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Welcome To Linksys Router Support
Linksys is an American Company selling data networks and hardware products mainly to home users and small business. Some of the Linksys products are wired and wireless Router, Ethernet switches, internet camera, audio-visual products and network storage system. Linksys Routers provides fast wireless speed, reliable wireless coverage and advanced security. All this and more makes Linksys more user-friendly and easy to manage.
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Access Linksys Router and Change Settings
Accessing the router’s web-based setup page is important especially if you want to configure advanced settings. Some common configurations that can be done on the page are 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.
Before you start the process make sure your Linksys Router is on. You must know the admin password and your network has internet connection. It is recommended to use a wired Ethernet connection to establish the changes.
Open the web browser on your PC or Laptop, type 192.168.1.1 in the URL section and press enter.
Log using your Linksys admin credentials, the username is generally admin and password can be personalized.
A screen with Linksys Wireless Setup will appear. Here you can make changes and personalize your network and keep it protected.
Reset the Linksys Router and Change the Password
In case you can not access your router or forgotten the password then you should reset the Router to get the access back. Note that resetting the Router will also reset the password settings.
Turn the Linksys power on and locate the Reset button in the device.
Use a pen or a paper clip to press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds.
The lights on the router will start blinking. It will take 30 seconds to reset the router. When the LED lights are solid, your router is successfully reset.
Change the Password of your Router
Now that you have successfully reset the Router device, you can move the step of changing the administrator password of your device.
Access the router using the steps mentioned in above.
On the setup screen, locate the Administrator button and click on it.
Now on the Administrator tab, click on the Management option.
Now you can create a new Administrator password and verify it. Make sure your password is strong has lowercase, uppercase and special characters.
Click on Save Settings when you are done.
Change Linksys Wireless Password
A wireless password is important to secure your wireless network against unwanted connections from other users and their wireless devices. A password ensures that the network is limited to your use not anyone can access your network. Also having no password can risk your network’s security. Follow these steps to change the WIFi password.
Open a web browser and access the Linksys web based setup page. Check out the above mentioned steps for this step.
Now navigate to the Wireless tab and click on it.
Click on Wireless Setting in the sub tab. You need to enable the Security Mode to change the password.
Select the security mode from option: WEP, WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, and WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode.
In the passphrase section, enter the password you wish to have.
Once done with password setting, click on Save Settings button to commit to the changes.
A few Troubleshooting tips for Linksys Router
If the Linksys Connect software failed to connect to the network after reinstalling, try the following:
Make sure the computer you are using to reinstall the software can go online when directly connected to the modem or Internet source.
Verify your account information with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Power on the modem, router and computer then uninstall and reinstall the software again.
Try to reinstall the software using different computer.
If you have a security software or a firewall, temporarily disable it to allow the installation process to continue.