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How to setup Linksys RE6500 Wi-Fi extender?

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Want to configure Linksys RE6500 Wireless extender? Don’t worry, you can configure it in two ways. It includes WPS setup and Embedded setup wizard. If your router supports WPS, then you can use this method. Today, in this post, we are going to discuss steps to setup RE6500 on your network using embedded setup method.

You must have following things in your hand before setting up Linksys RE6500.

  • The wireless network name and the passkey for your Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: After unpacking the device from the box, you need to connect the antenna to the top of the device. After connecting the antenna, connect the power cable to the RE6500.

Step2: You must place the extender midway between the area with weak wireless signal and the router. Your device must be capable of receiving a min of 50% signal from the existing Wi-Fi network at that place.

Step3: Wait till the light on the top turns solid.

Step4: Connect your device like smartphone, tablet or computer to the range extender via Mac address or via range extender SSID set by default.

Note: If you don’t find Linksys device in the list of available networks, then bring the extender closer to the network receiving area. If the network is still not received by it, then reset extender by pressing the reset button for at least 5 seconds from the bottom of it.

Wired setup: To connect via Ethernet, connect one end of this cable to RE6500 and other to your computer. Your computer must not be connected to wireless network.

Step 5: Launch a browser on your computer and open the Linksys range extender setup page. For this, you have to enter 192.168.1.1 as default address in the address bar.

Quick tips: If you don’t know the exact URL of your range extender, then the default address is 192.168.1.1. This address will only work if your device is not connected to the network. Once it gets connected, it will automatically obtain an IP address from the network servers.

Step 6: Click to start the setup wizard.

Step 7: Click on the box given next to the statement which says, ‘License agreement’. When you confirm this box then it means you have agreed to the terms and conditions of the range extender.

Step 8: You will be prompted to select network. In case of dual-band network, an SSID of both the bands will appear on the screen. If you don’t find any network, then refresh the network list.

Step 9: A Spot finder page will appear on the screen. This will let you check the signal strength received on your range extender from the router. If the signal strength is poor, move the router closer to range extender otherwise, click to connect.

Step 10: Enter Wi-Fi password in step 10 and click to proceed.

Step 11: You are now required to configure the extended network. If you are using 2.5 GHz band, the name will automatically get created according to 2.4 GHz band. If you are using 5 GHz band, then SSID name will set accordingly. You can change the SSID name anytime.

Click to finish setup.

Step 12: You are now required to set a strong password for your range extender. If you don’t want any security, then you can leave this step and click to move forward.

In this manner, your extender will get configured on existing wireless network. For any support and information, contact Mywifiext extender support.

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