WiFi Range Extender: The
Linksys Max-Stream AC1900+ WiFi Range Extender (RE7000)
offers the option to use it as a wireless range extender (Range Extender
mode) or a wired range
extender (Access Point mode).
The Linksys RE7000
is the latest range extender from Linksys with 802.11ac
technology and a plug-in format factor with a built-in power outlet that allows
the device to plug into a power outlet while providing an extra outlet for other
electronics, too. With up to 10,000 sq ft coverage, it lets you repeat the
wireless signal of any access point or router to provide Internet connectivity
in hard-to-reach areas through a wireless connection on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Range Extender Mode: In Range Extender Mode, the RE7000
acts as a wireless range extender and repeats the existing WiFi signal of
your wireless router to expand the WiFi signal to more areas of your home.
- Access Point Mode: Wired range extenders (access
points) create new WiFi hotspots when connected to a router or access point
with an Ethernet cable. Access Point Mode allows you to add WiFi
capabilities to your existing home wired network. Simply connect the AC1900+
range extender using a Gigabit Ethernet cable to your router or other wired
Internet adapter, and place the RE7000 where you need a WiFi signal.
System Compatibility & Requirements: The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900+ WiFi Range Extender (RE7000) works with
all types of WiFi routers
including service provider's routers; there is no need to adjust your router's
settings when installing the extender. It also works with both Windows and Mac,
as well as a variety of internet browsers. Your wireless router, computer, and
internet browser must meet the following minimum system requirements.
- Existing wireless router or access point
- Ethernet cable if using the Linksys RE7000 in Access Point mode
- A computer or tablet with Wi-Fi enabled
- One of the following Internet browsers - Google Chrome 25 or higher,
Firefox 20 or higher, Safari 5.1 or higher, Internet Explorer 8 or higher.
Wireless Coverage Range: The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900+ WiFi
Range Extender (RE7000) extends the range of your wireless router up to 10,000
square feet, eliminating dead zones.
Dual-Band Wireless-AC: The Linksys RE7000 supported WiFi
standards are 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. It also
supports the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies simultaneously With Dual-Band
Wireless-AC, the Max-Stream AC1900+ eliminates dead zones and delivers greater range
and consistent, high-speed connectivity. This allows you to stream media, play
online games, and share content throughout your home.
- Band 1 (2.4GHz): Optimal speeds up to 300Mbps for older
Wireless-N & G devices.
- Band 2 (5GHz): Faster speeds up to 1733Mbps for newer Wireless-AC
Advance WiFi Technologies: The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900+ WiFi
Range Extender (RE7000) incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like MU-MIMO, Beamforming,
Cross-Band, Seamless Roaming, and Spot Finder.
- MU-MIMO: MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input,
Multiple-Output) technology increases the capacity and efficiency of your
router, allowing it to handle more WiFi-intensive activities such as
streaming and gaming. MU-MIMO technology also allows your WiFi router to
communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. This decreases the time
each device has to wait for a signal and dramatically speeds up your
- Beamforming: Beamforming enables the extender to
identify and connect directly with other devices rather than simply sending
out wireless signals in a general direction. Now you can experience faster
network speeds, better wireless range, reduced interference from other
devices, and stronger WiFi connections.
- Cross-Band: Innovative Crossband technology allows for
the simultaneous use of both bands, rather than relying on one radio band to
do all the work. This allows information to be obtained on one band and
transmitted on the other, resulting in reduced dropped data packets, faster
media transfer speeds, and a stronger, more consistent signal throughout
- Seamless Roaming: Seamless Roaming allows your
supported device such as an iPad or iPhone to roam between a supported
Linksys Max-Stream router or range extender. Moving between a traditional
router and range extender, your home WiFi signal can experience lag or a
dropped connection. With its intuitive technology, Seamless Roaming allows
you to move from one room to another and automatically switches your device
to connect to the strongest WiFi signal.
- Spot Finder: Compatible with your smartphone, laptop,
or tablet, Linksys' exclusive Spot Finder Technology provides a unique
visual representation of how far or how close the Max-Stream AC1900+ is in
relation to your router. The 3-step setup ensures that you'll get the
maximum WiFi signal to the far reaches of your home and outdoors
Gigabit Ethernet Port: Linksys equipped the RE7000 with a
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) port, which is 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. You can
connect various devices such as game consoles, smart TVs, and more to your WiFi
network. It also helps provide more WiFi bandwidth to your mobile devices. This
Gigabit Ethernet Port can also be used to configure the RE7000 for Access Point
Security Modes: The Linksys RE7000 supports WEP
(64-bit/128-bit), WPA2-Personal, and Mixed Mode. You can even use WPS (WiFi
Protected Setup) technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices
to your network.
IP Address: The default IP address of the RE7000 is
192.168.1.1 and password is admin. However, once the RE7000 is connected to
your existing network, your wireless router will automatically assign a
different IP address and treat it as a DHCP client. In this case, you may
easily access the web-based setup page of the RE7000 by entering
http://extender.linksys.com in the Address bar or its friendly name
"RE7000-xxx" where xxx are the last three (3) characters of its MAC address. You
can find the wireless MAC address of your range extender in its web-based setup
LED Indicator: The front-panel LED indicates the following -
- Off: No power on the range extender.
- Solid Green: The extender is ready to use or WPS
connection is successful.
- Blinking Green: The extender is starting up, resetting
to factory defaults, upgrading its firmware, or WPS connection is in
- Blinking Amber: The extender cannot establish a
connection or encounters a problem.
- Solid Amber: Weak signal on 2.4GHz or 5.GHz connection.
Note: If the LED indicator is solid red, unplug the
extender and move it closer to the router. If it is flashing red, simply
unplug and reconnect the extender.
AC Power: The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900+ (RE7000) must be
plugged into an AC power outlet. The internal AC/DC power supply is rated for 100-240V~0.5A,