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What are the different passwords I might have related to Linksys and Linksys products?

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Linksys requires various passwords for the easy and secure management of your Wi-Fi.  If you aren’t sure which one to enter when asked, see the descriptions below.  All of your passwords can be different, or they can be the same.


Wi-Fi password

Your Wi-Fi name and password allow you to connect to Wi-Fi and access the internet.  You create these in setup.  You can change them at any time in the Wi-Fi Settings screen using the Linksys app or 
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi.
Linksys app and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Password (cloud server)

You can access the cloud account using the Linksys app or 
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi.  This password is paired with an email address to simply and securely access your Wi-Fi settings on the Linksys cloud server.
The username and password are created at different points depending on the product.

Velop systems — At the start of the Linksys app’s setup wizard.
Standard routers — After set up in
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi.
Admin password

When the Linksys cloud server is down for maintenance or your router is not connected to the internet, you need another way to securely access your Wi-Fi settings.  The admin password is your way in.  Make sure that you are connected to the Wi-Fi broadcasted by the router or Velop system you want to access before you can use the admin password.
You create the admin password at different points depending on whether you are setting up a Velop system with the Linksys app or
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

Velop systems — The admin password is created for you in the Linksys app’s setup wizard.  Change it when logging in or from the Velop Administration screen.
Standard routers — The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup wizard will ask you to create an admin password.  If you set up manually, the default password is admin. 

Linksys.com ecommerce password

Many users create consumer accounts at
Linksys.com.  The benefits of registering at our website include fast checkout for purchases, order tracking, wish lists, and expedited customer service.

NOTE:  You do not need to have a Linksys account in order to shop or use our support pages.

Related Video:

Changing your Linksys router’s administrator password (VIDEO)

Related Articles:

Changing the Linksys Smart WiFi Cloud Account password via the web UI
Changing the Linksys Smart WiFi Cloud Account password using the Linksys app

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