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. For the investment, it's more worth it for me to get a second router and plug it in at the other end of the house.
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.
Summary: Increased the strength and range of my wireless network, but performance is intermittent. It will periodically lose signal strength, necessitating a reboot. The signal sometimes will come back after several minutes.
Summary: I recently had to buy a new router and unfortunately the range on it was not as good as my prior router. So I purchased this RE to extend the range. Does it work? Yes, when it works. Is it easy to set up? NO. If you TURN OFF all your security, this works great, once you add security, the failing begins. This device uses low level security features, they may work, but if you want higher levels of security, don't use this.
Summary: The range expander works well once it's setup correctly. The packaged setup software did not work at all. There is no documentation. The website FAQs were not helpful. The chatroom support was unable to solve the problem. The on-line customer service cost $10 to determine the problem. Did the I mention I had to send the first expander back to the factory because it was faulty. I wasn't charged $10 that time as the experts couldn't find a fix.
Summary: I needed a range expander because I had a weak signal from my wireless router in remote areas of my house. I chose the Linksys WRE54G because I had a Linksys WRT54GS router. Now that the unit is operational, I have a minimum of a "Very Good" signal throughout the house - so I'm happy - albeit exhausted. First I'm a novice at setting up a wireless network - but not an idiot. In the end, it was a 1.5 hour call to Linksys (India) that got my issues resolved.
Summary: Before you purchase this item you should know the following information available from the technical support section of the Linksys web site (but not on the data sheet or user manual for the product): 1. The WRE54G is ONLY compatible with products having WDS (Wireless Distribution System) support.
Summary: Dear Valued Linksys Customer, Thank you for contacting Linksys Technical Support. I regret to tell you but the WRE54G is not designed to work with BEFW11S4 or WAP11. The WRE54G will work with the following Linksys devices: WRT54GS, WAP54G and WRT54G If you have further questions, please contact us at (800) 326-7114 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may further assist you. Please use this phone number given as reference for future support calls.
Not ready for prime time -- but works if you try hard enough
Matt LaMantia, Amazon
2 September 2004
Summary: I bought the linksys range exapnder after experiencing utter failure with the similar DLink item. Clearly both of these items were rushed to market before they were ready. I'm an engineer and I'd like to think if myself as pretty knowledgeable able network issues, but it took me four hours of trial and error to find the formula that would make this work. The setup wizard on the included CD doesn't work at all.
Summary: Desde que lo compre hace dos aÃ±os , con la ilusion de usarlo como repetidor ,SOLO SIRVE para los productos de su misma marca LINKSYS , mejor un Ap de Dlink que lo probe en mi Portatil con una conexion abierta de la calle y me entre en internet a traves de conexion inalambrica con gran calidad desde cualquier lugar de la casa con lo cual pensar si COMPRAR PARA tener que cambiar varios Elementos de tu instalacion de red.