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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-22-2007

WRE54G v1 setup

Can someone help me to setup a WRE54G v1 (no ethernet port) properly??? So far I have had no success.  See setup below:
 
DEVICE TYPE: Linksys WRT54G Router
HARDWARE VERSION: version 3
FIRMWARE VERSION: version 4.30.5
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.1
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
SSID: Linksys
NAME: Linksys
SECURITY: security disabled, MAC filter ON
NETWORK: B/G
DEVICE TYPE: Linksys WAP11 Access Point
HARDWARE VERSION: version 2.6
FIRMWARE VERSION: 1.07
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.2
DEFAULT GATEWAY: 192.168.1.1
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
SSID: Linksys
AP NAME: Linksys
SECURITY: security disabled, MAC filter ON
NETWORK: B
DEVICE TYPE: Linksys WRE54G Range Expander
HARDWARE VERSION: version 1
FIRMWARE VERSION: 1.06.05
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.240
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
SSID: Linksys
NAME: linksysRf1650d
SECURITY: WEP off
NETWORK: B/G
DEVICE TYPE: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Internal Wireless Network Adapter
HARDWARE VERSION: version 2.0.30
FIRMWARE VERSION: 10.5.1.182
DRIVER VERSION: version 10.5.1.72
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.112 (static)
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
NETWORK: A/B/G
DEVICE TYPE: D-Link WUA-2340 USB Wireless Network Adapter
HARDWARE VERSION: version A1
FIRMWARE VERSION: version 1.00
DRIVER VERSION: 1.5.200.27
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.113 (static)
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
NETWORK: B/G
DEVICE TYPE: Linksys WPC11 Wireless Network PC Card
HARDWARE VERSION: version 3
FIRMWARE VERSION: version 1.05.06.00
DRIVER VERSION: version 2.00.10.0117
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.114 (static)
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
DNS: auto
WINS: auto
CHANNEL: 6
NETWORK: B
dibbler
Posts: 3,173
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WRE54G v1 setup

As i see you already have the latest firmware on both the router and the range expander. As the RE does not have the ethernet port we need to configure the expander manually.

1.      When you initially begin to set up the range expander, you must turn off your router and also the wireless access point.  The range expander will show up on your available wireless networks as Linksysxxxxx where the xxxxx is a random sequence of numbers and letters.

2.      Plug in the range expander

3.       As you have version 1 of the range expander, you will not have the convenient Ethernet cable port  for initial configuration.  Everything will have to be done via wireless connections.

4.      As you have already set your wireless card to have a static IP address of 192.168.1.114, set the default gateway to 192.168.1.240.  

5.      Open your available networks and make sure you connect to the SSID of the range expander.

6.      Once you are connected to the network of the range expander, open your browser and type 192.168.1.240.  The setup screen for the range expander should appear.

7.      Leave the user name blank and enter "admin" for the password (Linksys default).

8.      Change the SSID to the same SSID used by your router.

9.  Make sure that the communication channel on the router and the range expander are set to the same number.  I used channel 6.

11.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL SECURITY DISABLED AT THIS POINT! AND AS I SEE THAT YOU HAVE ENABLED MAC FILTER ON ENTER THE WIRELESS MAC ADDRESS OF THE EXPANDER IN THE ROUTER.

12.  Save your changes before exiting!

13.  Unplug the expander.

14.  On your PC, delete any references to your network SSID from you preferred networks list.  If you were using WEP before, this can cause problems with your connection.  Go to Network Conncetions, select your Wireless card, then right click on properties, click on the Wireless Networks tab at the top of the screen and then clear any references to you SSID from the preferred networks list.

15.  Change the gateway address of the wireless card as before.  (Change back your TCP/IP settings on the preference for the wireless card.)

16.  Plug in the router.  Wait 30 seconds and plug in the expander again.  You should have blue lights on the range expander and see the bottom light blinking.  You are communicating with the router!

17.  View the available networks on your PC and connect to your SSID – make sure it connects in unsecured mode.

18.  Test browsing to make sure your connection is working.

19.  Since the router and the range expander both have the same SSID, you can now access either the router or the range expander setup screens from your browser. TO re-enable WEP you MUST ENABLE SECURITY ON THE RANGE EXPANDER FIRST AND THEN ENABLE SECURITY ON THE ROUTER!  THE ORDER THAT YOU TURN ON SECURITY IS VERY IMPORTANT!  In your browser type 192.168.1.240 and enter the setup for the range expander.  Enable WEP and enter your pass code to generate the setting key.  Save the changes.  Then unplug the range expander.

20.  Enter 192.168.1.1 for your router and access the setup screen for the router.  Enable WEP and set the encryption key on the router to match the key on the range expander, save your changes!  MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DOWN THE HEXADECIMAL SECURITY CODE GENERATED BY THE SOFTWARE. 

21.  Turn off your router.  The range expander should also still be unplugged.

22.  On your PC go to your network card preferences and remove any references to your SSID in the preferred networks listing again (see step 16).

23.  TURN ON THE ROUTER FIRST!

24.  Wait 30 seconds then plug in the range expander.

On your PC view available wireless networks.  Select the SSID of your network.  The computer will ask you to enter the Hexadecimal security code twice.  Once your are done the PC should connect to the network and you should be up and running!  The PC will remember the hexadecimal code for the future