Connecting wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account

Nowadays, wireless connections have become important in home network as it ensures connecting devices without any hassle of using cables. Wireless devices that connect to your router use the internet connection of your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router.

Here, we are providing you the detailed process of connecting your wireless device to your home network using your Linksys cloud account:

Access your Linksys cloud account

. Launch a web browser from your computer.
. Type in the address bar of your web browser and press Enter.
. A Linksys login screen appears
. Enter the username and password of your router in the provided fields and click on log in.
. Click on the Add a Device tab.
. Then a Select the type of device to add to your network page will appear, select other from the given options.
. Add a wireless device page will appear which displays the Network Name (SSID), Password, and Security Type. Note down all the required information.
. Enter the required Password and the Security Type when asked.
. When your device has connected successfully, click on OK in the Add a wireless device page.

linksys wireless device

Your device will have got connected to the Linksys cloud account and it will be able to access the Internet of your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router.

The connected will now be displayed on the Device List or the Network Map.  You can change the name and icon of this particular device as you wish in the Device List or Network Map of the Linksys cloud account. You can even maximize your wireless connection by changing the wireless settings of your Linksys router with your Linksys cloud account.

NOTE:  in case you are facing issues while adding a device to your network through your Linksys cloud account, you must make sure first that you are connected to the correct Network name (SSID).  Also, if your device is successfully connected to the correct network but you still face the connectivity issues, you need to check if your Linksys router’s firmware is updated with the latest version.

Few Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers might only support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2), which is much secure, as Security Type for your wireless network.  In case you face trouble connecting a device or any gaming system, it is possible that it may be using an older security method called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).

How to Setup Linksys Router without CD?

Setup CD is extremely useful in order to set up your Linksys switch yet regardless you have not got the CD of your Linksys switch, you can in any case easily perform installation and configuration of your router. Here, we provide you guide to configure your router without utilizing CD here is a decent case of setting up the Linksys switch without utilizing CD.

You get a CD with the Linksys switches each time you buy a Linksys switch from the market. You would like to setup the Linksys switches utilizing this CD. Regardless you lost that CD; here we are giving the means you have to take after. Above all else, you should download the required programming for the Linksys switch you are utilizing. You can discover the product for the Linksys switch from the official sites of the Linksys switches.

How to Setup Linksys Router without CD?

How to Setup Linksys Router
How to Setup Linksys Router
  • Tap on the “Download” areas.
  • Tap on the “Download Software”.
  • Here you should enter the equipment rendition of the switch you are utilizing.
  • At that point find the product for the model number you have entered here.
  • Spare the setup programming for your Linksys switch at the coveted area.
  • In the wake of downloading the record, basically, tap on the Linksys Setup Connect document alternative.
  • Essentially tick stamp for the alternative regrinding the permit.
  • Tap on the Next alternative.
  • The procedure will naturally create the Router Name and the Password.
  • Tap on the Next alternative.
  • A screen will show up which will require the record name and the secret key for the DSL.
  • Basically, tap on the Next choice for the screen you will see.
  1. Introduction to configuring a Wi-Fi router

In this tutorial you will learn how to transform a wired internet connection in a Wi-Fi connection (that is to say wireless) using a Wi-Fi router. Our example is based on a Linksys router, but the procedure remains the same with other hardware, only the installation and configuration of the router varies.

To do this we will follow step by step three major steps:

  • the installation and configuration of the router

  • the installation of a Wi-Fi adapter on the PC
  • the configuration of the wireless connection in Windows XP
  1. explanations
  • Serious things will start. But do not panic nothing complicated. As it is asked disconnect from your computer the part of the Ethernet cable (or USB) which connects it to the modem then click Next
  • Connect the cable you just disconnected to the internet port of the router shown on the sketch and click on next
  • Connect the Ethernet cable supplied with the modem to the Ethernet port of your PC and click on Next
  • Connect the other end of the cable to one of the ports numbered 1-4 on the router. Do not be surprised at this connection because it is only temporary: your router is a wireless router. Simply installation and configuration must be wired, that is to say while the router is connected to the PC by a cable. This will be removed later. Click Next as soon as you are ready:
  • Then connect the power supply of the router and click Next
  • Check that the LEDs on the router are on. There should be no problem at this point but if necessary click Check instructions. If all well click on Next
  • The wizard then analyzes your computer to check the settings. Your firewall should normally display an alert message because the program is attempting to connect to the internet. He, of course, accept this connection
  • You are then asked for a password. The window already contains a default password that is the admin. We strongly advise you to replace it with a personal password that you will note immediately to remember. This password will be required when you want to configure your router. Enter a password and click on Enter
  • At the end of the PC scan, he is asked to confirm your connection type. The choice proposed in my case is correct so I do not touch anything. Only change the option if you are certain of what you are doing. If your connection is static IP type provides information given by your ISP to complete the fields of the window. Then click Next
  • Then you must enter the password again. Complete both fields and click Next

Starts the automatic configuration of the router:

How to Setup Linksys Router linksys smart wi-fi
How to Setup Linksys Router linksys smart wi-fi
  • In the next step you are proposed to use the SecureEasySetup technology developed by Linksys. Just be aware that to be used, this technology requires that your Wi-Fi adapter to be connected (later) to your PC must be compatible (this information is on the hardware package). Personally, we do not use it. If you want to do otherwise click Use SecureEasySetup, otherwise click Ignore
  • You must then define the SSID and the channel used. The SSID is the name of your wireless network. Remember the name you assign because it will be used to set up your wireless connection when you disconnect the Ethernet cable.
  • Choose one of the suggested channels and click Next :
  • On the next screen you need to specify the desired protection scheme for your network. By default the Disable option is selected. Unless you want the entire neighborhood to connect to the internet through your router we do not recommend leaving this option.
  • Before choosing a protection system checks that your Wi-Fi adapter (internal card or USB dongle) are compatible with the standard. If possible, choose the WPA standard rather than WEP. Then enter an encryption key. Especially note it precisely because you will have to provide it when configuring the wireless network in Windows. The longer your key is, the harder it will be to decipher by any malicious individual. When you are ready click Next:
  • In the next window you have to validate the parameters you have entered. Since we’ve already done a configuration of our router it may be that this window is slightly different at home. You can print the information by clicking Print Settings or save it to a text file (with the .txt extension) by clicking Save Settings.
  • Click “Yes” to continue.

How to setup Linksys router?

The configuration of the Linksys router is divided into two options: a Smart Wi-Fi firmware and other firmware that differs little from each other. We take out of the box our router and everything that is attached to it. We screw the antenna and connect the power supply to our device, preferably near the computer, because the cable for connecting to a PC is usually not very long (after the wireless connection is configured, this condition will not work).

Take a short cable with RJ-45 tips, which we also have in the kit and insert one end of it into the LAN connector on the switch, and the second into the network connector in your computer. The cable “Internet”, the one that comes from the entrance (from the provider), we plug into the connector of our linkage called WAN.

Now we need to make sure that the network card settings of the computer are on the “machine”. To do this,

  • go to Start Control Panel < Network and Internet Network and Sharing < Center < Change adapter settings (top justify)
  • Here we (usually) have a connection called “Local Area Connection” Click on it with the RIGHT mouse button and select “Properties”
  • We list the protocols in the center of the window downwards. Click twice on the “Internet Protocol 4 (TCP / IPv4)”
  • Make sure that we have the checkboxes “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain an address of the DNS server automatically”, if not, then put the appropriate checkboxes and click on “OK”. While the computer setup is completed.

If our Linksys is not new, that is, it was used and already used; we will reset it to the standard settings in order to avoid confusing situations. To do this, we take it in hand and look at the bottom, where the bar code is located, find there the word “Reset”, and with it a hole next – there we have a reset button.

Enter the Linksys router settings

  • Open any browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other), in the address bar we drive and boldly press Enter. There should be a window with the request User Name and Password, in both enter the word admin and press the button Sign in.
  • We get to the main menu of the router, so it looks like on new versions of Smart Wi-Fi firmware
  • So practically in all other cases

Directly setting up the Linksys router is divided into two options:

linksys router login
linksys router login

Configuring the Linksys router for new firmware

  • In the main menu, select the Connectivity tab , go to the Internet Settings submenu and click on the Edit link
  • DHCP and MAC address mapping
  • For configuration, we need to know the router’s MAC address, you can do this by looking at the bottom of the router, where the bar code is located:

Follow the instructions:

  • Connection Type – choose Automatic Configuration – DHCP, click the Apply button , then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved
  • In the case of connection with a binding to the MAC address, it must be reported to those supporting your provider. If the Internet was used on the computer with which you configure the router, on the right, tick the MAC Address Clone and click the Clone my PC’s MAC button, but you do not need to call the provider

Static IP Address

Connection Type – select Static IP and enter the IPv4 address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Servers digits from the provider, press the Apply button, and then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved.

In the case of connection with a binding to the MAC address, it must be reported to those supporting your provider. If the Internet was used on the computer with which you configure the router, on the right, tick the MAC Address Clone and click the Clone my PC’s MAC button, but you do not need to call the provider

PPPoE connection – Follow the instructions:

  • Connection Type – choose from the PPPoE list
  • Username and Password – enter the login and password provided by the provider
  • Service name – basically it is not required, but ask the provider
  • Connection Mode – put a check on Keep Alive
  • Press the Apply button , then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved

Setting up Wi-Fi

How to setup Linksys router
How to setup Linksys router
  • In the main menu, select the Connectivity tab and immediately get to the Wi-Fi setting, click on the Edit link
  • 2.4 GHz network name (SSID) is the name of our wireless network,
  • Network password – enter here your password (should not contain Cyrillic characters and be less than 8 characters, should consist of Latin letters)
  • The two fields below are configured similarly to the previous two fields. Press the Apply button, then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved.