Are you having issues with your Linksys wireless range extender? You have landed on the right post. This post will help you to fix the Linksys extender if it stopped working after the reset process. We have taken the Linksys RE6300 extender as a reference, but even if you do not have done the Linksys RE6300 setup and own another extender model by Linksys, then also you can rely on the same hacks. Go on reading further to know what you are supposed to be doing now that your extender is not working post reset process.
Fixed: Linksys RE6300 Extender Stopped Working
1. Did You Set Up Your Extender After the Reset Process?
Once you have reset your Linksys RE6300 WiFi extender, the customized settings get erased from it. The extender becomes as good as a new extender as the default settings are running on it now. To again start using its WiFi on all devices, you need to set it up or in simple words, configure it once again from scratch.
So verify the same if you have done this job or not. Even if you have completed the configuration then the process should have been done properly. If not you will get stuck with the extender not working issue.
So check the same first. But before you try to set up your extender once again there are a few more things that you can try.
2. Is the Power Supply Proper?
There could be an issue with the power supply to the Linksys RE6300 extender that is not letting it function properly. You can verify the same by examining the power adapter of the extender and also the electrical socket in use to supply power to it. There ought to be no damage to them. Plus the cable should not be loose. You can employ a UPS if power outage issues are going on.
3. Have you Connected Devices Firmly?
When you reset your extender, you disconnect it from the host router. And you need to connect them again while setting up the extender. If the connectivity between these two devices is not stable then you will definitely get issues connecting to the extender. We thus suggest you go ahead and confirm the same. Inspect the Ethernet cable in use to connect the router and extender. If the cable is worn out then replace it. If it is loose then reconnect the devices securely once again. In case the ports in use are damaged then use alternative ports. Simply put, the connection has to be secure and firm.
Are you Still Stuck With the Problem?
After trying all the above tips, if you are still stuck with the extender not working issue, then this means you haven’t either set up the extender properly or the reset is not done correctly. What should you do now? Try this:
Reset the Extender
The extender must be reset properly so that you can set it up once again. So, you should now reset the extender once again using the correct process as given below:
- Remove the Ethernet cable connecting the router and extender.
- Next, make sure that the extender is properly powered up.
- Now, locate the Reset button that would usually be inside a hole on the extender.
- Push and hold it for at least 10 seconds using a sharp and pointed object like a paper clip.
- As soon as you release the button, the extender will be reset to the factory settings.
Set Up Linksys RE 6300 Extender
Now that your extender has been reset correctly, you can set it up once again. To get this job executed, you need to access the linksyssmartwifi login page on a PC that is connected to the extender’s network. You can refer to the user manual to learn about the exact instructions for the Linksys extender setup.
The Final Note
We are very hopeful that once you are done setting up your extender after resetting it, you will be able to connect to its network on different devices without any trouble.