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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 connect to live however -since the link button turned red i cant.I have tried resetting and everythin but it still doesnt work! PLEASE HELP

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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.

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Link Light red activity light blue. Tried to reset and use the auto configuration button but nothing is working.


Hello, It sounds like the repeater is not within range of the wireless router or access point. The repeater does not act as a wireless router by itself, but rather like extra antenna/signal booster, so you still need to have a wireless router within range. The router must also be using a router that is 802.11B/G compatible, or else the repeater might not be able to receive that frequency signal in order to boost it (should work with N also, but not quite sure if it has to be set to Standard Channel due to how N works. We are working on wireless frequencies in my course now, so I can contact my instructor, and get back to on that). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, or simply reply.

Feb 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Configuring WRE54G to a wireless router


Before you start configuring the WRE54G you need to consider the following factors:

1. Make sure that there are no wireless security enabled on the router like WEP and wireless MAC filtering. If you have them enabled try to disable them first. Check if there is a wireless computer that is currently working on your network.
2. Make sure that the SSID broadcast is enabled.
3. Then Hit the Automatic Configuration button on the WRE54G for about 3-5 secs.

The wireless computer should be connected to the SSID of the Range expander.
The range expander doesn’t have any DHCP server. The IP address that will be assigned to the computer will be 0.0.0.0 or the Auto-configuration IP 169.254.xxx.xxx.
Assign a static IP address on the wireless card. IP address should be 192.168.1.5, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, Default gateway 192.168.1.1
To assign static IP address on your machine you follow the steps below:
Windows 9 xs and ME:

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network > Highlight the TCP/IP of the Wireless LAN card you’re using > Properties
Under IP Address TAB:
Specify an IP address: 192.168.1.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Click the GATEWAY TAB:
Under New Gateway: Enter 192.168.1.1 then click on Add.
Then Hit Ok All the way out… hit yes if it’ll ask you to restart

Windows XP and 2000
Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Right Click Local Area Network Connection that you are using > Properties > Internet Protocol TCP/IP > Properties > Use the following IP address:
IP Address: 192.168.1.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Then click ok all the way out.
Try to ping the Range expander. Go to start and then run type CMD for Win XP/2000, COMMAND for Win ME and below. On the black screen that will pop-up type PING 192.168.1.240 (Default IP address of the Range expander.
If the ping test was successful then you can access the setup page of the Range expander. If not, try to reset the Range expander for 10 seconds and then power cycle it.
To reset the range expander, follow the steps below:
Hold down the reset button for 10 seconds then unplug power while holding down reset...plug it back in after 5 seconds then wait for 10 more seconds before releasing the reset button.
To access the setup page of the expander, Open your Internet Explorer and please go to http://192.168.1.240
If will prompt a username and password box, leave the username blank password is admin.
On the setup screen of the expander, you can set the same exact settings on your router. SSID, Channel, WEP settings should be the same on the router and you need to specify the WLAN MAC Address of your router to the space provided for the WLAN MAC address on the setup page of the Range Expander.
Once you applied the settings, the lights on the expander should be both blue.
You can now set your IP address back to obtain an IP automatically and Obtain DNS address automatically.
Range expander should be working after performing the troubleshooting steps above.

If you have an Ethernet port on the WRE54G, try to connect the range expander directly to your computer with static IP address then ping the WRE54G. Make sure that you are not running any firewall and Internet security in your computer. If you were able to ping the 192.168.1.240 try to access it through the Internet Explorer and configure it from the there. Follow the steps that I gave to you to configure the wireless settings of the range expander.

Make sure that you have checked all the wireless security settings on your router. Make sure that you have those disabled. Try to set static IP address in your computer and try to ping the 192.168.1.240 and see if you can get a reply.

To set static IP follow the steps below:

Windows 9x and ME:
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network > Highlight the TCP/IP of the Wireless LAN card you’re using > Properties
>>>Under IP Address TAB:
Specify an IP address: 192.168.1.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
>>>Click the GATEWAY TAB:
Under New Gateway: Enter 192.168.1.1 then click on Add.
Then Hit Ok All the way out… hit yes if it’ll ask you to restart

Windows XP and 2000
Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Right Click Local Area Network Connection that you are using > Properties > Internet Protocol TCP/IP > Properties > Use the following IP address:
IP Address: 192.168.1.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Then Hit Ok All the way out.

on Feb 07, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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It is blinking red. not steady blue any more'


Make sure you are able to access internet ,If not change the wireless channel number , Then connect to the network and check light status.

Jun 04, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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How do use and install the linksys wireless range expander


just plug it in and press the configure button on the side of it, and wait for both lights to turn solid blue, the eithernet port in the front is for connecting a router, or laptop, youknow something that takes an eithernet connection

Dec 28, 2009 | 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.

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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....

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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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