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Linksys RE6500 - Wi-Fi range extender - Wi-Fi

Mfg.Part: RE6500 CDW Part: 3434184 | UNSPSC: 43191500
Quick tech specs
  • Wi-Fi range extender
  • Wi-Fi
  • 5 GHz
  • 4 ports
  • 2.4 GHz
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Featuring next-generation wireless-AC technology, the RE6500 is universally compatible with all Internet routers, including your service provider's router. Just connect it to your network, and you can access the Internet from any device, wherever you are in your home.

The RE6500 features simultaneous dual bands, which means it transmits at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies at the same time. It extends 2.4 and 5 GHz 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.

This item was discontinued on March 16, 2023

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Linksys RE6500 - Wi-Fi range extender - Wi-Fi is rated 3.50 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is horrible. i will put my phone right next to the router and after 15 minutes i will finally connect to it and then when i go on the internet i immediately get kicked off and have no wifi.
Date published: 2016-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Quality control of RE6500 Defective. Immediately , after booting ( flashing white LED light , flashing orange LED light appeared . I am very disappointed.
Date published: 2020-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved signal Pleased!..,,,The unit eliminated the dead zone in my house and was easy to setup.
Date published: 2020-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Up and Running in five minutes... When researching, I read all these horror stories online of hours spent with manufacturers & ISPs trying to get an extender to connect/perform, Threads upon threads in forums about this problem and that problem. All I wanted was an extender for God's sake! I chose this product for reputation and price. Opened the box, plug it in, followed the directions and three webpages later (5 min), up and running! This product met all expectations from the basic extender I was using (that had to be mounted outside a window to work). The router is four walls and 40 ft. away, yet, with this extender, my internet speeds are doubled, no more delay with my VoIP and I can leave it turned on inside. Totally satisfied!
Date published: 2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did Not Work It is not working as intended. I have a small two-story house and I do not get signal in the master bedroom. I thought this product would solve the problem, but NOPE! I am currently stationed overseas, and returning this product is too much of a hassle. Now I'm stuck with this and will just eat the cost. =(
Date published: 2021-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unable to connect was not able to connect to the router. followed instructions
Date published: 2021-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Junk!!!! regret spending money on this. Never stays connected to 5ghz channel. Using Uverse service.
Date published: 2019-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! The best one I have ever had I bout this one about a month ago and it is the best Linksys I ever purchased and I have had several.
Date published: 2015-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I bought this product to alleviate wireless dead zones in my downstairs, my wireless router is located upstairs. With the locate feature for best location for the extender was just what I needed, my wireless signal is now high and constant. Easy setup and working great.
Date published: 2017-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can not get it to work right next to router To spend a $100 on an extender and can not get it to work right next to router and plugged in by ethernet. I got it to work for 2 weeks although it didnt really extend much further than router, and for some reason had to reset and will not work. Worst return on my money
Date published: 2015-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys RE6500 We shopped around for a wifi range extender to project a strong signal to our upstairs (we have a 3,000 sqft home and the shape of it prevents the wifi signal to reach all rooms at a good strength), and found the Linksys RE6500 to be the "right tool for the job". This wifi range extender is reasonably priced, very easy to setup, the signal is strong enough to reach all of our rooms upstairs, and importantly, the wifi signal does not drop off throughout the day and night of usage. This is a good wifi range extender to buy.
Date published: 2017-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure garbage I have four of these spread throughout the house. A bear to set up. Constantly lose connections, even though the wifi distances are perfect, even according to the extenders own analysis. This is Junkware - don't buy.
Date published: 2018-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i wish i could like it I have had nothing but trouble trying to switch out from old wirless to new more range extender , so I had to hook my old one back up for security, until I can get someone here to help me , I guess I'm not that advanced ,lol, but I can see both antennas and biger box,i no I'm going to get better wifi with lap-tops and phones and tablet ,that are all running through the house , hope to let u no good news soon thank you
Date published: 2016-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from linksys works great, thank you. i will buy like products in the furture.
Date published: 2016-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup and Install It works and like the feature of knowing the best place to put the device to get optimal signal. That was very helpful.
