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LINKSYS RE1000-NP Wireless-N Range Extender

  • 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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsOerpriced

Pros: It works as advertised. Easy setup. No real hassles.

Cons: It's just too slow and the range is too short to justify the price of $100.

Other Thoughts: No one gets the advertised speed out of wireless. That's a given, but this is a perfect example of over-selling a product. I got around 30-50 mbps on large file transfers. HD streaming was fine, but that's where the range really hurt this unit. At around 30 feet through one un-insulated interior wall the thing lost my-wi signal. I chose a different power outlet and was lucky to get it to see my network outside of my brick house. (Had to be within ten feet of the unit for it to reach through brick.) This thing stretches the definition of "range extender" much more than it actually extends your range. If you only need to get wi-fi 20 more feet beyond where it already goes, have lots of money, and don't care about speed, this unit is for you!

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  • Drew L.
  • 10/10/2015 8:33:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBad product from Cisco

Pros: Nothing really since it's not reliable. Sleek form factor I guess.

Cons: Unreliable. Web interface is basic and lacks important options. Firmware has not been updated. Ethernet port cannot keep connection. Included software doesn't detect device.

Other Thoughts: This is a major disappointment from Cisco/Linksys. I have a Linksys E300 refurb router which has worked wonderfully since day 1. This RE1000 wasn't even reliable from day 1. First, the included software would not detect my network or the device. Note: both laptop and RE1000 placed 10ft from the router. I finally get it configured though Ethernet. However, I wanted to use this as a wireless bridge. It won't keep the Ethernet connection alive. Also, it wants to constantly revert back to IP 192.168.1.1 instead of its assigned IP from the router. This kicks me off the network obviously. What a disappointing product!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Drew,

We appreciate your time for sharing this feedback. We totally understand your frustration and what you had to go through just to get this device working. We'd appreciate if you'll allow us assist you in checking the unit out and see if we can still make it work. Our Technical Support Team would be more than willing to provide advance troubleshooting and walk you through the installation process. We want nothing but the best service to our customer so we hope you'll give us this chance. Please email us your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with your network setup and the link to this review for our reference.

We'll wait for your response.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2015 5:42:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBeware re-broadcasts SSID

Pros: Once I got the extender working it has worked reliably with only one or two resets needed over about 6 weeks I've had it.

Cons: I had quite a lot of trouble getting it set-up, perhaps because of the two SSIDs I use at my house, but most importantly I wanted this to extend my hidden SSID, and upon re-broadcast this SSID is now UN-hidden by the Linksys.

Other Thoughts: I like the color and form-factor (plugs into the wall) for my application, but would buy a different extender next time in order to keep my SSID private and not broadcast.

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  • Dominika O.
  • 8/24/2015 1:30:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove these units

Pros: Easy to set up and configure. Great for remote wireless ports where cabling is not possible. Great for extending a wired network via wireless.

Cons: I wish the range was stronger. I also wish the radio was better.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Gabriel,

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on the Linksys RE1000. It's good to know that the extender is working properly as it should in your network. We understand your sentiments about the RE100. The extended signal broadcasted by the RE1000, or that of any wireless extender, is not as strong as the signal broadcasted by the main wireless network. The farther you extend the range of a signal, the weaker the signal gets.

Let us know if you need assistance with your Linksys device. You can reach us at LinksysCares@linksys.com anytime.


Regards,

Linksys Support
www.linksys.com

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  • David S.
  • 6/25/2015 6:44:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRange Extended, Speed Not

Pros: Signal Strength

Cons: Very difficult to setup. After fighting with the device for a few hours finally got it working. Signal strength was improved throughout the house and into the backyard. However, even with a strong signal the internet speeds are so slow that most apps on my wireless devices are unusable. I would not recommend purchase of this product; I will be returning mine.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time in providing us a product review. The range extender will rely its internet speed from your main router. If the router cannot supply enough data packets to the range extender, your networking devices will get affected. Proper product placement is the key to fix this setback. Make sure that you set up the range extender to an area where there is still at least 3 signal bars from the router.

Should you need further assistance, you may email us your complete contact details, location, computer OS, and the link to this review at LinksysCares@linksys.com so our team may provide more solutions the soonest.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • ira s.
  • 11/14/2014 12:16:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot for me

Pros: looks nice

Cons: RMA after no connect to network. Comes with disc and utility to automatically set up connection. But setup utility wouldn't accept # of characters in my password. Tried manual setup, didn't work. worked with tech support who walked me thru everything I already did and still didn't connect. I chose this unit thinking it should be compatible with my Linksys router. no such luck.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for the time you spent in trying our product and for providing us your feedback. All of our devices are compatible with each other. We would like to know more about what transpired in the troubleshooting process, so we may send a report to our Development Team. Please send us your case number, complete contact details, location, and the link to this review at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Our team would be more than happy to hear from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • philip w.
  • 8/21/2014 5:13:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRange finder

Pros: Not any... Junk!!!

