Summary: It took me longer to open the box than set the range expander I did not install the CD ever... first I just pluged the power to the Oulet and press the "automatic detect" bottom on the side of the range buster for 5 seconds, two times because it seems way to easy the second time the blue light came steady and ready to roll.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Newest WRE54G Expander plugs into router for setup!
6 August 2008
Summary: I purchased the latest model WRE54G expander in July 2008. The BIG difference in the newer model is that you can plug it into your router for setup - eliminating most of the headaches mentioned in the older reviews. I think that most of these reviews were of a unit that could not plug into a router and had to be setup via the "automatic" setup. The automatic setup is still not so nice if you have security turned on but there are ways to resolve that problem too.
Summary: I had to call Linksys Tech Support for setup due to the fact that the instructions do not cover how to setup this device IF you have changed the defualt settings the existing router for security. I would purchase this again and it fits my needs VERY well.
Pros: Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: I have a Netgear wireless router that can't cover the whole of my 2-floor house. I was worried that the Linksys product would have compatibility issues, but there were none. A word of caution: Be sure to power up all your internet-connected peripherals (switch on that laptop) before you set up the Linksys Range Expander. I initially go an IP conflict error.
It Expands Your Wireless Range, Just Like It is Supposed to
M. Banti, Amazon
28 February 2007
Summary: I have a WRT54G wireless router in my home but unfortunately it was not covering all the rooms where my family members needed wireless access. I tried the Linksys high-gain antennas (don't waste your $$$ or money) and the Hawkings Technology antennas (worked ok but doesn't improve signal that much). With these options exausted I turned to the Linksys Range Expander (WRE54G) and it seems to have done the trick.
Summary: I had read several reviews prior to purchasing this product and I got a little scared about the setup. Here's how I did it. I disabled wep on the router Powered on the expander Pressed the auto config button Logged into the expander configured wep on the device Renabled wep. Works great and pretty simple config.
Excellent Product.... Just got Version 3 from Amazon
Marc T, Amazon
6 October 2006
Summary: This is definitely an excellent choice for current wireless internet users that want to extend/expand their wireless networks throughout their homes. The first thing I did after reading all the reviews on this product, was to check the version i bought on the bottom of the expander itself. After that I just got on linksys' website and got on their live chat assistance and had the person there help me set it up.