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Linksys AC1750 Dual Band Smart WiFi Router

SMOOTH STREAMING & DOWNLOADING THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME

Stream HD-quality videos and play online games wirelessly without interruptions or lag thanks to high-speed AC technology. For rapid and reliable wired connections to computers and other Internet-ready devices, the RE6500 includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports - offering speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet.

Range Extender

ELIMINATE DEAD SPOTS

The RE6500 extends the wireless coverage area of up to 10,000 square feet** by repeating and redistributing the signal from the router to eliminate dead zones. It also features Crossband technology, allowing wireless bands to receive information on one band and transmit on the other to reduce dropped data packets.

The result is a stronger, more reliable WiFi signal, allowing you to stay connected on your laptop or mobile device from anywhere inside--or even outside--your home.

CONNECTS TO SPEAKERS FOR DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING

In 2 easy steps, your range extender connects your speaker system to your digital library:

  1. Connect stereo system or audio speaker to the range extender.
  2. Stream your music from your smart device or computer.

Spot Finder Technology

GET A STRONGER SIGNAL WITH EXCLUSIVE SPOT FINDER TECHNOLOGY

Linksys Spot Finder Technology provides a seamless setup process and helps you determine the optimal placement of the RE6500, allowing you to enjoy WiFi even in the far reaches of your home. Using any mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, Spot Finder shows you where to place the range extender in relation to your existing router. Simply follow the prompts for a quick and easy setup.

 

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Technical Specs
  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Ports:
    4x Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, Power
  • LEDs:
    Power/Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Ethernet (link, activity)
  • Buttons:
    1x Reset
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 80% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    867 Mbps
  • Platform Compatibility:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista 32/64
    • Windows 7 32/64
    • Windows 8 32/64
    • Windows 8.1 32/64
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
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Package Contents
  • Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • AC/DC Power Supply
  • Two Dipole Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
Reviews

