Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender


Extend your home Wi-Fi to hard-to-reach locations in your home such as your backyard, garage, or bedroom so you get AC1900+ Wi-Fi speeds to Smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, iPads, tablets, laptops and smartphones to enjoy streaming 4K / HD movies, simultaneous online gaming, social media, and more.

The RE7000 has a slim, compact design: plug it into the bottom A/C outlet and you'll still have access to the outlet just above it.


Next-Gen AC with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology ensures your Wi-Fi is delivered faster and with more efficient throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. This means your whole household can surf the Internet, stream 4K and HD movies, play online games, and more simultaneously--without annoying buffering or lag.

Linksys range extenders provide a reliable connection


The AC1900+ Range Extender offers Seamless Roaming as you move around your home when linked with a Max-Stream Wi-Fi router. With Seamless Roaming, your enabled wireless devices will automatically switch to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, so you won't have to manually connect to the router or range extender when you move from one room to another--or even to your backyard.** This means that you can move freely throughout your home while video chatting or streaming videos without experiencing dropped calls or buffering.

Pair a Max-Stream router such as the EA9500 with the Max-Stream range extender for more efficient home Wi-Fi that delivers stronger, more powerful Wi-Fi signal to all your devices.


This range extender is compatible with any Wi-Fi router, including those from Internet service providers. There's no need to adjust your router's settings when installing the extender.

Easy setup options for optimal placement


Two simple ways to setup:

  • Simply press the Push Button Connect feature on the MAX-STREAM AC1900+ to automatically sync it to your router.
  • Simple setup from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Find the optimal location for the range extender using Spot Finder Technology.

  • If placed too far from an existing router, a range extender may not expand Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi may be spotty. Spot Finder helps ensure your Linksys range extender is in the right spot.


Linksys range extenders provide a reliable connection that allows you to enjoy uninterrupted gaming and HD streaming with:

  • Cross Band Technology to maximize simultaneous use of both bands for high speed connection
  • Beamforming Technology to focus the Wi-Fi Signal directly to your smartphone, tablet, and laptop for faster Wi-Fi connection

Dual-Band Wi-Fi Speeds up to 2 Gbps


Connect a game console, Blu-ray player, or Smart TV to the AC1900's Gigabit Ethernet port to enjoy Wi-Fi up to 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet.


The range extender offers dual wireless bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps--double the performance of single band. Newer wireless-AC devices are routed to the higher-speed 5 GHz band, while older wireless-N and G devices utilize the 2.4 GHz band.


You can configure the RE7000 range extender to act as an AC access point to extend your home Wi-Fi and reduce dead zones. Access Point Mode allows you to add Wi-Fi capabilities to your existing home wired network.

Simply connect the AC1900+ range extender using a Gigabit Ethernet cable to your router or other wired Internet adapter, and place the RE7000 where you need a Wi-Fi boost.

