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Linksys range extender with wired connection

Setting up a Linksys range extender with a wired connection involves a few steps. Here’s a general guide on how to do it. Please note that specific instructions may vary based on the model of your Linksys range extender:

1. Hardware Setup:

  • Connect the range extender to a power source and wait for it to power up.
  • Use an Ethernet cable to connect the range extender to your computer or laptop. This is typically done through one of the LAN ports on the extender.

2. Access the Range Extender:

  • Open a web browser on your connected device.
  • Enter the default IP address of the Linksys range extender in the address bar. The default IP address is often “” or “,” but you can check the user manual or the bottom of the range extender for the correct IP address.

3. Log In:

  • You will be prompted to enter a username and password. The default credentials are often “admin” for both the username and password. Check the user manual or the bottom of the range extender for the correct login credentials.

4. Configure the Range Extender:

  • Once logged in, follow the on-screen instructions to configure the range extender.
  • Look for a setup wizard or similar option that guides you through the configuration process.
  • During the setup, you may be prompted to select a wireless network to extend. Choose your existing Wi-Fi network and enter the security key.

5. Wired Settings:

  • Within the range extender settings, look for an option related to wired connections or LAN settings.
  • Ensure that the extender is set up to use a wired connection.
  • You may need to configure the LAN settings to match your existing network, such as setting a static IP address or using DHCP.

6. Save and Reboot:

  • Once you’ve configured the settings, save the changes.
  • Reboot the range extender to apply the new configurations.

7. Disconnect and Test:

  • Disconnect the Ethernet cable between your computer and the range extender.
  • Test the wireless connectivity in the areas covered by the range extender to ensure it’s working as expected.

Remember that these are general instructions, and the specific steps may vary based on your Linksys range extender model. Always refer to the user manual for your specific device for accurate and detailed instructions.

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