Download Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard. OS support: Windows (all). Category: Networking. 1) Turn off WEP or WPA on your router 2) Plug the WRE54G in the same room as your router 3) Push autoconfig button and hold 5 seconds. Linksys’ WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander [reviewed here] is a WDS-based b / g repeater that Linksys says works only with its.

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Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRE54G

CNET’s Forum on networking and wireless is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Once you are done save your settings. Alright, now we have a new extender ready to be put to use. Hi there, Nice guide, I’ve started getting a message on my windows xp that the ip is used by another computer when I connect the range expander and change the gateway to the ip address of the router!!

You are posting a reply to: Out of the box this device is set to use Usually when you experience signal dropout it is caused by another transmitter on the same frequency but in the case of the wireless extender it picks up where the wireless router leaves off in range. Nice guide, I’ve started getting a message on my windows xp that the ip is used by another computer when I connect the range expander and change the gateway to the ip address of the router!!

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. How to setup Linksys Range Extender? Scroll down for the next article. Got me up and running. Try to remember the login IP or 2.


Are you looking for wireless internet availabilty in your area? Some devices will also require you to check a box to enable WDS. After successfully connecting to the device you might have security warnings as security is not in place yet open up your browser and point it to http: If only I had this info 3 months ago.

Both should support WDS and the wireless standards Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. That’s it, just click the blue Save Settings button. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Encryption You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption.

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. This tutorial is an update of one of my old guide to install and configure Linksys WRE54G on a network.

You have successfully extended your network! What steps I should do to install range expander with Comcast modem? Check out the details of wireless internet at http: It seems windows 7 connects to the strongest signal under the SSID you assigned to your router and extender and because the name is the same it only shows one SSID under windows 7. Wireless Name Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks.

If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information. Where can I get this wifi range extender?

The MAC address appears at the top of the information window when you log on to the range extender, following the above instructions Cheers! I watched this and was convinced it was the better option since I can’t use wired http: Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 You are reporting the following post: Then once you have two blue lights, manually configure your encryption as listed above.


CD wasn’t working at all for me; this fixed things pretty quickly. If you are running Windows 7 install the “Xirrus Wi-fi Monitor” desktop gadget and it will show 2 SSID’s and allow you to look at signal strength and frequency, and mac address of each device under windows 7.

Be sure to read about WiFi sehup before making the choice. Is that same like setting Linksys Range Expander? Message 1 of 45Views. If it doesn’t turn back to blue in about 1 minute, reset the extender and repeat the steps wetup. Next is the Wireless Security. You could try switching channels on the wireless extender and the wireless router and see if that works.

How to Setup Linksys WRE54G Range Expander – Tom’s Guide

Beside after setting up everything, I took the expander a bit away from the router and the signal was really weak, It seems that it is not connecting to it. I’d tried nuerous times to get it working.

Message 5 of 45Views. If you are already logged in you can qre54g this step.

I wonder, can’t two routers work the same as those ethernet boxes? If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3. If it is not new and we do not know the settings and passwords we will need to start by restoring it to its factory defaults. The default password is: Your email address will not be published. Ok, I connected the expander directly via cable per your instructions and updated the firmware from 3.

If I make it secure, Can my new laptop with Windows 7 also use it? This is the name you create in order to identify your network.