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Getting to know the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router AC 1200, XAC1200 brings the next-generation wireless speed to all your devices.  It comes with the Linksys Power Modem, APM103 that you can exclusively use as a modem and power adapter for the XAC1200.  
Featuring USB 3.0 and four (4) Gigabit ports along with the latest Wireless-AC technology, the AC1200 is optimized to support all wired and Wi-Fi devices.  Leveraging dual-bands with up to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps, data traffic can flow quickly and with minimal buffering—meaning gaming, media streaming and general Internet activities can occur simultaneously with no interruptions.  The router includes the following key features:
  • Up to 2.8 times faster than Wireless-N technology – simultaneous dual-band up to N300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + AC867 Mbps (5 GHz) for media-intense applications.
  • USB 3.0 port – USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure ultimate media streaming and fast data transfer of photos, videos, data files or connecting devices across your network.  USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. 
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi – Allows users to monitor and control a home network from anywhere and at any time.  It also allows users to prioritize devices or websites, gain parental control over inappropriate content, monitor network activity, turn Wi-Fi access ON or OFF, and create select password-protected Guest networks.
  • Smart Wi-Fi Apps – A growing suite of App offers improved opportunities to control one’s home network. 
  • Two (2) spatial stream dual-band router 
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 
  • DLNA v1.5 compliant 
NOTE:  Visit the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 Product Page to read more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates, and other support information related to this product.
Top Panel
Back Panel
LED Indicators
Minimum System Requirements
Top Panel
Back Panel
 USB port
 – Supports external hard disk or flash drive.  With a USB storage device, you can easily share disk storage with other users in your network.  You can also connect a USB printer and share it across the local network.  To learn more about the USB feature of your Modem Router, click here.
 Ethernet 1-4 (Green) – Connects the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 to your computer/s through an Ethernet cable.
 Internet (Green) – Connects the Power Modem to the router using an RJ45 cable.
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) – If you have client devices, such as wireless printers, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can press the WPS button to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.  To learn how to connect devices using WPS through your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here.
 Power – The Power port connects to the included Power Modem, APM103.
NOTE:  The Power and WPS LED indicators are represented by the  bar on top of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200.
 Reset button – This button is located at the bottom of the router.  This allows you to reset the Modem Router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds.  You can also restore it to factory defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen in the Modem Router’s web-based setup page. 
LED Indicators
 LED Color ActivityDescription
Power/WPSGreenOFFPower OFF
Flashing (0.7 Hz)Booting / System self-test / Firmware upgrade
Flashing (1 Hz)WPS in progress (up to 2  minutes)
Flashing (2 Hz)WPS error / WPS session overlap for 2 minutes, then back to solid green
EthernetGreenOFFNo physical link on the LAN port
Green solidPhysical link is up on the LAN port
Green flashingData is transmitting through the LAN port
InternetGreenOFFNo physical link on the Internet port
Green solidPhysical link is up on the Internet port
Green flashingData is transmitting through the Internet port

Minimum System Requirements

Browser requirements:
  • Mozilla Firefox® 8
  • Google Chrome™ 10
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Safari® 5 
Windows OS requirements:
  • XP Service Pack 3
  • Vista Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Mac OS® requirements: 
  • OS X® Leopard 10.5.8 or later
  • OS X® Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later
  • OS X® Lion 10.7 or later
  • OS X® Mountain Lion 10.8 
NOTE:  The Operating System (OS) requirements are only for the USB Printer utility.

After getting to know the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 and its features, you may now set up the router.  Click on the link below to learn how:
Setting up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 with the Power Modem

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