Linksys EA6500 Wi-Fi Router User Guide

With Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, you can access and control your home network at any time, from wherever you are. For example, Smart Wi-Fi allows you to restrict Internet access at certain times of the day with parental controls. It also allows you to create unique Wi-Fi passwords for your guests, monitor devices on your home network and add new ones, and check upload and download speeds. In addition, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to prioritize which devices on your network get the most bandwidth. This enables you to reduce lag times and buffering when you’re streaming media or playing online games.

Setting Up: Basics

How to create a home network
Where to find more help
How to install your router
How to configure your router
How to test your Internet connection speed
How to connect devices to your network
How to set up parental controls
How to configure your guest network
How to back up your router configuration
How to customize Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

Using an External Drive

How to attach a USB drive
How to use secured folder access
How to set up your router as a media server
How to remotely access storage

Setting Up: Advanced

How to manually set up your router
How to associate a router with your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account
How to get the most out of your dual-band router
How to control access to your network
How to set up the DHCP server on your router
How to access your network on the Internet
How to clone a MAC address
How to connect to your corporate office using a VPN
How to optimize your router for gaming and voice
How to enable Voice over IP on your network
How to configure UPnP
How to use a router as an access point
How to put your new router behind an existing router
How to expose a device to the Internet

Port Forwarding and Port Triggering

How to set up port forwarding
How to set up port range triggering for online gaming

Maintaining and Monitoring

How to back up and restore your router configuration
How to upgrade the router’s firmware
How to restore factory defaults
How to check the status of your router


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After setup

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