If you have a huge house and you are not able to get good internet coverage in all the rooms, then worry not as you can use Wi-Fi range extenders to get good network coverage. Linksys RE6400 is a commonly used wireless extender and is quite reliable.
In order to get good performance at all times, you must reset it routinely. It ensures that you are getting good internet coverage and speed. So, what leads to issues in resetting your RE6400 and how can you resolve this issue? One of the main issues that people experience at the time of resetting your Linksys RE6400 that don't hold the reset button for a long time in order to start the reset process.
When you press the reset button for a short duration only, then your Wi-Fi extender gets turned off instead of resetting. Below, we explained the right process of resetting the Linksys RE6400 router.
Just press your reset button and ensure that you hold it for at least 10 seconds. This will enable you to reset your device to factory default settings. At the time of reset, you will notice that the indicator light will start blinking. When the color of light changes to solid green, then it is ready for use.
You need to perform a couple of steps to run a hard reset successfully. Below, we have mentioned a detailed description of all the steps that you need to perform.
Step 1: Start by shutting down all the devices connected to your wireless extender. Before you go ahead with the reset process, you must confirm all the devices are disconnected. Please ensure that you turn off your extender and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
Step 2: When the wireless extender gets disconnected and turned off, you must go ahead and reconnect it to the power source. After that, let it boot on its own. Then, wait for the LED lights to become stable.
Step 3: Unlike a normal reset, you shouldn't use the reset button for the hard reset. Every Linksys Wi-Fi extender has a reset hole and you need to use a sharp object to press the reset button. Take a pin or paper clip and make sure it is long enough.
Step 4: Press the pin in the hole and hold it for 5 seconds.
Step 5: Wait for the LED lights to blink and then release your pin from the reset hole.
All the above-mentioned steps will help you reset your Linksys RE6400 Wi-Fi range extender successfully. After that, you must reconfigure your Linksys RE6400. Once you are done completing the setup process, reconnect the devices you want to use through the extender's network.
1) Outdated Firmware
There is a chance that your Linksys RE6400 is not resetting because of outdated firmware. To fix this problem, you must update the firmware and then go ahead and reset it. Other than the wireless extender, you must ensure that the firmware of your router is updated.
Outdated router firmware can also cause random disconnection issues. Once the firmware of both the devices is updated, you must reset your range extender.
2) Connect to a Public Hotspot
Please ensure that you are using a safe hotspot while using the gadgets for accessing the internet. In case you are using a public hotspot, then you must change to a secure and private source.
This will allow you to reset seamlessly and provide you with a better internet experience.
3) An Overloaded Browser
If a lot of devices are connected to the main router, then you may experience issues while performing a successful extender reset. Start with disconnecting as many devices as possible to get an uninterrupted connection.