Why is the Wavlink Extender Not Working?
Getting “Wavlink extender not working” issue has become one of the most common issues these days. But, you don’t have to worry! Instead pat your back for selecting the right post. Here we have provided only a few, but effective fixes that will help in making your WiFi range extender work like never before. Hence, without waiting much, let’s get the ball rolling!
Reasons: Wavlink Extender Not Working
You might be thinking why we are providing you the reasons instead of fixes, right? Look, if you don’t know the actual reason that has led you experience the issue, then will it be easy for you to troubleshoot it? Think about it! That is why, knowing the reasons before troubleshooting the issue is more than important. Hence, without wasting more time, scroll down a little to know the reasons:
- Your Wavlink extender is not operating/ working on a steady power.
- The wall socket in which the extender is plugged in is damaged.
- Your router and the extender are not connected.
- You have not set up the extender in a proper way.
- The internet connection of yours is the culprit.
- Last, but, not least, the firmware of your WiFi range extender is outdated.
That’s all! The list of reasons causing the issue ends here! Now, scroll down a little and apply the fixes provided here to troubleshoot the issue while relaxing on your couch.
Fixed: Wavlink Extender Not Working
Here are the fixes to troubleshoot “Wavlink extender not working” issue:
Power Cycle Your Extender
This is one of the most important fixes to troubleshoot the issue. For instructions to power cycle the extender, please head over to the next section:
- First, you need to disconnect your internet router and the extender (if connected).
- Thereafter, you need to turn the extender off and wait for 4-5 minutes.
Note: If you have connected your client device (s) to the extender’s WiFi, kindly disconnect them as well.
- Reconnect your disconnected devices and power up your WiFi range extender.
The LED (s) on your WiFi range extender will start blinking – indication of a working device.
Connect Your Wavlink Device and Router
Even after power cycling your WiFi extender, you are still facing the same issue, it means like your devices (router and extender) are not connected in a proper manner. Hence, for fixing the issue and to make the most out of your extender, ensure to connect it to your router firmly.
There are two methods to connect the devices:
- First is by using an Ethernet cable (recommended)
- Second is by using a wireless source
If you want to opt for a wired source, then you must ensure that the cable you have is well-working and doesn’t have any cuts on it.
And, if you want to go with the wireless source, then your internet connection supposed to be up and running. On the off chance, you find that your WiFi/ internet connection is working slow, contact your ISP immediately. Once the connection come back in business, feel free to connect the devices (router and the extender) wirelessly.
Update Wavlink Extender Firmware
Even if after following the aforementioned fixes, you are still getting the same issue (the query you have raised), then immediately update your extender’s firmware. Maybe the firmware of your range extender is outdated which is why, it is behaving weird.
Thus, without delay, access the dashboard of your Wavlink device using its default web address i.e. http://wifi.wavlink.com or http://192.168.10.1 IP. Thereafter, log in to the extender using the default (unless changed) password. And, once you are logged in, follow the instructions provided on-screen to update Wavlink extender firmware.
After updating the extender’s firmware, we assure that its performance and working level will be improved by 30 percent. Kindly, perform the process whenever you get notifications to do so.
Do Wavlink WiFi Extender Setup Properly
Another reason that might have led you experience the issue is the improper Wavlink WiFi extender setup. For getting the issue fixed and to make the most out of the extender, you need to first reset your device and then perform the extender setup process again from scratch.
Here’s how to reset the extender:
- First, disconnect your devices.
- Then, find the reset hole on the extender.
- Press it upon finding it and hold it up for 5-10 seconds.
- Release the extender’s reset hole and reconnect it with your internet router.
Once you are done, connect your computer or laptop to the Wavlink extender’s WiFi, and perform the Wavlink wifi extender setup process from scratch.
Don’t know how to set up the Wavlink extender? Worry not! Just head over to the next section!
Here’s how to set up the extender using the WPS method:
- Plug in your router and the WiFi extender in the same room (area).
- Press the WPS button on your router.
- Within 10 seconds, press the WPS button on your Wavlink extender.
In this way, you can set up the extender using the WPS button. But, if you don’t want to use the WPS feature for extender configuration, then you are free to use the manual method. For instruction to do the Wavlink extender setup using the manual method, kindly see its user manual.
The Last Words
Now, we are wrapping up our blog! We hope that the fixes we have provided here will help you keep the “Wavlink extender not working” issue at bay. Moreover, we also suggest you save this post for future. So that, whenever you face the same issue, you will have the fixes at your fingertips to troubleshoot it in a flash. We hope the best for you always, but being a technical device, the extender is prone to give technical issues, right? That is the only reason we are suggesting you bookmark this post.