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Product comparison chart for Linksys Wireless-N range extenders

A Linksys Wireless-N range extender is a device that provides the solution to getting poor or no signal because it extends the wireless range of your main router.  It acts as a repeater for the wireless signal and at the same time, a wireless bridge for wired devices.  This article will show you the product comparison among the latest Linksys range extenders.

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COMPARISON CHART
FEATURESRE4100WRE4000WRE3000W &
RE3000W v2
RE2000
& RE2000  v2
RE1000 v2RE1000 v1.5RE1000
Dual-BandYes (Simultaneous)Yes (Simultaneous)NoYes
(RE2000- Selectable only)
(RE2000 v2-Simultaneous)
NoNoNo
Wireless Standards802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
AntennaInternal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2Internal 2 x 2
Data RateUp to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)Up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)Up to 300 MbpsUp to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)Up to 300 MbpsUp to 300 MbpsUp to 300 Mbps
dBiAntenna 1:
≤ 4 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)
≤ 4 dBi (at 5 GHz)

Antenna 2:
≤ 2.8 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)
≤ 3.8 dBi (at 5 GHz)
Antenna 1:
≤ 4 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)
≤ 4 dBi (at 5 GHz)

Antenna 2:
≤ 2.8 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)
≤ 3.8 dBi (at 5 GHz)
Antenna 1:
≤ 4 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)

Antenna 2:
≤ 2.8 dBi (at 2.4 GHz)
4 dBi / 2.8 dBi (2.4 GHz) and 4 dBi / 3.8 dBi (5 GHz)2.81.51.5
WPSYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SetupNo, Embedded Browser SetupYesRE3000W - Yes
RE3000W v2 - No, Embedded Browser Setup
YesYesYesYes
Wireless SecurityWEP, WPA™, WPA2™, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed ModeWEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 / WPA Mixed Mode
Temporary DHCP Server for SetupYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Default IP192.168.1.1192.168.1.1192.168.1.1192.168.1.1192.168.1.1192.168.1.1192.168.1.1
IPv6 SupportYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Ethernet PortOne 10 / 100 MbpsTwo 10 / 100 MbpsOne 10 / 100 MbpsRE2000 - One 10 / 100 Mbps;
RE2000 v2 - Two 10 / 100 Mbps
One 10 / 100 MbpsOne 10 / 100 MbpsOne 10 / 100 Mbps
Maximum Wireless ClientsUp to 32Up to 32Up to 14 Up to 32Up to 14 mixed wired & wirelessUp to 14 mixed wired & wirelessUp to 14 mixed wired & wireless
Power Rating12 V / 1 A12 V / 0.5 ARE3000W v1 -12 V / 0.5 A
RE3000W v2 -12 V / 0.1 A
12 V / 0.5 A12 V / 0.5 A12 V / 0.5 A12 V / 0.5 A

NOTE:  The maximum distance or range is only achieved if the device is set up in an environment that is devoid of any interference.  The router being used with the extender can also affect the range that it can provide.  For example, using Linksys RE4100W with a Wireless-G router would make the extender operate on a Wireless-G speed.

Click on the links below to know more about the different Linksys Wireless-N range extenders.

Getting to know the Linksys N600 Pro Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE4100W
Getting to know the Linksys RE4000W N600 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys RE3000W v2
Getting to know the Linksys RE3000W
Getting to know the Linksys RE2000 v2
Getting to know the Linksys RE2000
Getting to know the Linksys RE1000 v1.5
Getting to know the Linksys RE1000 

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