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Title: How to check and update the Router Password using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Article ID: 25713

What is the Router Password?

The Router Password is an administrator password used when accessing the settings and configuration of your router.  You will be asked to enter the Router Password to access the router’s web-based setup page.  The default Router Password is admin.  However, it is recommended that you change the default password to a new and personalized one to ensure that the router is safe from unauthorized access.
NOTE:  The Router Password is not the wireless network password of your router.  For instructions on how to check your wireless network’s password, click here.
NOTE:  After running the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup wizard, you will be prompted to update your Router and wireless password.
QUICK TIP:  If you forgot your router password, you can perform a hardware reset to restore your router to factory default settings.  Just press and hold the Reset button on the back panel of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router for about 10 seconds then release.
Updating the Router password through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi  
Step 1:
Access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account by opening a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari®.  In the Address bar, enter “” or "myrouter.local" then press [Enter]
Step 2:
Access the router by entering the Router Password then click Sign In.
          Step 3:
          Under Router Settings, click Connectivity.
           Step 4:
           Click Edit beside Router Password.
          Step 5:
Enter your router’s Current password and the New password you want for your router. Confirm by re-entering it on the Confirm new password field.
QUICK TIP:  You can use any character combinations (including special characters) in creating your router password.
Step 6:           
Click the  button located at the lower right corner of the page.
          Step 7:
          On the pop-up box, click Yes.
Use this to access your router settings and tools such as Guest Access and Parental Controls.  To know more about the different features that come with your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click here
Adding more devices to your network
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account’s main objective is to provide the best experience for your home network.  Connecting wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, and wireless printers to the Internet has been made a lot easier.  Click on the link below to learn how to connect your devices to your home network:
How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account


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