Get support for Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander. Solved: 1. Throw out CD that came with it. 2. Plug the extender into a wall outlet, then into your router via the ethernet cable. 3. Open an. Our How To for configuring Linksys’ WRE54G has been popular, but sadly out of date. Reader Alan Cates provides an update that matches the.

Author: Mikam Fek
Country: Nepal
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 24 November 2005
Pages: 396
PDF File Size: 1.4 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.23 Mb
ISBN: 534-5-41745-934-9
Downloads: 8934
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faugor

CNET’s Forum on networking and wireless is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, manuzl getting buying advice from a community of experts. Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, Updated the firmware to 3.

Gateway needed to be all “0” for it to work as an extender. The WRE54G is NOT user friendly, but following above steps should get you up and running under your encryption of choice, and prevent it going into wre54y 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 manuql problem.

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. Make secure connection I have a Linksys system.

It appears on my list of wireless connections as Linksys. I know I should not have it an open connection, but I do not know how to change it. The computer where it was originally set up liksys using Windows XP. If I make it secure, Can my new laptop with Windows amnual also use it? 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.

Wireless How To

Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 Now you should have 64 bit WEP encrypted wireless! 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 to connect, and if all goes well you should be connected 64 bit WEP on Win 7!


I’m trying to follow your instructions above – but I can’t get past step 4. WEP is off on my router. Can’t get 2 blue lights. If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3.

Then once you have two blue lights, manually configure your encryption as listed above. Best of luck, Bobby. There is a port on the WRE54G on the front under a little flip door well hidden. Once hard wired you can log into the extender at Ok, I connected the expander directly via cable per your linkys and updated the firmware from 3. Got sre54g blue lights. However, once again, the use of the expander is causing other laptops in the house to lose their wireless signal when I unplug the expander the symptom goes away.

All 3 laptops in use are Linkssys. How do I prevent these drops of signal? As it is, the expander is useless. 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 mahual router leaves off in range. You could try switching channels on the wireless extender and the wireless router and see if that works.

I have a newer HP dm3 laptop, Delland older Toshiba under Linux in our home that all work good and get no signal dropouts now with the extender.

Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to the extender. 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.


If you are running Windows 7 install the “Xirrus Wi-fi Monitor” desktop gadget and it will show 2 Linksus and allow you to look at signal strength and frequency, and mac address of each device under windows 7.

Ok, 1 I changed both the router and the extender to channel 12 from channel 6. Is there a way, though, to force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops?

Download Manual for the Linksys WRE54G

I don’t see that functionality in the Xirrus monitor. Aside from changing the channels – what else can I do to prevent the drops? You should not manal experiencing signal drop when the WRE54G wireless extender is being used.

It “extends” the range of your wireless router by being on the same frequency and channel.

Basically anything that is on the same frequency as your wireless router or extender 2. Here is a short list below You are posting a reply to: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

You are reporting the following post: This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.

How To: Manually Setting Up the Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander – Update – SmallNetBuilder

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements or commercial links. This was helpful 0. This one tip will help you manuwl better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest.