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LINKSYS RE1000-RM Wireless-N Range Extender

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  • 2.4GHz
  • 2 x Internal Antenna
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Thanks to multiple antennas, the LINKSYS RE1000-RM can easily increase the range of your current wireless router and network. Broad compatibility with b/g/n Wi-Fi devices allows you to connect all of the computers and devices around your home. You can connect wired devices by its fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port. Flexible placement options ensure best possible range and performance.

  • newegg Broad compatibility The Linksys RE1000 works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devices so you can connect all of the computers and devices around your home. For best performance, pair with any Wireless-N router.
  • newegg Extended range Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys RE1000 provides reliable performance. Multiple MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antennas extend your router's wireless coverage into hard-to-reach areas of your home.
  • newegg Flexible placement Wall outlet or desktop placement options help you to optimise the location and position of your RE1000 to achieve the best possible range and performance.
  • newegg Quality of service The integrated QoS technology helps to prioritise latency-sensitive traffic which can help you to watch an episode of your favorite TV show, place a phone call or play multiplayer games without interruptions caused by other activities.
  • newegg Ethernet Bridge The LINKSYS RE1000-RM includes a built-in Ethernet port to connect any wired Ethernet device to your wireless network.
  • newegg Easy setup The Cisco Connect setup wizard makes installation quick and easy. By recommending the best distance to place the range extender from your router you can achieve optimal coverage and performance. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup button is designed to help make connecting devices to your range extender push-button simple and more secure.

Learn more about the Linksys RE1000-RM

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
RE1000-RM

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
Transmit Power
802.11n (40MHz) 15.5 +/- 1.5 dBm @ CH6, mcs15
802.11n (20MHz) 17.0 +/- 1.5 dBm @ CH6, mcs0-4, mcs8-12
802.11n (20MHz) 16.0 +/- 1.5 dBm @ CH6, mcs5-7, mcs13-15
802.11g 18.0 +/- 1.5 dBm
802.11b 18.0 +/- 1.5 dBm
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.

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): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


Customer Reviews of the Linksys RE1000-RM

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  • Erick M.
  • 12/1/2012 8:12:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat once updated

Pros: Works as advertized
Great Price
Easy to setup and install

Cons: Need to update firmware for stable communication.

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  • Godwin O.
  • 10/26/2012 6:05:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSetup a snap

Pros: Got this because I hand to fiddle with my antennas to get a signal upstairs in this concrete house. Very satisfied. Driver installer will automatically download the latest drivers. Setup is easy as pie, just stick in the CD and follow instructions. It tells you to plug in the range extender, then it finds the RE's signal, asks you to select which SSID you are using, then asks you for the key of that network, does the rest. I only had to do the above steps on one device, and they all get the enhanced signal.

Cons: It does ask you to say you have read and agree to the license agreement before getting started. Cisco has done some shady things lately with updating the firmware of home routers it has sold, so the license agreement might be something you're interested in. However, once you start the install, it downloads the drivers and along with it, a new version of the license agreement. I don't think it was worth an egg, but half an egg definitely.

Other Thoughts: Comes with a short Cat 5e cable and has an interface for it. Didn't need them and didn't bother to find out what they are for. The face glows with the Cisco logo while it is powered, I stuck it behind a dresser because I didn't want the brand name shining at me in the dark.

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  • Kennard G.
  • 10/25/2012 9:05:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good...

Pros: Received this RE1000 extender yesterday. MANUALLY configured it after reading up on the Cisco website. Followed the instructions for "Setting up the range expander without the installation CD" and all is well. This is connected to my Linksys E3000. And it worked.
If you not a CROWD follower and don't believe in just sticking a CD in, then follow the instruction below :

Simply connect the Extender to your laptop via ethernet port (turn off your wireless connection on your laptop); it automatically brings you to the admin page (if it doesn't, type in the ip address 192.168.1.1 and hit enter). After configuring the extender (that is setting your admin password) save the settings, then proceed to site survey, you should see your network, select it, type in your passcode (if you have this security feature turned on in your router) and hit save. Wait a few minutes for everything to link up and you're done!
You should now be connected via your ethernet connection. Disconnect the extender, turn back on your wireless connection on the laptop. Place the extender either within line of sight or at least within range of your main router and power it on. The cisco logo on the front of the unit should blink a few times while it searches for a connection to your main router. After it lights up solid. You are good to go!

