Linksys Smart WiFi router setup can be easily done with the firmware if you have a strong internet connection. However, if you do not follow the proper strategy, then you may face some glitches. Some of the most common technical glitches are that your Linksys router may not support the 5GHz band, and even you can not control your WiFi router remotely. If these are the features which you are looking for then, you are in the right place. Now, go through the article in details and you will get some easy steps that will help you in the setup procedure.
Advantages of Smart WiFi Setup:
Now one common question may arise on your mind is that necessary? You wil get your answer here. So, check out the benefits of the smart WiFi setup.
- There is no need for any other additional software for the setup process
- You don’t need to configure your Linksys router manually
Requirements for Smart Setup:
To set up your Linksys router by using Smart set up, you will need the below things:
- A web browser
- Linksys Smart Wifi Router.
- RJ 4500 cables
- Wireless computer or a desktop with the Ethernet port.
- Good internet connection
To make sure that you are ready to access the internet, you have to connect the modem with your computer through an Ethernet cable. Now, if you don’t have a modem, then what you should do? Well, don’t panic because still, you can access the internet. You should join all the cables which are provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly to your machine’s Ethernet port.
Begin the Linksys Smart WiFi Router Setup
Now you need to focus on the remaining part, as here we will bring some easy steps for you which will definitely make your task easier.
In case, your Linksys router comes up with external antennas, then you have to join the antennas to your router first. After that, plug in your router to a power source. In case, your Linksys router has a power switch, then just make sure that it is set to the On position. You should wait sometimes untill the LED lights are flashing.
Once you have done with the above step, then you need to connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port of your Linksys router. Then, go to the next process.
Now, you have to combine the secured wireless network. You should have a strong signal from the router to prevent any trouble during the setup procedure.
In case, you use a wired computer, then you need to skip these steps and directly go to step 4
Now, you need to open a web browser and after that, enter ‘http://linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar. Then, you have to press the Enter button. In case, you are not able to launch the Smart WiFi router Setup, then you can enter the default IP address of the Linksys router (192.168.1.1,) within the address bar. After that, you should hit the Enter key. Now, go to the next step
You have to check the dialog box which is located beside the “I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software option.” Then, move to the next steps.
Note:- If you are looking for a manual set up, then you should tap on the Manual Configuration link that can be present at the bottom. On some of the Linksys router, you might see an option which is “I want to skip Setup and configure my router manually,” check this option and proceed to the next step.
If you can not see the Smart Setup option on your screen, then you should press the Reset button which is located at the backside of the Linksys router. Then, hold it for at least 10 to 15 seconds. After that, repeat all the steps that are mentioned above.
In case, you found that there is no internet connection, then an error message saying ‘Your Internet cable is not connected correctly’ appears on your screen. Therefore, you have to resolve it and after that, click on Next option to continue the process.
Now go to the ‘Updates for your router’ page. Here, you will see that the ‘Install future router updates automatically’ is checked to allow the automatic update. You have to uncheck the dialog box to control the Auto update. You can also enable all the options after logging in the setup page of the Linksys router. Proceed to the next method.
After entering the login page of the Linksys router, you have to enter the Network Name and Password in the given field. After that, click on the Next option.
In case, you use a wireless computer for the smart setup procedure, then you will receive a message saying ‘Reconnect to your network’. In those cases, you have to connect the wireless computer with the new wireless settings and proceed further.
You have to give a router password in the ‘Create a router password’ field. After that, click on the Next option. If you router displays an Add a password hint option, then enter your favored hint in the given. This steps will help you to remember your Linksys router password in future. However, this option only appears on your screen when you select the Local Access.
If you see a message, ‘Your router is set up’ that simply means your Linksys smart Wifi router setup is successfully completed. New Wi-Fi settings and the password of the Linksys router will pop up on your screen. After that, you need to exit from the page.
Now the Linksys smart Wifi router setup is completed and you can control your Linksys router remotely.
Hope with the help of the above steps, you can easily establish your Linksys smart Wifi router on your own. If you have any queries or you are still failing to set up your Linksys router by following the above section, then feel free to take a professional’s assistance for setting up tour Linksys router.