Date published: 2016-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not recommended Bought this back in January. As of a week ago got rid of it. It's really not very reliable.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null the ios app is sometimes hard to log on to, i get your product is not applicable to this app or it will not log on, yet if i go to my computer it shows i am logged in. also if i turn on the visitor feature i have a very hard time logging on
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works satisfactorily This product works satisfactorily and as designed. I found, however, that when used in a repeater mode this unit's max transmission is 150MBS, whereas it ought to go up to about 800 MBS. My laptop is capable of 300MBS but when connected to this unit the max transmission rate is 150MBS. Not bad, but not perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install I bought the RE 6500 a month ago and really like it so far.
Date published: 2016-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for multi-floor home I purchased this device to solve a specific and I believe somewhat common issue -- getting a strong signal near the entertainment center in a two-story home. My WiFi router is upstairs and the entertainment center is downstairs, and I wanted the best possible signal for several devices that live in the entertainment center. This device is providing a high quality and fast connection to these devices. I've had it installed for a couple of weeks now, and beyond the initial setup, it's been totally hands-off, and just works.
Date published: 2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Job extending range This does a nice job extending the range in my 3,400 sqft house. Very easy to set up.
Date published: 2016-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install So far it works flawlessly! Increased Speed from 15mps to 45mbps!
Date published: 2015-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prompt Service After my 10 year old devise failed, online chat support was very helpful and recommended a perfect replacement. Support guided me thru the procurement process and the new device works fine.
Date published: 2016-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uncomplicated setup This was an easy plug in and work product. The range of the wireless is greater than expected. Easily configured the main wireless security channel, as well as one for guests.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not buy this trash You get 10% of your wifi strength. Ive tried every imaginable troubleshoot. Bought a TPLink instead. Flawless and full speed.
Date published: 2017-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cant connect to other router Both this months ago and still sitting in its box because the "esay set up" was not easy the couple of times i attempted, not too computer savy so its never been used! spent $100 on nothing
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from N Return for another one same problems dropping out conetion
Date published: 2017-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Product!! Couldn't be happier. I purchased the WRT1900AC router along with the AC1200 range extender recently. My previous Linksys router was about 2 years old but I was looking for more power. And, my previous extender did not have the power to reach my studio located about 250' from the house, so I purchased the new one. I got the extender setup and placed it in the window closest to the studio. I went to the studio but still didn't get the wifi working out there. Moved the extender to various house locations but still no luck. I somehow thought about taking the extender out to the studio... Voile! I get full wireless strength in the studio. These two products work so well together. I couldn't be happier having full access to the internet so far away from my router.
Date published: 2015-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I tought I was computer say until... It took me a while before I was able to figure out how to make it work. I started by using my wireless WiFi pad and looking for a linksys ap to no avail then after various attempts I ended up connecting my main desk top computer to its ethernet port and then it finally became a part of my extended network. It works great now and it does what it is supposed to do. I am glad that it worked out well.
Date published: 2017-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Ext I purchased this item about 7 months ago. I find it does what I wanted it to do. Did extend the range of my router. I found it to be a little warm. I place something under it to allow for more air flow. Works great.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast installation After spending 5 hours over three days trying to get another brand extender connected, I returned it and purchased the RE6500. I had it installed and running in 15 minutes. It is like having all new computers in the house. Everything is very responsive.
Date published: 2015-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Ext I am sure this would be a good product. We returned to store due to not being what we needed.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better but not great I bought this wifi extender because of great ratings and linksys reputation after I returned a Netgear unit but this still needs rebooting and repositioning to keep a fair signal. Should be better. Directions don't help either.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad software Software had several settings that I needed to set but they were grayed out and non adjustable
Date published: 2015-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not get it to connect I could not get it to connect to my new EA8500 Linksys Router. so I sent it back to via Amazon and ordered a Netgear Nighthawk AC1900. It finally connected.
Date published: 2017-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useless Product I purchased this product over a year ago, my speed test from the cable company is excellent every time that they arrived, the cable representative recommended your product for better performance, well that was not the answer either. I was so fed up with not having fast internet, I cancelled the cable company and went with another, I thought that would take care of the issue, again with a new company and this product located less than a foot away still would not work, needless to say I would not recommend this product. It also could not find the 5G. Good Luck!
Date published: 2017-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy setup! Works great and was so simple to setup! I was worried about the setup when I made the purchase, but it could not have been simpler.
