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Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender
Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender
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Easily increase wireless network coverage throughout your home. Also works as a bridge to instantly connect wired devices to your network. Recommended for easily increasing the range of your current wireless router and network. The Linksys RE1000 works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devices so you can connect all of the computers and devices around your home. For best performance, pair with any Wireless-N router. Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys RE1000 provides reliable performance. Multiple MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antennas extend your router's wireless coverage into hard-to-reach areas of your home. Wall outlet or desktop placement options allow you to optimize the location and position of your RE1000 to achieve best possible range and performance. QoS traffic prioritization technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy smooth video, music streaming, and gaming performance. Includes a built-in Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port, which works as a wireless bridge to instantly connect any wired Ethernet device to your network. The included setup wizard makes installation quick and easy. By recommending the best distance to place the range extender from your router you can achieve optimal coverage and performance. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup button is designed to make connecting devices to your range extender push-button simple and more secure.
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|Product Length:||4.92 inches|
|Product Width:||3.74 inches|
|Product Height:||1.26 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.7 pounds|
|Package Length:||9.6 inches|
|Package Width:||6.4 inches|
|Package Height:||3.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.15 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 459 reviews|
Broad compatibility with b/g/n Wi-Fi devices
Extended range with multiple antennas
Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port to connect wired devices
Flexible wall or desktop placement options
Ideal for enjoying added in-home mobility
Ideal for easily connecting an Internet ready TV or Blu-ray player
Ideal for surfing the web, gaming, and chatting online in hard-to-reach areas
|Average Customer Review: ( 459 customer reviews )
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130 of 137 found the following review helpful:
Amazing Device- Lousy Warranty Sep 13, 2011
By Lorena Sestayo
I'm changing my star rating from 5 stars to 3 solely on this products warranty. I had a problem with it, four months after purchase, and I contact the manufacturer directly. I was told that it only comes with 90 day warranty. If I wanted to speak with a technician tonight it would be $29.99, but if I upgraded, I could have a whole 6 months for $39.99. It's my own fault for not having read the fine print, but 90 day warranty seems too little. And I refuse to pay that kind of money to fix a device that's 4 months old. It shouldn't have issues so soon. I was able to continue playing with it, until I got it to work. Now, I'm really glad I didn't pay $30 for someone to walk me through a troubleshoot. I still think its a great product when it works, but I don't think it has a good warranty system. Keep that in mind when purchasing.
****Original 5 star Review*****
I'm ecstatic with this purchase. Our router is in the basement, so the rest of the house gets really poor wi-fi. I've been looking for alternatives for some time. I switched out the antennas, I tried another extender (The Cisco-Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander - REFURBISHED), and nothing worked. This took less then 5 minutes to set up, I didn't need to plug it into the computer or go down to the basement. I was just in a section of the house that gets decent reception did my magic, and now the entire house gets at least 75% reception. These areas were working with less than 25% prior to plugging in the extender. I have to play with the location of the device, but I believe I can get my house to above 80%. Even at the current rate, it's amazing. I'm not limited to where I can work on my computer, and now, we have wifi in the living room, so we can finally stream some movies to our big screen tv. :)
The design is nice and attractive. I have it right now in my bedroom, and it doesn't create an eye soar. It's also small enough not to draw too much attention to itself. I liked the price. It wasn't the cheapest, but also not the most expensive on the list. I also picked it because it was the same brand as my router, and I thought it might ease the set up. I had no problem with that. It took about 5 minutes to program, and it works great. I recommend it to anyone else that's having similar issues.
130 of 138 found the following review helpful:
Found the secret to keep it from dropping out of service Nov 03, 2011
By Kim Fa Rosadi
At first I thought this product was CRAP! The first 2 weeks was nothing but nightmare. the repeater was dropping in and out of service religiously. Then I found the secret. Change the ip from DHCP to static! I'd use the first 100 of the last address. This thing been working like a charm since then. Haven't dropped once. I'd give it a 5 star for its performance but minus 2 for letting me thru hell to figure out how to make it stable.
119 of 132 found the following review helpful:
It's not the setup that is difficult... Dec 02, 2011
The problem (that I believe the majority are facing) is not setting up the RE1000, it's the RE1000 dropping other devices from the internet after couple of minutes.
I.e. devices connected to the RE1000 will still show you full home wifi signal strength and never loose connection to the RE1000, but they simply loose the ability to connect to the internet (i.e. browse the web, etc..).
I've used the RE1000 it to extend my Cisco Linksys E4200 signal, and this device has been nothing but pain so far, and it seems I'm not alone at this.
