Since this product is advertised on Linksys, this model is currently being manufactured.


Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps


This is classified as a “Mid-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?


  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Nothing in the manual about this. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

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This model hasn’t received updates in over 1 year. Consider upgrading to a different model! (2017-12-13)

  • Fixed Krack vulnerability issues. (2017-07-18)

  • Firmware is updated to meet the new Radio Equipment Directive required by European Union.
  • The browser based setup process will invite users to provide an email contact for product registration. (USA only)
  • RE7000-ME (sold to the Middle East region) allows users to enable the 5GHz UNII-3 band (channels 149~165).
  • Fixed an issue that caused RE7000 to select a suboptimal uplink for wired clients.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Dish Hopper with Sling to reboot.
  • Packet drop counters in the Status>WLAN Statistics page are removed as the counters reported some good packets as dropped packets, causing the counter values to increase all the time.
  • RE7000 log file now contains pertinent system information such as SKU code, serial number, and firmware version.
  • The 2.4GHz wireless channel will change to Auto when the Manual Cross-band is set to Uplink 5GHz Only.
  • Added the support of 64 HEX characters for WPA/WPA2 pre-shared keys.
  • RE7000 will skip the seamless-roaming detection in the second band of WPS setup when a seamless-roaming capable router is detected in the first band. (2016-08-25)

  • When setting up a second RE7000 to connect with an existing RE7000, the browser based setup process can detect the existing RE7000 as a member of the Max-Stream family and proceed with setting up the same network name (SSID).
  • The uplink connection to a Wi-Fi router is made sticky so that RE7000 will avoid connecting to a neighboring device with the same SSID and password when its uplink is lost for less than 2 minutes. This way RE7000 can avoid connecting to a neighboring extender when the main router is rebooted due to temporal issues.
  • Fixed an interop issue with DirecTV Genie DVR (2016-05-06)

  • Fixed an interop issue with WUSB6100M (2016-04-15)

  • Initial Release