Expand Your Wi-Fi Network with Access Point Mode
Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC1900+ MU-MIMO
  • Key Features:
    • MU-MIMO
    • Seamless Roaming
    • Crossband
    • Spot Finder Technology for best placement
    • Works with Any router
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11a/g
    • 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC1900 (N300 + AC1733)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    Simultaneous Dual band, 2.4 Ghz + 5 Ghz
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    10,000 SQ FT
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    1x Gigabit
  • Other Ports:
  • Easy Setup:
    • CD-Less setup
    • Setup from mobile devices
    • Push and connect using Wi-Fi Protected set-up (WPS)
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    Latest versions of Google Chrome™, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), or Internet Explorer versions 8 or newer.
  • Physical Specifications :
    126 x 81 x 46 mm, approxmately 255g
  • Security Features:
    Access Control (Wireless MAC Filtering)
  • Warranty and Support:
    1 year (for U.S.)
Package Contents
  • Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE7000
  • Quick Start Guide
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect new top-of-the-line Mu-MiMo range extender I don't often give 5 stars to brand new devices until I have had time to let them settle, but the initial setup and ease of configuration of the RE7000 require it. The latest range extender from Linksys, model RE7000 is a 4x4 Mu-MiMo capable AC1900 wireless device that is an absolute set and forget device that takes about a minute to install assuming you have read ahead a bit, and maybe another 5 minutes to tweak settings to suit your environment and preferences. First picture is the view inside the box, showing just how easy it is to install: the device itself, a mini Quick Start Guide and a regulatory information reference that you really don't likely need, nut also likely is required to be distributed with the device. No CD? You don't need one! You can simply plug it in, wait for the link light to indicate that it's ready to pair with your router (not to be confused with Bluetooth, but follow along) by simply holding the WPS button on the router for three seconds, followed by the same on the RE7000. After about 30 seconds or less the RE7000 light glows steady, indicating it is ready to go. Actually, at this point you're halfway there to completing basic setup - the 2.4GHz channel is bonded to the router. To bond/pair the 5GHz channel, repeat those steps exactly: 3 second WPS button press on the router followed by 3 seconds on the RE7000, and after another 30 seconds or less you have the steady link light which now indicates that the 5GHz radio is bound to the router. At this point, you can start using the RE7000, but most people will want to make a few adjustments to the configuration to make the radio beacon names on the RE7000 the same as the router instead of adding "_EXT" to the ends of both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz beacon names. See picture two - just check the "Make same as router" boxes on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio settings. To get to this point you need to bring up extender.linksys.com in your browser and it will tell you how to directly link to your device. The logical name is http://RE7000-xyz where 'xyz' = the last 3 hex digits of your MAC address, in the example mine is "FC9". The 3rd picture shows the wide-screen version of the settings and test / administration interface. From here you probably want to double-check everything and save a copy of your configuration from the "Administration" / "Management" branch of the menu, where you can also restore the settings if you happen to jumble things up. The only even minor glitch I found during my setup and testing were that the Android-based Smart WiFi app show two range extenders under devices. It's probably just a minor tweak in that application, but I suppose it's showing the 2.4GHz radio separate from the 5GHz radio because they have MAC addresses that vary by one (FDA as opposed to FD9) - see 4th picture attached. I have seen several people ask where to find the Spot Finder app, but in fact it's not a separate app at all, it's built into the firmware menu of the RE7000 device, as I assume it is on other Linksys range extenders. You may want to setup the device initially close by to the router so you can coordinate the initial WPS installation, but once you have everything configured as desired you want to move it to a location where it optimizes the distance from the main router. Too close and you aren't getting the full capabilities, too far and you aren't going to get the full throughput possible. That's when picture #5 comes into play - when you are moving it to it's new location, optimizing the range vs the throughput. Properly configured with a good Mu-MiMo router you should be able to completely cover a 10,000 sq ft home without any dropouts. This might take a little trial and error, and it is possible to use more than one RE7000 as well. These have a new (as far as I know) 802.11r extension that allows you to roam around the coverage area of what would be three (perhaps more?) WiFi provider devices and seamlessly ju,p between device feeds without loosing your connection no matter where you are in the coverage area. Linksys sales and support pages for the RE7000 covers the basic feature sets pretty well, but picture #6 shows the back side of the box that details a litany of features that this new top-of-the-line range extender provides. I didn't even get into the CrossBand technology, beamforming and other next generation features included in the new premier range extender, but be sure to read up on the newest Mu-MiMo device. Next up: tomorrow I install and begin testing the latest AC WiFi router, the RE9500.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup and range ext to all of back/front yard The free RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Extender was sent by Linksys for a review. Followed easy to understand setup instructions using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). 1. Plugged the range extender in to a nearby outlet and waited for the indicator light to blink orange. 