Linksys is widely known for the range of extenders it offers to their router users. While Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream™ AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender is one of the best models that are available in the router basket of Linksys.
This is designed to work in two modes, one that has an Access Point and another as a Range Extender. Therefore, customers can setup Linksys RE7000 range extender in that particular mode which suits their requirement. In this quick post, all the steps are explained that are involved to setup Linksys RE7000 range extender mode.
Well, if you are all set to install Linksys RE7000 then firstly you need to keep a complete check on the following list of instructions. They are given below:
Step 1: The first step while installing any device remains the same as for other routers. Basically the initial step is to put the device which in this case is Linksys RE7000 on power. Then after, wait for some time until the LED light turns into amber color.
Step 2: Now start the process to setup Linksys RE7000 range extender. In this, you have to connect to Linksys RE7000 which can be done by connecting to the SSID name Linksys Extender Setup – xxx with any of your devices like laptop or computer.
Here, this xxx indicates the last three characters of Linksys RE7000’s MAC address which is given on the back side label of your Linksys RE7000 router extender.
Step 3: Now, you are required to open or launch any installed browser available in your device. That might be Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome, Safari or any other.
After that, type and enter the URL as http://extender.linksys.com in the address bar of the web browser. Optionally, you may even write it as 192.168.1.1 in its place and press enter button. By this, the setup wizard will be launched on your device screen.
Step 4: Next step is to click on the Start Setup option.
Step 5: Here, you will be prompted to create an admin password and password hint. Just after entering the same, you have to Save it.
Step 6: Now you need to check the option of As a wireless range extender and hit on Next button.
Step 7: Next, from the given list of available networks, do select your home networks. Pop up will be displayed where you have to fill a password, enter password and then press the OK button. But if in case your network name is hidden then you have to click on Manually Enter Network Name and Password.
Step 8: Now you will be prompted to enter the details of extended network SSIDs and wireless password.
Step 9: Now the Spot Finder page will be displayed on your screen. This step is to check strength of signal between router and Linksys range extender. In case you find the signal strength to be too low, then reduce the placement distance between range extender and router to the extent as much possible.
Step 10: Lastly, you don't have to do anything like update firmware as it will be done automatically.
Hence by following these simple steps your Linksys RE7000 will get installed in range extender mode. So, you can place it wherever you want and resolve the problem of dead spots with your network.
This post worked to explain various steps in as much detail as possible. But the customers might even face several issues while installing Linksys RE7000.
Hope this guide to setup Linksys RE7000 range extender is easy and helpful for the users.