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Setting up the Linksys Mesh Router using your mobile device

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

Requirements:

1.  Internet connection via a modem or modem router (gateway)
2.  The latest Linksys app

Before you begin

 
  • Download the latest Linksys app
  • Connect your modem or modem router to the internet port on the router.
  • If you have just a standard modem, you may need to power it down and power it back up.
 

Directions

Step 1:
Power up the router and wait for the light to turn solid purple.

Step 2:
Launch the app and tap on Set Up a New Wi-Fi Network for iOS of Launch setup for Android™ devices.

 
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Step 3:
Turn on the Bluetooth® if prompted.  

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NOTE:  If you’d rather set up the node without Bluetooth, tap on I would rather set up without Bluetooth to set up the node via WiFi instead.  You will have to connect your mobile device to the default WiFi name and enter the password located on the bottom of the router.

Step 4:
Tap on Mesh Wi-Fi Router (MR Series).

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Step 5:
Plug in the router and follow the instructions in the app.

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Step 6:
If the light on the router is blinking purple, tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple; otherwise, tap on No, It’s Not Blinking Purple for further instructions.

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Step 7:
The app will check the internet connection.

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NOTE:  If an internet connection is not detected especially for PPPoE connections or if you have a static IP address, you will be prompted to check your wiring.  If a connection is still not found, you will see a Do you have ISP settings to enter? link.  Tap the link and select your internet connection type.

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Step 8:
Create a Linksys server account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing credentials.

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Step 9: 
The app will link the router to your Linksys server account.

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Step 10:
Personalize your WiFi by creating a WiFi name and password then tap on Next.

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Step 11:
Select a name that best describes the location of the router you are currently setting up and tap on Next.

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

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Step 13:
If you have another router to add, tap on Add a Node; otherwise, tap on Skip this step.  You can always add a node to your network at a later time.

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Step 14:
On the next screen, tap on Next.

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Step 15:
Tap on Go to Dashboard.  Your WiFi should now be ready.  You can now connect your wireless clients to your WiFi including the mobile device you used for setting up the router.

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