Cons: Only con I can think of is that it will not extend the range of the 5 GHZ, only the 2.4Ghz

Other Thoughts: It did extend the range of my wireless network. I had a problem getting a strong signal on my second floor. So had the extender placed at opposite end the end of the house on the first floor. Now I am able to achieve a fairly strong signal on the second floor

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  • Matthew E.
  • 10/2/2012 11:19:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Wireless Range Extender

Pros: This wireless range extender is great, I am getting about 35 Mb/s in my basement where I was only getting about 1 Mb/s. I can now easily watch HD video streams from my server.

Cons: None really, for the price point.

Other Thoughts: I was hesitant about purchasing a refurbished model, but I have had no problems to date.
I have read other reviews and immediately changed my extender's IP address to static so that connections would not fail if and when the dhcp lease expires.
I put ddwrt on my E4200 router to increase the output power, this greatly increased the potential throughput of the range extender and allowed me to place it further away than I would have been able to without increasing the power.

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  • George S.
  • 9/29/2012 11:13:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUPDATE

Pros: This is an update to my review "Gets the Job Done"

Cons: see other

Other Thoughts: I restarted my router, modem and unplugged the Cisco device and I am now getting 14.5 MBPS, up from the 9 I originally reported.

Sorry for the re review, but I felt this was a pretty significant change.

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  • George S.
  • 9/27/2012 12:33:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job DONE!

Pros: The most simple set up ever. They made this thing idiot proof. Increased my signal from my office (which is litterally at the very other side of my house from where my modem is located) from 1-2 bars to full coverage.

Cons: I bought this refurbished and was hesistant. I had a bad experience with a refurb router years ago, but I needed to find something with value for my set up. Since it was Cisco I gave them benefit of the doubt. NO PROBLEMS. Worked great. ZERO CONS.

Other Thoughts: Who this is for -

If you need to extend your wireless signal to another part of your home, and want litterally the easisest set up ever, this is for you. Here are the instructions:

-Insert CD into computer with connection to Internet
-Plug the Cisco device in the wall
-Hit next
-Select your network, enter password
-Done. Move the plug throughout your house as you please.

I have 16MBPS internet. Prior to this, I was getting 1.5mbps in my office. Just did a quick test and got 9 mbps, which is more than sufficient for my office. I'm sure If I move the Cisco device around a bit I may get better speed, but at 9mbps I can pretty do everything I need on my computer.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2012 6:57:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: This was a very inexpensive option to expand the range of my network.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I know computer networking pretty well, and I had the entire thing setup in less than 2 minutes without the setup CD. The speed of the network was pretty slow initially, but a power cycle on the router and repeater seemed to fix it. I would recommend it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/9/2012 1:48:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Easy Install, plug in options

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace a powerline set up that just wasn't cutting it. Now I can stream Prime movies to my Blu Ray in HD without any stuttering. Super easy set up to extend your wireless N signal.

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  • Amna G.
  • 8/24/2012 6:34:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurb Fails

Pros: Small, slick install, easy and fast to get up and running

Cons: Fails after two weeks. Like most of the other negative comments for extenders this unit has the same behavior: constant drops and resets every 5 min. If you're loading web pages it's ok, but you can't Skype, stream video or play games with it.

Other Thoughts: Tech support at Linksys seems sufficiently friendly. we'll see if they replace it or what. Remember not to wait more than 90 days if you're having problems.

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  • Robert W.
  • 8/21/2012 5:53:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtener

Pros: Easy hook up and great coverage connected with the ea4200 on a 7000 sq home

Cons: Make sure your close enough for the signal to reach the extender or it will drop out constantly

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