Press

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cut my current signal in half I'm very capable technically but I still needed to call tech support for 45-mins of assistance to get it fully setup, not a good start. Then, nstead of improving my tri-band AC1200 wifi signal throughout my townhouse, it halved it, yes, 50% worse. Then when I went to extender.linksys.com to view settings, it wouldn't even connect. And it had the latest firmware update which was dated May 2018. So for me, a bad experience and has to be returned.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed results. I purchased this extender to help my EA9200 router that was supposed to have fixed all my reception problems. It didn't. I live in a 2000 sq ft home and can't get a strong signal from one end to the other which is only a few rooms away. I put the extender in the middle of the house and I think the signal may be worse that with just the router. It is very disappointing. I have to use a PLKW400 powerline set to get a good signal in my bedroom. No metal walls or blocks, just a normal wood house so I figured it should help. I was wrong.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from THE UNIT WORKS WHILE THE UNIT WORKS, it is NOT much help........... 1) I had to call for set up assistance, the plug and use did not work. 2) For the unit to pick up an IP it had to be placed 3ft from the wifi-modem and set multiple times 3) The only signal that was amplified was the 5gh, 2.4 does not show up and according to Linsys it means the unit works.................JUNK the unit only extended my WIFI 12 ft, it does not show up in my patio or Garage 4) For the "EXTENSION" I had to placed it within sight of the WIFI................JUNK
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys RE6500 We shopped around for a wifi range extender to project a strong signal to our upstairs (we have a 3,000 sqft home and the shape of it prevents the wifi signal to reach all rooms at a good strength), and found the Linksys RE6500 to be the "right tool for the job". This wifi range extender is reasonably priced, very easy to setup, the signal is strong enough to reach all of our rooms upstairs, and importantly, the wifi signal does not drop off throughout the day and night of usage. This is a good wifi range extender to buy.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for multi-floor home I purchased this device to solve a specific and I believe somewhat common issue -- getting a strong signal near the entertainment center in a two-story home. My WiFi router is upstairs and the entertainment center is downstairs, and I wanted the best possible signal for several devices that live in the entertainment center. This device is providing a high quality and fast connection to these devices. I've had it installed for a couple of weeks now, and beyond the initial setup, it's been totally hands-off, and just works.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did exactly what we were expecting of it...only be We bought ours several months ago; we were having problems with my Mac Mini WiFi's signal not being strong enough to hold a connection; after we hooked up our newly purchased Linsky's; we have not had any more problems; in fact it has also improved the reception on my laptop. I am very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless I bought the range extender and it was delivered as promised. But it didn’t wirk. we have a very well qualified network guy and he spend 2 hours trying to get the stupid thing to recognize the password that we set. I supervised and I can tell you, it was a glorious waste of time and money trying to get it to work. Given what we went through, I would never do this again. That is $300 that I will not get back. Don’t bite on this piece of junk. That’s my advice.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not enough range I returned this item because the range was not large enough to reach my wife's home office and the wireless router in my home office at the dame time. I found a second access point to be a better solution.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixed all of my connectivity issues My preferred basement office set up had my laptop in a rather shielded location, so I'd get a couple of bars on my wireless signal strength. But that strength would vary and I was plagued with losses of VPN connectivity. I set up the wireless extender about three feet away from my laptop in a location with less shielding and now have five bars consistently, I've not had a single dropped connection for the past week since installation. Installation was trivially easy, too.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I had Linksys equipment for years, and it always worked well. With more wireless equipment (3 laptops, a printer, and two mobiles) I had connectivity problems, so I moved to more powerful Linksys equipment. Alas, I could not make the mobiles function reliably, which was crucial as I had tossed my landline. I returned the Linksys equipment and got another brand, which worked almost well. My wife still loses connectivity, and has to roam the house looking for it.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not As Useful As I Thought It Would Be This range extender didn't provide the coverage I was going for. There is no sign of a program for my Lumia Phone to assist in placement. My kitchen is still a dead spot. I placed it about 30 feet from and in direct line of sight of my EA6300. This allowed me to connect my BluRay player via a LAN cable to the RE6500 and has eliminated almost all buffering issues. Pros: Easy to set up RJ45 LAN port Cons: By guess and by golly placement Insufficient range
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works very well and nice size to hide Purchased to replace an older bridge and to extend existing Linksys EA6900 router wifi. Setup was easy except getting an IP from the EA6900 is somewhat unreliable so I have all my standard devices on a static address which was no problem with this device. I am duplicating the SSID on the 5GHz band and using the EXT for the 2.4GHz band. Copying files seems faster with the QOS WMM support disabled. It also seems to stay connected at least so far.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is AWESOME! I have a Linksys EA6350 and I was looking to expand my WiFi through my entire house (4500sq.ft.). I had some areas without great reception and or dead spots. I was told this product would work I was a little skeptical, but it was rated the top extender of 2016 so I bought it. Well let's say I'm very happy I bought it! This extender works awesome just as advertised. Set up was super easy! I put it upstairs, since my router is downstairs (middle floor). The additional reception you get is incredible! As stated, it feeds off your router's original signal then broadcasts it out to the entire house and then some. I have a Linksys router so I think compatibility is a good thing to have. Not only do I have all bars on my iphones and tablets throughout the entire house, but the range also extends outside to the street and around my entire yard. What a gem! Get it today!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i wish i could like it I have had nothing but trouble trying to switch out from old wirless to new more range extender , so I had to hook my old one back up for security, until I can get someone here to help me , I guess I'm not that advanced ,lol, but I can see both antennas and biger box,i no I'm going to get better wifi with lap-tops and phones and tablet ,that are all running through the house , hope to let u no good news soon thank you
