Setting up the Linksys RE6300 to Range Extender mode

Setting up the Linksys RE6300 is easy with its browser-based setup feature. There’s no need for an installation software or setup CD.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that you have an active WiFi connection.
  • Make sure that the range extender is within the range of the router.
  • Check the settings of your existing WiFi. These settings are case-sensitive.
  • The Linksys RE6300 should be plugged into a power outlet. Wait until the light is blinking orange before setting up the range extender.
Follow the steps below to set up your range extender. Note that the images may vary depending on your range extender's firmware version.

1. Connect a computer or a mobile device to the range extender's default WiFi name, which is Linksys Extender Setup – xxx. The xxx represents the last three characters of the range extender’s MAC address and can be found on the label at the back of the device.

2. Open a web browser, enter "" or "" in the Address bar, and press [Enter].
3. Click Start Setup.
4. The As a wireless range extender option will be selected by default upon setting up. Click Next.

5. Select your WiFi. If you have a dual-band WiFi, you should see both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. If your WiFi name is not on the list, reset the range extender and go back to the first step.
If you have a hidden WiFi, scroll all the way down the list and click Manually Enter Network Name and Password to enter your WiFi settings.
6. Enter your WiFi password in the field, then click Next.

7. Once connected, you will be prompted to configure the extended WiFi that the range extender will broadcast for nearby clients to connect to. You can either change the settings as you prefer or use the default settings. Click Next.

8. Click Next if the Spot Finder indicates that the range extender's location is Just right. This feature determines the best extension and speed for your WiFi. If your range extender is Too far or Too close, find a better location (recommended) then go back to the first step.

9. Create an admin password to secure your Linksys RE6300. You may also add a password hint. Click Save once you're done.

10. You will be given the option to register the range extender. Enter your email then click Next.
Your Linksys RE6300 is now set up as a range extender. Additionally, you have the option to change the extended WiFi settings of your range extender.

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