Another famous brand of routers and other network hardware is the north american Linksys. The company founded in 1988 and acquired by Cisco in 2003 and by belkin in 2013 is present in several homes around the world with its networking devices.
Linksys is best known for its routers and modems. In this brief text you will learn how to access the Linksys router’s administrator page.
How to login in Linksys router
Having access to the setup page of a router is specially important if you need to configure advanced options. The most common configuration done by users is to manage wireless security settings of the network. Other than that, useful configurations like forwarding ports for game consoles and setting up network configurations manually are also possible.
Regarding Linksys routers, the steps to enter the management setup page are the following:
Connect your PC to the router by means of a wireless connection or directly using an ethernet cable. Once you are connected, open your favorite web browser and go to step 2.
Here you will need to type the default router’s IP address.For the Linksys devices (as well as for a lot of other brands) this address is 192.168.1.1. Press enter to be forwarded to the login page of the router’s setup panel.
Linksys has a class of routers that can be accessed using the address http://myrouter.local. This class is the Smart Wi-Fi routers. If your model is of this kind, you can type the last address instead of 192.168.1.1.
On the login page you will be required to enter the username and password of the router. The standard values are:
- Username: admin or none
- Password: admin or none
If any time before you changed the password and username, enter the correct data you know. In case you forgot the current password, you will need to reset the router to its factory default settings. This can be done by pressing the reset button on the back part of the router for more than 10 seconds. If you cannot restore the original settings, check out this page for more information about how to change the Linksys password.
After you entered the correct login information, the setup page will be displayed. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers have a different page design compared to the traditional routers. Once you accessed setup page you can perform all the settings you need.
Linksys recommends that a hardwired connection should be used when accessing the router’s setup page. That means connect an ethernet cable from your PC to one of the router’s network ports (in Linksys routers these are ports 1,2,3 and 4).
The routers of this manufacture uses an auto-sensing feature that makes irrelevant if the ethernet cable is cross-wired or not. So do not worry if you are not sure about your own ethernet cable.
If even with this article your Linksys router is presenting problems, contact the official support here.