Smart connect is a feature present only in Linksys smart routers. This feature will automatically assign one 5 GHz band out of two according to the needs of the device. Linksys Smart routers like EA 9200 and EA9500 have three bands. One 2.4 GHz and two 5GHz band. 2.4 GHz band is used only by the old devices which do not support 5 GHz band. Almost all new devices can use 5 GHz bands. What Smart connects does is that it smartly analyses the maximum speed each connected device can support and assign them the band which is best suited to them.
Out of two 5 GHz bands, one is of high speed and other is of low speed. Devices like mobile phones are assigned low speed band and computers are assigned faster band. This will smartly distribute the load throughout the bands resulting in better performance. Linksys Router Support suggests you to use this feature as it will greatly optimise your network
This Linksys Tech Support article will guide you on how to configure this feature in your Linksys Smart Router.
Follow steps below:
- Login to your Linksys Smart account by entering the IP address of your router in the web browser or go to myrouter.local.
- Enter the password when prompted.
- Go to Wireless tab.
- Under Wireless tab, click on the 5 GHz band steering radio button in Smart Connect section to enable the Smart Connect feature.
Smart connect feature is now configured and should work accordingly. If you want to disable the smart connect feature, click on the Off radio button right next to 5 GHz band steering radio button.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Linksys Router Support. Call on Linksys Router Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.