Linksys MBE7000 Velop Pro 7 BE11000 FAQs



HARDWARE INFORMATION
What is the Linksys MBE7000?The Linksys MBE7000 is a Cognitive™ Mesh Wi-Fi® 7 system that provides you with a fast and secure home network with Fortinet® cyber security built into the system for your home.
What is Linksys Cognitive Mesh Technology?Linksys Cognitive Mesh technology figures everything out for you by making continuous optimizations that improve your connectivity across all your devices.
What is Wi-Fi 7?Wi-Fi 7 is the latest generation of wireless connectivity that will transform digital experiences through seamless communication and lightning-fast data transfer. It is also known as 802.11be and boasts the highest modulation order among all existing Wi-Fi standards.
What are the features of Linksys MBE7000?
  • Linksys Cognitive Mesh technology
  • Tri-band Wi-Fi 7 BE11000
  • Supports Cognitive Security - Blocks malicious websites and adult content by utilizing Fortinet® Secure DNS and Cisco OpenDNS®
  • 802.11be
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
  • MU-MIMO technology
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm® processor
  • Supports 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz radio bands
  • Next-generation Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology
  • Supports parent and child modes
Where can I find the router’s serial and model numbers?The serial and model numbers are printed on the router's product label.
What is the warranty on the router?The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.
Does it have indicator lights?The node has one status indicator light that gives you information about its operation.
Can the router be wall-mounted?No, this is not supported.
Is it compatible with the Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh system? No, Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh products are not compatible with Linksys Cognitive Mesh products.
How many ethernet ports are there on the router?It has five ethernet ports:
 
  • One 2.5 Gbps internet WAN port
  • Four 1 Gbps ethernet LAN ports
What is the Blink node light feature of the Linksys MBE7000?The Blink node light feature, when activated, allows you to find a specific node on your network.
What is the Night mode feature?The Night mode feature, when enabled, turns OFF the light on the Linksys MBE7000 nodes from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
Are the Night mode and Blink node light features supported on all Linksys Velop models?The Night mode and Blink node light features are only supported on Linksys Cognitive Mesh products such as the Linksys MX6200 and MBE7000.
Does the Linksys MBE7000 support Multi-Link Operation (MLO)? MLO is currently in Beta. Learn how to enable this feature.

NOTE: The 802.11be standard is expected to receive the IEEE workgroup approval by September 2024. The Wi-Fi Alliance is expected to begin interoperability testing shortly but continue through CY24. Wi-Fi 7 software capabilities such as MLO are expected to get improvements over the next one year. Also, various device vendors are expected to roll out support for MLO via software updates. This is why MLO is currently in the beta phase.

SETUP AND INSTALLATION
How do I set up the router?You can set up the router in minutes using the Linksys app. If you are having issues setting up using Bluetooth® or you’d rather not use Bluetooth setup, you can also use the temp WiFi setup using your mobile device.

If you have a mix of Linksys MBE7000 and MX6200 nodes, make sure that the Linksys MBE7000 is the parent node in your network for better wireless performance.
What are the requirements for setting up the node?Below are the requirements for setting up the Linksys MBE7000.
 
  • An active internet connection
  • The latest Linksys app version with a Linksys cloud account to manage your network from anywhere
  • An iOS or Android™ mobile device 
How do I add a child node to the Linksys MBE7000?You will have the option to add another Linksys MBE7000 or MX6200 as a child node when you set up the parent node for the first time.

