Solved: Can’t Find Linksys Extender on Network List?

Can’t find Linksys extender on network list even after performing Linksys extender setup has become a headache for many Linksys extender users. If you are also struggling with the same issue, then the relaxing news is that – we have got you covered. In this article, you will give the best tips that will help you fix can’t find Linksys extender on network list issue in minutes.

Troubleshoot: Can’t Find Linksys Extender?

Fix 1: Check the Connection

One of the biggest reasons why you are getting can’t find Linksys extender on network list issue is that you haven’t connected the extender and your router in a proper way. To troubleshoot the issue, just connect the devices properly using an Ethernet source.

Note: It is not recommended to use a wireless source for connecting them. The reason is if you connect your router and extender using a wireless source, there can be WiFi signal interference, resulting in the issue. But, we suggest using a well-maintained Ethernet cable and ensuring to establish a finger-tight connection between devices.

Now, can you see your Linksys extender on the list of networks? If yes, then access its default SSID, Linksys extender setup xxx right away.

Bonus: The distance between your Linksys extender and router must be lesser. For this, you have to plug them in reach of each other. Just use an extension cord to make things happen (in case you don’t have 2 wall plugs closer).

Still getting the same error? Did you nod yes? No worries! Try the next fix highlighted below.

Fix 2: Enable the SSID

Chances are – the SSID of your Linksys extender is not enabled and that is the reason causing the issue. So, without much delay, navigate to the Settings menu of your device and enabled SSID (if disabled) right away.

One more thing we would like to tell you – if you have changed the SSID of your Linksys extender, look for it. Maybe you have changed it and looking for the default one.

Note: 99 percent of users commit such a mistake. So, ensure that you haven’t personalized the extender’s SSID, and if you have done so – just look for it and access it.

If this is the case with you and you forgot to enable the SSID of your Linksys extender, then it’s high time you think about it. Yes, by any chance, if the SSID of the device is disabled, you won’t be able to get Linksys WiFi extender setup success. Because without accessing the extender’s SSID, the configuration of the device is impossible.

Fix 3: Relocate the Extender

Maybe the WiFi signals of your Linksys extender are getting interrupted and due to that, it is getting problems appearing on the network list. To get it fixed, we suggest you relocate it.

Just place the extender away from doors, thick walls, windows, baby monitors, kitchen appliances, WiFi, Alexa, and Bluetooth devices. Once you are done, check if you can see Linksys extender setup – xxx on the list of networks or not.

If you can see it, access by getting access to the extender’s SSID and make changes to the extender accordingly.

If not, then try the last fix in our post. Scroll down a little.

Fix 4: Power Cycle Linksys Extender

Last, but not least, power cycle your Linksys WiFi range extender. Well, at times, technical glitches can also prevent the SSID of the Linksys extender to display on the network list. To get it fixed, just give your Linksys extender a fresh start. Here’s how to do so:

Step 1: Disconnect your Linksys WiFi extender and router.

Step 2: Unplug your Linksys extender and wait for some time.

Step 3: Once the wait is over, plug the extender back in and wait for its power LED to get stable.

Step 4: Reconnect the Linksys extender and router.

We hope that you are now able to see your Linksys extender on the list of network. Please share your answer with us.