If you are having trouble in configuring and setting up your Linksys WRT160N wireless router to the internet, then you will be glad to know that you have arrived at the right place. Yes, in this post we will be giving you some appropriate and valuable steps to get the job done. Dear users – you have to note this down that router is the main element of your home networking system that will be helping you a lot in Linksys WiFi range extender setup in future.
Use an Ethernet cable, and plug your computer or laptop into the router. After that, turn on your main router and connect to it by using a relevant and up-to-date web browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. This can easily be done by typing the default IP address of the main router into the address bar field i.e.192.168.1.1/.
If you are setting up your smart WiFi router for the first time, then you will be asked for default login credentials. Fill them all carefully and access the Linksys smart WiFi login page to install, configure, and set up your smart Linksys device with ease.
Now, you will now be redirected to the “Basic Setup” section of your main router. Here, you will decide what the routers IP address will be going forward. If you are not sure, then you can leave it as default (192.168.1.1).
Note down that the configuration has two (2) main options: Manual or WPS (WiFi Protected Setup). First of all, select the manual radio button. You will give your network a unique, safe, and strong name. This would be the (SSID) that people will see when they will connect to your router. Make sure to use a different name that does not identify you, your family, and your personal and confidential stuff.
Make sure to set the channel width to 20MHz only and disable your wireless network broadcast unless and until you have a need to advertise your wireless network name. Once done, click on “Save Settings.”
Click the Wireless Security link
From here you can set the security for the wireless portion of your home networking system. We advise our valuable users to choose the strongest encryption method for your devices. WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access II ) would be the best. With the help of this encryption, you will choose a passphrase (password) that will be used by your wired and wireless devices to protect them as well as the home network. Do not share your personal information with those who are not trustworthy to you. The security key (password) should be about 16 characters including alphabets, digits, and lack of dictionary words.
In order to access Linksys smart WiFi router login page, you must acquire safe, secure, and valid login details.
Select Access Restrictions
With the help of this valuable added feature, you can add further security for your children and anonymous users on your home network. Here, you will find many options that allow you to restrict access by day, hour and personal computer or laptop as well. In addition, you can add the computers, laptops, or mobile devices, which will be restricted by clicking on “Edit List”.
Set Router Password on Administration tab
The Linksys smart WiFi router password will be entered to make configuration changes. Enter the password along with username into the required slots. Also, make sure to disable the Web Utility Access through the button named as “wireless feature”. After that, select “Disable” for Remote Management. Once done, disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play ) as there would be vulnerabilities with this feature. Once you are done, click on Save Settings option.
Click the Status tab to Verify Connectivity as well as the Router Status
The displayed page consist of the information given by your Internet Service Provider like DNS (Domain Name System) address as well as the Domain Name. On the other hand, you can also click on the Local Network tab to verify the DHCP Client Table that may contain users connected by your router wired or wirelessly.
In case, the smart WiFi setup not working then you can call us anytime on our toll-free number 1-844-726-2255 or you can also drop your queries below.