change the WiFi password of your network. This will help you keep your network secure. Access the login page of your Linksys extender and modify the password. Make sure to use a strong password this time. This way you can keep WiFi bandits away. Also, update the firmware of your extender to the most recent version. This will enhance the overall performance of your device.