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Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router v2 Frequently Asked Questions

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HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the default IP Address, Username and Password to login to the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router?
2. How can I reset the Linksys E4200 to factory defaults?
3. What is the warranty period of the Linksys E4200?
4. How can I reboot the Linksys E4200?
5. What can be used with the USB port on the Linksys E4200 v2?
6. Does the Linksys E4200 support remote management?
7. Can I connect a USB hub to read multiple USB drives on the USB port of the Linksys E4200 v2?
8. What LEDs does the Linksys E4200 v2 have and what do they mean?

WIRELESS SECURITY

1. What is the default SSID of the Linksys E4200?
2. How many security modes does the Linksys E4200 support?
3. Does the Linksys E4200 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
4. Does the Linksys E4200 support SPI firewall?
5. What is Web Filter?

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the Linksys E4200 v2 have and what do they mean?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Is it possible to backup and restore settings on the Linksys E4200?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys E4200?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the Linksys E4200 support?
2. How many connection types does the Linksys E4200 support?
3. When would a user want to select Bridge Mode for an Internet Connection Type?
4. Can I turn off the LEDs on the router?
5. Does the Linksys E4200 have a built-in media server?
6. Does the Linksys E4200 have a built-in FTP server?
7. Does the Linksys E4200 support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?
8. Does the Linksys E4200 support the transmission of log information to a log server?
9. What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?
10. What is MAC Address clone and what is it used for?
11. What is Port Forwarding?
12. Can I select time zone and automatically adjust the clock?
13. What is Port Triggering?
14. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and what is it used for?
15. What are the differences between the Linksys E4200 v1 and v2?
16. Can I print a shared file in my computer while I’m connected to the Guest network?
17. Can I add or create a Game and an Application to the Priority list that are using the same port numbers?

WIRELESS Connectivity

1. How do I connect a wireless device to the wireless network of the Linksys E4200 v2 router?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the default IP Address, Username and Password to login to the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router?

The default IP Address is 192.168.1.1 and “admin” is the default username and password.

2. How can I reset the Linksys E4200 to factory defaults?

There are two (2) ways to reset the Linksys E4200 to factory defaults:

Hardware Reset - Press and hold the Reset button at the back panel of the Linksys E4200 for about 10 seconds then release.

Software Reset - Reset the router through the web-based setup page.  Open an Internet browser then enter the default IP Address of your router which is 192.168.1.1.  Under the Administration tab, select the Factory Defaults sub-tab then click the Restore Factory Defaults button.

3. What is the warranty period of the Linksys E4200?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device’s warranty, click here.

4. How can I reboot the Linksys E4200?

You can turn the Linksys E4200 OFF and ON by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back.

5. What can be used with the USB port on the Linksys E4200 v2?

It can either be used to add a USB storage device like a hard drive/flash disk or to connect a USB printer.  The Linksys E4200 v2 can also be used as a NAS or print server, but not at the same time.

NOTE:  Adding a USB printer requires you to have Linksys Connect installed.  For instructions on setting up a USB printer for the router, click here.

6. Does the Linksys E4200 support remote management?

Yes.  For more information, click here.

7. Can I connect a USB hub to read multiple USB drives on the USB port of the Linksys E4200 v2?

No.  The USB port of the Linksys E4200 v2 can only read one USB drive at a time.


WIRELESS SECURITY

1. What is the default SSID of the Linksys E4200?

The default SSID of the Linksys E4200 is LinksysXXXXX where XXXXX is the last five (5) digits of the device’s serial number.  You have to upgrade your firmware to have LinksysXXXXX as your default SSID.

QUICK TIP:  Your router’s serial number is located underneath the device.  To know more on how to find the serial numbers of the different Linksys devices, click
here.

2. How many security modes does the Linksys E4200 support?

The router supports the following wireless security options: WPA2™/WPA™ Mixed Mode, WPA2™ Personal, WPA™ Personal, WPA2™/WPA™ Enterprise Mixed Mode, WPA2™ Enterprise, WPA™ Enterprise, WEP, and RADIUS.

3. Does the Linksys E4200 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?

Yes, the Linksys E4200 allows VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router.

4. Does the Linksys E4200 support SPI firewall?

Yes.  The Linksys E4200 supports SPI firewall.

5. What is Web Filter?

A Web Filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user.  It will also prevent Java, ActiveX, Cookies and Proxy applications from the Internet.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the Linksys E4200 v2 have and what do they mean?

POWER - When the router is powered ON, resets to factory defaults, or upgrades its firmware, the light flashes slowly every three (3) seconds.  When the router is ready for use, the light is continuously lit.  If there is an error, the light flashes quickly (every second).  In this scenario, disconnect the power adapter from your router, wait for two (2) seconds, and then reconnect the power adapter.

ETHERNET - Using Ethernet cables (also called network or Internet cables); these Ethernet ports connect the router to computers and other Ethernet network devices on your wired network.  The yellow light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.  The green light turns on when the local network port is connected to a Gigabit port.

