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How to access the router’s web interface

Why do I need to access the router’s web interface?

Learning how to access the router’s web interface is important when you need to configure the advanced settings.  Some common configurations that can be done are to set up a wireless security for your network, forward ports for your game console and video camera, and set up your router manually.

Things to remember:


  • It is recommended to use a hardwired connection from your computer to the router in accessing the router’s web interface to ensure stable connection and avoid possible access to other Linksys routers in your area.
NOTE:  Linksys routers have auto-sensing capabilities and don't require the use of cross-over or straight-through cables.
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  • If you are using a wireless device to access the web interface, make sure that your device is connected to your Linksys router's Wi-Fi before following the steps below.
  • Before accessing the router’s web interface, make sure the router is powered ON.

Accessing the web interface

NOTE:  Images and steps may vary depending on the operating system (OS) of your computer or the model and version of the router you are using.  For step-by-step instructions when using newer Linksys devices, click on the links below:

Linksys Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router
Linksys Mesh Router

Step 1:
Launch a web browser and enter “” in the Address bar then press [Enter].  If the IP address does not work or if it has been changed, check your router's IP address.  For instructions, click here.


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Step 2:
Enter your login credentials in the fields provided.  The default password is admin.  If you changed or personalized your password, use that instead.

NOTE:  You will need to reset your router in case you forgot your password.  For instructions, click

Step 3:
To know if you have successfully logged in to the web interface, the screen below should appear.


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IMPORTANT:  The screen shown will only appear when accessing the web interface of a Linksys Wi-Fi Router.  The web interface will have a different appearance when using newer routers and Velop. 

Related Articles:

Encountering difficulties accessing the router's web-based setup page
Changing the Linksys router's administrator password
Changing your router's Wi-Fi password
Manually upgrading your Linksys Wi-Fi Router's firmware
Checking the Linksys router’s firmware version
Changing the Wi-Fi name (SSID) of a Linksys router with Classic web-based setup page
Setting up the Guest Access feature of a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Classic firmware

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