Linksys RE6800 Setup

Setting up the Linksys RE6800 Wi-Fi range extender involves a series of steps. Below is a general guide on how to set up the Linksys RE6800:

Before you begin:

  1. Placement: Place the extender halfway between your router and the area where you’re experiencing a weak Wi-Fi signal.

  2. Power: Plug the extender into an electrical outlet.

  3. Connection: Ensure your computer or mobile device is connected to the extender’s default Wi-Fi network. The default network name (SSID) and password (security key) are usually printed on the extender itself.

Setup Steps:

  1. Access the Linksys Extender’s Web-Based Setup Page:

    • Connect your computer or mobile device to the Linksys Extender’s Wi-Fi network.
    • Open a web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari).
    • In the address bar, type in “” or “” and press Enter.
  2. Create an Account or Log In:

    • If prompted, create a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account or log in with your existing account.
  3. Choose Your Network:

    • The extender will scan for available Wi-Fi networks.
    • Select your home network from the list and click “Next.”
  4. Enter Your Wi-Fi Password:

    • Enter your Wi-Fi password when prompted.
    • Click “Next” to proceed.
  5. Customize Your Extended Network:

    • You can choose to use the same network name and password as your existing network or create a new extended network.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions and click “Next.”
  6. Complete the Setup:

    • Review your settings and click “Finish” or “Save” to complete the setup process.
  7. Connect Devices:

    • After the setup is complete, connect your devices to the extended network using the new credentials (if you created a new extended network) or the existing credentials (if you used the same network name and password).


  • Keep the extender firmware updated for optimal performance. Check for firmware updates regularly on the Linksys support website.
  • If you encounter any issues, consult the Linksys RE6800 user manual or visit the Linksys support website for troubleshooting guides.

Remember that specific steps might vary slightly based on firmware updates or changes by the manufacturer. Always refer to the official Linksys documentation for the most accurate and up-to-date information.