Linksys - AC750 Boost Range Extender - White

Expand your Wi-Fi coverage with this Linksys AC750 Boost RE6300 wireless range extender, which features Crossband and Beamforming technologies for efficient dual-band operation. WPA, WPA2 and WEP encryptions and an SPI firewall provide security.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AC750 Boost Wireless Range Extender
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (865 out of 1057)

    Features


    Wireless-AC technology

    Utilizes 2 antennas and Beamforming technology to ensure reliable signal quality. Offers up to a 6500 sq. ft. coverage area.

    Dual wireless bands

    With Crossband technology offers data transfer rates up to 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz and 433 Mbps at 5.0GHz for fast, efficient operation.

    Gigabit Ethernet port

    For wired connectivity.

    QoS (Quality of Service) prioritization

    Helps keep your network running efficiently.

    Spot Finder technology

    Along with Push Button Connect expand coverage to include your patio, yard, garage or upstairs.

    WPA, WPA2 and WEP protection

    Along with an SPI firewall helps keep your network private.

    Plug-and-play installation

    For fast, easy setup.

    PC system requirements

    PC: Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1 or later), 7 or 8; CD or DVD drive; Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 8 or Google Chrome.

    Mac system requirements

    Mac: OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard v10.6.1 or later, Lion v10.7 or Mountain Lion v10.8; CD or DVD drive; Safari 5.


    Customer rating

    4.1
    82%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I'm digging the portability of this thing..

      Posted
      instalr
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Let me first say that I received the Linksys - AC750 Boost Wireless Range Extender free for my review. With that being said up front, I would have definitely bought this device for use in my home. I currently am subscribed to Time Warner Cables High Speed at 60 Mbps download and I use their standard cable modem with dual band wifi. I have a 5 br 2 story home with an attached garage and have the cable modem on the ground floor at the far side of the house. This is where the cable best came into the house closest to TWC house hookup box on the outside. I do have pretty good wifi range already however when I try and connect in the garage which is on the opposite end of house I do experience connection problems. Really any room at opposite end of home has awful wifi coverage. Kitchen, living room, and the dinning area. This is where the Linksys AC750 Boost Wireless Range Extender helped. When I got it I was only focused on extending my wifi to my garage. This was done with ease. I plugged in the unit upstairs in my living room on the far wall of house. Really the farthest away I could from the cable modem/router. I hit the wps button on the side like it said in directions then I tapped the wps button on the modem. I watched the color change on front of extender and tapped the wps again on extender and then again on modem. It sets up each band available separately. ie 2.4 and 5 Ghz. That was it, I was done. It seemed to have connected to my TWC without any issues. I went to garage and I configured the new wifi connection on my phone. The extender adds a new SSID with _ext after for each channel it extends. I had available on my phone both the 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz channels available and they where at full strength. I connected to the 5.0 ext and opened my speedtest.net app. I added a photo of the screen shot of me standing in my garage where before I had nearly zero wifi coverage. Connected to the extender I was able to download at well over the 60 Mbps mark. Wow is all I can say. Once the unit is programed to your wifi you can unplug and move where ever you need wifi extended. I do this when I mow my yard to listen to streaming music on my head phones. Works perfect. Before the stream would switch from wifi to cell coverage once I got out of range and it literally drove me crazy because each time it did this the music would stop. On the box it says that the coverage is for up to 6500 SQ FT. I would say it does every bit of this and more with the beam forming technology. Love, Love, Love my new wifi range extender. Thank you Linksys friends and family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not sure who's fault, but it doesn't work for me.

