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Setting up the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender to Access Point mode

The Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender can be set up via the Setup Wizard or Manual method.  This article will show you the steps on how to set up the device to Access Point mode using the Setup Wizard.
 
Requirement:  Before setting up, make sure that you have an Ethernet cable that is long enough to connect from your router to the Linksys RE6800.

 
Step 1:
Plug the Linksys RE6800 into a wall outlet that is close to your router.
  
Step 2:
Wait for the Light Emitting Diode (LED) to change to orange.  To learn more about this device’s LED behavior, click here.

Step 3:
Connect an Ethernet cable from your router to the Linksys RE6800.
  
Step 4:
Connect your wireless computer or mobile device to the Linksys RE6800’s default SSID, which is Linksys Extender Setup – xxx, where xxx are the last three (3) characters of the Linksys RE6800’s MAC Address.
 
QUICK TIP:  The MAC Address of your Linksys RE6800 is located on the label at the back of the device. 

 
Step 5:
Open a web browser and enter "http://extender.linksys.com" or "192.168.1.1" on the Address bar to launch the setup.
 
Step 6:
When the setup screen appears, tick the box beside the I accept the End User License Agreement, and click Start Setup.
 
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QUICK TIP:  The Automatic Software Updates (recommended) is checked by default.  You can also click Manual Setup to bypass the Setup Wizard.
 
Step 7:
Create an admin password and your password hint (optional) then click Save.
 
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Step 8:
Select the As a wired range extender (Access point) option then click Next.
 
QUICK TIP:  You may need to click on the blue drop-down arrow to expand the options.
 
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NOTE:  If you haven’t connected an Ethernet cable from your Linksys RE6800 to a router or switch, it will prompt you to connect the cable and try again.
 
Step 9:
Create your wireless Network name and select a Security mode and then create your wireless Password.  Click Next once done.  This will be the wireless network name your wireless devices will connect to.
 
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NOTE:  If you want to set up the Linksys RE6800’s network using WEP, you will need to set up your device manually as the security mode setup only has WPA2
/WPA Mixed Mode and WPA2 as its options.  To learn how to manually set up the Linksys RE6800, click here.

NOTE:  WEP is no longer supported in Access Point mode.
 
Your Linksys RE6800 is now set up in Access Point mode.
 
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When Linksys RE6800 is in Access Point mode, the top header will read Dual Band Wireless Access Point.
 
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QUICK TIP:  If you want to access the Linksys RE6800’s web-based setup page for other configurations, click here for instructions.


Related Articles:
 
Setting up the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender using WPS
Setting up the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender to Range Extender mode
Manually setting up the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender

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