The Linksys EA6900 router delivers a stronger connection at a wider range than a single band router does. It enhances performance and decreases interferences by focusing the wireless signal to connected devices.
If you are buying the Linksys EA6900 router for the first time, then you need a proper setup guide for this router. Here, we will be discussing how to setup Linksys EA6900 router on your computer.
How to Setup Linksys EA6900 Router?
Listed below are two useful procedures that can help you set up the Linksys EA6900 router on your PC.
Setting Up the Linksys EA6900 Router Using the Smart Setup Wizard
You can easily do the Linksys EA6900 setup on your computer using the Smart Setup Wizard. To know about it follow the steps below:
Make sure the internet connection is active. After that, if the router has external antennas, connect them to the router and then connect the router to the power supply outlet.
Ensure that the power button is set to ON if the router has a power switch. Now, wait until the light is solid.
After doing this, using the Ethernet cable, connect the modem to the router’s Internet port or WAN port.
Connect the computer to the WiFi. Once the system connects, open a web browser from your computer. On the web browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and then hit the Enter button to access the Smart WiFi Setup window.
On the Smart WiFi Setup window, mark the box next to the “I have read and accepted the License Terms for using this software” option and then click on Next.
Once you are in the ‘Updates for your router’ window, tick on the ‘Install future router updates automatically (recommended)’ option. After that, click on Next.
Now, the Name your WiFi window will display. Type the WiFi Name and WiFi Password in the WiFi name and password box and then click on Next.
Connect the computer to the new Wifi and then click on Next. Now the ‘Create a router password’ window will appear on the screen. From that window, go to the ‘Create a router password’ box and enter a router password, and then click on Next.
In the following window, you’ll see a “Your router is set up!” message will display. Now the router is properly set up on your device. After that, click on Next to finish the whole setup.
Setting Up the Linksys EA6900 Router Manually
If the Smart Setup Wizard does not help you in setting the router up then you can try manually for the Linksys router EA6900 setup on the system. If you do not know how to do that, follow these steps carefully:
At first, connect the modem to the router’s Internet port or WAN port. Then connect the router to the computer’s Ethernet port using an Ethernet cable. Now the computer and modem should be successfully connected to the router.
After connecting them, launch a web browser from your PC. Type 192.168.1.1 in the Address bar and then press the Enter button.
In the Login page, type the Password which is Admin in the Password field and leave the Username blank. After that, click on the Login option to enter the setup page.
From the Setup page, mark the “I want to skip Setup and configure my router manually” option and then click on Next.
In the following window, you’ll find the ‘Smart WiFi Setup’ page will appear. Select the Connectivity option on the left panel. On the Connectivity section, you will see all the internet connection settings for the router. Click on the Internet Settings tab.
In the Internet Settings tab, go to the “Type of Network Connection” section and select any one of the connections from the drop-down menu list that you need and then click on the Apply option to save the changes.
After setting the internet connection, click on the Wireless tab on the left panel. From the Wireless window, you’ll see two different wireless networks. One is 2.4 GHz and another one is 5 GHz.
Type the same Network Name and Password in the required fields on two different wireless networks and then click on the Apply option to save the changes.
Once it is done, connect the device to the network. So, go to the computer, click on the network icon on the taskbar and then select your Linksys EA6900 router. After that, enter the password and connect it. Now you’ll see the system has been connected to the Wifi.