In this scenario, we will be using a Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router and two Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extenders in the network. Since Seamless Roaming is already part of the latest firmware for all three products, there is no need to enable this feature. However, you must make sure that the wireless settings are the same on all three devices and it is recommended to enable the 802.11r option on both Linksys RE7000s.
NOTE: The 802.11r is supported only on Linksys RE7000 v1 and not on Linksys RE7000 v2.
Make sure that the Linksys EA9500 has the latest firmware. There is no need to enable Seamless Roaming since this feature is already part of the firmware.
Write down the WiFi names (SSIDs) for both bands.
NOTE: You can name both radio bands the same wireless name or provide a different name for each band. To know how to check or change the wireless settings of your Linksys EA9500, click here.
Write down the wireless password and make sure the Security mode is either WPA2 Personal or WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode. Also take note of the setting for Channel width (Auto is recommended).
NOTE: You can also set the same WiFi name for both radio bands.
Open a browser to log in to the web-based setup page of your two range extenders. For instructions, click here.
Under Wireless, click Basic Settings.
On the Basic Settings page of the two Linksys RE7000s, make the following changes:
ii. Password - Give it the same wireless password as your router’s 2.4 GHz band. This is case sensitive.
iii. Channel Width - Must be the same as the router’s 2.4 GHz band (Auto is recommended).
iv. Security Mode - Must be the same as the router’s 2.4 GHz band.
ii. Password - Give it the same wireless password as your router’s 5 GHz band. This is case-sensitive.
iii. Channel Width - Must be the same as the router’s 5 GHz band (Auto is recommended).
iv. Security Mode - Must be the same as the router’s 5 GHz band.
Overview of the 802.11r feature on the Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender
Configuring two Linksys RE7000s for Seamless Roaming
Configuring a Linksys RE7000 with a Linksys Max-Stream router for Seamless Roaming