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Setting up the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router

Before you begin:
  • Take note of the default Wi-Fi name and password of your Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router, located on a label at the bottom of the router.  The Wi-Fi password is case-sensitive.
  • Make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • Power ON your modem and connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the internet port of the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router.  If you are replacing an existing router, make sure to disconnect, turn OFF, and remove the old one.
  • Connect the power adapter to the router.

Follow the steps below to set up the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router:
 
Step 1:
Connect a wireless computer to the default Wi-Fi of your router.  A Windows® computer is used in the example below.

 
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NOTE:  If you need to set up the router using a hardwired computer, connect your computer to one of the ethernet ports at the back of the router.

Step 2:
Open a browser and type in either “http://myrouter.local” or “192.168.1.1” in the Address bar then press [Enter].

Step 3:
Click on the I have read and accept the License Terms for using this software radio button.  Then, click Next to proceed.

 
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NOTE:  You may also click Cancel to skip the setup wizard.  This will route you to the login page, use the default router password which is "admin" to log in.  If you want to use the setup wizard again, you will need to reset the router.

Step 4:
Enter your new 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Network Names and Passwords.

NOTE:  You can use the same Wi-Fi Network Name and Password for both bands. 

 
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Step 5:
Create a new Router Password and click Next.

QUICK TIP:  This will be your router’s local administrator password.

 
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Step 6:
Review your new Wi-Fi and router settings, then click Save.

 
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Step 7: 
Connect to your new Wi-Fi name.  Once connected, click Next.

 
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NOTE:  If you clicked on Next before connecting to your new Wi-Fi, an error may display.  If this happens simply make sure to connect to your new Wi-Fi and refresh the browser to resume the wizard.

Step 8: 
Enter an Email Address to register your router and click Next.

 
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NOTE:  You may also click Skip and continue.

Step 9: 
Click Done and OK.

 
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Step 10: 
You’re all finished.  Click Done.

 
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