05 December 2022
The union is set to come into action next year, and sees Linksys providing new BeFibre customers with their highly reviewed MX4200 Wi-Fi 6 router – featuring mesh technology, capable of delivering speeds of 4.2Gbps, with a range of up to 2,700 sq.ft. and to 40+ devices.
Working with such powerful technology allows us to stay true to our five core values all at once. Be proud, be awesome, be bold, be innovative, and most importantly – be customer-focused!
Of course, we also pride ourselves on being a broadband provider that cuts through the noise and jargon of other brands – always giving you a clear picture of what you’re getting. With that in mind, we thought it was a good idea to give everyone a run-through of this new hardware – so you can get the MOST out of your connection.
How to set up your Linksys router
So, the day has come – your shiny new Linksys MX4200 Wi-Fi 6 router is in and you can’t wait to feel the speed! Let’s get cracking…
Step 1: Connect an ethernet cable from your BeFibre modem’s port to the internet port of the Linksys node.
Step 2: Power ON your node and wait for the status light to turn solid purple, this means it is ready for setup. The status light will then begin to flash white; this indicates that the node is going through an ACS setup. Wait until the status light is solid blue. This may take a few minutes. Once the status light is solid blue, the router is ready to use.
NOTE: If the status light does not begin to flash in white, check your connection from the Linksys node to your BeFibre equipment, and make sure both devices are powered ON.
Step 3: Now you can connect your mobile devices using the WiFi name and password located on the underside of the node.
Your node is now set up.
One of the great things about working with Linksys is the ability to manage your connection with a handy app. To manage your node with the Linksys app, proceed to the steps below.
Linking your Linksys cloud account to the Linksys app
If you love an app and want to be the grand master of your household’s internet then now is the time to download the Linksys app (visit your app store) and connect your Linksys cloud to your new network.
Step 1: Install the Linksys app and make sure to connect your mobile device to the WiFi name you just created. For an Android™ device, click here. For iOS devices, click here.
Step 2: On your device, launch the Linksys app and tap ‘Manage Your Wi-Fi’.
Step 3: Either enter your existing Linksys cloud account credentials or tap ‘create an account’.
Step 4: Tap ‘Add to Account’.
Step 5: Enter the default WiFi password located on the product label of the node then tap ‘Add to Account’ again.
You have now linked your network to your Linksys cloud account. You can now customise your admin password using the Linksys app.
You should be good to go now, but for further/full guidance you can visit the Linksys support page on just this topic. If you need help with any of the terminology, then check out our handy glossary below.
Node – A network node can be defined as the connection point among network devices such as routers, printers, or switches that can receive and send data from one endpoint to the other.
Mesh technology – A mesh network is a network in which devices – or nodes – are linked together, branching off other devices or nodes. These networks are set up to efficiently route data between devices and clients. They help organisations provide a consistent connection throughout a physical space.
ACS – (Automatic Configuration Server) helps manage and configure routers and other devices on a network. It can be used to remotely manage and configure devices, as well as to automate tasks such as firmware updates and security patching. An ACS eliminates the need for manual intervention.
For speedy internet through a Linksys router, check if BeFibre is available in your area.