In this article we are going to discuss how to setup Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFi range extender in access point mode.
As from the subject of the article, it is clearly understood that Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFI range extender can be set up in both extender mode as well as access point mode.
This feature is also one among many other attractive features of Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFi range extender.
We had already discussed about how to set up Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFi range extender in range extender mode in our other article. So you can follow the article by clicking on How to Connect Linksys RE6300 AC750 Wifi Range Extender
But here let’s initiate our discussion on Linksys range extender setup in access point mode.
Before that let’s discuss little bit about access point mode.
What are Access points?
They are devices characterised to create a wireless local area network. That means in this case you will connect Linksys RE6300 range extender with your network router or switch with Ethernet cable.
That thing distinguish it from range extender mode, in which you just establish wireless link with your network router/switch and it starts sending WiFi signal coming from your router throughout the network.
As in case of Access points, connection between network router/switch is wired, thus there will be minimal losses.
Whereas in case of range extender mode, there exist wireless connection between your network router and Linksys RE6300 range extender. Thus there is chances of more signal losses then in access point mode.
Why to install Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFi range extender in access point mode?
It wholly depend on your network demands that whether you will install Linksys range extender in access point mode or extender mode.
For instance, if you are installing Linksys range extender for your home network then you can go for range extender mode.
But if you are planning to install your extender for business network then you are always advised to install Linksys RE6300 WiFi range extender in access point mode.
Reason for the same is that while in range extender mode, your extender can support less number of connections that is not more than 20.
Whereas in case of access point, it can have 60 simultaneous connections.
So that makes a huge difference.
At the same time, although in range extender mode, your Linksys range extender can extend the network coverage, but it cannot extend the available bandwidth.
Thus if more number of devices get connected with your range extender, then bandwidth utility will end you up in slower network connection.
Whereas in access point, this is not the case.
This is the reason why access point is preferred choice in case of business networks.
Now after having brief introduction as well as advantages of access point mode, let’s initiate our discussion in how to set up Linksys RE6300 AC750 WiFi range extender in access point mode.
Before initiating the setup, there are some basic things that you have to ensure. These are:
- Your WiFi connection is working
- You should make Wi-FI name as well as Wi-Fi password handy.
- Ethernet cable, to establish connection between Linksys range extender and network router.
After that you can proceed with setup steps.
First step remain same both in case of setup of Linksys RE6300 range extender in extender mode and access point mode. This is powering on the device. You have to wait until LED starts blinking orange.
Then establish connection between your Linksys
RE6300 range extender and network router with the help of Ethernet cable. Then
wait until light turns to be green.
Now connect your wireless device like computer, with Linksys range extender network, which by default will be named as Linksys Extender Setup – xxx.
Here xxx means last three characters of Linksys range extender’s MAC address. You can locate the same at the back label on your extender.
Once you get connected with Linksys range extender network, next step is to launch web browser on that device.
Then type “http://extender.linksys.com” in the Address bar of the browser.
Once it gets opened up then click on .
Then you will be asked in which mode you want to install your Linksys RE6300 range extender. Before proceeding further, ensure that you had established Ethernet connection between Linksys range extender and network router.
Then click on as a wired range extender (Access point) option and then click on Next.
Now you will be asked to create the extended network. This is the network which your access point will be broadcasting. After that click Next.
Then you will be asked to create an admin password for the extender network. After entering the same click on Save.
In last step you will be asked to register your Linksys range extender. SO that updates can be sent to you.
For this enter your Email Address then click Next
If you want, you can also skip this step.
That’s it your Linksys RE6300 range extender is successfully set up in Access Point mode. You will receive a confirmation message on your screen.
These were the various steps that you have to follow to setup Linksys RE6300 WiFi range extender in access point mode.
Hope all information provided in this article will prove fruitful to you and you will be able to complete Linksys range extender setup successfully.
But if any issue still persist then you are requested to kindly contact on Linksys’s official website for technical help.