Recently, Linksys, which specializes in network products, has introduced a seat/wall-mounted Wi-Fi signal extender – RE6500HG, which provides 802.11 n and ac signal expansion capabilities, allowing blind spots or signals that were originally poorly received to be covered.
It can also be connected to the Internet steadily, and provides 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces to directly transmit data through the wire connection expander, which enhances the signal strength, and is convenient for users to connect mobile computers, set-top boxes, game consoles, etc. to the continuously connected devices. Apart from this, the streaming music function becomes a must-have device in the living room and the cherry of the cake is the easy process of Extender.Linksys.Com.
About the Compatibility:
RE6500HG fully supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, enabling legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n and supporting the latest 802.11 ac system. The advantage is that the maximum transfer rate can be up to 867 Mbps, making the old 802.11 a/b/g/n can also support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Dual-Band networks, automatically cut to the appropriate Wi-Fi system when the distance is long, maintain a stable Wi-Fi connection, add entities and Linksys Extender Login. The transceiver signal antenna can flexibly rotate and fine-tune the optimal angle to receive signals.
Let’s talk about the Hardware
The RE6500HG consists of three components, the main unit, two antennas and a power supply transformer (Fire Bull). Unlike other WiFi extenders, the external AC adapter can be used for powering on the desktop and when you execute the Linksys Range Extender Setup manually.
The appearance is simple and will not be violated. It is more convenient to set up on the TV cabinet to connect the TV set-top box, game console (PS4, XBox), NAS or audio-visual equipment, and the back of the machine is provided with a sinkhole for the user to hang on the wall, not limited to the power socket. Different places are also suitable for setting extender.linksys.com.
Installing the Gadget:
The installer is very simple, no CD or download any drivers, and is not limited to routers of different brands. After powering up the RE6500HG, the user can connect to the RE6500HG via a WiFi signal on a computer or mobile phone. Then open the web browser and enter “Linksys extender.linksys.com ” to enter the setting screen. On the screen, select the desired WiFi signal and enter the password.
The setting has been completed, the system automation will complete all the settings, and the RE6500HG supports 2.4GHz and 5 GHz WiFi, so the system will automatically connect with the two channels, and the devices supporting the old and new standards can be used as well, without worrying for the status of Linksys extender.
In addition, RE6500HG has rich peripheral support and provides four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, allowing users to connect to game consoles, NAS, mobile computers or other accessories. The RE6500HG does not need to connect cables, and can also connect to the main router to connect stable signals to other sources. The device is all set to Linksys extender Setup login and then to be used.
On the other hand, many users now use mobile devices as audio players. Linksys is specially equipped with a 3.5mm Audio Jack interface on the back of the RE6500HG, allowing users to stream music directly to their home HiFi audio and video devices. Enjoy high-quality sound, RE6500HG supports iOS Airplay or Android media output stream streaming and playback lossless sound files with smooth Wi-Fi.
Checking the Efficiency:
The test environment is located in the office. The TP-Link TL-WDR3600 wireless router is used as the base station to distribute the Wi-Fi main signal (point A), and the Linksys RE6500HG is installed at a distance of about 20 meters for signal enhancement. The two are separated by a wall and more. In addition, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is paired with Wi-Fi Analyzer and OCFA for speed testing.
From the Wi-Fi Analyzer data display, find the Wi-Fi router (14:75:90:B5:0D:6F) and the Wi-Fi range extender (94:10:3e:cd:b2:c8), which is sent by the Router to the 802.11ac signal. The Wi-Fi range extender provides signal enhancement, and the measured signal strength at the same position is -80dBm and -50dBm, and the expansion effect is excellent.
According to the stats, the average download speed is 0.06Mbps, the average upload speed is 1 Mbps, and the signal instability is equal to none. The Wi-Fi range extender is activated at the same location for signal enhancement. Figure 5 shows the upper/download results of the Wi-Fi range extender. The average upload/download speed has soared to 11.9Mbps and 6.69Mbps, which is normal.