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FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD
The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000
is a Wireless-N router with four (4)
Ethernet ports. You can also use the router to share resources such as computers, printers and files. Various security features such as SPI Firewall help protect your data and your privacy while you are online. To know more about the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000, click here
To know how to set up this Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect software, click here
The default IP address is 192.168.1.1. The username and the password is “admin”.
If you want to learn how to change the wireless network name (SSID)
and password using Linksys Connect, click here. If you want to change your wireless security settings through the web-based setup page, click here.
There are two (2) ways on how to reset your router to factory defaults.
- Hardware Reset – Press and hold the Reset button located at the bottom panel for about five (5) seconds.
- Software Reset – Access the web-based setup page, go to Administration tab > Factory Defaults sub-tab, click the Restore Factory Defaults button.
For detailed instructions on how to reset your router to factory defaults, click here
The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase. For more information about your device's warranty, click here
You can power OFF the router first, and then power it back ON, or you can click the Reboot button when you access the web-based setup page under the Basic Setup tab.
Yes, the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 supports Remote Management
that allows you to access and manage your Linksys router from a remote location. You need to be connected to the Internet to be able to do remote management. If you want to learn more about remote management, click here
The default SSID of the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 is LinksysXXXXX.
NOTE: XXXXX is the last five (5) digits of the router’s serial number, which is found at the bottom of the router.
The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 supports the following wireless security options: WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode
, WPA2 Personal
, WPA Personal
, WPA2/WPA Enterprise Mixed Mode
, WPA2 Enterprise
, WPA Enterprise
, and RADIUS
. To learn how to set up wireless security on your device, click here
Yes. The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 supports SPI firewall.
NOTE: To use firewall protection, access your router's web-based setup page and go to Security > Firewall. Keep the default selection, Enabled. To turn OFF firewall protection, select Disabled.
Web Filter will filter Proxy, Java, Cookies, and ActiveX applications in the network.
On the Linksys Connect
software, the number of devices connected to the router will be displayed under Computers and devices
. To learn how to connect additional computers to your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, click here
You may also see the wireless networks by going to the router’s web-based setup page. Under the Status
tab, click the Local Network sub-tab then click the DHCP Client Table
button. A list of all the MAC Addresses of the wireless devices currently connected to your wireless network will be displayed. For detailed instructions, click here
In case Linksys Connect indicates a different value for devices connected to the network compared to how many devices are actually connected, it is recommended to set up wireless security. To learn how to secure your network using Linksys Connect, click here
. To learn how to configure the wireless security of your Linksys Wi-Fi Router through the web-based setup page, click here
FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD
Access the router’s web-based setup page. Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) and enter “192.168.1.1” on the Address bar then press [Enter].
You will be then asked for your log-in details. Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” on the Password field then click OK.
Click the Administration tab then click the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab.
Select the file to upgrade by using the Browse... button.
Click Start to Upgrade.
Do not reset or powercycle the router until the upgrade is complete. For detailed instructions on how to upgrade your firmware, click here
The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 have the following releases:
- Hardware version 1.0
- Hardware version 2.0
- Hardware version 2.1
- Latest firmware version Ver.2.1.02 (Build 5)
The new firmware version can only be used with the latest hardware version. For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site
to browse for more firmware updates and other support information.
The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 supports DynDNS.org and TZO.com.
The router supports six (6) connection types: Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), L2TP, and Telstra Cable.
NOTE: To use AP Isolation, access your router's web-based setup page and go to Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings. To use this option, select Enabled. AP Isolation is disabled by default.
Yes. Before upgrading the firmware of your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000, write down all your customized settings. After upgrading its firmware, you will have to re-enter all of your configuration settings. You can also choose to create a back-up configuration before removing the storage device. For instructions on how to create a back-up, click here
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 PC’s MAC button. The router will 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. It is recommended that the computer registered with the ISP is used to enable this feature on the router.
sub-tab on the router’s web-based setup page contains the ping
and trace route
tools that can be used to check your network’s connectivity to the Internet. To learn more about the diagnostics feature, click here
allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications. To know the difference between Port Forwarding and Port Triggering, click here
To learn how to set up Port Range Forwarding on a Linksys Wireless-N Router, click here
will forward port based on the incoming port specified. Check your software application to find out what is necessary to enter in these fields. You can set up to 10
port triggering entries. To learn how to configure Port Range Triggering
in your router’s web-based setup page, click here
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special purpose service such as Internet gaming and video conferencing. DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer. However, Port Range Forwarding is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to forward, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.
It supports three (3) network modes - 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.
Wireless MAC Filter
prevents or allows connectivity to the wireless network with the use of the MAC Address of the wireless device. To know more about it, click here
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows Windows to automatically configure the router for various Internet applications, such as gaming and video conferencing.
15. Does the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 have Guest access and Parental controls features in the web-based setup page?
No, the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 doesn’t have these features in the web-based setup page. However, this router has the Guest access feature in Linksys Connect. To know how to set up a wireless network for guests with Internet access only using Linksys Connect, click here
The Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 comes with Linksys Connect Software version 1.3. To learn how to set up your router for the first time using Linksys Connect, click here
Older versions of Linksys Connect
and the Network Magic
add-on for Mac® computers have compatibility issues with the release of OS X® Lion 10.7
and Mountain Lion 10.8
. Only Linksys Connect versions 1.4.11222 and later are compatible with the OS X® Lion and OS X® Mountain Lion operating systems.
For more information, click here
No, the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 doesn’t support IPv6.
To find out more what are the Linksys devices that support IPv6, click here
You can connect your mobile wireless devices and gaming consoles to your network using the Linksys Connect software. For more instructions, click here
For instructions on how to connect an iPhone® to your wireless router, click here
Check if the DHCP Server setting of the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 router is Enabled. If it is not, you need to input a Static IP address on your TV.
To check if the DHCP Server setting of your router is enabled, you need to access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here
. Once you’ve accessed the web-based setup page, view the DHCP Server setting under Setup > Basic Setup
To connect your LCD/LED/Internet TV to the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1000 router using an Ethernet cable, check first if the TV has a LAN port. If it has one, read the TV’s user manual for instructions on what type of Ethernet cable to use (Category 5, 6 or 7) then use it to connect the TV to any of the Ethernet ports on the router.
NOTE: Checking the TV specification on the type of Ethernet cable to use is necessary to ensure that it will work properly once connected to the router.
Access the Network > Wi-Fi Settings menu of your TV and browse the list of detected wireless networks.
Select the wireless network name (SSID) of your router, enter the correct wireless password (if applicable) and select connect.
To learn how to check your computer’s connection to the Internet, click here
. To check connection to the router, click here
To keep your network safe from unauthorized access by other users or guests, you need to set up the security for your Linksys router. To learn more about this, click here.
If you want to learn how to configure the wireless security settings of your router using Linksys Connect, click here.
NOTE: If you want to learn how to create a separate wireless network from your local network for your guests, click here.
You can change your wireless network name and password using Linksys Connect, to learn how to do this click here. You can also change them using your router’s web-based setup page.
NOTE: Changing the router’s password through the web-based setup page will prevent you from using the older version of Linksys Connect. However, if you have installed the latest version of the software, it will automatically prompt to enter the new password that you saved in the web-based setup page.
If in any case the User name and Password that you have entered are not accepted or if you forgot your log-in details, you can reset the router. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: You have to reconfigure the router to be able to go online again once you perform a reset. To set up your router using Linksys Connect, click here.