Got me up and running. All 3 laptops in use are Dell. If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3. Usually when you experience signal dropout it is caused by another transmitter on the same frequency but in the case of the wireless extender it picks up where the wireless router leaves off in range. WEP is off on my router. How do I prevent these drops of signal? If it doesn’t turn back to blue in about 1 minute, reset the extender and repeat the steps over.

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Linksys WRE54G Wireless-G Range Expander Setup Wizard

Nice guide, I’ve started getting a message on my windows xp that the ip is used by another computer when I connect the range expander and change the gateway to the ip address of the router!! Please try again liinksys or at a later time. Is there a way, though, to force one laptop or another to “ignore” the extender to prevent the drops?

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Message 2 of 45Views. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: At this point, with the extender still hard wired to your router, it is a good idea to update the extender’s firmware.


I’d tried nuerous times to get it working. If I make it secure, Can my new laptop with Windows 7 also use it? When setup screen comes back after extender rwe54g, change the SSID to match that of your router. Message 7 of 45 99, Views. Message 1 of 45Views.


This was helpful 0. If you can’t get the two blue lights double check your firmware version is 3. I don’t see that functionality in the Xirrus monitor.

CD wasn’t working at all for me; this fixed things pretty quickly. Then once you have two blue lights, manually configure your vver as listed above.

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

Ok, 1 I changed both the router and the extender to channel 12 from channel 6. Could wre5g be the type of security? Hey I’m having a problem WEP is off on my router. However, once again, the use of the expander is causing other laptops in the house to lose their wireless signal when I unplug the expander the symptom goes away. Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, Once you plug up the extender do a another site scan and try connecting again and this time it should connect to the extender.

I wfe54g I should not have it an open connection, but I do not know how to change it.

WRE54G v3 – Easy, Foolproof setup instructions.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Can’t get 2 blue lights. You should not be experiencing signal drop when the WRE54G wireless extender is being used. This post wre544g been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.


Enable “Data Encryption” on your Linksys router and select 64 bit WEP encryption 64 bit is shorter and easier to remember and generate a 64 bit WEP key, and make sure its entered into key 1, then write it down for reference, then save settings. You are posting a reply to: CNET’s Forum on networking and wireless is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Windows 7 does support WEP encryption but being newer it tends to like WPA, but should work just fine with WEP, so rescan for wireless networks on the new laptop and enter key to connect, and if all goes well you should be connected 64 bit WEP on Win 7!

Best of luck, Bobby. Message 3 of 45Views.