      Posted
      Blake
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this router extender to reach from one corner of the house to the other. My router (Linksys - Max-Stream AC1750) is in the living room where I need to connect it to the cable modem. My internet speeds are supposed to be 100mbps through Spectrum internet (however I am skeptical about what the actual speeds are... sketchy Spectrum...) I bought the AC1750 router because I originally thought that it alone should reach my office in the opposite corner of the house, didn't happen. That's when I decided to get the extender thinking it was a "sure fix/solution"... I plugged in the extender and got it all set up (very easy to set up) and then moved it to a point that was a little closer than halfway between the router and my office. I am not sure exactly how the signal works, but there was 1 or 2 walls and/or a floor between the router and extender. Then 1 thin wall between extender and computer, new Xbox One X, and new LG Smart TV... What I found: -If I have more than a couple devices active at one time, forget gaming, Netflix, and/or downloading or sending/receiving data on my computer. -Even if my Xbox One X is the only device running and set as the top prioritized device, I still experience terrible lag. I constantly test my multiplayer connection through the Xbox settings and one second it will say "Connection is fine" and I'll literally retest connection 5 minutes later for it to say "You have a problem with your connection" (or something to that extent). -Nothing like trying to watch Netflix on a 65in 4k ultra HD tv with HDR for the movie to go blurry every 5-10 minutes and sometimes having to reload (same circumstance as above with no other devices active). Things I suspect: -I typically only get to play when my kids are napping. Napping requires baby monitors. I suspect the signals from the monitors are disrupting the Wifi signals... -Spectrum is terrible and I really only get 5-10mbps regardless of my paying for 100mbps. -My house is secretly a mansion and I don't know it. Which is why I can't get signal from opposite corners of the mansion, I mean house. -Aliens are transmitting radio waves on a frequency to disrupt humans every day lives on earth. -This extender (and router for that matter) just don't perform like it says... Regardless of who's fault it is, I don't feel like calling customer service and tweeking MAC addresses, IP addresses, WIP keys, and all those other technical "tricks" blah blah blah... I'd rather just return the product and try a new one. This is easier than speaking to "Frank" with a foreign accent for an hour and a half and getting nowhere. I'm an accountant with a higher than average understanding of electronics (I'd like to think) and I am looking for something that's a little more "plug and play".... Hope this helps someone out there....

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        Linksys Staff

        Hello, Blake,

        We truly appreciate your sharing this detailed feedback and your investing in 2 of our Linksys products. If you still have them, then please have our Escalation Engineers look into the details more closely and review the experience you've had with our Support. Email the case number or your contact details, along with the link to this post, at LinksysCares@linksys.com. The team will take it from there and turn things around.

        Regards,

        Klaudette
        Linksys Support Linksys

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Range Extender

      Posted
      MikeG

      Overall I was very impressed with the ease with which I was able to set this range extender up as well as the performance. The set-up worked flawlessly, the RE6300 has not lost the router signal once and I’m now seeing the same performance at corners of my home that I also get right next to the router. I have never seen this performance with any other range extender. I received a free sample from Linksys in exchange for my honest feedback and I'm glad I did. This is the 3rd range extender that I have tried. With the prior two, the set-up was difficult and they would often lose the network and stop working. In addition, the data bandwidth was usually much lower than when positioned close to my router. The RE6300 set-up without any headaches, the coverage is great, I’m seeing the same performance on the edge of my home as near the router and it has been working flawlessly. I have a home that has many dead zones and it can take time to position the router and expander for full coverage. The RE6300 has spot finder in the web-based tool that was very helpful in positioning the router far enough away to maximize my coverage, but yet keep a good connection to the router. You can set-up the RE6300 by using WPS or by connecting to its built-in Wi-Fi network that shows up as the default settings. I tried both since I used it at my home and a friend wanted to try it out at his home as well. Both modes worked flawlessly and were amazingly easy. I have struggled many times trying to configure extenders and changing settings after they are connected has usually been a big hassle. When you set-up the RE6300 with WPS, it automatically creates a new network for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. It adds _Ext to each of your current networks so that if you had 2 Wi-Fi networks (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz), you will now have 4. This is actually helpful because you need to connect to the extender Wi-Fi to access the settings and find the best location for it. Once you have the Extender positioned for the maximum performance, you can then change the settings on the RE6300 so that it uses the same settings as the router. I like to do this so that I do not need to make any changes to the many things in my home connecting to my Wi-Fi. Or you can just keep 4 Wi-Fi networks and just connect to the best one. Warning: Don’t check the box to make the RE6300 have the same settings as the Router until you get the RE6300 set-up in the right location. When the RE6300 has the same settings, it is hard to make sure you are on the RE6300 network vs the Router when you need to change the RE6300 settings. It’s not impossible, just much harder. Setting-up the RE6300 using a browser really wowed me over. No software or needing to use an Ethernet cable to connect directly to the RE6300. The RE6300 puts out its own Wi-Fi network as the factory default and all you need to do is connect to that network to configure it. It was amazingly easy. But once again I will warn you. Don’t check the box to make the RE6300 have the same settings as the Router until you get the RE6300 set-up in the right location. When the RE6300 has the same settings, it is hard to make sure you are on the RE6300 network vs the Router when you need to change the RE6300 settings. It’s not impossible, just much harder.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      RE6300 is easy to setup/use! Only took 15 minutes!

