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Getting to know the Linksys E900 N300 Wireless Router

What is the Linksys E900 N300 Wireless Router?
 
The Linksys E900 N300 Wireless Router is a high-speed single-band wireless router with Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) / Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) dual-stack support.  This router allows you to share network resources to various wired and wireless devices such as laptops, mobile devices and gaming consoles.  The Linksys E900 router security functions such as the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall to help protect your data and privacy online.

 

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Product Features

  • Wireless-N technology
  • 2.4 GHz radio frequency
  • 2x2 Transmit / Receive function
  • Two (2) internal antennas
  • One (1) Internet port
  • Four (4) Ethernet ports 10 / 100 Mbps
  • IPv4 / IPv6 dual-stack support
  • Includes Linksys Connect software 1.5 for E900 v1.2

IMPORTANT:  The Linksys E900 router does NOT support Parental controls and Guest access features.
 
NOTE:  Visit the
Linksys Support Site to read more troubleshooting articles, downloadable userguides or firmware updates and other support information related to this product.
 
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NOTE:  Rear port lights can be turned OFF.  For instructions, click here.  The Internet / Ethernet LED lights solid if the physical link is up on Internet port and there’s no data activity.  It is blinking if data is transmitting through the Internet port.
 
 Internet (Green) port – flashes to indicate network activity and is OFF when there is no connected Ethernet cable in the Internet port.  The connection is between the modem and the router.

 Ethernet 1-4 (Green) ports– flashes to indicate network activity on a particular port and is OFF when there is no connected Ethernet cable.  The connection is between the router and your device.  


 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Setup button– used to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network(s).  To learn more about the WPS feature, click here.
 
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Setup indicator – lights up solid green when the router is powered ON and WPS is successful.  The LED is blinking if it is booting up, performing system self test or undergoing firmware upgrade.

 
 Power – connects the router to a power outlet through the supplied power adapter.
 

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 Reset button – allows you to reset the 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 router’s web-based setup page. 

Minimum System Requirements

Windows®

  • Windows® XP SP3
  • Windows Vista® SP1 or later
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 8 
  • Windows® 10

OS X®

  • Leopard 10.5
  • Snow Leopard 10.6
  • Mavericks 10.9
  • Yosemite 10.10
  • El Capitan 10.11
  • macOS™ Sierra 10.12

Web Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 7
  • Safari® 4
  • Firefox® 3 or higher

For more instructions on how to reset your router to factory default, click here.
 
Setting up your network

Now that you know the hardware features and functionality of your router, you can start setting up your network.  Click the link below for a step-by-step guide in setting up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router.


How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect

Once the router is up and running, you can start connecting computers and other wireless devices to your network. 

Extending your network

Connecting additional networking devices can help in optimizing the network performance.  You can click
here for a list of devices that you can add to the network.
 
 
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Linksys E900 N300 Wireless Router Frequently Asked Questions

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