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Linksys RE9000


Extend your Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi connection in hard-to-reach locations of your home such as the backyard, garage, or bedroom, so you can get blazing AC3000 Wi-Fi speeds to Smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, iPads, tablets, laptops, and smartphones. Powerful amplifiers and four high-performance external antennas deliver maximum power and range, allowing everyone in your family to enjoy 4K/HD movie streaming, simultaneous online gaming, social media, and more.

Linksys RE9000 Range Extender Diagram


The Max-Stream RE9000 Tri-Band Range Extender helps you get the most out of your home Wi-Fi by delivering speeds up to 3X faster than Dual-Band range extenders*. Dedicated backhaul technology maximizes Wi-Fi speeds by assigning a single, dedicated 5 GHz Wi-Fi band to your router. This frees up the remaining two bands to focus exclusively on your streaming media players, game consoles, and other connected devices, so you'll enjoy full-strength Wi-Fi without slowdown or degradation.

Additionally, Band Steering automatically directs connected devices to the faster and less congested Wi-Fi band, offering uninterrupted premium coverage throughout your home and beyond.

How Tri-Band Works Animation


This Wi-Fi range extender is compatible with any Wi-Fi router, including those from Internet service providers. There's no need to adjust your router's settings when installing the extender.


Next-Gen AC with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology ensures your Wi-Fi is delivered faster and with more efficient throughput to every MU-MIMO connected device. This means your whole household can surf the Internet, stream 4K and HD movies, play online games, and more simultaneously--without annoying buffering or lag.

Range Extenders With vs Without Seamless Roaming


With Seamless Roaming, your enabled wireless devices will automatically switch to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, so you won't have to manually connect to the router or range extender when you move from one room to another--or even to your backyard.** This means that you can move freely throughout your home while video chatting or streaming videos without experiencing dropped calls or buffering.

Pair a MAX-STREAM router such as the EA9500 with the MAX-STREAM range extender for more efficient home Wi-Fi that delivers stronger, more powerful Wi-Fi signal to all your devices.

Range Extension diagram


Your RE9000 will automatically receive firmware updates from Linksys as they are released, so your range extender is always secure and up-to-date.


Linksys range extenders provide a reliable connection that allows you to enjoy uninterrupted gaming and HD streaming. Beamforming technology focuses the Wi-Fi signal directly to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop for a fast Wi-Fi connection.

Spot Finder Technology


Two simple ways to setup:

  • Simply press the Push Button Connect feature on the MAX-STREAM AC3000 to automatically sync it to your router.
  • Simple setup from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

How to extend Wi-Fi range as much as possible: find the optimal location for the range extender using Spot Finder Technology.

  • If placed too far from an existing router, a wireless range extender may not expand Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi signal strength may be spotty. Spot Finder helps ensure your Linksys range extender is in the right spot.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports


Connect game consoles, Blu-ray players, or Smart TVs to the AC3000's four Gigabit Ethernet ports to provide a fast and stable connection.


You can configure the RE9000 range extender to act as an AC access point to extend your home Wi-Fi and reduce dead zones. Access Point Mode allows you to add Wi-Fi capabilities to your existing home wired network. Not only will Band Steering automatically direct traffic to the least congested of the RE9000's three Wi-Fi bands, but all three bands will use the same SSID for seamless performance.

Simply connect the AC3000 range extender using a Gigabit Ethernet cable to your router or cable gateway to upgrade your Wi-Fi connectivity.

