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    Will this extender work with a router other than Linksys   (11 Answers)

    By Jarhead54 October 18, 2015.

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      Yes, I'm currently using this with a Comcast gateway

      By baseballmom November 9, 2015.

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      How far away can i plug the untit in from my router?   (10 Answers)

      The nearest plug I have is about 25ft away from my Linksys router will it still boost my wifi also to set up I just plug in no wires I need to connect?

      By Anonymous March 20, 2016.

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        Hi, there. There's no specific distance and you no longer need any wires to install the unit. You just need to make sure that you place the extender midway between your router and the area without Wi-Fi and be sure that you have at least 50% of your router’s Wi-Fi signal on the place where you will set up the unit. You may check this link for more info: http://www.linksys.com/ph/support-article?articleNum=156250.

        By Linksys Staff March 20, 2016.

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      Can this range extender be used in series to relay signals from router to one range extender to a second range extender that is nearer to my devices? I still get a week or intermittant signal with using only one unit. My garage is 60 feet from the router?   (4 Answers)

      By Bob November 24, 2016.

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      So once I set this up and I click on Wifi on my phone to connect, I no longer choose the SSID name of the router and instead choose the SSID with the name RE6700_EXT ??   (5 Answers)

      By SheltieMom November 4, 2016.

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        Yes that is correct SheltieMom. This extender will have a new network name. The same as yours was before but w/ "_EXT" at the end. If you use the disk included and connect to the internet you can rename the network to whatever you want. You can also change which network you are connected to based off where you are in the house, using the one that has the strongest signal.

        By KoetterFire November 17, 2016.

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      Do you have to use this with a Linksys router or can u use it with any dual band router? i have my cable router and need to boost the signal it's an Arris modem   (4 Answers)

      By timalt325 August 10, 2017.

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        This should work with any brand router. There are instructions on how to set it up if your router has a WPS button and if your router does not have the WPS button.

        By zmb7317 August 16, 2017.

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        What is the channel spread between the received signal and the transmitted signal? Can a single high gain omnidirectional antenna (15db) instead of the two 2db antennae provided with the product?   (0 Answers)

        By Anonymous June 9, 2017.

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        How far is the reach, in feet? I am trying to extend my signal to outside 50-100 feet from home.I have a 2600 ft^2,router downstairs,an extender upstairs that works to extend only half of upstairs.Will placing Linksys outside door extend 50-100 ft?   (2 Answers)

        By christmaszorro May 24, 2017.

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        Docsis 3.0 with dual. Will I need to change my ssid as I walk through the house? Will it increase my signal strength at the expense of speed (I heard all extenders do that)? I need the speed to make my Ring Pro work.   (0 Answers)

        By Marymc May 22, 2017.

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        So can the Ethernet port be used as an input from a router so that this extender becomes a wireless access point? I have Ethernet run to a room well out of the wireless range of my router and just repeating won't be sufficient.   (2 Answers)

        By CMC January 2, 2017.

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          Yes

          By PCGremlin February 24, 2017.

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        Can you use the internet cable and the wifi ...at the same time...or does it cancel out?   (5 Answers)

        By Victor December 20, 2016.

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          It "extends" your signal...does not cancel it out.

          By Leah May 10, 2017.

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