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Linksys MR7340 Frequently Asked Questions

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  
What is the Linksys MR7340 Max-Stream™ AX1500 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router?
2.  What are the parts of the Linksys MR7340?
3.  What are its features?
4.  What is its warranty period?
5.  What do the lights of the router indicate?
6.  Can I plug my USB hard drive or a printer into its USB port?
7.  What type of processor does this product have?
8.  What are the default settings of this product?
9.  Does it support Linksys Aware and Linksys Shield?

SETUP AND INSTALLATION 
 
1.  
What are the requirements for setup?
2.  How do I set it up using an iOS device?
3.  How do I set it up using an Android™ device?
4.  How can I add another router/child node to my network?
5.  What Wi-Fi security options are supported?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1.  
How do I upgrade the Linksys MR7340's firmware?
2.  How do I check its current firmware version?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  
How do I access my router's dashboard?
2.  What is the External Storage feature?
3.  What file system formats does this router support?
4.  Does the USB port support File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?
5.  How do I safely eject my hard drive from the router?
6.  Can I protect my hard drive from unauthorized access?
7.  How can I access the storage device connected to the router?
8.  How can I reset the router to factory defaults?
9.  How do I recover my admin password?
10.  How do I locate the model number of my router?
 

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys MR7340 Max-Stream™ AX1500 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router?

The Linksys MR7340 Max-Stream™ AX1500 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router is powered by Intelligent Mesh™ technology that adapts to your Wi-Fi needs.  Your devices will always have full-strength signal throughout your entire home.  To learn more about this router, click here.

2.  What are the parts of the Linksys MR7340?

The Linksys MR7340 has the following parts:
  • Ports:
  • Four Gigabit ethernet ports
  • One Gigabit internet port
  • Power port (12V, 2A)
  • One USB 3.0 port to support USB drives
NOTE:  The USB feature is only supported when the Linksys MR7340 is on parent mode.  It is NOT supported when the Linksys MR7340 is on child mode.
  • Windows®:  NTFS and FAT32
  • Mac®:  APFS (read-only) and HFS+
  • Supports Server Message Block (SMB) v2.0
  • UPnP®
  • Supports up to 1100mA current draw
 
  • Buttons and switch:
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
  • Reset button
  • Power switch (rocker style)

3.  What are its features?

The Linksys MR7340 has the following features:
  • Concurrent Dual-Band 
  • Supports 802.11ax (AX1500) up to 1.5 Gbps
  • Coverage of up to 1,500 sq ft
  • 2x2 simultaneous data streams for stronger, faster performance
  • Intelligent Mesh technology
  • MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth® low energy for secure and easy setup
  • Beamforming technology
  • Guest network
  • Parental Controls
  • Supports parent/child mode
  • Two adjustable antennas (non-detachable)
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Can be wall mounted or for desktop placement
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Dimensions:  8.46 in x 6.10 in x 2.20 in (215 mm x 155 mm x 56 mm)
  • Weight:  567 g (1.25 lb)
 
4.  What is its warranty period?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information on your device’s warranty, click here.

5.  What do the lights of the router indicate?

The lights indicate the different statuses and activities of your router.  For a detailed description, click here.

6.  Can I plug my USB hard drive or a printer into its USB port?

The Linksys MR7340 has one USB 3.0 port for a USB storage device.  However, virtual printing is not supported.

7.  What type of processor does this product have?

The Linksys MR7340 has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor.

8.  What are the default settings of this product?

The Linksys MR7340 has the following default settings:
  • The IP address is 192.168.1.1.
  • The default Guest network IP address range is 192.168.3.x.
NOTE:  If the upstream device uses the same IP address, the router will automatically use a different LAN IP address to avoid any conflict. 
  • The default administrator password of an unconfigured router is admin.  Use the Linksys app to change the password after setup.
  • The default Wi-Fi name is _LinksysSetupxxx (where xxx are the last three digits of the router's MAC address).
  • Each router has a unique pre-assigned Wi-Fi password (found at the bottom of the device).
  • The default Guest Wi-Fi name is _LinksysSetupxxx-guest (where xxx are the last three digits of the router’s MAC address).
  • The Guest network is turned OFF by default.  It can be enabled using the router's web interface or the Linksys app.

