How to access the router’s web-based setup page

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 a wireless security for your network, forward ports for your game console and video camera, and set up your Linksys router manually.

QUICK TIP:  It is highly recommended to use a hardwired connection from your computer to the router in accessing the router’s web-based setup page to ensure stable connection and avoid possible access to other Linksys routers in your area.

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:  For Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, you can enter “http://myrouter.local” in the Address bar to access its web-based setup page.

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.  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:

For Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, the login page appears like this:

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Changing the Linksys router's administrator password
Changing your wireless network password

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