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

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is an application that allows you to securely access your home network from a web browser or mobile device.  This service provides you with ease of access to your router’s features, settings, and configuration.
 
One of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi’s best features is you can manage wired and wireless devices that are connected to your network even if you’re far from home.  You can change the names and icons of devices making it easier for them to be identified, as well as add and remove devices connected to your network.  To view and manage your devices with Linksys app on your smartphone, click
here for instructions.  Alternatively, you can watch an instructional video for a detailed guide on how to manage your devices using the Linksys app by clicking here.  
 
QUICK TIP:  In any environment with a Linksys Wireless-N Extender (RE1000, RE1000 v1.5, RE2000) and a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, you will see similar wireless device icons up to three (3) times in the Device List Tool of Smart Wi-Fi.  This may be due to the following:
  • The device has an Ethernet adapter and has been hardwired to the router.
  • The same device also has a wireless adapter and has connected wirelessly to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.
  • The same device with the wireless adapter has connected to the RE1000, RE1000 v1.5, or RE2000. 
To make it easier to identify each connection, you should first determine the MAC Address of each wired and wireless adapter as the device shows up in the Device List.  To prevent confusion, you can edit the friendly name of each device (e.g., PC Ethernet, PC Wireless, PC RE1000, etc.).
 
This article will give instructions on how to change a connected device’s name and icon and remove devices connected to any Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.  

NOTE: 
Some Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers have the Network Map Tool instead of the Device List Tool.  To learn how to manage the devices on your network using the Network Map feature, click
here.

Changing the icon of the device
Changing the name of the device
Removing connected devices

 
Changing the icon of the device

 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys cloud account.  To know how, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click Device List on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Tools navigation menu.

 
 
Step 3:
Click on a device name to display details such as Name, Manufacturer, Model, IP Address, and MAC Address.

 

 
NOTE:  Devices with the Offline status will not display the Manufacturer, Model, IP Address, and MAC Address information.
 
Step 4:
Click the Change link to change the icon for this device.

 

 
Step 5:
Choose one (1) from the available icons that you want to use for your device.

 
 
Step 6:
Click  to apply the change.

 
Step 1:
Click the Device List tab on your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Tools navigation menu.
 
Step 2:
Click on a device name.

 
 
NOTE:  In this example, an iPad® was used.
 
Step 3:
Click Edit to change the name that will appear for the device in the Device List. 

 
 
IMPORTANT:  If you are trying to change the name of the router, the new name will also be displayed automatically on the Network's drop-down list on the top of the Home page.

 
 
Step 4:
Click  to apply the change.

 
Removing connected devices
 
Wired and wireless devices that are currently connected to your network cannot be removed from the Device List section of the Linksys cloud account.  The device’s status should be Offline before you can remove it from your network.  To remove a device, follow the instructions below according to the specific network connection that your device is using:
  • Wired Device – Turn the device OFF and check its status on the Device List page.  Click the X button to remove the device. 
     

NOTE:  If your device still appears in the list and still says Online after doing this step, you might need to upgrade your browser.  If this doesn't work, you can perform a firmware upgrade on your router.  For instructions, click here.
 
  • Wireless Device – You can either perform the process used for a wired device or you can change your Wi-Fi password to disconnect all wirelessly connected devices.  Click the X button to remove the device. 
     

NOTE:  To learn more about changing the security settings of your router using your Linksys cloud account, click here.
 
Adding more devices to your network
 
The Smart Wi-Fi’s main objective is to provide the best experience for your home network.  Connecting wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, and wireless printers to the Internet is now a lot easier.  Click on 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
 
 
Related Articles:
 
Managing multiple devices through the Linksys app
Viewing connected devices in your network using the Linksys app

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