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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This tutorial is an update of one of my old guide to install and configure Linksys WRE54G on a network. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.

Alright, now we have a new extender ready to be put to use. Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task.


He would see the network with one or no bars. If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3.

At this point, with the extender still hard wired to your wrre54g, it is a good idea to update the extender’s firmware.

WiFi Terms Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to wfe54g problem.

Learn more about this subject in our guide titled Wireless Names Guide. Sehup 6 of 45 99, Views. Is there a way, though, linksts force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops? Here is a short list below Is that same like setting Linksys Range Expander? Try to remember the login IP or 2. Both should support WDS and the wireless standards To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.


I live in Spain How much do they cost? First find the box labeled SSID. An example is shown below:.

When setup screen comes back after extender reboot, change the SSID to match that of your router. Enable wireless security in Linksys range expander 6. Throw out CD that came with it. Open an internet browser and type in ” We will next need to configure your current router to use WDS Bridging. Enable “Data Encryption” on your Linksys router and select 64 bit WEP encryption 64 bit is shorter and easier to remember and generate a 64 bit WEP key, and make sure its entered into key 1, then write it down for reference, then save settings.

You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. I did not follow this point. It really doesn’t matter what you enter here but we suggest avoiding personal information. Wireless Channel Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. This is the name you create in order to identify your network.

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Sure I could have moved my router so I would not have needed an extender but then my network would have been centered around my router being in my foyer and who wants that? Place your range expander WRE54G near your router 3.


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.


Message 4 of 45Views. Gateway needed to be all “0” for it wre54b work as an extender. Ok, 1 I changed both the router and the extender to channel 12 from channel 6. Advertisements or commercial links.

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.

Wireless Password An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password. Check out the details of wireless internet at http: Windows 7 does support WEP encryption but being newer it tends to like WPA, but should work just fine with WEP, so rescan for wireless networks on the new laptop and enter key liinksys connect, and if all goes well you should be connected 64 bit WEP on Win 7!

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Message 3 of 45Views. CNET’s Forum on networking and wireless is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from linnksys community of experts. If your router’s default Local IP address is