Linksys E1550 FAQs

What is the Linksys E1550?The Linksys E1550 is a 2.4 GHz wireless-N router that lets you access the internet through WiFi or through one of its four switched ports.
What is the default IP address, username, and password to login into Linksys E1550?The default IP address is and the username and the password are both admin.
How can I reset the Linksys E1550 to its factory default settings?Press and hold the reset button on the Linksys E1550 located on the bottom panel for about five seconds then release, or access the web-based setup page then go to the Administration tab > Factory Defaults then click the Restore Factory Defaults.
What is the warranty period of the Linksys E1550?The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.
Can I use a USB 2.0 portable hard drive on the USB port?Yes.
Does the Linksys E1550 support remote management?Yes.
Is the Linksys E1550 available at any electronic store?The Linksys E1550 is exclusively sold at Best Buy stores.
Can I connect a USB printer to the USB port of the Linksys E1550?No. The USB port of the Linksys E1550 is used in connecting an external storage device only. The USB port does not support virtual USB for USB printers. It simply supports network file sharing for attached hard drives and flash drives.
Where are the lights located on the Linksys E1550?The lights are at the back of the router

What is the default WiFi of the Linksys E1550?The default WiFi of the Linksys E1550 is LinksysXXXXX where XXXXX is the last five digits of the device’s serial number.
How many security modes does the Linksys E1550 support?The router supports the following WiFi security options:
  • WPA2™/WPA Mixed Mode
  • WPA2 Personal
  • WPA Personal
  • WPA2/WPA Enterprise Mixed Mode
  • WPA2 Enterprise, WPA Enterprise
  • WEP
Does the Linksys E1550 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?Yes.
Does Linksys E1550 support DMZ?Yes.
Does Linksys E1550 support SPI firewall?Yes.
What is a Web Filter?Web Filter will prevent Java, ActiveX, cookies, and proxy application in the web interface.
How many URL addresses would be blocked in each Parental Controls policy at most?You can block a maximum of eight URL addresses.

Can I back up and restore the settings on the Linksys E1550?Yes.
What do I do if the wireless security setting does not remain selected?If the settings on the router do not remain set, this may be caused by a firmware glitch. To resolve this issue, upgrade the firmware of the router, reset it to factory defaults then reconfigure.
What do I do if I experience a dropping internet connection?If you experience dropping internet connection on the devices connected to your router, do a power cycle. If that does not resolve the issue, then connect your computer directly to the modem and observe. Call your ISP if the problem persists.
How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys E1550?Use the web-based setup page. Go to the Administration tab > Firmware Upgrade. Select the file to upgrade by clicking the Browse... button and then click Start Upgrade. Do not reset or power cycle the router until upgrading has been completed.

What DDNS providers does the Linksys E1550 support? and are the supported DDNS providers.
How many internet connection types does the Linksys E1550 support?The router supports six internet connection types:
  • Automatic Configuration - DHCP
  • Static IP
  • PPPoE
  • PPTP
  • Telstra Cable
  • L2TP
How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?You can have up to 20 static routes.
Does the Linksys E1550 support AP Isolation?No.
Does the Linksys E1550 have a built-in FTP server?Yes. This lets you create an FTP server that can be accessed from your local network.
Can I share the disk attached to my Linksys E1550?Yes
Does the Linksys E1550 support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?Yes.
Does Linksys E1550 support transmitting the log information to a log server?No.
What web browsers can be used with the Linksys E1550?Internet Explorer® 7, Safari® 4, or Firefox® 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration can be used.
What is Radio Band, Standard, and Wide?The Radio Band gives you two options.

The auto and standard - 20 MHz channel and the standard channel are what all B/G/N devices will use. If you select a wide channel for the radio band setting, then wireless-N can use two channels. A primary one (Auto) and a secondary one (Standard Channel). This will improve wireless-N performance.
What is Port Forwarding?The port forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network such as web servers, FTP servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized internet applications.
Can I select the time zone and automatically adjust the clock?Yes.
Which dynamic route protocol is supported on the Linksys E1550?It supports RIP/RIPv2 dynamic route protocol.
How many network modes are supported in Linksys E1550?It supports three network modes: 
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
What is UPnP®?The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows Windows® to automatically configure the router for various internet applications, such as gaming and videoconferencing.
Can I configure Guest Access and Parental Controls feature using the web-based setup page?Yes. To know how to set up the guest access feature of the Linksys E1550 using the web-based setup page, these are the things you need to do. For parental controls, follow these steps.

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