Getting to know the Linksys N600 Pro Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE4100W

The Linksys N600 Pro Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE4100W is one of the latest range extenders from Linksys that operates on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies simultaneously.  It allows you to repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router in order to provide Internet connectivity to hard-to-reach areas through a wireless connection.
The RE4100W also includes an audio out port to connect a set of powered speakers.  It can be a music hub providing music playback via DLNA or AirPlay® from Android™ or Apple® mobile devices.
Front Panel
 Power/WPS LED - behavior are as follows:
  • OFF - No power on the range extender
  • Solid green - When the extender is ready to use or WPS connection is successful
  • Blinking green - When the extender is starting up, resetting to factory defaults, upgrading its firmware or WPS connection is in process
  • Solid orange - Weak signal on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz connection
  • Blinking orange - When the extender cannot establish a connection or encounters a problem
Bottom Panel
 Ethernet port - connect wired devices to your wireless network with Ethernet (network) cables.  The green light turns ON when an Ethernet device is connected and active on this port.  The light blinks when the extender is sending or receiving data over the Ethernet port.
Side Panel
 Reset button – press and hold for 5 seconds to reset the range extender to its factory defaults.
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button - use the WPS technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
 Audio port - connect any 3.5 mm headset or speaker to the range extender.
Major Features
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band
  • Data Rate up to 600 Mbps (up to N300+N300 Mbps)
  • Compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • One (1) 10/100 Fast Ethernet port with auto MDIX sensing
  • Audio Port - The extender allows you to stream music on your network and play on speakers through the audio port.  
  • Two (2) spatial streams
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
  • Wireless Security
  • Cross-Band Technology - Maximizes simultaneous use of both bands for high speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming.
  • Up to 7500 sq ft coverage
Product Requirements
  • Windows® XP SP3
  • Windows® Vista SP1
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 8 
Mac OS X®
  • Leopard 10.5.8 or higher
  • Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or higher
  • Lion 10.7 all versions
  • Mountain Lion 10.8 all versions
  • Mavericks 10.9        
  • Yosemite 10.10
Package Inclusion
  • Linksys RE4100W Range Extender
  • CD (for documentation only)
  • Quick Start Guide
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