Linksys RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender

Linksys RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender

Linksys RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender

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  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Standards
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Dual Band Compatible
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x External Antennas
  • 1 x Audio Input
  • WEP / WPA / WPA2 Encryption Standards
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Linksys RE6500 overview

  • 1Description

The RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender from Linksys leverages the speed and functionality of the Wireless-AC networking standard to provide enhanced wireless data transfer rates at greater distances. In addition to Wireless-AC compatibility, this dual band range extender remains backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards to provide a wireless connection to nearly any Wi-Fi enabled device.

The RE6500 also comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports for a fast, reliable wired Internet connection. You will also find an audio input jack on the back of the range extender allowing you to connect a speaker or stereo system. Once connected you can begin streaming audio content from smartphones, tablets, and computers connected to the network.

Extends Existing Wireless-AC Coverage
Using the Linksys Range Extender Max, you can extend the range of your existing wireless router to create a strong Wi-Fi signal for devices in and around your home, including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks, and more. Greater coverage allows you to enjoy fast Wi-Fi speeds on your laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices.
By utilizing Wireless-AC technology, the RE6500 creates Wi-Fi speeds that are up to three times faster than wireless-N. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80 MHz wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever.
Works with Any Wi-Fi Router or Gateway
Featuring wireless-AC technology, the RE6500 is universally compatible with all Internet routers, including your service provider's router. Just connect it to your network, and you can access the Internet from any device, wherever you are in your home.
Simultaneous Dual Band Wi-Fi
The RE6500 features simultaneous dual bands, which means it transmits at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies at the same time. It extends 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi up to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps and reduces interference. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they'll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.
Crossband Technology
With Crossband technology, the dual wireless bands can now receive information on one band and transmit on the other, reducing dropped data packets and delivering a stronger, more consistent signal.
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Along with wireless connectivity, the RE6500 comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet. You can connect up to four devices such as game consoles, smart TVs, and more to your Wi-Fi network.
Music Extender
Playing your music on your home entertainment system just got easier. The RE6500 contains an audio jack that allows you to connect a speaker or stereo system and stream digital music from your smartphone or tablet.
Detachable External Antennas
The RE6500 has detachable antennas that can be adjusted to provide the best coverage.
Built-In Security
To help protect your network and data, the RE6500 supports up to 128-bit encryption (WEP, WPA, and WPA2) and is equipped with a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button.
Quick and Easy Installation Setup
Connect the antennas and power cable. Plug in the range extender midway between your router and the area without Wi-Fi. Wait for a solid light on the cover of the range extender. Then, on a computer, phone, or tablet, connect to the Wi-Fi network "Linksys Extender Setup."
UPC: 745883636242
In the Box
Linksys RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender
  • AC Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • 2 x Dipole Antennas
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Linksys RE6500 specs

    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Number of Antennas 2
    WLAN Mode 802.11n
    Antenna Placement External
    Ports 4 x 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet (RJ45)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.9 x 3.3"

    Linksys RE6500 reviews

    RE6500 Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 141.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great I just got this yesterday and at first I was going to take it back because it didn't help get a signal to my back porch. After moving it seven or eight times I found the sweet spot. Each time I moved it I also checked the upload and download speeds to make sure if it was a good spot or not. What I found was that the locations I thought to be the best to place the extender, we're not. I ended up putting it at a location that I was sure would not work, but it did. Do what you want, but as for me and my household, it was worth the time we took to move it to different locations. Also get an app to test the download speed to make sure you are getting a strong signal.
    Date published: 2015-11-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK but has quirks Bought this to make sure we have full coverage in the house. My wife works from home so we need stable coverage where she puts her laptop and VoIP phone. They seem to be working OK. My major issue right now is since I've added the RE6500 I can nit watch Netflix on my Kindle Fire HD or my Samsung Galaxy Tab s. The application will launch and sometimes work for 5-10 minutes or just quit when it goes to pull up the selection screen. I have Hulu and XFINITY GoTV and don't have issues with them. The other issue is the internal clock won't set even though it supposed to be polling NTP. Hopefully someone can provide a solution.
    Date published: 2015-11-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing but trouble I bought this Wifi Extender last week, and each day I have spent hoping that it would decide to work properly. It has yet to do so. It shows up on my list of wifi networks, but whenever i connect to it, I am unable to access the internet. It shows that I have full connectivity, yet no matter what i try, i only receive error messages that tell me that i need to connect to the internet. this thing is impossible to set up if it doesn't provide internet access even when plugged into my house's Ethernet port. My frustration further continues when i try for three hours on the phone to contact linksys support with no luck. Netgear it is then.
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Product!! Couldn't be happier. I purchased the WRT1900AC router along with the AC1200 range extender recently. My previous Linksys router was about 2 years old but I was looking for more power. And, my previous extender did not have the power to reach my studio located about 250' from the house, so I purchased the new one. I got the extender setup and placed it in the window closest to the studio. I went to the studio but still didn't get the wifi working out there. Moved the extender to various house locations but still no luck. I somehow thought about taking the extender out to the studio... Voile! I get full wireless strength in the studio. These two products work so well together. I couldn't be happier having full access to the internet so far away from my router.
    Date published: 2015-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bridge/access point I was looking for an excellent Linksys AC bridge to pair with my Linksys AC router and this item fit the bill perfectly. I am using it as a bridge and it allows you to turn off the range extender SSID which is perfect for my application. The only thing is I wished it actually came with a setup disk. But it was fairly easy to set up and I havent had any problems. Just remember that you have to have an AC router to take full advantage of the AC capabilities.
    Date published: 2016-01-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conflict with Linksys EA6900 & Linksys RE6500 I have always been a true fan of Linksys. I have been using the Linksys EA6900 for a little over a year. I just recent purchased a larger home, went from a 1,000 sf home to a 3,000 sf home and I wasn’t getting the best connection on the first floor so I purchased the Linksys RE6500. It worked great, wifi was must better on the first level. However, since the AE6900 is a smart wifi I use the smart wifi app, when I have both the AE6900 & RE6500 both running I’m not able to use the app and I’m not able to use the online site I have to turn the RE6500 off, waiting for about 15 minutes and then I’m about to connect. I think I set it up correctly; the range extender has the same logon as the main wifi?
    Date published: 2015-11-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless Product I purchased this product over a year ago, my speed test from the cable company is excellent every time that they arrived, the cable representative recommended your product for better performance, well that was not the answer either. I was so fed up with not having fast internet, I cancelled the cable company and went with another, I thought that would take care of the issue, again with a new company and this product located less than a foot away still would not work, needless to say I would not recommend this product. It also could not find the 5G. Good Luck!
    Date published: 2017-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed results. I purchased this extender to help my EA9200 router that was supposed to have fixed all my reception problems. It didn't. I live in a 2000 sq ft home and can't get a strong signal from one end to the other which is only a few rooms away. I put the extender in the middle of the house and I think the signal may be worse that with just the router. It is very disappointing. I have to use a PLKW400 powerline set to get a good signal in my bedroom. No metal walls or blocks, just a normal wood house so I figured it should help. I was wrong.
    Date published: 2015-08-07
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