4 Ways the Linksys App Can Improve Your Online Life
Gone are the days when you had to be in front of your router to manage your home network. With the Linksys App, you can monitor and seamlessly manage your network in real-time from the palm of your hand, no matter where you are. That’s a good thing, because your on-the-go, always connected lifestyle needs a home Wi-Fi network that can support it. Here are four reasons to switch to the Linksys App today.
1. Guest Access
Inviting your guests to share your Wi-Fi connection doesn’t mean granting them access to your entire network. It’s much easier to enjoy their visit when their devices aren’t dragging down your home network's performance and risking security breaches or other tech issues. Turn on the guest network on your router to create an additional SSID for guests to access, then use the Linksys App to share the new network’s password with a visitor via text message or email.
2. Parental Controls
No matter how invested you are in keeping your kids safe online, you won’t always be looking over their shoulders while they’re using their Wi-Fi devices. That’s where parental controls come in. With the Linksys App, it’s easy to ensure a clean, safe network for any user—just select each device and set up rules for its use.
3. Device Prioritization
In a house filled with computers, smartphones, tablets, and other connection-hungry devices, your router can’t always figure out which one should take top billing. Do you notice your Netflix connection getting choppy when you’re downloading files on your laptop or your kids are playing online games? With the Linksys App, you can ensure your living room smart TV always takes first priority when there are other machines pulling bandwidth at the same time.
4. Device List
Whether there’s an issue on your network or you’re only interested in keeping an eye on usage, the knowledge of what—and when—devices are connected to your network will keep your Wi-Fi running safer, smoother and more securely. With the Linksys App’s Device list, you can get a real-time glance at everything that’s connected to your network—laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles, Wi-Fi printers, and even IoT devices such as the thermostat and door lock.