Summary: This product did not work for my computer. The first time it said that it wouldn't work on windows 8 so i called customer service and they said that it would, but every time i tried to connect it i would get an error so i returned it for another Linksys that was upgraded from this one and that one wouldn't work either. I took that one back and got a NetGear and that one didn't come with a CD or anything. It gave simply instructions and it connected with no problems.
Excerpt: I had no wireless signal in the back of my apartment. Impossible to get online. No option for TV viewing from MAC. Linksys RE1000 solved that in a flash! Easy set up from my computer and plugged it in. Simple for the total non techie!!
Summary: My wife's computer is a bit isolated from the Wi-Ri source. It showed "two bars" and performance was marginal. Comcast provided a new modem and Wi-Fi. Performance of my wife's computer really slumped. I ordered the linksys RE-1000 and installed it. My wife's computer now shows "five bars". I am really pleased.
Scam. They will charge you $150 to get the thing working. Don't buy this.
Amazon Customer "Becca", Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: I want to give this product, and the entire company, negative stars. I plugged the thing in, follow the instructions, and I'm told that there is an error and to call company support. I call company support, and the guy hooks up to my computer, looks around, tells me he has to do things to fix my computer to get the extender working and that it will cost THREE TIMES as much as what I paid for the extender to get this all done. ...
and that worked fine. I could also have set it up manually
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: Totally nothing to it. Only glitch was the automatic setup apparently does not support Windows 8. I had a Windows 7 computer available, and that worked fine. I could also have set it up manually. Once set up (associated with the wireless network you want to extend) you then move it where you want it. Ideally it should be located so that it is close enough to the router to get a good signal, and of course close enough to where you want the signal to reach.