Linksys RE2000 FAQs

What is the Linksys RE2000?The Linksys RE2000 is a selectable dual-band Wireless-N range expander that lets you repeat the WiFi signal of any access point or router to provide internet connectivity.
What default IP address, username, and password can be used to log in to the Linksys RE2000's web interface?The default IP address is The default entries for both the username and password are “admin”.

When the Linksys RE2000 is already connected to your router, the router will automatically assign a different IP address to it so an IP address conflict will not occur.
How can I set up the  Linksys RE2000 to connect to my router or access point?There are three ways to set up the Linksys RE2000:

By running the Setup CD that comes with the device.

By using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button on the range extender if your router also supports this feature.

By configuring the device through the web interface.

How do I reset the Linksys RE2000 to factory default settings?

You can reset the Linksys RE2000 to its factory default settings by pressing and holding the Reset button located at the top panel of the device for 8 seconds. You can also reset the device to its factory defaults through the web interface.

What operating systems (OS) are compatible with the RE2000's setup software?Below are the compatible OS:


Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista® SP1
Windows XP SP3

Mountain Lion 10.8 all versions
Lion 10.7 all versions
Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or higher
Leopard 10.5.8 or higher
What is the port on the Linksys RE2000 for?The Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port works as a WiFi bridge. It can provide WiFi capability to any wired device and allow it to connect to a WiFi network. The green light indicator lights up when an ethernet device is connected and active on this port.


What WiFi security does the Linksys RE2000 support?
It supports WPA2™/WPA™ Mixed Mode, WPA2 Personal, WPA Personal, WEP.
Is the Linksys RE2000 compatible with the older WiFi standards?Yes. However, its speed will depend on the WiFi standard being used. 

The Linksys RE2000 is not compatible with the Wireless-AC technology.

My router is properly configured, why can’t my range extender detect/find any WiFi?Make sure to check the following:
The range extender is powered ON and its power light is solid. 

The range extender is within the WiFi range of your router.

There might be signal obstructions between your router and your range extender. Try transferring your range extender to another location. Avoid placing your range extender near metal objects, masonry walls, and reflective surfaces such as mirrors.

Your WiFi name may be hidden or disabled. As a result, the setup wizard can't see that it's available. If your WiFi name is hidden, click My network is hidden. You'll be asked to enter your SSID and password and then the setup wizard can connect to it and continue.
What should I do if I encounter errors when I set up the extender?You may need to reset the Linksys RE2000 before running the setup CD again. 
What settings do I need to prepare for the Linksys RE2000 setup?Before you start the setup process, make sure that you have the following:
An Active 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi network connection
WiFi name (SSID) - If you have a dual-band router, make sure that the network name of your 2.4 GHz network is different from that of the 5 GHz network.
Password or Security Key
What does a flashing power light mean? The power light flashes slowly every 3 seconds when the range extender is reset to factory defaults or during a firmware upgrade. 

Does it support Quality of Service (QoS)?Yes.
Can I connect multiple WiFi devices to my Linksys RE2000 like my router or access point?Yes, the Linksys RE2000 acts as an extension to your router or access point so you can connect multiple devices to it.
Can I add more than one Linksys RE2000 to my existing WiFi? Yes. But since the Linksys RE2000 only gets the WiFi signal from your main router or access point. Adding multiple range extenders can provide you with an even lower signal, thus, giving lesser bandwidth to your WiFi computers or devices that you are going to connect to these additional extenders.
Do I have to disconnect and reconnect to different SSIDs when I go anywhere in my house if I am using multiple range extenders?No. Even though you are using multiple access points or extenders in your network, you can still stay connected to any one of them as you move around the house since they would be configured using the same WiFi settings.

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