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Linksys Cloud Manager: Networks page

The Networks page of the Linksys Cloud Manager is the landing page of your account.  Here, you can select a network to enter and configure its settings.  Your Linksys Cloud Manager can have unlimited access points and networks.

Overview of the Networks page

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How to identify which network you are in
How to switch to another network
How to delete a network
How to locate the Inventory and move an access point to a network
More about the Networks page

How to identify which network you are in
 
Once you have selected a network, its name will appear on the top-left section of the page.   
 
IMPORTANT: 
To prevent making changes to the wrong network, make sure to select the correct name from the network list.  Similar to the image below, the name assigned to the network will appear on the top-left section of the page.

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How to switch to another network
 
The name of the current network you are in should appear on the top-left section of the page.  To switch from one network to another, click the drop-down menu alongside the network name and select a different network to access.

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How to delete a network
 
To delete a network, follow the steps below:
 
NOTE:  Any access point in the network that you are about to delete will be moved to Inventory.

 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.


Step 2:
Click on the ellipsis icon of the network you want to delete.
 
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Step 3:
Select Delete from the list.
 
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Step 4:
Click on Delete again.

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How to locate the Inventory and move an access point to a network
 
The Inventory is found under the domain icon located at the top-right section of the Networks page.  In the example below, clicking on the w icon will allow you to select Inventory on the drop-down menu.

 
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To move an access point from the Inventory to a network, click on the check box of the access point you want to transfer then select Move.  Click the radio button of the network then click Add.
 
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More about the Networks page

Status
Clients
Traffic
Settings
Map view
New Network
Account settings vs Members
 
Status
 
This section displays a list of all your networks.  And each network can have unlimited access points.  To sort the list by preference, click on Status ↑.  You can sort by Status, Network name, Date created, and Total access points.  For each category, you can either select Ascendent or Descendent.
 
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NOTE:  Access a network by clicking on its name.  In the example below, the network names are Training team and Web team.
 
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Clients
 
The Clients section displays the total online clients in a network.  In the example below, only one client is connected to the network.

 
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Traffic
 
This section displays the current traffic of a network.  Results vary depending on its connection.

 
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Settings
 
Each network has an individual ellipsis icon.  Clicking this section displays the settings of each network.

 
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Description:
 
  • Overview – Provides information on a network, its access points and client devices.  To know more, click here.
  • Access Points – Displays a list of all access points in the network.  Always make sure you are in the correct network prior to managing an access point to prevent configuring access points in other locations.  To know more, click here.
  • SSIDs – This page lets you create and edit wireless profiles.  A network can have unlimited SSIDs.  To know more, click here.
  • Clients – Shows information about the client in the network.  To know more, click here.
  • Settings – This page is where you can configure settings for the network you are currently in.  To configure settings for another network, simply switch networks.  To learn more, click here.
  • Delete – This will delete a network permanently.  Any access point associated to this network can be moved to Inventory
NOTE:  To permanently delete an access point, go to the Access Points page.  Click the Checkbox that corresponds to the access point, then click Delete.  Click here for more information.
 
Map view

Clicking the ellipsis icon beside New network displays the Map view option.  This allows you to identify the location of an access point (or multiple access points).

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NOTE:  Make sure to first set the location of each access point in order to see the location through the Map view. 
 
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To set the location, click on the ellipsis User-added image icon of a network then go to Access Points.  Click on a specific access point name in the list.  Then click on Details and go to Location.  Click on Edit.  Update the location, if necessary, then click on Save.
 
Map view

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As you select a network from the list, a locator User-added image icon will appear.  Click on that locator icon to display the location of your access point.
 
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New Network
 
Add a network to the list through the New network button.  This section of the Linksys Cloud Manager also allows you to group your access points.

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Directions:
 
 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
Click on the New network button.
 
Step 3:
Enter your preferred network name in the field then click Create.  
 
NOTE:  Selecting Add a note and picking an icon under the Select icon section make for better identification in multiple-network situations.
 
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Step 4:
You will be brought to the Access Points section.  Click on the Add new access point button.
 

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Step 5:
Enter the MAC address and Serial number of the access point you want to add then click Next.

NOTE:  The access point needs to be online before it can be added to the network.

 
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Step 6:
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.

 
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NOTE: ​ If your access point is not ON or is not connected to the network, it will appear as Offline in the Linksys Cloud Manager.

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Step 7:
Your access point is now associated to your account.  To add another access point, click the Add access point button.

 
Account settings vs Members

Account settings 

This section allows you to manage your Cloud account's Profile, Security and Members.  To access this section, click on your account name on the top-right section and select Account settings from the drop-down menu. 
 
Adding Members from the Account settings option, are members who will have access to all the networks.  You can also transfer administrative ownership to another member.

 
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Members
 
Members are people who have access to a certain Network only.
 
Select a Network to add members.  On the page that opens, click on the person icon located just under your account icon then click on the New member button.  Enter an email address, select either Manager or Viewer and click Save once done.
 

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Manager role description:
  • Access is only in networks they are given access to
  • Not allowed to add other members
  • Not allowed to add other networks
  • Access to all network settings and configuration with Read and Write permissions except:
    • Deleting a network or an access point
    • Inventory access (can only move an access point to Inventory)
Viewer role description:
  • Access is only in the networks they are given access to 
  • Read permissions to all of the network settings and members
  • No Inventory access

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