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Setting up the Linksys RE6300 to Range Extender mode

Setting up the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST WiFi Extender is easy with its browser-based setup feature.  There’s no need for installation software or setup CD.

Before you begin:

 
  • Make sure that you have an active WiFi connection.
  • Make sure that the range extender is within the range of the router.
  • You have the WiFi name and password or security key from your existing WiFi.  These settings are case-sensitive.  For instructions on how to check your WiFi settings, click here.
  • The Linksys RE6300 should be plugged into a power outlet.  Wait until the light is blinking orange before setting up the range extender.
 
NOTE:  The images below may vary depending on your range extender's firmware version. 

Follow the steps below to set up your range extender.

 
Connect a computer or a mobile device to the range extender's default WiFi name, which is Linksys Extender Setup – xxx.  The xxx represents the last three characters of the Linksys RE6300’s MAC address and can be found on the label at the back of the device.

Step 2:
Open a web browser, enter "http://extender.linksys.com" or "192.168.1.1" in the Address bar, and press [Enter].
 
Step 3:
Click Start Setup.
 
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Step 4:
The As a wireless range extender option will be selected by default upon setting up.  Click Next.
 
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Step 5:
Select your WiFi.  If you have a dual-band WiFi, you should see both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.  If your WiFi name is not on the list, reset the range extender and go back to Step 1.
 
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NOTE:  If you have a hidden WiFi, scroll all the way down the list and click Manually Enter Network Name and Password to enter your WiFi settings.
 
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Step 6:
Enter your WiFi password in the field, then click Next.
 
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Step 7:
Once connected, you will be prompted to configure the extended WiFi that the range extender will broadcast for nearby clients to connect to.  You can either change the settings as you prefer or use the default settings.  Click Next.
 
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Step 8:
Click Next if the Spot Finder indicates that the Linksys RE6300's location is Just right.  This feature determines the best extension and speed for your WiFi.  If your range extender is Too far or Too close, find a better location (recommended) then return to Step 1.  
 
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Step 9:
Create an admin password to secure your Linksys RE6300.  You may also add a password hint.  Click Save once you're done.
 
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Step 10:
You will be given the option to register the range extender.  Enter your email then click Next.  

 
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Your Linksys RE6300 is now set up as a range extender.
 
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