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Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
HARDWARE INFORMATION
  1. What is the Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point?
  2. What are included in the Linksys WAP1200AC package?
  3. What are the parts of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  4. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  5. What is the power rate of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  6. What are the product features of my Linksys WAP1200AC?
  7. What are the product requirements when using my Linksys WAP1200AC?
  8. How do I position the antennas of my Linksys WAP1200AC to optimize maximum signal strength?
SETUP & INSTALLATION
  1. How do I set up the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  2. Can I set up the Linksys WAP1200AC using a smart mobile device?
  3. What is the default IP Address and password of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  4. What are the two (2) setup modes of my Linksys WAP1200AC?
  5. How do I set up my Linksys WAP1200AC to work as an access point?
  6. How do I set up my Linksys WAP1200AC to work as a range extender?
  7. How do I reset my Linksys WAP1200AC?
  8. How do I identify what mode the Linksys WAP1200AC is in?
  9. How do I switch from Access Point mode to Range Extender mode?
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
  1. How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
WIRELESS CONNECTION & SECURITY
  1. What is the maximum Data Rate speed for each band?
  2. Which wireless connection standards and frequencies are supported by the Linksys WAP1200AC?
  3. What wireless security modes does the Linksys WAP1200AC support?
  4. Can I change the Extended Wireless Settings of my access point while on Range Extender mode?
  5. Where can I find the MAC Address of my access point for Wireless MAC Filtering?
  6. What is Cross Band technology, and does my Linksys WAP1200AC support it?
  7. What options can I select if I want to manually set up the Cross Band settings?
  8. What is the Spot Finder Technology?

HARDWARE INFORMATION
 
1.  What is the Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point is the latest in the AC-series access points which utilizes the Cross Band technology.  It can be used as a Wireless Range Extender or a Wired Access Point.  Both functions maximize simultaneous use of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands for high speed data transfer, uninterrupted streaming, and gaming.  For detailed information about the product features and specification of the Linksys WAP1200AC, click here.
 
NOTE:  This product is only available in the Middle East markets.
 
2.  What are included in the Linksys WAP1200AC package?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC has the following package inclusions:
  • One (1) Linksys WAP1200AC
  • Quick Start Guide
3.  What are the parts of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC has the following parts:
  • LEDs – Power / WPS and Ethernet (link/activity)
  • Buttons:
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
    • Reset button
  • Two (2) non-detachable antennas
  • One (1) ETHERNET port 
4.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For Middle East, the hardware warranty is two (2) years.  For more information about your device’s warranty, click here.
 
5.  What is the power rate of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The power supply of the Linksys WAP1200AC is 100 V – 240 V (0.5 A, 50 / 60 Hz).
 
6.  What are the product features of my Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
Below are the major product features of the Linksys WAP1200AC:
  • Concurrent dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • 802.11ac Wireless technology
  • Compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Data Rate of up to 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and up to 867 Mbps for 5 GHz
  • Two (2) external non-detachable antennas
  • 2 x 2 Spatial Streams
  • One (1) 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet port with auto MDIX sensing
  • Spot Finder technology (on Range Extender Mode only)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
  • Browser-based Setup (BBS)
  • Cross Band technology  (on Range Extender Mode only)
  • Beamforming technology
7.  What are the product requirements when using my Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The following are the product requirements when using your Linksys WAP1200AC:
  • Wi-Fi enabled computers or mobile devices
  • AC power outlet
  • Ethernet router or switch with available RJ45 Ethernet port and RJ45 Cable for Access Point mode or wireless network for Range Extender mode
  • For browser configuration:
    • Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
    • Safari® 5.1 for Mac® or higher
    • Google Chrome™ 25.0 or higher
    • Firefox® 20 or higher
8.  How do I position the antennas of my Linksys WAP1200AC to optimize maximum signal strength?
 
The two (2) non-detachable antennas are adjustable to different positions depending on its location in the home.  To optimize your antennas’ maximum signal strength, follow the recommended positions.  To learn more about this, click here.
 
IMPORTANT:  The antennas are fixed and can ONLY rotate at 180 degrees.  Do NOT force the antennas too far back, otherwise, they will break.
 

SETUP & INSTALLATION
 
1.  How do I set up the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
Setting up the Linksys WAP1200AC is made fast and easy because of its CD-less setup.  Now you can run the setup from a web browser even if the access point does not initially have an Internet connection and is on factory default settings.  For instructions on how to manually set up the Linksys WAP1200AC, click here.  You can also set up the Linksys WAP1200AC on Access Point mode or Range Extender mode.
 
2.  Can I set up the Linksys WAP1200AC using a smart mobile device?
 
Yes.  Any mobile device or wireless computer can be used to set up the Linksys WAP1200AC.
 
