Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Log in via the default Linksys ip address, 192.168.1.1, and from there you should be able to configure the router to your needs. The technology lets you set parental controls to restrict internet access during certain times of the day and create unique, secure Wi-Fi passwords for your guests. You can also monitor activity on your home network, add new devices, and check upload and download speeds.
A Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account also gives you access to a growing suite of apps that provide new ways to control and interact with your home Wi-Fi network. NetProofer lets you restrict access to certain websites and block the any sites or ip addresses based on three custom levels of protective filtering to help safeguard your wireless network.
Device Monitor allows you to monitor game consoles, tablet computers, and other devices, while you are able to prioritize which devices on your network receive the most bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering when you’re streaming HD media or gaming.
Smart Wi-Fi Reviews
The big selling point that Linksys has with the AC routers are their ‘App’ feature. If you have ever wanted to check your home internet status while you were, say, on business trip and have family at home trying to stream movies? Or have you ever been away from home and realize that you forgot to up the parental settings? These are luxuries that most of us have not been able to take advantage of with older, wireless G routers but with the new smart wi-fi apps, you are always in control of your home internet connection.
Stick With The Basics
One of the main reasons I always stick with Linksys wireless devices is that they have perfected their UI and web interface. With some other tech companies, you never know what each new release will bring in terms of GUI and browser interaction. With Linksys, you know you can have the same interface as you had on your old Linksys wrt54gl router. You still have the default username and router password of ‘admin’ and the ip address stays at 192.168.1.1 by default.