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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy Setup Great Admin Features

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Set up, Signal quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Safety

    The Linksys WiFi Range extender is a good product that was easy to setup and has a good set of administration tools. The setup went very quick after taking out of the box and powering it up. You have an option of going through WPS or browser. I went through the browser as I have a lot of custom settings for my home network. The browser setup was very easy to follow step by step, including when having to unplug / physically relocate WiFi extender for a better location. The 4 antenna's are made very well and durable attached to the black casing. This is a big plus as other products that skimp on this causing the antennas to easily break off. Pros: Easy Setup Athena's Are Made Well / Durable Able to Disable Band Steering (If Needed) Able to Disable Each Band Separately (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) Able to Perform Soft Reboot Spot Finder For Physical Placement Access Control by MAC Address Able to Export Extender configuration settings in-case needing to restore Able to provide monitor/status logs Able to export and save Logs Able to export and save WiFi / Ethernet Physical Connections for Logs/Troubleshooting Able to see connected clients details Able to see signal strength of wireless clients Able to perform router Ping trace to clients for network troubleshooting Great Admin information for Upstream Network Cons: Unable to power boost the signal Unable to Hide SSID Unable to see transfer connection rate of wireless clients Does not provide Packet Collision, multi packet rebroadcast information Wireless---- Wizard: On the first time setup the Wizard auto loads via browser however afterwards if you wish to go back through the setup you can re-select the wizard within the settings option. Basic Settings: This provides the layout to modify the Upstream / Extended Wireless Settings / 2.4 GHz Band / 5 GHz band / Device Network Name and Time zone. You can also perform a soft reboot if needed. You will end up in this setting a lot when wanting to modify each item separately. WPS: This allows setup through WPS for a WiFi protected setup. I did not use this feature as I had a lot of custom settings however it is a nice feature. You can also disable this feature after setup that way to have your network more secure. Spot Finder: I really enjoyed this feature as it helps when trying to find the perfect spot within the home to place the Extender. The graph is very easy to understand and refreshes real time. Access Control: For extra security you can lock down access to devices MAC address. This is a really nice feature that you do not find on a lot of extenders and can be used to help create 2 "zones" for wireless devices. Administration---- Management: This allows you to change the password for the device as well as create a backup of the configuration. I strongly recommend to change the password as soon as possible and once configured to create a backup file. You never know when you will have to restore the device and will save a lot of time. Log: The log provides details of devices connected and the system device activities like Firmware checks. The log is not real time however does have a "refresh" option you can use to check for the latest activities. The logs are helpful for checking which Wireless/Ethernet devices have used the extender or if the latest firmware has been updated. You can also export the log file for record keeping which is a great feature. Diagnostics: This provides a ping test to an IP address or URL going through the Extender itself. This is a great troubleshooting tool you do not see on a lot of WiFi extenders and glad to see it on here. You can ping your internal devices to check for packet loss as well as ping outside your network to check internet connection. Factory Defaults: Pretty self explanatory, I have not had to perform this action as my extender has been working without issues. Firmware Upgrade: You have the ability to manually update the Firmware or allow it to auto update. With the amount of firmware issues Linksys has been experiencing I am actually having to recommend "NOT" to enable Auto Update Firmware. I normally do not recommend this however with all the issues on their Linksys WRT32X AC3200 it leaves me little choice. However be sure to always check every now and for an updated firmware and review BEFORE updating as I do not see a rollback option. Status---- Device Info: This provides a great layout of device up time, Firmware version and network IP settings. It is nice to have all the information in one spot to easily access when needed. Ethernet Statistics: This provides physical Ethernet connection and packet information. This is a great feature to help determine when a cabling issue arise. You are able to export and save the wired clients table for logs/troubleshooting. In addition you are able to disable the Ethernet Port Lights for rooms that need darkness. Upstream Network Statistics: This provides a read out of your Upstream from your router to your extender device. This has detailed information of Signal strength , Signal quality, Link Rate, Channel Width and band. The information on here is extremely helpful and so glad to see Linksys makes it easy to provide this information Extended Wireless Statistics: This provides information for the Extended network device performance. It is a lot less information than the Upstream Wireless Stats and would have liked to see a deeper layer here of providing packet collision / packet rebroadcasting. Wireless Client Table: This provides a layout of all wireless clients currently connected. You are able to see the signal strength and modify the clients name if needed. You are also able to export the table to save for logs / troubleshooting. It is not real time however you can hit the refresh to update the table manually. Overall this is a great WiFi extender that I would recommend for anyone who is finding low signal / dead spots within their network. I have not experienced any issues so far and enjoy the Administration features this device is able to perform.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great (if you're in the Linksys ecosystem)

