Overview of the Linksys Intelligent Mesh's LinksysSmartWiFi.com page

This article will give you an overview of your router's LinksysSmartWiFi.com page. To learn how to access the LinksysSmartWiFi.com, click here.


NOTE: Images and features may vary depending on the model of your router.
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Device List
The Device List page displays the list of devices that have connected to the router.

Guest Access
The Guest Access page allows you to configure your dual-band Guest Wi-Fi settings. Your Guest Wi-Fi uses WPA2™ WiFi encryption.

Parental ControlsParental Controls is used to manage the usage and block internet access on a connected device or of specific sites per device.

The Linksys router can give devices on your home network priority for internet access.  You can choose up to three devices – wired or wireless – to move to the front of the WiFi line.  The rest of the devices on your network will share the remaining bandwidth.  You might want to assign priority for work devices, devices that stream video or devices that you use for online gaming.  To know how to configure this feature, click here.

Mobile Gaming
NOTE:  This feature is only for Linksys MX4200SH.

Mobile Gaming allows you to prioritize internet usage per device.  High Priority devices (wired or via WiFi) will always stay connected.  Normal Priority devices share the leftover capacity.  Drag and drop devices to change from Normal Priority to High Priority and vice versa.  You may click on Reset Mobile Gaming to reset this page.

It is recommended to put devices used to stream videos or play online games and other demanding application on High Priority.

Speed Check
The Speed Check feature helps measure the download (from the internet) and upload (to the internet) speeds of your WiFi.  It is a good way to find out whether you are getting the level of service provided by your ISP.

Download Speed is the rate at which internet content is transferred to your mesh system.  
Upload Speed is how quickly you can upload content to the internet.
NOTE:  Speeds may vary depending on several factors, including how many devices are connected to your WiFi and what those devices are doing.
External StorageThe External Storage feature of the node allows you to connect an external storage device into the USB port on the node and share the entire drive.  This feature is not present in other mesh systems.

If there is more than one USB hard drive connected to several nodes in the same network, the list of drives will also display.

NOTE:  The External Storage widget will only display on the parent node.


The following settings will be displayed: 
  • The router's name (e.g., Family Room and Living Room)
  • The hard drive’s information:
    • The name of the hard drive/partition
    • The storage capacity and total storage used for every hard drive or partition
    • The IP address for SMB access – computers within your network can access the storage device connected. 
  • The Refresh button
  • The eject icon – Click on this to ensure that your hard drive will be safely removed, and file corruption prevented.
  • Authentication – To enable it, simply toggle the sliding switch to the ON position.  Enter your preferred Username and Password and click on Apply to save your changes then click Ok.
When Authentication is enabled, access to the storage device will be available only to those who have the username and password that you have set.  Authentication is disabled by default.
Authentication requirements:

The username should have a minimum of four and maximum of 12 alphanumeric characters while the password should have a minimum of four and maximum of 50 alphanumeric characters.  Both can include characters such as an underscore ( _ ) or a dash ( — ).

ConnectivityThe Connectivity page has the following tabs:
  • The Basic tab allows you to update your Admin Password, check for a Firmware Update and change your Time Zone. 
  • The Internet Settings tab allows you to change your Connection Type, MTU Size, and enable MAC Address Clone.
  • The Local Network tab allows you to configure your Router Details and DHCP Server.
  • The Advanced Routing tab allows you to enable or disable NAT, Dynamic Routing (RIP), and configure Static Routing.
  • The Administration tab allows you to enable or disable the Local Management Access, UPnP, Application Layer Gateway, and Express Forwarding.
  • The CA Router Setup tab allows you to add wired and wireless child nodes.  For instructions, click here.
TroubleshootingThe Troubleshooting page allows you to diagnose and troubleshoot problems you may be having in your network.  It provides useful information about your connected devices and network details.  You can also reset or restart your mesh system on this page.

Wi-Fi SettingsNOTE:  Wireless Security options vary by model.

The Wi-Fi Settings page allows you to change the wireless configuration of your mesh system.  The Wi-Fi password is masked.

On the Wi-Fi Protected Setup tab, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is disabled by default.

SecurityThe Security page allows you to keep your WiFi safe from internet threats.  You can also configure port forwarding and DDNS settings.


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