I too have had great difficulty getting this product to work properly. It was ‘unable to locate expander’. I have a Belkin wireless router F5D This appears to be the version 1 no cat5 plug in. The procedure you stated results in exactly what you indicated. I can say the my wireless router WRTN from linksys is working fine but I wanted to extend my signal in the upstairs of my house to get a stronger signal for my laptops and my XBox It is a repeater only. I’m having problems setting everything up.

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Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

I should ammend that to read WRE54G’s with the ethernet port. PS is it to late to return it to the store and get a later version, Tell’em it won’t work in your network? I had to login to the range expander’s setup page to identify the MAC address, enter that address in the router’s “allow” table. Since it is hard coded with an IP address of CAT-5’d the wre to the router, The router must already be configured, Security, etc.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: It works a treat. For more advanced users who have more sophisticated routers MIMO or multi-channel routers you money might be better spent on purchasing higher gain antennas to get the needed extra coverage or use site survey freeware like INSSIDER to determine what channels have less noise from other routers in the area.


That’s what I want to know!

I too have had great difficulty getting this product to work properly. Well see, its not mine, is my Dads.

Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander WRE54G – repeater WRE54G WRE54GCU

Make secure connection I have a Linksys system. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Unfortunately there are some severe limitations on what you can do for security, and if security is something for you to consider, then be aware!

Press the auto config button, waited till I got two steady blue lights. When I connect wirelessly to the router, I can talk to the world.

It worked for about 6 weeks, then failed.

Next go to your older laptop with the WPC11 So, why would you want one? I tried this setup several times and was unable to get anywhere with it. Also, when it was working, the power output was no greater than my local AirLink router. Most relevant reviews See all reviews. The computers and the router itself take care of the security.


Move to stock settings in the router and then WPA. It appears to work as expected, but the set up was very problematic. No where in the setup software nor the PDF manual included on the linksgs does it tell you this important fa ct.


With a firmware upgrade to 2. But then again you may need to access the router if they have out of date firmware.

Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard Driver – TechSpot

At the end of the night, I left the booster as the same SSID as the wireless router, enabled WEP back onto both of them, and everything was working fine. Additional Product Features Interfaces.

After reading extensively all the information I could find on this repeater I found that it does not work well or at all with some MIMO routers or routers that either auto select their operating channels or have the ability to transmit on one channel and receive on another If you are running Windows 7 install the “Xirrus Wi-fi Monitor” desktop gadget and it rane show 2 SSID’s and allow you to look at signal strength ranve frequency, and mac address of each device under windows 7.

Tried your procedure – still NG.