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Restarting your router using the Linksys app

What is the difference between resetting and restarting?
A reset restores your router to the state it was when you took it out of its box, requiring you to go through the setup process again.  A restart, on the other hand, is far less disruptive than a factory reset because all settings are maintained.  Wireless devices will disconnect from the router, but will reconnect automatically once the router is ready and the devices find the network.

This article will provide you with instructions on how to restart your router using the Linksys app in case you encounter router or modem connection issues.  

The most common method to restore communication for a modem or router is to restart it by turning it OFF, then back ON again.  This gives the devices a chance to find each other.  Follow the steps below to properly restart your router using the app.

Step 1:
On your mobile device, tap the Linksys app.

Step 2:
Log in to the Dashboard.  For complete instructions on how to access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click here.

Step 3: 
Tap the Menu User-added image icon across the top left-hand side of the Dashboard
Step 4: 
Tap Router Administration.

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Step 5:
Tap Restart Router at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 6:
Tap Restart button.

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NOTE:  While the router is restarting, all connected devices will lose their Internet connection and will automatically reconnect when the router is ready.

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