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LINKSYS RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender

  • 2.4GHz
  • 2 x Internal Antenna
  • 1 x 10/100M Ethernet Port
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Learn more about the Linksys RE1000

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
RE1000

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Frequency Band
2.4GHz
Security
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
2 x Internal Antenna
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
1 x 10/100M
Button
Reset, WPS
Power
AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.5A
System Requirements
Wireless: Existing b/g/n wireless router or access point
PC: Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7
Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5 or Snow Leopard 10.6
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, or Firefox 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration
Dimensions
4.92" x 1.26" x 3.74"

Feature

Features
Buttons: On/Off switch (for EMEA- APAC units)

Antenna Gain in dBi: 3.5

Ideal for:
Enjoying added in-home mobility.
Surfing the web, gaming, and chatting online in hard-to-reach areas.
Easily connecting an Internet ready TV or Blu-ray player.

Wireless-N (2.4 GHz)

Fast Ethernet (10/100) Bridge Port

Extended range with multiple antennas

Flexible wall or desktop placement options

Also works as wireless bridge for wired device

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Operating Humidity
5% - 95%, Non-Condensing

Packaging

Package Contents
Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender
CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
AC Power Cord for table or desktop placement
AC Power Connector Cover
Ethernet Cable

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Linksys RE1000

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  • Naxwekk A.
  • 11/12/2013 7:06:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsfailed in less than 6 months

Pros: worked well for around 6 months if that.

Cons: died fast.

Other Thoughts: i will never buy another repeater.

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  • Sean P.
  • 4/17/2013 8:06:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect

Pros: Extended the range across our house by almost double without any noticable lag. It's simple and easy to set up and link to other devices. As a bonus, it's also subtle. It doesn't stick out like a sore thumb or have annoyingly bright LED lights.

Cons: Whenever the router goes down the extender needs to be reset. While rare, it's annoying if there's a random "blip" that causes the router to drop. The RE1000 starts pulsing (when it's trying to reconnect) but never reconnects. Power cycle the device, plug it back in and it's good as new.

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  • Duane S.
  • 3/4/2013 2:41:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks As Advertised

Pros: Easy setup - took just minutes
Works as it is supposed to
Nice design

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wife's work laptop is 55' from the router (Linksys EA3500) and the signal passes through 3 walls (with metal framing) on the way there. We were getting 2 bars of signal strength and a solid connection but didn't want to chance drops in business connections. Added this unit between the router and the laptop, at a point about 40' from the router and we now get 4 bars of signal strength at the laptop + wireless access anywhere in the house, garage and out to the mailbox. Good stuff.

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  • Anthony P.
  • 2/10/2013 10:56:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnacceptable

Pros: None - it doesn't work

Cons: I have a linksys router with a normal and guest network. I want to extend the guest network, but this extender will only connect to the primary network. Good concept but the unacceptable restriction of which network it chooses makes this unusable in my situation. There is nothing in the description that indicates there is any restrictions on what type of network this device can connect to. This is a case of not letting experts BE experts.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,
Thank you for giving us your detailed feedback. We'll surely use this review to improve the quality of our products and services in the future. Meanwhile, we did post this review in our community forums and a registered user replied with a suggestion.
Check the link:
http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Social-Media-Support/Newegg-com-RE1000-Unacceptable/td-p/612138
Thanks,
Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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  • Greg C.
  • 12/24/2012 6:46:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Plug and play setup and installation. Use a free wifi analyzer on your phone to tell the difference in your home. It works great for my home and coverage was extended for 2.4GHz wifi range. Fast startup sequence.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: It takes less than 10 seconds and it is ready to go after you set up and plug in where you need the extended signal from you wifi access point. Highly recommend.

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  • Shane K.
  • 12/24/2012 7:26:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate from 8/28/2012 7:10:49 AM

Pros: See Other thoughts

Cons: See Other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I had to get an app that displayed all WiFi signals with channels to even see if the thing was working, turns out, it's on.

4 months and I have moved this device all around the house and the only way I get any kind of improvement is if whatever WiFi device I am connecting to it is less than 3' from it, and the closer, the better.

It does make a nice wireless bridge, that function works great.

All in all, still not impressed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback regarding the extender. We have posted your review in our Community Forums where a user replied with some suggestions.

Here is the link: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Facebook-Support/Newegg-com-RE1000-Update-from-8-28-2012-7-10-49-AM/td-p/594980

Thanks,
Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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  • Dave S.
  • 12/19/2012 11:57:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great For Us!

Pros: My wife purchased a Blackberry Playbook a few months ago, and while using it she was often having dropped or blocked connections from our wireless router. We don't have a large home, but it still caused a problem.

Last month, she found this unit on a closeout at a local big box store and decided to give it a try. I plugged it in at the opposite end of our house (from the router location), popped the included CD into our laptop (which also uses our router), and a few minutes later everything was up and working great. She can now take her tablet anywhere in the house and keep a good signal, and it even bumped up my laptop signal from 4 to 5 bars where I normally use it.

There may be applications where this wouldn't do as well, and perhaps if I was a 'gamer' it wouldn't be acceptable. But for our purposes it works fine!

Cons: Haven't discovered anything that I would consider a downside since we've installed it.

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  • Richard S.
  • 11/17/2012 3:44:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent extender

Pros: Followed directions in manual and setup was a breeze. Works in living room, WiFi in basement. Get 4 bars now.

Cons: none so far

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  • William W.
  • 11/8/2012 9:40:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great for a good 30 days

Pros: Worked as advertised for the first 30 days.

Cons: Could not hold a constant connection a little over 1 month in.
Seems to be cycling up and down
Durability
Super Cheap Home WIFI device

Other Thoughts: I am use to cheap home wifi devices getting scrapped a year or two after purchase, this one only took a little more than 1 month!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi BW!

It seems that the product is not performing as it should. We went ahead and posted your concern in our community and got some Superusers suggest solutions. Here's the link!

URL: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Facebook-Support/Newegg-com-RE1000-Worked-great-for-a-good-30-days/m-p/580814#M4392


Thanks,

Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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  • Chih-Shun D.
  • 10/7/2012 8:00:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsnot working well with Elevate hotspot

Pros: easy to install.

Cons: Not working well with Sierra mobile hotspot. I want to find a solution with hotspot plus an wireless whatever solution so that I can replace my existing DSL setup. I thought the wire port on RE1000 can work with my brother printer. But it just doesn't wait up my printer in the morning. I thought RE1000 also has an ethernet bridge capability. But I can be wrong because I cannot find any information on the internet. I eventually go with Buffalo N300 and everything works like a charm.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We have posted your concern in our Community Forums and one of our users replied with a suggestion.

Here is the link: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Facebook-Support/Newegg-com-RE1000-not-working-well-with-Elevate-hotspot/td-p/571326

Thanks,
Cisco-Linksys Support
http://homesupport.cisco.com

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