Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used “Cisco-Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G” and save over 90% off the $ list price. Buy with confidence as the . 1) Turn off WEP or WPA on your router 2) Plug the WRE54G in the same room as your router 3) Push autoconfig button and hold 5 seconds. Download Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard. OS support: Windows (all). Category: Networking.

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Sure I could have moved my router so I would not have needed an extender but then my network would have been centered around my router being in my foyer and who wants that? After reading extensively all the information I could find on this repeater I found that it does not work well or at all with some MIMO routers or routers that either auto select their operating channels or have the ability to transmit on one channel and receive on another When I try a por Computer NetworksRouterWi-Fi.

Unlike Linksys’ other “repeaters” that require a hardline to be dropped to it which is actually a little more reliablethis systems “sees” a signal, latches on like a leach, then re-distributes it at an amplified feed. I wonder, can’t two routers work the same as those ethernet boxes?

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We take a look at whether it means trouble for your 11ac network. It “extends” the range of your wireless router by being on the same frequency and channel. It seems windows 7 connects to the strongest signal under the SSID you assigned to your router and extender and because the name is the same it only shows one SSID under windows 7. I needed to enter the MAC address of the extender which appears on a bar code under the device. SMC shipping draft 11n auto-QoS router.


Stay informed by joining our newsletter! The WRE54G is NOT user friendly, but following above steps should get you up and running under your encryption of choice, and prevent it going into trash! But with a little effort, you can get it to function with any Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to the extender.

I suggest starting by using the Point-to-Point bridging feature or its equivalent, since it’s the simplest and most likely to work. Some devices also include an “allow any client to connect” or “allow anonymous” mode that doesn’t require entering MAC addresses, but I’ve found it more reliable to enter the MAC addresses, especially when trying to bridge products from different vendors. Read our privacy policy. If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon.

However, once again, the use of the expander is causing other laptops in the house to lose their wireless signal when I unplug the expander the symptom goes away.

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Also, when it was working, the power output was no greater than my local AirLink router. The default password is: I am now unable to access the configuration menu via a wired ethernet connection. Thursday, 02 September You should not be experiencing signal drop when the WRE54G wireless extender is being used.

Use the reset button in the hole on the side of the Expander. If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version lknksys 3. Push and hold the button until you see the Link light turn steady red. I don’t see that functionality in the Xirrus monitor. Different routers have different locations and terminology, on my router it linksgs called Bridging.


Also, my router is in one end of the house, so I took a piece of cardboard and covered it with tin foil and put it behind the wireless router blocking the antenna’s view of the near end of the house. As it is, the expander is useless. I live in Spain How much do they cost?

X range such as It is simply a pass through. The Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander is the easy way to increase the effective coverage of your wireless network.

Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard

Skip to main content. Scan the network and you should see a linksys followed by the last 8 characters of the MAC address — it will look something like this.

Alright, qre54g we have a new extender ready to be put to use. Those steps took me a few hours So what is a “range expander”? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Is there a way, though, to force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops?