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Linksys RE1000
Wireless-N Wi-Fi Range Extender

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Wi-Fi Everywhere - Increase Your Wireless Coverage

Easily increase the range of your current wireless router and network.

Linksys RE1000 RE1000 Extenders Diagram

Broad Compatibility

The Linksys RE1000 works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devices so you can connect all of the computers and devices around your home. For best performance, pair with any Wireless-N router from Linksys, Belkin or others.


Extended Range

Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys RE1000 provides reliable performance. Multiple MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antennas extend your router's wireless coverage into hard-to-reach areas of your home.


Peformance Investment Protection

Compatibility with Wireless-A (802.11a), Wireless-B (802.11b), Wireless-G (802.11g) and Wireless-N (802.11n) Wi-Fi Standards.


Flexible Placement

Wall outlet or desktop placement options allow you to optimize the location and position of your RE1000 to achieve best possible range and performance.


Ethernet Bridge

Includes a built-in Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) port, which works as a wireless bridge to instantly connect any wired Ethernet device to your network.


Wi-Fi Security

Supports up to 128-bit encryption (WEP, WPA and WPA2).


Easy Setup with Router or Access Point

Support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button for easy connection with wireless router or wireless access point.


Easy Computer Setup and Compatibility (PC & Mac)

PC - Easy to use CD setup wizard and compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista SP1/SP2 and XP SP3. Mac - Easy to use CD setup wizard and compatible with OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or later.


*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

Model: Linksys RE1000
Technology:Wireless-N
Bands: 2.4 GHz
Standards: IEEE 802.3u, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Antennas:2 Internal
Ethernet ports x speed:1 x 10/100
Software setup:CD Install
Warranty and Support: 1 year hardware limited warranty; 90 day complimentary assisted support (includes only technical phone support and live online chat support). Cisco's online support resources are available 24/7
http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/linksyswarranty
Minimum System Requirements:Wireless: Existing b/g/n wireless router or access point
Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5 or Snow Leopard 10.6
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, or Firefox 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration
Package Contents:Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender
CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
AC Power Cord for table or desktop placement
AC Power Connector Cover
Ethernet Cable
Download:Product Data Sheet PDF
Average Review: Number of reviews: 93
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  A reviewer from Pittsburgh, pa
Did not work consistently, March 25th, 2014
I do not recommend this product. Installed correctly, connected but would disconnect a few times each week. Reboot would reconnect but not for long. Called support and did all that they recommended. Finally bought an Asus range extender which has worked perfectly ever since. If i could rate with zero stars i would do so.

  A reviewer from Franklin, Ky.
Not all it's cracked up to be., March 24th, 2014
Sadly, I purchased this without first reading any reviews. Initial setup went without too much trouble after finally using the reset button to clear everything. This is primarily for the use of my Ooma voip, so it needs to be dependable, but two mornings later it drops the connection for no reason. Rebooted it and it reconnected, but the next a.m. it again drops the connection, and after rebooting, drops it again that afternoon. This time it's been staying connected for almost 36 hours, We'll see, but one more time and back it goes. Another minor issue was a missing a.c. power cord, which the fools at Linksis won't replace unless I return the entire unit. They obviously want to make the process as difficult as possible to discourage people from seeking any warranty service. I shall not be purchasing any Linksys/Cisco products in the future.

  William Hill from Pensacola, FL
Product uncompatible with other Cisco/Linksys, February 16th, 2014
Although it was recommended by my ISP, Cox Communication, as a device to expand the inadequate range of my Cisco DPC3825, it was not even a compatible product. Your selling representative for the RE1000, who totally stood behind their sale, was not even aware of this fact. NO MORE CISCO/LINKSYS and I now feel sorry for Belkin..whom I have dealt with for many years.

  A reviewer from New Albany, PA
Useless after 2 years, February 28th, 2014
For the first 2 years the RE1000 worked great. Set it up and plugged it in and forgot about it for 2 years. About 4 months ago my Wi-Fi in the kitchen stopped working. Eventually realized it was a limited connection from the RE1000, restarted it and a couple hours later I got the same problem. For a few days I just tried restarting it but it would always lose the connection to the router after a couple hours. Resetup the RE1000 and router (e4200v1) and updated firmware on both and the problem continued. Moved the RE1000 closer to the router but the problem persisted. Did a little research and it seems I am not the only one with this problem. When the RE1000 worked it was great. If you end up have problems with it be prepared to rip your hair out because it is not well supported by Linksys when it comes time to troubleshoot.

  A reviewer from MIAMI, FL
WEAK PRODUCT, March 8th, 2014
dOESN´T WORK FOR HOUSES BUILDED WITH BRICKS INSTEAD DRY WALL. i WAIST $79,00 IN TIGER DIRECT UNDER SALES RECOMMENDED

  A reviewer from San Diego, CA
Could never get it working, March 9th, 2014
Tried a number of times to get this to work with my laptop but was never able to get it to work.

