Has potential in concept, but lacks the power to go the distance
17 February 2014
Summary: The range expander increases the bars on my computer's wireless meter, but does not hold it's expanded range. My internet remains spotty even when I'm seated in the same room as the range expander. Total bummer.
Summary: Not the fault of the seller but did not do the job. Ihavesince gone to wireless "N" This will not work with N It was buy it as is no returns Think I would be more carefull buying "AS IS" items.
The bad reviews are user error. This thing works great!
26 April 2012
Summary: After reading a lot of the negative reviews for this product, it seemed to me that it was more likely that the users of this product were more at fault than the product itself, so I decided to give it a chance, and I'm glad I did! It works perfectly and was a snap to set up.
Holy Plug and Play Magic, Batman! (but only after auto config)
M. S. Schafer, Amazon
3 April 2012
Summary: I received the Cisco-Linksys WRE54G Wireless range extender about 20 minutes ago. We have low connectivity in our bedroom (even though a booster is just 30 feet away on a downstairs computer) so I cannot stream shows or music on my Kindle Fire in my room.
Summary: Disclaimer: I work with Cisco networking products so I felt confident enough to troubleshoot any problems with this extender, which there are many. My directions below worked for me, but please use them at your own caution. I do not suggest this Wireless Expander for anyone not technically sound.
Summary: My town has provided free WiFi for all of its residents (I am NOT stealing my neighbors internet!), but the signal strength in my condo is pretty low. I purchased this range extender to improve signal strength in my place.
Summary: I struggled with the decision of which range extender to purchase. This one was not too expensive but had mixed reviews. I own several pieces of Linksys equipment so I figured I could get it to work. The set up wasn't difficult, but you need to do it near your wireless router.
Summary: The configuration is really easy using wizard. Auto-configuration works only if the WiFi does not have protection. Really easy to configure if you don't have wireless protection or if you use WEP. Not so easy if you use WPA or WPA2.
Summary: This range expander was really tough to set up because I was using a different brand router that had other IPs. Fortunately cisco.com has excellent help instructions. I bought this unit refurbished for $100 less than new! It was so hard to set up I would have cried paying full price.