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Linksys Products and SecureEasySetup™ (SES) - Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  What is SecureEasySetup (SES)?

A:  SecureEasySetup utilizes push buttons to automatically setup and secure your wireless network.  Pushing the SES button on your router or access point and your wireless client will automatically setup a unique Wireless Network Name or SSID, and secure your network using Wi-Fi Protected AccessTM (WPA) security.

Q:  I have an SES enabled Linksys Wireless Router or Access Point.  Can I secure ALL of the clients and devices on my network using SES?

A:  You will need SES compatible wireless clients and devices in order to use the automatic SES push button feature.  You need to manually configure security on devices that do not support SES.

Q:  Where is the SES push button located on my router or access point?

A:  The SES button is located on the front panel of your wireless router or access point near the SecureEasySetup logo.


Q:  I pressed the SES button on my router or access point, but nothing happened.  What can I do?

A:  Follow these steps to properly set up your wireless router or access point and devices using SES:

  1. Press and hold the SES button on your router or access point for one (1) second.
  2. Release the button and wait up to fifteen (15) seconds for the SES light to start flashing.
  3. Press or click the button in your wireless client software that you want to connect within two (2) minutes of pressing the SES button.
  4. The SES light will stop flashing and turn solid white when the wireless client has been successfully added.  The wireless settings and security used will be displayed on your wireless client software.  Save or print out your wireless settings and keep it in a safe place for future reference.

NOTE:  If the SES light stops flashing and returns to the original orange color, then no SES clients were able to connect.  However, SES is still configured on the router.

Q:  I pressed the SES button on my router or access point, but I have devices that do not support SES.  Their wireless connections are down.  How can I find out what my encryption key is so that I can manually configure the non-SES devices?

A:  Follow these steps to find your encryption key and manually configure devices:

  1. Launch a web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator).
  2. Type in the router's IP Address of into the Address field and press the [Enter] key.  If you are using a Linksys Access Point, use   If the default IP Address has been changed, use the current IP Address assigned to the router or access point.
  3. When the log in prompt appears, enter admin for the password.  If the default password of 'admin' has been changed, enter your own password.
  4. When the web-based utility loads, click on the Wireless tab and then the Wireless Security sub-tab.
  5. If your wireless clients support WPA security, write down the encryption key that is displayed.
  6. Configure wireless clients to use WPA Pre-Shared Key (also known as WPA-Personal or WPA-PSK) and use the encryption key previously written down.

NOTE:  If your wireless clients do NOT all support WPA security, select Disable for the Security Mode setting to turn off wireless security.  Press the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page to save your changes if any are made.


Q:  I do not have the SES button on my wireless client.  What can I do?

A:  Your wireless client may not have a hardware button on the device itself.  The button may be a "soft" button that is located in your wireless client's configuration software.  Refer to your wireless client's user guide to locate the configuration software and look for the SES push button in the software's user interface.



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