  A reviewer from Nokesville, VA
Hard to setup, March 12th, 2014
Bought to boost signal at condo. Setup was extremely difficult. With tech support, still not able to setup. Returned to Best Buy for a cheaper Netgear product that worked VERY well and EXTREMELY easy to setup.

  A reviewer from Peterborough Ontario
Works like a charm., February 22nd, 2014
I loaded the installation CD, followed the step by step instructions (very few steps), plugged in the extender, and it connected perfectly the first time. Couldn't have been easier. Well worth the price.

  A reviewer from Palo Alto, CA
Product met all expectations., January 29th, 2014
Following instructions provided resulted in straightforward installation. Placing unit midway between router and target area gave excellent performance as measured on computer located in target area. Signal strength went from "Lo" to "Excellent"

  A reviewer from CA
seamless transition, January 24th, 2014
I purchased this device after I was disappointed with the Netgear range extender. Every time I was out of range, I had to manually switch to the extender (it was my network name with _EXT at the end). With the Linksys RE1000 I received better signal boost and the transition was undetectable. It was as if I never lost connection. I even misplaced the install CD and was able to download the software for my MacBookPro. I have used this on three different home networks and simply had to press the reset button and re-install/re-configure the device every time I changed my wireless router. It should also be noted that I have used Netgear (3700 and R7000 Nighthawk)for my home systems and have had no issues other than a home that probably has the worst layout for a wireless network. I have no issues and cant wait until they come out with a unit that can support the ac speeds.

  PABLO HECTOR MANTELLINI from vENEZUELA
Wonderfull, January 19th, 2014
i Hsd very dificulties to connect my other devices to the Bet but RE100 solves all problems.

  A reviewer from Lake Worth, Florida
Excellent Product, January 17th, 2014
I had several "dead spots" in my house where we couldn't receive our WiFi signal. Connecting to a network is tricky, I'm not a techie & and I always found Linksys Tech Support to be excellent. This time was no different. I had a problem connecting to the network. One call to Linksys & 10 minutes later the Extender had eliminated all of the dead spots! The only thing better than Linksys products is their tech support. I haven't dealt with another tech company - other than Apple - that comes close.

  A reviewer from Hancock, MN
Good enough ..., January 13th, 2014
I feel that the range is not quite as long as I hoped, but it is extending the range enough to where I get good to excellent signal throughout a smaller house. A good range extender for the price and very easy to set up!

  A reviewer from Cincinnati, Ohio
Difficult to program, January 10th, 2014
The product works, but I had to spend an hour on the phone with an advisor to be able to program it to my router. I was not able to program it on my Macintosh computer and Time-Warner router by using the disk software. It was never recognized. I had to access the router admin database.

  A reviewer from Michigan
Easy set-up, January 4th, 2014
My smartphones were not getting strong signal from the downstairs Linksys E1200 1-2 bars. I simply reset the RE100 for 8 seconds ran the CD from my laptop I didn't even have to enter my router name or password within 2-3 min it was set up and prompted me to move to desired location. My smartphones now have 4-5 bars from 50ft upstairs. Very Happy

  A reviewer from Illinois
Works great!, October 7th, 2013
Works great! Easy to install.

  A reviewer from Chesapeake, VA
Easy to set up , October 3rd, 2013
Easy to set up and extended my wireless which had been given me a problem with weak signals.

  A reviewer from Newington, CT
Works great, but, maybe not for you., September 30th, 2013
I live in an apartment complex that provides wi-fi., pass-word protected. Prior to adding the Linksys, my reception was always low to non-existent. After installation, my signal was consistently excellent. However, as the apartments around me also had the password, I would get an excellent signal, but was rarely able to even log-on, as there were too many people using my extended signal. (catch 22?) As there seems to be no way to set-up an independent password for the Linksys, I can only recommend this for someone who has their own router and password. This seems to be the case with NetGear extenders also. Needless to say I'm back to a cable company.

  JES from Durham, NC
As Advertised, September 22nd, 2013
This device works well to extend your wireless sign to less used areas of your installation. It works well right out of the box and setup is a snap. I recommend

  A reviewer from Balto.
Works great, September 13th, 2013
Works great. recomend

  A reviewer from Papillion, NE
Coverage is very good, August 24th, 2013
Worked as advertised. Gave me solid coverage in the family room and good signal on the deck just outside the family room. Good product for a decent price.

