Having a Linksys range extender in the house installed for fulfilling internet requirements is one of the most awesome experiences for a person. But, what if we say that this experience can get ruined? Fret not! It will only happen if someone unlocks the settings of your extender’s network via the default Linksys extender login password. Is your Linksys extender still using the default admin info? Well, that’s not a wise thing to go with. Want to know how? Read on.
Why You Should Change Linksys Extender Password?
Linksys is a renowned brand that manufactures myriad networking devices daily. With that said, the company can’t customize the login password of every device it manufactures. That is why they give a pre-set password to all devices. It is also done so that users won’t face any difficulties while configuring their range extenders. However, changing the default admin password becomes important because these default values are available over the internet.
In that context, any person with bad intentions can access the web-based management utility of the extender using the default password. He/she can also alter the wireless settings of the network making it difficult for you to access it. So, shouldn’t you change it to some personalized value? Well, you should. The next section exclusively focuses on the steps that you need to execute in order to assign a new administrative password to your Linksys range extender.
How to Change Linksys Extender Admin Password?
Start the process of changing the range extender’s admin passphrase by visiting the extender.linksys.com URL. FYI, it is the default web address of the extender that is used to access its management console. Therefore, load an internet browser on your favorite device (computer or laptop). Once you feel that the dashboard of the web browser is ready to assist you with the URL assessment, key in the default web address into the URL field and hit the Enter key. Once you get success, you will be able to see the admin portal of the extender. However, if it does not happen, consider putting the extender’s IP address to use.
Enter the Default Password
On the admin page, you are supposed to enter the default value of the Linksys range extender’s password into the field given and select the Login button. Consider entering the password very carefully since it is case-sensitive. In other words, avoid unnecessary capitalization of letters. You can act cautiously by switching off the Caps Lock key on the keyboard. In case you are unaware of the default password of the range extender, consider checking out its user manual.
Change the Password
Right after selecting the Login button, you will be taken to the Linksys extender dashboard. Now, select the Management option followed by Administration. The Management window will appear. Once you reach there, enter the new password for the extender into the “Enter Password” field. To verify the same, consider inserting it into the “Re-enter to Confirm” field. Once done, click the Save button. However, if you are an owner of a Linksys RE1000, RE2000, or RE6500 range extender, the “Save” button is replaced with the “Save Settings” button.
As soon as you save the changes you’ve made, you’ll get logged out of the extender. Therefore, try to use the new password to log in to your WiFi device and see if it works for you. However, if you are unable to change the password of the extender, the next section will assist you to troubleshoot the problem.
Can’t Change Linksys Extender Admin Password?
Access the Correct Network
The password-changing process will be successful only if you are using a device accessing the Linksys extender setup-xxx. Know that you cannot make amendments to the extender’s settings until you’re not accessing the wireless network of the range extender. So, verify the same and access the correct network.
Check the Internet Connection
A poor internet connection can also stop you from changing the admin password of the Linksys range extender. Therefore, first of all, see if your extender and router are sharing a stable Ethernet connection. If not, then consider strengthening it. However, if everything is all well with the cable, then consider getting in touch with your ISP to verify the same and wait till he fixes the issue.
Changing the Linksys range extender admin password is a great initiative to safeguard the home network from WiFi bandits. We are hopeful that the instructions mentioned in this post will help you assign a personalized password to the extender with ease.