If you are one of those customers who want to extend their Wi-Fi ranges to great distances in their home, you are probably familiar with the Linksys Wi-Fi extender range, specifically the Linksys RE7000. This device will provide you with a fast internet connection, an extended Wi-Fi range to reach out to dead zones in your home, and a great capacity. Although it has been commonly observed that many users experience some basic issues with their Linksys RE7000. This article will walk you through a general framework for troubleshooting your Linksys RE7000.
Linksys RE7000 Troubleshooting
1. Cable Connections:
It may have occurred to you that your Wi-Fi extender frequently does not provide you with an established connection, disrupting the network flow. If you’re having the same problem, double-check your connections. Loose or improper connections at the time of installation might have caused connectivity issues. Having said that, if you are using a wired connection through the Ethernet cable, plug out the cable and plug in again. Make sure the connections are hand-tight.
2. Synchronize Wi-Fi Extender To The Router:
If you are facing connection issues, then there is a chance that your Wi-Fi extender is not synchronized with your router so it is unable to access the internet. Therefore, to synchronize your router
- Plug out the power cables of your re700 extender and the outer
- Wait for about 30 seconds
- Wait until the lights are completely stable
- Now plug in the power cord to the respective devices and your Wi-Fi extender is synchronized with your router
3. Outdated Firmware:
If you have consistently ignored the firmware update pop-ups displayed by your re7000, you should expect your system to perform poorly. Your Wi-Fi extender is unable to establish a network connection with your router due to outdated firmware. Because of outdated firmware, your Wi-Fi extender is unable to develop a network connection with your router. Therefore,
- Go to the web-based setup of your Linksys RE7000 Wi-Fi extender
- Navigate to the Firmware Update section under the Administration and click it
- You can either choose the automatic or the manual update method.
- By choosing the automatic update your Wi-Fi extender will automatically detect a new available firmware and update itself.
You can power cycle your Wi-Fi extender to let the system run with new firmware.
4. Faulty Cables Compatibility Issues:
These are the most common issues that your Wi-Fi extender may encounter. If you have no problems with your cable connections, have successfully power-cycled your router, and have updated the firmware, but the problem persists, it could be faulty cables or compatibility issues with your Wi-Fi extender. Examine your cables for bends or insulation breakdowns. Replace any faulty cables and ensure that your extender is operational.
In terms of compatibility, Linksys supports the following standards: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a, and 802.11ac. Check to see if your router is compliant with these specifications. If not, you should consider purchasing a new router.