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linksys smart wi-fi : How To Setup Linksys WRT3200ACM Router

linksys smart wi-fi : How To Setup Linksys WRT3200ACM Router

www.linksyssmartwifi.com is the web domain that is used to access the Linksys router. If you did not get access the Linksys router using www.linksyssmartwifi.com, you can try accessing the Linksys router using 192.168.1.1

How I can use Linksys app to manage and monitor my Linksys router?

Linksys app allows you to monitor and manage your Linksys router remotely. With Linksys router, you can access your router from anywhere or anytime. Linksys app allows you to:
my Linksys router

  • Access and manage your network from anywhere.
  • You can check the status of your device from the dashboard.
  • Guest access- you can create a separate network for visitors.
  • Device prioritization: You can set priority for the device that which device should get the high bandwidth.
  • Parental control: You can control and restrict the access of specific website for your kids.
  • Disassociate router.

How I can set up my Linksys WRT3200ACM router?

It is very easy to set up your Linksys WRT3200ACM router using smart wizard set up, let’s see how you can set Linksys WRT3200ACM router using smart wizard set up:

Step 1:

  • If your router has an external antenna, connect your antennas to the router first and then plug in the router to the power source.
  • If your router has a power button then switch on the power button and wait until the LED lights are solid.

Step 2:

  • Connect your Ethernet cable from your modem to the router.

Step 3:

  • Connect to the wireless network. You can find the credentials on the label of the router. If you don’t want to face any problem or want to have a good signal from the router or bring the wireless computer closer to the router’s room.

Step 4:

  • Open any web browser of your choice from the computer or device that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Type linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar.
    Note: Sometimes when you try accessing the router for the first time using www.linksyssmartwifi.com, It does not give you access to the router’s web interface in that case you can try accessing the web interface using the static IP address 192.168.1.1.
  • There will be a checkbox.
  • Tick the box I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software.
  • Click next to continue.
  • If you want to set up your router manually without using the wizard set up.
  • Click on the manual configuration link to continue with the manual set up.

Step 5:

  • The Install future router updates automatically are generally checked by default to allow automatic updates.
  • Click next to continue.

Step 6:

  • Type network name and password in the fields provided.
  • Click next.
  • You will receive a message to reconnect to your network if you are using a wireless network.
  • Connect your wireless computer to the new wireless settings that you used during the step in order to proceed with the setup.
  • The wireless password is always case-sensitive so make sure to take a note of them.

Step 7:

  • Type router password in the Create a router password
  • Click next.

Step 8:

  • If you see a pop-up message that your router is set up, this means your router is now successfully setup
  • The new Wi-Fi settings and the router admin password will be displayed on the dashboard.
  • Click next to complete the entire set up.

Step 9:

  • You will be directed to theCreate Your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account page for Remote Access.

 

What is the default IP address and password of Linksys WRT3200ACM router?

  • The default IP address of Linksys WRT3200ACM router is 192.168.1.1.
  • The default password of Linksys router is admin.

How I can configure wireless repeater mode on my Linksys smart Wi-Fi router?
Linksys smart Wi-Fi router

  • Only one frequency band on your router will be used as a repeating signal.
  • You can determine which frequency band to repeat.
  • If your main router is dual-band:
    1. You can decide which frequency band you want to use in Repeater mode.
    2. Does not matter which frequency mode you choose as Repeater mode, both the frequency will still broadcast and the client will be able to connect to either of the frequency modes.
    3. You can edit the wireless settings in the wireless widget of both the frequency bands.
  • If your router is single-band:
    1. Configure repeater mode.
    2. Select 2.4 GHz frequency band on Linksys router.
    3. Both the frequency band will transmit even when one is used as repeater mode.
    4. You can edit the wireless settings in the wireless widget of both the frequency bands.
  • If you want to change the repeater settings, go to Connectivity -> Internet settings.
  • Don’t use the WAN port.
  • Log in into the router using IP address.
  • Supported encryption method may include any of the following:
  • WPA personal
  • WPA-2 personal
  • WPA-Mixed-Personal

Note: Obtain the wireless settings of your router before proceeding.

  • Type “http://192.168.1.1” in your web browser’s Address bar.
  • Log in to your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router.
  • Click on the
  • Click Internet settings.
  • Click
  • Click Wireless repeater.
  • Enter the main router’s network name and security mode.
  • Click Ok to save settings.
  • Click yes to continue.
  • Once your router is turned into a repeater you need to check the router’s DHCP table for the new IP address of your Linksys router.
  • You will need this IP address to log in into your router later on.
  • If the Linksys is not able to access the main router, you will receive the following message.
  • Clicking ok will take you back where you left off.

How I can upgrade the firmware of Linksys WRT3200ACM router?

firmware update
The firmware must be updated constantly to keep the router secure. A Firmware update ensures that the router stays compatible with the latest media devices so that the user doesn’t have to go around buying new routers every time they wish to buy a new media device.

You can follow the below mentioned steps to upgrade Linksys router’s firmware manually:

Checking the model and version of the router

You can find the model number and version of the router from the router’s label. Finding out the exact version will help you to download the right firmware for your router.

