Linksys Updates Smart Wi-Fi App...Finally!

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
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Linksys today announced a long over due refresh of its Smart Wi-Fi app for use with its entire line of Smart Wi-Fi routers.

In addition to a completely redesigned "contemporary" interface, there are new features including:
  • Intelligent Router Offline Notification (Initially Available On Ea9500 Router)
  • Guest Access Now Supports Up To 50 Guests
  • Bandwidth prioritization
  • Parental controls
The Android version is due out tomorrow (7/22) in the Google Play store and the iOS version will be downloadable from the iTunes App Store whenever Apple finishes blessing it.
 

shpankey

Regular Contributor
Downloaded, works surprisingly well. Very easy to use and quite a lot of functionality.
 

sm00thpapa

Very Senior Member
I'm using the APP now with the EA9500 and it works great. Big improvement from the old APP.
 

snbdora

Regular Contributor
It's a progress and I like it. However the app or every similar app for routers needs to provide the clients stats, bandwidth monitor etc.
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
The Android version is due out tomorrow (7/22) in the Google Play store and the iOS version will be downloadable from the iTunes App Store whenever Apple finishes blessing it.

It's in the App Store - took it for a test run, as I do manage a couple of Linky's offsite - shiny chrome, looks nice, but I think the older App version, at least on iOS, was easier to use... (and not that it was easy in the first place, but the redesign seems to be focused on shiny chrome, not functionality) - just my opinion...
 

jkbmjp

Regular Contributor
This newer version supports the EA9500 router? This is good news but how about Linksys updates the overall management of the routers. For example, add new features to parental controls. Please update bandwidth usage. Maybe add web history so you can see which computer and wireless device is hitting which sites. Also add filters like Keyword.

This is where Asus routers are better than Linksys. Asus offers more features to manage your client access.
 

sm00thpapa

Very Senior Member
This newer version supports the EA9500 router? This is good news but how about Linksys updates the overall management of the routers. For example, add new features to parental controls. Please update bandwidth usage. Maybe add web history so you can see which computer and wireless device is hitting which sites. Also add filters like Keyword.

This is where Asus routers are better than Linksys. Asus offers more features to manage your client access.

Yes it supports the EA9500. And on new firmware features for Linksys stock firmware I wouldn't hold my breathe.
 

jkbmjp

Regular Contributor
Trust me, I am not holding on to anything, well life but not my breathe. That is my biggest complaint, among other things, that I have with Linksys and/or Belkin. They are very slow to release new firmware versions and new features. Do they not have programmers working for them? I know Asus releases firmware at least twice a year. I am not sure about Netgear. The EA9500 user interface looks identical to WRT 1900 UI. OpenVPN Server is meaningless to me. Maybe to another user, it might be important. The Smart Wifi tools and router settings look identical. I was hoping that a newer router means new features added to the UI. Wishful thinking!
 

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