  A reviewer from Atlanta, GA
Reasonable price/value for the money. Seems to work., August 15th, 2013
We purchased this product to boost our wireless signal so internet connectivity would be better/more reliable for our blu-ray player. The wireless router was located upstairs while the blu-ray was downstairs near the HDTV. Although I did have some difficulty getting the unit initially set up (it never would connect with the setup cd provided), the website provided a nice FAQ trouble-shooting guide which helped me manually install the extender. I especially like the compact design of this simple plug-in unit.

  Mohamed Benguettaf from METEO Algeria
Setup CD non compatible windows 8, February 16th, 2013
Setup CD non compatible windows 8 otherwise it is a great amp, finish with the lack of signal in my house with three floors.

  A reviewer from NY
How about 802.11n 5.0Ghz?, February 16th, 2013
I would love to buy this but it has to be on the 802.11n 5Ghz. On my EA4500 I have 802.11b/g only on 2.4Ghz I can not add .11n to 2.4Ghz without lots of changes to my network. This is a WEP key issue.

  Afocoryw20 from United States
Decent, March 1st, 2013
This product is good to extend the wireless signal coverage about a room or two max. I made several speed tests with and without it plugged into a 3rd floor outlet. Router/Modem is in the basement. I was getting higher download/upload results with this device plugged in opposed to not. I will not return this product.

  Sam from Floresville, TX
Works GREAT...Luv it...Needed more range from the house,, August 12th, 2013
Thanks JSteveB. Aug 12, 2013 I am glad that I read the reviews (I usually don't read them). I followed the two button set up as JSteveB instructed and wow! About 1 minute later I have WiFi where I needed it (about fifty ft from the house is Wifi)! For the ones that's tryin to figure out what button (plug the expander I waited for solid light, press reset on the expander and then reset for about 2 seconds on the router. Once the connection made, unplug expander move it to permanent location and LOOKOUT Wifi). It is serving my purpose.

  A reviewer from La Crescenta, CA
Not fun to setup, February 3rd, 2013
The MAC address printed on label is NOT the MAC address of the device. I had to log into it through wired connection to find what the real MAC was. This was important since I have MAC filtering turned on. Now it is associated with my Cisco wireless router. This killed about 45 minutes of my time.

  A reviewer from Copperas Cove, TX
Easiest Set-up Ever, May 29th, 2013
Got a new wireless router which in-turn the reset button on the RE1000 had to be pushed. After the download of new Linksys software, it was so easy to follow the on-line instructions and by pushing the WPS button on my router, it was not necessary to do any manual input - easiet set-up ever and the RE1000 really boosts the wireless signal 100% as opposed to having almost no wireless signal with only one bar before using the extender. Thanks Linksys for a great product!

  A reviewer from South Central Ohio
So easy!, June 2nd, 2013
The RE1000 was so easy to connect to my Linksys router. This was my second RE1000 so I knew it would be. I have a long ranch home. I have placed the router in the middle and an extender at each end. The router is fine for my laptop but I have a tablet who's radio is poor. Now I have great coverage for all devices. (Laptop, tablet, & smart phone)

  A reviewer from San Diego, CA.
the Linksys RE 1000 range extender saved the day, December 4th, 2012
We have our wireless router set up in the detached guest house, but wireless in the main house was weak in many areas. I spoke with a Cisco representative who promised the range extender would do the job. The house is about 50' from the wireless router, the interior rooms of the house did not have a signal. All that changed after simple installation of the extender, we now have a strong wireless signal throughout the house. I highly recommend this product

  A reviewer from Sao Paulo-Brazil
Excelent range extender, December 4th, 2012
This range extender relly works. It is very easy to set-up and made my wi-fi network to be accessible on all my home.

  A reviewer from Schenectady, NY
Boosts the wireless N signal, 2400 MHz., December 4th, 2012
The RE1000 boosts the wireless N signal to extend the otherwise inadequate signal range within my 1 story ranch. The total distance from my access point to the laptop is about 30 feet, with the RE1000 about half way, yealding a 90% signal, over a 50% without it. Sheet rock partitions and a brick fireplace block line of sight.

  A reviewer from Los Altos, CA
Excellent wi-fi extension, December 4th, 2012
Excellent product to extend wi-fi network in a long house. Advantage over a regular wireless extender is that the bandwidth does not drop. Fairly easy setup after you read the advice about not plugging the adapters into an extension cord. Directly into the wall worked fine.

  Don from CA
It works, December 4th, 2012
No problem with setup.

