How to find the model and serial number of your Linksys device

Troubleshooting may often require you to know your device’s model and serial number.  Aside from the device itself, the serial number of your Linksys device is also printed on the box.  Select a product category below to know how to find the model and the serial number of your Linksys device:

Routers
Access Points
Adapters
Audio
Video
Storage
PrintServers
Cameras
Switches
Gateways
Powerlines
Bridges

Range Extender
Range Expander
Accessories


NOTE:  You can also find instructions in locating the model and the serial number in the Linksys Support Site, through the Where’s my model number? link.  This is available in the Downloads tab of your Linksys device’s product page.

Routers

•      Wireless-N/AC routers

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and the serial number on the sticker underneath the device. 
See the image below.

Step3: 
Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is WRT160N V2

             NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

QUICK TIP:  For Linksys Wi-Fi and Smart Wi-Fi routers, the model number can be found at the front panel while the serial number is located on a sticker underneath the device.  The model number and version number can also be seen underneath the serial number.

The serial numbers of Linksys WRT-routers are composed of 12 characters while newer Linksys routers have serial numbers composed of 14 characters.

•      Wireless-G routers

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the images below.

Step 3:
Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is WRT54G v5.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

•      Wireless-G router with SRX400

Step 1:
Look at the back panel of the router when it is vertically positioned.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker.  See the image below.

Step 3:  
Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is WRT54GX4

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

•      Valet Hotspot

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number on the sticker underneath the device.  In this example, the model number is M20.

Step 3:
Take note of the exact model number and version of your Valet device.

Step 4:
Check the serial number which is also located underneath the model number.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.


Access Points

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and the serial number on the sticker underneath the device.

Step 3:
Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is version 1.

Adapters

  • USB Wireless Adapter

Step 1: 
Flip the device over.

Step 2: 
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.     

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is AE3000.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

  • PCI Adapters

Step 1:
If your adapter is already connected to the computer, shut down your computer and remove the adapter.

Step 2:
Find the model number on the device itself.  Take note of the exact model number and version.

     

NOTE:  For PCMCIA adapters and USB adapters, look at the card itself and take note of the model number and version.  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Step 3:
Check the serial number which is located right underneath the model number.

  • PC Card or Card Bus

Step 1:
If your adapter is already connected to the computer, shut down your computer and remove the adapter.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the device itself.  Refer to the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is WPC54G ver.7.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

  • PCI Wireless Adapter

Step 1:
If your adapter is already connected to the computer, shut down your computer and remove the adapter.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the device itself.  See the sample image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  The last few letters and numbers on the FCC ID would indicate the exact model number of the product.  In this example, the model number is WMP54G Ver 4.1.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Audio

  • Media Adapter

Step 1:
Look for the sticker at the back of the device.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is WML11B ver.1.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Video

  • Media Center Extender

Step 1:
Look for the sticker around the device.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is DMA2100.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Storage

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.
           
NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is NSLU2.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

 PrintServers

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2: 
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.  

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is PSUS4.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Cameras

Step 1:
Look at the back panel of the device.

Step 2: 
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is WVC54GC.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Switches

Step 1:
Look at the back panel of the device.

NOTE:  Some switches would have the model number at the bottom instead of the back panel.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on a sticker that looks like the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is SRW224P.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

For SE switches, the model number is found at the front panel while the serial number is located on a sticker underneath the device.  In this example, the model number of the device is SE1500.

Gateways 

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  In this example, the model number is WAG54G2.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model number of your Linksys product.  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Powerlines

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.

      

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is PLE200.

 Bridges

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is WET610N.

NOTE:  If there is no version number beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Range Extender

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Press and hold the lock underneath the device.

 

Step 3:
Slide the plug away from the device while still holding down the lock to expose the serial number, MAC Address and the WPS Pin.


 

Range Expander

Step 1:
Flip the device over.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on the sticker underneath the device.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number is WRE54G ver.3.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

Accessories

  • Bluetooth USB Adapter

Step 1: 
Look at the back panel of the device.

Step 2:
Find the model number and serial number on a sticker.  See the image below.

NOTE:  Take note of the exact model and version numbers of your Linksys device.  In this example, the model number of the device is USBBT100 ver.2.

NOTE:  If there is NO VERSION NUMBER beside the model number, it means that the device is  version 1.

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