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Linksys AC1750 Dual Band Smart WiFi Router


Stream HD-quality videos and play online games wirelessly without interruptions or lag thanks to high-speed AC technology. For rapid and reliable wired connections to computers and other Internet-ready devices, the RE6500 includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports - offering speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet.

Range Extender


The RE6500 extends the wireless coverage area of up to 10,000 square feet** by repeating and redistributing the signal from the router to eliminate dead zones. It also features Crossband technology, allowing wireless bands to receive information on one band and transmit on the other to reduce dropped data packets.

The result is a stronger, more reliable WiFi signal, allowing you to stay connected on your laptop or mobile device from anywhere inside--or even outside--your home.


In 2 easy steps, your range extender connects your speaker system to your digital library:

  1. Connect stereo system or audio speaker to the range extender.
  2. Stream your music from your smart device or computer.

Spot Finder Technology


Linksys Spot Finder Technology provides a seamless setup process and helps you determine the optimal placement of the RE6500, allowing you to enjoy WiFi even in the far reaches of your home. Using any mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, Spot Finder shows you where to place the range extender in relation to your existing router. Simply follow the prompts for a quick and easy setup.



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Technical Specs
  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Ports:
    4x Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, Power
  • LEDs:
    Power/Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Ethernet (link, activity)
  • Buttons:
    1x Reset
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 80% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    867 Mbps
  • Platform Compatibility:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista 32/64
    • Windows 7 32/64
    • Windows 8 32/64
    • Windows 8.1 32/64
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • AC/DC Power Supply
  • Two Dipole Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great I just got this yesterday and at first I was going to take it back because it didn't help get a signal to my back porch. After moving it seven or eight times I found the sweet spot. Each time I moved it I also checked the upload and download speeds to make sure if it was a good spot or not. What I found was that the locations I thought to be the best to place the extender, we're not. I ended up putting it at a location that I was sure would not work, but it did. Do what you want, but as for me and my household, it was worth the time we took to move it to different locations. Also get an app to test the download speed to make sure you are getting a strong signal.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK but has quirks Bought this to make sure we have full coverage in the house. My wife works from home so we need stable coverage where she puts her laptop and VoIP phone. They seem to be working OK. My major issue right now is since I've added the RE6500 I can nit watch Netflix on my Kindle Fire HD or my Samsung Galaxy Tab s. The application will launch and sometimes work for 5-10 minutes or just quit when it goes to pull up the selection screen. I have Hulu and XFINITY GoTV and don't have issues with them. The other issue is the internal clock won't set even though it supposed to be polling NTP. Hopefully someone can provide a solution.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing but trouble I bought this Wifi Extender last week, and each day I have spent hoping that it would decide to work properly. It has yet to do so. It shows up on my list of wifi networks, but whenever i connect to it, I am unable to access the internet. It shows that I have full connectivity, yet no matter what i try, i only receive error messages that tell me that i need to connect to the internet. this thing is impossible to set up if it doesn't provide internet access even when plugged into my house's Ethernet port. My frustration further continues when i try for three hours on the phone to contact linksys support with no luck. Netgear it is then.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Product!! Couldn't be happier. I purchased the WRT1900AC router along with the AC1200 range extender recently. My previous Linksys router was about 2 years old but I was looking for more power. And, my previous extender did not have the power to reach my studio located about 250' from the house, so I purchased the new one. I got the extender setup and placed it in the window closest to the studio. I went to the studio but still didn't get the wifi working out there. Moved the extender to various house locations but still no luck. I somehow thought about taking the extender out to the studio... Voile! I get full wireless strength in the studio. These two products work so well together. I couldn't be happier having full access to the internet so far away from my router.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cut my current signal in half I'm very capable technically but I still needed to call tech support for 45-mins of assistance to get it fully setup, not a good start. Then, nstead of improving my tri-band AC1200 wifi signal throughout my townhouse, it halved it, yes, 50% worse. Then when I went to extender.linksys.com to view settings, it wouldn't even connect. And it had the latest firmware update which was dated May 2018. So for me, a bad experience and has to be returned.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bridge/access point I was looking for an excellent Linksys AC bridge to pair with my Linksys AC router and this item fit the bill perfectly. I am using it as a bridge and it allows you to turn off the range extender SSID which is perfect for my application. The only thing is I wished it actually came with a setup disk. But it was fairly easy to set up and I havent had any problems. Just remember that you have to have an AC router to take full advantage of the AC capabilities.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conflict with Linksys EA6900 & Linksys RE6500 I have always been a true fan of Linksys. I have been using the Linksys EA6900 for a little over a year. I just recent purchased a larger home, went from a 1,000 sf home to a 3,000 sf home and I wasn’t getting the best connection on the first floor so I purchased the Linksys RE6500. It worked great, wifi was must better on the first level. However, since the AE6900 is a smart wifi I use the smart wifi app, when I have both the AE6900 & RE6500 both running I’m not able to use the app and I’m not able to use the online site http://linksyssmartwifi.com/. I have to turn the RE6500 off, waiting for about 15 minutes and then I’m about to connect. I think I set it up correctly; the range extender has the same logon as the main wifi?
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless Product I purchased this product over a year ago, my speed test from the cable company is excellent every time that they arrived, the cable representative recommended your product for better performance, well that was not the answer either. I was so fed up with not having fast internet, I cancelled the cable company and went with another, I thought that would take care of the issue, again with a new company and this product located less than a foot away still would not work, needless to say I would not recommend this product. It also could not find the 5G. Good Luck!
Date published: 2017-03-26
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*Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.
**Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specification. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.
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