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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 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).

NOTE:  The Linksys routers have auto-sensing capabilities and don't require the use of cross-over or straight-through cables.

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, Mozilla Firefox or Safari®.

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.

QUICK TIP:  If you have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here for instructions on how to access the web interface.

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.

NOTE:  If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your router to its factory default settings then try accessing using the default password again.  To learn more, click here.  If you are still unable to access the router’s web-based setup page, click here for troubleshooting instructions.

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

After accessing the router’s web-based setup page, you can now proceed on checking or setting up your wireless security, upgrading your router’s firmware or configuring any of your settings.  Click on the links below to give you detailed instructions:

Setting up wireless security on a Linksys router
Upgrading the Linksys router’s firmware using the classic web-based setup page
Setting up port range forwarding on Linksys Wireless-N routers and gateways
Checking the Linksys router’s firmware version
Checking wireless settings


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