Date published: 2016-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved Our Problems Had problems with too many walls and an a/c unit interfering with our router signal. This unit solved the problems and even allowed use of our iPads on the back porch during our morning coffee.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not working for me... Unfortunately I Haven't noticed any differences, I even had to purchase another device to help and it is still not giving me any more wireless then I had before. Thumbs down...
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to set up Do be aware of the limitations of WiFi in order to get the full benefit of this unit. Optimal extension will be attained with line of sight between the base station and the extender. I live in a 100% masonry house, so line of sight is helpful. Unit has been up and running for weeks, no issues. Small kids are using the net, and it does reach out to a cabin 50 yds distant
Date published: 2015-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need assistance but great stuff I needed to call in for some advice but once this AC1200 was up and running it's been super. I'd give 5 stars if it wasn't for the lack of instructions but very happy so far with the results The reliability is still in question for this short length of time but excellent so far
Date published: 2017-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from login Hard to login to and set password. I had trouble with my ac 1900 router also. I do not buy Linksys products anymore
Date published: 2016-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unfortunate experience I bought this router to replace an old one ; after spending most of the day on phone with tech support , it was determined the router was defective. It took talking to two reps to determine the defect ; the second rep made the determination .
Date published: 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Conflict with Linksys EA6900 & Linksys RE6500 I have always been a true fan of Linksys. I have been using the Linksys EA6900 for a little over a year. I just recent purchased a larger home, went from a 1,000 sf home to a 3,000 sf home and I wasn’t getting the best connection on the first floor so I purchased the Linksys RE6500. It worked great, wifi was must better on the first level. However, since the AE6900 is a smart wifi I use the smart wifi app, when I have both the AE6900 & RE6500 both running I’m not able to use the app and I’m not able to use the online site I have to turn the RE6500 off, waiting for about 15 minutes and then I’m about to connect. I think I set it up correctly; the range extender has the same logon as the main wifi?
Date published: 2015-11-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good... Purchased a month ago to increase range in a 3,400 sqft home. Does a nice job and very easy to set up.
Date published: 2016-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reliability and performance. Got two of them refurbished and used them as a wireless bridge for my IP cameras. Has been running 24/7 for a year now, never a hiccup. It does run a bit warm but as long as it's reliable I don't really care. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2017-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cut my current signal in half I'm very capable technically but I still needed to call tech support for 45-mins of assistance to get it fully setup, not a good start. Then, nstead of improving my tri-band AC1200 wifi signal throughout my townhouse, it halved it, yes, 50% worse. Then when I went to to view settings, it wouldn't even connect. And it had the latest firmware update which was dated May 2018. So for me, a bad experience and has to be returned.
Date published: 2019-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horrible setup, product range is okay I read all the reviews first and very sad that Linksys can't do an easier job of installation. I'm running WIndows and have all the updates, very computer literate and this setup is simply a pain. Once working it does what it is supposed to do but still don't expect miracles.
Date published: 2015-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from close to worthless I bought this to extend wiress range for visiting granddaughters devices - it sort of works within one room of the main router but does not work two rooms away with line of sight between it and the router through windows - all of 30 feet away. My mac book gets full reception throughout the house.
Date published: 2017-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up I bought this to extend our internet to a more remote area of the house, and it did as it was supposed. I had to set the unit closer to the modem than I first anticipated which made it a little more difficult to "hide", but once set up it was relatively easy to program and it works well in its location and I get internet coverage where it was not available before, so all is well.
Date published: 2015-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixed all of my connectivity issues My preferred basement office set up had my laptop in a rather shielded location, so I'd get a couple of bars on my wireless signal strength. But that strength would vary and I was plagued with losses of VPN connectivity. I set up the wireless extender about three feet away from my laptop in a location with less shielding and now have five bars consistently, I've not had a single dropped connection for the past week since installation. Installation was trivially easy, too.
Date published: 2015-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to set up; works as advertised. Setup couldn't be easier or faster. Provides strong wireless beyond base Linksys wireless router. That is just what we needed for our separate home and work areas.