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Home use, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Bandwidth, Delay

    Setup The setup process for this range extender is very easy if you have another Linksys Max-Stream router.  Pairing it with my Linksys EA9500 router involved simply pressing the WPS button on the side of the router, then the WPS button on the side of this range extended.  Once the LED turned green, it was ready to move. You'll want to place the range extended about half-ways between your router and the WiFi dead-zone section in your house.  In my case, my bedroom on the second floor is furthest away from the router on the first floor. While the WiFi works in this room, I find my iPhone switching from the 5 GHz band to the 2.4 GHz band which can sometimes cause a delay while it changes.  I would prefer to have the more stable 5 GHz band all over my house. I placed the extender in the middle of the second floor and pulled up the web interface for the RE9000.  Using the "Spot Finder" page on the web interface, it confirmed I was in the "just right" zone. Features One of the most appealing features of this range extender is the "Seamless Roaming."  You know how your phone automatically switches from cell tower to cell tower while you're driving?  We really haven't been able to have seamless switching with WiFi.  Even if you have two WiFi networks in your home, your phone will typically hold on to the first one it encounters even if it moves closer to a stronger WiFi network. Seamless Roaming looks to solve that so you can have uninterrupted FaceTime calls, for example,  as you move around your home.  The RE9000 supports Seamless Roaming with some caveats: - The router must support it.  This includes Linksys' other Max-Stream routers. - Your phone must also support it.  This includes the iPhone 4s and later, the iPad 3rd generation and later, and the Samsung S4 and later.  Your device manufacturer would be your best resource to determine if your phone supports 802.11k ("WiFi Roaming"). Performance When paired with a Max-Stream router, the two devices are able to dedicate a 5 GHz band between them, creating a solid connection suitable for high bandwidth applications such as 4K HD video streaming. I tested this out by making sure my iPhone X was connected to the range extender (you can see what devices are connected in the web interface) and performing a speed test.  My home connection maxes out at 30mbps (which is still suitable for 4K streaming) and I saw the same speed connecting to the RE9000 as I did connecting to my main EA9500 router.  I tested out a 4K Amazon Video stream and it worked flawlessly while connected to the RE9000 range extender. Overall, the RE9000 range extender really shines when paired with a Linksys Max-Stream router. It gives you Seamless Roaming which allows your device to quickly switch from your router to the range extended and vice versa. While the Linksys Max-Stream system is a somewhat pricey ecosystem to invest it, it does deliver high speed performance for larger homes with a fairly easy setup process.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simple and effective

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Home use, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Bandwidth, Dead spots

    The Linksys RE9000 Extender is a rather simple device that performs very well. I don't really have any true dead zones inside my house, but there are a few places on the second floor where the 5GHz band from the router is weak enough to cause a device to switch to 2.4 GHz (or at least try). The initial set up of the unit was fairly simple; I placed the extender where I thought it should go, plugged it in, and then connected to it with a tablet. There's a 'Spot Finder' functionality (in the setup interface) that allows you to see whether you've placed the device too close or too far from the router. In my case, I was a very close to being too close, so I moved the extender and went through the process again. However, once the initial setup was complete, I ran into a problem; I couldn't connect to the admin interface for the extender. I was using the links presented on the final page(s) of the setup interface, and I kept being told I wasn't connected to the extender. I actually reset the unit and went through the whole process again, only to have the same thing happen. I then went back through the 'Quick Start Guide' and discovered that the link to access the admin interface was completely different from what was presented on the final pages of the setup interface. Not a show stopper, but still frustrating. The admin settings are what you would expect to find; access control, logs, status, etc. Once up an running, the coverage on the upper floor of my house is superb. I tested a 4K video stream with another device streaming music and there were no hiccups whatsoever. All in all, this product does what it's supposed, and does it well. It's fairly simple to set up (except for the faulty links I mentioned), and once it's up and running, you just forget it's there. I would recommend this to anyone looking to improve their WiFi signal in their house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Extended Pleasure

