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Getting to know the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender

The Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender is a plug-in range extender that can easily increase the range of a wireless home network and provide Wi-Fi range extension with two non-detachable external antennas.  The single Gigabit ethernet port allows wired ethernet devices, such as computers and media servers, to be bridged to the main Wi-Fi router.  The Linksys RE6300 also offers the option to use it as a wired range extender (Access Point mode) or a wireless range extender (Range Extender mode).
 
Front Panel

 
 
  Power / WPS Light Indicator – Light Indicator behaviors:
  • OFF – There is no power on the range extender.
  • Blinking Green / Yellow – The range extender is starting up, resetting to factory defaults, upgrading its firmware or WPS connection is in process.
  • Solid Green / Yellow – The range extender is ready to use.
  • Solid Orange / Red – There is a weak connection with the router.
  • Blinking Orange / Red – The range extender is not connected to the router or other network.
Side Panel
 
 
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – Use the WPS technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
 
  Reset button – Press and hold for 10 seconds to reset the range extender to factory defaults.
 
Bottom Panel

 
 
  ETHERNET port - This port is used to connect wired clients such as computers or media servers when the Linksys RE6300 is in Range Extender mode or connect to a router when it is in Access Point mode.  It will illuminate green when a device is connected and active.  It will blink when sending or receiving data over the ethernet port.  
 
Major Features
  • Dual-band concurrent (2.4 GHz and  5 GHz)
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Data Rate 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz), 433 Mbps (5 GHz)
  • Two External non-detachable antennas
  • 2x2 Spatial Streams (2.4 GHz)
  • One 10/100/1000 Fast ethernet port with auto MDIX sensing
  • Browser-based Setup (BBS)
  • Spot Finder technology - Easy mobile device setup for optimal placement and performance
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
  • Wireless Security
  • Cross-Band technology
  • Beamforming technology
  • Boost Wi-Fi range up to 6,500 sq. ft.
  • Access Point mode
Product Requirements
  • An active Wi-Fi network
  • AC power outlet
  • Ethernet cable if using the Linksys RE6300 in Access Point mode
  • Browser
  • Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
  • Safari® 5.1 for Mac® or higher
  • Google Chrome™ 25.0 or higher
  • Firefox® 20 or higher

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