Actiontec WCB3000N Dual-Band WiFi Network Extender: User Manual

Welcome to your Actiontec WCB3000N Dual-Band WiFi Network Extender. This user-friendly device allows you to expand the reach of your home or office network, ensuring a stable and speedy WiFi connection throughout all corners of your premises. This manual will guide you on how to install and use your extender to improve the overall quality of your internet experience.

Getting Started with Your Actiontec WCB3000N

Before you start, ensure you have the following:

Step 1: Plug it in

Connect the WiFi Network Extender to a power source in close proximity to your router.

Step 2: Connect to your router

Use the provided Ethernet cable to connect the WiFi Network Extender to your router.

Step 3: Wait for connection

The LED light on the extender will start to blink, indicating that it’s connecting to your network. Once the light becomes steady, the connection is established.

Factory Resetting Your Actiontec WCB3000N

If you encounter any problems with your extender, or if you simply want to start anew with the settings, a factory reset can be helpful.

Actiontec WCB3000N Dual-Band WiFi Network Extender PortsStep 1: Locate the reset button

On the back of your extender, you’ll find a small button labelled ‘Reset’.

Step 2: Press and hold the reset button

With a pin or a similar small pointed object, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds.

Step 3: Wait for reset to complete

The extender’s LED light will blink rapidly before rebooting, indicating that the reset is underway.

Changing the WiFi Name and Password

Personalizing your network name (SSID) and password not only allows you to easily recognize your network but also enhances its security.

Step 1: Access extender settings

Open a web browser on a device connected to your network and type “http://myextender” in the address bar.

Step 2: Log in

Enter the default username and password, which are both “admin” (without the quotation marks).

Step 3: Change WiFi Name and Password

Click on ‘Wireless Settings’, then under ‘Basic Settings’, you can change the ‘SSID’ to your desired WiFi name. In the ‘Security Option’, you can change the ‘Passphrase’ to your preferred password.

Step 4: Save changes

Remember to click on ‘Apply’ to save your changes.


The Actiontec WCB3000N Dual-Band WiFi Network Extender is a powerful device that can significantly improve your WiFi coverage and network performance. Remember to refer back to this user manual if you encounter any issues during the setup or operation of the device. Enjoy your new and improved internet connectivity!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why isn’t my Actiontec WCB3000N Dual-Band WiFi Network Extender connecting to my router?

Ensure the extender is plugged in and the Ethernet cable is securely connected to both the extender and the router. If the problem persists, try using a different Ethernet cable. If none of these steps work, a factory reset may be necessary.

2. I’ve forgotten my customized WiFi name (SSID) and password. How can I retrieve them?

If you’ve forgotten your customized SSID and password, you will need to perform a factory reset on the extender. This will revert the name and password back to the default settings. Refer to the ‘Factory Resetting Your Actiontec WCB3000N’ section of this guide for step-by-step instructions.

3. How can I tell if my Actiontec WCB3000N is working properly?

The LED light on your extender should be steady, indicating a successful connection to your network. If the light is blinking or off, this could signify a connection issue.

4. I have multiple networks in my home. Can I use more than one Actiontec WCB3000N Extender?

Yes, you can use multiple extenders in your home to improve the coverage of each network. Each extender should be connected to the router of the network it is intended to extend.

5. Can the Actiontec WCB3000N Extender work with any router?

While the extender is designed to be compatible with most routers, some older models may not support it. Please check with your router manufacturer to ensure compatibility.

6. How far away from my router can I place my Actiontec WCB3000N Extender?

For optimal performance, it’s recommended to place your extender halfway between your router and the area where you need improved coverage. If the extender is too far from the router, its performance may be compromised.

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