How to set up a Linksys re4100w WiFi range extender

Linksys RE4100W (N600) dual-band WiFi range extender is one of the latest wireless range extenders from “Linksys” that simultaneously operates on 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) and 5 Gigahertz (GHz) frequencies. You can easily use it in order to extend the coverage of your existing wireless networks to eliminate WiFi blind zones or dead spots. 

Linksys WiFi extender setup has made fast and easy with its built-in setup software. Before the actual Linksys extender setup process, you must know the details of your existing and active WiFi network. Keep scrolling down.

  1. SSID (Wireless network name).
  2. WiFi network password or passkey.

Manually Linksys Extender Setup re4100w: Say goodbye to dead zones

  • Connect your Linksys RE4100W WiFi range extender to a working and damaged-free power outlet.
  • Place your Linksys WiFi range extender midway between your existing router and the area with a poor WiFi signal. Make sure that you have at least 50 percent of your router’s WiFi signal for Linksys WiFi extender setup to work.

Now, proceed by choosing which type of Linksys Extender Setup re4100w you prefer:

  • Wireless Setup: Wait for a few minutes for the LED light on the front panel of your range extender become solid green. This process might take up to 2-3 minutes. On a laptop, computer, smartphone or tablet, connect to the extender's default WiFi network name (SSID) i.e. Linksys Extender Setup-xxx.
  • Wired Setup: Connect 1 (one) end of an Ethernet cable at the back panel of the Linksys RE4100W extender then connect the other end to your computer or laptop.

Note: Your computer or laptop should be connected to the Linksys RE4100W only during this time and not connected to your router's WiFi network either wired or wirelessly.

  • Now, open a web browser on your connected device and access the Linksys smart WiFi setup and login page by entering in the address bar field.

In case, you face issues while accessing this web address, then make sure of some few troubleshooting tips.

  1. Make sure that your Linksys range extender is placed in reach of your existing WiFi router.
  2. Make sure that your computer or laptop is connected to the range extender properly using a WiFi or a wired Ethernet connection.
  3. Make sure to clear temporary files, browsing history, cache, and the cookies prior to accessing the web address.
  4. Make sure that the URL is correctly entered into the browser's address bar instead of the search bar.

Note: Leave the username as it is (blank) and enter “admin” or “password” (without quotes) in the “Password” field and click “OK” or “Login” (when asked for authentication). In case you have customized your login detail (password), then enter it instead.

  • Once you have successfully accessed the web-based setup page of Linksys RE4100W WiFi range extender, simply follow the on-screen instructions for a hassle-free Linksys wireless extender setup.
  • Now, you are successfully connected to your existing router's WiFi network, you will see a confirmation message.
  • Click on “Close” and your Linksys WiFi extender setup process will be completed successfully.

If you want complete instructions on how to setup Linksys extender, then dial a toll-free number 1-866-808-4180 and talk with our highly-qualified and well-trained professionals.