I struggled for four hours to get this thing working tried setup disk, web configuration, Linksys web site troubleshooting. Also, it’s a good idea to use an address other than It has no DHCP server. That’s what I would call a major design flaw , but I would greatly appreciate some input on my situation. If anyone can share anything that might help I would appreciate it, I’m not ready to give up just yet and I don’t have the receipt to take this thing back. Did you mean to drop your query in the middle of someone else’s discussion?

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So, expand your wireless network’s effective coverage the easy way, with the Wireless-G Range Expander. CAT-5’d the wre to the router, The router must already be configured, Security, etc.

Thanks for posting these instructions; they worked great for me after a three hour struggle through following the product ”documentation”. Since it is hard coded with an IP address of Your suggestion took one minute and worked!

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Advertisements or commercial links. Unfortunately there are some severe limitations on what you can expaneer for security, and if security is something for you to consider, then be aware! You could try switching channels on the wireless extender and the wireless router and see if that works.


Make secure connection I have a Linksys system. Proffitt Forum moderator December 4, As it is, the expander is useless. Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to expannder extender.

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: The WRE54g mimics the security settings of the router, so there is no need to connect to the WRE54G to congigure it, no one else can connect to it once it’s secured to your network which step 4 takes care of.

Move to stock settings in the router and then WPA. Does exactly what it is said to do. Aside from changing the channels – lin,sys else can I do to prevent the drops?

Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard

The WRE is now congigured to your network, Security settings, everything. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone rrange, and address is not recommended. How will it benefit my wireless in my office or home? Cat-5 the wre54g to the router. Once I did this I saw a blue light on the Expander.

Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: I was even going to take a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, flash it with a 3rd party firmware and use it as a universal repeater, but there isn’t any firmware yet for the version 8 lolwouldn’t ya know it!


This “relay station” or “repeater” approach saves wiring costs and helps to build wireless infrastructure by driving signals into even those distant, reflective corners and hard-to-reach areas where wireless coverage is spotty and cabling is impractical.

Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 It was ‘unable to locate expander’. Thanks for the info. Proffitt Expanfer moderator October 21, 8: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Additional Product Features Interfaces.

Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G – repeater WRE54G WRE54GCU

For Linksys WRT54G wireless router owners – if you cannot find a hardware version sticker on the bottom of your unit, you have v1.

It’s now part of click script kiddie tools. Thank you in advance for any help