Setting Up your Valet Hotspot without using the Easy Setup Key

Setting up your M10 or M20 Valet hotspot is possible even without using the Easy Setup Key.

To setup your hotspot without using the disc, you can do either of the following:

 i.    Downloading and manually installing the Linksys Connect software
ii.    Accessing the setup page manually

Downloading and manually installing the Linksys Connect software

If you are unable to use the Easy Setup Key (which installs the Linksys Connect software) provided with your Valet hotspot, you may download the Linksys Connect software installer by visiting the Valet Product Support page.  For instructions on how to download Linksys Connect, click here.

NOTE:  Linksys Connect is a desktop application for Linksys Wireless-N Routers (E1000, E2000, E2100L, E3000, and E4200) and Valet Hotspots (M10 and M20).  To learn more about Linksys Connect, click here.

Once you finish downloading the Linksys Connect software, do the steps below:

Step 1:
Locate the Linksys Connect setup file that you have downloaded and double-click the file to begin the installation.

NOTE:  The Linksys Connect software will guide you in setting up your Valet hotspot.

Step 2:
Follow the on-screen instructions provided.

Accessing the setup page manually

Important:  You will not be able to install the Linksys Connect software if you choose to perform this type of setup procedure with your Valet hotspot.  If you want to install the Linksys Connect software, you have to reset the Valet hotspot to its factory default settings.

Follow the instructions provided below to learn how to access the Valet’s setup page manually.

Step 1:
Power ON the Valet hotspot and connect an Ethernet cable from the LAN port of your computer on any of the numbered ports on the back panel of the device.

Step 2:
Access the Valet’s web-based setup page by opening a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari.  On the Address bar, enter the Valet’s default local IP address “” then press [Enter].

NOTE:  Before the web-based setup page appears, a warning note like below will pop-up.  Click OK if you wish to continue.


Step 3:
When the login prompt appears, leave the User name field blank, enter the default Password which is “admin”, and click OK.

NOTE:  You will now be able to access the web-based setup page of the Valet.  The configuration of your hotspot will now depend on your Internet Service Provider's (ISP) network configuration.  Click on any of the related links below to learn how to set up your Valet hotspot according to your type of Internet service.


Related Articles:

Setting up a Linksys router with DSL Internet service
Setting up a Linksys router with Cable Internet service
Setting-up a Linksys Router for DSL Internet Using PPPoE Settings

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