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beyond Bad I bought this extender to work with my Linksys 1900AC wireless router. It is always a question, "which is more unstable, the AC1900 or the RE6500?" It's a close race, but the RE6500 is even more unstable than the AC1900. I dumping both and going to Netgear.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I tought I was computer say until... It took me a while before I was able to figure out how to make it work. I started by using my wireless WiFi pad and looking for a linksys ap to no avail then after various attempts I ended up connecting my main desk top computer to its ethernet port and then it finally became a part of my extended network. It works great now and it does what it is supposed to do. I am glad that it worked out well.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cant connect to other router Both this months ago and still sitting in its box because the "esay set up" was not easy the couple of times i attempted, not too computer savy so its never been used! spent $100 on nothing
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up I bought this to extend our internet to a more remote area of the house, and it did as it was supposed. I had to set the unit closer to the modem than I first anticipated which made it a little more difficult to "hide", but once set up it was relatively easy to program and it works well in its location and I get internet coverage where it was not available before, so all is well.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to set up Do be aware of the limitations of WiFi in order to get the full benefit of this unit. Optimal extension will be attained with line of sight between the base station and the extender. I live in a 100% masonry house, so line of sight is helpful. Unit has been up and running for weeks, no issues. Small kids are using the net, and it does reach out to a cabin 50 yds distant
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great product! We are sharing a wifi signal between two vacation cabins at Lake Tahoe. The router is in one cabin and this Linksys range extender is next door in the other. It was easy to set up and gives us a 5 bar signal at least 50 feet away and through the walls. We experience very little signal drop-off when there are multiple users. We can even stream NetFlix and Pandora.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Entender? Not really We've connected all our devices to the range extender, and at the other end of a small 1,200 sq ft house we still get poor connection even tho extender is placed out in the open. We got stronger signal throughout the house with the standard access point. Thought this would give us a better connection when in a lanai, but signal is same as before. Not impressed
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am very pleased with this product. It took me a few times to put it in different areas to test which place had a better signal for me, once I found a good spot between the router and the extender I have perfect connection! I would recommend this to anyone who has a similar dead spots/WiFi connection losses after a period of time, as I had.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works satisfactorily This product works satisfactorily and as designed. I found, however, that when used in a repeater mode this unit's max transmission is 150MBS, whereas it ought to go up to about 800 MBS. My laptop is capable of 300MBS but when connected to this unit the max transmission rate is 150MBS. Not bad, but not perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from close to worthless I bought this to extend wiress range for visiting granddaughters devices - it sort of works within one room of the main router but does not work two rooms away with line of sight between it and the router through windows - all of 30 feet away. My mac book gets full reception throughout the house.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works It works ok and with the newest firmware I can add dual band to my network. Unfortunately do the what is most likely a purely software limitation this can't be used as an access point. This would be 100x better if you I could hard wire it into my router and have it work as an access point.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations Bought this in October and solved both my two story access problems as well as reaching a building 70 feet behind my home. It is the master link in my modem - this router - range extender - another router system, all LinkSys products save the modem. Tech support has been excellent as well.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Improvement Very Dissappointed Supposed to be faster and have lots of other bells and whistles. Nothing yet. The extender is a total loss. The system can see it, but cannot install it. I just took it out of the system. It's just causing problems. I'm hoping the system will be faster now, but that remains to be seen.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need assistance but great stuff I needed to call in for some advice but once this AC1200 was up and running it's been super. I'd give 5 stars if it wasn't for the lack of instructions but very happy so far with the results The reliability is still in question for this short length of time but excellent so far
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible setup, product range is okay I read all the reviews first and very sad that Linksys can't do an easier job of installation. I'm running WIndows and have all the updates, very computer literate and this setup is simply a pain. Once working it does what it is supposed to do but still don't expect miracles.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works good when it works The software does not upgrade and seems like get everything working and then it bombs. Be better to just use 1900AC and enter set up on devices that are wirless. Only folks that can make it work are Linksys techs and not worth paying them when I know it will just bomb again
Date published: 2016-01-15
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*Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.
**Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specification. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.
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