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Linksys RE9000


Extend your Next-Gen AC WiFi connection in hard-to-reach locations of your home such as the backyard, garage, or bedroom, so you can get blazing AC3000 WiFi 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 WiFi by delivering speeds up to 3X faster than Dual-Band range extenders*. Dedicated backhaul technology maximizes WiFi speeds by assigning a single, dedicated 5 GHz WiFi 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 WiFi without slowdown or degradation.

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

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This WiFi range extender is compatible with any WiFi 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 WiFi 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 WiFi 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 WiFi that delivers stronger, more powerful WiFi 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 WiFi signal directly to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop for a fast WiFi 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 WiFi 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 WiFi or WiFi 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 WiFi and reduce dead zones. Access Point Mode allows you to add WiFi capabilities to your existing home wired network. Not only will Band Steering automatically direct traffic to the least congested of the RE9000's three WiFi 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 WiFi 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 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 3 out of 5 by from Great capabilities, but buggy I have a run into a few issues over the last 6+ months. Overall, this is fast and stable. When it has a problem, you factory reset and go through the wizard again. Issues I continue to see: -trying to use static IP makes the system crash - bug reported, still no update -Cannot go in and change items like Disable SSID Broadcast -Using manual setup is VERY different UX and makes the product seem like it cannot use band steering, suggestions are straight out of 2005. -If there's an issue with it rejoining the router (EA8300 in my case), it can just lock up and never work again, until you factory reset and go through wizard again.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at First Sight I requested the opportunity to test and write a review for a range extender, the Linksys Next-Gen AC Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender. The only cost to me was the time it took to test it in my home and write the review. As soon as I saw this product and read the description, I wanted to try it, since I have some lower signal areas in my home - the two far ends. I liked the idea of seamless roaming and that it was a tri-band like my router. I also liked seeing antennas on a range extender. I have used range extenders before, but only the wall plug type. My set-up: We had brick ranch home then added a large 2 story room addition (additional 1352 sq. ft.). There are now 4 levels. During the remodel, the contractor wired it with Cat 6 and added a wiring panel in the furnace room, so the router ended up in the lowest of the 4 levels in a small room that has concrete block walls on 3 sides. Even though I have a great router, a Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band router, it was not located in an ideal spot for range. I also have Centurylink DSL C1900A modem – 20 Mbps. Before I received the extender, I had planned on a wired hookup vs wireless, but then discovered that I wouldn’t have had seamless roaming with that choice. When setting it up wirelessly, I used the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) buttons on the router and extender, which took no time at all. I then unplugged the extender and moved it to a room right above the furnace room. I placed it on the top of a bookshelf near the ceiling. I only had 2 minor issues during setup. I was previously using a Linksys Wi-Fi Range Extender AC1900 / RE7000. I forgot to unplug it before setting up the new range extender, so when the new one displayed, it displayed as a separate Wi-Fi choice with “EXT” added to the end of the main network name. Since my router provides seamless roaming, the new extender should not have displayed as a separate choice. I unplugged the old extender, pressed the reset and went through the WPS setup again for the new one. It displayed properly after that without the EXT identifier. The other issue involved placement of the extender on the bookshelf and the connection quality. Initially, it displayed solid green which was good, then it displayed solid orange which meant the connection to the router was weak. It went back and forth between green and orange. I messed with the antennas and lost the signal. I had to go through the WPS setup again. After that, I placed the extender about 2 feet to the right on the same bookshelf. It turned solid green and I have had no problems since. Results: The old extender (AC1900 / RE7000) helped in one end of the house. The end near where it was placed. The new extender (AC3000) helped in both ends where the signal was weaker. I checked the signal, both bands, without an extender, with the old extender, and with the new extender. I tested it using a Windows laptop (Lenovo Yoga), a Windows cell phone (Lumia 735), a Windows tablet (Stream 7), a Fire tablet and an iPhone (C5). All showed a signal improvement in the areas where it was weakest before. One benefit that I noticed that’s beyond my understanding involves the 5 GHz band. In my previous setup without this new extender, my Windows phone (Lumia 735) and Windows tablet (Stream 7) never gave me the option to select a 5 GHz band. My only choice was 2.4 GHz band. Now I have the 2 choices and the 5 GHz band signal strength is strong in all areas of my home. In summary, what I like: the fast WPS setup. Even though I had to go through it 3 times (my fault), it took very little time overall, the improved range and signal strength, the availability of the 5 GHz band for all my wireless products, the fact that this extender has antennas - I knew my signal had to improve over my previous set-up, the band steering / seamless roaming, so the wireless device uses the best signal for the current location within the house (the router must be capable like mine was), the fact that this extender has 4 gigabit ethernet ports available, which is going to be a definite plus for many users, and that there are only the 2 Wi-Fi choices and no extended networks (if set up wirelessly) I can recommend this extender. I think you could expect similar results if you have it paired with the appropriate router and had similar issues. For me, it is just what the doctor ordered.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable - constantly goes off line I have two of these wifi extenders. They are placed in areas that have clear signal to my router (a Linksys tri-band EA9500). When they are connected, they work well. Unfortunately, they go off line all the time and I have to constantly power the unit down (pull out the power plug) and then turn it back on to restore the wifi connection. This makes what could be a good product into an irritating and frustrating piece of junk. I've been loyal to Linksys for decades but I think their product quality had deteriorated to the point where I am going to bite the bullet and go with another more reliable brand.
Date published: 2020-08-21
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 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 3 out of 5 by from 2.4/5GHz band steering is useless Combining all the bands results in everything moving to 2.4GHz regardless of what Linksys claims. As devices move out of range of 5GHz they switch to 2.4GHz and NEVER MOVE BACK. Even devices that are fixed in place (4K TVs) find their way onto the 2.4GHz band and succumb to the congestion of 60+ other devices. My EA9500 router steers only on 5GHz. Allowing separate SSIDs on each band (key point). As a result, I'm now forced to turn off the 5GHz radios on this extender and only use it on 2.4GHz. Too bad, since I was hoping to extend my 5GHz network while reducing the demand on the solo 2.4GHz radio in the EA9500. Please update firmware to allow steering to be limited to 5GHz radios!!!
Date published: 2022-04-18
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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.