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Setting up the Linksys Mesh Router using your Android mobile device

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This article will teach you how to set up the Linksys Mesh Router on your Android™ mobile device.  


1.  A modem or modem router with internet connection
2.  An Android mobile device with the latest Linksys app version 


Step 1:
Disconnect the modem from the power outlet and remove your existing router. 

Step 2:
Connect the modem to the internet port on the router.

Step 3:
Connect the modem and the router to the power outlet.  Wait for the light on the router to turn solid purple.

Step 4:
Once the light on the router is solid purple open the Linksys app and tap on Launch setup

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NOTE:  The images in this article may vary with the app and the router's model number.

Step 5:
Turn on the Bluetooth® if prompted.  

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If you get the following prompt, select an option to continue.

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Step 6:
The app will start to search for your router.

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If the router is not found, you may be prompted to select what type of device you are setting up, tap on Mesh Wi-Fi Router (MR Series).
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Step 7:
Check the light on the router.  If it is blinking purple, tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple.  If the light on your router is not blinking purple, tap on No, It’s not Blinking Purple to search again.

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Step 8:
The app will now check if your router has an internet connection.

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NOTE:  If you are using a mobile device that does not have a data plan, you will be prompted to connect to the router’s default Wi-Fi name. The Wi-Fi name and password are located on the bottom of the router.  This is a temporary connection only.  Once you are connected to the default Wi-Fi name, go back to the app and tap on Next to continue.

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Step 9:
Create a Linksys server account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing account credentials.

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Step 10:
Personalize your Wi-Fi by creating a Wi-Fi name and password, tap on Next, and wait for your new Wi-Fi settings to apply.

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Step 11:
Select a location for the router or tap on Name it something else if you want to customize the name.

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Step 12:
Success!  You have set up your router.  Tap on Next.

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Step 13:
If you need to add another node or mesh router that supports child mode, tap on Add a Node, otherwise tap on Skip this step.  You can always add a node or mesh router later.

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Step 14:
Updates for the router will automatically happen overnight.  The router can also report crashes to Linksys to make your Wi-Fi better.  Tap on Next.

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Step 15:
Your Wi-Fi is ready.  You can now connect your devices to the Wi-Fi or to the LAN port if needed.  Tap on Go to Dashboard to see the status of your connection and devices.

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Related Articles:

Getting to know the Linksys MR6350
Getting to know the Linksys MR8300 Mesh WiFi Router, AC2200, MU-MIMO
Getting to know the Linksys MR9000 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5 Router

Related Video:

Setting up the Linksys MR8300 (VIDEO)

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