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Getting Red Link LED on Range Expanders

If the Link LED on the Wireless Range Expander lights up red, this indicates that there is no wireless connection between the Linksys Wireless Range Expander and the Wireless Router or Access Point. To fix this, you must be using the latest firmware for your router or access point.

NOTE: Make sure the wireless router or access point is already properly configured and there should be active wireless connection to all wireless computers/clients.

1.     To check the firmware version on a Linksys wireless router or access point, click here.
2.     To verify if there is newer firmware go to http://support.linksys.com and click on Support
3.     Select your model number and click on "Get Downloads"
5.     Select your version number
6.     Under Downloads & Drivers you should see the latest firmware for your product, download it to your desktop if it's newer then what your router has.
7.     To update your router's firmware, click here. To update your access point's firmware, click here.
8.     The WRE54G and the wireless router or access point needs to have the same wireless settings in order for them to connect.

a.     To get the current wireless settings of your wireless router, click here.
b.     To get the current wireless settings of your wireless access point, click here

NOTE: If you are using a non-Linksys wireless router or access point, contact the manufacturer to get the wireless settings.

Configuring the Linksys Wireless Range Expander

Step 1:
Access the range expander’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
When the range expander’s web-based setup page opens, enter the current wireless settings of your wireless router or access point such as SSID (Wireless Network Name), Channel, and Wireless Security.

Step 3:

Click .

If the Wireless Security on the wireless router is enabled, follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Look for Wireless Security and select Enable and then click Edit Security Settings.

Step 2:
Under Security Mode, select the same wireless security, either WEP or WPA, set on your wireless router or access point.

If WEP Encryption is enabled on the wireless router or access point, select either 64-bit or 128-bit and type the same key you obtained from the router.

If WPA is enabled on the wireless router or access point, select WPA and type the same WPA key you obtained from the router.

Step 3:

Click .

Step 4:

Then click  on the setup screen.

 

 

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