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Getting to know the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E800

The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E800 is a high-speed single-band wireless router with IPv4/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 Wi-Fi Router, E800 has security functions such as the SPI firewall to help protect your data and privacy online.

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Product Features

  • 2.4 GHz radio frequency
  • 802.11n Wireless-N technology
  • Compatible with 802.11 b/g
  • 1x1 internal Antenna
  • IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support
  • Includes Linksys Connect software 1.4
  • One (1) year warranty
  • One (1) 10/100 802.3u (RJ-45) port, with auto MDIX sensing, as WAN interface
  • Integrated 4-port 10/100 802.3u (RJ-45) Ethernet switch, with auto MDIX sensing, as LAN interfaces
  • One (1) Push button for Wi-Fi Protected™ Setup (WPS)
  • One (1) Reset button for resetting the device to factory settings
  • One (1) Power switch (for European model only)
  • Has  the Classic user interface or web-based setup page
  • Supports up to 30 wireless connected clients at the same time
  • Up to 150 Mbps data rate
  • 12V 0.5A power rating
  • The MAC address on the bottom of the label is the WAN/Internet MAC address of the device
  • The default SSID is “Linksysxxxxx” where xxxxx is the last five (5) digits of the serial number.  You have to upgrade your router's firmware to have Linksysxxxxx as your default SSID.
  • Wireless security:
    • WPA2-Personal (AES) / WPA-Personal (TKIP) Mixed Mode
    • WPA2- Enterprise (AES) / WPA- Enterprise (TKIP) Mixed Mode
    • WPA2-Personal (AES)
    • WPA2-Enterprise (AES)
    • WPA-Personal (TKIP)
    • WPA-Enterprise (TKIP)
    • WEP (64-bit and 128-bit)
    • WEP (64-bit and 128-bit) used with RADIUS server
  • Requirements:
    • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Mac OS X® 10.5.8, 10.6.1, 10.7, 10.8
    • Browser- Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, Firefox 3 or higher version 
NOTE:  The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E800 does not have Parental controls and Guest access features. 
Back Panel
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NOTE:  The device's 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 port - flashes green to indicate network activity.  The connection is between the modem and the router.
  Ethernet 1,2,3,4 port - flashes green to indicate network activity on a particular port.  The connection is between the router and your device.
 Power / Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) - lights up green when the router is powered ON and WPS is successful.  The LED is blinking if it is booting, performing system self test or firmware upgrade.
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button - is used to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless networks.  To learn more about the WPS feature, click here.
 Power port - connects to the included power adapter.
Bottom Panel
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Reset button – There are two (2) ways to reset the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E800 to its factory defaults.
•  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds.
•  Restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults page on the router's web-based setup page. 
For more instructions on how to reset your router to factory default, click here.
NOTE:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.
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.
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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