How to add a child node to an existing Linksys Velop Mesh network with Plug-and-Play support

This article will guide you on how to add a child node to an existing Linksys Velop Mesh network that has Plug-and-Play support.

Supported Linksys models: LN1100, LN1200, MX6200 (with latest firmware), and MBE7000 (with latest firmware)



Before you begin:

 

 
There are a few methods available on how to add a child node:
 



Pair button method (supported on the Linksys MX6200, and MBE7000 with the latest firmware only)
 
The Pair button is the quickest method to add a child node. Your parent router must be set up and online.

Depending on the model, the Pair button can be located on the back of the router or at the bottom between the Reset and the ON/OFF switch (This requires the latest firmware).


1. Power ON the new child node near the router during setup, you can move the child node after setup is complete.

2. Make sure that the child node that you will be adding is ready for setup. The light should have a solid blue light.

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If the light is red, hold down the reset button on the device for about 15 seconds, then wait until it becomes solid blue before you proceed.

3. Press the Pair button on the parent router for at least 1 second. The router’s light will begin blinking in white which indicates pairing is in progress.

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4. The parent router will begin to scan for unconfigured nodes. Once the child node has been detected, the child node’s light will begin blinking white, wait until the child node’s light turns to solid white.

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5. Once the light is solid white on the child node, this indicates the child node has been successfully added to your network. You can now relocate the child node.

 


 

5-Button push method

This method is supported on the Linksys LN1100, MX6200, and MBE7000 with any firmware.

1. Power ON the child node near the parent router during setup. The child node should be no more than 10 ft away from the parent router. After it is set up you can relocate the child node.

 

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2. Before you proceed, please read this step.

Press the reset button on the back of the router five times within 5 seconds (DO NOT HOLD the reset button or you may end up resetting the router). 


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3. The router will begin to scan for unconfigured nodes. The light on the child node will start blinking. Once the light on the child node turns solid white, then it has completed setup. This may take a few minutes to complete.
 
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No solid white light?
 
  • Solid red light - If the light turns solid red, this means an internet connection was not detected on the parent router. Check if your router is online.
  • Blinking red light - This means the child node is too far away from the parent. Move it closer.

4. You can now relocate your child node and wait for the light to turn solid white again.
 

Using a web browser (requires a computer or mobile device)

This method is supported on the Linksys LN1100, MX6200, and MBE7000. A Linksys LN1100 can be added as a child node as well.

In this example, we will be using a Linksys LN1100 parent router. 

1. Connect a computer to the default WiFi name of your Linksys Mesh network. 

2. Power ON the child node near the parent router, no more than 10 ft away. After it is set up you can relocate the child node. Wait for the light to turn solid blue.

 
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3. Open a desktop browser, enter "www.myrouter.info" or "myrouter.info" in the Address bar, and then press [Enter].

4. Enter the router password when prompted. The router password is the same as the default WiFi password which is located at the bottom of the router. If you have customized it, enter your password. Click on Sign In.


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Not getting the login screen and getting this instead? This means that the setup wizard has not been run, click Next to complete the wizard, then try "www.myrouter.info" or "myrouter.info" again.

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5. Click the CA link at the bottom.
 

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6. Click on Connectivity and then click on the CA Router Setup tab.

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7. Click on Add Wireless Child Nodes
 

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8. The router will scan for unconfigured nodes, and the light on the child node will begin to flash. Wait until the light turns solid white. This may take a few minutes. 
 
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9. Click Done Adding Child Nodes.

10. You have now added your child node to your network. You can now move the child node. 

 

Using the Linksys app (requires a mobile device)

This method works on the Linksys LN1100, MX6200, and MBE7000 with any firmware. Images may vary by the operating system of your mobile device.

1. Download and install the latest
Linksys app on your mobile device for iOS or Android™.

2. Open the app and tap on Manage Your Wi-Fi or Launch setup

 
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3. Enter your Linksys cloud account information in the Email tab or create one; to do this, tap on Create an account.
 
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4. Tap on the menu icon on the upper-left-hand side.
 

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5. Tap on Set up a New Product.
 

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6. Tap on Add a node to xxx (where xxx is your WiFi name).

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7. Turn on Bluetooth® on your mobile device if prompted and follow the rest of the steps.
 

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8. Once your child node has been detected, tap Next.

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Child node was not detected?

 
  • Tap on Add more nodes to try again.
  • Try bringing the child node closer to the parent router.

9. Tap Finish

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