Download Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard. OS support: Windows (all). Category: Networking. 1) Turn off WEP or WPA on your router 2) Plug the WRE54G in the same room as your router 3) Push autoconfig button and hold 5 seconds. Linksys’ WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander [reviewed here] is a WDS-based b / g repeater that Linksys says works only with its.

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Wre4g wireless security in Linksys range expander 6. Try to remember the login IP or 2. I bought one in March from Worten used to be Boulanger for You can also enable security and modify other settings in here.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRE54G

Maybe with some custom firmware or something? It appears on my list of wireless connections as Linksys. Scroll down for the next article. Learn more about this subject in our guide titled Wireless Names Guide. This was helpful 0. We wr54g recommend updating your firmware version to allow for WPA2. I’m trying to follow your instructions above – but I can’t get past step 4.

How to Setup Linksys WRE54G Range Expander – Tom’s Guide

If your router’s default Local IP address is This is the correct page to be on in order to configure the WiFi settings. WPA guide to find out why. It “extends” the range of your wireless router by being on the same frequency and channel. Message 2 of 45Views. Is there a way, though, to force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops? When I try to go to the IP address, a pop-up asks for user name and password. Scan the network and you should see a linksys followed by the last 8 characters of the MAC address — it will look something like this.



WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones. I have a neighbor that rarely uses the Internet and as a favor to them, I extended my home network into his home to allow him to use setuo wireless signal. I wonder, can’t two routers work the same as those ethernet boxes? What user name should I use? Once hard wired you can log into the extender at That’s it, just click the blue Save Settings button.

How to Configure Linksys Range Expander (WRE54G and RE)

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. I have a newer HP dm3 laptop, Delland older Toshiba under Linux in our home that all work good and get no signal dropouts now with the extender. Do not use WEP, it is extremely weak form of security. Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task.


There is a port on the WRE54G on the front under a little flip door well hidden. Message 7 of 45 99, Views.

The computer where it was originally set up is using Windows XP. Windows 7 does support WEP encryption but being newer it tends to like WPA, but should work just fine with WEP, so rescan for wireless networks on the new laptop and enter key to connect, and if all goes well you should be connected 64 bit WEP on Win 7!

The easiest thing to do is to change your IP address unless it is in the Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Ok, I connected the expander directly via cable per your instructions and updated the firmware from 3.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Beside after setting up everything, I took the expander a bit away from the router and the signal was really weak, It seems that it is not connecting to it.

Press auto config button for one min till the status led color changes 4. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer. Advertisements or commercial links. CD wasn’t working at all for me; this fixed things pretty quickly.