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Title: How to access the router’s web-based setup page

Article ID: 3676

Why do I need to access the router’s web-based setup page?

Learning how to access the router’s web-based setup page is very important especially if you want to configure advanced settings.  Some common configurations that can be done on the page is to set up a wireless security for your network, forward ports for your game console and video camera, and set up your Linksys router manually.

Follow the steps below to learn how to access your Linksys router’s web-based setup page:

IMPORTANT:  Before accessing the router’s web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered ON and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or 4).

Accessing the router’s web-based setup page

After connecting your computer to the router, make sure that the LED corresponding to the port where the computer is connected to is ON.

Step 1:
Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer.

Step 2:
In the Address bar, enter “” as the router’s default IP address then press [Enter].  If this doesn’t work or if the IP address of your router has been changed, enter it instead.

Step 3:
Enter “admin” in the Password field then leave the User name blank.  If you have set up a User name and Password for your Linksys router before, enter your personalized credentials instead.

QUICK TIP:  For Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, you can enter “http://myrouter.local” on the Address bar to access its web-based setup page.

The router’s web-based setup page should now appear like the one below:

Unable to access the router’s web-based setup page

If you are unable to access your router’s web-based setup page, reset your router.  You can do this by pressing the Reset button at the back of the router using a pin or paperclip for 10 seconds.  After resetting, try re-accessing the setup page by using the “” default IP address.  If you are still encountering problems accessing the router’s web-based setup page, click here for troubleshooting instructions.


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