Getting to know the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender

The Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender is the latest range extender from Linksys with 802.11ac Dual-Band Technology.  It can easily extend your wireless network to hard-to-reach locations in your home such as your backyard, garage, or bedroom to get Wi-Fi® connection to smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Front Panel

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Power / WPS LED – This displays the status of the Linksys RE6800 based on the LED’s behavior (OFF, blinking, or solid) and color (orange or green).  To learn more, click here.

Side Panel 


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A. Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – Use the WPS pairing to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
B. Reset button – Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset the range extender to factory defaults.
Bottom Panel


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ETHERNET port – This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect wired clients such as computers or media servers when the Linksys RE6800 is in Range Extender mode or connect to a router when it is in Access Point mode.

Product Features

  • 802.11ac Dual-Band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Boost Wi-Fi range up to 9,000 sq. ft.
  • Easy Setup with Spot Finder
  • One (1) Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Eliminates dead zones
  • Beamforming technology
  • Cross Band technology
  • Push-Button Connect
  • Access Point or Range Extender mode

System Requirements

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless router or access point
  • AC Power outlet
  • Ethernet cable if using the Linksys RE6800 in Access Point mode
  • A computer or tablet that is Wi-Fi-enabled
  • For browser configuration:
    • Internet Explorer® 8 or latest
    • Safari® 5.1 for Mac® or latest
    • Chrome™ 25.0 or latest
    • Firefox® 20 or latest 

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