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Setting up the Linksys Dual-Band EasyMesh WiFi Router using the setup wizard

The Linksys Dual-Band EasyMesh™ WiFi Router lets you enjoy the power of WiFi® technology.  It delivers enhanced speed, range, and security for all your networking needs.  It features EasyMesh which allows your router to add other Linksys EasyMesh nodes to extend your WiFi and be compatible with other EasyMesh-supported devices.

Before you begin:
  • Take note of the default WiFi name and password of your Linksys EasyMesh router located on the label at the bottom part of the router.  The WiFi password is case-sensitive.
  • A parent node is the router connected to the modem.
  • A child node is another EasyMesh node that will be used to extend your WiFi.
NOTE:  Make sure the node is on the latest firmware.  For instructions, click here.
  • The EasyMesh feature is automatically enabled when you run and complete the setup wizard.
  • Make sure you have a working internet connection.
  • Power ON your modem and connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the internet port of the Linksys EasyMesh router.  Wait until the power light is solid blue.  If you are replacing an existing router, make sure to disconnect, turn OFF, and remove the old one.
  • Connect the power adapter to the router and wait until the power light is solid blue.

Directions
 
Step 1:
Connect a wireless computer to the default WiFi of your router.  A Windows® computer is used in the example below.

NOTE:  If you need to set up the router using a hardwired computer, connect your computer to one of the ethernet ports at the back of the router.

 
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Step 2:
Open a browser and type in either "http://myrouter.local" or "http://192.168.1.1" in the Address bar then press [Enter].  To determine the router’s IP address, click here.

Step 3:
Click on the I have read and accept the License Terms for using this software radio button.  Then, click Next to proceed.

 
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NOTE:  If you want to bypass the setup wizard, click Cancel.  This will route you to the login page.  Use the default router password which is "admin" to log in.  If you want to use the setup wizard again, you will need to reset the router.

Step 4:
Enter your new 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Network Names and Passwords.

NOTE:  You can use the same Network Name and Password for both bands. 

 
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Step 5:
Create a Router Password and click Next.

QUICK TIP:  This will be your router’s local administrator password.

 
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Step 6:
Review your new settings, then click Save.

 
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Step 7:
Connect to your new WiFi name.  Use the credentials provided on the screen to reconnect.  Once connected, click Next.

NOTE:  If you click on Next before connecting to your new WiFi, an error message may display.  If this happens, simply make sure to connect to your new WiFi and refresh the browser to proceed.

 
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Step 8:
If you are adding another node to extend your network, click Yes.  Otherwise, click on No I’m done.

 
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Step 9:
Enter an Email Address to register your router and click Next.

 
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NOTE:  You may also click Skip and continue.

Step 10:
Your device will check if a new firmware version is available. 

 
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Make sure to check the Automatic checkbox and click Done.
 
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Step 11:
Once everything is finished, click Done.

 
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You have now successfully set up your Linksys EasyMesh router.  If you want to add EasyMesh child nodes later, you can either add them using the WPS button or through the web interface.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  If you will not add Linksys EasyMesh child nodes to extend your WiFi, it is recommended to turn OFF the EasyMesh feature in the WiFi settings page.  To know more, click
here.


Related Video:


How to log in to the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router's web interface (VIDEO)

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