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Getting to know the Linksys X3000

What is the Linksys X3000?

The Linksys X3000 Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router is a high-speed ADSL gateway that can be set up for both cable modem and DSL connection.  This gateway is ideal for connecting multiple devices and to add USB storage to the network.

• It comes with the latest version of Linksys Connect software for faster setup and easier network management
• The new Guest Access feature lets you create a separate wireless network for guests while keeping your local network secured
• It can be installed as a gateway or as a router only depending on your Internet setup
• Wireless transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps
• Reliable range with MIMO antenna technology
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for speeds 10X faster than Ethernet

Products Features

• Wireless-N Technology
• 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
• 2 internal antennas
• Guest Access Feature
• 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
• Includes Linksys Connect Software

NOTE:  To know more about the Linksys X3000 product features and specifications, click here.

Front Panel

 

LEDs

 Ethernet ports (1, 2, 3 and 4) - lights up continuously when the Modem Router is successfully connected to a device through that port.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup - is continuously lit when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup connection is successfully established.  The LED blinks slowly while the Wi-Fi Protected Setup is setting up a connection, and blinks rapidly in amber if an error occurs.  The LED goes OFF when Wi-Fi Protected Setup is idle.

NOTE:  Press this button to have the Wi-Fi Protected Setup search for your Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported wireless devices.

 Wireless - lights up when the wireless feature is enabled.  It flashes when the gateway is actively sending or receiving data over the network.

 WAN - lights up white when the gateway is connected directly to an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) line.  It lights up blue when the gateway is set up as a router only and is connected to the Internet through a separate modem.

 Power - lights up when the gateway is powered ON.  The LED flashes when the gateway goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up.  When the diagnostic is complete, the LED is continuously lit.

Back Panel

 

 DSL port – Connects to the ADSL line.

 Cable port – Connects to a cable modem if the device is installed as a router only.  Use a network cable to connect this port to a separate modem’s local area network (LAN)/Ethernet port.

 Ethernet ports (1, 2, 3 and 4) – Connect the gateway using Ethernet cables (also called network cable) to computers and other Ethernet network devices on your wired network.

 USB port – Connect an external USB drive to this port in order to have a network-attached storage.

 Power – This port connects to the included power adapter.

 Power button – Press to power ON/OFF the Modem Router.

 Reset – This button allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults by pressing it for five seconds.

NOTE:  The Reset button is located at the bottom panel of the modem router.

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