Wireless Range Expander 54G (WRE54G) not connecting.

Cabled Setup

How to Set Up a Belkin Range Extender
It's driving me crazy. I've pushed the reset button; I've unplugged the expander and plugged it in many various locations low and high up in my house and her house ; I've disabled WEP on the wireless router; but all these suggestions didn;t work. If the router model is not one of those listed as compatible in the WRE54G documentation, then there is no guarantee that it will work. This is true of Netgear, Linksys, and Airlink. I've had this same exact problem using a Linksys Wireless G router. If your device supports it, you'll typically find this PIN either on the product label -- usually on the back or bottom of the router itself -- or within your router's configuration utility. The problem is that the LinkSys range expander is only compatible with other linksys products.

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All of Belkin's Wi-Fi extenders also support wireless Web setup. In addition to your router and extender, you'll also need a Web-enabled device -- like a laptop or tablet -- with Web browsing capabilities. A cabled setup is also possible on all but the N F9K model of Belkin range extenders.

To complete this type of configuration, you'll need to connect the range extender to your computer using an Ethernet cable. Then, plug the range extender into any power outlet and disable the Wi-Fi on your computer. From there, simply follow Steps 3 through 6, above, to complete setup. If your device supports it, you'll typically find this PIN either on the product label -- usually on the back or bottom of the router itself -- or within your router's configuration utility.

Since it varies based on manufacturer and model, refer to your product's documentation for more information. Share Share on Facebook. Get great tech advice delivered to your inbox. Keep your family productive, connected, entertained, and safe. Please make sure your Wireless-G Range Expander is powered on. I'll stop now before I start writing a book!

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So I had a similar problem. The problem is that the LinkSys range expander is only compatible with other linksys products. I have a friend with a belkin router and bought the WRE54G but found out on Amazon's website that I was being screwed. I've had this same exact problem using a Linksys Wireless G router. Haven't tried a different channel yet, I'll try that approach.

It's driving me crazy. Most repeaters are only compatible with their own brand. This is true of Netgear, Linksys, and Airlink. The key word to look for is "universal repeater" and make sure the fine print states it is compatible with all wireless stations broadcasting This is true even if all encryption is disabled and there is no MAC filtering.

The key is to get it to connect without encryption, and then make changes to the WRE54G first and then the router second. After all the configuring is complete, I have to unplug the WRE54G and then power it up again for it to work. If the router model is not one of those listed as compatible in the WRE54G documentation, then there is no guarantee that it will work. Shopping for a new car this weekend? You are posting a reply to: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

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