Adding a child node to your Linksys Intelligent Mesh system using an Android mobile device

If you have an existing mesh system and would like to add a child node using an Android™ mobile device, follow the instructions below.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that the child node you are about to set up is in its factory state.
  • DO NOT reset the parent node.
  • Make sure that the parent node is within the range to the child node you will set up.
  • If the child node has been previously set up, it needs to be reset to its factory settings.

NOTE:  Before resetting a previously set up child node, make sure that it completely boots up showing a purple or blue light.  Attempting to factory reset a node immediately after power cycling, when the light is not yet purple or blue, will not work.  For more information, click here.


Step 1:  
Connect your mobile device to your WiFi.

Step 2:
Launch the Linksys app on your mobile device and log in to your Linksys cloud account.  To learn more, click

Step 3:  
Tap on the menu 
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Step 4:  
Tap on Add Another Node to xxxx (where the xxxx is your existing WiFi name).


Step 5:  
Tap on To extend my Wi-Fi with a new child node.


Step 6:  
Turn ON Bluetooth® if prompted.  Otherwise, tap I would rather set up without Bluetooth.


Step 7:
The Linksys app will show you how to place your additional nodes.  Tap Next to continue.


Step 8:
Plug the additional node into a power source within range of another node then tap Next.


Step 9:
Node detection will begin.  This could take up to 3 minutes. 


Step 10:
Tap on Yes, it’s Blinking Purple as soon as the light blinks purple. 

NOTE:  If the light does not blink purple, tap No, It’s Not Blinking Purple then follow the on-screen instructions.


Step 11:
The app will apply the settings from the other nodes.  This could take up to 6 minutes.


Step 12:
Read the Terms and Conditions and tap on Agree.


Step 13:
You will be notified when your node is positioned properly.  Otherwise, the on-screen instructions will show recommendations on how to correctly position your node.  Tap Next to continue.


Step 14:
Select a node name then tap Next.

NOTE:  It is recommended that the name corresponds to the actual location of your node at home.  This will allow you to identify multiple nodes through the Linksys app.  To customize the name, tap Name it something else.


Step 15:
You have successfully added a child node.  Tap Next.


Step 16:
If you want to add another child node, tap Add a Node.  Otherwise, tap That’s it for Now.  You can also add another node later by logging into the node's dashboard and following the same steps above. 


Step 17:
The node will perform a firmware check to verify if your node is up-to-date.  If a new firmware is available, the Linksys app will update automatically.  Otherwise, you will land on the Your WiFi is ready screen and you can tap on Go to Dashboard.


You have now successfully added a node to your existing mesh WiFi system.

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