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Linksys AC1200 MAX WiFi Range Extender (RE6500HG)


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 RE6500HG includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports - offering speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet.

Linksys AC1200 MAX WiFi Range Extender (RE6500HG)


The RE6500HG extends the wireless coverage area in your home by up to 10,000 square feet** by repeating and redistributing the signal from the router. 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.


The RE6500HG's two external high gain antennas are designed to eliminate the dead zones that can occur when walls or construction materials obstruct the signal between your WiFi devices and the extender. Adjust the antennas to optimize your network performance and enjoy smooth HD video streaming and gaming throughout your home.


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


Linksys Spot Finder Technology provides a seamless setup process and helps you determine the optimal placement of the RE6500HG, 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.

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
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • AC/DC Power Supply
  • Two High-Gain Dipole Antennas (5dbi)
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! I have been a customer of Linksys since the late eighties and have been happy with every purchase I have made. My home started out in the 40's as a one room stone cabin with 18 - 24 inch stone walls. As our house grew, I knew that I needed to find a way to distribute a wireless signal and Linksys had developed the Powerline system which has been a god send. I've recently upgraded my Powerline equipment and purchased the AC1200 range extender to help push the wireless signal out to our new "smart" tv. All of the new equipment is easy to setup. Thanks to Linksys and their products!
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent signal When I bought the extender I was a bit suspicious as to whether it would fit my needs. I find that it has exceeded my expectations. The signal from my Wifi router is not a strong as the signal coming from the extender. The signal extender has helped increase transfer rate from my laptop to the internet.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RE6500HG Range Extender Easy and fast set up right out of the box. I purchased this product because I think my wireless network card stopped working in my TV so rather than pay a repair bill for the TV, I purchased this product and have it direct wired to my TV for access to the Internet. It works perfectly and performs as advertised.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad quality. Bad support. Dead device I purchased this device exactly a year ago and it refuses to connect to my router(also Linksys). I called the customer service and nice lady informed me that since my warranty have expired, she will be glad to help me for $30(2 week warranty extension.) I refuse to pay anything extra as I already paid once. But I also refuse to purchase items from business that doesn't stand behind the quality of their goods and just trying to get rich by short changing the customer
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast Solution to endless Netflix Buffering My router is in my office which is in the top level of my 3 story home. My TV and Netflix is 2 levels down and would buffer repeatedly driving me batty trying to watch movies. Since getting this range extender I rarely experience buffering and if so it resolves quickly. So a good outcome.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from never connects, doesnt stay connected Ive been trying to hook this up to my Linksys EA6350 all night. I started where I wanted it so I could use the ethernet ports and connect to my media center. To set it up i was supposed to move it halfway between the router and where i wanted it. I ended up having to go all the way to the room the router was in just to be in the green zone. Kind of defeats the purpose of having it. If I cant have it 3 rooms away from the router to connect ethernet cables this becomes an expensive lightweight paperweight. not even a good one.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice WiFi Extender This WiFi Extender was very easy to set up. We mirrored the SSIDs and security settings for the primary Linksys AC1750, EA6500 router. It easily picked up both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies. No more connection and speed issues at the other end out the house!
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my problem!!! We bought a VIZIO TV and had very low baud rate for Netflix and others. The location of the tv could not be moved. The baud rate was 300-700 kbs. Installed the range extender and now have a rate of 8000+ kbs. Movies play nice and smooth. THANKS LYNKSYS
Date published: 2015-11-27
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* Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments, and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as a 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.