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No Power I have a Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander Model WRE54G which seems not to power on. When plugged the Link light comes on very dim and the Activity light doesn't come on at all. What could be causing it?

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  • Regel Aug 15, 2007

    I've gone through that but the problem is that the Link green light comes on very dim and the Activity light doesn't turns on al all. This unit was working properly a few days ago.

  • jlight Mar 28, 2008

    Same problem here. I see that the male end of the plug is removable and thought that perhaps this module went bad but i can't find a replacement anywhere.

  • cfaychak Sep 17, 2008

    Received a replacement under warranty and after plugging it can't find internet but says computer is connected.

    Do I need to uninstall the software and reinstall from the CD?



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Hello. I have a Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander Model WRE54G which seems not to power on. When plugged the Link light comes on very dim and the Activity light doesn't come on at all. What could be causing it?

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Same with mine, worked fine after 2 year, suddenly no power, tried several AC outlet, same thing, I almost dump it into the bin, kept plugged for several days and bingo it works again!...
probably leaked capacitor inside?...who knows.

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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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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.

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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.

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