Setting up the Linksys Mesh Router using your mobile device
This article will teach you how to set up the Linksys Mesh Router using your mobile device.
1. Internet connection via a modem or modem router (gateway)
2. The latest Linksys app
Before you begin
- Download the latest Linksys app
- Connect your modem or modem router to the internet port on the router.
If you have just a standard modem, you may need to power cycle it.
Power ON the router and wait for the light to turn solid purple.
Launch the Linksys app and tap on Set up a New Wi-Fi Network.
NOTE: Images may vary depending on the device you're using.
Tap on Mesh WiFi Router (MR Series).
Turn ON Bluetooth® if prompted.
NOTE: If you’d rather set up the node without Bluetooth, tap on I would rather set up without Bluetooth to set up the node via WiFi instead. You will have to connect your mobile device to the default WiFi name and enter the password located on the bottom of the router.
Plug in the router and follow the instructions in the app.
If the light on the router is blinking purple, tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple; otherwise, tap on No, It’s Not Blinking Purple for further instructions.
The app will check the internet connection.
NOTE: If an internet connection is not detected especially for PPPoE connections or if you have a static IP address, you will be prompted to check your wiring. If a connection is still not found, you will see a Do you have ISP settings to enter? link. Tap the link and select your internet connection type.
Create a Linksys cloud account or tap on Log in here to enter your existing credentials.
The app will link the router to your Linksys server account.
Personalize your WiFi by creating a WiFi name and password then tap on Next.
Select a name that best describes the location of the router you are currently setting up and tap on Next.
Success! You have set up the router. Tap on Next.
If you have another router to add, tap on Add a Node; otherwise, tap on Skip this step. You can always add a node to your network at a later time.
On the next screen, tap on Next.
Tap on Go to Dashboard. Your WiFi should now be ready. You can now connect your WiFi clients to your WiFi including the mobile device you used for setting up the router.