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

Max-Stream™ Routers & Range Extenders with Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

  • Max-Stream™ Routers & Range Extenders with Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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 Great Range Extender !!! Having a background in network engineering I have used many Linksys products over the years and they have never disappointed. Also, throughout the years I have never been a huge fan of WIFI – until recently. Let me say upfront, I use Gigabit Ethernet to my media server, NAS, Desktop PC’s and Roku (but I believe the Roku has a 100mbps port). I my opinion, NOTHING replaces the wired connection. Still, no one in the house wants to connect to the wire on their phones, tablets, iPad, iPod and laptop, so WIFI is a necessity. My WIFI is provided by my Centurylink Prism residential gateway, which is installed in the structured panel in the wall of my house. Not the best setup for performance, but easy for the tech that does the install. I found it frustrating that the wireless signal could not carry across my house, or out to my patio. The signal would usually register as POOR and connection speed was 5 – 9 mb. After installing the RE7000, the wireless signal in my bedroom and patio is consistently registering EXCELLENT or GOOD, and connection speed averages 65 – 72 mb. If you are looking for a wireless range extender, there’s nothing simpler, better or easier to use. The range extender configuration is as follows: If you have a ‘newer’ router with a WPS button this process could not be easier: Step 1. Take unit out of box and plug it in. Wait for the LED to start to blink Orange (could take up to a minute) Step 2. Push the WPS button on the RE7000, hold it for a couple of seconds. Push the WPS button on your wifi router (hold it for 5 seconds). If the LED turns solid Green the connection was successfully paired. At this point you have paired the RE7000 to your 2.4ghz wireless network. If your router has a 5ghz band and you want to extend that network also, you repeat the same process again. Truly a 2-minute process. If you are using a router without a WPS button, the browser based setup instructions provide the steps to manually configure the Linksys RE7000 as a WIRELESS or WIRED range extender. Testing the unit found no loss in download speeds (20mbps) both using the WIFI extender (across my house and out in my yard) and without the WIFI extender (standing tin the same room as my router). This is a noticeable improvement over an older WIFI extender that boosted the WIFI signal but DID cut the download speed by 40%. This unit was tested with 2 Android phones, an iPhone 6, an Android tablet, an iPad Air and 2 laptop computers. There were no issues with any of the devices. I recommend this product for your home. If you found this review helpful, please give it a helpful vote.
Date published: 2016-05-30
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 Great little Range Extender... I got this for free as a Beta Tester. Ive always been curious how well these extenders work. This little guy, was a breeze to setup and added a good 30 ft onto my 5GHz wifi signal... Its also nice that its a Dual Band extender, so it'll extend both 2.4 & 5Ghz WiFi signals in your home network. Seeing as I have this paired with a Linksys EA9500 router, this just extends my Dual band WiFi signals nicely. I connected the RE7000 to my wifi via my tablets wifi signal, and used the browser based setup. I prefered this methed vs. Wifi push button, as theres no need to setup more passwords to connect to the RE7000. This way it just purely extend my WiFi signals.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Signal everywhere at lightning Speeds I was Given this Item for a honest review, and i must say i am quite impressed. in my testing I had the opportunity to take this on Vacation to Costa Rica with me and it was a Smart move on my part. i hooked up to the hotels wifi and made my own extended Network with the RE7000, which i could run Chromecast on and have a powerful signal all the way down to the pool. I also used this at my home and while i have a large 3700 sq foot 2 story house i have problems with wifi reaching out into the yard and separate garage area. once i plugged this baby in i had signal everywhere and Blazing fast speeds, with NO buffering!!! in the Box is one Range extender (see pic) its as simple as, plug it in locate the wifi extender with a Computer or smart phone and follow the prompts. you can use this as an extender or Wireless Access Point. you can name your extenders network what every you want. it also can connect to ANY router but especially works well with the Linksys family of routers. Pros: easy setup (takes less than 3 minutes), very very powerful, fastest speeds ive seen yet on a range extender, The Ethernet plug underneath can be used to plug into a Gaming console and give you wired speeds on wifi . Cons: Needs a way to get past the splash screen to connect at some hotels
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Small package - Makes WiFi Great Again! First off I want to say that I received this product for free thru the Linksys Friends and Family program in exchange for an honest review. I want to touch on three aspects of this router in my review of the product. 1. Hardware/design features. 2. Software 3. Reliability and functionality. 1. The design is small, sleek, and is surprisingly on the heavier side than I expected but that’s usually an indication of quality inner components. It has great range and being able to transmit at the same speed as the router is great! 2. The setup of the extender was very simple just go to the website given in the booklet and boom it walks you through it all took me about five minutes. It has a unique feature called Spot Finder which aids in perfecting the location for best speed and distance in extending the wireless network. 3. I have had this up and running for about a week (see picture for uptime) and it hasn’t had to be reset or reconfigured. This is as “Plug-n-Play” as they come, some things are best when you can get it up and running in five minutes and forget about it. If you have a larger home or office this would defiantly be worth the price tag as I have had extenders in the past (not Linksys) where they consistently drop the signal and I have to reboot and reconfigure such a pain, not so with this little guy. I would really recommend this product to someone with bad dead zones at your home or office. This is a reliable and quality product that will last a long time. Defiantly worth the $150 price tag.
Date published: 2016-05-25
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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.