9.  Does it support Linksys Aware and Linksys Shield?

Currently, the Linksys MR7340 does not support Linksys Aware or Linksys Shield.

SETUP AND INSTALLATION 
 

1.  What are the requirements for setup?

You will need the following for setup:
  • A modem or gateway with an active internet connection
  • Latest version of the Linksys app 
  • Mobile device with Bluetooth for setup

2.  How do I set it up using an iOS device?

To set up your router using an iOS device, click here

3.  How do I set it up using an Android™ device?

To set up your router using an Android device, click here.

4.  How can I add another router/child node to my network?

For instructions on how you can add another router or child node, click here.

5.  What Wi-Fi security options are supported?

The Linksys MR7340 supports the following Wi-Fi security modes:
  • WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal
  • WPA3 Personal Only
  • WPA2 Personal
  • Open
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FIRMWARE UPGRADE


1.  How do I upgrade the Linksys MR7340's firmware?

By default, your router's Automatic Firmware Update feature is enabled and will upgrade the firmware whenever a new version is released.  If you turn OFF Automatic Firmware Update on the Linksys app, you will receive a prompt when a new firmware release is available.  When this happens, select Update Available to upgrade the firmware.

2.  How do I check its current firmware version?

The firmware version can be found in the Linksys app on the Network Administration screen.  To access it, launch your Linksys app, go to the Menu icon > Network Administration.  Tap on your router and look for Firmware Version.  

TROUBLESHOOTING


1.  How do I access my router's dashboard?

To learn how to access your dashboard, click here.

2.  What is the External Storage feature?

The External Storage feature of the Linksys MR7340 allows you to connect an external storage device into its USB port to share an entire hard drive.  It features one USB 3.0 port for storage drive.


3.  What file system formats does this router support? 

The Linksys MR7340 supports the following file formats:
  • For Windows:  NTFS and FAT32
  • For Mac:  APFS (read-only) and HFS+

4.  Does the USB port support File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

No, the USB port doesn't support FTP.

5.  How do I safely eject my hard drive from the router?

To safely eject your hard drive from the router, simply click on the Eject icon located on both the Linksys app and web-based setup page.  To learn more, click here.

6.  Can I protect my hard drive from unauthorized access?

Yes.  This can be done by enabling Authentication through your router's External Storage feature.

NOTE:  The username should have a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 alphanumeric characters while the password should have a minimum of four and a maximum of 50 alphanumeric characters.  Both can include valid characters such as an underscore ( _ ) or a dash ( — ).  To learn more about the External Storage feature of the Linksys MR7340, click
here
.

7.  How can I access the storage device connected to the router?

To learn how to access the storage device connected to your router, you need to first identify its IP address for SMB access.  For instructions, click here.

8.  How can I reset the router to factory defaults?

To reset the router to its factory defaults, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds (you will see a bright red flash, followed by three to four quick faded red pulses then another bright red flash) then you can release the button.  To learn more, click here.

9.  How do I recover my admin password?

You can recover your admin password using the five-digit recovery code printed on the product label at the bottom.  Follow the steps below to learn how:

 
Step 1:  
Launch the Linksys app and access the dashboard.

Step 2:
Tap Router Password.

Step 3:
Enter the five-digit recovery code located on the product label shown at the bottom of your router.

Step 4:
Once the code has been entered, you will be prompted to enter a new password and an optional password hint.  Tap Submit to save your settings.

Step 5:
The account holder will be notified via email that the admin password has been reset.  Tap Continue once done.

You should now be securely logged into the dashboard.

10.  How do I locate the model number of my router?

To locate the exact model number of your router, check its product label located at the bottom.  The Linksys app and the web interface will display your model series, but the product label contains the exact model number.

 

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