  Paul Ulicny from PA
Range Extenders Didn't Work, December 4th, 2012
I bought two Linksys Range Extenders and neither of them did anything to improve my internet service. If I put them to far from the base unit, they continualy shut down and I need to unplug and replug them in. Than they stop working completely and I need to call Linksys support. They charged me $60 for a 6 month service contract. They get the unit working but within days it stops working again. I tried moving the units closer to the base unit and they stay connected longer but now my signal in the remote areas is only 1-2 bars and internet service is slow / unacceptable. REPLY FROM LINKSYS STORE We thank you for your patience in dealing with our Linksys support team and sorry for the inconvenience. We also thank you for the honest feedback. If the Linksys RE1000 Range Extender is not working for you, we have another solution. This solution is our Linksys Powerline Wi-Fi Access Point Kit PLWK400. This kit is perfect for adding wireless coverage to areas of your home that your existing wireless router can't reach. Instead of extending or relaying your current wireless signal from router, this powerline wi-fi kit creates a new wireless access point where you need it by using your home's existing electrical wiring/outlets. Learn more about the Linksys PLWK400 Powerline Wi-Fi kit by clicking this link. - Thanks, Linksys Store Customer Benefits Team 877-959-7467

  A reviewer from CA
Very disappointed., December 4th, 2012
Haven't returned it but am no longer using it. It has been worthless to me.. REPLY FROM LINKSYS STORE We thank you for your honest feedback. If the Linksys RE1000 Range Extender is not working for you, we have another solution. This solution is our Linksys Powerline Wi-Fi Access Point Kit PLWK400. This kit is perfect for adding wireless coverage to areas of your home that your existing wireless router can't reach. Instead of extending or relaying your current wireless signal from router, this powerline wi-fi kit creates a new wireless access point where you need it by using your home's existing electrical wiring/outlets. Learn more about the Linksys PLWK400 Powerline Wi-Fi kit by clicking this link. - Thanks, Linksys Store Customer Benefits Team 877-959-7467

  A reviewer from il.
ip addy, December 4th, 2012
Well the expander is great for pcs but when you connect it up it runs a differnet ip than the router so not to great for cell phone and laptops REPLY FROM LINKSYS STORE We thank you for your honest feedback. Recommend contacting our Linksys tech support to walk you through your IP issue. If the Linksys RE1000 Range Extender is still not working for you, we have another solution. This solution is our Linksys Powerline Wi-Fi Access Point Kit PLWK400. This kit is perfect for adding wireless coverage to areas of your home that your existing wireless router can't reach. Instead of extending or relaying your current wireless signal from router, this powerline wi-fi kit creates a new wireless access point where you need it by using your home's existing electrical wiring/outlets. Learn more about the Linksys PLWK400 Powerline Wi-Fi kit by clicking this link. - Thanks, Linksys Store Customer Benefits Team 877-959-7467

  A reviewer from Philly, PA
works as expected., December 4th, 2012
very few disconnects,

  A reviewer from Sioux City IA
Used to jump from one building to another and works very well., December 4th, 2012
I purchased this extender to get the wifi from one building to another across a yard to assist in our business. It works very well; once in a while there is a blind period due to weather conditions. The only problem experienced is having to reboot the system on occasion.

  Terry from Seattle, WA
WiFi signal enhanced from 0/1 bar to 4/5 bars! , December 4th, 2012
I have a smart thermostat in my home that is located 50' and several walls from my wireless router. The RE1000 was placed about 8' from the thermostat which boosted the signal from weak to strong. My router is non-Cisco and I needed to sync the devices by going to their setup sites using their IP addresses and an ethernet cable plus update the RE1000 with the latest firmware. Cisco customer service was a big help in doing this. I had to do a manual setup as I could not get the setup CD to work. Once I finally got it set up the RE1000 has been a solid performer. It would have been helpful if the documentation had addressed the case of a non-Cisco router.

  A reviewer from Portsmouth, OH
Double The Pleasure, December 5th, 2012
Not only was I able to improve the signal for my wireless-enabled devices but was able to simply run an ethernet cable from the RE1000 to a non-wireless-enabled computer to connect to the network.

  A reviewer from Pomona, NY
I have two RE 1000's they work great, December 5th, 2012
Cisco Linksys RE1000 is a great wi-fi extender. I am using two on the same network to provide IP addresses to my TV's and blue players.

  Alex V from San Jose, Ca
Great Product, December 5th, 2012
This product does exactly what it says it supposed to do. I have a linksys router and placed this in the farthest corner of my house opposite the router and I have a really strong signal through my entire house now. Easy to install in less than 5 minutes.

  A reviewer from Raleigh, NC
Works Great Just what I needed, December 5th, 2012
The Issue I had is I have my router upstairs and the signal needed boosted to get good reception downstairs and it works as described.

  A reviewer from Knoxville Tn
Good Range, easy install, December 5th, 2012
Easy to set up, good range and good speed make this an ideal wi-fi extender. The range of the extenter is greater than the wireless access point. Easy to connect almost all over the house. Good speed when running Amazon Prime movies etc.

