Linksys has provided its users with two methods using which you can easily set up Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender.
These includes

  1. Setting up Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender using an installation CD
  2. Manually configuring using Browser-based utility i.e. using
    You can follow anyone method among them to install your Linksys range extender.

But in this article, our discussion will remain centric to how to setup Linksys RE1000 WiFI range extender using installation CD.
To know about another two methods you can follow our other articles that are How to setup Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender without installation CD

But here let’s limit our discussion to the subject cited above.
Firstly you are required to take note of certain pre-requisites before initiating the setup process.
These pre-requisites are:

  • Workable 2.4 GHz wireless network connection because Linksys RE1000 range extender is capable to detect only 2.4 GHz connection.
  • Make a note of your existing wireless network name
  • Most importantly you must know password or security key of your existing network.

Once you had made note of above-stated points then you may proceed for setting up Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender with an installation CD.
Steps involved in setting up Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender are

Step 1:
In the first step, you are required to place the installation CD into CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Then AutoPlay window will appear on your screen.
Here click on Set up your Linksys Range Extender option.

Setup Linksys WiFi Range Extender

But if in case of AutoPlay window does not get shown on your screen then you will be required to go to your computer’s local drive and then click on Linksys Range extender(D:). This will launch the setup process for you.

Step 2:
Then you will see a window asking you for End-User License Agreement. Here you are required to check on the I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software option, and after that click on Next.

Linksys Range extender

Step 3:
Then the software will try to set up a wireless connection with your home router. The screen will be as shown below:

Preparing Linksys Extender Setup

But what to do if an error message gets displayed at that time?????
If such an issue arises then all you are required to do is to follow the instructions that got displayed on the screen and that will be clicking on Next. The window that will be displayed is as shown below:

Wireless Extender setup

Step 4:
Once the software successfully establishes the connection with the home router then you will be required to power on your Linksys range extender. Once the RE1000 extender gets powered on then click on Next.

Linksys range extender Plug into an electrical outlet

When you will hit on Next then your software will try to detect your Linksys RE1000 range extender. To ensure this detection become smooth you are always advised to place your extender and router in the same room up to the time the installation process gets completed.

Linksys Searching for your extender
connecting to your extender

Step 5:
After detection of the range extender, you will be prompted to the wireless network list. Here you are required to select range extender’s name which will be Linksys Extender XXXXX, where this XXXXX symbolizes last five digits of your extender’s serial number. Once you are done with that then hit on Connect.

Step 6:
Then among the list, you will be required to click on your router’s wireless network name and then click on Next.

Wireless Network Connection

Step 7:
Then a window will appear asking you to enter your router’s network password. Hereafter entering the same click on OK.

Enter your linksys wireless extender password

Once you do so, you will find that screen will get displaying that your Linksys range extender is setting up.

setting up your extender

Step 8:
Now your Linksys RE1000 range extender is successfully setup. You can place it wherever you desire. But for it, there are certain requirements which will get displayed on your computer screen. Please consider them while placing your extender. After reading these instruction clicks on Next.

Move your Linksys Extender

By clicking on next, your software will again check extender’s connection with a home network and you will see a message displayed on the screen as shown below.

Checking your Linksys Extender  Wireless Connection

Step 9:
At last a message will be displayed on your screen showing that your Linksys RE1000 range extender is successfully installed and you are free to place this installed extender to place wherever you desire for. Just click on Close and by this setup process gets completed. Now you can place your extender wherever you want and enjoy extended network coverage in your vicinity.

Linksys Extender Setup Install Successfully

There is one more point worth mentioning here that once the setup process gets completed you will notice that your computer no more remain connected with the extender network but is connected with home router.

By this, we wrap up our discussion on how to setup Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender using installation CD.

We hope all points mentioned in this article are clear and understandable to you and you successfully setup using extender using these methods.

But if in case you encounter with any issue while configuring your Linksys range extender then you are requested to follow troubleshooting steps.
If even after following these steps issue still persist then you are recommended to contact on Linksys’s official website to get technical assistance.

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