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How to extend your router's range with a range extender

What is a Linksys range extender?

Having a Wi-Fi® at home enables you to connect wireless devices from wherever they are located in the house.  However, if you have a big house, there is a possibility that there will be Wi-Fi® dead spots or locations where there is poor or no signal from the wireless router.  Obstructions like walls, furniture and fixtures may also cause these dead spots.

The Linksys Range Extender is a device that will provide the solution to getting poor or no signal because it extends the wireless range of your main router.  It acts as a repeater for the wireless signal and a wireless bridge for wired devices at the same time.

How does it work?

The Linksys Wi-Fi Router signal ideally reaches a certain distance indoors provided that there are very minimal or no obstructions in its path.  This decreases if there are obstructions, like walls and furniture, blocking the signal.
 


In the illustration above, the wireless router’s signal from the home office does not reach some of the devices in the living room.  Adding a Linksys range extender to the network will extend the wireless range because it repeats the signal, allowing it to reach the devices in the living room.

NOTE:  The Linksys Range Extenders RE1000, RE1000 v1.5, RE1000 v2, RE3000W, and RE3000W v2 work on the 2.4 GHz network.  The Linksys RE2000 is a selectable dual-band range extender that can be used on either a 2.4 GHz or a 5 GHz network.  The Linksys RE2000 v2, RE4000W, RE4100W, RE7000, RE6700, RE6500, RE6400, RE6300, RE6800, RE6250 and RE6350 are simultaneous dual-band range extenders that can both detect and work on a 2.4 GHz and a 5 GHz network.

Click on the links below for more information on the Linksys range extenders:


Maximizing the use of Linksys Wireless-N range extenders
Getting to know the Linksys RE1000
Getting to know the Linksys RE2000
Getting to know the Linksys RE2000 v2
Getting to know the Linksys RE3000W
Getting to know the Linksys RE3000W v2
Getting to know the Linksys RE4000W N600 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys N600 Pro Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE4100W

Getting to know the Linksys RE6250 AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys RE6350 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys AC1200 Boost EX Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE6400
Getting to know the Linksys AC1200 Max Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE6500

Getting to know the Linksys AC1200 Amplify Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE6700
Getting to know the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Getting to know the Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender

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