Date published: 2015-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthless I bought the range extender and it was delivered as promised. But it didn’t wirk. we have a very well qualified network guy and he spend 2 hours trying to get the stupid thing to recognize the password that we set. I supervised and I can tell you, it was a glorious waste of time and money trying to get it to work. Given what we went through, I would never do this again. That is $300 that I will not get back. Don’t bite on this piece of junk. That’s my advice.
Date published: 2015-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not worth a s**t I bought this thing and the orange light never stopped flashing. I threw it in the garbage. Not even worth taking it back to the store so that some poor stooge might buy it.
Date published: 2018-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great prouduct from Linksys Having multi levels to stream throught the house, I needed a range extender to complete my house and yard. ( Yes i said yard ) I really enjoy sitting on my patio watching a TV program or a movie. I love Linksys products.
Date published: 2016-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fixed my wireless limitations I had been unable to get a reliable wireless network signal in my basement, in the most distant corner from my router. The range extender me all my needs for coverage to the corners of the basement.
Date published: 2016-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup Very easy setup and compatibility. Sales support was very helpful and found me the perfect solution. It was a bit more than I anticipated spending but it's just what I needed.
Date published: 2015-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maybe I don't know what I'm doing! I bought this unit with my Linksys EA6500 and the extender just doesn't work all the time. It will work great for a short while then stops working, forget about watching Netflix. When running off the extender I can never watch a full movie.
Date published: 2015-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup Apparently the unit I bought had been setup and returned. Once I downloaded the user's manual and did a factory reset, the setup couldn't have been easier.
Date published: 2017-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not enough range I returned this item because the range was not large enough to reach my wife's home office and the wireless router in my home office at the dame time. I found a second access point to be a better solution.
Date published: 2015-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bridge/access point I was looking for an excellent Linksys AC bridge to pair with my Linksys AC router and this item fit the bill perfectly. I am using it as a bridge and it allows you to turn off the range extender SSID which is perfect for my application. The only thing is I wished it actually came with a setup disk. But it was fairly easy to set up and I havent had any problems. Just remember that you have to have an AC router to take full advantage of the AC capabilities.
Date published: 2016-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once correctly configured.... Had to configure the extender a few times...finally chatted with customer service who did guide me correctly thru the set up process. Now works great!! Strong signal from the extender out to about 80 feet in open area.
Date published: 2014-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null Work's great took care all my dead spot's in my house
Date published: 2015-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way too hard to setup I have followed all instructions but none of my devices know a range extender is installed. It's just a black box with 2 antennas and a light.
Date published: 2016-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Gadget! This thing is awesome. I couldn't find anything to extend my wifi enough but this gives me full strength all over my house and in the back yard.
Date published: 2016-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works It works ok and with the newest firmware I can add dual band to my network. Unfortunately do the what is most likely a purely software limitation this can't be used as an access point. This would be 100x better if you I could hard wire it into my router and have it work as an access point.
Date published: 2015-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective and easy to install I installed the RE6500 to provide coverage in some areas with weak or no signal from my router (an EA6500 2.4 and 5 GHz), as well as in my backyard. The product works very well and beyond my expectations.
Date published: 2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPECS ARE MISLEADING The extender works quite well, however I would like to point out that there are no USB ports that you have stated in your specs on the RE6500 extender
Date published: 2015-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up I talked to customer service and we finally agreed this was the extender that fit my needs. Great service with matching performance
Date published: 2015-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not As Useful As I Thought It Would Be This range extender didn't provide the coverage I was going for. There is no sign of a program for my Lumia Phone to assist in placement. My kitchen is still a dead spot. I placed it about 30 feet from and in direct line of sight of my EA6300. This allowed me to connect my BluRay player via a LAN cable to the RE6500 and has eliminated almost all buffering issues. Pros: Easy to set up RJ45 LAN port Cons: By guess and by golly placement Insufficient range
Date published: 2015-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my problem Product brings a strong wireless signal to all parts of my house
Date published: 2016-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Awesome The extender covers a 3000 foot home without any drop off in signal. Originally bought a D link extender and it was off and on, this is a great product.
Date published: 2015-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problems with duplicat IP addresses I have a 100% Linksys home network, but this range extender seems to be plagued by duplicate IP address errors. This happens primarily with the hardwire ports. I gave every known device on my network a reserved IP address and the problem persists.
