Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router
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FRONT PANEL INDICATORS
- Off Button (White) The power LED is solid white while the router is powered on. It will blink when the router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up.
- Internet (White/Amber) The Internet LED is solid white when connected to the Internet. It blinks white while the router works to establish a connection. A solid amber LED indicates the connection is down due to configuration issues. Amber blinking indicates that the connection is down due to hardware issues.
- 2.4 GHz (White) The Wireless LED is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the 2.4 GHz network. If the LED is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the 2.4 GHz network.
- 5 GHz (White) The Wireless LED is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the 5GHz network. If the LED is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the 5 GHz network.
- eSATA (White) When off, the USB/eSATA port is off or a USB device is connected. The LED is solid white when an eSATA device is connected. A blinking white LED indicates activity through the eSATA port.
- USB 1 (White) When off, the USB /eSATA port is off or an eSATA device is connected. The LED is solid white when a USB device is connected. A blinking white LED indicates activity on the port.
- USB2 Primary (White) When off, the USB 3.0 port is off. The LED is solid white when a USB device is connected. A blinking white indicates activity on the port.
- USB2 Secondary (White) When off, a USB 1.0 or USB 2.0 device is connected. A solid white LED indicates a USB 3.0 device is connected.
- ETHERNET 1 thru 4 (Primary) (White) These numbered LEDs correspond with the numbered ports on the router’s back panel. If the white LED is solid, the router is connected to a device through that port. A flashing white LED indicates network activity over that port.
ETHERNET 1 thru 4 (Secondary)
(White) If the white LED is off, the router is successfully connected to a device through that port at 10/100 Mbps. A solid white LED indicates that the router is successfully connected to a device at 1000 Mbps. (White/Amber) The LED blinks slowly for up to two minutes during Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It will be solid white for five seconds to indicate a successful connection.
The LED blinks amber if the Wi-Fi Protected Setup process fails. Make sure the client device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Wait until the LED is off, and then try again. The router supports one session at a time.
Adjustable External Antennas
This router ships with two adjustable external antennas that should be connected to the router before powering it on. To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connector clockwise onto the antenna port on the router.
Note: For best performance, position the side antennas vertically as shown in the picture.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup button Press to easily configure wireless security on Wi-Fi Protected Setup-enabled network devices.
Ethernet Ports Connect Ethernet cables to these blue gigabit (10/ 100/ 1000) ports, and to wired devices on your network.
Note: For best performance, use CAT5e or higher-rated cables on the Ethernet ports.
Connect an Ethernet cable to this yellow gigabit (10/ 100/ 1000) port, and to a broadband Internet cable/DSL or fiber modem.
Note: For best performance, use CAT5e or higher-rated cables on the Ethernet ports.
- USB 3.0 Port Connect and share a USB or eSATA drive on your network or on the Internet.
- USB 2.0/eSATA Combo Port Connect and share a USB or eSATA drive on your network or on the Internet. You can also connect a USB printer and share it across your network.
- Reset Button Press and hold for 10 seconds (until the power LED starts flashing) to reset the router to factory settings. You can also restore the factory settings using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi on the Internet or mobile app.
- Power Port Connect the included AC power adapter.
- Power Button Press to turn on the router.
The router has wall-mount slots on the bottom of each foot for flexibility in mounting the router on the wall. The distance between the slots on the short side is 104 mm. The distance between the slots on the longer side is 2 1 0 mm. Two screws are needed to mount the wifi router.
Note: Linksys is not responsible for damages incurred by unsecured wall-mounting hardware.
- Determine where you want to mount the router and which side you should use to mount it. Make sure that the wall you use is smooth, flat, dry, and sturdy. Make sure the location is within reach of an electrical outlet.
- 2. Before drilling holes, choose the template (short side or long side) that fits your installation. Drill the holes using the correct template.
- Insert a screw into each hole and leave 4 mm of its head exposed.
- Position the router so the wall-mount slots line up with the two screws.
- Place the wall-mount slots over the screws and slide the router down until the screws fit snugly into the wall-mount slots.
Wall-Mounting Template (Short Side) Print this page at 100% size. Cut along the dotted line, and place on the wall to ensure precise spacing of holes.
Wall-Mounting Template (Long Side) Print this page at 100% size. Cut along the dotted line, and place on the wall to ensure precise spacing of holes.
Setting Up Your Router
WHERE TO FIND MORE HELP
- Linksys.com/support/WRT1200AC (documentation, downloads, FAQs, technical support, live chat, forums)
- Linksys Smart Wi-Fi help (connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, then click Help at the top of the screen)
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR ROUTER
To Install Your Router:
- If replacing an existing router, disconnect it.
- Connect the antennas and power on your new router.
- Power cycle your modem
- Connect the Internet cable from your modem to the yellow Internet port on your router. Wait until the power light on the front of the router is solid.
- Connect to the secure wireless network name shown in the Quick Start Guide that came with your router. (You can change the network name and password later.) If you need help connecting to the network, refer to your device documentation.
Note: You will not have Internet access until the router setup is complete.
- Open a web browser and follow the instructions to complete the setup. If instructions do not appear in the web browser, enter linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar.
- At the end of setup, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Linksys Smart wifi router account. Use Linksys Smart Wi-Fi to configure your router from any computer with an Internet connection.
Manage Your Router’s Settings
- Change your router’s name and password
- Set up guest access
- Configure parental controls
- Connect devices to your network
- Test your Internet connection speed
Note: As part of Linksys Smart wifi router account setup, you will be sent a verification e-mail. Make sure that you open the e-mail and click the provided link.
FAQs Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router
What is the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router?
The Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router is a high-performance router that supports dual-band wireless connectivity and provides advanced features such as quality of service (QoS) and parental controls.
What is the maximum data transfer rate of the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router?
The Linksys WRT1200AC supports wireless data transfer rates of up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band and up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.
How many antennas does the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router have?
The Linksys WRT1200AC has four external antennas that provide a strong and stable wireless signal throughout your home or office.
Does the Linksys WRT1200AC support guest access?
Yes, the Linksys WRT1200AC supports guest access, which allows you to provide Internet access to visitors without giving them access to your network.
What is Quality of Service (QoS) and does the Linksys WRT1200AC support it?
Quality of Service (QoS) is a feature that prioritizes network traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth. The Linksys WRT1200AC supports QoS and allows you to prioritize traffic for applications such as video streaming or online gaming.
Can I use the Linksys WRT1200AC with a VPN?
Yes, the Linksys WRT1200AC supports VPN passthrough, which allows you to connect to a VPN server from behind the router.
What security features does the Linksys WRT1200AC offer?
The Linksys WRT1200AC offers a variety of security features, including WPA/WPA2 encryption, an SPI firewall, and parental controls that allow you to restrict access to inappropriate websites.
What is the size of the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band wifi router?
The Linksys WRT1200AC measures 9.7 x 7.6 x 2 inches (24.64 x 19.3 x 5.08 cm).
Does the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router come with a warranty?
Yes, the Linksys WRT1200AC comes with a one-year limited warranty.
What operating systems are compatible with the Linksys WRT1200AC?
The Linksys WRT1200AC is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, as well as with mobile devices running iOS or Android.
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