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Adding another Linksys Mesh Router to your network

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Adding another Linksys Mesh Router as a child node will allow you to expand your network capabilities in the home.  Follow the instructions below, to learn how. 

Before you begin:
  • Make sure you have the router on parent mode connected to your modem or gateway with an active internet connection.
  • Make sure you have a Linksys server account.
  • Install the latest version of the Linksys app on your mobile device.
  • If the router on parent mode is the Linksys MR9600, the DFS feature must be turned OFF before adding your child nodes.  You will also receive a prompt to first turn OFF the DFS in the Wi-Fi Settings section.


Directions

Step 1:
Open the Linksys app to access your dashboard.  To learn how, click
here.

 
Step 2:
Tap on the Menu icon found on the top left side of the screen.

Step 3:
Tap on Set up a New Product.

 
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Step 4:
Tap on Add Another Node to xxxx to add the device to your existing Wi-Fi.

NOTE:  The xxxx is the name of your existing Wi-Fi.


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Step 5:
Select To extend my Wi-Fi with a new child node.

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You may be prompted to turn ON your Bluetooth
®.  Bluetooth is used for setup purposes only.  For Android devices, tap YES to automatically turn ON Bluetooth.  For iOS devices, you may need to turn ON Bluetooth manually.

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Step 6:
The Linksys app will guide you on how to place your router.  Tap Next.

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Step 7:
Plug your router into a power source.  Tap Next.

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The app will search for your router.  This can take up to 3 minutes.

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Step 8:
Make sure the light on the router's front panel is blinking purple.  Tap Yes, it's Blinking Purple.

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The app will start adding your router to the network.  This can take up to 6 minutes.

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Step 9:
Once the app has added your router and checked the range, it may notify you if the router is within the right range or may prompt you to move it closer or farther.  Once done, tap I’d like to leave it here.

NOTE:  If you disconnected the power to move the router during this step, power it ON and wait for the light on the router's front panel turn to solid blue.  Then, tap on Try again.

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Step 10:
Select a name that best describes your router's location.  To give it a different name, tap Name it something else instead.  Then, tap Next.

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Step 11:
The Success! screen will appear once done.  Tap Next.


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Step 12:
If you have another router to add, tap Add a Node and repeat the steps.  Otherwise, tap on That’s it for Now.


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Step 13:
Future updates will happen overnight.  These will be automatic and will only take a few minutes.  The option Allow your router to report crashes so we can make your Wi-Fi better. (recommended) is checked by default.  Tap Next.

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The Your Wi-Fi is ready screen will appear.  You can now proceed to the Dashboard.

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