I'm a senior software developer, and own plenty of routers, many of which are custom dd-wrts, and rarely I find something this frustrating to use without being the manufacturer at fault.
Anyway, I'll hopefully update this review if Cisco releases a firmware upgrade that fixes this device. So until then, my advice is stay away.
to whom it may concern, RE1000 also doesn't support mac address filter option enabled on your home router that the RE1000 is extending.
Other devices won't be able to connect to the RE1000 if mac filter option is enabled on your home router (even though those devices' mac addresses are properly listed in your home router along with the RE1000 mac address).
22 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Excellent But You must UNDERSTAND the setup Jul 14, 2012
By SUMA DOPPALAPUDI
1. The CD did not come of much use. It was not connecting to the Extender. Period. Then I called them and got help from a GREAT technician with Linksys
2. The Concept
You obviously have a wireless router. This must sync with the Extender. Let's say you just plug in the extender. Windows Wireless refresh will pick up the extender, but will do nothing beyond that. Since this is not connected to the main router yet, it will not even give you internet. Again the extender must be made to sync with the main router in ALL respects.
3. Simply connect the extender to the lap top computer using an ethernet cable. Put the extender close by in a power outlet and turn it on i.e. until the CSCO stops blinking and stays lit.
4. From the windows refresh wireless networks, choose the extender ( it always shows up)
5. Try to open an internet browser. IT will not work, since the extender does not connect to the internet.
6. It will ask you for user and pw. type in admin in user id and admin in pw
7. this will open the web interface for the extender.
8. Now you have to sync with the router.
9. Go under wireless and click on the main router SSID and click Connect. This will ask you for the router password. Once you put that in your are done.
10. Disconnect the ethernet cables.
11. Again choose the referesh wireless networks. Now you will not see the extender. You will see the main router. However since the extender is synced with the router, you can now move the extender somewhere midway between poor and good reception.
The main thing now. My iphone started dropping the signals and I had to reconnect each time with the password. Since I knew the CONCEPT, i went back to the web interface of the main router and checked the TYPE of pass phrase. It was WEP2 Personal. IT does not matter which one, but must the same in the extender. Just putting the pw is not enough. It must be the same TYPE.
So in the main router, I verified the DHCP Reservation to check the RE1000 (extender. Check its IP address.
Open a browser and type in this IP address of the RE 1000
type in admin for user id and admin for pw
- Go to Basic Wireless Settings
- Go to Manual
In Security Mode, choose the same TYPE of Security Mode as in the main router.
Of course put in the same Passphrase as in the main router.
If not the extender will drop your devices and you will have to reenter the password.
I have all the bars working now in our 5000 sq ft house and even gets WIfi on the deck with 2 bars and 1 bar even when I go to the Stop sign and the end of the road.
FYI : Disclaimer : I am just a computer lay person. I wrote this to help people like me. Maybe if you have better computers it will work like they say i.e. just plug in and it will work. The problem, we make so many changes to our wireless routers over the years etc that you will have to do some work.
111 of 133 found the following review helpful:
So easy. Sep 15, 2011
By John Shen
Im confused when I see other reviews w/"poor range" or "hard to use" or "hard to setup."
1) Range - I live in a 4500 sq feet wood framed house. The wifi router is in one corner of the house so wifi is spotty and unreliable on certain areas of the house. Placed this baby in the center of the house. BOOM. No more wifi dead spots. 4 bars or more in all corners of the house. Beautiful. Unless you live in a house much bigger than mine(not many), or walls that are made of lead, or live on a 2 acre property and expect this thing to give you full coverage(it wont), I dont understand how anyone can say its poor range.
2) hard to setup - HOW CAN THIS THING BE HARD TO SETUP? HOW? You put the CD in your laptop. Plug the unit into a wall socket. Click next a few times. Your done. THATS IT. Everything was automatic!! You dont even need to switch your connection from the router to the extender. Its all integrated. What is so hard or confusing I cant understand. I guess just like 99.999% of the population can take Tylenol without any problems but the 0.00001% will die from a severe allergic reaction to it. You cant please everyone.
A word of caution however... 1) If you dont have a computer(with a working CD drive) thats connected to wifi(eg. someone whose only use of wifi is for the Wii to watch netflix), this extender will not be good for you. 2) If your wireless router is not "n", you should probably upgrade the router to "n" as well. 3) place the extender at a place where there is decent wifi signal. The repeater repeats what it receives, if you feed it garbage, it'll just repeat garbage. Feed it a good signal, it'll repeat a good signal. Simple.
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