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Easy setup key for Linksys E1000 router

Updated on December 5, 2011

Easy setup key is nothing but a small flash drive which will store all the settings of your network. It comes with the Cisco Valet or E series routers. It looks like a small USB wireless adapter but it is not the wireless adapter. The wireless network adapter is a device which will connect you to the wireless network and it will convert the wired computer into wireless computer. Whereas the Easy setup key is a program which will connect the wireless computer to the network. So that means to use this key, your computers should have the wireless network adapter on your computer. It will just guide your adapter to connect to the specific secured network of particular valet or E series router network. You can use this key only on the computer and not on the gaming devices or wireless printers. This is made only for the computer. For windows computer, your computer should use the windows wireless connection manager and not any third party wireless utility or manager. 

You can also connect to the wireless network without using the Easy set up key.

How to connect to the wireless network manually

For E series routers, you can create Easy setup key using any small flash drive which is formatted with FAT32 or NTFS file format. When you use flash drive to create Easy setup key, the program will automatically overwrite autorun.ini file on the flash driver which will allow the program to execute automatically when you connect it to the computer. Use safely removes option when you disconnect the key form the computer. 

Whenever you change any wireless setting on your valet or E series router, update the key. There is an option to update the key on the Cisco connect program on your main computer. 

When you reset the Valet or E series router to the factory default settings, you can use this key to restore the old settings. 


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      Edrill 6 years ago

      You can use any Flash drive to create Easy setup key.