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Set up, Signal quality

    ---SETUP--- The setup of the RE9000 Linksys extender was extremely easy. What is recommended is for you to connect it at a plug near your existing WiFi router so that you aren’t walking back and forth when setting it up. My existing router is a Linksys AC4000 with Max Stream. It works with any router, but the process is much smoother with a Linksys Max Stream router. After plugging in the RE9000 extender, you wait one minute for the blinking light to turn solid orange. Then, you press the WPS button on your router and the WPS button on the extender and they connect in about 1 minute. After that, you can unplug the extender and plug it in an area that has weak WiFi signal at your home. The light on the extender will tell you if it’s a good spot or not. Solid green means strong signal. Solid orange means a weak signal. A blinking orange light means that the extender is too far away from the existing router. Guide yourself based on that lighting and you are good. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this extender is that, if you have a Linksys Router with Maxstream, you don’t need to change to another WiFi hotspot in your own home. Your wireless devices just recognize the extension and you have continuous internet wherever you go in your house. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this extender is flawless. I have a two story home and my router is upstairs because that’s where my gaming consoles and PC are at. My family rarely spends time downstairs, except when we go to the kitchen. That’s where it’s a wild west scenario to pick up good WiFi. We usually just take our phones off WiFi to use our cell phone data while watching shows. With the extender, I now have a solid full WiFi signal and can stream without any interruptions. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. Before the extender, I couldn’t connect a Google Chromecast at the kitchen TV because it was too far from the router for a stable signal. Now, we are enjoying a strong signal and a good choice of entertainment from the Google Chromecast. This weekend, my extended family came over all with multiple WiFi devices. Approximately 25 devices were connected and it didn’t slow down my network in the area where the signal was weak before. ---VALUE--- The price for the extender is worth is if you are having weak signals in your home. Additionally, it doesn’t slow down other WiFi devices that are connected to your original router because it dedicates a 5 GHz Wi-Fi band to your router. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who have large homes where their WiFi router is out of range at frequented areas of the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No more dead points

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    I had been experiencing intermittent connection in my backyard evrytime Being there knowing that my router promised a high range extension. I just set up Linksys RE9000 and walked up to my backyard and also around my house up to main street in front of my garage and still connected at full coverage bars undictaor icon which is awesme! Make sure to follow the setup prompts and place the extender in the right spot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This REALLY WORKS!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Set up, Signal quality

    Like many, I've struggled for years with modems provided by Service Providers or purchased myself that simply did not give full house Wi-Fi coverage let alone reception to my separate Garage/Workshop. So, even though it bristled with multiple antennae like many other "powerful" units that I've tried before, I was ready for more disappointment when I installed the Linksys - RE9000 AC3000 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender . The difference in Wi-Fi coverage was enormous. Whereas before the Linksys RE9000 was installed my only reliable Wi-Fi signal was downstairs rooms except the farthest bedroom, After installing and setting it up, full four bar coverage extended to EVERY inch of my 1.1 acre lot from corner to corner. For the first time I can stream Wi-Fi without buffering in my separate garage in the work room which is in the part of the garage that is farthest from the house. The range I'm experiencing only comes if you run a LAN cable from your router to the area that you want better coverage. Otherwise, you can only located the RE9000 Extender as far away from the main router as its Wi-Fi signal will reach. For me this meant mounting it in the garage attic. The added advantage of the attic location is that the extra 2nd story height pushes the signal farther out to the edges of the property. I feel like my W-Fi has a whole new life. Pros: - Excellent Signal Strength/Range - Device recieving the Wi-Fi signal will be switched automatically and seamlessly between the main or the Linksys router (whichever has the stronger signal in that location), as you move around. - It will beam multiple signals at different frequencies if one frequency has too high a load. - The set up for wireless comunication between the main router and the Linksys RE-9000 is particularly easy. One button-push if you have a modern main Router. - Appears on Wi-Fi list with the same password and same name as your primary router (with "_EXT" after the name. Cons: - The more effective Wired LAN installation and setup is more complicated,but in my personal experience that was offset by the excellent, patient, phone in Technical Support.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Extends Wi-Fi range as it should.

