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Backup and Restore feature in your Linksys Cloud Account

The Backup and Restore feature of your Linksys Cloud Account allows you to save your current router configuration settings and to retrieve a previously-backed up configuration. 
 
Why is performing a backup and restore process important?

In cases when you need to reset the router to factory default settings, you will be able to restore your previous configuration using the backup configuration file after resetting.  This will save you time by not going through the process of reconfiguring the router manually.
 
NOTE:  These options are only available if you are locally connected to your home router.
 
To backup and restore the router configurations, follow the instructions below:
 
 
 
Step 1:
Launch a web browser and access your Linksys Cloud Account.  To learn how, click here.
 
Step 2:
On the navigation pane under Router Settings, click Troubleshooting.
 
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Step 3:
Click the Diagnostics tab.
 
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Step 4:
Under Router configuration, click Backup.
 
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Step 5:
A new window will prompt you to save the configuration file (with .cfg file extension).  Click Save on the File Download window and select the location to save the configuration file then click Save.
 
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NOTE:  You may change the configuration filename depending on your preference.
 
 
Step 1:
Launch a web browser and access your Linksys Cloud Account.  To learn how, click here.
 
Step 2:
On the navigation pane under Router Settings, click Troubleshooting.
 
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Step 3:
Click the Diagnostics tab.
 
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Step 4:
Under Router configuration, click Restore.
 
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Step 5:
A new window will appear for you to select the configuration (.cfg) file to be restored.  Click Chose File to locate the file.  Once you’ve located the file, select it and click Open.
 
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Step 6:
Click on Start to Restore to begin restoring the configuration.
 
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Step 7:
On the Important popup box, click Yes.
 
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Step 8:
On the Router Reboot pop box, click Ok.
 
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Your router should now be restored to its previous configuration.
 
Adding more devices to your network

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi’s main objective is to provide the best experience to your home network.  Connecting of wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, and wireless printers to the internet has been made a lot easier.  Check out the link below to learn how to connect your devices to your home network.

How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account


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Backing Up and Restoring the Linksys ADSL Gateway's Settings

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