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Accessing the wireless range expander’s web-based setup page using a Mac computer

Accessing the Linksys Wireless Range Expander’s (WRE54G) web-based setup page allows you to personalize and secure your device and your network.

There are two (2) ways on how to access the web-based setup page of the WRE54G v2 and v3 using a Mac computer:

i.    Accessing the web-based setup page when connected to the computer
ii.   Accessing the web-based setup page when connected to the router

Accessing the web-based setup page when connected to the computer

Step 1:
Connect the WRE54G to the Ethernet port of your computer, then set a static IP for it.  To learn how, click here.

QUICK TIP:  The default IP address of the WRE54G is 192.168.1.240.  Make sure the static IP address you are going to assign to the computer is within this range.  For an example, you can use 192.168.1.5.

NOTE:  Image may vary depending on the computer you are using.

Step 2:
Launch a web browser on your Mac computer and enter the WRE54G’s default IP address “192.168.1.240” in the Address field then press [Return].

NOTE:  If the IP address of the range expander has been changed, type the new IP address on the Address bar.

If you forgot the range expander's IP address, you can reset it.  Press and hold the Reset button located at the side panel of the device for 30 seconds.  This will restore the WRE54G to its factory defaults settings.  For more information, click here.

Step 3:
When the prompt asking for a Name and Password appears, leave the Name field blank and enter “admin” in the Password field then click Log In.

You should now be able to access the web-based setup page of your WRE54G.

Accessing the web-based setup page when connected to the router

Make sure that your router is already set up and working properly, then follow the instructions below:

Step 1:
Connect your WRE54G to the Ethernet port of your wireless router using an Ethernet cable.  Ensure that the LEDs are lit on the expander.

NOTE:  Image may vary depending on the computer and router you are using.

Step 2:
Launch a web browser on your Mac computer and enter the WRE54G’s default IP address “192.168.1.240” in the Address field then press [Return].

NOTE:  If using this IP address would not direct you to the WRE54G's web-based setup page, it is possible that the IP address on the expander has been changed.  To verify, access the web-based setup page of the router and check the DHCP client's table for the WRE54G's correct IP address and use it instead.  To learn how to check the DHCP client's table, click here.

Step 3:
When the prompt asking for a Name and Password appears, enter “admin” in the Password field and leave the Name field blank.

You should now be able to access the web-based setup page of your WRE54G.


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