    Posted .

    This ranger extender does the job but at a slightly beefy price. I would expect the range to significantly increase with this applied; however, it's not as strong as I'd expect. Make sure that it's in an open space to maximize the range, and find a good midway point between where you want a stronger connection at and where your router/modem is located.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Don't have Mesh, but want to a fast extender?

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Set up, Signal quality

    I don't normally get excited about an Extender. Given that I have a mesh network, it does everything I need it to, without the hassle of an additional setup of a separate device. However, this is an easy recommendation for those already using Linksys setups with AC network standards, and don't want to buy an expensive mesh network setup. I was pleasantly surprised with the easy setup process. If you have an existing router that supports WPS connections, the setup process is fairly straightforward and quick. If you don't, you'll need to power up the device, connect to the network it broadcasts, and point your browser (with a connected device) to a URL for setup. The quick guide walks you through all the steps for this, and I found that it easily connected to my eero network without any issues. I set this up in my office, where I really did need some additional ethernet ports for two PC's that don't have WiFi network adapters installed. I'm amazed with just how quick they connected, and speed tests showed them able to download at approx 220 (on a 300 connection) easily! I even connected a Media Center PVR that normally requires a wired connection to work properly, and it didn't lag at all throughout the house. Easily streaming any recorded content I had on other Media Center Extenders (Xbox 360's). Compared to their previous extenders (the small white plug in type), this one was far superior in range, speed, and the setup was EASY! I tested it again using a Linksys WRT32X (took down my eero network) and had blazing fast speed throughout my two story home! Placement is really the best thing to really get right with this one, and if you set it up properly, you'll likely get the same speeds I was seeing over wireless (approx 280 down at the furthest point upstairs). Of course, your results may vary depending on your neighborhood wifi saturation, but I had no problems getting Wifi in my backyard, driveway, and the garage with just the WRT32X and this. The unit is around the same size as a PS4 Controller in width, and can be wall mounted! I attached a couple of pictures for reference. Really really impressed! If you're wanting to extend your router's range, this is a no brainer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simply Solution to Wi-Fi Range Problems

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Signal quality, Signal range
    Cons mentioned:
    Bandwidth

    As a parent of teenagers there never appears to be enough Wi-Fi signal or bandwidth in our home, even with a fiber connection. The Linksys RE9000 provides an effective solution allowing you to simply extend the range of your existing Wi-Fi router. Linksys has been known for years for providing quality networking equipment and I personally do not use any other manufacturer for networking. Setup of the RE9000 is incredibly easy and you'll be eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones in no time. One feature that I personally really value is the four high-speed Ethernet ports on the device. This can be incredibly useful as some routers and range extenders provide only one or two Ethernet ports. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Strong Performance, Especially AP Mode !!!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Signal quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Bandwidth

