The initial installation steps for the Linksys AC2200 router is easy compared to other routers. The tools available for Linksys AC2200 router are Device List, Guest Access, Parental Controls, Device Prioritization, and Speed Check. Proceed with the guidelines mentioned below to set up the Linksys AC2200 router.
Connect the power cable to the Linksys AC2200 router.
Establish a wired network connection between the Linksys AC2200 router and the modem using an Internet cable.
Adjust the position of your Linksys AC2200 router antenna correctly.
Power your Linksys AC2200 router on by pressing the Power button.
After opening your web browser on the Windows computer, visit the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web page.
To open the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi page, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and then press Enter.
After entering the username and password of your Linksys 2200 router on the login page, configure the settings as per your requirement.
LINKSYS AC2200 DEFAULT PASSWORD
Enter the default credentials to access your Linksys AC2200 router.
If you do not want to use the default credentials, change it as per your wish.
The username field to be left blank by default for the Linksys AC2200 router. The default password for your Linksys AC2200 router is admin.
Open the Linksys AC2200 router login page by entering the IP address correctly. The IP address of your Linksys AC2200 router is 192.168.1.1.
You can find the default credentials from the Password list of the Linksys router.
LINKSYS AC2200 PORT FORWARD
Set up port forwarding on your Linksys AC2200 router by following these guidelines.
Make sure that you have the port details on hand. You also need to set a static IP address on your device before proceeding with the port forwarding. You can follow these steps to set a static IP address on your computer.
Navigate to the status bar on your computer and right-click the Connections icon. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
Now, select the Change adapter settings option. Then, right-click the Wi-Fi adapter icon and then click Properties.
From the options shown in the Wi-Fi Properties window, choose Internet Protocol Version 4)TCP/IPv4). Click Properties.
Click the 'Use the following IP address' radio button. Key in your IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway information. (Here, the Default Gateway Address is your router's IP address.)
Click the 'Use the following DNS server addresses' radio button and key in the preferred DNS server & Alternate DNS server information. Click OK.
The Static IP address has now been set on your computer. You can proceed to the Linksys router's port forwarding steps.
Navigate to the address bar on your computer's web browser. Enter the Linksys router's IP address in it. Typically, the Linksys router's IP address is '192.168.1.1' without quotes. Press Enter.
The Router Settings menu appears. Click Security.
Go to the Apps & Gaming tab and click it. Now, several tabs will be displayed on the screen. Click Single Port Forwarding Add a new Single Port Forwarding.
You will need to key in the Application name, External Port, Internal Port, and Device IP details. Click the Protocol drop-down button and select Both. Finally, click the Save option.
LINKSYS AC2200 BRIDGE MODE
Here are the guidelines to set up bridge mode on the Linksys Ac2200 router.
Ensure that you have the main router, an active internet connection, two Ethernet cables, and the Linksys router before proceeding with these steps.
In case you have configured the Linksys router by using the Linksys Connect software, you need to reset the router before setting up the bridge mode. To reset the Linksys router, use a needle-like object to press and hold the reset button.
Keep holding it for 10 seconds and then let go of the button.
Now, detach the Linksys router's power cable and wait for 30 seconds before reattaching it.
Now, the Linksys router's Power LED glows steadily.
Connect the computer and Linksys router by using an Ethernet cable. Attach the Ethernet cable between the main router and Linksys router. Connect the Linksys router to the wall power outlet by using its power adapter.
Click on the address bar of your PC and key in the Linksys router's IP address (by default, it is '192.168.1.1' without quotes). Press Enter.
The browser prompts you to enter the username and password. Key in the Linksys router's username and password. Click OK.
Click the 'Do not show me this again' checkbox. Click OK.
The Linksys router's EWS page loads.
Click the 'Setup' tab and then click the Internet Connection Type drop-down button. Select the Bridge Mode option.
Click the Router Address drop-down button and choose the Specify an IP address option from the list.
Type the Subnet Mask, IP address, and Default Gateway details for the Linksys router.
Connect the Ethernet cable between the Linksys router and main router.
Make sure that you assign different Wi-Fi SSIDs to each router to avoid network conflicts.
If the Linksys router stops working when the Bridge mode has been set up, follow these steps to solve the issue.
Unplug the Linksys router from the power source.
Reattach the power cable after 10 seconds. Power on the Linksys router and check whether the issue is resolved.
Linksys ac2200 won't connect to internet
First, check whether the router is turned on.
Try to reset the router settings.
Turn off the Linksys router and disconnect it from the power source.
After 30 seconds, connect it back.
At the rear of the router, you can find a small Reset button.
Now, take a paper clip, insert it into the small hole, and keep pressing the button until the LED lights on.
Wait until the power light stops flashing.
Next, power on the computer and check for the network connection.
Then, register the Mac address on the manufacturer page.
Configure the Linksys ac2200 router from the first.
Change the network name and password.
Now, try connecting to the network.
Linksys ac2200 parental controls not working
First, ensure that the Parental Controls tool has been configured.
If not, open a new web browser and go to the manufacturer website.
From the Smart Wi-Fi tools menu, select Parental Controls.
Check whether the time zone on the router and the device have been set correctly. The time zone setting must be the same as the time zone in the current location.