- How to manually upgrade the firmware of a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with classic view
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is a free service that allows you to access your router, configure and check your home network instantly from wherever you are. To take advantage of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Tools on your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with classic view, you need to perform a firmware upgrade.
Your router is capable of either automatic or manual firmware upgrade. When you decide to do the manual upgrade, you have to download the firmware first from the Linksys Support Site. See the instructions below to understand and learn how to do this.
Manual firmware upgrade of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
Before you start the upgrade, check if your router has a USB storage port. If it has, then make sure that no device (e.g. printer, hard drive) is connected to it before you start the process.
Go to the support page of your device to download the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Firmware.
QUICK TIP: You can click on the corresponding links to visit the support pages of each product.
Scroll down to the DOWNLOADS / FIRMWARE section then click Download Software.
Click the hardware version of your device.
Select the firmware for your device and click Download.
Locate the file you downloaded. Right-click on it then, click Extract Here.
Open a browser and log in to the router's web-based setup page by entering "192.168.1.1" in the Address bar. The default username and password is "admin".
NOTE: If you changed your password, used that instead.
Click Administration then click Firmware Upgrade.
Select Manual Upgrade and click the Browse… button.
Select the file that you extracted then click Open.
Click Start Upgrade.
Log back in to your router’s web-based setup page by entering the router’s IP Address.
You will be redirected to a Sign In page. If you already created a Linksys cloud account, enter your login credentials in the Email Address and Password fields and click Sign in.
After logging in using your Linksys cloud account, you will be prompted to associate your router to your account. You will need to enter your router’s admin password. The default is admin.
You can only associate your router within the same network (from behind the router either wired or wireless). You will only be prompted to associate your router the first time you log in with your cloud account so long as the router has Internet connectivity. Once you have associated your router, any future logins will require your cloud email address and password when the router is online; this is considered a single sign-on.
Your router is now successfully upgraded to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi. One benefit of having a Linksys cloud account is the capability of doing auto-updates. If you want to prevent your router from receiving automatic firmware updates you will need to turn OFF the Automatic Firmware Update feature. Please follow the steps below:
Log in to the router’s web-based setup page by entering "192.168.1.1" or "myrouter.local" in the Address bar or go to https://linksyssmartwifi.com and enter your Linksys cloud account credentials.
On the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi page, click Connectivity.
On the Basic tab, click the Automatic box to uncheck then click Ok.
More on Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Aside from automatic firmware update, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi offers a lot of benefits. With it, you can have access to features and mobile apps that will help control your home network from anywhere at anytime and make your digital experiences easier to manage. You can also:
- Instantly tap into your home network to check the connection status of your devices
- Do intelligent media prioritization for high-definition video streaming and online gaming
- Control or block your kids' computer from accessing harmful websites
- Turn ON/OFF Internet connectivity to devices in your home from anywhere
- Give a guest access to the Internet
- Prioritize which devices on your network get the most bandwidth to eliminate lag times and buffering
If you are interested to know more about this amazing breakthrough, you can click the links below:
Overview of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Frequently Asked Questions
Upgrading your Linksys Router's Firmware (VIDEO)
Updating your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi (VIDEO)
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NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, YOU AND BELKIN EACH ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EITHER PARTY MAY, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ARBITRATION, BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE, SO LONG AS SUCH SMALL CLAIMS COURT DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR OR ALLOW FOR JOINDER OR CONSOLIDATION OF CLAIMS.
GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW RULE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION (OTHER THAN THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) TO THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE PARTIES. HOWEVER, WITH RESPECT TO SOFTWARE PROVIDED, IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER AND YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE BELKIN MARKETS OR PROMOTES THE SOFTWARE, LOCAL LAW MAY REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OF YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE APPLY TO SOME SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. EACH OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS AND THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LIMITATION PERIOD IN THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND WILL NOT APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT.