    I tested this out using a Netgear Orbi Router and Satellite mesh configured system, so my scenario might differ from yours. But the performance of the RE9000 was great. I tested out the wireless performance as a stand alone extender as well as using it in AP mode. I must say, AP mode for the win! But both configurations tested out great. The setup is super quick and easy, as most Linksys products are these days. In under 5 mins after unboxing I had the RE9000 on my network. The spot finder is a great way to make sure you place the extender in the best possible area, as to not be too close to the source and muddy up the bandwidth signals, or too far away and not have it be able to do it's job efficiently. I have a 4000 sq ft home, and I used the RE9000 upstairs while my Orbi router was downstairs, so the range is amazing. Wireless performance was rock solid. Device connections were all strong and speed was very good. I have 1Gbps Comcast service and have well over 25 devices connected at any one time. The RE9000 handled all the traffic great. I ran in both dual band steering mode (2.4/5gHz) and as a stand alone 5gHz AC only mode. The real winner here for me is the AP mode, which is what I will mainly use this unit for. I want to use this as a stand alone 1 Gbps LAN via Ethernet for a subset of devices, and using in AP mode with the Netgear Orbi was awesome. Even wireless was stronger than my Orbi satellite. I was pulling in 400-500 Mpbs download with ease on my Galaxy Note 8. If you need a powerhouse extender for either wireless or LAN AP extension, this RE9000 will do the trick with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super Easy Setup - very fast!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Dead spots, Internet

    Do you see dead people - I mean dead spots in your home? Dead WiFi spots - to be more specific. A dead spot is any spot your signal drops resulting in slower network/internet access. I had a dead spot on my second floor - the bedroom farthest from the router. Not anymore. This router was super easy to setup - and I didn't even use the WPS button. I followed the directions and everything worked just as it should! This device packs quite a punch. It can be used as a WiFi extender for those areas where you need to boost your signal, or as an access point where you want a second network. There are five main features that give the Linksys Max-Stream Tri-Band Range Extender the ability to reach in the farthest corners of the home: -Tri-Band MU-MIMO Technology with dedicated backhaul (three radios with the latest 802.11ac Next Gen AC Wave 2 technology) and High-Performance Antenna design for high performance Wi-Fi coverage -Seamless Roaming for automatically connecting to the best access point (router or range extender) -Dual Mode Capabilities – in addition to range extension, access point mode is also supported -Spot Finder™ technology for optimal placement and performance in the home -Automatic firmware updates ensure device and security is always up to date The Spot Finder feature was pretty cool and accurate. I tested a couple different locations and the feature agreed with me on the best location to place it! Overall - if you are looking for an Extender or Access point that works with your current WiFi - this is an easy device to implement that will provide solid results!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Spot Finder is a Godsend Feature

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Signal quality, Signal range

    I picked this up to help extend the WiFi signal in our house to our master bedroom and back patio where the signal is weakest. I had some issues using the WPS setup mode with our Linksys EA9500 router, but after a botched setup attempt, I was able to get it working. There's 3 things I really like about this extender. First, the Spot Finder feature is a godsend in knowing where to put the extender for best range amplification. Once it's setup, you'll be shown an option to see if it's too close, too far or just right. The second thing I like about this is the private 5GHz back channel. It's nice because it doesn't eat half the WiFi bandwidth communicating to the extended devices. My third favorite thing with the extender is that it uses the same beam forming technology that the EA9500 router uses, so that way, it helps direct the beams towards the devices that need it, instead of simply blasting out a WiFi signal. If you have a Linksys router, such as the EA9500, this thing is a great addition to extend your 5GHz WiFi network - the overall look and feel mirrors the same look and feel of Linksys's higher-end routers as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Safely extend your WIFI throughout your home and

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Set up, Signal quality

    Safely extend your WIFI throughout your home and the yard. Linksys E9000 range extender does just that, no WiFi dead spots! I located my main Linksys router near my cable modem. My new range extender 100-feet away at the other end of my home. Now, I get 100% coverage throughout the house, be it 2nd floor bedrooms, basement or garage. Since its near the backyard, it even beams the signal there. Automatically switching so my portable device (phone or tablet) is connected. Sine both router and extender are AC (still a,b, n compatible), I have the fastest possible signal when I need it. My home has over 25 WiFi smart home devices, so a reliable signal is mandatory. I tested this on the AirTV streaming device in the far end of the house, using the RE9000 gigabyte port and RJ-45 cable, and perfect streaming playback. Great addition if you have echoe or google smart home speakers. Easy set up with WPS button or using the browser setup, the unit can become an extender or if used with a cable directly to your router, as an access point. (If you have the option, use the access point for even faster throughput). My old plug-in wall extender is now destined for the electronic recycling bin.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Standard, Easy Setup

