How to use Backup and Restore feature for linksys router devices

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If you are searching for how to use your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account Backup and Restore facility for your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router Devices, then we will definitely help you. Many times when people perform the factory reset settings, they also look for the previous configuration. So by using the backup and restore feature, you can do it get the configuration file after factory reset also. And you will not need to do the router configuration manually. This will save your time also. But note one thing that you can use this option only if you are connected locally to the home router. linksys

First of all, we need to perform the Backup configuration by using the Backup feature. Below you can read the complete steps.

Step 1 for Backup Configuration – linksys

First of all, you need to open a web browser on your computer system or laptop. Then you have to open this link – linksys router’s address and open it. There you have to enter your router password for logging in to your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. If you have not reset the password, then enter the default password which is ‘admin’. If you have changed the password, enter the new one and then Log in.

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Linksys smart router login

Step 2 for Backup Configuration –

When the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account will open, you will see the option of Router Settings on the Navigation Pane. Under the Router Settings, you will see Troubleshooting option, click on it to open it.

Step 3 for Backup Configuration – linksys

Now under the Troubleshooting tab, you will see Diagnostics Tab. Click on it.

Step 4 for Backup Configuration –

You will see Router Configuration Tab. Under it, there is the option of Backup. Click on Backup option.

Step 5 for Backup Configuration –

Now you will see a new window of File Download appearing or prompting on your system. It will ask you to save the configuration file with the file extension .cfg. Click on the Save option on the window of File Download. Now another window of Save As will appear just chose the location on your system where you want to save this configuration file. After that, click on Save. You can give the file name according to your choice or can also change it later on. linksys

Now after the Backup Configuration Process, we need to perform the Restore Configuration Process. Below are the steps for the Restore Configuration.

Step 1 for Restore Configuration –

You again need to open the web browser on your computer and have to log in to the linksys smart Wi-Fi Account just like you did in the first step of Backup Configuration.

Step 2 for Restore Configuration –

Now you will see the Router Settings option on the Navigation Pane of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. There is an option of Troubleshooting under the Router Settings, click on it.

Step 3 for Restore Configuration –

You will now have to click on the Diagnostics Tab under the Troubleshooting tab.

Step 4 for Restore Configuration – linksys

Under the Router Configuration tab, you will see Restore Option, click on it.

Step 5 for Restore Configuration –

For restoring the configuration file, a new window will open for selecting the configuration file. Click on Choose File option to find the file and then open it.

Step 6 for Restore Configuration –

Now Restore Router Configuration window will appear. Click on the Start to Restore option.

Step 7 for Restore Configuration –

A popup box named Important will appear, click on Yes option.

Step 8 for Restore Configuration –

Now a Router Reboot popup box will appear. Click on OK.

Now your router previous configuration will restore.


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