Different ways in setting up your Linksys router

Setting up your Linksys router can be done through manual configuration or through the software provided, whichever is convenient for you. The links below provide various ways of setting up and configuring your router for internet access. These are also applicable to routers that were reset to factory defaults.

Before you begin:

Make sure that you have an active internet connection before performing any of the steps in the linked articles below.



Setting up the router / Reconfiguring the router 

The topics listed below will guide you on how to set up or reconfigure your Linksys router. Setting up your router for an internet connection may also depend on the settings of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).


Setting up the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Smart Setup Wizard
Setting up your Linksys router with Cable Internet service using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Setting up your Linksys router with a static IP account through Linksys cloud account

Configuring the WiFi settings of your router 

Once you have an internet connection on your router, you can now proceed in configuring the WiFi settings to connect your devices to the network. The links listed below will help you do the following:

  • Set up your WiFi network
  • Set up the WiFi security
  • Check or change the Username and Password of your router 

Changing the Wi-Fi settings using the Linksys cloud account
How to check and update the router password using your Linksys cloud account

Connecting computers and devices to your network 

This section will guide you on how to connect your computer and other devices to the network. 

Adding a wired computer to a Linksys router
Connecting wireless computers to your WiFi
How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account
Connecting and configuration tips for your Android™ devices
Connecting and configuration tips for your network storage drive or wireless camera

Cascading your router 

You can extend your existing WiFi network by connecting two routers, which are capable of sharing network resources. This process is called cascading.
With cascading routers, you can improve the performance of the network without removing your older router and isolating the network traffic.


Setting up your router to Bridge Mode 

Setting up your router to Bridge Mode is applicable if you want to do the following:


  • Connecting or cascading two routers with the capability of sharing the network resources.
  • Using your router as an additional access point on an existing network.
  • Connecting your router to another router or modem provided by your ISP.
  • Disabling the router functionalities of your device to work with third-party devices. 

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