Getting to know the Linksys X2000

The Linksys X2000 is a high-speed Wireless-N ADSL gateway that can be set up for both Cable and DSL connection.

  • It comes with Linksys Connect software for faster setup and easier network management.
  • The Guest Access feature lets you create a separate wireless network for guests while keeping your local network secured.  To learn more, click here.
  • It can be installed as a gateway or as a router only depending on your Internet setup.  To learn how to set it up as a gateway, click here.  To set it up as a router here.

Product Features

  • Wireless-N technology
  • 2.4 GHz Radio frequency
  • Guest Access feature
  • Fast three (3) Ethernet ports
  • High speed up to 300 Mbps
  • Includes Linksys Connect software

NOTE:  To know more about the Linksys X2000 product features and specifications, click here.

Front panel


  Ethernet (1, 2 and 3) - lights up when a computer or any device is connected to that port.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) - is continuously lit when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ connection is successfully established.  The LED blinks slowly while the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is setting up a connection, and blinks rapidly in amber if an error occurs.  The LED goes off when Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is idle. 

NOTE:  Press this button to have the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ search for your Wi-Fi Protected Setup™-supported wireless devices.

 Wireless - lights up when the wireless feature is enabled.  It flashes when the gateway is actively sending or receiving data over the network.

 WAN - lights up white when the gateway is connected directly to an ADSL line.  It lights up blue when the gateway is set up as a router only and is connected to the Internet through a separate modem.

 Power - lights up when the gateway is powered ON.  The LED flashes when the gateway goes through its self-diagnostic mode during boot up.  When the diagnostic is complete, the LED is continuously lit.

NOTE:  When the Power LED on your Linksys gateway is blinking, this means that the firmware is corrupted.

 Back panel


 DSL port - connects to the ADSL line.

 Cable port - connects to a cable modem if the device is installed as a router only.

 Ethernet (1, 2 and 3) - connect the gateway to computers and other Ethernet network devices on your wired network using an Ethernet cable.

 Power - This is where you connect the power adapter.

 Power button - Press this button to power ON/OFF the modem-router.

 Reset - The Reset button is located at the bottom panel of the modem-router.  There are two (2) ways to reset the Linksys X2000 to its factory defaults:

  • Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds.
  • Restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults page on the router's web-based setup page.

NOTE:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.

Related Articles:

Linksys X-series Gateway Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions
Product comparison among Linksys X-series Gateways
Setting up your Linksys X-series Gateway as a modem-router using the Setup Wizard
Installing the Linksys X-series Gateway as a router 

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