Date published: 2016-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better last year. I purchased this unit last year and it worked great. I loaned it out and had to purchase a new one. The upgrades that you added to this unit, I feel hurt the output. I would not purchase this unit again.
Date published: 2015-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up Bought the extender so I could have internet throughout my house. Works great and have no area without internet.
Date published: 2015-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup Added this extender to cover the other end of the house. Took the bars up to the top. Follow instructions and it sets itself up.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works It works as expected but it can be confusing when a modification is made to settings is in error and there is no message reporting.
Date published: 2016-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well and nice size to hide Purchased to replace an older bridge and to extend existing Linksys EA6900 router wifi. Setup was easy except getting an IP from the EA6900 is somewhat unreliable so I have all my standard devices on a static address which was no problem with this device. I am duplicating the SSID on the 5GHz band and using the EXT for the 2.4GHz band. Copying files seems faster with the QOS WMM support disabled. It also seems to stay connected at least so far.
Date published: 2015-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy set-up Had this range extender for about 3 months. It has solved my connection problems for using my tablet in the yard. I am getting excellent connection about 300 ft from the house.
Date published: 2015-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed results. I purchased this extender to help my EA9200 router that was supposed to have fixed all my reception problems. It didn't. I live in a 2000 sq ft home and can't get a strong signal from one end to the other which is only a few rooms away. I put the extender in the middle of the house and I think the signal may be worse that with just the router. It is very disappointing. I have to use a PLKW400 powerline set to get a good signal in my bedroom. No metal walls or blocks, just a normal wood house so I figured it should help. I was wrong.
Date published: 2015-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good buy for the price . . Works well with good signal range and transfer rate.
Date published: 2016-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good addition Adds WiFi to areas where my main hub signal is weak. Nice web page to help with the setup process
Date published: 2016-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am very pleased with this product. It took me a few times to put it in different areas to test which place had a better signal for me, once I found a good spot between the router and the extender I have perfect connection! I would recommend this to anyone who has a similar dead spots/WiFi connection losses after a period of time, as I had.
Date published: 2015-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best i have used yet! I got this to extend a open network that only worked at the end of my 50FT driveway. After placing this on a brick and under a bucket on a extension cord I set it up. I was able to use free WiFi with 80% signal in my home. I even streamed Netflix's content to my TV.
Date published: 2016-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I just got this yesterday and at first I was going to take it back because it didn't help get a signal to my back porch. After moving it seven or eight times I found the sweet spot. Each time I moved it I also checked the upload and download speeds to make sure if it was a good spot or not. What I found was that the locations I thought to be the best to place the extender, we're not. I ended up putting it at a location that I was sure would not work, but it did. Do what you want, but as for me and my household, it was worth the time we took to move it to different locations. Also get an app to test the download speed to make sure you are getting a strong signal.
Date published: 2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like the rest I get 60mg download and get it when wired thru the router but when using the wireless end of it manage to only get about 35mg using the 5GHz. maybe a different brand router would be faster on the wireless end.
Date published: 2017-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Linksys Wireless Extender We needed to extend WiFi here at home and elected to order the Extender. It was a good price and the delivery was in 2 days. It was not difficult to install and has provided a big increase in signal strength. Thank you , Linksys.
Date published: 2016-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slightly difficult to set up The documentation for setup could have been better. In my opinion it should have paired more easily with my primary router since it is a also Linksys. Since setting it up, it has functioned well
Date published: 2015-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is AWESOME! I have a Linksys EA6350 and I was looking to expand my WiFi through my entire house (4500sq.ft.). I had some areas without great reception and or dead spots. I was told this product would work I was a little skeptical, but it was rated the top extender of 2016 so I bought it. Well let's say I'm very happy I bought it! This extender works awesome just as advertised. Set up was super easy! I put it upstairs, since my router is downstairs (middle floor). The additional reception you get is incredible! As stated, it feeds off your router's original signal then broadcasts it out to the entire house and then some. I have a Linksys router so I think compatibility is a good thing to have. Not only do I have all bars on my iphones and tablets throughout the entire house, but the range also extends outside to the street and around my entire yard. What a gem! Get it today!
Date published: 2016-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install This has been of great help in our home and has cut the number of complaints! Wi-fi reaches further so everyone can do their homework. I'm not very technical and even so I was able to get this up and running.
