Linksys E3200 router setup

Linksys E3200 router setup is easy and you can do it yourself. This router offers fast speed to connect your computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 300 + 300 Mbps speed for an optimal home network experience. With the built-in Storage Link, you can easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using USB 2.0 hard drives, or plug in a USB flash disk to access your portable data files. Just like other Linksys router setup process, you can install E3200 router with or without Cisco connect software.

This router does not have built in Media server like E4200. You can configure FTP server though.

Linksys E3200 comes with 6 Internal antennas for better coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home.  you can also use RE1000 wireless range extender for more wireless coverage. RE1000 is wireless N compatible range extender.

Linksys E3200 router setup

  • Simultaneous Dual-Band N (2.4 & 5 GHz). You may get 300+ Mbps speed.
  • It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connection. Use the four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports for quick file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit-enabled devices like computers, hard drives, and servers.
  • USB port for shared storage.
  • SPI firewall to help keep your network protected.
  • QoS traffic prioritization technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth video and music streaming, and gaming and VoIP.
  • Create a separate, password protected network for guests. Your guests should connect to your wireless network listed above by opening a Web browser and entering the guest password.

This router comes with Cisco connect software that you can use for the initial installation of your router. Cisco Connect software helps you customize your settings, and quickly add multiple devices to your network.

Linksys E3200 router setup using Cisco connect software:

Connect your computer directly to the Internet modem and make sure that your modem is working fine. Your computer should get Internet connection when you connect the computer directly to the modem.

Now connect the modem to the Internet port on Linksys E3200 router. Connect your main computer to port 1 of the router. Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Unplug the power and plug it back in. Now insert the CD that comes with E3200. Run the Cisco connect software. It will setup your network automatically. At the end you will see your network settings. It will create 2 different wireless networks. One for your main wireless devices and the other is for guest. Guest network is unsecured network and anyone can join the guest network. But no one can access the Internet without a password. That means there is a password for the Guest network also.

Linksys router setup without Cisco connect software :

Like other Linksys routers, connect the modem and computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Check the status of lights.

Open the Internet browser and in the address bar type 192.168.1.1. This is the default IP address of Linksys E3200. Open the Linksys router setup page of the router and start change the Internet connection settings manually.

For Cable Internet, you will need to clone the MAC address of the main computer. For DSL Internet service, you will need to change the PPPoE settings.

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Once you change the Internet connection settings, your main computer will be able to access Internet through E3200. Change the wireless network settings.  Change the name of the wireless network SSID. Change the security settings. make sure that you have a password on the WiFi, otherwise anybody can access your network.

Now one by one, start connecting all the wireless computers and devices to the network. Search for the network, enter the security password and get connected.

You can manage guest settings using the web interface of the E3200. So it is not necessary to install the Cisco connect software to manage guest network as it was the case in Linksys E1000, E2000 and E3000 wireless routers.

You will find all your network settings on the setup page of E3200. The WEP / WPA network key and guest password are different.

Parental control and guest access are the parts of Cisco connect. You can limit access time and websites with Parental Controls.

What is default password of Linksys E3200 router?

This is the most common question asked about all the routers. The default password of Linksys E3200 is admin, leave the user name blank. But if you have installed the Cisco connect software to setup then the password must be changed. You can open the Cisco connect software and check the router settings. Your wireless network password will be the password to access the setup page.

I will suggest you check the firmware version on which your E3200 is running. Open the Linksys router setup page and go to status tab. Check the firmware version of your device. If it is not up to date then download the latest firmware from Linksys website and upgrade it.

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