  David A. Warnick from United States
Excellent Wireless Addition, December 5th, 2012
If you would like to boost the wireless network coverage in your home, then the Linksys RE1000 Range Extender is a neat choice. It can also be used as a bridge with the help of built-in fast Ethernet port, which helps to connect wired devices to your network. Broaden your wireless coverage even in hard-to-reach-areas with the multiple input, multiple output antennas. This wireless-N range extender also adds flexibility to your placement options to provide outstanding range and performance. With its exceptional quality of service, you can enjoy smooth videos, surfing the web, gaming, and music streaming powerfully. This Linksys range extender is usually compatible with all Wi-Fi devices, so that you can connect computers and other devices with ease.

  A reviewer from Al.
picks up great, December 6th, 2012
Has really increased the range of my wireless.

  Craig W. Ledford from Mooresboro, North Carolina
Signal strength went from very poor to 100%!, December 7th, 2012
I use this extender in conjunction with a Cisco router. Due to the location of the router in my basement, the signal that I was receiving upstairs wasn't the greatest. I was able to place the extender on the main floor of our home and locate it almost directly above the router. My signal strength went from 30% to 100%! I could not believe the difference. Also, I am now able to have decent signal strength around the perimeters of my home. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone having problems with decent signal strength.

  A reviewer from San Antonio,Tx
Keep shutting down my wifi, December 8th, 2012
When it worked it was fine but about 4 times per week I kept having to reset my wifi. I sent it back.

  A reviewer from Wilmington, Delaware
excellent product!, December 8th, 2012
This is an excelllent product, it allows you to use the Wi-Fi throuout the house with a very strong signal. The help I got from Cisco technical staff was timely in figuring out how to set it up and put it to work correctly.

  beno from Atlanta, GA
The RE 1000 Range Extender, December 10th, 2012
The range on the RE 1000 Wireless Range Extender is good, not great. My RE 1000 is aprox. 25 feet from Linksys router, and where I need more coverage is 25 feet further away from the RE 1000, my signal is about 2 bars out of a possible 4. The other thing to make note of, is if you reset your modem and router, you will need to also reset the RE 1000, or you will not get a signal from it. Like I said it works good , not great.

  A reviewer from Stamford, CT
Now I have WiFi in my bedroom..., June 2nd, 2013
Several months ago I got an IPad mini with the plan of using it in my bedroom. I didn't realize that the signal only sometimes worked since I have never used a device there. After several frustrating months I got the range extender and followed the installation instructions of JSteveB (3/15/13) - in just a few minutes I now get 5 bars! Couldn't be happier!

  JimL from Johnstown, PA
Again, Thanks JSteveB, June 25th, 2013
Had trouble, no computer with wireless to use CD. Came to this website saw his review & instructions. Perfect, pressed 2 buttons & was done, no need for the CD. Now why couldn't Cisco list this as option #1, and to think I was just about to pack it up & return.

  A reviewer from Providence, RI
Thanks to JSteveB I didn't return the extender, June 28th, 2013
I was so frustrated, I have a computer with no built-in wireless. I couldn't use CD to do the set up. Came with the review of one of your customers JSteveB, and I was able to connect the extender and now I have wireless in the third floor of the house.

  A reviewer from Beebe,AR.
very pleased, August 3rd, 2013
I can stream hd movies from from one end of house to another.works very well with my Linksys router,never have to reboot,and the price was right.thanks for the quality product!!!

  Ruben from Mobile, AL, USA
Works great!!!, March 15th, 2013
Very simple to set up and works great. Noticed 30dBm signal strength increase with 8Mbps increase on speed test.

  GaryWNC from North Carolina, USA
E2500 Router and RE1000 Extender, March 15th, 2013
I highly recommend each of these products, althought a "little more pricey" in comparison to other OEM's. I recently installed "WiFi" access in my entire home (6,458 sq. ft.) to a create a Wireless environment which is a mix of hard wired and Wireless devices. I can't express enough the ease of set-up and installation. Total time from opening the boxes to set-up of both the E2500 Router and the RE1000 Extender was less than 20 minutes. Suggestion to anyone installing the Extender in a "hard wired" environment (Desktop Ethernet cable running to an Ethernet port on the Router)... you may need to disable the WAN services first. I highly recommend (if available) using a Wireless Device (Laptop, etc.) to set-up the extender. While setting up the Extender make sure you do not place the Extender outside of the Router range (still having 5 Bars) before moving it to other areas of your home. I tested it in various locations (electrical outlets) of my home to maximize access. It's now stationary in the "center" of the first floor of my home, the router is on the second floor. This was the first time I've installed a "Wireless hub" and couldn't be happier with the performance and ease of installation.

  jimmywoo from Panama
salvation, March 15th, 2013
After a couple of years breaking my head and doing all kinds of configurations, installing multiple routers, ecte ect, I finally managed to have a real wi fi system at home without all the cables and hole drilling and meeses created by extending using wired routers with different ip's. This is the best invention since the wheel!! Excelent product, great support (although not needed as it practically installs itself..

