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    How does it connect to router?   (11 Answers)

    Does this need to be "hard wired" to the router via Ethernet or does it connect wirelessly?

    By Anonymous July 3, 2015.

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      Yes, it does connect wirelessly.

      By spjan July 22, 2015.

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      Can I hard wire the extender to my router if I want to extend my signal?   (3 Answers)

      By Tatiana April 16, 2016.

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        Yes you can but usually you want the extender near the edge of your router wifi signal area. Most of the time, unless your home is wired for it, you will be farther than most wiring will reach.

        By HVACDad September 9, 2016.

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        Do you have to use this extender with a linksys modem or can use it with a different modem like asus N-900 or dlink?   (10 Answers)

        Do you have to use this extender with a linksys modem or can use it with a different modem like asus N-900 or dlink?

        By Anonymous November 27, 2015.

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          I use it with the modem supplied by Comcast. No Problems.

          By BobOld December 4, 2015.

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          can a wifi router be hook up to wifi modem   (11 Answers)

          I need to extend my wifi because the modem is not strong

          By jim January 20, 2015.

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            This doest exactly that with no setup issues. My modem immediately recognized it. I now have uninterrupted wifi throughout the home. It's GREAT!

            By HiAll55 April 28, 2015.

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            can i use this to connect a device that doesn't have wifi connectivity to the internet via an Ethernet cable?   (8 Answers)

            I have a PC that doesn't have a WiFi adapter on it, and instead of buying an adapter and putting it into the PC, i was just going to get this because it is around the same price, and I would end up with a better connection. If anyone can answer this I would appreciate it very much.

            By Anonymous July 7, 2015.

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              If your range extender has Ethernet ports on it, as most do, then yes, you can plug your PC's Ethernet port into the range extenders port, using a CAT5 or better Ethernet cable.

              By WavTek August 5, 2015.

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              What are the main differences between this one and the linksys range extender that plugs in to the wall (RE6700) aside from the fact that this one does not connect direclty to an AC outlet. Is one better than the other?   (3 Answers)

              By tbird19 January 19, 2017.

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                Powerline adapter simply sends Ethernet data over your powerline, so it is just an Ethernet/lan cable that ties into your home electrical wiring to get from one room to the other. The wifi extender received the signal and broadcast the signal through your house withing its capabilities. The powerline requires a cat5 connection, it does not transmit a wifi signal and it has to be close to your computer in order to connect via cable. The wifi extender offers the ability to connect from anywhere in your house.

                By Juan January 19, 2017.

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              Can this booster be used with a verizon wireless jetpack?   (2 Answers)

              We travel in an RV and sometimes the wifi in the campgrounds does not give a good signal and we lose connection. Would we be able to use this booster for that purpose?

              By Anonymous December 11, 2015.

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                Maybe, but probably not. I did not locate at the point of use where the signal was weak, but instead about 25 feet away, half way to the main router. So, good signal from main router to half way point, then good signal from extender to the final destination.

                By DannyD December 18, 2015.

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                EW RJ45 Ports on router AMD range extender   (9 Answers)

                I have a Lynksys E2500 Router (which has five RJ45 ports) and am buying a Linksys RE6500 Range Extender (which has four RJ45 ports). I have two questions about this setup: 1. How many total WIRED devices may I connect to this system (router + range extender)? 2. What is the total number of devices (wired + WiFi) I can I connect combining the router + the range extender?

                By wizchuck October 6, 2014.

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                  1. While there are 5 RJ-45 jacks on the back of your router, one of them is a WAN jack for connecting to your Cable/DSL modem, leaving 4 LAN jacks to connect wired devices. The range extender gives you an additional 4 LAN jacks to connect to your local network, giving you a grand total of 8 wired Local Area Network connections. Of course, adding additional hubs can increase this amount. 2. Typically, home routers are configured for a Class C network configuration, meaning that you can have up to 254 total devices in your IP address range, but remember that the extender will count as one of those devices.

                  By JediMastr13 October 11, 2014.

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                  Exactly what IP supports this device? This would have been very helpful information. Centurylink? Spectrum? ATT@tease?   (5 Answers)

                  By Anonymous June 8, 2017.

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                    WE USE WISPER AND IT IS COMPATIBLE

                    By maryl August 15, 2017.

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                  Is this antenna compatible with fire TV stick   (5 Answers)

                  By Pam March 13, 2017.

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                    Simple answer, yes.

                    By JaronDavis July 24, 2017.

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