Setting up the Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender to Access Point mode

Linksys RE6800 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender is dual-band WiFi range extender capable to work in both modes, that is both as an extender when is in Wireless range extender mode and as an access point when is in access point (wired range extender) mode.
RE6800 Linksys Wireless range extender’s these characteristics make it the preferable choice for users.

In this article, we will elaborate on various steps involved in setting up RE6800 Linksys WiFi range extender in access point (wired range extender) mode.
This task can be accomplished by following various steps as listed below. The user is requested to follow these steps holistically to avoid unwanted problems during the installation process.

Step 1:
The first step for installing all devices remain same that is put that device which you want to set up, on power. The user should have to keep one thing in mind that during this installation process you will be needed to install Ethernet wired connection between your network router and Linksys RE6800 AC1750 WiFI range extender thus place RE6800 Linksys range extender in as proximity with network router as possible.

Step 2:
Before proceeding further you have to check LED status of power LED. Wait until the status of power LED turns to orange.

Step 3:
Establish the wired connection between your router and Linksys RE6800 range extender.

Step 4:
Now connect any client device such as the computer with Linksys RE6800 range extender’s default SSID, which will be Linksys Extender Setup – xxx. Here xxx means the last three characters of MAC address of RE6800 extender. MAC address will be mentioned on the label, present on the back of your extender device.

Step 5:
Then launch a web browser and enter http://extender.linksys.com or “192.168.1.1” in the Address field of your web browser. This will launch the Linksys setup wizard.

Step 6:
Firstly check the box beside the I accept the End User License Agreement and then click on Start Setup.

Step 7:
You will be asked to create an admin password and password hint (optional). After doing the same click on Save.

Step 8:
Now you will be asked to select whether you want to install Linksys range extender as extender or access point. Select the As a wired range extender (Access point) option here and then click Next.

Step 9:
Now you will be provided with the option to assign the name to your wireless network and password for the network. After assigning the same, select security mode. Then click on Next.


That’s it, your Linksys RE6800 range extender gets installed in access point mode successfully.