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I purchased a wre54g range expander and have tried everything but it doesnt work

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Who is the manufacturer of your wireless router?
check the IP address of your router.
connect the computer to the router and check the Ip address of the computer and the default gateway number. Default gateway is the IP address of your router. suppose the default gateway is 192.168.1.1. then open the set up page of the router . check the wireless settings of the router SSID ,channel and the security settings. Do not change the settings on the router.
If you are using WPA2 security settings them that will network on the WRE54G.
Now your range expander and the router IP addresses should be in the same range. Suppose you router IP address is 192.168.x.y and the IP address of the WRE54G is by default 192.168.1.240.
Now the x in the router IP address should be 1.
If it is, then connect the WRE to the router and open the set up page of WRE. change the wireless settigns on the WRE and power cycle the WRE and the router.
It should work
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Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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    Prashant M Dec 05, 2009

    Click Here for Easy Set up Guide for step by step instructions.
    It will guide you with simple steps to resolve the problem in your network.



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I configured my WE54g as instructed for a secure network. I have AT&T Uverse with a 3800 RG router. when I plug the WRE54G in. my other wireless devices quit working


If there is an option to change the channel the expander is using, try changing it by 5.
So if its on channel 1, change it to 6 and so on.

Jul 27, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Dear I did everything mentioned above but still light is red


Hi Friend, In this case I would recommend you to please reset the range expander once again and connect the range expander with the ethernet cable once again. Match the settings of the router to the range expander I mean while configuring the range expander, the wireless network name and the wireless key should be same and the channel should be same and the security type should be same.
If it still doesn't work then I would recommend you to please try to change the channel to 1 or 9 or 11

Dec 08, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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I have a netgear wireless router with WPA security. and i bought a WRE54G . I cannot configure the expander as you know netgear IP is 192.168.0.1 and lynksys expander is 192.168.1.240. when i open...


Try to reset WRE54G
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.
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NOTE: The default IP address of a range expander is 192.168.1.240.

After resetting the range expander to factory default and you're still unable to access the web-based setup page, make sure that your computer's proxy settings are disabled. For instructions, click here. To disable the proxy settings using a Mac computer, click here.

NOTE: If all the steps above failed, try to disable any security software on your computer before accessing the range expander's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to disable your computer's firewall.


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If you are using a Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G v2 or v3) and you can't access the web-based setup page, perform the following steps:

Checking Physical Connections

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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Checking LEDs on the Network Adapter
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.
NOTE: If the network adapter's LED is not lit, try using a different cable to further isolate the problem..
Assigning the Computer a Static IP Address
For instructions on how to assign a static IP address on your computer, click here. After assigning a static IP address, check the computer's connectivity to the range expander.
Checking the Computer's Connectivity to the Range Expander
For instructions on how to check the connectivity of your computer to the range expander, click here. If you're still experiencing difficulty accessing the web-based setup page, reset the range expander.
Resetting the Range Expander to Factory Default
For instructions on how to restore the range expander to factory default, click here.
If you're still having difficulty accessing the web-based setup page, make sure that your browser's proxy settings are disabled.
If you're using a Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G v1), you need to do the following:


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
NOTE: In this example we used WUSB54GS V1.0 (Wireless-G USB Network Adapter).

If you're using a Mac computer, click here for instructions on how to connect to a wireless network using the AirPort card.
Step 1:
Run the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor by double-clicking this icon 3719-001.jpg at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
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Click Site Survey then select the SSID of your wireless range expander and click Connect.
NOTE: The default SSID of the range expander is in this format linksysRxxxxxx.
4146-007.pngChecking the Computer's Connectivity to the Range Expander
NOTE: If you're using Windows 98 or Windows ME, click here.

If you're using a Mac computer, click here.
Windows 2000/XP
Step 1:
Click Start, then click Run.
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Step 2:
When the Run window appears, in the Open field type "cmd", then click OK.
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When the MS DOS Prompt appears, type "ping 192.168.1.240" then press [Enter].
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Step 4:
See if you're getting 4 replies, Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)

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Nov 08, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Ok so i have a linkys WRE54G range expander.problem is taht whenever I turn it on the "link" light stays red and the "activity" one blue before they both were blue. normallyi use it with my xbox 360 to...


If you know the IP address, you can use a cat5 data cable, plug it into the extender then directly up to your pc. You should be able to login to the web innerface if your pc is on the same subnet and class of your device. If all else fails, reset the device back to the default settings. Head over to the manufacturers site to grab the manual. I remember resetting one of these in the past.

Aug 29, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Link light on (blue), activity light off (neither blue nor red)


Press the RESET button on the back of the unit and reconfigure the settings.

Sep 11, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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My wireless-G Range Expander no longer works.


After trying all the tips I could find I had to call the company. They determined it is defective and will ship a new one. Thanks for all the responses.

Jun 24, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Linksys WRE54G WIRELESS 802.11G RANGE EXPANDER Range


The actual max distance of the range expander is about 50 feet, and sorry to say but it cannot bounce the wireless signal from it on a wall....

Jan 25, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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I just bought a Wireless G Range Expander and when I try to set it up, I continually get the "Site Survey Failed". What am I doing wrong?


I believe your using a WRE54G, but which version? The latest version has ethernet port so you can connect it directly to a pc to set it up.
Try to access the expander's set up page by typing its address of 192.168.1.240 and you will be able to configure it from there.

Jun 25, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Linksys Range Expander...


Hi,

Initially, it is possible that the WRE54G has not been configured to talk with WiFi AP/Router downstairs and all that is needed is to configure/set it up.

Setup (to be done in the same room where your WiFi AP/Router is installed and preferably with your daughter's laptop which can already connect to your network when it is near):
1. Download the LinkSys WRE54G Setup Wizard from the LinkSys site;
2. Use a LAN cable connection to the WRE54G Ehternet port (located underneath a flip lid in front panel) to one of your daughter's laptop;
3. Power up the LinkSys Expander;
4. Press the Range Expander’s Auto Configuration button for about five seconds. Normally this should be sufficient for the Expander to auto-detect and auto-configure itself;
5. Power off;
6. Move the Expander to your intended place of installation;
7. Again using your daughter's laptop, expand/install the downloaded LinkSys Setup Wizard. Soon as the program is running, follow the on screen instructions. Please don't forget to Save before exiting.
8. Move your daughter's laptop to its intended location and try the system.

Should you still need a User's Guide, it is available here.

Another possibility that we cannot discount is that the WRE54G is also not reaching your router downstairs. Perhaps what can be done is installing it not a floor down from your daughter's but halfway between your daughter's floor and your office downstairs.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post again how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 16, 2007 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Before you plug it in the wall, insert the installation disc and go through their tutorial. When you do that you'll plug in your range expander, press the auto configuration button on the side and wait for both lights to turn up blue. Then you can unplug the range expander and put it else where.

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