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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Faster WiFi

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

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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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Nice small router Better than a more expensive Netgear router, not much more to say.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working as expected Before this I am using tp link extender but this one is more useful then tplink
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wi-fi in the yard The extender provided wi-fi reception outside of the house in areas where it was needed. Approximately a full radius of 60' - 75', depending on which side of the house that your on.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, attractive design. The unit is easy to set up. it produces a good signal and covers a wide area. Attractive design is a plus.
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak Signal I found the signal to be disappointingly little weak. The signal at 30ft was the same as the base unit meanwhile my neighbor at a 100 ft was booming through.
Date published: 2019-11-22
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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
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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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