|WiFi name and internet connection status||The dashboard will display the node's WiFi name and the status of the internet connection whether it is online or offline.|
|Devices and nodes||This section displays the number of clients and nodes that are connected to your network. Tap on DEVICE/S to manage your devices.|
If the network status is online yet there is a red outline on the node, this means that a child node is offline.
Tap on NODE/S to take you to the Network Administration section where you can select the offline node and remove it or go through a set of steps to troubleshoot the node. This section also provides a list of your nodes/routers in the network.
The dashboard will also show you if your network is in bridge mode.
|Internet Speed||The Internet Speed feature is also on the dashboard. You can tap on it to check the internet connection speed and the result will be displayed on the dashboard.|
If your upstream router supports this, tap on Go to run a speed test.
To run another test, just tap on Internet Speed.
A speed test is a helpful feature that measures the download and upload speeds of your WiFi. It is a good way to find out whether you are getting the level of service promised by your internet service provider (ISP). Internet connection speeds are determined by a variety of factors, including your internet connection type, local and worldwide internet traffic, and the number of devices in your home that are sharing the internet connection and what those devices are doing.
Download speed - the rate at which internet content is transferred to your network
Upload speed - how quickly you can upload content to the internet
Ping (latency) - the amount of time it takes data to travel from your ISP’s servers to your network in milliseconds (ms)
Once you enter this section, a speed test will automatically begin. To stop the speed test, simply tap on the menu icon on the top-left hand side. To test the speed of the router with WiFi security enabled, Linksys suggests using the WPA2™-Personal encryption option. This is a hardware-based encryption protocol and will provide the best test results.
Some routers may not support this feature, including the Linksys MBE7000. For such routers, you can use third party apps or websites to run a speed test.
|Last Five Connections||The dashboard will also show the last five clients who have connected or are currently connected to the network along with their online/offline status, their signal strength, and the radio band they're connected to.|
Linksys Aware is a motion-detecting feature that is available only for Linksys WHW03 models and is provided as a subscription service. To learn more, tap on it or tap on Linksys Aware in the menu.
|Linksys Shield||Linksys Shield is an advanced Parental Controls subscription service for Linksys WHW03 models only. To learn more, tap on it or tap on Parental Controls in the menu.|
|Parental Controls||Tap on Parental Controls to manage your kid's internet use. By default, this is disabled. Tap on this section to go to the Parental Controls settings.|
The number of clients you configured will appear on the dashboard.
Parental Controls is not supported if your parent node is in bridge mode.
|Guest Network||The Guest Network is disabled by default. Enable it to let your guests connect to your WiFi.|
Once enabled, you will see a blue dot in this section.
Tap on Share Wi-Fi to share your WiFi credentials via text, email, or save a copy on your phone.
If your internet is slow, tap on Internet Slow? for some suggestions to try.
|Linksys LinkUp||This section provides information on certain features and upcoming products.|