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Getting to know the Linksys E1500

What is the Linksys E1500?

The Linksys E1500 is a Wireless-N Router with SpeedBoost.  It lets you access the Internet via a wireless connection or through one of its four switched ports.  You can also use the Linksys E1500 to share resources, such as computers, printers and files.


A variety of security features help to protect your data and your privacy while you are online.  Security features include:

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security provides encryption for data on your wireless network.

Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall blocks unwanted access to your Linksys E1500.

Network Address Translation (NAT) technology protects and allows your entire network to access the Internet using a single Internet IP address.

The installation and use of the Linksys E1500 is easy with Linksys Connect, the software that is installed when you run the Setup CD.  Likewise, advanced configuration of the Linksys E1500 is available through its web-based setup page.

Product Features:

• Wireless-N Technology
• 2.4 GHz radio frequency
• 2X3 Transmit/Receive function
• 3 internal antennas
• Guest Access and Parental controls feature
• 4 x 10/100 Ethernet ports
• Includes Linksys Connect Software

Back Panel

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 Ethernet Ports – 4 X 10/100 Ethernet ports.  The green light flashes to indicate network activity over the ports.

 Internet Port – The green light flashes to indicate network activity over the port.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Button – You can use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.

 Power Button – Use this button to power ON or OFF the router.

 Power Port – The Power port connects to the power adapter included with your unit.

Bottom Panel

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Reset Button – There are two ways to reset the Linksys E1500 to its factory defaults.  Either press or hold the Reset button for approximately five seconds, or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults page on the router's web-based setup page.

Minimum System Requirements:

Web Browser

• Internet Explorer 7 or higher
• Safari 4 or higher
• Mozilla Firefox 3 or higher

Operating System

• Windows XP with Service Pack 3
• Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and later (32 and 64 bit)
• Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
• Mac Tiger 10.4.11
• Mac Leopard 10.5.8
• Mac Snow Leopard 10.6.1


• Linksys Connect 1.3 Software
• Wireless adapter must support WPA/WPA2


Related Articles:

E1500 FAQs
List of Common Issues Encountered on the E1500
Checking the Linksys router’s wireless settings through the web-based setup page

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