The router developing brand, Linksys, along with providing routers also offers its customers Wi-Fi range extenders. This range extender is known by the name Linksys RE7000. This offers you high-speed internet connectivity even in the zones where there are fewer chances of getting a signal. You can also find the latest wireless AC technology in it that helps in the streaming of HD videos.
With Linksys RE7000 setup in your house, the same strength is available in all the directions and corners of your house. All you need to do is pair the router with extender and enjoy the dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) feature. When you bring this range extender home, you will have a surfing experience like never before.
But, bringing Linksys RE7000 will not work until you set it up. Here, the most important thing to keep in mind is to follow the setup steps carefully.
Before you begin
Make sure you have the following things ready with you before you begin with the setup procedure:
- A 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz active Wi-Fi connection
- Your router’s Wi-Fi name (SSID)
- The router’s Wi-Fi password/security key
Stepwise process of Linksys RE7000 setup
Step 1: First of all, you need to plug the Linksys RE7000 into a power socket and wait for the light to change to orange.
Step 2: Now, using any device, you need to establish a connection between the device and the Linksys RE7000. Make sure you are connected to the network named Linksys Extender Setup – xxx. Here, xxx means the last three characters of the Linksys RE7000’s MAC address which can be found at the backside of the device.
Step 3: Now, from your mobile device or the computer, you need to open a web browser. In the search bar of the browser, either enter “http://extender.Linksys.com” or “192.168.1.1”. After this, hit the Enter key to launch the setup process.
Steps 4: Click on the ‘Start Setup’ option
Step 5: Now, you need to set up a new admin password along with creating a password hint. Once you are done, click on the Save button.
Step 6: Further, you have to select the ‘As a wireless range extender’ option. This should be followed by clicking on the Next option.
Step 7: In this step, select your existing Wi-Fi password when prompted. In the case of hidden SSID, select the option reading as ‘Manually Enter Network Name and Password’ and do as described.
Step 8: Once you create your extended network SSIDs and wireless password, the Spot Finder page will appear on Range Extender mode.
Step 9: Now, the device you are using will automatically check for the latest available firmware. Once it finds anything available, it will update the same automatically.
Step 10: With this, the process to setup Linksys RE7000 is completed successfully.
Note: The procedure given above can be applied to Linksys ea9500, Linksys ea8300, Linksys e1000 , Linksys ea4500 , Linksys re6300, Linksys ea8500, Linksys wusb6300, Linksys re7000, and Linksys ac1900.
In case you see that the signal strength between your range extender and your router is too far, you should unplug it and take it closer to the router. After this, reconnect it using the guidelines given above.