Before you start the setup process, ensure the following:
You have an active WiFi connection.
- You know your existing WiFi settings (WiFi name and WiFi password / security key). For instructions on how to check for them, click here.
The Linksys RE6400 is plugged into a power outlet and the light is blinking orange.
NOTE: You can find the WiFi MAC address of your range extender in its web interface. Go to Status > WLAN Statistics > Extender MAC address. For detailed instructions, click here. For the Linksys RE6400 v1, the MAC address printed at the back of the extender is for the ethernet port. For the Linksys RE6400 v2, the MAC address printed on the label is for the 2.4 GHz radio.
On your mobile or web browser, type in "http://extender.linksys.com" or "192.168.1.1" in the Address bar then press [Enter].
The As a wireless range extender option will be selected by default upon setting up. Click Next.
Select your WiFi.
NOTE: If your WiFi is also using a 5 GHz band, you should see it with the 2.4 GHz band.
Enter your WiFi password in the field, then click Next.
You will be prompted to configure the extended wireless network that the range extender will be broadcasting. Change the settings as you prefer or leave the defaults as is, then click .
QUICK TIP: The extended wireless network is the WiFi that your range extender will broadcast for nearby clients to connect to.
Click Next if the Spot Finder indicates that the Linksys RE6400's location is Just right. This feature determines the signal strength between your range extender and your router. If your range extender is Too far or Too close, relocate it accordingly, then return to Step 1.
Create an admin password to secure your Linksys RE6400. You may also add a password hint.
For instructions on changing your range extender’s extended WiFi settings, click here.
Properly positioning the antenna of the Linksys RE6700, RE6300 and RE6400
Using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on Linksys range extenders