Linksys E1000 N300 Wireless Range Extender User Manual

Congratulations on your new Linksys E1000 N300 Wireless Range Extender. This device will increase the range of your current WiFi network, allowing for better coverage and improved internet connectivity. This manual will guide you through the installation, setup, and troubleshooting processes, ensuring your wireless network functions at its optimal capacity.

 

Installation

  1. Plug your Linksys E1000 N300 into a power outlet which is roughly halfway between your wireless router and the area where you need improved coverage.
  2. Make sure the power light on the range extender is solid, indicating the device is ready for setup.

 

Connecting to Your Internet Modem

  1. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the Linksys E1000 N300 to the modem. Insert one end of the cable into the modem’s Ethernet port and the other end into the range extender’s Ethernet port.
  2. Connect a computer to the range extender using another Ethernet cable. Open a web browser and type “192.168.1.1” into the address bar, then press “Enter”. This will bring up the range extender’s setup page.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your range extender to your existing WiFi network.

 

Changing the WiFi Password

  1. From the range extender’s setup page (192.168.1.1), navigate to the “Wireless” section.
  2. Click on the “Wireless Security” tab.
  3. Here, you’ll find your network’s current password. You can change it by typing a new password into the “Passphrase” field.
  4. Be sure to click “Save Settings” to apply changes. All devices will need to reconnect with the new password.

 

Resetting to Factory Default

  1. Locate the reset button on the bottom of your range extender.
  2. Using a paperclip or similar tool, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds. The power light will start blinking, indicating that the reset process is ongoing.
  3. Once the power light stops blinking and turns solid, the range extender has been reset to factory defaults. You can now set it up again as per the steps above.

 

Conclusion

You are now equipped with the knowledge to install, setup, and troubleshoot your Linksys E1000 N300 Wireless Range Extender. With this device, your internet usage will be unrestricted by distance or obstacles, allowing for a more seamless and enjoyable online experience. If you encounter any issues not addressed in this manual, visit the Linksys website or contact customer support for further assistance. Enjoy your enhanced network coverage!

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