Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0 - Adding an access point to a network

The Linksys Business Cloud Access Points provide secure, high-speed WiFi connectivity, and advanced security and management features that allow you to remotely manage organizations, access points, and networks anytime and anywhere.
With the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0, you can conveniently check and manage your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points’ networks anytime and anywhere.  Follow the steps below to learn how to add and set up an access point in a network.
Before you begin:
  • Write down your access point’s MAC address and serial number.  These can be found on the bottom of your access point or on the box it came in.
  • You can add an access point whether it’s online or not.  Once the access point is online, it will download the latest cloud configuration.
NOTE:  In this example, an access point that is connected to a network will be added.
Step 1:
Use an ethernet cable to connect the additional access point to your network, then power it ON by either with a power adapter or a PoE switch.
Step 2:
Access the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0.  For instructions, click

NOTE:  If you have not yet created an account, click
here to learn how.
Step 3:
Select your preferred Organization.  However, you will automatically go to the Networks page if you only have one Organization.


Step 4:
From the Networks tab, select the Network you would like to add the access point to, click on the ellipsis, and then click on Devices.

NOTE:  If you have not yet created a network, click New Network then click
here for further instructions.

Step 5:
From the Devices tab, click on Add a New Device.
QUICK TIP:  If an access point has been added prior to this step, click on the Add Access Point button instead at the upper right side of the screen.
Step 6:
Click Add a New Device.

NOTE:  You can also click Take existing from the inventory if you prefer adding an access point that is currently in inventory.

Step 7:
Enter the Serial Number and MAC Address of the access point you want to add then click .
Step 8:
The default name of the access point is its MAC address.  If you want to change the name, simply enter a custom name in the Access Point Name field.
Step 9:
Click Add once you're done. 

You should now have successfully added an access point to a network.

NOTE:  If your access point is not detected, connect to its network, log in through the local interface, then check the LAN settings.  If you’re still having problems adding the access point,  please reach out to Linksys SMB Tech Support.

Related Article:

Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0 - Networks page

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