      Posted
      AnyTony
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I received a free sample of Linksys AC750 Boost Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6300) in exchange for my honest feedback. Box was packaged well. Unpacked from box and plugged in close to my Linksys EA6900 Router Did Wi-Fi Protected Setup with my Linksys EA6900 Router. - Pushed button on RE6300 - Pushed button on screen of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi utility’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup tab (located under the Wireless menu). After about 30 seconds, this setup the 2.4Ghz extended network automatically. Did it again (same Wi-Fi Protected Setup)… and after about 30 seconds, this setup the 5Ghz extended network automatically. Placement of device is KEY to success. We have a big house with 3 levels so I had to unplug and move the device 4 times until I got a good connection on Spot Finder (in the green). My final location was plugged into “an out of the way” outlet in the middle of the stairs behind a plant. I chose this because it was almost in the exact middle of the house and it would not easily be kicked or knocked out of the wall when walking by it. The signal can also make it downstairs to the bottom level and garage/driveway. I followed the instructions to get to the RE6300 setup. Once there, I named the SSID the same as the main Linksys router (select the option “Make same as router settings” – you need to do this for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks) and while it is harder to change the configuration once you do this, I found it the best choice for ease of use by my family and friends. I would recommend this setup option to anyone else setting up an RE6300. I plan on just setting this device up once and forgetting about it so this should only be a one-time consideration. In the RE6300 setup, I also renamed the Admin password on the RE6300 to a safer password (not the default “admin”) that matched my EA6900 router (easier for me to use the same for both). I tried the extended 2.4G and 5G networks on the main level and found substantial improvement and now I can get wireless in the garage and further into the yard. My family (not fully aware of this new device) is now calling me a hero because they always complained about a bad signal on the main level of the house and now have a great signal. The RE6300 also helps save us money on our cellular bill because our iPhones no longer have to borrow data from our plan due to weak signals. The RE6300 is a great product that is easy to setup and use. It only took me 15 minutes to setup and put in the final spot. It also arrived when we needed a better solution. We love it and would definitely recommend to our family and friends.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Big Improvement

      Posted
      FrankZ7
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I received a free AC 750 Boost Wi-Fi Range Extender from Linksys in exchange for my honest feedback. I have no affiliation with Linksys or any reason to pull my punches. To begin, let me state that I live in a large 19th century Victorian house with thick walls and a signal blocking central brick chimney. In consequence, there are parts of the house that are immune to strong Wi-Fi signals. Thus any performance issues are likely attributed to structural realities that are probably insurmountable. Previously I had used an earlier Linksys Range Extender (RE1000) with mixed success. That said, I set up the range extender this morning. The setup was straightforward and easy. Unlike the RE1000, the AC 750 permitted me to extend both my 2.4 and 5GHZ networks. (I’m using a Linksys E3000 router that is probably at the end of its life cycle). This was a nice touch and a distinct improvement. But what really set the two models apart was the performance boost. Without the range extender the speed of my 2.4 network was 104 Mbps, with it a stunning 263 Mbps. That alone makes the AC750 a very good buy. I am not 100% sure that I couldn’t have gotten the same results with the RE1000, although I doubt it and I never did. But the AC 750 has a built in capability to discover optimal placement. I tried three locations a floor away from my router. The first was OK, the second not at all, and the third just right. With the RE1000 it was hit or miss and no indication that placement was or was not optimal. There are two ways to determine optimal placement. A blinking light LED indicates whether a secure connection has been established. This is a gross indicator. But an on-line “spot finder” is more powerful. If I have a complaint, it’s that the Quick Start Guide was less than direct about using the spot finder. The box the AC 750 came in highlighted it, so I knew it existed. It just took a little digging to find it. A more explicit statement about accessing the spot finder, especially during the initial setup, would be helpful. All in all, I like the AC 750 a lot. I didn’t know I needed it until I got it. It’s a big improvement over my earlier extender. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has a need for this kind of product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Product, can still improve

