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Getting to know the Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is the latest Wireless-AC router from Linksys designed with powerful enterprise-grade hardware and flexible software options for savvy customization.  Built with beamforming and MU-MIMO technology, this Smart Wi-Fi concurrent dual-band 4 x 4 Gigabit router delivers a maximum speed of 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 2.6 Gbps on the 5 GHz band
 
Experience enhanced communication, maximum signal strength, better coverage, and range with the router’s three (3) spatial streams, dual-core 1.8 GHz processor and four (4) external dipole detachable antennas.  


Features and Specifications
Product Requirements
Front Panel
LED Behavior
Back Panel

 
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  • Smart Wi-Fi concurrent dual-band 802.11ac
  • Tri-Stream 160 technology
  • N600 + AC2600 Mbps
  • 4 x 4 with Three (3) Spatial Streams          
  • Dual-Core 1.8 GHz processor
  • Four (4) External Antennas
  • Four (4) LAN Gigabit and One (1) WAN Gigabit Ports
  • One (1) USB 3.0 Port
  • One (1) eSATA / USB 2.0 Port
  • MU-MIMO technology
  • Advanced Beamforming technology
  • Open Source Ready Firmware (for OpenWrt or DD-WRT)

Product Requirements
 
Browser requirements:
  • Latest version of Chrome™, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), Microsoft Edge™ or Internet Explorer® 8 or newer
  • Latest Adobe® Flash® Player
Operating system requirements (for printer utility):
  • Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista® SP1, Windows® 7, Windows® 8/8.1, Windows® 10
  • OS X® Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8,
    Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10

     
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LED Behavior
 
LEDColorActivityDescription
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Power
WhiteONRouter is powered ON
OFFRouter is OFF
BlinkingSelf-diagnostic during boot up
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INTERNET
White
SolidConnected to the Internet
BlinkingEstablishing a connection
AmberSolidConnection is down due to configuration issues
BlinkingRouter is not connected to the modem
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2.4 GHz
WhiteOFFOFF
SolidOne (1) or more wireless client/s is/are connected
BlinkingActivity (sending/receiving)
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5 GHz
WhiteOFFOFF
SolidOne (1) or more wireless client/s is/are connected
BlinkingActivity (sending/receiving)
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eSATA
WhiteOFFOFF or USB drive connected
SolideSATA connected
BlinkingActivity
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USB 1
(USB 2.0)
WhiteOFFOFF or an eSATA drive is connected
SolidUSB connected
BlinkingActivity
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USB 2
Primary (USB 3.0)
WhiteOFFOFF
SolidUSB connected
BlinkingActivity
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USB 2
Secondary
WhiteOFFOFF or USB 1.0 or 2.0 is connected
SolidUSB 3.0 is connected
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ETHERNET 1 - 4
Primary
WhiteOFFOFF or no physical link on LAN port
SolidLink of any rate
BlinkingActivity
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ETHERNET 1 - 4
Secondary
WhiteOFF10/100 Mbps
Solid1000 Mbps
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
WhiteOFFOFF
SolidSuccessful WPS
connection, fades out after
five (5) seconds
BlinkingTwo (2) minutes blinking during WPS
setup
AmberBlinkingConnection failed turns OFF after
one (1) minute
 
 
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User-added image Adjustable and detachable external antennas – This router ships with four (4) external dipole detachable antennas that should be connected to the router before powering it ON.  To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connector clockwise onto the antenna port on the router.
 
NOTE:  The antennas are adjustable to customize your wireless signal for single or multi-story buildings and are removable to accommodate upgrades.

 
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  • All external antennas are in upward position.  This is the antenna positioning that is recommended for a single-story home.
     
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  • Below are the recommended antenna positioning for a multi-story home:

    a. Rear antennas straight up, side antennas angled outwards (away from the router) 45°.
    b. 
    Side antennas straight up, rear antennas angled outwards (away from each other) 45°.
  
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User-added image WPS button – Press this to easily configure wireless security on WPS-enabled network devices.

User-added image ETHERNET ports – Use Ethernet cables to connect wired devices to these blue Gigabit (10/100/1000) ports.
 
NOTE:  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.


User-added image INTERNET port – Use an Ethernet cable to connect a broadband Internet Cable/DSL or fiber modem to this yellow Gigabit (10/100/1000) port.
 
NOTE:  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.

 
User-added image USB 2 (USB 3.0) port – Connect and share a USB drive or printer in your network or on the Internet.

User-added image USB 1 (USB/eSATA) port – Connect and share a USB 2.0 or eSATA drive in your network or on the Internet.  You can also connect a USB printer, but only one (1) device to the port, and share it across your network.

User-added image RESET button – Press and hold this button for 10 seconds (until the power LED starts flashing) to reset the router to factory settings.  You can also restore the factory settings using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account or the mobile app.

User-added image Power port Connect the included AC power adapter.

User-added image Power button Press to switch the router ON or OFF.


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