The Linksys RE6500 setup lets you repeat the existing WiFi signal of any access point or the networking router to provide up to 20x fast internet connectivity even in dead zones through a wired or a WiFi connection.

In this article, we will guide you with some easy ways on how to set up your Linksys RE6500 (AC1200) dual-band WiFi extender.

Note: Before the Linksys range extender setup process, be certain that you have your security settings, WiFi network name, and network password ready.

How to set up a Linksys RE6500 WiFi range extender?

  1. Make sure to place your Linksys range extender midway between your existing WiFi router and the area without the internet.

  2. Connect the power adapter to an electrical outlet its antennas to your Linksys WiFi extender. For best WiFi performance, place the antennas of your Linksys extender in an upright position.

  3. Wait for a couple of minutes for the power LED light on your device to blink orange.

  4. Using an Ethernet cable, connect your existing WiFi router to your Linksys extender. Do not make use of dusty and loose wires.

  5. Open a computer or laptop and carefully enter the web address extender.linksys.com into the browser's URL bar. If you type the URL into the browser's search bar, you will perhaps face Linksys extender login issues.

  6. Click on the Start button.

  7. Enter your Linksys default password and click on Next.

  8. Now, the Spot finder will determine the signal strength between your main WiFi router and your Linksys wireless range extender. In case, your Linksys extender is placed Too far or Too close from your main router, then locate it accordingly and click on Next.

  9. Create a unique and strong password and click on Next.

Fab! You have successfully completed the Linksys extender setup process like a pro.

In case, if you face issues while setting up your Linksys WiFi range extender or accessing the Linksys smart WiFi setup page or you have lost or forgot your login details (username and password), then don't panic. Simply reset your Linksys extender back to its factory default values.

Easy to execute - Linksys extender reset process:

  1. In the first place, you have to make sure that your Linksys RE6500 (AC1200) dual-band WiFi extender is properly plugged into a wall socket.

  2. Ensure to disconnect all the connected devices (router, computer or laptop) with your Linksys WiFi range extender prior to resetting it back to factory default settings.

  3. Now, find the reset hole on your Linksys range extender.

  4. Press the reset hole on your range extender and hold it for a couple of seconds.

  5. Release the reset hole and allow your range extender to reset back to factory settings properly.

Your Linksys extender resets.

So, dear folks! In these simple ways, you can easily set up and reset your Linksys WiFi range extender. If you are still facing issues with your range extender, then feel free to reach our technicians through the comments section. We are 24x7 available to help you.