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Linksys RE6500 Range Extender Driver

Learn how the Linksys RE Wi-Fi Range Extender uses Wireless-AC to eliminate dead spots and increase Wi-Fi range in your home. Help eliminate dead. Its RE, the smallest range extender of the four we're reviewing, is a Selling at a list price of $, the Linksys RE is close to the. There are two ways to set up your Linksys RE – using the embedded Setup To know more about updating the firmware of your range extender, click here.

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Linksys RE6500 Range Extender Driver


At its heart the RE is a wireless range extender. If like this reviewer your home is built with materials that appear to be designed to suck the life out of any wireless device then products such as Wireless Range Extenders and Powerline Adaptors are almost a necessity to prevent those annoying black spots. Especially with all kinds of devices Linksys RE6500 Range Extender for network access these days and fast access to boot, especially for the likes of HD streaming. Purchased by Belkin in MarchLinksys remain as a brand on their own and products will continue to be released under the Linksys name.

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Things such as wireless AC technology which claims to be up to three times faster than Wireless N Linksys RE6500 Range Extender, simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi, 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and also a handy audio jack which allows you to directly connect a pair of speakers for wireless music streaming. Similarly priced to the Netgear EX read on to see how it performs in our tests Linksys RE - Design and Connections?

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  • Linksys RE6500 - Design and Connections?

The RE looks very much like you would expect a Linksys RE6500 Range Extender wireless device to look. An all matte black finish with two external antenna to the rear along with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the power switch, audio jack which uses the standard 3. It's a simply designed unobtrusive device, with no flashy bells and whistles, just a single white LED light to the top to indicate the extender is ready for use.

It's a fairly small device too with a footprint of just mm wide x mm deep including the antenna and weighs just g. It can also be wall mounted thanks to the two mounts on the bottom which is Linksys RE6500 Range Extender you will find the reset button.

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Compared to the Linksys RE6500 Range Extender EX we reviewed back in April with its glossy black and red finish, Linksys have definitely gone for the simple approach with the RE One minor issue we have is that the unit itself gets very hot, almost too hot to touch on the underside, so bear that in mind when choosing a location for it. Linksys RE - Setup and Features As we've come to enjoy with pretty much every networking Linksys RE6500 Range Extender we've reviewed over the last couple of years, the installation and setup is as easy as you could ever wish for.

This follows suit again with the RE with an install time of barely two minutes and very easy to follow instructions. To install you simply plug it in at a location roughly midway between your router and the area without Wi-Fi, wait for the LED light to stop flashing and then simply Linksys RE6500 Range Extender to the new wireless network that will appear called 'Linksys Extender Setup' from a wireless device such as a tablet or phone.


After following the basic instructions that will appear and entering your current wireless password the installation will be complete. There is no configuring of options or anything more difficult than we've described in the setup, it's that easy.

Linksys RE6500 Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

With Linksys RE6500 Range Extender simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi that transmits on both the 2. Whichever device you choose will automatically connect to the best available band to maximise the connection. You can of course connect to the device's browser based utility, which offers options to change various settings such as the Linksys RE6500 Range Extender names and security mode for example. It also includes a very handy feature called Site Survey. This is basically a list of all the wireless networks detected together with their signal strength and allows you to choose your best wireless access point should several be available.

Among other standard options you will also find a simple way of upgrading the device's firmware. The music streaming feature was also very easy to use and setup.

Via iOS we found various free apps such as 'mconnect' for example, which worked very easily and the music played without issue. Via our laptop and Linksys RE6500 Range Extender Media Player this also worked well, once we had unblocked the Extender in Windows media streaming options of course.


Unfortunately we did find that unless a device is directly connected to the Extender, either Linksys RE6500 Range Extender or wireless, the option to stream to it is not available. Our main PC connected to our router could not see the Linksys Extender to stream to it. How well does it perform? Our testing is carried out in a standard 4 bed detached house. It does this by building a file in memory, then transfers it both ways Linksys RE6500 Range Extender the effects of windows file caching while keeping track of the time, and then does the calculations for you.

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This simply gives us the results of transferring files from our main PC to the Laptop via the wireless and wired connections. For a baseline we carried out the three tests shown below in two locations both with our laptop's existing wireless and using a BT The RE is placed roughly in the middle between Linksys RE6500 Range Extender laptop and our router. Location 1 is with the extender on a floor directly above the router and the laptop 9 metres away from the extender through 2 walls. Location 2 is with the extender on the same floor as the router, about 3 metres away with two walls between, then the laptop 6metres from the extender. The wired tests were with the laptop directly connected to the extender. Our tests are as follows:

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