Linksys (Belkin) RE2000 Range Extender — Pretty Useless On The Wi-Fi Front BUT Makes A Great Little Space Heater!

Cisco Linksys RE1000 -- piece of junk getting sledgehammer treatment.

Linksys RE1000 gets the treatment it deserves. I pulverize it with a heavy sledgehammer. It proved to be a piece of junk.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013. ..
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Anura Guruge

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The Linksys RE2000 might be a dual-band (two frequency) Range Extender, whereas the Linksys RE1000 is single band, BUT it is really no better, in terms of MAINTAINING a sustained Wi-Fi connection with your Wi-Fi router than the RE1000.

It works, not great (i.e., signal reception from the router is poor and the signal propagation is even worse), BUT like the damn RE1000 you have to reset it, i.e., recycle power, quite often!

Appears to be a known problem. Check the Amazon comments. Plus, there is now a WARNING on the Amazon page! Amazon is no longer shipping the RE2000.

When you recycle power on the RE2000 it takes a lifetime and a half to  reset. We are talking minutes — easily twice as long as the RE1000 did.

It appeared to degrade my Wi-Fi signal across the house.

Bottom Line: Do NOT buy a RE2000 if you want it as a Wi-Fi Range Extender.

The damn thing though runs so HOT that I am surprised it didn’t glow. I was worried that it was a fire hazard!

But, if you want a $70 space heater you might want to consider it — but don’t connect it to your Wi-Fi because it will degrade the signal.


Do NOT, whatever you do, BUY anything directly from Linksys.

If you can, curb the impulse to buy any Linksys product.

As the posts above will explain, I bought this RE2000 directly from Linksys (even though it was more expensive than at Amazon) BECAUSE (as an ex-salesman myself) I wanted to be nice to the Linksys sales person and help them meet quota and possibly earn some commission.

He lied to me. Outright lied.

I had to seek assistance from the Office of John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, to get my money back on that!

When I ran into the RE2000 issues I had a chat session with Linksys support. They REFUSED to let me RETURN the product.

Told me that Linksys does not do returns — just replacements!

IF I had got it from Amazon a return would have just required a mouse click. No questions. No hassle.


Linksys is NO LONGER owned by Cisco.

That could be the problem.

To get an RMA for this damn RE2000 I had to again contact the Office of John Chambers.

They are wonderful.

I only got this RMA because of Cisco and John Chambers.

That is crazy.

Do NOT, I stress, DO NOT, buy Linksys.

I am now going to try out NetGear. It would be impossible for them to be any worse than Linksys.

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