How to retrieve your Linksys router’s admin password

The admin password is used to access the web-based setup page of your Linksys router for configuration and settings update or verification. It also prevents unauthorized access and changes to your router. 

The default password for Linksys routers is admin. The admin password is NOT the same as your WiFi password. Changing the admin password is recommended for optimum security. Some of the common applications that require the admin password are listed below:


  • Association to the Linksys cloud account
  • Local access to the page or the classic web-based interface
  • Remote Management

What should I do if I forgot my password?

If you forgot or lost the admin password, you may try doing any of the following to retrieve it:

1. Log in to your Linksys cloud account

You can check and update the router password using your Linksys cloud account.

2. Reset the router

If the first option did not help you recover the admin password, you will need to reset your router to its factory defaults as this deletes any settings you have made on the device.

Once you have successfully retrieved your admin password, make sure to write it down and store it securely for future use.

Find out more:

The different types of passwords on your Linksys router

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