How to identify child nodes using the Linksys app

The Linksys Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System sends flawless, full-strength WiFi across your entire home.  Each node increases the WiFi range by 2,000 sq. ft. and you can continue to add more nodes to grow your mesh network.  This article will guide you on how to identify your child nodes, check their details, and identify which node your child nodes are connected to.

Before you begin:
 
  • Parent node:  A parent node is a node connected to your modem or gateway. 
  • Child node:  A child node is another node that extends your network.
 
 
Directions

Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys app and access the dashboard.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
Tap the menu
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Step 3:

Tap Network Administration.

 
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Step 4:
Tap on a child node (e.g., Living Room).

 
QUICK TIPS:  
 
  • Nodes appear by the location name you selected during setup. 
  • The parent node is the main node connected to your existing network or router.  The parent node is the first node on the list of nodes and all others are considered child nodes.
  • If your other nodes are not showing up on the Network Administration screen, you may need to add them to your network.  Click here for instructions.
  • To learn about the light behavior of your node, go to Network Administration > Node light info.
 
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You will be taken to the node's page and you will see the details below.  

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  • Name of your node - If you need to change the current name of your node, tap on this section and then tap Save once done.
  • Signal Strength - Displays the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of the child node.
 
NOTE:  To view information about the RSSI values, you can either tap on Details or the Learn more about Signal Strength link in the Linksys app.  With RSSI, you can monitor the connection of a node and make adjustments accordingly.  If your signal shows as Fair or Weak, try relocating or moving your child node closer to another node and check your child node’s signal again.
 

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  • Connected to xxx where xxx is the name of the node to which your child node is connected.  In the example above, the Living Room router is shown as connected to the Office router.
  • Serial Number - Displays the unique serial number of your node.
  • Model Number Displays the model number of your node.
  • Firmware Version - Displays the firmware version of your node.
  • IP Address - Displays the current IP address of your node.
 
NOTE:  The parent node will display both LAN and WAN IP addresses, while the child nodes will only display a LAN IP address. 

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