|Item model number||RE6500-FFP|
|Item Weight||5.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.5 x 1.7 x 6.1 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||0.45 x 1.69 x 6.06 inches|
Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500-FFP)
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- Wireless-AC technology is compatible with all a/b/g/n devices. Works with any router or gateway including routers supplied by service provider
- Up to 4.3X faster than Wireless-N technology featuring simultaneous dual-band speeds up to N300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + AC867 Mbps (5 GHz) to reduce traffic and maximize data
- Maximizes the simultaneous use of both bands for faster data transfer speeds
- Connect a stereo system or audio speakers to the AC1200 MAX to wirelessly stream your favorite music from a smart device or computer
- Extend the range of four wired devices to ensure uninterrupted media streaming and fast data transfer
- The RE6500 has detachable antennas that can be adjusted to provide the best coverage.
- Simple installation requires no CD
- Package includes: AC1200 MAX Wi-FI Rnage Extender RE6500, AC/DC Power Supply, Two Dipole Antennas, Ethernet Cable, Quick Installation Guide
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From the Manufacturer
The RE6500 eliminates dead spots and delivers speeds up to three times faster than Wireless-N.
AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500)
At a Glance:
- Wireless-AC is faster than wireless-N for media streaming and more
- Wi-Fi range of up to 10,000 square feet
- Adjustable antennas to optimize the signal
- Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connections
- Audio jack lets you connect a stereo system to stream music wirelessly
Eliminate Dead Spots and Increase Wi-Fi Range up to 10,000 Square Feet
Extend the range of your Wireless-AC signal and eliminate dead spots using the Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500). Bring wireless Internet connectivity to the far reaches of your home with the extender's range of up to 10,000 square feet. Wireless-AC technology and dual bands allow you to stream HD-quality movies and games without interference. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports enable wired connections, while an audio jack lets you connect speakers for streaming music. Setup is simple with no installation CD required.
With the Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500), you can easily extend the range of your existing wireless router. Simply position the RE6500 in your home where you need connectivity or experience a weak signal—say, an upstairs bedroom or office or another remote area of your home such as an outdoor patio or deck. The RE6500 will repeat the signal from the router and redistribute it to reduce wireless dead spots.
This product requires a wireless router or access point as well as a Wi-Fi-enabled computer that has an Ethernet port and that runs the Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system or the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or later, or Mountain Lion 10.8 or later operating system.
Easy Setup and Optimal Placement with Spot Finder Technology
Setting up the RE6500 is a breeze. Simply press the Push Button Connect function on the range extender to automatically sync it with your router. Then plug in the range extender near the area you're experiencing a weak Wi-Fi signal. A green light will signify optimal placement, while an amber light will denote incorrect placement.
With Spot Finder Technology, you can also use your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to make sure you've chosen the best location in your home for the range extender. Spot Finder Technology is a browser-based setup option that provides a unique visual representation of the distance between your range extender and your router.
Access Point for Streaming Music
Along with Gigabit Ethernet ports, the RE6500 sports an audio jack on the back, which enables you to connect a stereo system or a speaker to the range extender and wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or laptop.
Universally Compatible with Routers
The RE6500 features wireless-AC technology for optimal throughput and is compatible with virtually any Wi-Fi router or gateway. Simply connect it to your current wireless network to enjoy Internet access on all your devices from anywhere in your home.
Next Generation Wireless-AC for Max Performance
Featuring wireless-AC (802.11ac) technology, the RE6500 delivers speeds up to three times faster than wireless-N extenders, making it well suited for large homes with multiple devices and heavy online media usage. Dual wireless bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz can deliver data transfer speeds of up to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps for seamless HD streaming without interruptions.
Simultaneous Dual Band Wi-Fi
The RE6500 features simultaneous dual bands, which means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. It extends 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi up to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps and reduces interference. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they'll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.
Innovative Crossband Technology
With Crossband technology, the dual wireless bands can now receive information on one band and transmit on the other, reducing dropped data packets and delivering a stronger, more consistent signal throughout your home.
Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports for Wired Connections
In addition to wireless connectivity, the RE6500 features four Gigabit Ethernet ports that are 10 times faster than traditional Fast Ethernet ports, allowing you to establish fast, secure wired connections to desktop or laptop computers or virtually any other Internet-enabled device. Placing the range extender on a desk near the device makes wired connections easy.
Security Support to Protect Your Data
Like other Linksys products, the RE6500 supports up to 128-bit encryption (WEP, WPA, and WPA2) and has a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button, allowing you to establish a connection easily and securely with a wireless router or access point to keep your network and your data safe.
|AC1200 MAX (RE6500)||AC1200 AMPLIFY (RE6700)||AC750 BOOST (RE6300)||N600 PRO (RE4100W)||N300 (RE3000W)|
|Boosts Wi-Fi Range up to:||10,000 square feet||10,000 square feet||6,500 square feet||7,500 square feet||5,000 square feet|
|Wi-Fi Speed||N300 + AC867 Mbps||N300 + AC867 Mbps||N300 + AC433 Mbps||N300 + N300 Mbps||N300 Mbps|
|Works with all Wi-Fi routers, including those from service providers||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Easy Setup and Spot Finder Technology||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4 + 5Ghz)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ethernet Ports||4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports||1 Gigabit Ethernet Port||1 Gigabit Ethernet Port||1 Fast Ethernet Port||1 Fast Ethernet Port|
|Audio Jack for Wireless Music Streaming||3.5mm Audio Jack||3.5mm Audio Jack||3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Integrated Power Outlet||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
The device is extremely easy to setup so if you are a novice when dealing with networking equipment. The wizard, which you are forced to use, quickly finds your 2.4 and 5GHz networks. Once you have logged into each network the extender auto configures and you now can add the new SSID's to the extender and you should be able to connect to the Extender. Key word here is should. I was unable to ever connect to the device and was always forced to get on my primary wireless router. After calling into tech support, which is a horrible experience. You could tell the tech was reading from a script and didn't really try to help resolve my issues. After 1.5 hours of dealing with support it was determined that the product that I purchased was defective and that they would send me a new one. Ok, i thought that there was potential for the product at this point and I waited for my RMA'ed device. After 2 WEEKS, I finally got a new extender from linksys, which by the way, I had to pay to ship them the broken device.
Take 2. I put the extender in place and configure it to join my existing network. This time I'm able to connect to the extender which was farther than I got the first time. After about 15 minutes of being connected to the extender my connection kept dropping. I would lose my network and it would then go to the primary wireless. To solve this manually deleted my primary network to stay on the extender.Read more ›
* NOTE that a firmware update may correct this problem and render the following information obsolete:
1) Turn off the WiFi on your computer and directly connect to the extender with the Ethernet cable provided.
2) Point your web browser to 192.168.1.1/network/sta_network.shtml
The default administrative password is admin. (See the security problem?)
3) Once logged into the access point, go to the Administration tab and change the password. Your browser will ask for your new password and take you back to the default, basic setup process. You can now follow the step-by-step setup unless you want to make any administrative decisions.
You will need to skip the basic setup and navigate back to the link posted above in step 1.
Go to the Wireless tab and manually enter the information or click Site Survey, select your network, enter your passphrase, and click connect
You're given one last chance to name the extended network and make any changes you want. Once you save the changes 192.168.1.1 will take you to your main WiFi router until you reset the extender and start all over again. Brilliant!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product works well was easy to set up and configure. I have had this item for approximately 9 months now and it works great. Read morePublished 13 days ago by kel
I have had this range extender for several months and I have to say that it has not lived up to my hopes and expectations. Read morePublished 13 days ago by S. McCormack
So far no problems. Set up the extended network and works like a charm!Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent. Dramatic improvement in the range and strength of our home wi-fi.Published 28 days ago by Gene L. Warman
Works great - our TWC modem/wifi signal wasn't reaching some rooms upstairs and this did the trick. Easy to install - connects @ 2.4 and 5g.Published 1 month ago by Steve Wildman
When it works, the product is great. Unfortunately it routinely drops our primary wifi connection and needs to be restarted despite only being 20-25 feet from the source signal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex M.