  67Shelbynut from Junction City, OR 97448, USA
1400% boost in wi-fi speed in my split-level home, March 15th, 2013
My wife wanted wi-fi capability in the upstairs portion of our home so I bought a re-furbed RE1000. Installed the software and entered the passphrase for my Linksys router. Once the configuration was completed I had boosted my speed from 5.5Mbps to a much faster 78.0Mbps. This exceeded my expectations.

  dbrown228 from Laurel, MD, USA
SIMPLE SOLUTION, March 15th, 2013
This product is easy to set up and does really well with the motorola surfboard sbg6580. I used two of them to build a robust wireless network through a 6k sqft house. Used a laptop and setup disk five minutes later all done. Customer service as linksys is great when you can get a clear connection.

  BruceBee from Wisconsin, USA
Awesome, works exactly as advertised, March 15th, 2013
6,000 sq ft home with E3200 in basement on one end of home. The RE1000 solved poor coverage at other end and outside. Now have all 5 bars. Strong and fast. Very nice. Super easy to install. It couldn't have been easier.

  RonnyD from Delaware, USA
RE 1000, March 15th, 2013
I have a 5000sq ft house I needed to extend my wireless coverage area with my E2000 router. I installed the RE 1000 according to cisco's instructions and I now have excellent range throughout my entire house. My problems are solved for minimal cost. Great product. The negative feed backs I have been reading about the RE 1000 will only happen if you do not follow the instructions on setup. Thank you Cisco

  daveleblanc from Austin, TX, USA
Great device!, March 15th, 2013
Popped in the set up CD. Plugged it in. BANG!!! I'm streaming wireless in my garden. Love it!!

  Magpies from Los Angeles, CA, USA
RE1000, March 15th, 2013
We are a Mac family and are using a AT&T Motorola DSL modem/wireless-router . Needed too boost the signal to the other side of our house and so far it seems too be doing just that ! Didn't have too do the 192. stuff! Very easy to install about ( about 10-15minutes). I am cheap so I got the refurbished one for $59.95! ( looks brand new ! ) Very pleased with it !

  pdfero from PA
Works well but is overpriced, March 15th, 2013
I like the simplicity of it, and it works well. Plug limits where the device can be plugged in without a pigtail.

  scottzee from Ohio
Flawless..., March 15th, 2013
I can not believe how this thing worked for me today. Setup took literally less than 5 minutes. My router is on the north side of the house and the signal sometimes would cut in/out on the south side. Not a very big house though. Set this thing up in minutes, and turned off "cellular data" on my iPhone. I . can now walk out the door, across the street to the neighbors, and lose no strength from the wireless signal. Out of all the tech stuff/gadgets I have bought, this is BY FAR the most satisfied I have been...

  jsokohl from Albuquerque, NM, USA
A Wireless Network Necessity, March 15th, 2013
Installed and connected with ease to a WRT310N v2 using Wi-Fi Protected setup. I didn't even need to use the ethernet port on the RE1000 when I set it up from a wired PC connected to my router. I was surprised with how quick and easy it was to get it running on my network. Complete setup, and config took maybe 5 min at the most. The option to plug it in directly to the wall, or sit it on a desk is a definite plus. While using the RE1000 as a bridge for wired devices, it still functions as a wireless repeater/access point with your wireless devices. This gives you much flexibility when expanding a network. If you have multiple wired devices in an isolated location from your router, and you don't want to run a long cable (or running a long cable is impractical) to connect them, then you could use the RE1000 in conjunction with a 10/100 ethernet switch.

  Dan12189 from Watervliet, NY, USA
Easy and Fast, March 15th, 2013
Purchased the Range Extender 1000 to provide a better wireless signal for some work out equipment in a corner of the basement. Signal strength went from 42% to 100%. Solved all connectivity problems. This thing is easy to install, only took about ten minutes. The price is a bit too high though.

  carrionsoul from New Mexico
It certainly works., March 15th, 2013
I got one of these to expand the reach of my network all the way to our guest room in the house. Once set up, our guests have never been without access in their rooms.

  Richie from Phoenix
Excellant router., March 15th, 2013
The new router is easy to set up, monitor and works great with the extender module. Unit looks great on the book shelf and has a small foot print.

