10-17-2011 11:30 PM
mine is also different than on the box, out by 2 digits on the last 2 numbers.
Also, i can see the new IP of the extender oin the DHCP list but when i type in the IP into safari nothing happens, it just times out......
11-21-2011 07:34 AM
I have the exact same issues. I have an E4200 and RE1000. I have fought with these two devices for 5 weeks. The duplicate SSID issue causes all kinds of hosts (I have 15 hosts on my network - 6 PCs, 3 game consoles, Oppo DVD, Denon receiver, iPhones, iTouch, etc.).
I have had to take the RE out (after spending $100 for it!).
I actually had potential networks with the same name: two at 2GHz and two at 5GHz. For all of the devices that are B/G/N compliant, they can see two networks from the E4200 and the same two coming from the RE1000.
I have now spent more than 25 hours troubleshooting, have six open tickets, have replaced the E4200. It is a nightmare.
I am very dissappointed. I had an e3000 before and it was like 5 f/w revisions before that was stable and able to support the NAS, media server, and all of the hosts.
I would really like it if there was a Cisco moderator who could reply to this thread.
11-21-2011 07:37 AM
have done all of the above. Xbox360 simply cannot deal with duplicate SSIDs. Have tried forcing different SSIDs on the G and N networks so that the G devices (most of them) only see one network.
Still no luck. Have taken the RE out of play altogether.
01-08-2012 02:46 AM
Same problem here (WRT601N+RE1000). It seems to be working now, but the two identical SSID's seem to cause problem on some hardware.
Changing the SSID from the 5G into a different one seems an improvement. But before I had the RE everything run fine on one SSID for 5 en 2,4. Strange.
Hope to hear new / better insights.
01-18-2012 12:42 PM
Hello All, I just purchased the RE1000 and experienced the same issues here. I am running a WRT610N as well.
Here's the odd:
My TV and laptop would not connect due to the dual SSID's, so I used the ID behind the plug of the NE1000, then it worked for my one XP laptop, because that laptop always requires that ID. However, my TV is newer and only requires the passphrase once you select the network. But with the two duplicate names appearing, it could not resolve anything, BUT - I monitor the client list attached to the RE1000, and I could see the TV appear every time???
So here's what I did:
I flashed the updated firmware from 1.0.00 to 1.0.01
I found another firmware update for my WRT610N as well and flashed it (wished I didn't, my storage drive is now can't mount properly now)
ON the RE1000:
*** I did the factory reset through Web admin. Re-ran disc - GAVE ERROR Extender not found (as noted by previous users)
*** I did the hard reset button, re-ran the disc - Gave error again
*** I did the hard reset for 5 seconds? (until the unit appeared to shut down)
*** ran the setup program found on Cisco Support for RE1000
Setup completed and I am now back to only one SSID on my laptop and TV.
We'll see if this is an on-going issue or if it is now stable???
01-18-2012 05:18 PM
So everything is working fine still, TV, laptops...etc... I even fixed my storage connected to my WRT610N by simply remapping the share folder.
But... I booted up the android tablet, and to my suprise it won't connect. Just says Network error, obtaining ip address, network error...over and over. I still only have one SSID though, which I think is good.
02-05-2012 11:13 AM - edited 02-05-2012 11:13 AM
Well, after running with 2 SSID's (5 and 2,4 seperated) for a few weeks now I thought my problem was solved.
Sorry to say, but it isn't. Today I unplugged my RE1000. I wil never plug it back in again. Useless product, no solutions by Cisco. (Would like to see a firmware update so I can make a new (3rd) SSID with the RE1000).
I am going to buy a homeplug and set up a seperate network/SSID upstairs using this solution.
02-13-2012 11:06 AM
I bought the RE1000 and I'm experiencing similar issues.
I have my cable modem / wireless router on the living room and the RE1000 installed in a bedroom. While the signal extension is working fine, my wife complained that her laptop connection was really slow. She was in the living room at the time. I disconnected the RE1000 and the speed went back to normal, which lead me to believe her laptop was connecting to the RE1000 instead of the wireless router, even though the router had the strongest signal (as it was in the same room as her).
Is there anyway to guarantee you are connecting to the SSID with the strongest signal?
02-13-2012 11:42 AM
did you check the channels in the neigbourhood ? didnt solve my problem with the RE1000, but it might help getting a more stable solution (e.g. inSSIDer).
I made a wired connection + WAP (Sitecom WLR4000). Works fine (fine ? Great !). AND surprisingly, now, without the RE1000, the original signal from downstairs (Linksys610) is upstairs stronger than before.....