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Getting to know the Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender

The Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender is the latest range extender from Linksys with 802.11ac technology.  It can easily extend your Wi-Fi to hard-to-reach locations in your home such as your backyard, garage, or bedroom so you can get Wi-Fi to smartphones, tablets, and laptops.  The Linksys RE7000 also offers the option to use it as a wired range extender (Access Point mode) or a wireless range extender (Range Extender mode)

For information on how to set up the Linksys RE7000, click on the links below:

Setting up the Linksys RE7000 to Range Extender mode
Setting up your Linksys range extender in Access Point mode



Front Panel

 
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User-added image Power / WPS Light – This displays the status of the Linksys RE7000 based on the light's behavior (OFF, blinking, or solid) and color (orange or green).
 
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
 
User-added image Ethernet port – This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect wired clients such as computers or media servers when Linksys RE7000 is in Range Extender mode or connect to a router when it is in Access Point mode.

Light Behaviors

 
Power LightStatus / Description
Blinking Green
  • Starting up
  • Resetting to factory defaults
  • Upgrading firmware
Solid Green
  • Ready to use
Solid Orange
  • Weak connection with the router
Fix:  Unplug the extender, and move it closer to the router.
Blinking Orange
  • Not connected to the router or other error
Fix:
  1. Make sure your router has an internet connection and Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. If the router is in order, unplug the extender, move it closer to the router, plug it back in, wait 1 minute, and reconnect to your network.
Ethernet LightStatus / Description
GreenAn ethernet device is connected and active.  The light blinks when the extender is sending or receiving data over the ethernet port.
Product Features
  • Eliminate dead zones and boost coverage with MU-MIMO Technology
  • Dual-band
  • Boost Wi-Fi range up to 10,000 sq. ft.
  • N300+AC1733 Mbps with dual-band
  • Easy setup with Spot Finder
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Cross-Band Technology
  • Push-Button Connect
  • Access Point mode
System Requirements
  • Existing wireless router or access point
  • Ethernet cable if using the Linksys RE7000 in Access Point mode
  • A computer or tablet with Wi-Fi capabilities
  • For browser configuration:
  • Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
  • Safari® 5.1 or higher
  • Chrome™ 25.0 or higher
  • Firefox® 20 or higher

 

Related Article:

Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender Frequently Asked Questions

Related Video:

What is Cross-band Technology (VIDEO)

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