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Setting up wireless range expander

Hi i have the linksys wireless range expander and it was given to me with no instructions on how to set it up it is the 2.4GHz wireless G range expander..thanks

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You can get the online manual which contains all the steps to set it up. go to link below for the manual.

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 10, 2008


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    Resetting the Range Expander to Factory Default
    The range expander can be set to factory default by pressing the Reset button of the range expander for 20 seconds.

    NOTE: The default IP address of a range expander is

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    Make sure that the computer is connected to the range expander's LAN or Ethernet Port. If the range expander is properly connected, check the LEDs on the network adapter. For instructions, follow the steps below:
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    Make sure that the LED light of the computer's network adapter is lit or blinking. After checking the LEDs on the network adapter, assign the computer a static IP address.
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    Checking the Computer's Connectivity to the Range Expander
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    Resetting the Range Expander to Factory Default
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    Assigning the Computer a Static IP Address

    For instructions on how to assign a static IP address on the computers' wireless network connection, click here.
    Connecting Wirelessly to your Range Expander
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    If you're using a Mac computer, click here for instructions on how to connect to a wireless network using the AirPort card.
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    Hi David,

    I need to know that what type of router u r using.

    If it is Linksys router just follow these steps,

    with the help of the Ethernet cable connect the range expander to any one of the 4 ports in the router...

    ur computer shuld be directly hook up to the router..

    open internet explorer in ur the address bar type in address of the range expander)

    it will prompt for a username and password...leave the user name blank and the password will be admin.

    u can see the linksys range expander set up page...

    u can find SSID at the bottom of the page...

    ur router's SSID and the range expander's SSID should be same..and also the password should be same..

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    Good Luck....try it and revert back

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