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How to enable Two Step Verification

Two Step Verification requires a six-digit verification code when logging in via the Linksys app or the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface using your Linksys server account.  The addition of this feature to the Linksys app will help provide an additional layer of security and peace of mind for Linksys users.

Once you have enabled the Two Step Verification, you will be prompted to enter a code whenever you log in with your Linksys server account from an unfamiliar device.  To learn how to enable this feature, follow the steps below.

 
Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys app or the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface using your Linksys server account.
 
Step 2:
If you are using the Linksys app, tap on Account.  If you are using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface, click My Account. 
 
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Step 3:
Add a phone number or use your email address.
 
  • If you are going to use the text message method for verification, make sure to add a phone number in your account settings.
  • If you will be choosing the email method for verification, use the email address associated to your Linksys server account.  However, if you need to change or update your email address, you will need to create a NEW Linksys server account using your new email address.  For more information about this, click here.
 
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Step 4:
Turn ON 2-Step Verification.
 
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Step 5:
Choose a delivery method to send your verification code by simply toggling the switch to the ON position.  You can choose email, text or both.
 
NOTE:  If you choose the email method, the code will be sent to the email address that you used to register your Linksys server account.  For more information about changing the email address associated to your Linksys server account,
click here.
 
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Step 6:
Check your email or text message and enter the verification code. 

NOTE:  The code expires after 15 minutes.  You may opt to resend the code if needed.

 
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Step 7:
Two Step Verification should now be enabled.  Tap or click Done.
 
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