Smart Setup wizard or http://linksyssmartwifi.com has made setting up Linksys smart Wi-Fi router easy.
You can access this webpage even in the absence of the internet. Reason for the same is that it is not a regular webpage but an interface provided by Linksys for its user so that they can easily Setup new Linksys router.
In this very article, we will discuss in-depth about various steps involved in setting up smart Wi-Fi router using this smart setup wizard.
But before that, let’s have a glimpse of certain benefits as well as requirements associated with this smart Wi-Fi router setup.
Benefits of Smart Setup wizard
The prime advantage is that you do not require to have setup CD to initiate the wizard. As we had already discussed that this method involves setting up a Linksys smart WIFI router using an interface named as http://linksyssmartwifi.com, which comes embedded in the firmware of the router.
The second advantage is associated with the first one. If you Setup a Linksys router using installation CD, then once the setup process gets completed, you will be required to again login into the web interface to change the configuration of the router.
But in the case of the smart setup wizard, as you are setting up the router using this very web interface; thus, you can configure your Linksys router at that very point.
These were the two prime advantages associated with the Linksys router. Now let’s also have a look at the requirements before initiating our discussion on Linksys router setup.
Essential checklist for initiating Linksys smart setup wizard.
Before starting with setting up your Linksys smart Wi-Fi router setup, there is an essential checklist that you have to ensure. It will help you to avoid unwanted problems while the setup process is going on. This essential checklist includes:
As we had already seen that in this smart setup wizard, we would be required to launch http://linksyssmartwifi.com webpage. For this, we will need a browser. For starting this very webpage, we can use any one browser listed below:
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer 8 or higher
- Adobe Flash Player
Then comes the requirement of accessories during the Linksys router setup. They include:
- Linksys smart Wi-Fi router
- Ethernet cable
- Device using which you will launch the webpage like a computer or laptop.
- Workable internet connection.
Once you had confirmed with this checklist, then you can proceed for setting up Linksys smart Wi-Fi router.
Steps involved in the same are discussed in the following section.
Launching Linksys smart Setup wizard
Once you had unboxed the router, put it on power. Once it comes to upstate only then, you can initiate its Setup.
You can notice the status of the state of the router by monitoring the power light indicator. Once it becomes solid, you can proceed for step 2.
Then establish an Ethernet connection between your router and modem. For this, you will be required to put one end of Ethernet cable at modem’s Ethernet port and another end at internet port of the router.
Now comes the device using which you will launch a Linksys smart setup wizard. In our case, we are taking it to be a computer.
Connect the computer with Linksys router by either Ethernet cable or through Wi-Fi.
If you are establishing the connection through Ethernet cable, then all you have to do is to connect Ethernet cable at one end with the router and another end with the computer.
But if you are establishing a connection through Wi-Fi mode, then you have to go to available Wi-Fi networks present under network and settings option on your computer. Here select the network named same as mentioned in the Quick Start Guide.
Once the connection between a computer and router gets established, then launch a web browser. Here enter http://linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar. You can also enter 192.168.1.1 or myrouter.local in place of http://linksyssmartwifi.com. All of them will land you to the smart setup page.
A page will appear on your screen, as shown below. Here tick the checkbox saying I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software and after that click on Next.
Note: In case of some Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router in place of above-stated option, you will get an option saying I want to skip Setup and configure my router manually. Check this option and click on Next.
In some cases, you can encounter a specific problem such as inappropriate distance between Linksys router and computer or interrupted internet connection and so on.
In such a scenario, a message will be shown on your screen, as shown below.
It will also include the troubleshooting steps. Follow the same and then click on Next.
But if there exist no issue, then you can directly move to step 7
This step inappropriate only for those who are using Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). For them, a window will appear asking to enter the account name and password.
Here enter the same and click on Next.
Then a window will appear on your screen stating Updates for your router. Here the Install future router updates automatically (recommended) is checked by default. It allows to automatically update your Linksys smart WiFI router when the update is available.
But if you want to control this update process by unchecking the option.
Once you are done with that, click on Next.
Now a screen will appear asking you to enter the WiFi name and Wi-Fi password that you want to assign to your Linksys smart WiFi router network.
You will notice that Wi-Fi name for 5 GHz band will have the suffix of _5GHz.
Now connection with Linksys router will be lost. You will be required to reconnect the computer with a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router network using the new credentials that you have assigned.
Then again launch the setup wizard by entering http://linksyssmartwifi.com webpage.
A screen will appear on your screen, as shown below. Here click on Next.
Now assign a password to your router by entering the same in Create a router password field then click Next.
At the end a window will appear on your screen displaying Your router is set up!.
It will also display various configuration details of your router. SO not it down for future.
In the end, click on Next and Linksys smart Wi-Fi setup will be completed.
Now you will be prompted to create a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account. You can either make it right now or click on No thanks.
In this way, you can easily Setup a Linksys smart Wi-Fi router by following these simple steps.
We hope all the information provided in this article will help you out in setting up the Linksys router. But if any issue persists, then you are advised to contact only on Linksys’s official website to get technical support.