“I am sure that I have successfully configured my Linksys extender. But, sometimes, I doubt the configuration process, whether I have performed and completed it successfully or not. The reason being, whenever I try to access its SSID (Linksys router’s), I, again and again, received the “your Linksys extender not broadcasting SSID” error message. Please tell me why am I getting this issue! Can you help me fix it?”
Yes, of course! We will surely help you troubleshoot the issue! First of all, you need to relax because this issue is to be solved with a calm mind. After relaxing your senses, go through this piece of writing once. Here, we have mentioned some of the best tested and proven hacks through which you can easily resolve the issue while sitting on your couch. Thus, without thinking much, stick to this 5-minute read!
Fixed: Can’t Access Linksys Extender SSID
Fix 1: Power Cycle Your Linksys Extender
Well, you are not supposed to deny the fact that technical glitches have led Linksys extender users across the globe to face major issues with it. Chances are your Linksys extender is not broadcasting SSID because of technical glitches.
Therefore, to get rid of the issue and to have access to the Linksys extender’s SSID, we suggest you power cycle or restart your Linksys extender.
Are you wondering about how to execute the process? Wonder no more! The process is not rocket science. You can easily give a fresh start to your Linksys extender by following the instructions highlighted below:
- Turn off your Linksys WiFi extender and unplug it from the power outlet.
- Once you are done, wait for some time.
- Now, you can plug the Linksys extender back in.
See if you can access the Linksys extender’s SSID! What happened? Still getting the “your Linksys extender not broadcasting SSID” error message? If you are nodding in yes, then you need to follow the next hack.
Fix 2: Check the Extender-Router Connection
Another effective hack that you can apply to get the issue fixed at hand is to check the connection made between your Linksys extender and router.
Chances are that the Ethernet cable you have used for connecting your devices is damaged. Also, it seems like the wired connection is not successful. So, to rectify your mistake, simply ensure that you own a working Ethernet cable and have connected them firmly.
On the other hand, if you have used a wireless source, then you have to place your Linksys extender and router closer. But, not too close that their WiFi signals do not communicate and start messing with each other. Close distance is applicable only when you have to wire them via an Ethernet cable.
But, you can’t place them far away either! Doing so will definitely create issues for Linksys extender’s and router’s WiFi signals to communicate with each other.
Now, you might be thinking about where to place them, aren’t you? Well, the correct placement of your devices (Linksys extender and router) must be in the same room on opposite walls.
Need More Help?
Despite following the tested and proven hacks highlighted below, if you still find yourself in the clutter of the same issue, then there is no need to lose hope. Below we have mentioned a couple of hacks that will surely help you.
Your Linksys extender might not be broadcasting SSID because:
- Its SSID is not enabled. So, you need to verify the same! Chances are you have hidden it (extender’s SSID) to prevent it from unauthorized access.
- Poor internet connections might lead to the “Linksys extender not broadcasting SSID” issue. So, if you want to access it in a hassle-free manner, get in touch with your ISP and confirm if he is giving you sufficient range to access it.
We really hope that these two hacks will help you fix the issue. Keeping positive thoughts in mind, we are going to conclude this piece of writing. We hope the best for you that after implementing the article’s fixes, you will surely be able to access the Linksys WiFi extender’s SSID.