  Clunker from Irvine, CA USA
What a relief!, March 15th, 2013
I used to use... well that's a bit of an overstatement... the Hawking HWREN1 for extending the range of my wireless router. After a combine downtime of forever and countless hours spent on the phone with Hawking customer support, I took a sledge hammer to my HWREN1 and bought a Linksys RE1000 which I should have done long before. I set it up in under 5 minutes and never looked back. It works just flawlessly with my Linksys E4200.

  ziloal from New York, NY, USA
RE 1000 does the job, March 15th, 2013
My router was loosing strength in some parts of my apartment due to the concrete walls, now I can use my iPad2 and my laptop everywhere.

  maugomez from Colombia
Best complementarty product with an easy setup, March 15th, 2013
Excellent presentation, with an easy setup to attach your router in any wireless standars (B,G,N) Performance is incedible, duplicate the range of my actual E4200 router.

  Ignored from Greensboro, NC, USA
Perfect network extension, March 15th, 2013
I have two of these extending our wireless network in our home and studio. With a little nudge from the helpful folks at Cisco these routers extend our home network seamlessly.

  DuaneD from Wichita Falls, TX 76310, USA
RE1000, March 15th, 2013
The unit works perfectly for extending the range of my E4200 router. My shop is around 75 ft from the router and was recieving only two bars at best on the signal.It now connects at 144 mbps so the RE1000 did the trick! Get you one!!!!

  Seiber88 from Virginia Beach, VA, USA
The Extender, March 15th, 2013
Its nice to be able to sit outside in the cool air and still get wireless reception

  Skipatr107 from Centrial Wisconsin
Works even in my basement, March 15th, 2013
Installed this unit in my basement to watch streaming movies and tv shows including Blu-ray format. It works without skipping a beat. no stalls or drops. I also have two gaming devices attached as well. We have yet to experience any communications problems.

  erikl from Burlington, WA
Eliminates Dead Spots, March 15th, 2013
The RE1000 is very effective at eliminating dead spots and extending the wireless range of your wifi. I use it with the E4200 router and have two RE1000 in my house. You ca also use the lamp port on it to connect a wired device anywhere where an outlet is available, very cool!

  gordo33 from Laguna Niguel, CA
Finally an extender for my Wireless-N network, March 15th, 2013
Had area of new 2,400 sq ft home that had issue getting wireless coverage from my E4200 router. The extender did the job. After setting it up, just plugged it into the wall about 50 ft away from the area that had bad coverage and now I have wireless-N speeds everywhere. Great for my ipad or iphone when watching slingbox from dish network dvr. This product works.

  terryhumphrey from Seal Beach, CA, USA
Greatly Increases Signal, March 15th, 2013
I was very pleased with the increased range in my house. Easy to setup, links nicely.

  voyager02 from Orlando, FL, USA
One of the best extender/Bridge in the market, March 15th, 2013
This is one of the best extender/bridge in the market and one of the best network performance can you find.

  JSteveB from Boulder, CO, USA
Installation advice, March 15th, 2013
I never write reviews, but felt the urge to give advice on the installation. It is super simple if you ignore the packaged CD. Don't even use CD. Just use the secure wifi connect buttons. 1) plug range extender in wall socket and press the wifi connect button 2) walk over to your Cisco wireless router and press and hold the similar wifi connect button for 2 seconds. You're done. In about 20 seconds the RE has joined your network. Now just unplug the RE and walk to where you need signal boost and plug it in there. It takes about 20 seconds to sync up and it works. Now to slam Cisco on their installation CD wizard. Their wizard REQUIRES that you install it from a wireless computer. Cannot be your main wired computer that is connected to your wireless router. why is that? It assumes everyone has a laptop just lying around their house which is ludicrous. I don't get it. The mass market has a wireless router, a wired main PC, and some wireless mobile device: iPhone, iPad, wireless DVR, etc. I think the wifi connected buttons should be their first suggestion. Second would be to allow a wired computer to do the work..

  khaleditani88 from United States
I no longer need a wifi dongle or a PCMCA card!, March 15th, 2013
Works perfectly with my IBM thinkpad R32. I no longer need a Wifi dongle. I also no longer need to restrict my laptop usage to 1 area of the house!

  Bissen2 from Beaverton Oregon
Very Good, March 15th, 2013
Sometimes I lose connection to my Tablet and have to disconnect the power source

  LasVegasDave from Las Vegas, NV, USA
Great support & a great value, March 15th, 2013
I changed my router and with the help of your support team at Cisco, I had my RE1000 re-configured within a couple of minutes.

