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Getting to know the Linksys Single-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit Ports, E1700

What is the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1700?
The Linksys Single-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit Ports, E1700 lets you access the Internet via wired and wireless connection and has a Wide Area Network (WAN) speed of 1 Gbps.  The router includes the following features:

  • Gigabit Ethernet – It has four (4) Gigabit (10/100/1000) ports.
  • Linksys Connect software – It helps you manage your wireless network easily.  To learn more about the Linksys Connect software, click here

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Security features are enhanced to help protect your data and privacy while connected online.  This includes the following:

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security provides encryption for data on your wireless network. 
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall Protection blocks unwanted access to your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1700. 
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) technology protects and allows your entire network to access the Internet using a single Internet IP address. 

NOTE:  Visit the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1700 Product Page to read more troubleshooting articles, get downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information related to this product.
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Bottom panel
Minimum System Requirements
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Bottom panel

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 Antenna connector – For connecting the included antennas.  The Antenna type is an external dipole antenna with R-SMA connectors.
 Ethernet ports (1-4) – Connect Ethernet cables (also called network cables) to these Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports and to other wired Ethernet network devices on your network.  The LED flashes green to indicate network activity on a particular port.  It lights up solid when an Ethernet cable is plugged in to the Ethernet port, and OFF when there is no connected Ethernet cable.
 Internet port – Connect an Ethernet cable (also called a network or Internet cable) to this port and to your modem.  The LED flashes green to indicate network activity between the modem and the router.  It is solid green when an Ethernet cable is connected to the router’s Internet port, and OFF when there is no connected Ethernet cable on the Internet port.
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) – If you have client devices such as wireless printers that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can press the WPS button to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.  To learn more about WPS, click here.  The LED stays steadily ON following a successful WPS connection or when wireless security is enabled.  It flashes slowly during WPS for up to two (2) minutes and it flashes quickly when there is a WPS error.

 Power (Green) – The Power LED turns green when the router is powered ON.  To power ON the router, simply attach the power cord into the Power port of the device and plug the other end into a power outlet.  To power it OFF, unplug the power adapter from the power outlet.  The LED stays steadily ON while power is connected and flashes slowly during bootup, firmware upgrades, and factory reset.  However, if it flashes quickly, it means that an error was found during system self-test.
 Power – The Power port connects to the included power adapter.
 Reset button – This button is located at the bottom of the router.  This allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds.  You can also restore it to factory defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults section in the router’s web-based setup page. 
Minimum System Requirements

Web Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 8
  • Safari® 5 for Mac®
  • Firefox® 8
  • Google Chrome™ (latest version) 

Operating System


  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista SP1 or later
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 

Mac OS X® 

  • OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later
  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later
  • OS X Lion 10.7 or later
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 


  • Wi-Fi enabled computer with CD or DVD drive 

After getting to know the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E1700 and its features, you may now set up the router.  To learn how to install your Linksys router using Linksys Connect, click here.  You can also connect other home networking devices such as wireless adapters, access points, and range extenders to further utilize your wireless network.  To learn more, click on the following links:

Related Articles:

E1700 Frequently Asked Questions
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect
Product comparison among Linksys Wi-Fi Routers
Setting up a Linksys router with Cable Internet service

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