Question about Linksys WRE54G-RM 802.11g/b Wireless Adapter

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My friend has a linksys router. (Not sure on the model). But I am trying to set up a WRE54G-RM range extender. I am able to go the setup, but then when I get to the point where I have to change some of the settings so it can connect to the network, I keep getting the following error: WRE54G cannot associate with this AP in repeater mode. After the error message, I go through the setup process all over again. How do I get past this??

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  • bldragon41 Dec 31, 2010

    Thanx!

  • bldragon41 Jan 03, 2011

    I am trying to access the router config page. But when I type in 192.168.1.1, I cannot access it. It will not load. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can access it so I can get this done??

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Is the router set to allow extension of the network?

Is there MAC address filtering set up on the router?

Are you certain that you are connecting to the correct router? To be sure, change the SSID to something unique and not the default of "linksys".

Let us know how it goes and feel free to ask additional questions.
Thanks for using FixYa and Happy New Year!

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  • bldragon41 Dec 31, 2010

    To be honest, I am not sure about the questions you asked. The next time that I at their place, I will be sure to look. Thanx! Oh, I am connecting to the correct network, cause when I set it up, I changed the network name.

    Thanx again!!

    Happy New Year!

  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Dec 31, 2010

    It sounds like you know what you're doing and I have every confidence that you'll get it to work.

    Have fun!

  • bldragon41 Jan 03, 2011

    I am trying to access the router config page. But when I type in 192.168.1.1, it doesn't load the page at all. How can I access this page so I can check on the config of the router???????

  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Jan 03, 2011

    If you are using Windows, start a CMD (command prompt window) and type in:


    ipconfig /all


    From the output, you will see an entry for "Default Gateway". The associated IP address will be the IP address that you need to use to connect to the router's web config page.

  • bldragon41 Jan 03, 2011

    The default gateway is still 192.168.1.1. But I still cannot access the router config page. Do I need to reset the router and re-config the router??

  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Jan 04, 2011

    Yeah, it kind of sounds like the router has hung and needs a restart or possibly a reset.

  • bldragon41 Jan 04, 2011

    So, I should be able to just unplug it for a little bit then plug it back in and hopefully it will work, right?? If that doesn't work, do a complete reset?

  • bldragon41 Jan 07, 2011

    Ok, I was finally able to access the router config page, but where do I go to see if the network can be expanded, etc???

  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Jan 07, 2011

    dragon: I'm thinking that the same reason you were unable to access the router is the reason why the range extender did not work. Now that you have the router sorted-out, try setting-up the range extender. My bet is that it will work now. Let us know!

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