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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-16-2017

Unable to configure RE7000 as an access point

I have several old wireless routers configured as access points. I just got an RE7000 to test replacing them (and hopefully getting a stronger signal as well as 5ghz band).  I've configured Re7000 as an extender but when I try to configure as an AC (either thru the change option on setup screen or in initial setup after a reset), the light remains a blinking amber "forever" and the device is not recognized.  Router is a Greenwave FIOS-GT-1100-FT which serves as a cable modem connected to a Verizon -- now Frontier -- FIOS network (if it weren't for that, it would probably be Linksys -- but that's another story). Any thoughts on how to make this thing work?

P.S. One other thing which may be relevant. If I configure for extender I can only configure 2.4 using WPS.  If (as manual suggests) I try to configure the 5.ghz using WPS, I get the same kind of thing -- hangs for ever with a blinking amber.

-dlg-

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Registered: ‎05-22-2017

Re: Unable to configure RE7000 as an access point

Hello DLgeeman,

 

Good day,

 

On behalf of your concern, you might want to follow the troubleshooting steps:

 

- Please reset reconfigure your RE7000 as a Access Point:

http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=187985

http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=187984

 

You are going to be able to extend both bands 2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz.

 

-  Update to latest firmware:

http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=135206

 

Additional

 

Note:

Since the RE would extend your Greenwave wireless network you might want to probably change the security type to WPA2 Personal and add an 8-12 password characters just to isolate security issues with the RE and the Greenwave before setting up the RE7000 with your wireless network.

 

Thanks!

Vince