Have you decided to couple your Spectrum WiFi router with a Linksys range extender? Well, that’s a great decision! Technologies housed by Linksys products when combined with Spectrum technologies can quadruple the internet performance. With that aim, let us discuss the steps to connect the Linksys WiFi extender to the Spectrum router. Just in case you already know about the process, walk through the post to learn what you might be unaware of.
There are two methods that can be adopted for connecting a Linksys wireless range extender to the Spectrum WiFi router. The first method utilizes an Ethernet cable whereas the second lets you establish communication between both devices through wireless media. Here, they are:
Manual Method [requires Ethernet cable]
WPS Method [wireless communication is established]
Steps to Connect Linksys WiFi Extender to Spectrum Router
The process of connecting a Linksys range extender to the Spectrum WiFi router is nothing but the process of setting up the former with respect to the latter. Walking through the below-mentioned sections will help you establish wired or wireless communication between your networking hardware. But, before that, make sure to place your Linksys extender in the room where you have already placed the Spectrum wireless router. Once done, walk through the instructions highlighted in the upcoming sections:
Connect Linksys Extender to Spectrum Router via Cable
- The first thing you are required to do is to power off the Spectrum WiFi router.
- Give it a break of 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pick an Ethernet cable and use it to join your networking hardware.
- The ports utilized will be the router – LAN1 port and the Linksys extender – Internet port.
- Connected your devices firmly? That is not it! The process has just started.
- Now, get your hands on a laptop or a computer.
- Either connect your computer to the network of your extender or use a LAN cable connection.
- The next step is to visit extender.linksys.com on a web browser.
- You might see a page asking for the extender’s login credentials.
- You’ll get redirected to the dashboard of the extender.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the rest of the process.
In this manner, your Linksys WiFi extender and router can be connected through an Ethernet cable. Know that if you connect your devices using a cable, the router will assign a new IP address to the extender. It means you won’t be able to access its admin panel via the default web or IP address. You have to access the Spectrum router login page and check the list of connected devices to know the IP address assigned to your extender. However, the Linksys router login page will come to your rescue if the host router also belongs to Linksys.
Connect Linksys Extender to Spectrum WiFi Router via WPS
- Power cycle your Spectrum WiFi router in the same way as mentioned in the previous method.
- Now, let the Power light on your range extender and router gain some stability.
- Look for the WPS button on your Linksys extender and press it carefully.
- The next thing you need to do is press the WPS button on the Spectrum router.
- The button is supposed to be pressed within 2 minutes.
- If your Linksys WiFi extender features dual-band, press the WPS button again.
- The second time you press the WPS button, the 5GHz band connection will become successful.
- Now, you can relocate your range extender so that whole home WiFi coverage will become a practical thing.
The steps to connect a Linksys WiFi range extender to the Spectrum wireless router end here. We hope that you’ve successfully established a connection between both devices. However, you should know that the aforementioned instructions will apply to the WPS-authorized Spectrum WiFi router models. In case your router does not have a WPS button, do check its Settings to look for the same option and click it after pushing the WPS button on your range extender.
The Closing Note
Now, it is time to wrap up the post focused to help you connect the Linksys WiFi extender to the Spectrum router. Here, we discussed two different approaches to connecting networking devices. It is now expected that you will be able to connect your devices successfully using the convenient method.