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Getting to know the Linksys RE6700 AC1200 Amplify Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender

The Linksys RE6700 AC1200 Amplify Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender is the latest range extender from Linksys with 802.11ac technology and a plug-in format factor with a built-in power outlet that allows the device to plug into a power outlet while providing an extra outlet for other electronics.  With up to 10,000 sq. ft. coverage, it lets you repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router to provide internet connectivity in hard-to-reach areas through a wireless connection on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.  The Linksys RE6700 also offers the option to use it as a wired range extender (Access Point mode) or a wireless range extender (Range Extender mode).
 
The Linksys RE6700 supports:
  • Cross Band technology that maximizes simultaneous use of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands for high speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming.
  • Beamforming technology
  • Wi-Fi Audio (3.5 mm Audio Port)
  • Spot Finder technology that shows you where to place your range extender for optimal performance during setup
  • Access Point mode
Front Panel
Side Panel
Bottom Panel
Light Indicator
Minimum System Requirements

 
Front Panel

 
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Side Panel

 
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User-added image Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – use the WPS technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
 
User-added image Reset button – Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset the range extender to factory defaults.
 
Bottom Panel

 
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User-added image ETHERNET port – This port is used to connect wired clients such as computers or media servers when the Linksys RE6700 is in Range Extender mode or connect to a router when it is in Access Point mode.
 
User-added image Audio port – Supports 3.5 mm audio jack.  Allows connected powered speakers to play music via Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) or AirPlay®.
 
Light Indicator

 
ColorActivityDescription
GreenOFFPower OFF
SolidReady to use
YellowFlashingBooting / Resetting to factory defaults / Upgrading firmware
RedSolidWeak connection to the router
FlashingNot connected to the router or other error
 
QUICK TIP:  If your Linksys RE6700 is solid red, unplug the extender and move it closer to the router.  On the other hand, if it is flashing red, simply unplug and reconnect the extender.
 
Minimum System Requirements
  • A working Wi-Fi network
  • AC power outlet
  • Ethernet cable if using the Linksys RE6700 in Access Point mode
  • Browser
    • Internet Explorer® 8
    • Safari® 5
    • Google Chrome™
    • Firefox® 8 or higher

After getting to know the Linksys RE6700 and its features, you may now set it up.  Click on the link below to learn how:
 
Setting up your Linksys AC1200 Amplify Wi-Fi Range Extender, RE6700
 

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