Date published: 2015-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I works as advertised! Maybe better! Its only been a couple weeks but areas of my 2nd floor where signals were weakest are humming along. No lag on computers or video games! Great performance! A GREAT improvement and it makes me look like a genius to my family! Easy set up!
Date published: 2017-02-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from difficult to set up Bought it some months ago and originally it worked. Change so router and now impossible to set it up to to the new router.
Date published: 2016-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RE6500 This is the first range extender that I have had. The setup is extremely easy given the excellent installation program included. The range extended increases my signal significantly.
Date published: 2016-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but Good Range Just bought this and connected it to my network to cover a dead spot at my business. Being an IT professional, I have been using Cisco products and now Linksys, have not had any issues for the last 4-5 years. I have an AC1900 EA6900 router and an EA4500 N900 Router. I connected this Range Extender to the EA4500 router and it is working perfect. My business is covered completely and is ready to provide wifi access to customers. Best range extender I have used yet. Integration with a Cisco/ Linksys router makes it more suitable. Highly recommend to cover weak signals or dead spots.
Date published: 2014-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product It works like a charm! It extends the range of your Wi-Fi signal, and is an excellent switch. Web pages (When plugged) come up faster on my computer. My man cave is the hotspot of the house. My powerline kit works great, but this beat it hands down.
Date published: 2014-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good results. First let me say that the RE6500 works very well at extending my 802.11ac network. I use it in conjunction with the wired ports for extending Windows Media Center to an XBox 360 in the bedroom. About 60 feet through three walls. Hard wiring was not an option. Essentially I'm using it as a media extender so the Xbox can connect using 802.11ac speeds. That said, there are some areas where the product could use minor improvement. First, the owners manual does not explain all the settings. Less common things like QoS are not explained at all in the manual, in the configuration tool (which points you to the manual), or on the website FAQ. But if you aren't planning to tweak the advanced settings, this is a non-issue as the common settings are explained in the manual that you must download from the support web site. You do get a Quick Start leaflet in the box. Second, it would be a nice feature to be able to disable either 2.4 and/or 5 GHz WLAN repeating. With 5 GHz having a smaller range, some may want to extend 5 GHz and not 2.4 GHz. This is not a huge issue. Having said that, the device works perfectly and has been very stable this first week. Setting up the connection to my primary 802.11ac WLAN router was by WPS.
Date published: 2014-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did exactly what we were expecting of it...only be We bought ours several months ago; we were having problems with my Mac Mini WiFi's signal not being strong enough to hold a connection; after we hooked up our newly purchased Linsky's; we have not had any more problems; in fact it has also improved the reception on my laptop. I am very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE UNIT WORKS WHILE THE UNIT WORKS, it is NOT much help........... 1) I had to call for set up assistance, the plug and use did not work. 2) For the unit to pick up an IP it had to be placed 3ft from the wifi-modem and set multiple times 3) The only signal that was amplified was the 5gh, 2.4 does not show up and according to Linsys it means the unit works.................JUNK the unit only extended my WIFI 12 ft, it does not show up in my patio or Garage 4) For the "EXTENSION" I had to placed it within sight of the WIFI................JUNK
Date published: 2015-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null Its hooked up and putting out a good signal but I can't hook it up with my cell phone .
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AC1200 For some reason, it does not work well. I ended up faster on just plain wifi.
Date published: 2015-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good when it works The software does not upgrade and seems like get everything working and then it bombs. Be better to just use 1900AC and enter set up on devices that are wirless. Only folks that can make it work are Linksys techs and not worth paying them when I know it will just bomb again
Date published: 2016-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible, slows down wireless so unusable Slows down home wireless to the point of making it unusable.
Date published: 2016-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Glad to have it. Reliable. Works great in any location.
Date published: 2015-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect choice I called Linksys to find out exactly what I needed for my outdoor garage and the tech support person was spot on! This unit worms great and was very easy to set up.
Date published: 2016-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handoff not good The handoff from the main router to the extender is not good when I move from the router to the extender signal range or vice versa. I need to turn the wifi on my device off and on for the device to reconnect to the internet.
Date published: 2015-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set-up The extender worked as advertised and allowed me to expand my wifi signal throughout the house as my router is located in the basement. Signal does drop on occasion and it takes a minute or two to re-establish a connection
Date published: 2016-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no problems I bought two of these to increase my wifi range in my house and out in my pole barn. Both of them have worked fine for almost a year now.
