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Step By Step Process For Linksys Extender Reset 

A Linksys extender can gradually boost the Wi-Fi connection at your home and can get you high-speed internet even at the secret laboratory built below your home. You might have already settled up the extender and maybe using it for quite a long time.

However, if you are reading this article then chances are there that you have encountered a problem that is not solved by even the troubleshooting tips and you find no other way than doing a Linksys extender reset

Therefore, in this article, we will be looking at the subtle method of resetting the Linksys extender to solve all the problems related to it and get it back to the default settings. But before that let us have a look at the various problems out of which you might be facing one or two

Linksys extender – Common problems 


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  • Some of the most simple and easy-to-solve problems that you might be facing with your extender are as follows: 
  • You might be having issues in login or the setup process of your Linksys extender.
  • The web address might not be accessible by you and it might be inaccessible for your network. 
  • You might have issues in the configuration of your Linksys router and you might not be capable of setting it up. 
  • Your extender might show some problems while trying to connect multiple devices in it. 
  • You might be unable to set up the router with the extender.
  • You might be facing issues while accessing the setup page of your router. 
  • You may have forgotten the password of your router. 
  • You might not be able to access the internet even if you are connected to the extender.

If you are facing any of these problems and the troubleshooting steps just don’t work for you then only a Linksys extender reset can save the day. Moreover, the reset process is extremely easy and you don’t need sugar, spice, and everything nice for doing a factory data reset on your router.  

Therefore, let us look at the step by step procedure to perform a Linksys extender reset

Steps for Linksys Extender Reset Process

linksys extender resetWhen you reset your extender, you will reverse all the settings to the factory presets and everything in it will become as if you bought it right now. Also, make sure that you make a backup of all the necessary configurations and settings if in case anything goes wrong during the Linksys extender reset process. 

Taking a backup will also help you save time during the next setup process of your extender. Therefore, to perform a clean reset of the extender, follow the steps mentioned below: 



First of all, you need to start the process of Linksys extender reset by accessing the web application setup page of the router. To do this, you need to first configure the extender (skip if it is already done) and after that, you need to visit the network section in your file explorer and then right-click on it and click on view device webpage dialog in the menu. After that, you will be redirected to the setup page of the router.

In the setup page, you need to log in with the username and password. If you haven’t settled a password then leave the username field empty and type in “admin” in the password input box and hit the login box.

After you’ve successfully accessed the setup page of your extender, please continue with the further steps below. 


  • Navigating to the Linksys Extender reset settings 


In the web-based new extender setup page of your extender, you will see a tab namely Management. You need to click on it and after that, you need to navigate to backup configurations panel and then you will be left with two processes to perform a Linksys extender reset which after doing you need to click on save settings button.  

Here are the two ways by which you can carry on the reset process of your extender: 

By using the Linksys extender reset button

In every extender developed by Linksys, you will be getting a reset button that can be used for resetting your router to its default settings. However, the location where the button exists varies highly from model to model. What you need to do for resetting the extender is keeping that button pressed for around eight seconds.

Also, make sure that you do a full charge on the device before you perform a reset on it. Usually, the reset button is found on the sideways of the extender. Let us now have a look at the other method to perform a Linksys extender reset

By using the web-based setup page

Follow these steps as per the order to perform a reset with the help of a web-based setup page: 

Step 1: Open up a web browser and access the LINKSYS Extender setup page by following the steps that are mentioned above in the previous section of this article. 

Step 2: Navigate to the administration section and then you will see a panel named factory defaults, click on that panel. 

Step 3: Under that section, you will be able to see an option of resetting your extender through the medium of a button that says “reset factory defaults”, click on that button. 

Step 4: After you’ve clicked on the button, just unplug your extender and then plug it again after a fraction of 30 seconds. Then the reset process will be completed and your router will be reversed back to the default settings. 

Once again, note that if you already have created a backup of the configurations of your extender then before you continue with the reset process, you need to click on the restore configurations button which can be found in the management tab. After you do this, simply click on the save settings button.


That’s how you can perform a factory data reset for your extender. This will ensure that all your problems are solved regarding the extender. That’s all we have for today. 


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