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Title: Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 Frequently Asked Questions

Article ID: 25391


TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.    What is the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?
2.    What is the default IP address, Username and Password to login to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?
3.    How can I reset the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 to factory defaults?
4.    How can I reboot the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?
5.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support Remote Management?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.    What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?
2.    How many security modes do the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?
3.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
4.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support SPI firewall?
5.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?
6.    How many URL addresses can be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?

LEDs

1.    What LEDs does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 have?
2.    What does the Power LED indicate? 
3.    What does the Green light indicate?
4.    What does the Yellow light indicate?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.    Is it possible to backup and restore settings on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1.    How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.    What DDNS providers does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?
2.    How many connection types does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?
3.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support MAC Address Cloning?
4.    How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?
5.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?
6.    Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support include transmitting the log information to a log server?
7.    What web browsers can the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 be used with?
8.    When would a user want to select Bridge Mode for an Internet Connection Type?
9.    Can I turn OFF the LEDs on the router?
10.  What are Radio Band, Standard and Wide?
11.  What is MAC Address Clone and what is it used for?
12.  What is Port Forwarding?
13.  What is Port Triggering?
14.  What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and what is it used for?
15.  Can I print a shared file in my computer while I’m connected to the Guest network?
16.  What is Diagnostics and what is it used for?
17.  Which dynamic routing protocol is supported on Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?
18.  What is wireless MAC Filter and what is it used for?
19.  What is UPnP?
20.  Can I add or create a Game and an Application to the Priority list that are using the same port numbers?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router N600 Network Manager, EA2700 lets you access the Internet through a wireless connection or via one of its four (4) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) switch ports.  It has simultaneous dual-band N frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).

2. What is the default IP address, Username and Password to login to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

The default IP address is 192.168.1.1 and “admin” is the default username and password.

3. How can I reset the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 to factory defaults?

There are two (2) ways to reset the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 to factory defaults:

Hardware Reset - Press and hold the Reset button located at the bottom of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 for 10 seconds then release.

Software Reset - Reset the router through the web-based setup page.  Open an Internet browser then enter the IP address of your router.  The default IP address of your router is 192.168.1.1.  Under the Administration tab, select the Factory Defaults sub-tab then click the Restore Factory Defaults button.

4. How can I reboot the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

There are two (2) ways to reboot the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700:

Hardware Reboot - You can turn the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 OFF and ON by unplugging the power cord and plugging it in again.

Software Reset - Reboot the router through the web-based setup page.  Open an Internet browser then enter the IP address of your router.  The default IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1.  Under the Setup tab, select the Basic Setup sub-tab then click the Reboot button.

5. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support Remote Management?

Yes, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 supports Remote Management.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

The default SSID of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 is LinksysXXXXX where XXXXX is the last five (5) digits of the device’s serial number.

NOTE:  You must upgrade your firmware to have LinksysXXXXX as your default SSID

2. How many security modes do the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?

The router supports the following seven (7) wireless security options:

3. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?

Yes.  VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols are allowed to pass through the router.

4. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support SPI firewall?

Yes, it supports IPv4 and IPv6 SPI Firewall Protection.

NOTE:  To learn how to configure the SPI firewall for your IPv6 and IPv4 connections, click here.

5. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?

Yes, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 supports Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

6. How many URL addresses can be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?

You can block up to eight (8) URL addresses.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 have?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 have Yellow, Green, and Power indicator LEDs.

2. What does the Power LED indicate?

Power LED stays steadily lit when power is connected and when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) connection is established.  It flashes slowly during bootup, during firmware upgrades, and during a Wi-Fi Protected Setup connection.  The power indicator flashes quickly when there is a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ error.

3. What does the Green light indicate?

The Green light turns ON when a cable is connected from an Ethernet port to another Gigabit Ethernet ports.  On the Internet port, the light lits up when connected to a modem.

4. What does the Yellow light indicate?

The Yellow light flashes to indicate network activity over the Internet port.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Is it possible to backup and restore settings on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

Yes.  To learn how to use the backup and restore settings in Linksys Wi-Fi Routers, click here.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 firmware can be upgraded using the web-based setup page.  It is possible to perform an Online Upgrade and a Manual Upgrade.  For instructions on how to perform an online upgrade, click here.  For manual upgrade, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 supports DynDNS.org and TZO.com providers.

2. How many connection types does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support?

The router supports six (6) connection types:

3. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support MAC Address Cloning?

Yes, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 supports MAC Address Cloning.

4. How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?

You can have up to 20 static routes.

5. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 supports wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS.

6. Does the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 support include transmitting the log information to a log server?

No, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 doesn’t include transmitting the log information to a log server.

7. What web browsers can the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 be used with?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 can be used with Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera and IE 7 or higher.

8. When would a user want to select Bridge Mode for an Internet Connection Type?

Select Bridge Mode when a user purchases multiple Internet IP addresses from their Internet Service Provider (ISP) and wants those IP addresses to pass onto devices behind the router.

9. Can I turn OFF the LEDs on the router?

Yes, this can be done using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi that came with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700 or by using the web-based setup page.  For instructions how, click here.

10. What are Radio Band, Standard and Wide?

The Radio Band gives you two (2) options: Auto and Standard – 20 MHz channel, Standard channel is what all B/G/N devices will use.  If you select  Wide channel for the radio band setting, then wireless-N can use two (2) channels: a primary one (Auto) and a secondary one (Standard channel).  This will improve wireless-N performance.

11. What is MAC Address Clone and what is it used for?

Some Internet Service Providers (ISP), especially Cable companies, require you to register the MAC Address of the modem, router, or Ethernet adapter of the computer in order to access the Internet.  If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address currently registered with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to the router using the MAC Address Clone feature.

If you want to clone the MAC address of the computer that you are using to configure the router, click the Clone My MAC Address button in the router's web-based setup page.  The router will then automatically detect your computer’s MAC address, so you do not have to call your ISP to change the registered MAC address to the router’s MAC address.

NOTE:  It is recommended to use the computer registered with the ISP to enable the MAC Address clone feature of the router.

12. What is Port Forwarding?

The Port Forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network such as web servers, FTP servers, email servers, or other specialized Internet applications.

13. What is Port Triggering?

Port Triggering will open ports based on the incoming port specified.  Check with your software application to find out what is necessary to enter in these fields.

14. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and what is it used for?

The DMZ screen allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming and videoconferencing.  DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer.  Port Forwarding is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.

15. Can I print a shared file in my computer while I’m connected to the Guest network?

The Guest network is a secured network that provides only Internet access to wireless devices with the router limiting communication with other computers.  It has a different password from the main network and does not allow file and printer access.

16. What is Diagnostics and what is it used for?

Diagnostics is a feature used to test your network.  It uses "ping" and "traceroute" to check network connectivity.

17. Which dynamic routing protocol is supported on Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA2700?

It is compatible with RIP/RIPv2 dynamic routing protocol.

18. What is wireless MAC Filter and what is it used for?

Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius.  To learn how to enable wireless MAC Filter, click here.

19. What is UPnP?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows Windows to automatically configure the router for various Internet applications, such as gaming and videoconferencing.

20. Can I add or create a Game and an Application to the Priority list that are using the same port numbers?

No.  You can only add either but not both at the same time.

 

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