Cons: Junk. Hopeless from the start.

Other Thoughts: Avoid I am going another route. I iwill let ya know the easiest way to go for this

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Rabbitman,


We regret to know your experience with the RE1000. Allow us to assist you with any challenges that you have with your Linksys RE1000. Send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com together with your contact details. We'd like to hear from you soon.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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3 out of 5 eggsIt works - If you know how to check

Pros: Unobtrusive
Choice in power connections (direct prongs or a cable)
Almost no settings to get wrong
LED indicator is demure and simple (constant blinking = something's wrong)
Devices can't distinguish from standard AP/Router

Cons: Minimal documentation (even on included media)
Inability to select more than the Network to join
No access to device after successful configuration
Ethernet Port not needed (since device has a wireless setup port)
Not powered to 1,000mw (maximum for a commercial wireless device)

Other Thoughts: I had a VERY difficult time figuring out from the documentation as to HOW to set this up. I followed the included instructions three times and still couldn't figure out if I had set the device up correctly. I ended up using the Wireless interface, then plugging the gorram thing in a room with almost no signal.

The device DOES work, but not as well as you'd think. Being half a meter away from the unit, my tablet STILL showed only 4/5 bars on the signal indicator. One would think being THAT close would be as strong as you could get.

Since you won't be able to regain access to the device, the only way you can discover if it's working is to set it up, then take it to an area where you have weak Wi-Fi signal. If that improves (wait for ten seconds after the LED stops flashing to check), it's configured properly. Otherwise you'll need to reset the device and do it AGAIN. And no, it's all Trial & Error...

Also, only change out the power plate IF YOU NEED TO. It's fairly easy to pop them off, but if you're not VERY careful sliding it back in, you WILL damage/break the connection. Then you'll have no choice other than using the cable.

On the plus side, if you're worried about the possibility of someone discovering your network (to crack into it) via this device? It won't happen. As far as any client is concerned, it doesn't exist. There just may be a pause when traversing that boundary between the central AP and the Extender.

Minus 1 egg for POOR documentation
Minus 1 egg for no settings after or confirmation as to correct setup

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Frost58,

Thank you for providing us a detailed description of your experience with the Linksys RE1000. We truly appreciate the candid feedback John and confident that we can do something about the cons that were mentioned. Allow us to try and help. You can still access the range extender's user interface by using the IP address assigned by the router. The Ethernet port of the router can be used for some devices that do not have wireless capability. Which means, the RE1000 can also be used as a bridge.

We hope that you give the chance to address your other queries. You may send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your username, contact details and the link to this review.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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4 out of 5 eggsWall Blaster!

Pros: 2.4GHz range - great for penetrating walls inside your home.
Easy setup - Despite problems I see other reviewers having, I have set up and re-setup this thing a half dozen times and it always goes smoothly. WPS, install disc, using the browser interface - all worked great for me. (Hint - Right click on the disc icon in a Windows Explorer window and select open. Browse to the included instruction manual to save you time/headaches.)

Cons: Well, it is quite large. Much larger than other extenders I have used. Of course, it works better than other extenders I have used as well.
Would be great if it supported 5GHz as well, but there is another Linksys product that does this.

Other Thoughts: I live in a long apartment right now. My router is by the front door. Wireless signals were very weak on the other side of the apartment in the master bedroom and attached bathroom. I set up the RE1000, and then moved it into the laundry room, which is about halfway. With the laundry room door closed, signal is great though the wall into the master bedroom and bathroom. 5 bars instead of a fluctuating 2 to 3 bars.

I normally avoid Linksys products, this actually works very well. I am impressed. I haven't had any weird hiccups after a couple of weeks.

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2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed!

Pros: Once setup, it does what it is intended to do. It is unobtrusive, therefore easily hidden. The option of plugging the unit into an outlet without using the cord is a nice touch. It also doubles as a wireless bridge for computers without WIFI.

Cons: The setup software did not work well with windows 8.1. The software appears to be starting, then nothing shows up on the screen. After about minute it may or may not appear.
The extender did not readily show up on the network. Following the instruction on changing the extenders distance did not help. Therefore I could not do a manual setup either. After several resets and several computer restarts to try to get it working, it finally showed up, along with the setup software, and easily setup. The signal seems to vary quite a bit. Checking the strength from the same place at different times shows huge differences in signal strength. This is consistent with the trouble I had initially setting up the unit.

Other Thoughts: I have previously evaluated the RE1000s sister unit the RE2000. I was expecting the same easy setup and good performance that I had experienced with RE2000. It didn't happen. The frustration level was quite high. I suspect that someone less stubborn might have given up.
Theoretically this should be a useful item. The RE1000 is a single band 2.4 GHz. This is great for transmitting signals through walls. 5 GHz will give higher transfer rates. I wish I could recommend the RE1000, Other Linksys products I have used were great. I would suggest that you look elsewhere.

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