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Home use, Set up

    Range extenders are either super easy to configure or a complete pain. This range extender was both easy to set up AND easy to notice a difference in connectivity. Unboxing was easier than expected and the set up entailed the use of one button. My router is located in the basement of my two story. My bedroom is on the top story. Before getting this range extender I was lucky to get wifi connectivity past the main level. Now, i can easily get a connection on the second floor. Overall, easy set up and easy to measure the noticeable improvement.!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy Solution for Extending WiFi Network!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Home use, Set up

    The Linksys Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000) is a compact unit with four adjustable dual band antennas which is designed to wirelessly connect to a router and substantially extend the range of the home wireless network. This is a nice implementation of an AC WiFi range extender, easy to set up and pretty stable in operation. However, to really get the most benefit from it you need to understand how range extenders work. From the issues noted in some other reviews I suspect that some did not properly set up the unit and consequently suffered connection interruptions. Because WiFi is carried by radio waves the strength of the signal decreases with the square of the distance from the access point. All routers compensate for the weaker signal by reducing the throughput speed. Your 50 Mbps internet connection speed at the router may drop to 5 Mbps or less at the other end of your home. One solution is to add a range extender to boost the signal and to enable a faster connection speed at your devices. The “Tri-Band” referred to is a dedicated 5 GHz connection back to the router and two additional bands (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) for device connections. The “AC3000” in the name indicates the total bandwidth of the three connection bands (400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz, 867 Mbps at 5 GHz and 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz.) The last of those three bands is the dedicated connection back to the router while the other two are the bands which devices can connect to. That dedicated back connection is the key to the effectiveness of the Linksys Max-Stream AC3000 Range Extender. To most effectively use this range extender it is necessary to set your base router’s 5 GHz radio to channel 36, 40, 44 or 48. Often the 5 GHz radio on an AC router is set by default to channel 149, 153, 157, 161 or 165 so you need to go into the advanced settings on the router to change it. Also, it is a good idea to assign a static IP address to the Linksys AC3000 Rand Extender. This will enable easy access in the future. Once you make those setting changes it is very easy to connect this range extender. Just use the WPS button on your router and the WPS button on the range extender. A blinking green light on the range extender will turn solid green to indicate that a connection has been established. At that point the range extender can be unplugged and located where it will give the best improvement to your network. Linksys provides a nice software aid called Spot Finder to help you find the best place to locate the range extender to give the maximum benefit. Just plug it in in that area and wait for the blinking green light to become solid green and you are done. It the signal is too weak the light will become amber, indicating that you need to move it closer to the router. The four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the range extender give you the option of a wired connection to your devices. Many A/V devices have only an Ethernet connection and older desktop computers usually do not support wireless connectivity. This feature alone may make this range extender worthwhile for you. Here are the key features and specifications: • AC3000 Tri-Band with MU-MIMO • Supports 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac • WiFi coverage range up to 10,000 square feet • Up to 3 times faster speeds than dual band range extenders • Beamforming technology for reliable connections • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports • Setup wizard to facilitate optimal placement of the extender • Upstream network statistics provided • Band steering option to balance data traffic by assigning devices to most appropriate band • MAC address control to allow or deny devices • WPS automatic connection • 802.11r (fast transition) support • Automatic firmware updates • It is compact, 6.7” wide, 5.4” deep and 1.8” tall (excluding antennas), weighs 12.7 ounces • 12 month warranty Is this device worthwhile for you? Well, start by considering your basic network setup and the nature of your connected devices. First, your internet speed should be at least 40 Mbps to gain real benefits. You are going to lose some of that connection speed in the wireless network so you need to start with a pretty high level to maintain a reasonable speed at the more distant devices. Next, your router should support at least AC1600, preferably AC1900. The higher number indicates a greater throughput speed on the 5 GHz band which is used to connect to the range extender. If you want to take advantage of seamless network access you are best served by having a compatible router and extender. Finally, think about what your devices are and where they are located. A good use for the range extender might be to support two or more big screen TV sets at opposite ends of your home with fast, reliable streaming capability. However, if your high-demand devices are located reasonably close to your router and the devices at the extreme distances are low-demand devices like cell phones or tablets, you may not really need a range extender of this quality. Bottom line - the Linksys Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 WiFi RE9000 Range Extender is a very sophisticated and capable device which will solve the problem of improving the WiFi network strength and speed in large homes. It is very easy to setup (after making a few simple changes to the primary router) and should deliver exactly what it promises. It is attractively priced compared to other tri-band range extenders and it comes from a company with a fine reputation for quality and technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Boost the signal throughout your entire home