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC3000 Tri-Band with MU-MIMO
  • Key Features:
    • MU-MIMO
    • Seamless Roaming
    • Dedicated Backhaul
    • High Power Amplifier
    • Gigabit Port
    • Multi-Mode
    • 1-Touch Setup
    • Spot Finder Technology
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11 a
    • 802.11 b
    • 802.11 g
    • 802.11 n
    • 802.11 ac
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC3000 (N400 + AC866 +AC1733)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    Tri-Band, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz + 5 GHz
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Up to 10,000 Sq Ft
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Other Ports:
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8.0
    • Firefox® 20
    • Safari® 5.1
    • Google Chrome™ 25.0 browsers or higher
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    136mm x170.4mm x 45.1mm
  • Weight:
    360 g
  • Security Features:
    Access Control (Wireless MAC Filtering)
  • Warranty and Support:
    12 Months (for U.S.)
Package Contents
  • Linksys Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE9000
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Regulatory Information
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Set-up, Great Results I live in a log cabin with my three year old router in my loft office. This works OK for most of the house, but the signal drifts and often drops out on my front porch where I spend a lot of the summer months. The Max-Stream doubled the signal throughout my first floor and gives me a solid, high-speed connection on the porch. I was really surprised how well it works. Set-up was easy and only takes a matter of minutes. A nice feature in the online software graphically shows you where to place the unit for the best combination of speed and quality. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking to extend/improve their signal coverage.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade Had to wait until my return from a Christmas visit before trying the RE 9000 mu-mimo. Had upgraded to the AC 4000 mu-mimo about 8 months ago from cable company equipment and loved the improvement. Then I moved and was able to get FIOS and got the same great results. I thought I had maxed out, but the RE 9000 performed even better. The few reliability issues I am having are more to do with wiring into the building and then into the units. Management is working on it. The true test will be next month when I bring it to rural Vermont. Hopefully, with same results. I will be updating my review with those results.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs to be able to separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSID I paired this with an AC4000 LinkSys MaxStream router. It sets up easily but lacks a few major features. The biggest thing is that it doesn't allow you to set different SSIDs for the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands even if your primary router has them on different SSIDs. Devices do not switch well back and forth well especially from 2.4Ghz back to 5GHz. It would be much better to be able to split the SSIDs. The extender also doesn't seem to allow the range extender to be configured via the app (like the router does). The extender also doesn't support guest networks...So on my LinkSys router I have 4 total networks. 2.4Ghz (normal and guest) and then 5 GHz (normal and guest). You can't replicate all 4 networks with the extender.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wireless Extender!! I’m doing my review on the RE9000!! I really must say it’s a good product. Setup was easy I was up and running in less than five minutes. I love the form and design. It looks like a little router so it doesn’t look weird or out of place. It fixed my internet in places where my internet couldn’t reach or wasn’t consistent. I can only say good things about it. The only issue I ran into i don't know if it's just the unit I heve is that it has a hissing sound going on. Something I hope can be fixed with an update. Overall it's highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable but bulky range extender does the job I am complementing this range extender with Linksys EA9300 router. This enables me to exploit the tri-band capabilities. The integration is seamless as I see only my SSID's I set up from router though I know I'm connected through range extender. I do lose more speed than anticipated though not enough to complain. I love how the bandwidth steering works through range extender as well. My only complaint is the bulkiness of the range extender. I also had to set up twice with WPS to keep range extender from dropping signal.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Good WiFi Range Extender! I received this for free in exchange for an honest review. I found this WiFi Range Extender easy to install and setup. It took less than 10 minutes to set and make operational on my home network. Connection to all my other devices, 2 cell phones, 2 wireless printers, and 2 other wireless computers (1 laptop and 1 desktop) was immediate. I have found this range extender to be a big improvement over my older wireless range extender (roughly 3 years old). It is much more powerful in terms of range and whole house and outside patio coverage. It operates very smoothly with great coverage. No glitches or other problems at all. I highly recommend the Linksys Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender for ease of installation, operation and signal boosting power.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice Setting up the extender with my Linksys AC1750 was effortless. When the status bar on the extender turns solid green, the connection is complete. The status bar is also helpful when placing the extender around the house as a solid green bar indicates a strong connection to the router. If the bar is orange, the connection is weak. A big plus with the AC3000 extender is seamless roaming if connected to a Linksys Max-Stream router, The signal throughout my house is excellent. I highly recommend the AC3000 to anyone looking to extend their network with the latest technology.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for multi level buildings Got this product to test and I am really amazed at all recent linksys offerings. First it is very easy to setup with any router (though i hv linksys one only) and took like 10-15 minutes overall. Before this, we hv deadspots and now everything is gone - like magic ;). One other good thing is u continue to get same speed with extender (no drop in speed). Overall i like the product and recommend to a fren or other for sure.
Date published: 2017-12-21
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*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, speed, 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. In order to achieve the best performance, this product must be used with compatible AC3000 wireless devices.
†The standard transmission rates of both 5 GHz radios—1733 Mbps + 867 Mbps—are up to 3x faster physical data rates when compared to dual-band AC1200 range extenders with one 5 GHz radio speed of 867 Mbps. To achieve these speeds, this range extender requires a 5 GHz connection to the router.
**Seamless Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard, including but not limited to, iPhone (4s and later), iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, iPad (3rd generation and later), iPod touch (5th generation and later), Samsung S4 (Android 4.2.2 /4.4.2), Samsung S5 (Android 4.4.2), and Samsung S6 (Android 5.0.2). For more information on supported Windows® and other devices, please check with your device manufacturer. Seamless Roaming may require the latest Max-Stream firmware. Please check the support page of your Max-Stream Router for more details.
§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.
Push Button Connect works with devices that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ like Linksys Wireless-AC routers and others.