Linksys Connect and Network Magic compatibility issues with OS X® Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10, El Capitan 10.11 and macOS™ Sierra 10.12

Older versions of Linksys Connect and the Network Magic add-on for Mac® computers have compatibility issues with the release of OS X® Lion 10.7 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.  Only Linksys Connect versions 1.4.11222 and higher are compatible with the OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion operating systems. 

NOTE:  Currently, only the E900's, E1200's v2.2 and E2500 v3's Linksys Connect version 1.5.16287.0 is compatible with the OS X Mavericks 10.9OS X Yosemite 10.10, OS X® El Capitan 10.11 and macOS™ Sierra 10.12.  To verify if your product is compatible with the different Mac OS X versions, open the Release Notes from the Downloads file of your Linksys device.  To view the list of Linksys devices' downloadable files, click 

QUICK TIP:  To learn how to check your computer’s OS version, click
To ensure that the Linksys Connect software can be installed on your Mac® computer, check the table below for devices that have this update.

DeviceCompatibility with OS X LionCompatibility with
OS X Mountain Lion
E1000Not availableNot available
E1500DownloadNot available
E1550DownloadNot available
E2000Not availableNot available
E2100LNot availableNot available
E2500DownloadNot available
E3000Not availableNot available
E3200DownloadNot available
E4200Available in E4200 v1 onlyAvailable in E4200 v2 only
EA4500Available in EA4500 v1 onlyDownload
X1000Not availableNot available
X2000DownloadNot available
X3000DownloadNot available

For instructions on how to download the software update, click here.

If you are unable to complete the initial Linksys Connect setup for your Linksys Wi-Fi Router when using the Lion or Mountain Lion operating system, it is recommended to continue setting up the device manually using the web-based setup page.  If your device doesn’t have the update yet, exit setup and follow the instructions in these links:

Setting up a Linksys router with Cable Internet service
Setting up a Linksys router with DSL Internet service

For instructions in setting up wireless security, you may refer to these links:

Manually setting up the wireless network of your Linksys router
How to configure the wireless security of your Linksys router with the Classic firmware
Guidelines in creating a wireless password or passphrase
Changing the router's wireless network name and password using Linksys Connect

NOTE:  For more information, refer to your router's documentation.

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How to install Linksys Connect after setting up the router manually
How to manually launch the Linksys Connect installation software

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