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Configuring a Linksys RE7000 with a Linksys Max-Stream router for Seamless Roaming

Scenario:

In this scenario, we will be using a working Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router and Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender in the network.  The wireless settings must be the same on both the router and extender.

Linksys EA9500:
Step 1:
Make sure that the Linksys EA9500 has the latest firmware.  There is no need to enable Seamless Roaming since this feature is already part of the firmware.
 
Step 2:
Write down the wireless network names (SSIDs) for both bands.
 
NOTE:  You can name both radio bands the same wireless name or provide a different name for each band.  To know how to check or change the wireless settings of your Linksys EA9500, click here.
 
Step 3:
Write down the wireless password and make sure the Security mode is either WPA2 Personal or WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode.  Also take note of the setting for Channel width (Auto is recommended).
 
Step 4:
If any changes were made to the router, click Apply then Ok to save the settings.
 
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NOTE:  You can also set the same wireless network name for both radio bands. 
 
Linksys RE7000:

 
Step 5:
Seamless Roaming is also part of the Linksys RE7000 firmware.
 
Step 6:
Open a browser to log in to the web-based setup page of your range extender.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 7:
Under Wireless, click Basic Settings.
 
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Step 8:
On the Basic Settings page, make the following changes:
 
a.  2.4 GHz Extended Wireless Settings
 
i.  Network Name (SSID) - Give it the same SSID as your router’s 2.4 GHz band.
ii.  Password - Give it the same wireless password as your router’s 2.4 GHz band.  This is case sensitive.
iii.  Channel Width - Must be the same as the router’s 2.4 GHz band (Auto is recommended).
iv.  Security Mode - Must be the same as the router’s 2.4 GHz band.

b.  5 GHz Extended Wireless Settings
 
i.  Network Name (SSID) - Give it the same SSID name as your router’s 5 GHz band.
ii.  Password - Give it the same wireless password as your router’s 5 GHz band.  This is case sensitive.
iii.  Channel Width - Must be the same as the router’s 5 GHz band (Auto is recommended).
iv.  Security Mode - Must be the same as the router’s 5 GHz band.

Step 9:
Click Save.

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