How to check and update the router password using your Linksys cloud account

The router password is an administrator password used when accessing the router’s web-based setup page. The default router password for all Linksys Smart WiFi Routers is admin. However, it is recommended to personalize your password to ensure that the router is safe from unauthorized access.  

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  • The router password is NOT the WiFi password. For instructions on changing the basic WiFi settings using the Linksys cloud account, click here.
  • Images of the web-based setup page may differ depending on your router's model number.
  • If you forgot your router password, you can perform a hardware reset to restore your router to factory default settings. However, this also means that your router will need to go through the reconfiguration process. For instructions on how to reset your router, click here. For instructions on how to set up your router, click here

Updating the router password through the Linksys cloud account  

1. Access your Linksys cloud account. For instructions, click here.

         2. Click Connectivity.
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           3. Under the Basic tab, click Edit beside Router Password.
4. Enter your router’s Current password. Then, enter the New password you want for your router and re-enter it in the Confirm new password field.
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On some Linksys Smart WiFi Routers, you only need to enter the New password. Click on the User-added image icon to view your password. You can also enter an optional Router password hint.  
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QUICK TIP: You can use character combinations (including special characters) in creating your router password.

5. Click the sf48977-006_en_v2.png button.
6. On the pop-up box, click Yes. Then click Ok.

Use your new password to access your router's settings such as the Guest Access and Parental Controls. To know more about the different features of the Linksys Smart WiFi, click here
Adding more devices to your network
The Linksys cloud account allows you to have the best experience when using your home network.  Through this service, connecting wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras and wireless printers to the internet is now easier. Click on the link below to learn how to connect your devices to your WiFi:

How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account

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How to automatically update the firmware of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
Changing the Wi-Fi settings using the Linksys cloud account

Manually upgrading a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router's firmware

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