07-10-2011 10:56 AM
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.
07-11-2011 02:07 PM
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.
08-13-2012 11:12 AM
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
08-14-2012 02:45 AM
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=