Setting Up The Linksys AC1200 Device Using A Smart Mobile Device

Setting Up The Linksys AC1200 Device Using A Smart Mobile Device
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The Linksys smart WiFi app provides a platform with numerous functions for your product. This contains Linksys login, configuration, network administration, and troubleshooting. Fortunately, you can complete the entire setup process using your smartphone. Yes, you may configure your Linksys AC1200 device with a smart mobile device. So, first, read through this blog information to become acquainted with the setup steps.

Know About the Linksys AC1200 Requirements

Obtain the setup requirements first

  • Examine the Linksys AC1200 setup prerequisites before beginning the Linksys WiFi extender setup process. Gather those items as well to ensure a smooth and effective operation.
  • As you use your smartphone, ensure that the Android version is 9.0 or later.
  • If you're using an iOS device, the operating system must be iOS 14.0 or later.
  • Aside from that, bring your extender and its login credentials with you for login purposes.
  • It will also be necessary to obtain the existing Linksys AC1200 SSID network name and password.

Here, we recommend you go through the manual setup guide that you received during the unboxing. As that guide will walk you through your product overview, information, and login credentials. However, if you find that guide’s information insufficient, then contact our experts right away to get to know more. 

Make the Extender Customizable

Once you've completed the requirements-gathering process, go on to the following phase as soon as possible. After inserting the extender into an active power outlet, prepare for the setup process. During the process, be careful to move it closer to the old router to ensure a solid connection. Finally, ensure that the power LED color is optimum, indicating that the extender has successfully powered up. Let us now go to the next point. 

Connect Your Extender To Your Device

Simply connect your favorite mobile device, whether Android or iOS, to the Linksys AC1200 extender network at this point. To do so, open the wireless network list on your mobile device and search for the network. The network will most likely appear in the list as Linksys_Ext. So, select that network and enter the default password to establish a secure connection. 

Install the Linksys App On Your Device

After connecting your device to the network, open the device's default app store. Select the Google Play Store for Android devices or the Apple App Store for iOS devices. On the smartphone, look for the Linksys WiFi app and select the most recent and official version. Make sure you have enough space on your networked smartphone to install the software. Then, enable your device to download it and wait for it to install. 

Log Into The Extender

Once the app has been installed, open it and accept its terms and conditions to proceed. Next, navigate to the extender login window, where you'll find the username and password fields. Insert the prompted information into the field and click login. Keep in mind to provide the default login information. If you encounter a login error, simply contact our experts. 

Make the Extender Customizable

Once you've completed the requirements-gathering process, go on to the following phase as soon as possible. After inserting the extender into an active power outlet, prepare for the setup process. During the process, be careful to move it closer to the old router to ensure a solid connection. Finally, ensure that the power LED color is optimum, indicating that the extender has successfully powered up. Let us now go to the next point. 

Set Up The Extender

When you finish the login process, you will be able to view the Linksys AC1200 Device setup window for your device. Choose the network that you want to extend or configure from that page. Select it, input its password, and finally click the Extend button. Although the smartphone screen will begin to tell you to complete the process, you must follow them correctly. You will soon see the phrase "Extended Successfully" on the screen. 

Move The Extender From Its Current Position 

Congrats! Finally, your Linksys AC1200 extender is set up. However, following that, deploy your extender in the area where you want to reduce WiFi dead spots. Simply detach the extension from the power outlet and place it in the desired spot. While relocating this, make sure that the extender is within range of the router. If it isn't, bring it closer to the router. Alternatively, you can get location ideas via the Linksys app's Spot-Finder tool. 

Change Advanced Settings

After the Linksys Device setup, it is quite necessary to make some changes in its advanced settings. Doing so will enable the extender to work optimally and it will provide the maximized internet speed and signals. So, access the network management window on the app and go to the wireless settings. Check these points:

  • Activate both frequency bands such as 2.4GHz and 5GHz if your extender supports dual-band.
  • Try replacing the bandwidth channels and choose those ones that are less congested or crowded.
  • Set a Guest network apart from your own one, to share its access to other users.
  • Moreover, check the list of connected devices to see if there are any external users or not.
  • Use the Parental Control feature to check and restrict the sites that you won’t let your kids use.
  • Change the network SSID name and password to keep its identity unique. 
  • As the password is case-sensitive, make it strong enough by adding some special and numeric characters. 
  • Last but important, enable strong security encryption from options such as WPA2 or WPA3. 

Check For Firmware Updates

To optimize the extender's performance, keep its firmware version up to date, which will also prevent technical difficulties. To do so, go to the Linksys app and pick the Auto-Update option to have the firmware updated automatically. On the contrary, you can manually run the same process from the management window. 

Confirm that you are getting the best performance from the extender after utilizing these instructions. However, if you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact our technical experts. Contact them right away and your problems will be resolved in no time.

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