You can also
add a child node to an existing network
through the Linksys app. To do this, tap the menu icon and go to Set Up a New Product, then follow the on-screen prompts.
What are the default settings of this product?
  • The default IP address is 192.168.1.1.
  • The default WiFi name is _VelopSetupxxx where xxx represents the last three alphanumeric characters of the node’s MAC address.
  • Each node has a unique pre-assigned WiFi password located at the bottom of the node.
  • The default Guest WiFi name is _VelopSetupxxx-guest where xxx represents the last three alphanumeric characters of the node’s MAC address. 
  • The default administrative password automatically changes to an unknown password if the router has been set up with the Linksys app. When you log in to the Linksys app or through the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page, you will be prompted for the Recovery key to customize the router password. 
How do I configure the WiFi access for guests?To configure the Guest Access/Guest Network feature on the Linksys app, go to the menu, tap on Guest Network on your iOS device or Guest Access on Android, toggle the switch to enter your settings, and then tap Save
Does the router support WPS pairing?Yes, it supports WPS paring using the soft button within the Linksys app or the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page. 

SECURITY AND PRIVACY
What WiFi security modes does the router support?The Linksys MBE7000 supports the following settings:
 
  • WPA2™/WPA3™ Mixed Personal
  • WPA3 Personal
  • WPA2 Personal
  • Enhanced Open Only
  • Open and Enhanced Open
  • Open
Does it support Linksys Aware and Linksys Shield?No, these features are not supported.
How do I configure Parental Controls?To learn how to configure Parental Controls, click on the links below: 
 
What is Safe Browsing?Safe Browsing blocks unwanted content on devices connected to your network using Domain Name System (DNS) security. The Linksys MBE7000 supports OpenDNS or Fortinet Security, only one option can be used. Learn how to configure this feature.
What is Linksys Privacy?This is a pledge that Linksys does not track your app usage or online activities, use tracking cookies in any products or apps, nor share or sell your data for marketing purposes.
Does the router support HomeKit®?While the Apple® HomeKit integration feature is not supported, your HomeKit-enabled devices will still function normally as they are treated as regular clients on your network.

ADVANCED TROUBLESHOOTING
How do I access my node's dashboard?Learn how to access the node's dashboard using the Linksys app or LinksysSmartWiFi.com page.
After I set up my router with the Linksys app, there are nodes in Connecting status in the Networking Administration section of the app. How do I check if they are connected to the parent node? After you have finished setting up your parent and child nodes through the Linksys app, the child nodes will need a few minutes to connect. Once the child nodes are connected to the network, they will have a solid white light. The app will also update each node's status after the connection is made.
I’m trying to add more nodes to my network, but the nodes are not being detected. What can I do to add them?To set up your child nodes, make sure that they are near the parent node (node connected to your modem), within 10 ft of distance. If possible, put them in the same room as the parent node. Once they have been added, you can move them to other locations as needed.
How do I reset the router?To reset the router, press and hold the reset button for 10-20 seconds.

When you press and hold the reset button, you will see a red light in a fading pattern. When the fading pattern has stopped, which takes about 10 seconds, the light will turn OFF. Once this happens, release the reset button and wait for the node to boot up. 
How do I upgrade the router’s firmware?The node has a feature that automatically installs the latest firmware overnight and the upgrade only takes a few minutes. Make sure that Automatic Firmware Update is turned ON.
How do I check the router's firmware version?You can check the firmware version through the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page or the Linksys app.
Can I add a Linksys MBE7000 as a child node to my existing Linksys MX6200 network?No, it is highly recommended to make the Linksys MBE7000 the parent router because it is a Wi-Fi 7 device. All other child nodes can be either another Linksys MBE7000 or a Linksys MX6200 for better wireless performance. If you have an existing network, you will need to reset your network and make the Linksys MBE7000 the parent node.
I’m trying to add a node to my Linksys MBE7000 network, but the node is not being detected. What should I do?If the node is not a Linksys Cognitive Mesh router, the node will not be detected. Linksys Cognitive Mesh nodes or routers are not compatible with Linksys Intelligent Mesh routers. Check the list of Linksys Cognitive Mesh routers
I have a 6 GHz client that is not connecting to the 6 GHz radio band. What should I do? For the client to connect to the 6 GHz radio, the client must be a Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7 device. If the client supports either of these, try bringing the device closer to one of the nodes for troubleshooting purposes.

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