Range Extender Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi Extender


Range Extender Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi Extender

SKU: RE6500
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Range Extender Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band WiFi Extender

SKU: RE6500
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Stream HD-quality videos and play online games wirelessly without interruptions or lag thanks to high-speed AC technology. For rapid and reliable wired connections to computers and other Internet-ready devices, the RE6500 includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports - offering speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet.
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Boy and girl playing video games

Faster WiFi

Offering ultra-fast performance to deliver the speed necessary to stream, game, and binge.

Woman working on laptop

Focused WiFi

Increased signal strength and coverage with Beamforming technology, keeps connection focused when you need it most.

device connection monitor

Fast Connection to all your Devices

MU-MIMO technology helps deliver high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously to handle more gaming and smart home devices.

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Dual-Band Performance

With a dedicated 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, you get double the bandwidth to ensure a stable and reliable connection across all your devices.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bricked by firmware update I attempted to update firmware from 1.0.08 to 1.0.013. Got message that firmware was corrupted. Unit tried to reboot, but it's dead. Power cycle shows white LED indicator flashing 20 times, then nothing.
Date published: 2023-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from major reliability issues it works pretty well when it works, definitely did notice better speeds. However, the major ongoing issue is that this seems to drop the signal to the modem/router and always shows "no internet connection" despite the main xfinity router showing an internet connection itself. Seems like this product always loses the signal and constantly has to "restart" itself all the time. really bad signal reliablity.
Date published: 2023-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drastically reduces speed and instructions wrong I suppose it does work to extend the network, but it reduced my download speed to literally 25% of what I get at the very edge of my existing Wi-Fi (88mbps vs 356mbps) - even though my top speeds are well within the max specs for the device. Upload speed was reduced by 50%. The instructions are also incorrect - they say to wait for a solid light when actually you wait for a flashing orange light (never turns solid). I delayed setting this thing up because I trusted the Linksys brand and am outside my return window otherwise this would be going back.
Date published: 2023-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good. Them bad.rgen stopped working I connected to my Xfinity wifi without issue then a few weeks later started getting issues on the xfinity internet feed. The Xfinity tech came and ran tests and said that I can't run the Lynksys 6500 extender as they are old technology and not compatible with the wifi6 tech that Xfinity uses. Disconnected the linksys and my internet works again.if I turn on again I start to get connection issues after a couple of hours. I was told by xfinity I should get a mesh unit. Not an extender for wifi6. Lynksys needs to put that info in their specs. Now I own a boat anchor.
Date published: 2022-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Intermittent lagging It does extend the signal quite well and gives me full bars on the other side of the house. The problem is that About every 10 seconds, there is a second of no communication. This isn’t a huge problem if you’re streaming a video as you can buffer the video quite a ways out even if you get a second of interruption. It is, however, hugely problematic if you video conference as the feed is constantly skipping a second for every 10 seconds. The worst problem is the customer service. It’s comically bad.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor set up instructions. Your written instructions included with the device are incorrect, The light always flashed orange and never turns to solid white as you state in the instructions.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to reconfigure Changed main routers, now can't get this RE6500 to re-establish connection. Tried to connect w/ ethernet to laptop, ethernet to main router then wirelessly to extender, tried hard resets, tried to connect via IP address. Rejects old password. Won't let me set new one. Not recommended.
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work with 3G/4G WiFi Hi when purchasing in Denmark this rather important information isn’t presented. The sympthpms are as follows: you can link up the extender with your wifi and you can connect to the exteder an everything looks fine, but as soon as you start loading your wifi the internet connection is lost even though your 3G/4G router is connected and you have connection with the extender (permanent whithe light). The extender works fine as an accesspoint, but that was not what I purchased.
Date published: 2021-08-22
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can Linksys RE6500 AC1200 work with Linksys EA9500

Asked by: samuel kato
Yes, samuel kato. The Linksys RE6500 range extender is compatible to work with the majority of routers and gateways, including those from service providers. Feel free to visit this link for the product FAQs: https://www.linksys.com/support-article?articleNum=141587
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-06-26

Can this be used to expand signal from an EA8300? I already have 1 RE9000 expanding signal to my 2nd floor. I'd like to get better signal to garage for a wifi camera that uses 2.4GHz to communicate.

Asked by: Padymcc
Definitely, yes, Padymcc.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-03-05

How do I setup the er6500?

Asked by: London1649
Hi, London1649, Follow the steps on this link to setup the RE6500: https://www.linksys.com/support-article?articleNum=137460.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-11-30

I got a new Router and I can't reset it.

Asked by: Carol
Hi, Carol, You can press and hold of the router or you can reset the device through the Web UI. You may visit this link for more information: https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=136927.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-07-19

We're moving & will have free WIFI-only internet access. Our Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) device requires a wired-ethernet connection. Can we use the RE6500 to attach a Netgear WIFI router or the NAS directly to the existing WIFI network?

Asked by: AM20220415
It does have a captive portal, but as long as I have the MAC address, I can assign it access.
Answered by: AM20220415
Date published: 2022-04-25

Is this extender works with window10 and window11? Can I connect my Old Desk top who has no wireless card?

Asked by: Raj123
Hi, Raj123, The Linksys RE6500 is only compatible to work with Windows Vista SP1 and higher, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows XP SP3.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-03-09

I’m getting a weak signal.  Is there anything. I can do?  Is t here any warranty?

Asked by: BedfordLee
Hi, BedfordLee. We’re here to help you out with this. Please email us directly at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can have your setup further checked. Don’t forget to include your contact details and the link to this post for our reference.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-02-13

Hello, will the RE6500 extender work seamlessly with the MR75WH router, or do you recomend a different model extender. I run quite a few security cameras and smart home devices so i can't have any drops in connection. Thanks 

Asked by: evans dad
Hi. We recommend using the Linksys Velop Mesh WiFi Extender (WHW0101P) with the Linksys Hydra Pro 6E Tri-Band Mesh WiFi (MR75WH) for better compatibility. For more details on this Mesh Wi-Fi extender, check out this link: https://www.linksys.com/us/wireless-wi-fi-range-extenders/linksys-velop-mesh-wifi-extender/p/p-whw0101p/.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-01-25
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*Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.

**Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specification. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

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