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Setting up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 with the Power Modem

This article will guide you in installing the XAC1200 with the Power Modem.
NOTE:  To learn more about the Linksys Power Modem, APM103, click here.
Step 1:
Connect the Power Modem to the router with the provided split cable.  Connect the Ethernet cable to the Internet port of the router then connect the power cable to the Power port.
Step 2:
Connect the provided phone cable to the Power Modem and wall jack.  Then, plug in the Power Modem to a power source. 
NOTE:  Your setup must look like this.
Step 3:
Wait until the LED indicator at the top of the router is solid green.
Step 4:
Connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable.

NOTE:  If you want to set up the router using a wireless computer, you may connect it to the router’s default wireless network name (SSID).  The default SSID and wireless password are located on the Quick Start Guide and also printed on the label located at the bottom of the router.
Step 5:
Open a web browser to launch the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router setup instructions.  However, if you can’t see the instructions, enter “linksyssmartwifi.com” in the Address bar.

QUICK TIP:  You can also enter “”.
Step 6:
Tick the checkbox beside I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software then click Next to proceed.
Step 7:
You will then be taken to a page where you need to enter some information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  Choose your region, country, and ISP from the drop-down boxes then click Next.
NOTE:  In this example, a DSL connection is used.
Step 8:
Enter your DSL account name and password in the provided fields.  If you don’t know your credentials, contact your ISP.  Once done, click Next.
Step 9:
In the Updates for your router window, tick the Install future router updates automatically (recommended) checkbox to allow automatic updates in the future.  Click Next to proceed.

Step 10:
Enter your desired Wireless network name (SSID) and Wireless network password in the provided fields then click Next.
Wait while your router is saving the settings.
Step 11:
You will now receive a message to reconnect to the new wireless SSID.  If you are using a wired computer, just continue with the setup.
NOTE:  For wireless computers, the setup will continue after connecting to the new SSID.  If the page doesn’t change, just follow the instructions provided.
Step 12:
Enter your desired Router password then click Next.
Step 13:
Your router is now successfully set up.  The new Wi-Fi settings and router admin password will be displayed.  Click Next to complete the entire setup.
NOTE:  The setup will not leave a text file on the Desktop since it is browser-based and not a software running locally on your computer.  Ensure that you write down the new settings in the fields provided on the Quick Start Guide for future reference.
NOTE:  If you run into any problem with DSL setup and are not able to connect to the Internet, you may need to contact your ISP to retrieve the information needed to manually configure these settings in the Power Modem tab of the router’s web interface.  These settings are:
  • Multiplexing type (LLC or VC)
  • QoS Type
  • PCR value
  • SCR value
  • VPI value
  • VCI value
  • DSL Modulation
Create a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account
After clicking Next, you will be redirected to the Create Your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account page.  For step by step instructions, click on the link below:
Creating a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account
Your Linksys Connected Home
Experience the ease of connecting wireless electronic devices to your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  Your account allows you to configure your router settings locally or remotely.  To know more about this, click here.

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