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philipwelt@comcast.net
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-10-2011

Extending Range on a Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band Router

My wireless router in my downstairs office won't reach an upstairs bedroom on the other side of my house.  I'd like to extend the range.  

 

It is not clear if my best option is to get an antenna to boost the range (such as an Alfa 500mW AWUS036H USB Wireless Adapter 802.11 b/g Network Radio Card. Includes 2dBi Omni Antenna ), or to get a repeater to repeat the signal, such as a Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender.     I also don't know if Linksys has a product for either application that works with 802.11n standard.

 

Finally, since the Linksys E2500 has no antenna or antenna port visible, I am nod sure if an antenna such as the Alfa listed above or a Hawking HSB2 HiGain Signal Booster would even work with the E2500.

 

Any suggestions would be welcome.

quack
Posts: 2,544
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Extending Range on a Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band Router

The E2500 has internal antennae so the high gain antenna you've mentioned will probably not work. Not sure about that repeater either. You might want to check with the vendor if it works for just about any wireless N router. Linksys doesn't currently have a wireless N repeater.

rafiq786
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2012

Re: Extending Range on a Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band Router

hi i just purchased a cisco e2500 router and i would like toextender it to tover the whole house.

i was just wondring whether

Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender/Bridge would work, pls advise

opheliaimmortal23
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: Extending Range on a Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band Router

Hi there. Im sure with will work because they are both N devices. from Cisco's kb site: The Linksys RE1000 is a Wireless-N Range Extender that lets you repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router to provide Internet connectivity in hard to reach areas through a wired or wireless connection. You may refer to this link as well http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=0901b514dd004438b0e1ff0cc8f387ca_RE1000_Frequently...