2. Pressed the WPS button on my Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, then pressed the WPS button on the RE7000 router. 3. A 2.4 GHZ connection was created using main network name + _EXT. Entered my router PWD to connect the RE7000 to Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit router. 4. Repeated steps 2 and 3 to create a 5 GHZ connection. 5. If the signal is not very strong you only need to move the extender to an outlet closer to the router and repeat steps 2 and 3. After the RE7000 is connected you can plug the extender into an outlet farther away from the router. The RE7000 remembers router settings for 2.4, 5 GHZ networks, so if you need to move the extender you do not need to reconnect to your router. You only need to plug the RE7000 into another outlet.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Range Rover While the initial setup was slightly problematic, the performance and range improvements are undeniable. Two options are available for setup. My first attempt was website based. The process begins with plugging in the range extender and allowing it to go thru its initialization sequence. Next you log onto a network that is generated by the device. You then go to the linksyssmartwifi website to complete the setup. It was during the third leg that setup struggled. The device would lose communication with the network and freeze or terminate the process. The other option which is much simpler requires pressing the WPS buttons on the range extender and existing wifi router in the proper sequence and timing. This is not only much simpler, but trouble free as well. Once setup, the device performed flawlessly and provided improved coverage and performance. The device adopts an address name with the syntax "yournetworkname_ext."
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than I expected. I originally got this for my shop/garage at home. We've got a really nice Linksys home router already but do get a lot of interference out by the road/where the garage is. This little range extender really surprised me. It doesn't have directional antennas like the RE6700 has but that didn't stop it from extending the signal so far from my house that I can stay connected all the way to the gas station at the end of the road and even almost across the street to the hotel on the other side of the highway. The RE7000 has absolutely incredible range. So much that I took it to my 25,000 square foot tool shop instead to improve coverage and got the smaller RE6700 for my garage at home.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RE7000 Extender easy setup with WPS Opened the package and plugged in device. Followed the WPS instructions for setting up the 2GHZ and 5GHZ. I was able to us the iPhone APP (Smart WIFI) to activate WPS for my router, and pushed the WPS button on the extender (WiFi protected setup) and in minutes they were communicating. I was able to login via my mac computer by connecting to the _EXT network and then login and change the password for the extender (I used my iPhone to check the mac address of the extender via the APP). I am very pleased withe the extender and its location has increased my signal without any dead spots in my home.. Great product! SV
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice features. I would recommend the extender because you can connect to the access point and not extend the range (or extend the range from one band to the other). *Perfect for 5ghz with the Linksys Tri-Band routers, these two work together--seamlessly!* -- At first this little range extender worked just great. I attached it to a cable provider's modem to test it out. Then when I started connecting to it on several devices (Tested with the roaming and without), I couldn't tell if the extender or the modem was causing lag (most likely the modem). If I had a bit more time to test it out, I would have tried it on my own modem for a bit broader range.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Max-Stream AC1900+WiFi Range Extender I received a free sample from Linksys in return for my honest feedback. I love the Max-Stream AC1900+WiFi Range Extender. I can go outside around my pool and still have WiFi coverage on my phone and laptop. I don't have to worry about running over my data on my phone. It is easy to setup and very user friendly.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So simple and straightforward! When Linksys offered to give me this extender in exchange for my honest opinion I jumped at the chance. Having used another router as a repeater and then as a bridge I wasn't looking forward to the install and the subsequent headache that come from that! Imagine the surprise when all I had to do was push the button and then it was synced with my router! Boom! That's it! Instant Wi-Fi! If only they could make the router do that. So tests revealed very good performance, range and good security. Love the fact that it seamlessly jumps from main router to extender and back without one trying to hang on longer than it should. Okay, so let's talk software and getting it dialed in. You have to access the extender via the web and then you can dial into the guts of it. This brings up spot-finder and site survey and a whole bunch of info. Does it work? Yeah, sort of... Sorry, but without a Db meter I can't verify... Does it let me know where to put extender? Yeah it helped. Would I recommend/buy it? Absolutely, if I want the best extender money can buy... This wins, hands down.
Date published: 2016-05-23
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*Seamless Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard including but not limited to iPhone (4s and later), iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, iPad (3rd generation and later), iPod touch (5th generation and later), Samsung S4 (Android 4.2.2 /4.4.2), Samsung S5 (Android 4.4.2), and Samsung S6 (Android 5.0.2). For more information on supported Windows® and other devices, please check with your device manufacturer. Seamless Roaming may require the latest Max-Stream firmware. Please check the support page of your Max-Stream router for more details.
**Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments, and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.