Setting up a Linksys Mesh Router using

This article will help you setup the Linksys Mesh Router using the 

Before you begin:

Make sure you have the following ready:

  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • A modem or modem-router that is connected to the internet port of the node.  If you have a standard modem, you may need to power cycle the modem, just by turning it OFF and back ON.
  • Write down the default WiFi name and password located on the bottom of the parent node.


Step 1:
Turn ON the node and wait until the light is solid purple.

Step 2:
Connect your laptop to the default WiFi name of the node and enter the default WiFi password when prompted.

NOTE:  You can also connect to the node via an ethernet port.

Step 3:
Open a desktop browser and enter “” in the Address bar and hit [ENTER].

Step 4:
Click on the mobile image.

Step 5:
Enter “admin” as the default router password.

Step 6:
Click on the CA link at the bottom right-hand side.

Step 7:
Click on Connectivity.

Step 8:
Click on the CA Router Setup tab.

Step 9:
Create a WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi Password and click on Setup Node

NOTE:  The WiFi password is case sensitive.

While the settings are being applied, you will lose WiFi connectivity temporarily.

Step 10:
The light on top of the node will start to flash.

Step 11:
Connect to the new home WiFi you have created to continue setup.

Once connected, you will see the Your Master Node is now configured message.

Step 12:
If you want to add child nodes, power ON your child node and wait until the light is solid purple.  Click on Add Wireless Child Nodes and wait for the child node’s light to turn solid blue.  For wired nodes, connect your nodes to the network with an ethernet cable, wait until the light is solid purple, and then click on Add Wired Child Nodes.  When the child nodes have a solid blue light, click Ok.  

If you don’t want to add child nodes, proceed to the next step.

Step 13:
Go to the Basic tab and click Edit to change your admin password.  Once done, click Ok.

Step 14:
Check if your node is online.
  • If the light on the node is solid blue, your node is online, you have completed setting up you network.
  • If the light does not turn blue, you can try the following:
  • Power cycle your modem and wait if light turns solid blue after a few minutes.
  • If you use PPPoE connection or any other type of connection, you will need to enter your internet settings manually.  Go to the Internet Settings tab > Edit > and choose PPPoE or another Type of Internet Connection.  Enter your connection settings and click Ok then wait for the light on the node to turn solid blue.

QUICK TIP:  You can also check the internet status on the dashboard in the Network Status widget.

You should now have successfully set up your network.

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