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Setting up your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points

The Linksys Business Cloud Access Points provide a secure, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, and advanced security and management features so staff or members can bring their own devices to the workplace, and can stay connected to your network.
 
With the new Linksys Cloud Manager, you can conveniently check and manage your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points’ networks anytime and anywhere.  There are two ways to manage your access points.  After hardware installation, you can decide whether you want to manage your access points using the Linksys Cloud Manager or the Local interface.  Click the links below for instructions:
 

Via the Linksys Cloud Manager
Via the Local Interface

IMPORTANT:
  • By default, the access point’s IP address will be assigned by a DHCP server.  If there is no DHCP server in your network, the default IP address of the access point is 192.168.1.252.
  • Disabling or enabling the Linksys Cloud Manager will reset all settings.  You will need to set up your access point again.
  • Before setting up via the Linksys Cloud Manager, make sure to write down your access point’s MAC address and Serial number.  These can be found on the access point’s backplate or on the box it came in.
 
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Via the Linksys Cloud Manager
 
Step 1:
Turn ON your access point either through its power adapter or via a PoE switch.  If the light indicators are OFF, check if the power adapter, or the PoE cable, is properly connected on both ends.
 
Step 2:
Connect your access point to your router’s or switch's LAN port via an ethernet cable.
 
Step 3:
On your computer, launch a browser and go to http://business.linksys.com.
 
Step 4:
Click Register

NOTE:  If you already have an account, click
here.  Once you have accessed your account, proceed to Step 8.

 
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Step 5:
Fill in the required information then click the Register button.

 
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Step 6:
Create a custom Domain name then click Next.
 
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Step 7:
You will receive a confirmation email.  Click the link in the email body to proceed.
 
Step 8:
You will be redirected to the Linksys Cloud Manager to create a network.  Click on the Create network. button to do so.

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Step 9:
Enter your preferred Network name in the field then click Create.

NOTE:  The Networks page allows you to group your access points.  Clicking Add a note lets you add a description for the network.  Selecting an icon for your network also helps for better identification in multiple-network situations.

 
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Step 10:
You will be brought to the Access Points page.  Click on the Add new access point button.

 
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Step 11:
Enter the MAC address and Serial number of the access point you want to add then click Next.

NOTE:  The access point should be online before it can be added to the Cloud.

 
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Step 12:
Once the access point has been found, you can rename it by clicking on the Access point name field and replacing the MAC address into a custom name.  Click on Add access point once done.
 
NOTE:  If your access point shows that it is Offline after you have checked the connection and / or the LAN settings, you will need to delete the access point from the Cloud and add it again.  This can occur after adding a recently reset access point to the Linksys Cloud Manager.

 
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Step 13:
To add another access point, click the Add access point button.
 
Via the Local Interface

Follow these steps if you choose to disable the Linksys Cloud Manager and use the local web interface to manage your settings.
 
Step 1:
Turn ON your access point either through its power adapter or via a PoE switch.  If the light indicators are OFF, check if the power adapter, or the PoE cable, is properly connected on both ends.
 
Step 2:
Connect your access point to your router’s or switch's LAN port via an ethernet cable.
 
Step 3:
Using a computer that is connected to your existing network, open a web browser and enter the IP address of your access point in the Address bar.  You can check the IP address assigned by the router to the access point on the DHCP client’s table of your router’s web interface.  
 
NOTE:  If the access point does not detect a DHCP server in the network, it will default to 192.168.1.252.  By default, the access point is a client device.

 
Step 4:
Enter admin in both the Username and Password fields then click Log in.
 
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Step 5:
Click Disable Cloud Manager.
 
NOTE:  Disabling or enabling the Linksys Cloud Manager will reset all previously configured settings.
 
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Step 6:
Click on the Quick Start tab then click on the Launch… button to start the setup.

 
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Step 7:
On the Setup Wizard window, configure the appropriate settings and click Next to proceed.  You will need to set up the following:
  • Device Password
  • System Settings
  • IPv4 Address
  • Wireless Network
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Finish 
 
Step 8:
Click Submit then click on Finish to close the setup wizard.
 
You should now have successfully set up your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points.



Related Article:

Managing a Linksys Business Cloud Access Point via the Cloud vs the Local interface

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