  Cdrisc from Lynchburg, VA, USA
Set up not easy, March 15th, 2013
I found the set up process unreliable and required many repetitious steps. Had to go to live assistance to get it working.

  mlloyd from Snoqualmie, WA, USA
Simple to install. Worked great, March 15th, 2013
Set up was pretty simple. Good directions provided. I like the fact it works as presented.

  doubleleo from asheville,nc
good product, March 15th, 2013
I first bought a netgear range extender, could not ever get it to work, fustrated I purchased this range extender, easy set up about 5 minutes and has worked well ever since

  Billbo from California
Good Product, March 15th, 2013
Works well and is good value. Only complaint is that you can not set it up with a computer that is hard wired to the Linksys router. It requires that you use a computer that is connected wirelessly. This should be unnecessary and could be a showstopper if you only want to use it as an extender for an existing computer which is connected directly to the router with a cable. Very surprising!

  inthedark from Ohio, USA
Works great, once you've contacted tech support, March 15th, 2013
This extender provides reach to all areas of the home. Just plug it into an available outlet close to your wireless devices. Setup disk did not work and needed tech support to help out...but don't agree to pay the $9.99 fee for screen sharing.

  jamesN from chicago
wasn't sure it made a difference, March 15th, 2013
really did not solve the problem - I eventually did solve it by adding high speed AT&T internet and ES4200

  A reviewer from Seattle WA
JSteveB is Right, March 20th, 2013
Thanks JSteveB from Boulder. I too came home from Best Buy with my Linksys N300 extender, inserted the installation CD into my desktop pc (cabled to my Comcast Router) and was promptly told I couldn't get to 'installed' from here!!. Instead of returning to BB I followed JSteveB's instructions and TA DA. It works, So simple.

  LoveBusterSF from San Francisco, CA
Easy setup once you know how, July 2nd, 2013
Another thank you to JSteveB! So glad I found this site after unsuccessfully trying the installation CD (useless!). Press two buttons and - pow! I have full connectivity on the roof of my apt building. Score!

  Hector Barajas from Mexico City, Mexico
Very good and functional range extender, April 8th, 2013
My house has two floors, on the middle of the first floor resides my main WiFi router that is connected to the modem. the router is a D-LINK DIR-827. On the second floor the signal is very week (1 bar) at some spots. So I decided to purchase this RE1000 based on several positive reviews. I'm giving this 4 stars rating since at the beginning it seems to not being working as expected, the uptime uplink lasted at most 60 seconds and the RE reconnects. I did some research at D-LINK forums and Linksys forums and tried several "solutions" but none of them worked for me. I was almost goint to return my RE1000 but as a last result I did the following: factory reset and latest firmware reload to both, my DIR 827 and my RE1000. After that I manually reconfigured my DIR 827 and not messed with the advanced configuration, I just defined my WiFis (2.4 and 6 Ghz) WAN and LAN configuration. and after having a working WiFi and internet i JUST used the Linksys RE1000, and after successfully configuring the RE1000 I placed it above my DIR 827 on the second floor. Now mi WiFi is working and the RE1000 uptime lasts for hours (12 or more hours) there are some reconnection but that's ok since the signal received by the RE1000 sometimes drops to 2 bars. So for all of you that have persistent reconecction issues I recommend trying my procedure. My only issue is that my second floor Smart TV for some reason only pickups the signal from the DIR-827, and not the extended one from the RE1000. But that´s a minor issue that I'll troubleshoot

  A reviewer from Moreno Valley, Ca
JSteveB is Right, April 16th, 2013
I am so glad I read the reviews (I usually don't). I followed the two button set up as JSteveB told us and bam! 20 seconds latter the whole building is wifi'ed!

  A reviewer from Pittsburgh, PA
not to hard to install and works well., May 13th, 2013
Very pleased with the unit. Was easy to setup and helped improve the signal coverage. Glad that I bought it.

  Thomas from Atlanta, GA
Ok for $50, May 20th, 2013
It extends wireless networks, but out of order frame sequences hog network bandwidth with re-transmissions. I bought this to bridge my ps3 to my network, and I'm really not that impressed. I did notice at first the device would lose connection and would end sessions, but after some tweaking I got it running smoothly. First off, for any device that is using the ethernet port; make sure you set the wired connection settings on the client device to half-duplex 100Mb. If you have have an option to turn off power save support on your WiFi embedded router, this will help with the issue of WiFi clients losing connectivity. Unfortunately, this also means your WiFi devices will burn through the battery faster. Adjusting the beacon interval helped for me as well. The RE1000 is not designed to handle lots of clients generating network traffic. I don't even think it has any memory for true packet buffering. The RE1000 will start to drop lots of packets if you have several devices watching videos, gaming, ect. I did notice quite a bit of extra latency for wireless clients that connect through this AP when compared to the WiFi embedded router, but this is expected when you start adding half-duplex devices between you and your default gateway. I would like to know if there is a way access the CLI of the IOS so I could maybe make some actual adjustments to the performance on the device itself. I feel that having to make global adjustments to my network from my router just for one device isn't the best way for me to go about things. I tried to SSH in with Putty, but I couldn't get a response. I really want to be able to do something about all of the incorrect frame sequence instances that I'm seeing with wireshark.