Downloading the Linksys Connect Software

The Linksys Connect Software is used to manage your wireless network and the devices that you want to connect to it in the easiest way possible.  A Setup CD containing Linksys Connect is included in each device.  If you don’t have the CD, you may download the software at the Linksys Support Site
Before downloading
Take note that NOT all devices are compatible with Linksys Connect.  Refer to the table below for a list of devices that work with the software.

Linksys Wi-Fi Routers
EA4500 v1
Valet and Valet Plus Hotspots
Linksys X-series Gateways

QUICK TIP:  The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers have a free service bundle called the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi that allows users to access the router, configure, and check the home network instantly from anywhere.  To know more about this, click here.

Once you have verified that the software is compatible with your device, you may now proceed with the software download.  Follow the instructions below:

Step 1:
Go to the Linksys Support Site
Step 2:
Enter the Model Number of your device in the Search by Product or Model Number search field and select the model number of your device. 

NOTE:  The example below uses E4200 router.

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I'm not quite sure what my device's model number is, how do I figure it out?  Flip the device over, and you'll find the model number on the label. 
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If you are still having trouble finding your device’s model number, you can click on How do I find my model number?.
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How do I know which hardware version I am using?  The hardware version can be seen together with the model number on the label located under the router.  It usually follows the vx format, where x is any given number (i.e. v3).  If you do not see any number, then the device's hardware version is 1.

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Step 3:
You will be directed to the product's support page.  Scroll down and click Download Software.

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Step 4:
Select the Hardware version of your device.

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Step 5:
Select the Operating System (OS) of your computer and click Download.

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Step 6:
Once the popup window appears, click Save File.   Make sure to select a location where you want to save the file.

NOTE:  Some browsers will save the downloaded file on the Downloads Folder.
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NOTE:  Do not be confused between .exe or .dmg file extensions for Linksys Connect downloads.  If you are downloading the software for a Windows® OS, .exe will be the file extension.  If you are using Mac OS® then .dmg will be used instead.

After downloading
Once you have completed the download for the Linksys Connect Software, you will now be able to set up your router or gateway.  For detailed instructions on how to set up your Linksys device using Linksys Connect, click on the links below: 
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect
Setting up your Linksys X-series Gateway as a modem-router using the Setup Wizard

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