Steps to Troubleshoot ‘Unable to Detect Range Extender SSID Name’ Problem

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This post is meant for those who are getting a problem in detecting the network name of Linksys WiFi range extender or smart wireless devices. Generally, this problem encounters when SSID or the network name of a Linksys device hasn’t booted properly or isn’t broadcasting properly. Moreover, if you cannot connect to Linksys extender then reboot your device and check whether the problem has successfully resolved or not.

In case this issue still persists, then call our technical department on toll-free number 1-844-726-2255.
The below-mentioned rose-petal steps can be implemented to check the network name (SSID) is broadcast or not:
1.    Connect your Linksys device to the laptop or a computer by taking help of a well-maintained Ethernet cable.
2.    Open the Linksys extender GUI from
3.    If you are prompt for default login credentials (username and password), then enter the details you have used for creating a valid extended account. In case the login details aren’t working, then someone else might change them accidentally or intentionally. To resolve this issue, you have to ask us for support
4.    Now, open the WiFi settings and click on Enable 2.4 GHz WiFi and check if ‘broadcast this network name’ is disable or enabled. In case it is disabled, then consider enabling it.
Important Note: If your Linksys device consists of an older version of firmware, then go to the settings from the advanced menu and click in order to enable the SSID broadcast.
5.    Here, verify the SSID or network name and choose the accurate SSID.
Power LED Blinking
This usually encounters of the firmware version of Linksys device is corrupted or isn’t receiving enough power supply from the wall socket. For this:
1.    You have to be 100% sure that your Linksys device is properly connected to the wall socket. The electricity shouldn’t be low, high, or fluctuating.
2.    Reset your device by pressing the reset hole with the help of paper clip or pin for few seconds.
3.    If you find that the LED lights aren’t stable, then download the latest version of software or consider buying a new one.
Moreover, you have to place your device away from electronic appliances, metal gadgets, and Bluetooth devices in order to avoid Smart WiFi Setup Not Working issues.
4.    Now, connect your computer to the range extender and in the address bar of a browser type the default IP address of your Linksys device.
If the IP address isn’t valid, then set a static on to your smart WiFi enabled computer.
Default IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
5.    Shut down your computer – restart it after a short while
6.    As soon as your system gets started, open a prompt command and open IP address of your Linksys device.
7.    Are you able to click on the IP address? If yes, then you can proceed towards next step. In case you are not, then it means that your device is beyond recovery and you need Support for
8.    Now, run the downloaded file and type the IP address in the server box and password in the passphrase or password box.
9.    After that, from the file section, navigate to browser button and select the latest firmware recently downloaded by you.
10. Moreover, hit the upgrade button and check if the message is displayed or visible or not.
11. Have you received successful message on the screen? If yes, then change the IP address of the computer to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) again.
Once the recovery process is successfully completed, you will see that the LED lights on your range extender turn to solid green. In case they are still blinking, the firmware hasn’t be recovered and you have to replace it with a new one.
12. To manually configure Linksys range extender, perform the hard reset process again.
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