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Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wi-Fi Access Point Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
     HARDWARE INFORMATION
 
  1. What is the Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wi-Fi Access Point?
  2. What is included in the Linksys WAP750AC package?
  3. What are the parts of the Linksys WAP750AC?
  4. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WAP750AC?
  5. What is the power rate of the Linksys WAP750AC?
  6. What are the product features of my Linksys WAP750AC?
  7. What are the product requirements when using my Linksys WAP750AC?
  8. How do I position the antennas of my Linksys WAP750AC to optimize maximum signal strength?
 
     SETUP & INSTALLATION
 
  1. How do I set up the Linksys WAP750AC?
  2. Can I set up the Linksys WAP750AC using a smart mobile device?
  3. What is the default IP address and password of the Linksys WAP750AC?
  4. What are the two (2) setup modes of my Linksys WAP750AC?
  5. How do I set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work as an access point?
  6. How do I set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work as a range extender?
  7. Can I manually set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work on Access Point mode?
  8. Can I manually set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work on Range Extender mode?
  9. How do I reset my Linksys WAP750AC?
  10. How do I identify what mode the Linksys WAP750AC is in?
  11. How do I switch from Access Point mode to Range Extender mode?
 
     FIRMWARE UPGRADE
 
  1. How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
     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 WAP750AC?
  3. What wireless security modes do the Linksys WAP750AC 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 WAP750AC support it?
  7. What options can I select if I want to manually setup the Cross Band settings?
  8. What is the Spot Finder Technology?
 

HARDWARE INFORMATION
 
1.  What is the Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wi-Fi Access Point?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wireless Access Point is the latest AC-series access point that utilizes Cross-Band Technology.  This maximizes simultaneous use of both bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) for high speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming.  It receives a signal on one (1) frequency and transmits simultaneously on another channel for the purpose of full duplex communication.  You can choose to use the Linksys WAP750AC as an Access Point or as a Wireless Extender.  For more information about the Linksys WAP750AC, click here.
 
2.  What is included in the Linksys WAP750AC package?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC has the following package inclusions:
  • One (1) Linksys WAP750AC AC750 Wi-Fi Access Point
  • Quick Start Guide
3.  What are the parts of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC has the following parts:
  • Ports – One (1) 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet port
  • LEDs – Power / WPS and Ethernet (link/activity)
  • Antennas – Two (2) external non-detachable antennas
  • Buttons:
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
    • Reset button
NOTE:  For detailed information about the product features and specification of the Linksys WAP750AC, click here.
 
4.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device’s warranty, click here.
 
5.  What is the power rate of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
The power supply of the Linksys WAP750AC is 100 V – 240 V (0.5 A, 50 / 60 Hz).
 
6.  What are the product features of my Linksys WAP750AC?

Below are the major product features of the Linksys WAP750AC:

 
  • Access Point or Wireless Extender mode
  • Concurrent Dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Two (2) External non-detachable antennas
  • 2x2 Spatial Streams (2.4 GHz)
  • One (1) 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet port (auto MDIX sensing)
  • Browser-based setup
  • Spot Finder Technology (on Range Extender mode only)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
  • Wireless Security
  • Cross-Band Technology (on Range Extender mode only)
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Boost Wi-Fi range up to 6,500 sq ft
7.  What are the product requirements when using my Linksys WAP750AC?
 
The following are the product requirements when using your Linksys WAP750AC:

 
  • 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-based setup:
    • 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 WAP750AC 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 WAP750AC?
 
Setting up the Linksys WAP750AC 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 settings.  Click here to learn how to set up the Linksys WAP750AC on Access Point mode.  For instructions on how to set up the Linksys WAP750AC on Range Extender mode, click here.
 
2.  Can I set up the Linksys WAP750AC using a smart mobile device?
 
Yes.  Any mobile device or wireless computer can be used to set up the Linksys WAP750AC.
 
3.  What is the default IP address and password of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
If the Linksys WAP750AC does not detect a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server in your network and has not obtained an Internet Protocol (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 WAP750AC?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC 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 WAP750AC to work as an access point?

To learn how to set up the Linksys WAP750AC to work as an access point, click here.

6.  How do I set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work as a range extender?
 
To learn how to set up the Linksys WAP750AC to work as a range extender, click here.
 
7.  Can I manually set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work on Access Point mode?
 
Yes.  To know the specific instructions, click here.
 
QUICK TIP:  The default mode when choosing manual setup is Access Point mode. 
 
8.  Can I manually set up my Linksys WAP750AC to work on Range Extender mode?
 
Yes.  The default mode when choosing manual setup is Access Point mode.  In order to change the mode to Range Extender mode, you will need to reset your Linksys WAP750AC and run the setup wizard.  For instructions, click here.
 
9.  How do I reset my Linksys WAP750AC?
 
Press and hold the Reset button of your Linksys WAP750AC for 10 seconds to reset it to factory default settings.
 
10.  How do I identify what mode the Linksys WAP750AC is in?
 
After setup, access the Linksys WAP750AC’s web-based setup page to view the updated top header name. 
 
NOTE:  If the Linksys WAP750AC 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.

 
11.  How do I switch from Access Point mode to Range Extender mode?
 
You will need to Reset your Linksys WAP750AC for 10 seconds and run the setup wizard.
 
NOTE:  Resetting the Linksys WAP750AC will bring it back to factory settings.
 
FIRMWARE UPGRADE

 
1.  How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
There are two (2) ways to upgrade:  either 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 WAP750AC is up to 300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and up to 433 Mbps for 5 GHz.
 
2.  Which wireless connection standards and frequencies are supported by the Linksys WAP750AC?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC 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 do the Linksys WAP750AC support?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC supports the following wireless security modes:

 
  • Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
  • WPA/ WPA2 Mixed Mode
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 WAP750AC 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 Linksys WAP750AC's Extended Wireless settings, 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 WAP750AC in its web-based setup page.  To do this, go to Status > WLAN Statistics > Seen by Upstream AP
 
NOTE:  If the Linksys WAP750AC is on Access Point (AP) mode, this field will not be displayed since the AP is wired to the router.
 
QUICK TIP:  Now that you have found the MAC address of your range extender, you can use that 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 WAP750AC support it?
 
The Linksys WAP750AC 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.
 
7What 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 WAP750AC.
  • Cross Dual Band - This option turns the Cross Band feature ON.
  • 2.4G Only - Choose this option if you want to force data to transmit through 2.4 GHz ONLY between extender and root.
  • 5G 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 WAP750AC.  It lets you know if your Linksys WAP750AC is too close or too far from your router.
 
IMPORTANT:  The Spot Finder technology is ONLY available when your Linksys WAP750AC is on Range Extender mode.

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