VENUE. EXCEPT FOR INDIVIDUAL SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT IN ANY SMALL CLAIMS COURT WHERE JURISDICTION AND VENUE ARE PROPER, ANY ARBITRATION, LEGAL SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE COMMENCED IN (1) NEW YORK, NEW YORK, (2) ATLANTA, GEORGIA, (3) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, (4) DALLAS, TEXAS, (5) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OR (6) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AND YOU AND BELKIN EACH IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ANY SUCH PROCEEDING. HOWEVER, FOR A DISPUTE OF $2,500 OR LESS, YOU MAY CHOOSE WHETHER THE ARBITRATION IN ANY OF THE SIX REGIONAL VENUES PROCEEDS IN PERSON, BY TELEPHONE, OR BASED ONLY ON SUBMISSIONS.
HOW TO OPT OUT OF MANDATORY ARBITRATION. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you or Belkin may file a lawsuit in court rather than resolving the Dispute by arbitration if (a) the Dispute qualifies for small claims court (there are monetary limitations for small claims court), or (b) you opt out of these arbitration procedures within 30 days from the date that you accept this Agreement (the “Opt-Out Deadline”). In order to opt out of mandatory arbitration, you must (i) mail written notification to Belkin International, Inc., 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, California, 90094, Attn: Chief Legal Officer, or (ii) email written notification to email@example.com. In either case, such written notification must include your name, address, and a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Belkin through arbitration. Any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and you must pursue your Dispute in arbitration or, if the dispute qualifies, in small claims court.
If you are located outside of the United States, or if Section 17 does not apply to you or is otherwise unenforceable as adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction, then Section 18 applies to you:
18. GOVERNING LAW.
NON-EU RESIDENTS. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not apply California law to some types of disputes. If you are resident in one of those countries or jurisdictions, then where California law is excluded from applying, your country’s laws will apply to such disputes which are related to this Agreement. In all other circumstances, this Agreement will be governed by California law, without reference to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflict of laws principles. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not allow for dispute resolution by arbitration or waiver of classwide claims by you. If you are a resident of one of those countries or jurisdictions, any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought exclusively in the appropriate state or federal court in Los Angeles, California, and Belkin and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and venue in Los Angeles, California. However, if you are a consumer and you live in a country where Belkin markets or distributes the Software, local law may require that certain consumer protection laws of your country of residence apply to some sections of this Agreement. In addition, Belkin may seek injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction to protect its intellectual property rights. Each of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the United Nations Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded and will not apply to this Agreement.
EU RESIDENTS. If you are a natural person who resides in a country in the European Union, the laws of the member state in which you are a resident shall apply to this Agreement and any disputes potentially arising in connection thereto. The courts of the member state in which you reside shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute. Residents of countries in the European Union may also bring any such dispute before a local consumer dispute resolution body, if any such body is constituted under the laws of the country in which you reside. Otherwise if you are located in Europe and are not a natural person, the laws of the United Kingdom shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to this Agreement (without reference to its choice of law provisions) and all disputes related thereto are dealt exclusively by the competent courts of the United Kingdom.
(REQUIRED FOR APP SOFTWARE ON APPLE’S APP STORE ONLY)
Acknowledgement. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that (i) this Agreement is concluded between Belkin and you only, and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”); (ii) as between Belkin and Apple, Belkin, not Apple, is solely responsible for the licensed application (“App”) and the content thereof. This Agreement does not provide for usage rules for the App that conflicts with the App Store Terms of Service as of the date you entered into this Agreement, and you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review the App Store Terms of Service.
Scope of License: The license granted to you for the App is limited to a non-transferable license to use the App on any Apple-branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service, except that such App may be accessed, acquired and used by other accounts associated with you via family sharing or volume purchasing.
Maintenance and Support. Belkin is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the App as required under applicable law. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
Warranty: Belkin is solely responsible for the warranty in this Agreement, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App to you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Belkin’s sole responsibility.
Product Claims. Belkin and you acknowledge that Belkin, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims relating to the App and your possession and/or use of the App, including but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. This Agreement does not limit Belkin’s liability beyond what is permitted by applicable law.
Intellectual Property Rights. Belkin and you acknowledge that in the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Belkin and not Apple will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
Third Party Terms of Agreement. You must comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App, such as your wireless data service agreement.
Third Party Beneficiary. Belkin and you acknowledge and agree that Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary.
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Dated June 2019