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Title: How to download your Linksys Wi-Fi Router's Setup Software

Article ID: 22721


What is Linksys Connect?
 
The Linksys Connect software is used to manage your wireless network and the devices that you want to connect to it in the easiest way possible.  A Setup CD containing Linksys Connect is included in each device that is compatible with the software.  If you don’t have the CD, you may download the software at the Linksys Support Site
 
Before downloading
 
Take note that not all devices are compatible with Linksys Connect.  Refer to the table below for a list of devices that work with the software.
 
Device Model
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers EA4500
EA3500
EA2700
E4200 v2
Linksys Wi-Fi Routers E8350
E4200 v1
E3200
E3000
E2500
E2100L
E2000
E1550
E1500
E1200
E1000
E900
E800
Linksys X-series Gateways X3500
X3000
X2000
X1000

Once you have verified that the software is compatible with your device, you may now proceed with the software download.  Follow the instructions below:
 
Step 1:
Go to the Linksys Support Site.  Under the Start Here section, enter the model number of your device then press [Enter] on your keyboard.  In the example below, the software for an E4200 router is being downloaded.
 
 
QUICK TIP:  If you’re not sure what model number your device is, flip it over, and you’ll find the model number on the label.  You may also click on the Where’s my model number? link for further assistance.
 
 
 
Step 2:
Click on the Downloads tab.
 
 
Step 3:
Click the Select Hardware Version drop-down menu.  Then, select the version of your device. 
 
 
QUICK TIP:  If you’re not sure what the hardware version number of your device is, flip it over, and it can be seen together with the model number on the label located under the router.  It usually follows the vx format, where x is any given number (i.e. v3).  If you do not see any, then the device’s hardware version is 1
 
 
Step 3:
Locate the appropriate Linksys Connect Setup Software for your computer’s operating system then click Download.
 
QUICK TIP:  Every time a new version of Linksys Connect is released, the downloadable item is updated on this section as well.  
 
Step 4:
Click on Save once a pop-up window appears.
 
 
Step 5:
Select a location where you want to save the file (preferably on the Desktop), and click Save.
 
 
QUICK TIP:  If you are downloading the software for a Windows computer, it will have a .exe file extension.  On the other hand, if you are downloading the software for Mac®, it will have the .dmg file extension instead.   
 
After downloading
 
Once you have completed the download for the Linksys Connect Software, you will now be able to set up your router or gateway.  Click on the links below for detailed instructions on how to set up your Linksys device using Linksys Connect:
 
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect
Setting up your Linksys X-series Gateway as a modem-router using the Setup Wizard

 

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