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Title: Getting to know the Linksys RE1000

Article ID: 24339

The Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Extender lets you repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router to provide Internet connectivity in hard to reach areas through a wired or wireless connection.

This Wireless-N range extender can be set up through:

Below are the basic parts and features of the RE1000:

Power - The Power LED lights up white when the extender is powered ON.  The light flashes slowly every three (3) seconds when the device is reset to factory defaults or during a firmware upgrade.  When the extender is ready for use, the light is continuously lit.  If there is an error, the light flashes quickly (every second).

Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED - Take note of the following activities for the WPS LED:

Top Panel


 Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button - if you have client devices that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup such as wireless printers, this button automatically configures wireless connection and security after initial setup.

 Power switch - powers the extender ON or OFF.

NOTE:  This functionality is only available in the European versions of the RE1000.

 Reset button - Press the Reset button for eight (8) seconds to reset the extender to its factory defaults.  You can also reset the device from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen in the extender’s web-based setup page.

 Power port - This is where you connect the power adapter.

Bottom Panel


 Ethernet port - the Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port works as a wireless bridge to instantly connect any wired Ethernet device to a wireless network.  The green LED is lit when an Ethernet device is connected and active on this port.

Product Features:

The RE1000 only supports Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) with hexadecimal format security key.  If your gateway is setup with a WEP ASC II format, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for assistance.

o   Mac OS X®
o   Mac Lion OS X®
o   Windows XP
o   Windows Vista
o   Windows 7
o   Window 8

NOTE:  For Windows 8, set up the RE1000 manually.

QUICK TIP:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.

For a video overview on how to set up the Linksys RE1000, click here.

Related Articles:

RE1000 Frequently Asked Questions
Setting up your RE1000 using the Setup CD
Setting up the range expander without the installation CD
Setting up the range extender through a wired connection
Manually configuring a wireless range extender


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