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Linksys E5600 Frequently Asked Questions

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6.  What is EasyMesh?

TROUBLESHOOTING


HARDWARE INFORMATION
 
1.  What is the Linksys E5600 Dual-Band WiFi 5 EasyMesh™ Router?
 
The Linksys E5600 Dual-Band WiFi 5 EasyMesh Router lets you enjoy the power of WiFi technology.  With 1.2 Gbps speeds, this is great for surfing the web and streaming HD videos.  To know more, click here.

2.  What is the warranty of the Linksys E5600?


The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device’s warranty, click here.
 
3.  What are the parts of the Linksys E5600?
 
The parts of the Linksys E5600 are the following:
  • Buttons and switch
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
    • Reset button
    • Power switch (rocker style)
  • Ports
    • Power port (12V, 1A)
    • Four Gigabit ethernet ports
    • One Gigabit internet port
  • Indicator lights
 
4.  What is the light behavior of the Linksys E5600?

For detailed information, click here.
 
5.  Where is the reset button of the Linksys E5600 located?
 
The reset button is located at the back of the Linksys E5600.

SETUP AND INSTALLATION
 
1.  What are the requirements in setting up the Linksys E5600?
 
Below are the requirements for setting up the Linksys E5600:
  • A mobile device or computer
  • An active internet connection
  • Browser requirements for setup:
    • Latest version of Google Chrome™, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), Microsoft Edge® or Internet Explorer® version 8 or newer
  • Latest firmware (with EasyMesh support)
  • We recommend a maximum of one Linksys E5600 child node to extend your WiFi.
 
2.  What is the difference between a parent node and child node?
 
A parent node is a Linksys E5600 that is connected to your modem while a child node is another EasyMesh product (it is highly recommended to use another Linksys E5600) that will be used to extend your WiFi.
 
3.  How do I set up the Linksys E5600?
 
To set up a Linksys E5600 parent node using the setup wizard, click here.  To set it up manually, click here.
 
4.  What are the default settings of the Linksys E5600?
 
Below are the default settings of the Linksys E5600:
 
  • IP address - 192.168.1.1
NOTE:  If there is an IP address conflict with an existing upstream connection, you can also try using 192.168.11.1.
  • Router password - admin  
  • WiFi name - Linksysxxxxx where xxxxx represents the last five digits of the serial number
  • Default Guest Network - Linksysxxxxx-guest where xxxxx represents the last five digits of the serial number while the default Guest password is guest
 
5.  I just updated my router with the latest firmware that supports EasyMesh.  Is EasyMesh automatically enabled?
 
No.  If your router is already set up, you need to enable the EasyMesh feature in order to add another EasyMesh child node to extend your WiFi.  For more information, click here.
 
6.  How do I set up a Linksys E5600 child node?
 
For instructions on setting up the router as a child node, click here.
 
7.  I have another Linksys E5600 that I was using previously.  Can I add it as a child node?
 
Yes, but first make sure that you have installed the latest firmware that supports EasyMesh.  You may have to manually update the firmware or if the router is still online check if there is a firmware available.  For instructions, click here.  If the router was used as a parent node, you will need to reset it.  

After you update the firmware, reset it and add it as a child node.  For instructions, click
here.

 
8.  How do I turn ON or OFF the EasyMesh feature?

For instructions on how to enable or disable EasyMesh on your router, click here.
 
9.  How do I access the Linksys E5600 web interface?
 
To learn how to access the web interface of the Linksys E5600, click here.
 
10.  If I do not have an additional Linksys EasyMesh child node to extend my WiFi, should I keep the EasyMesh feature turned ON?
 
No.  If you do not have a child node to extend your WiFi, it is highly recommended to turn OFF the feature.  For instructions, click here.

FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
 
1.  What are the product features of the Linksys E5600?
 
Below are the major product features of the Linksys E5600:
 
  • EasyMesh (with the latest firmware)
  • Supports parent and child modes (with the latest firmware)
  • Dual-Band AC1200 
  • IEEE 802.11 a/g/n/ac-compliant
  • 2x2 Spatial streams
  • IPv6 CPE-compliant
  • MU-MIMO technology
  • Beamforming technology
  • Parental Controls
  • Guest Network (supported when EasyMesh is disabled)
  • Coverage of up to 1,000 sq ft
  • Dimensions:  135 mm x 38 mm x 185.5 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight:  410 g (0.9 lb)

2.  Does the Linksys E5600 support Linksys Smart WiFi and the Linksys app?

No.


3.  What is Beamforming technology?

Beamforming technology is a radio wave technology that allows a router to transmit radio signal in the direction of the connected devices, thus creating a stronger, faster and more reliable WiFi communication.

4.  What WiFi security type does the Linksys E5600 support?


The Linksys E5600 supports the following security types:
 
  • With EasyMesh enabled - WPA2™ Personal
  • With EasyMesh disabled - WPA2 Personal, WPA3™ Personal

5.  How many guests can connect to the Guest Network?

Up to 10 guests can connect to the Guest Network.

6.  What is EasyMesh?

EasyMesh allows you to extend your WiFi by using additional Linksys Easymesh routers.

 
TROUBLESHOOTING
 
1.  How can I reset the Linksys E5600 to factory defaults?
 
You can reset the Linksys E5600 to factory defaults through the router’s web interface or using the Reset button.  To know how, click here.
 
2.  How do I know if I have successfully reset the Linksys E5600?
 
From a WiFi computer, wait until the default WiFi name appears in the list of available WiFi.  The default WiFi name is Linksysxxxxx where xxxxx represents the last five digits of the serial number.
 
3.  I am unable to add another Linksys EasyMesh child node to my network.  What should I do?
 
There are a few reasons why you are running into this problem.
 
  • The parent node does not have EasyMesh turned ON.  If this is the case, you need to turn ON the feature.  For instructions, click here.
  • The parent node does not have the latest firmware that supports EasyMesh.  For instructions on how to update the firmware, click here.
  • The child node you are trying to add is not on the latest firmware that supports EasyMesh.  You may need to manually update the firmware.  After you have installed the latest firmware, try adding the child node again.  For more information, click here.  For a list of Linksys EasyMesh-certified products, click here.
 
4.  I don’t have an EasyMesh option in the router’s web interface.  What should I do?
 
The EasyMesh feature is found in Configuration > Wi-Fi > Basic Wireless Settings.  If you don’t have this option, you need to update the firmware on your router.  For instructions, click here.
 
5.  Can I add a Linksys Velop product or Linksys Mesh router as a child node?
 
No.  Linksys Velop nodes and Mesh routers are not compatible with Linksys EasyMesh products.
 
6.  I am getting an error when I try to enable the Guest Network with the EasyMesh turned ON.  What should I do?
 
The Guest Network is currently not supported when EasyMesh is turned ON.  To use the Guest Network, you need to turn OFF EasyMesh.  For instructions, click here.
 
7.  I am getting an error when trying to enable Wireless MAC filter.  What should I do?
 
The Wireless MAC filtering feature is currently not supported when EasyMesh is turned ON.  If you are not using the EasyMesh feature, you can turn it OFF.  For instructions, click here.
 
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
 
1.  How do I upgrade the firmware of my Linksys E5600?
 
To learn how to upgrade the firmware of the Linksys E5600, click here.
 
2.  Does the Linksys E5600 have an auto firmware update feature?
 
Yes.  To enable it, log in to your router and go to Configuration > Administration > Firmware Upgrade and make sure the box is checked.
 
3.  Can I manually upgrade the firmware of my Linksys E5600?
 
To learn how to manually upgrade the firmware of the Linksys E5600, click here.

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