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Signal quality

    I recently upgraded my router to a Linksys Max-Stream AC2200. Since upgrading to that I get 860Mbps+ signal (single band) in my home office and den but the signal strength definitely deteriorates as you head into the other side of my house, back yard or garage. If you have an existing Linksys Max-Stream Router this is just about the easiest piece of home networking equipment to install. Just use WPS encryption buttons on both the router and range extender to set it up, the light on top of the Range Extender will let you know if its getting a good signal, and then your existing home network is extended. This does not add an addition SSID or make you configure passwords or any of that nonsense. I must stress that the one continuous network feature only works if you have an existing Max-Stream router. This definitely extended the range of my existing homenetwork considerably. My son will be able to watch netflix in his tree house after hooking this up (not that I want him to, but you get the idea). I recently got a Netgear Nighthawk Range Extender (AC1200) for my in-laws. That is a slightly cheaper model but it does allow me to see that the 5Ghz ac backbone on the Linksys RE9000 appears to be more than just marketing speak because this is a superior product to that one and worth the money to upgrade regardless of if you have a netgear, linksys, asus or other router.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It is what you think it is.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Delay

    The Linksys - Next-Gen AC Max-Stream Wi-Fi Range Extender is exactly what you are looking for in a Wi_Fi range extender. I decided I would set up my Linksys in the middle of my home and go to the farthest part of my house away from my router to web browse. And you know what? It did what it was supposed to do. I now have Wi-Fi in the farthest part of my house. This makes gaming online and those long treadmill sessions a much more enjoyable experience. What else can I say about this product outside the fact that it comes with everything you need to plug and play. It is super easy to set up( takes about 5 to 10 minutes). And you don't need tech support. It looks nice anywhere. And it's not too expensive. So if you need that extra umph in your home, so you game in the bedroom with less fear of lag or disconnection, here's your lifeline. I highly recommend this range extender to anyone in need. This one is really an easy purchase. Go get this now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Extender for Larger Homes

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    Pros mentioned:
    Home use, Signal quality

    If you are currently in need of expanding the range of the Wi-Fi signal in your home this unit is an excellent choice. While there are cheaper options I haven't seen one that works better. The set-up process is very quick and simple. A physical quick start guide is provided (pictured below). I prefer this rather than what some companies do, such as forcing you to install an app in order to complete the set-up process. After using the extender for a couple of days I have found that signal strength and speed have been fantastic in every corner of my two story, 2300 square foot home. One of my favorite features is the 4 ethernet ports that allow you to hardwire devices in your home that do not have built-in Wi-Fi. It is compatible with all Wi-Fi router types and would be an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve Wi-Fi in their home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy and Good

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Signal quality

    The Linksys - RE9000 is a great residential / SOHO product. We're using the Linksys AC3000 in our expanding office. It's a challenging IT situation because the building is like a series of apartments. Hardwiring to some spaces is tough or too costly, so we've been relying on WiFi. The great thing about the RE9000 is that we were able to use the WPS button to sync with our existing equipment in less than 5 minutes. It's a solid connection that now offers me 4 additional Ethernet ports for products that either don't have WiFi or need to be totally stable. What else can I say? It's easy to set up and use and the connection is reliable and fast!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Speed, Excellent range

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Signal range

    I have a couple of these in my 3600 Sq. Ft. home. It is probably overkill, but I can get excellent connection and speed throughout my entire house, backyard and about ½ block from the house. Very easy to setup. And if you want to tweak settings they are all there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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