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Getting to know the Linksys E1550

The Linksys E1550 is a Wireless-N Router with SpeedBoost.  It is one of the latest Linksys Wireless-N Routers that offer optimum performance for wireless connection in your network.

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What's included in the box?

•  Linksys E1550 Wireless-N Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch and USB Port
•  Linksys Connect software, AC adapter (12 volt 1 amp), Ethernet cable (blue)
•  Owner's manual (On CD)

Product Features

•  Wireless-N technology
Utilizes MIMO technology to deliver improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.

•  SpeedBoost technology
Maintains high speed connection throughout your home.

•  Up to 300 Mbps data transfer rates
For fast, efficient operation on the 2.4 Ghz Channel

•  4-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch
Provides wired connection of up to 4 devices.

•  Built-in USB port
For connecting an external storage device only.  The USB Port DOES NOT SUPPORT VIRTUAL USB FOR USB PRINTERS.  It simply supports Network File Sharing for Attached Hard Drives and Flash Drives.

•  LEDs
Include Power, Internet, Wi-Fi Protected Setup and Ethernet (1-4).

•  WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall protection
Keeps your network secure.

•  Parental controls
Block specific Web sites and restrict Internet access during certain hours.

•  Set up a separate, password-protected guest network
To let visitors access the Internet without having access to your computers or data.

•  Linksys Connect software version 1.4
Allows you to set up your wireless network easily.  Advanced Settings allow you to customize your network.

Product Overview

Aerial View

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Back Panel

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Ethernet 1-4 (Green) – Using Ethernet cables, these Ethernet ports (1-4) connect the router to computers and other Ethernet network devices on your wired network.  The green light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.

NOTE:  An Ethernet cable is also called a network or Internet cable.

 Internet (Green) – Using an Ethernet cable, the Internet port connects the router to your Internet connection, which is typically a Cable or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem.  The green light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) – If you have wireless devices, such as wireless adapters, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then you can use the WPS button to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.

Power (Green) – It lights up green when the router is switched ON.

 Power – The Power port connects to the power adapter.

Bottom Panel

Reset – The Reset button is found at the bottom of your router.  There are two ways to reset the router to its factory default settings.  Either press and hold the Reset button with a paperclip or pin for 10-15 seconds or restore the defaults using the web-based setup page of the router. 

Related Articles:

User Guides for Linksys routers
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect

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