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Using Site Survey on Linksys RE6400, RE6300, RE6700, RE6500, RE4100W, or RE3000W v2 range extenders

The Site Survey displays all the wireless networks within the range of the wireless range extender.  Follow the instructions below to learn how to use the Site Survey feature of the Linksys RE6400, RE6300, RE6700, RE6500, RE3000W v2, or RE4100W range extenders. 

NOTE:  The examples below are from the Linksys RE6500 UI.

 
Step 1:
Open a browser to log in to the web-based setup page of your range extender.
 
QUICK TIP:  There are three (3) methods to log in:
  • Enter http://extender.linksys.com in the Address bar.
  • Enter the range extender’s IP address.​
NOTE:   If your range extender is not yet configured, its default IP address is 192.168.1.1.  Once your extender is already configured you will need to look up the IP address in your router’s DHCP table.  To know how to do this, click here.
  • For RE6400, RE6300, and RE6700, enter http://RE6x00-xxx for Windows® users or http://RE6x00-xxx.local for Mac® users, where xxx are the last three (3) characters of the range extender's MAC address.
Step 2:
Under Wireless, click Site Survey.

 
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The Site Survey page will then be displayed.

 
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  • Select - clicking the radio button beside the wireless network name (SSID) selects the SSID.
  • SSID - displays the name of available wireless networks.
  • GHz - indicates the radio band of available wireless networks.
  • Signal Strength - displays the relative position of the available networks within range by indicating the power of the wireless signal received.
QUICK TIP:  If no bar is displayed, the extender is located too far away from the router.  For optimum performance, place your extender near the router to keep the signal strength between 60% and 100%.
  • Security - displays the security type used by available networks.  If a network supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), the WPS User-added image icon is also displayed.

Associating the range extender with an access point or router
 
Step 1:
Under Site Survey, click the radio button that corresponds to your wireless network name (SSID) and then, click Connect.

 
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Step 2:
Enter the Passphrase of your wireless network then click Connect.
 
NOTE:  The type of security information required in this screen should match your access point or router’s wireless security settings.

 
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Wait for the process to be completed.
 
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You should now have successfully configured your Linksys range extender with your wireless network.  You can proceed with connecting wireless computers and devices to get Internet access. 
 
QUICK TIP:  To know if your range extender is connected to the network, click Status > WLAN Statistics.

 
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The Network Name (SSID) should display your router’s wireless network name.

 
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QUICK TIP:  If you encounter any issues, a firmware upgrade may resolve it.  You can download the latest setup software of your range extender to ensure that you are using an updated version.  Search your model number from the Linksys Support Site and download the file. 
 

Related Articles:
 
Upgrading the Linksys range extender's firmware
Connecting wireless computers to your network

 

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