3.  What is the default IP Address and password of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
If the Linksys WAP1200AC does not detect a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server in your network and has not obtained an IP Address from a router, its default IP Address is 192.168.1.1.  The default password is admin.
 
4.  What are the two (2) setup modes of my Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC can be set up in two (2) modes.  These are:
  • Wired Range Extender Access Point mode (requires an Ethernet cable connected to your existing network)
  • Wireless Range Extender mode
5.  How do I set up my Linksys WAP1200AC to work as an access point?
                                                                                        
For instructions on how to set up the Linksys WAP1200AC to work as an access point, click here.
 
6.  How do I set up my Linksys WAP1200AC to work as a range extender?
 
To learn how to set up the Linksys WAP1200AC as a range extender, here.
 
7.  How do I reset my Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
Press and hold the Reset button of your Linksys WAP1200AC for 10 seconds to reset it to factory default settings.
 
8.  How do I identify what mode the Linksys WAP1200AC is in?
 
After setup, access the Linksys WAP1200AC’s web-based setup page to view the updated top header name. 
 
NOTE:  If the Linksys WAP1200AC is on access point mode, the top header will read Dual Band Wireless Access Point.  If it is on range extender mode, the top header will read Dual Band Wireless Range Extender.
 
9.  How do I switch from Access Point mode to Range Extender mode?
 
You will need to Reset your Linksys WAP1200AC for 10 seconds and run the setup wizard.
 
NOTE:  Resetting the Linksys WAP1200AC will revert it to factory default settings.
 
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
 
1.  How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
There are two (2) ways to upgrade the Linksys WAP1200AC, through Auto-upgrade or manual upgrade.  For detailed instructions on how to do these, click here.
 
WIRELESS CONNECTION & SECURITY
 
1.  What is the maximum Data Rate speed for each band?
 
The maximum data rate speed of the Linksys WAP1200AC is up to 300 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz band and up to 867 Mbps for the 5 GHz band.
 
2.  Which wireless connection standards and frequencies are supported by the Linksys WAP1200AC?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC supported standards are 802.11b802.11g802.11n802.11a and 802.11ac.  It also supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies simultaneously.
 
3.  What wireless security modes does the Linksys WAP1200AC support?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC supports the following wireless security modes:
  • Extender mode (Wireless Settings) supports WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode, WPA2 Personal and WEP
  • Extender mode & Acess Point mode (Extended Wireless Settings) supports WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode, WPA2 Personal and WEP 
4.  Can I change the Extended Wireless Settings of my access point while on Range Extender mode?  

Yes.   The Extended Wireless Settings feature of your Linksys WAP1200AC is the wireless link between the range extender and the wireless clients.  By default, the range extender follows the wireless settings of your router.  To learn how to change the wireless network name, click here.
 
5.  Where can I find the MAC Address of my access point for Wireless MAC Filtering?
 
You can find the wireless MAC Address of your Linksys WAP1200AC on its web-based setup page.  To do this, go to Status > WLAN Statistics > Seen by Upstream AP
 
NOTE:  If the Linksys WAP1200AC is on Access Point mode, this field will not be displayed since the Acess Point is wired to the router.
 
QUICK TIP:  Now that you have found the MAC Address of your range extender, you can use it to configure the Wireless MAC filter feature of your router.  Click here to learn how to configure wireless MAC Filter using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.
 
6.  What is Cross Band technology, and does my Linksys WAP1200AC support it?
 
The Linksys WAP1200AC supports Cross Band technology.  This technology maximizes the simultaneous use of both bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) for high speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming.  To get an overview of the manual settings of the Cross Band feature, click here.
 
7.  What options can I select if I want to manually set up the Cross Band settings?
 
Below are the scenarios on what adjustments to make:
  • Non-Cross Dual Band - This option disables the Cross Band feature of the Linksys WAP1200AC.
  • Cross-Dual Band - This option turns the Cross Band feature ON.
  • 2.4 GHz Only - Choose this option if you want to force data to transmit through 2.4 GHz ONLY between extender and root.
  • 5 GHz Only - Choose this option if you want to force data to transmit through 5 GHz ONLY between extender and root.
NOTE:  It is highly recommended to leave the Cross Band feature on Auto.  If you need to know more about the manual settings of the Cross Band feature, click here.
 
8.  What is the Spot Finder Technology?
 
The Spot Finder technology determines the signal strength of your Linksys WAP1200AC.  It lets you know if your Linksys WAP1200AC is too close or too far from your router.
 
IMPORTANT:  The Spot Finder technology is ONLY available when your Linksys WAP1200AC is on Range Extender mode.
 

 

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