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Manually setting up the Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point

The Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point will be in Access Point mode by default.  To change the mode to Range Extender mode, you will need to reset the Linksys WAP1200AC and run the setup software. 
 
Follow the steps below to manually set up the Linksys WAP1200AC.
 
Step 1:
Plug the Linksys WAP1200AC into a wall outlet.
 
NOTE:  Wait for the Light Emitting Diode (LED) light to change to amber.  To learn more about this device’s LED behavior, click here.
 
Step 2:
Connect a wireless computer or a mobile device to Linksys AP Setup – xxx which is the Linksys WAP1200AC’s default SSID. 
 
QUICK TIP:  xxx are the last three (3) characters of the access point’s MAC Address.  The MAC Address of your access point is located on the label at the back of the device. 
 
Step 3:
Open a web browser and enter "http://ap.linksys.com" or 192.168.1.1 in the Address bar to launch setup.
 
Step 4:
Click the Manual Setup link to bypass the Setup Wizard.

 
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Step 5:
Enter the default Password which is admin.
 
Step 6:
On Wireless > Basic Settings, enable your 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Extended Wireless Settings by checking the Enabled boxes on each band.
 
Step 7:
Create your network names by entering a wireless network name and a password in the Network Name (SSID) and Password fields for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

 
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Step 8:
Click the drop down arrow for the User-added image and select your desired wireless options for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

Step 9:
Click Save when you are done.

 

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