- Creating and updating an Easy Setup Key for a Linksys Wi-Fi Router or a Smart Wi-Fi Router
What is an Easy Setup Key?
It is recommended to create a new Easy Setup Key to backup the network settings of your router. All you need is an ordinary USB device that will be exclusively used as the new Easy Setup Key to store your network information
Double-click the Linksys Connect icon on your desktop to launch the software and select Router settings.
On the Router settings page, click Update or create key.
Insert the Easy Setup Key or USB flash drive into your computer’s USB port. Wait while the wireless settings are being copied.
NOTE: Make sure your computer can detect the USB flash drive. If not, check whether the USB port of your computer is working properly. You can try plugging a different USB device to this port and check if it will be detected.
IMPORTANT: If you are trying to create a new Easy Setup Key using a regular USB flash drive, you are advised to format your USB flash drive first. Formatting your USB flash drive will erase all the data you have saved on it. To avoid losing the files, create a backup for your data before formatting.
You will then see a window saying that The Easy Setup Key has been updated. Click on Close and remove the Easy Setup Key from your computer and keep it in a safe place.
Normally, the network information for your Linksys Wi-Fi Router or Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router stored in the Easy Setup Key has a 20mb – 30mb file size.
If you wish to add a second computer to your wireless network, insert this Easy Setup Key into the computer. To learn how, click here.
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