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Title: Connecting wireless devices to your network using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Article ID: 25756


Wireless connectivity is one of today’s emerging technical innovations and is becoming a vital part of a home network.  This feature allows you to seamlessly connect your wireless devices to the Internet without the hassle of plugging cables to your devices.
 
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi’s main objective is to provide the best experience to your home network.  Wireless devices that are capable of connecting to a router such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, and wireless printers will be able to utilize the Internet connection through your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.
 
QUICK TIP:  To connect a device, refer to its user manual for information on how to connect it to a wireless network.  Each device has its own way of connecting to the network, but the common method is to select the network to connect to and enter a security key or password.
 
Follow the procedure below to know how to connect your wireless device to your home network using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account:
 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click Device List under the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Tools navigation menu.
 
 
NOTE:  If you have a Linksys WRT1900AC router, click on the Network Map Tool instead.
 
 
Step 3:
On the upper-right side, click on the Add a Device button.
 
 
Step 4:
In the Select the type of device to add to your network page, select Other.
 
 
Step 5:
Take note of the Network NamePassword and Security Type on the Add a wireless device page.  
 

Step 6:
Enter the Password or Security Key and the Security Type, if asked.  
 
NOTE:  Some devices require the Security Type.
 
Step 7:
When the device is connected, click  in the Add a wireless device page.  Your device should now be able to access the Internet.
 
QUICK TIP:  The device you've just connected should now be displayed on the Device List/Network Map.  You can change the name and icon of this device in the Device List/Network Map of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  To learn more about Device list Tool, click here.  For Network Map Tool, click here.  You can also maximize your wireless connection by changing the basic wireless settings of your router with your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  For instructions on how to change your wireless settings, click here.


Your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router uses a security type called Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the recommended security method for wireless networks.  If you're having trouble connecting a device or gaming system such as PlayStation® Portable (PSP), Nintendo DS™, TiVo, wireless printer or other devices, it may be using an older security method called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).

To connect an older device that uses WEP security to your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, refer to the device's documentation to see if you can change its wireless security setting from WEP to WPA.  If you can't change your device's security setting to WPA, you will not be able to connect the device to your router.


For more information about connecting your wireless devices to your network, click here.

NOTE:  If you’re having issues adding a device to your network through your Smart Wi-Fi Account, make sure that you are connected to the correct Network name (SSID).  Furthermore, if your device is connected to the correct network and connectivity issues persist, make sure to check if your router’s firmware version is up-to-date.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Enabling your Guest Network

The secure Guest Access requires fewer configurations from your guests’ devices.  It is the best way for easy yet reliable access to the Internet.  To learn more about the configuration of this tool on your router using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click the link below for details:
 
How to set up the Guest Access Tool using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account
 

 

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