A well-liked dual-band wireless range extender, the Linksys RE6500 can extend Wi-Fi signals from any wireless router. By assuring steady and dependable connectivity across your house or office. This step-by-step manual will help you through the setup procedure whether you’ve just bought one or are considering doing so, ensuring that you make the most of it.
Getting Ready Before Setup
Ensure the following before beginning the configuration process:
- You can access the internet using Wi-Fi and your primary wireless router is operational.
- You are prepared with the password and Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
- The RE6500 is positioned halfway between your router and the location that requires a stronger signal.
- First, turn on the extender to make it ready for further setup process.
- Connect the Linksys RE6500 extender to a power source.
- Watch for the front light to begin to flicker orange. This shows that the extender is prepared for the Linksys re6500 setup.
Join The Network Of The Extender
Make your way to the Wi-Fi settings on your computer or mobile device.
Keep an eye out for the extender’s default SSID, which is typically “Linksys Extender Setup.” Join it. There is no requirement for a password during setup.
Open The Web-Based Extender Setup Page
- Open your device’s web browser.
- Enter the address http//extender.linksys.com into the address bar.
- As a result, you will get the Linksys extender login page on the display.
- Enter the default username and password in the required fields.
- The configuration page for the extender will open on the screen.
- Start the setup procedure next and select “Start Setup.”
- You’ll be given the option to select your preferred language. Select what you want, then press “Next.”
- Select your network from the network list.
- Now the extender will look for open networks.
- If your router is a dual-band model, choose the SSID for your home network for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands from the list.
- Press “Next.” and enter the network password in the field.
- Enter the Wi-Fi network’s password. Make sure you enter it correctly. Press “Next.”
- In the end, follow the on-screen directions to complete the Linksys re6500 setup.
App Setup Method For Extender
In an alternative way, you can choose the app setup method for the same process. Here you will not need to access the http//extender.linksys.com portal, but install the app on your smartphone. Use the points below:
- Open your device’s app store either on an Android or iOS device.
- Then, search and choose the Linksys WiFi official app.
- Install it on your phone and later open it for the further process.
- In the same way as the web-based method, you will get the login window on the device screen.
- Insert the default username and password in the fields if you have not changed them earlier.
- Then, select the network from the list and click on the extend button.
- Lastly, follow the on-screen directions for the setup completion.
The Spot Finder function aids in locating your extender’s best position in relation to your main router. The RE6500 will add “_EXT” to the end of the SSID you currently have, separating it into a different network. You can later change these names if you want or if required. Set the SSID and password for both your 2.4GHz and 5GHz extended networks, and press “Next.” Create an admin password for both which must be enough strong and hard to guess for external users.
Keep Your Extender’s Settings Secure
Set a password for the administrator. If you want to modify the extender’s settings in the future, you will need to do this. For further security, pick a security question and respond with the appropriate information, and press “Next.” Check the settings to make sure they are all in place. If everything appears good, select “Save.” The settings will now apply by the RE6500, which could take a while.
Connecting Devices To The Extended Network
After the extender has been installed, return to the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone. Join your devices to the extended network using the SSID and password you set up. Go back to the web page to set up the extender. To verify the status of the connection, click “Connectivity.” It will show that the extender is linked to your network’s two bands.
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