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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Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, Updated the firmware to 3. Gateway needed to be all “0” for it to work as an extender. The WRE54G is NOT user friendly, but following above steps should get you up and running under your encryption of choice, and prevent it going into trash!

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Make secure connection I have a Linksys system. It appears on my list of wireless connections as Linksys.

I know I should not have it an open connection, but I do not know how to change it. The computer where it was originally set up is using Windows XP. If I make it secure, Can my new laptop with Windows 7 also use it?

Enable “Data Encryption” on your Linksys router and select 64 bit WEP encryption 64 bit is shorter and easier to remember and generate a 64 bit WEP key, and make sure its entered into key 1, then write it down for reference, then save settings. Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 Now you should have 64 bit WEP encrypted wireless!


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! I’m trying to follow your instructions above – but I can’t get past step 4. WEP is off on my router. Can’t get 2 blue lights.

How To: Manually Setting Up the Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander

If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3. Then once you have two blue lights, manually configure your encryption as listed above. Best of luck, Bobby. There is a port on the WRE54G on the front under a little flip door well hidden.

Once hard wired you can log into the extender at Ok, I connected the expander directly via cable per your instructions and updated the firmware from 3. Got 2 blue lights. However, once again, the use lin,sys the wre54v is causing other laptops in the house to lose their wireless signal when I unplug the expander the symptom goes away. All 3 laptops in use are Dell.

How do I prevent these drops of signal? As it is, the expander is useless.


Usually when you experience signal dropout it is caused by another transmitter on the same frequency but in the case of the wireless extender it picks up where the wireless router leaves off in range. You could try switching channels on the wireless extender and the wireless router and see if that works. I have a newer HP dm3 laptop, Delland older Toshiba under Linux in linkzys home that all work good and get no signal dropouts now with the extender.

Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to the extender.


It seems windows 7 connects to the strongest signal under the SSID you assigned to your router and extender and because the name is the same it only shows one SSID under windows 7. If you are running Windows 7 install the “Xirrus Wi-fi Monitor” desktop gadget and it will show 2 SSID’s and allow you linkys look at signal strength and frequency, and mac address of each device under windows 7.

Ok, 1 I wee54g both the router and the extender to channel 12 from channel 6. Is there a way, though, to force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops? I don’t see that functionality in the Xirrus monitor.

Aside from changing the channels linkssy what else can I do to prevent the drops? You should not be experiencing signal drop when the WRE54G wireless extender is being used. It “extends” the range of your wireless router by being on the same frequency and channel. Basically anything that is on the same frequency as linksjs wireless router or extender 2. Here is a short list below You are posting a reply to: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

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