From being the conventional single-band Ethernet-based range extenders to dual-band Wi-Fi range extenders, Linksys range extenders have undergone a substantial change to provide bigger benefits to internet users globally. In today’s modern context, 5 GHz Wi-Fi range extenders have been given more preference due to their low interference capability.
But, unfortunately, there may emanate a very common problem of “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” which may be properly dealt with by trying a few simple solutions.
Friends, I recently had to face the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue which I was able to fix by reducing the distance between my router and the Linksys Extender. So, here at this point in time, I would like to share herewith all the possible causes of the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue.
There is a very high risk of your 5GHz WiFi range extender getting damaged if you connected it to a faulty power outlet. Also, your 5GHz WiFi range extender may not work properly due to the deficient power supply so it must be ensured that your 5GHz range extender is very well connected to a proper power outlet ensuring the required power supply to the 5GHz WiFi range extender.
Quite often your 5GHz range extender may be positioned at an inappropriate place leading to the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue. As the frequency and the signal do get affected by positioning your 5GHz range extender when your 5GHz range extender is at a somewhat different angle, it becomes imperative to say that the inappropriate positioning may ultimately cause the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue.
It is often observed that the surfaces like your room wall or any metal surface may be hindering the reception and transmission of WiFi signals that may actually be causing the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender”.
It is also observed in the case of offices and other commercial establishments that a Linksys WiFi extender does not perform satisfactorily if the same is installed in a basement or on the lowest floor.
There may also be a chance that your Linksys 5GHz range extender is positioned at a very large or at a very short distance from the router thereby leading to the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue.
In such situations, you must ensure that your Linksys 5GHz is kept at an optimum distance from the router so as to make sure that reception and transmission of signals is streamlined between the Linksys range extender and the router.
Quite often your Linksys 5GHz range extender may be kept in the vicinity of some other devices that may be causing the interference thereby leading to the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue.
To avoid such a situation of electromagnetic interference you must ensure that the least number of devices come in the range of your 5GHz range extender.
Another reason for the “5GHz WiFi not showing up on Linksys Extender” issue is probably the outdated software that may actually be causing the technical glitches while using the 5GHz range extender. In such a situation you must use the latest software downloaded and installed from the official website of the operating system and the Linksys router.