How to Configure Linksys RE1000 Range Expander Manually
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 via a wired or wireless connection. The Linksys RE1000 acts as an extension to your router or access point so you can connect multiple devices to it.
Linksys RE1000 wireless-N range extender can be set up manually by accessing its web-based set up page, by using the Cisco Connect software if you have it installed in your computer, by using the setup CD that comes with the device or using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup on the RE1000 if your router also supports WPS feature.
How to Access the Web UI of RE1000
Note that the default IP Address of the Expander is 192.168.1.1 accessible only using the 2 method
1. Using an Ethernet Cord, connect the expander directly to your computer. This type of connection is highly recommended for a more stable connectivity to the RE1000.
1.a. Open a browser and access 192.168.1.1 (no username and password is admin).
1.b. Go to the Basic Wireless settings tab to configure your SSID and Security.
NOTE: The SSID and network key or password is case sensitive. If your range expander’s Channel settings do not match with the router’s Channel, the range expander may not work. The SSIS should also be with the same with the router.
1.c. Save the settings
2. Direct Wireless Connection
Using your computer’s wireless capability, look for the default Network Name (SSID). Connecting to the range extender’s default Network Name (SSID) will enable your computer to communicate with the extender wirelessly.
NOTE: The default SSID of your Linksys range extender is LinksysExtenderXXXXX. Where XXXXX is the last five digits of its serial number.
Do the same steps in accessing the RE1000’s setup page ones you have successfully connected to LinksysExtenderXXXXX.