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#1 fuzzfontenot

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

i am trying to set up a linksys re2000 range extender it will not set up. i have tried linksys support and they are no help. can anyone help me please.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

Are you trying to provide better coverage throughout your home/property?

 

Here is the support page for your product, though you mave already tried these things. We need to start from somewhere.

 

https://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/rangeexpanders/RE2000

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

it is for where i work the router is in our office. i am trying to get wifi to the house which is about 100 feet away. i was on the phone with them for several hours today. 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

That should be within the range of most of these devices, even the router alone should cover 100 feet, provided it's near a window facing the target (your home). I'm also taking it, based on a similar setup that I've seen, that the repeater is installed in your home, preferably facing the router through a window. Line of sight between the devices are important here.

 

Are you also using the same brand of wireless modem? It may not matter, but generally speaking, matched brand components of this type should perform better than mixed ones.

 

If all of the above are OK, I'm inclined to believe this is one of three things, settings, defective device or interference. I take it that coverage in your office is working.

 

EDIT: Are your office computer(s) wired to the router or connected by wireless? Ideally, in an office setting, computers would be wired for security. I ask this because we need to establish that the wireless modem is functioning properly, plus even 100 feet away, there should be some signal to the home from that distance, even if weak in some areas. Mine connects from 3x that far with no clear line of sight.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Can you relocate the router to a window facing the house?


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:11 PM

I had it plugged into the router and I tried it in the same office still didnt work

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:11 PM

Can you relocate the router to a window facing the house?

That's my thoughts on the issue.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

This is beginning to appear as though settings are off. Both the router & extender has to be on the same page to work properly.

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

Are you going by these instructions? It is what I've came up with as to the device.

 

http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?pid=80&app=vw&vw=1&login=1&json=1&docid=1f001139e53f46d28ba75cce974b1c55_Setting_up_the_Linksys_RE2000_using_the_Setup_Wizard.xml

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

Yes I've tried to manually install it. When I type the IP address in the bar it brings me to a diferent sight then it's supposed to. When I finally get it to go to the linksys site it gets to about 30% of the install it disconnects my computer.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

There is an issue somewhere that's causing these devices not to get the handshake between the two that's needed. Hopefully now that the topic is in the Networking section, it will receive more exposure & hopefully a solution.

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

What are you extending the signal from? ie what is the router you are using.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

The router is a linksys 6500 router

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

Manual Setup This is the way I would set it up. I dislike set up wizards. just plug it into a computer and surf in. Double check your main router's SSID and pass phrase. Use WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode. It should work.


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