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How to identify child nodes using the Linksys app

The Linksys Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System sends flawless, full-strength WiFi across your entire home.  Each node increases the WiFi range by 2,000 sq. ft. and you can continue to add more nodes to grow your mesh network.  This article will guide you on how to identify your child nodes, check their details, and identify which node your child nodes are connected to.

Before you begin:
  • Parent node:  A parent node is the node connected to your modem or gateway. 
  • Child node:  A child node is another node that extends your network.

Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys app and access the dashboard.  For instructions when using an iOS device, click hereIf you're using an Android™ device, click here.

Step 2:
Tap the Menu
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Step 3:

Tap Network Administration.


Step 4:
Tap on a child node (e.g., LINKSYS00133).

  • Nodes appear by the location name you selected during setup. 
  • The parent node is the main node connected to your existing network or router.  The parent node is the first node on the list of nodes and all others are considered child nodes.
  • If your other nodes are not showing up in the Network Administration screen, you may need to add them to your network.  Click here for instructions.
You will be taken to the node's page and you will see the details below.  

  • Name of your node - If you need to change the current name of your node, tap on this section and then tap Save once done.
  • Serial Number - Displays the unique serial number of your node.
  • Model Number Displays the model number of your node.
  • Firmware Version - Displays the firmware version of your node.
  • IP Address - Displays the current IP address of your node.
NOTE:  The parent node will display both LAN and WAN IP addresses, while the child nodes will only display a LAN IP address. 
  • Connected to xxx where xxx is the name of the node which your child node is connected to.  In the example above, the LINKSYS00133 router is shown as connected to the Parent Node.

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