Easy steps for Linksys E4200 router setup:
Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Wireless-N Router lets you access the Internet via a wireless connection or through one of its four-switched Gigabit Ethernet ports. 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. The E4200’s built-in media server streams music, video and photos from an attached storage device to any UPnP-compatible media adapter or player. The installation process is simple, just like other Linksys router setup, open the setup page and change the settings manually.
Simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N
• USB storage port with built-in media server
• Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed wired devices
• Cisco Connect software for easy setup and maintenance
Linksys E4200 router setup using Cisco connect software:
You can setup the Linksys E4200 using the Cisco connect software that comes with the router. Make sure that you have active Internet connection through the modem. Connect the main computer directly to the modem and make sure that you can access the Internet through the modem.
Connect the modem to the Internet port and computer to Ethernet port on Linksys E4200. Press and hold the reset button on E4200 for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router. Now run the Cisco connect software. This software will setup your E4200 automatically. You don’t even need to change the wireless security settings. It will create 2 wireless networks. One for your main network and other one for the guest people. You can connect your own computers and devices to the main wireless network. The guest network can be used for the people who want to access the Internet only. Guest network is a virtual wireless network to access the Internet through your router. The computers connected to the guest network will be able to access the Internet only. These computers will not be able to access your main network and files and computers and printers in the main network.
The guest network is a very good feature included in Linksys E series routers.
Linksys E4200 router setup without Cisco connect software:
Linksys E4200 router setup is very easy. You don’t even need to run the installation CD. You can simply open the Linksys router setup page and change the settings manually.
You can also manage guest settings using the web interface of the Linksys E4200. So it is really not necessary to install the Cisco connect software to manage guest network as it was the case in Cisco E1000, E2000 and E3000 wireless routers. In these routers the guest network can be created and managed only using the Cisco connect software.
For E4200, Linksys has included Guest settings using web UI of the router.
The wireless connection speed using E4200 will be 300+ mbps. All the ports on E4200 router are Gigabit ports.
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You can also connect your USB storage device to share within the Network.
Linksys has just introduced new E4200 V2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N N900 Router.
It is simultaneous Dual-Band N (2.4 & 5 GHz) where you can achieve Maximum wireless speed up to 450 + 450 Mbps.
IPv6 is Enabled.
Use it for Faster HD video streaming on tablets & TVs . The USB port can be used for shared storage as well as printers.
What is Cisco Linksys E4200 router default password?
This is a common question about all the routers. The default password of E4200 router is admin. But if you have installed your router using Cisco connect software then router password will not remain admin. It will be changed by the software. Open the Cisco software and check the ‘Router settings’ option for the password.
If you are having any difficulties with the Wireless network connection then it will be better to upgrade the firmware on your E4200. Open the setup page and go to status tab. Check the current firmware version. Download the latest firmware from Linksys website and upgrade it. After upgrading the firmware, reset the device and reconfigure it.
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