Date published: 2015-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OK but has quirks Bought this to make sure we have full coverage in the house. My wife works from home so we need stable coverage where she puts her laptop and VoIP phone. They seem to be working OK. My major issue right now is since I've added the RE6500 I can nit watch Netflix on my Kindle Fire HD or my Samsung Galaxy Tab s. The application will launch and sometimes work for 5-10 minutes or just quit when it goes to pull up the selection screen. I have Hulu and XFINITY GoTV and don't have issues with them. The other issue is the internal clock won't set even though it supposed to be polling NTP. Hopefully someone can provide a solution.
Date published: 2015-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointing It extended the wifi a little, but not enough to wach a video. Maybe I didn't install it correctly?
Date published: 2016-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor Setup wants me to move the extender closer to the router. I got this to get away from the router. No printed info on the purpose of the ethernet ports - obviously they are only for output, because it would not recognize the existing network. Going to return it tomorrow.
Date published: 2017-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extends my reach to my grill I have a wireless (wifi) grill/smoker on my deck and my router was in the basement - the only cable outlet in the house. I could not get signal to my grill until I purchased the RE6500. Now I can access my grill from anywhere on my property.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null For whatever reason I cannot get this to work with my Apple. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than doubled distances with Wi-Fi I was trying to improve Wi-Fi to connect a solar system monitoring unit. Not only did correct but several more distant outbuildings now have Wi-Fi unexpectedly, several hundred feet away.
Date published: 2015-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing but trouble I bought this Wifi Extender last week, and each day I have spent hoping that it would decide to work properly. It has yet to do so. It shows up on my list of wifi networks, but whenever i connect to it, I am unable to access the internet. It shows that I have full connectivity, yet no matter what i try, i only receive error messages that tell me that i need to connect to the internet. this thing is impossible to set up if it doesn't provide internet access even when plugged into my house's Ethernet port. My frustration further continues when i try for three hours on the phone to contact linksys support with no luck. Netgear it is then.
Date published: 2017-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great product! We are sharing a wifi signal between two vacation cabins at Lake Tahoe. The router is in one cabin and this Linksys range extender is next door in the other. It was easy to set up and gives us a 5 bar signal at least 50 feet away and through the walls. We experience very little signal drop-off when there are multiple users. We can even stream NetFlix and Pandora.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved my range issues Purchased last month and could not be happier with my extended range on both frequencies.
Date published: 2016-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works It works. We are now able to get connected anywhere in the house.
Date published: 2015-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as an access point I bought this to replace a different brand that stopped working. I have been very happy with the ease of setup and distance it provides. It has close to the same distance as my older one.
Date published: 2015-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expanded my wireless tremendously I bought this RE6500 about 3 weeks ago, set it up using Crossband in my daughters room. Hooked her PS4 directly into one of the Ethernet ports, and it increased her throughput immensely!
Date published: 2016-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Improvement Very Dissappointed Supposed to be faster and have lots of other bells and whistles. Nothing yet. The extender is a total loss. The system can see it, but cannot install it. I just took it out of the system. It's just causing problems. I'm hoping the system will be faster now, but that remains to be seen.
Date published: 2016-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null Works great, happy I got it 23 characters too short LOL
Date published: 2015-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Bad I bought this extender to work with my Linksys 1900AC wireless router. It is always a question, "which is more unstable, the AC1900 or the RE6500?" It's a close race, but the RE6500 is even more unstable than the AC1900. I dumping both and going to Netgear.
Date published: 2016-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entender? Not really We've connected all our devices to the range extender, and at the other end of a small 1,200 sq ft house we still get poor connection even tho extender is placed out in the open. We got stronger signal throughout the house with the standard access point. Thought this would give us a better connection when in a lanai, but signal is same as before. Not impressed
Date published: 2016-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Returned it Set up was simple, changed the name, password, the whole 9 yards. But, would not connect to internet on my computer. Got extremely frustrated and returned it.
Date published: 2016-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple setup Got this extender about a month ago and seems to be working ok so far. Linksys died on me after about a year, then D-Link died after about 9 months, I hope this one lasts longer, download is around 50-71 upload 10-12, that is faster than the others, for sure.
Date published: 2015-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drops connection When it works it works great. Constantly having to reset and reconnect to wifi
Date published: 2015-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad connection While it looks sophisticated, it requires disconnecting several times a day...once it's reconnected, it works perfectly.
Date published: 2016-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Does work but not as I expected ... will use in configuration I have
Date published: 2016-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Range Extender! We had a few dead spots at home. Now we have full signal everywhere.
Date published: 2016-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It Have my two desktops hooked up to it connecting wirelessly to my wireless router in another room and it seems as if they are on a wired connection.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from reliable Strong and reliable signal, easy setup, a little issue to access advance option, but overall I'm satisfied.
Date published: 2016-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works! For a few hours.... Worked perfect out of box, flawless setup. However, once everything was said in done it started having strange malfunctions. First and foremost I got it in the "sweet spot" an area the range detector senses and lets you know here to put it. The room for error is quite large after testing various spots. Anyways after finding the "sweet spot" I tested all connections. Original router, 2.4GHz ext, and 5GHz ext. The results were: 10mbs. 17mb. 20mb. So at first glance it was amazing! But by the end of the night it started doing weird things. It started saying it was out of the sweet spot and too far away. But I would ignore it then it would immediately go back into the sweet spot. So I tried moving it Once again worked, but would eventually leave the sweet spot. Then I checked the speeds again. Now my extender was only at 9mb and the 5GHz wouldn't even connect to get a reading. I tried running a LAN to it to test and it worked great however every few minutes it would consistently disconnect. I'm returning it today. I would advise against this purchase. I am a very tech person too and have tried literally everything to get this to work how it should and it refuses.
Date published: 2016-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use 5 GHz works better for longer range in the house, with interior stucco walls
Date published: 2015-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations Bought this in October and solved both my two story access problems as well as reaching a building 70 feet behind my home. It is the master link in my modem - this router - range extender - another router system, all LinkSys products save the modem. Tech support has been excellent as well.
Date published: 2015-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointing I had Linksys equipment for years, and it always worked well. With more wireless equipment (3 laptops, a printer, and two mobiles) I had connectivity problems, so I moved to more powerful Linksys equipment. Alas, I could not make the mobiles function reliably, which was crucial as I had tossed my landline. I returned the Linksys equipment and got another brand, which worked almost well. My wife still loses connectivity, and has to roam the house looking for it.
Date published: 2015-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RE6500 AC1200 extender *refurbished Extended range 75 yds. to shop. Flawless signal to marine antennae. Bought refurb for half the price. No blemishes, works outstanding.
Date published: 2018-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble and very happy and it works well I like this product and easy to assemble and it works well
Date published: 2015-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great add-on. I bought this product to extend my network. My main modem is in my kitchen. It did not reach throughout the whole house. After adding the extender I was able to get Internet access throughout my whole house. I think it's great
Date published: 2016-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what claims! Works great ! Make sure you read all the instructions ! " Remember follow them" before you attempt connection , then you'll be fine. I highly recommend linksys of any type!
Date published: 2017-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, compact, fits the needs of my home I bought this extender for my downstairs coverage. It provides a signal to devices that were out of range of the Linksys router upstairs. Overall,it was easier to setup than other extenders I have used, and it works well.
Date published: 2016-04-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I bought the range extender about 3 weeks ago and am fully satisfied!
Date published: 2016-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little extender Works great, easy setup, attractive unit. May get a few more
Date published: 2016-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up My old range extender, also a linksys, was 'n' only and it was not supported by Win10 so I bought this as a replacement from Linksys and got the best price. It was very easy to install and works amazingly well with my Comcast Arris TG1682 dual band ac modem.
Date published: 2015-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what expected I was hoping to expand my wireless.. unfortunately it interfered with other wireless devices... had to disconnect it or in other words just unplugged it.
Date published: 2015-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I purchased this product about a month ago. Never had a problem with install or liking it to my new router. Excellent product for the money, a must have when attempting to extend your wireless range.
Date published: 2015-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage We now have wireless from one end to the other of our 4,000 foot house. Before that we had spotty coverage from one end to the other. Great product.
Date published: 2016-08-09T00:00:00-04:00