Linksys RE1000 Wi-Fi Range Extender N300 Frequently Asked Questions
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What is the Linksys RE1000 Wi-Fi Range Extender N300?
- What default IP Address, username and password can be used to login to the Linksys RE1000?
- How do I reset the Linksys RE1000 to factory default settings?
- How do I access the Linksys RE1000's web-based setup page?
- How can I see the wireless devices that are connected to my Linksys RE1000?
- Can I set up a password to my Linksys RE1000 that is different from my router or access point?
- Can I set up my Linksys RE1000 without using the installation CD?
- What operating systems (OS) are compatible with the Linksys RE1000 Linksys Connect Setup Software?
INITIAL SET UP
- What types of security does the Linksys RE1000 support?
- What would be the difference between using WEP and WPA/WPA2 security type on my Linksys RE1000?
- Is the Linksys RE1000 compatible with the previous wireless standards?
- Does the Linksys RE1000 support WEP with ASCII format security key?
- My router is properly configured, why can’t my range extender detect/find any wireless network?
- Why can’t my Linksys RE1000 detect my 5 GHz network?
- What should I do if I encounter errors during setup?
- What settings do I need to prepare for the Linksys RE1000 setup?
- Does the Linksys RE1000 come with a software for initial installation?
- Does the Linksys RE1000 support Quality of Service (QoS)?
- Can I turn OFF the Ethernet port light on my Linksys RE1000?
- Can I connect multiple wireless devices to my Linksys RE1000 like my router or access point?
- Can I check the connection of my network devices connected to the Linksys RE1000 including their connection to the Internet?
- Can I add more than one Linksys RE1000 to my existing wireless network?
- Do I have to disconnect and reconnect to different SSIDs when I go anywhere in my house if I am using multiple range extenders?
- Does the Linksys RE1000 have a DHCP server feature?
Below are the compatible OS:
- Windows® XP SP3
- Windows Vista® SP1
- Windows® 7
- Windows® 8
- Leopard 10.5.8 or higher
- Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or higher
- Lion 10.7 all versions
- Mountain Lion 10.8 all versions
1. How can I setup the Linksys RE1000 to connect to my router or access point?
There are three (3) ways to set up the Linksys RE1000:
i. By running the Setup CD that comes with the device. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you do not have the Setup CD, you can download the Linksys Connect setup software from the Linksys Support Site.
ii. By using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button on the range extender if your router also supports this feature. To learn how to connect devices using this feature, click here.
NOTE: The Linksys RE1000 is not yet compatible with the Wireless-AC technology.
- Make sure the range extender is powered ON and its power light is solid. For the Linksys RE1000 v1, the power light is the product logo. For the Linksys RE1000 v1.5, the power light is located above the product logo.
- Make sure it is within the wireless range of your router. To know the wireless range of your router, click here.
- There might be signal obstructions between your router and your range extender. Try transferring your range extender to another location. Avoid placing your range extender near metal objects, masonry walls, and reflective surfaces such as mirrors.
- Your wireless network name (SSID) may be hidden or disabled. As a result, the Setup Wizard can't see that it's available. If your wireless network name is hidden, click My network is hidden. You'll be asked to enter your SSID and password and then the Setup Wizard can connect to it and continue. To learn more, click here.
If you already tried installing the range extender and encountered an error, you may need to reset the Linksys RE1000 before you try running the Setup CD again. You can also try downloading the latest setup software of the range extender from the RE1000 product page to ensure that you are using an updated version. Before you start the setup process, make sure that you have the following:
- Active 2.4 GHz wireless network connection
The range extender will only detect and work with the 2.4 GHz network.
- Wireless Network Name (SSID)
If you have a dual-band router, make sure that the network name of your 2.4 GHz network is different from that of the 5 GHz.
- Password or Security Key
For better connection and performance, it is recommended to use the following security types: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)2/WPA Mixed Mode, WPA2 Personal and WPA Personal.
Setting up the Linksys RE1000 (VIDEO)