INTERNET - Using an Ethernet cable (also called a network or Internet cable); the Internet port connects the router to your Internet connection, which is typically a Cable or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem.  The yellow light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.  The green light turns on when the Internet port is connected to a Gigabit port.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup - When the Wi-Fi Protected Setup process is active, the Power light flashes slowly every two (2) seconds for two (2) minutes.  When the Wi-Fi Protected Setup is successful, the light is continuously lit.  If there is an error, the light flashes quickly (every second) for two (2) minutes.  When this happens, wait a few seconds and try again.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Is it possible to backup and restore settings on the Linksys E4200?

Yes.  For instructions, click here.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys E4200?

When logged in to the web-based setup page, go to Administration tab > Firmware Upgrade sub-tab.  If the router is currently online, make sure the Online Upgrade radio button is selected.  Click Check for Upgrades button.  If an update is available, click the Upgrade Now button.  If the router is not currently online, make sure the Manual Upgrade radio button is selected and browse for the firmware file.  Then click the Start Upgrade button.  For further instructions, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the Linksys E4200 support?

The Linksys E4200 supports DynDNS.org and TZO.com providers.

2. How many connection types does the Linksys E4200 support?

The router supports six (6) connection types: Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Bridge Mode.

3. When would a user want to select Bridge Mode for an Internet Connection Type?

Select Bridge Mode if a user purchases multiple Internet IP Addresses from their Internet Service Provider (ISP) and wants those IP Addresses to pass onto devices behind the router.

4. Can I turn off the LEDs on the router?

Yes.  This can be done using the Linksys Connect software that came with the Linksys E4200 or by using the web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  Only the rear port lights can be switched off.

5. Does the Linksys E4200 have a built-in media server?

Yes, it can stream music, pictures, or videos from the USB drive to a UPnP-compatible media adapter.

6. Does the Linksys E4200 have a built-in FTP server?

Yes, you can create an FTP server that can be accessed from the Internet or your local network.  To know more about this, click here.

7. Does the Linksys E4200 support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes.  For instructions on setting up QoS, click here.

8. Does the Linksys E4200 support the transmission of log information to a log server?

No.  The Linksys E4200 does not support the transmission of log information to a log server.

9. What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?

The Radio Band gives you two (2) options: Auto and Standard – 20 MHz channel, Standard channel is what all B/G/N devices will use.  If you select Wide channel for the radio band setting, then Wireless-N can use two (2) channels: a primary one (Auto) and a secondary one (Standard Channel).  This will improve Wireless-N performance.

10. What is MAC Address clone and what is it used for?

Some ISPs will require you to register a MAC Address in order to access the Internet.  If you do not wish to re-register the MAC Address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC Address you have currently registered with your ISP to the router using the MAC Address Clone feature.  For instructions on setting this up, click here.

11. What is Port Forwarding?

The Port Forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network such as web servers, FTP servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications.

12. Can I select time zone and automatically adjust the clock?

Yes.  You can select the time zone and automatically adjust the clock.

13. What is Port Triggering?

Port Triggering will open ports based on the incoming port specified.  Check with your software application to find out what is necessary to enter in these fields.

14. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and what is it used for?

The DMZ screen allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming and videoconferencing.  DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer.  Port Forwarding is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.

15. What are the differences between the Linksys E4200 v1 and v2?

The differences between the Linksys E4200 v1 and v2 are the following:

• The Linksys E4200 v1 allows a maximum of 10 wireless devices to connect to its guest network while the Linksys E4200 v2 can accommodate 50 as long as it is configured through its web-based setup page.

• The maximum wireless speed of the Linksys E4200 v1 is 300 + 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) speed while the Linksys E4200 v2 is 450 + 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) speed.

• The web-based setup page of the Linksys E4200 v1 can be accessed using its default IP Address 192.168.1.1 while the Linksys E4200 v2 web-based setup page can be accessed using both 192.168.1.1 and entering "myrouter.local" on the Address bar of your web browser.

• When upgrading the firmware of your Linksys E4200 v1 through its web-based setup page, you have to manually download the firmware on the Linksys Support page.  With the Linksys E4200 v2, you can either manually upgrade it or use the online upgrade option.  For instructions, click here.

16. Can I print a shared file in my computer while I’m connected to the Guest network?

No.  The Guest network is a secured network that provides ONLY Internet access to wireless devices with the router limiting communication with other computers.  It has a different password from the main network and does not allow file and printer access.

17. Can I add or create a Game and an Application to the Priority list that are using the same port numbers?

No.  You can only add either or but not at the same time.

WIRELESS Connectivity

1. How do I connect a wireless device to the wireless network of the Linksys E4200 v2 router?

For instructions on how to connect a smartphone, gaming console or any wireless device to the wireless network of your router, click any of the links below:

iPad®, iPhone® or iPod®
BlackBerry®
Xbox 360®
PlayStation®3
PlayStation®2
PSP®
Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™ or DSi®

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