Range Expansion is more like a self-fed repeater. MAC filtering is “dead. Thank you in advance for any help I’m looking for something to expand the signal so that I can view my slingbox? I’m staying in a complex that has a router For some reason, when everything seems to be going smoothly, I run into this problem where, when everything is finishing up, a box pops up saying ‘WRE54G cannot associate with this AP in repeater mode’ if that is the problem, how would i go about disabling it?

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Best of luck, Bobby. See details for additional description. Once the thing is running, it works great – I hooked up to my network from a neighbor’s house expajder a Very Good 54Mbps signal. It “extends” the range of your wireless router by being on the same frequency and channel.

The signal went from “Poor” to “Excellent. Any idea to solve this?

Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G – repeater WRE54G WRE54GCU

For Linksys WRT54G wireless router owners – if you cannot find a hardware version sticker on the bottom of your unit, you have v1. Unlike Linksys’ other “repeaters” that require a hardline to be dropped to it which is actually a little more reliablethis systems “sees” a signal, latches on like a leach, then re-distributes it at an amplified feed. Well doen Evan, I gave up last night and forgot I was going to try exactly what you suggested until I read it.

With a firmware upgrade to 2. That’s what I want to know! Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.


Updated the firmware to 3.

Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G – repeater WRE54G WRE54GCU | eBay

You have to follow the directions from the manual, not the installer software, for a wired install and know enough to get around the sad fact that the instructions to install wired are partially copied from the wireless install and have not been changed to reflect the “wired” setup but give instructions for a wireless network.

Thanks for the info. Also, when it was working, the power output was no greater than my local AirLink router. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 Promote cracked software, wfe54g other illegal content Offensive: Press the auto config button, waited till I got two steady blue lights. Can I set this lonksys on my laptop without having access to the main router? Make secure connection I have a Linksys system. The WRE54G is NOT user friendly, but following above steps should get you up and running under your encryption of choice, and prevent it going into trash!

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. It works as it is supposed to but Proffitt Forum moderator August 10, 2: Ok, 1 I changed both the router and the extender to channel 12 from channel 6.


Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to the extender. I have to wonder how many people have returned the WRE54G.

Windows 7 does support WEP encryption but being newer it tends to like WPA, but should work just fine with WEP, so rescan for wireless networks on the new laptop and enter key to connect, and arnge all goes well you should be connected 64 bit WEP on Win 7!

Unlike adding a traditional access point to your network to expand wireless coverage, the Wireless-G Range Expander does not need to be connected to the network by a data cable.

I was even going to take a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, flash it with a 3rd party firmware and use it as a universal repeater, but there isn’t any firmware yet for the version 8 lolwouldn’t ya know it! I am having problems setting up the WRE54G. Please try again now or at a later time. It had hardcoded my IP to If anyone can share anything that might help I would appreciate it, Expanedr not ready to give up just yet and I don’t have the receipt to take this thing back.