Overview of the Linksys MX5500 router's web browser

This article will give you an overview of the Linksys Atlas Pro 6 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi router's LinksysSmartWiFi.com dashboard.  To learn how to log in to the router’s dashboard, click here.


Tool / SettingDescription 
Device List
The Device List page displays the list of devices that have connected to the router.

Guest Access
The Guest Access page allows you to configure WiFi settings for guests.  Guest Access uses WPA2™ WiFi encryption.

Parental Controls
Parental Controls is used to manage usage or block internet access on a connected device or of specific sites per device.

The router can give your devices priority for internet access.  You can choose up to three devices – wired or wireless – to move to the front of the WiFi line.  The rest of the devices on your network will share the remaining bandwidth.  You might want to assign priority for work devices, devices that stream video, or devices that you use for online gaming. 

Speed Check
The Speed Check feature measures the download (from the internet) and upload (to the internet) speeds of your WiFi.  It is a good way to find out whether you are getting the level of service provided by your internet service provider (ISP).

Speeds may vary depending on several factors, including how many devices are connected to your WiFi and what those devices are doing.

Download Speed is the rate at which internet content is transferred to the router.

Upload Speed is how quickly you can upload content to the internet.

The Connectivity page shows the firmware version and model of the router.


The Connectivity page has the following tabs and corresponding settings that you can select or configure:

  • Basic:  Admin Password, Firmware Update, and Time Zone
NOTE:  With the latest firmware, new requirements will pop up to help you create a new password when there is an attempt to change the admin password.
  • Internet Settings:  Type of Internet Connection and set MTU size
  • Local Network:  Router Details and DHCP Server
  • Advanced Routing:  NAT, Dynamic Routing (RIP), and Static Routing
  • Administration:  Local Management Access, UPnP, Remote Access, Application Layer Gateway, and Express Forwarding
  • CA Router Setup:  allows you to add wired and wireless child nodes.  To learn more, click here.
The Troubleshooting page allows you to diagnose and troubleshoot problems you may be having in your network.  It provides useful information about your connected devices and network details.  You can also restart the router on this page.

Wi-Fi Settings
This section allows you to manage and configure the settings for your WiFi.  The Wi-Fi password is masked.


On the Wi-Fi Protected Setup tab, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is disabled by default.


Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is also disabled by default.  To enable it, go to the Advanced tab, toggle ON the button, click Apply then click Ok.  While the router applies the changes, note that the WiFi will restart, and you will be disconnected momentarily.  To learn more, click here.

Security settings keeps your WiFi safe from internet threats.  You can also configure port forwarding and DDNS settings.


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