Here we are going to guide you about setting up your http extender Linksys com re6500. We will use the embedded Setup Wizard for setting up this extender. Before starting the setup process, make sure you have all these information related to your wireless network connection– SSID (Wireless Network Name) and Security Key or Password (case sensitive).
Step 1– Firstly, connect the antennas to your http extender Linksys com re6500 device. For best results, make sure that the Antennas are in horizontal position. Then insert the power adapter into a power outlet.
Step 2– Now keep the range extender device somewhere in the middle of your router and the Wi-Fi Dead Spot Area or the area without Wi-Fi. Check and ensure that the device which you are using for the setup has at least 50% of Wi-Fi signal of your router at that particular point.
Step 3– Wait until you get to see the solid light available on the range extender’s top panel. It may take 1–2 minutes for solid light to show up.
Step 4– Now connect your device to the Linksys Range Extender.
For wireless setup: If you have a wireless device, a computer or a smartphone, you can connect it to the range extender by using the default SSID.
Linksys Extender Setup – xxx. The xxx are the last 3 characters of the MAC address of the range extender. For starting the setup of your range extender, you have to get connected to this.
*You have to get closer to your range extender, in case if you are not getting the Linksys RE6500 in the available network list. Reset your range extender, if you are still not able to find the network. You can reset it using the Reset Button which is at range extender’s bottom. Push the button either for 5 seconds or until you see the LED blinking. Just wait till the LED become solid*
For Wired Setup: You have to connect the Ethernet Cable to the RE6500. The port is available at the back of the device. Also, connect the Ethernet Cable to your computer’s port. Do ensure that your computer should not be connected to any other wireless network.
Step 5– On your computer or mobile phone or tablet, launch the web browser. Now using this link http://extender.linksys.com, access the web setup page pf RE6500. If http extender Linksys com re6500 is not working enter this address in the address bar- 192.168.1.1.
Step 6– Now on the http extender Linksys com re6500 setup page, click on the Start Tab.
Step 7– Then you will get the License Agreement Page, click on I Agree.
Step 8– Now you will get the screen of chose your wireless network. You can hit the Refresh tab for rescanning the networks. In case, your network is dual-band, then you will be able to see both bands SSID.
*In case your SSID is hidden, then go to the bottom and there click on the tab of Manually Enter Name and Password*
Step 9– You will see the page of Spot Finder which helps in analyzing the strength of the signal in between the router and the extender. In case, if your extender is too far from the router, unplug it and move it near the router and then repeat from the Step 3. Else click on Connect Anyway.
Step 10– Now enter the password (case sensitive) of your wireless network and click on Next.
Step 11– You will get a prompt for configuring your Extended Network. The names of the Extended Network get automatically created with _Ext for the network of 2.4 GHz and _5GHz_Ext for the network of 5GHz at SSID name’s end. Once it gets finished, click on Next.
Step 12– When you get the prompt, make an admin password and if you want you can also keep a password hint which is optional. After that click Next.
When your extender will setup, your screen will display that setup is now complete.
If you want to access the range extender’s setup page, just ensure that the connection is with the SSID with _Ext or _5GHz_Ext. And open the link address http extender Linksys com re6500.