      Posted
      DrPakarr

      **I received a free sample from Linksys in exchange for my honest feedback** **It does mean that I will review this product as if I have purchased it** Pros - Easy to setup - Simple to read instruction - Lightweight - Adjustable antennas - 2-prong plug, same size, suitable for upside down wall plug - Includes 1 Ethernet port on bottom - When used correctly, speed boost is significant - Extends both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Cons - Wide body, not suitable for side-way-facing wall outlet. - Gets quite warm Comments I was able to boost my speed by 10mb/s in one location. The weight and size suggest a need to slim the casing down. It feels somewhat hollow. The questions you should ask are: "Do I need a Wireless Extender?" - If your wireless network has dead zones, yes. "What is a Wireless Extender?" - Takes in existing signal, and extends network. "Do I need one that is up to 6,500 sq ft?" - Take account of obstructions!!! More obstructions = lesser extension distance/area >Speed decrease is inevitable at far distances<

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        Linksys Staff

        Hi DrPakarr,

        We appreciate your review about the Linksys RE6300. We are also grateful about the points you have seen on the device and for the suggestion. Rest assured that we took note of those. In case you will need our assistance, never hesitate to send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com.

        We're always here to help.

        Regards,

        Linksys Support
        www.linksys.com Linksys

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Easy Setup

      Posted
      wargamerjohn

      I received the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender a few days ago, for free, via the Linksys Friends & Family Program. Our house is a two-story, 4-bedroom home so there are some areas with weak Wi-Fi reception - the master bedroom and the front room, so this would be a good test of the extender. Upon opening the box, one notices there is only the device, a foldout card with the setup instructions, the typical regulatory information booklet, and a sheet with the tech support number. While waiting on my daughter to get ready for school, I attempted to setup the device. Scanning over the Quick Start Guide, I used the Wi-Fi Protected Set (WPS) instructions. It couldn't have been any easier. In less than 10 minutes (closer to 5 to 7 minutes) I was logged onto the extended network. The device supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and I had set up both of them. Resetting the device, I then tried using the device's webpage to setup the range extender. This was also very easy as the webpage guides you through the process. There is also an aid to help you locate the device in your location for optimal performance. Once the device was set up again I ran some speed tests on the 4 different Wi-Fi connections I now had, the original 2.4 and 5 GHz and the extended 2.4 and 5 GHz in both my master bedroom and the front room. At both locations, the extended 2.4 GHz band was comparable to the speed of the original 2.4 GHz band but the extended 5 GHz band was at least double the speed of the original 5 GHz band at that location. The 5 GHz band was faster than both of the 2.4 GHz bands at each location. Of course your results will vary from mine but I am impressed with the improvement. I've had the extender for almost a week. During this time, I've noticed that the 5 GHz band has been consistently faster than the source 5 GHz. The 2.4 GHz extended band is sometimes faster and sometimes slower. Overall, I'm very happy with the product. It does what it set out to do and is very easy to setup right out of the box.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Addition to My Home!

      Posted
      LinksysReviewer
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've been using an older router as a wireless bridge for a couple of years now. When Linksys offered to let me try the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender as part of the Linksys Friends and Family program, I jumped on it. Note: This was a free sample from the Linksys Friends and Family program, which Linksys sent me for my honest feedback. Setting up the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender is a breeze. You have two choices. Either use WPS or Browser based setup. Both are easy. It really depends how lazy you are. With WPS, I would have to climb stairs to push the WPS button on my router. With Browser based, I wouldn't even have to leave my desk. I went with the latter. The quick start guide walks you right though it. Now for performance. I have an older laptop with a wireless N card that likes to fail at the worst times. However, it worked well with the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender. I didn't see any drop in speeds or connectivity. The best thing about this Wi-Fi Range Extender is the inclusion of the ethernet jack. Since my wireless card in my laptop likes to fail, I decide to use the ethernet jack. Performance has been flawless. I have never lost a connection. It is always there and ready to go when I start my laptop. Since the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender connects in both AC and N modes, was able to connect to my router in AC mode. Throughput through the ethernet jack has actually improved my speeds. There are not many things to tweak in the menu of Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender. It performs great the way it is. I find the easiest way to connect to it after setup is through windows explorer. Double click on it when you find it and it will open a web page to the menu...piece of cake! All in all, the Linksys RE6300 AC750 BOOST Wi-Fi Range Extender is a great addition to my home!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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