How to Check Connection Linksys RE9000 WiFi Repeater

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check the network status of your Linksys Range Extender.
You'll Need:
  • To be by your range extender or have a computer on hand.

1 Check Network Status

You can check the status of your Linksys RE9000 Range Extender in two ways:

  • On the device
  • On a computer or mobile device with a web browser

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. Check the indicator light on the front of the range extender:
    Linksys RE9000 with idicator light highlighted
    Off
    OffRange Extender isn't getting power, or is turned off.
    Solid Green
    GreenTurned on, with good signal strength.
    Blinking Green
    Blinking GreenBooting up or updating firmware.
    Blinking Orange
    Blinking OrangeReady for setup or not connected.
    Solid Orange
    OrangeSignal is weak from your router to the Range Extender. Move the Range Extender closer to the router.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the web browser that you use to surf the web.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to one of the following addresses:
    • http://extender.linksys.com
      Address bar with http://extender.linksys.com entered
    • If you know the IP address assigned to your range extender you can enter that instead.
      Address bar with example ip address of extender entered

      This is an example IP address and will likely not match the one your range extender has.

  3. Enter the password when requested.

    The default password is "admin".

    Range Extender login with Password field and Login button highlighted
  4. Under Wireless, click on Basic Settings.
    Range Extender menu with Basic Settings highlighted.
  5. Your network status will be displayed here.
    Range Extender Basic Settings with connection status highlighted.
  6. The status will show the range extender's connection to the router.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check the network status of your Linksys Range Extender.
You'll Need:
  • To be by your range extender or have a computer on hand.

You can check the status of your Linksys RE9000 Range Extender in two ways:

  • On the device
  • On a computer or mobile device with a web browser

The type and amount of network related information that you get depends on which method you use.

On Your Range Extender

  1. Check the indicator light on the front of the range extender:
    Linksys RE9000 with idicator light highlighted
    Off
    OffRange Extender isn't getting power, or is turned off.
    Solid Green
    GreenTurned on, with good signal strength.
    Blinking Green
    Blinking GreenBooting up or updating firmware.
    Blinking Orange
    Blinking OrangeReady for setup or not connected.
    Solid Orange
    OrangeSignal is weak from your router to the Range Extender. Move the Range Extender closer to the router.

On Your Computer

  1. Launch the web browser that you use to surf the web.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to one of the following addresses:
    • http://extender.linksys.com
      Address bar with http://extender.linksys.com entered
    • If you know the IP address assigned to your range extender you can enter that instead.
      Address bar with example ip address of extender entered

      This is an example IP address and will likely not match the one your range extender has.

  3. Enter the password when requested.

    The default password is "admin".

    Range Extender login with Password field and Login button highlighted
  4. Under Wireless, click on Basic Settings.
    Range Extender menu with Basic Settings highlighted.
  5. Your network status will be displayed here.
    Range Extender Basic Settings with connection status highlighted.
  6. The status will show the range extender's connection to the router.
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