Download the firmware

  • Open the web browser from a computer and go to the official website of Linksys.
  • You need to download the firmware according to the model number of the router and save it.

Follow the steps mentioned below to perform the upgrade

  • Open a web browser of your choice from a device that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Enter linksyssmartwifi.com or 192.168.1.1in the address bar.
  • Enter the default credentials.
  • The default password is admin.
  • If you have updated your password of your router admin, use the updated credentials.
  • Go to Administration>Firmware upgrade.
  • Click on the browse button.
  • Find the file that you have downloaded and open it.
  • Click the start upgrade button.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.
  • Power off the router.

How I can reset my Linksys WRT3200ACM router?

reset my Linksys
Hardware Reset:

  • To reset your Linksys router, you need to press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  • Press the router’s reset button.
  • Unplug and re-plug the router’s power adapter.

Software Reset:

  • To restore the default settings of your Linksys router.
  • Log in to the admin page using linksyssmartwifi.com or 192.168.1.1.
  • Once you get access to the login authentication page.
  • Enter the default credentials.
  • On the home page, go to the administration
  • Under the administration tab, select Factory Defaults sub-tab.
  • Under Factory Defaults sub-tab, select Restore Factory Defaults

I have reset my Linksys WRT3200ACM router and I can’t launch the set up page now? What should I do now?

You can try the following workarounds to fix this issue:

Step 1:

  • Type myrouter.local or 192.168.1.1 in the web browser.

Step 2:

  • If your computer has a static IP address, make sure it has a valid DNS number.
  • If you are not able to find the settings, set the computer to obtain an IP address automatically.

Step 3:

  • Try again now; reassign a static IP address back to the computer.

What should I do if I can’t connect the internet wirelessly, and my network name is not listed in the available network?

You can try the following workaround to fix this issue:

  • Verify that your router is on and the power LED is lit.
  • Try moving your device close to network range.
  • Using a computer attached to the router via network cable, open web-based set up using myrouter.local or 192.168.1.1. Go to Wireless -> Broadcast SSID and make sure that it is set to yes for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band.

How I can update the Linksys WRT3200ACM router network name and password using Linksys connect?

  • Once you successfully install the Linksys Wi-Fi router and Linksys connect software, a unique network name and password will be generated with this. It is always recommended to update the password that is easy to remember. You can follow the below-mentioned steps to update the network name and password:
  • Step 1: Open Linksys connect.
  • Step 2: Select router settings and then click change, on the Linksys connect window.
  • Step 3: Click change to modify the router’s name and password in the personalize section.
  • Step 4: A window will appear to confirm that you are changing username and password of Linksys router.
  • Step 5: Once you confirm by pressing the yes button, it will re-direct you to a new window.
  • Step 6: Enter the new name and password that you want to keep for your router.
  • Step 7: Once you are done with the changes, click change.
  • Step 8: Linksys connect will automatically update the changed settings when you check the router setting details. Click finish to return on the main screen.

How I can find the router’s serial number?

The router’s serial number is printed on underneath the device. You can also locate this through web-based setup page by clicking Troubleshoot->Status->Report.

How I can update or change Linksys WRT3200ACM router’s admin password?

Linksys router admin comes with default credentials but it’s highly recommended to update the router’s admin for security purposes.

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to update the router’s admin password:

  • Open a web browser of your choice from a computer or device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Enter linksyssmartwifi.com or 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
  • It will direct you to a login authentication page.
  • Enter the default password.
  • The default password of Linksys router is “admin”.
  • You can leave the username field empty.
  • Once you are successfully logged in, it will open up a home page.
  • Check the administration page.
  • Go to the management section.
  • Type the new password in the Router password or Re-enter to confirm the fields.
  • Click on the save settings.

How many guest networks I can set up on my Linksys WRT3200ACM and how I can use the guest network for my Linksys WRT3200ACM?

Linksys WRT3200ACM allows you to have two guest networks for 2.4 GHz and 5GHz band. With the guest network, visitors can access the internet but not the local network.

Enabling the guest access of Linksys WRT3200ACM

Let’s see how I can enable the guest access of Linksys WRT3200ACM

  • Open Linksys connect.
  • Under the Guest Access option, click
  • Clicks yes under allow Guest access.
  • Click finish.

Configuring the guest access on Linksys WRT3200ACM

You can configure the guest access very easily by selecting the number of guests allowed or by personalizing its password.

Personalizing your guest access password

The guest access password is automatically created when you enable the guest access feature. It is possible to Change the guest network password as per your requirements. You can follow the below mentioned steps to change the settings:

  • Go to guest access window, click change.
  • Enter the password you want to keep.
  • Click change to save it.
  • Your password should be a 4-32 character.

How I can connect wireless devices to the network using a Linksys cloud account?

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to connect your wireless devices to the home network using Linksys cloud account:

  • Access Linksys cloud account.
  • Under Linksys smart Wi-Fi tool navigation menu, click Device List.
  • Click on add a device button.
  • In the select the type of device to add to your network page option, select
  • Take note of network name, security type on Add a wireless device page.
  • Enter the password or security key, if asked.
  • When the device is connected, click OK.
  • Your device should now be able to use the internet.

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