Linksys EA4500 FAQs

What are the default IP address, username, and password to log in to the Linksys EA4500's web interface?The default IP address is and “admin” is the default username and password.
How can I reset the Linksys EA4500 to factory defaults?There are two ways to reset the Linksys EA4500 to factory defaults:
  • Hardware reset - Press and hold the Reset button at the back panel of the Linksys EA4500 for about 10 seconds then release.
  • Software reset - Reset the router through the web interface. Launch a web browser, enter "" in the Address bar, and hit [ENTER]. Under the Administration tab, select the Factory Defaults sub-tab then click the Restore Factory Defaults button.
What is the warranty period of the Linksys EA4500?The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.
How can I reboot the Linksys EA4500?

You can turn the Linksys EA4500 OFF and ON by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back.

What can be used with the USB port on the Linksys EA4500?It can either be used to add a USB storage device like a hard drive/flash disk or to connect a USB printer. The Linksys EA4500 can also be used as either a NAS or print server, but not at the same time.
Does the Linksys EA4500 support Remote Management?Yes.
Can I connect a USB hub to read multiple USB drives on the USB port of the Linksys EA4500?No. The USB port of the Linksys EA4500 can only read one USB drive at a time.
How many DHCP addresses can be reserved on the Linksys EA4500?A maximum of 50 users can be logged in to the DCHP reservation.
What is the default storage admin password?The default password is admin. 
What are the Linksys EA4500 WiFi specifications?Here are the following Linksys EA4500 WiFi specifications:
  • Dual-band
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) push button
  • 3x3 Spatial Streams
  • Guest network (per band) - up to 50 guests with five as default
  • WiFi MAC filtering
  • Supports WiFi security in WPA2™/WPA™-Mixed, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WEP (64-bit passphrase will generate four keys, 128-bit will generate one key)No WEP support when in Bridge mode
Is the Linksys EA4500 compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®)?Yes.

What is the default WiFi name of the Linksys EA4500?

If you are using the latest firmware for your Linksys EA4500 or have updated to the Linksys Smart WiFi, the default WiFi name is Linksysxxxxx (where xxxxx is the last five digits of the router's serial number. The router’s serial number is located underneath the device.

How many security modes does Linksys EA4500 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 Linksys EA4500 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
Yes. The Linksys EA4500 allows VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP to pass through the router.
Does Linksys EA4500 support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall?Yes.

How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys EA4500?The Linksys EA4500 router has an Auto Firmware Update feature. With this, you will also be able to restore to a previously loaded firmware. You can also update your router’s firmware using Linksys Smart WiFi.

What DDNS providers does the Linksys EA4500 support?The Linksys EA4500 supports and providers.
How many connection types does the Linksys EA4500 support?The router supports six connection types: Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Bridge Mode.
When would you want to select bridge mode as the internet connection type? Select bridge mode if a user purchases multiple internet IP addresses from their internet service provider (ISP) and wants those IP addresses to pass onto devices behind the router.
Does the Linksys EA4500 have a built-in media server? Yes. It can stream music, pictures, or videos from the USB drive to a UPnP®-compatible media adapter.
What are the supported media files on the Linksys EA4500 media server? Below is a list of media file formats that are supported by the Linksys EA4500 media server.


.ASF (using WMV and WMA codec), .FLV, .F1V, .F4V (Flash video H.263 codec with mp3 audio), .MP4 (H.264 codec and AAC Audio codec or Microsoft MPEG-4 v1,2,3 and ISO MPEG-4 v1), .MPEG, .MPG, .MLV, .MPEG-1


.MP3, .WAV
Does the Linksys EA4500 have a built-in FTP server? Yes, you can create an FTP server that can be accessed from the internet or your local network. You can also configure the FTP server using Linksys Smart WiFi.
Does the Linksys EA4500 support WiFi Quality of Service (QoS) and Internet Access Priority QoS? Yes.
Does the Linksys EA4500 support jumbo frames? No. The Linksys EA4500 does not support jumbo frames.
Does the router support the transmission of log information to a log server? No. The Linksys EA4500 does not support the transmission of log information to a log server.
Can I select the time zone and automatically adjust the clock? Yes. You can select the time zone and automatically adjust the clock.
Can I print a shared file on my computer while I'm connected to the Guest network? No. The Guest network is a secured network that provides ONLY internet access to WiFi devices with the router limiting communication with other computers. It has a different password from the main network and does not allow file and printer access.
What is the Anonymous Disk Access feature on the Linksys EA4500 web interface for?When enabled, Anonymous Disk Access allows anyone connected to your Linksys router to access the files on your storage device in Read and Write mode. You can disable this feature to protect your files from being accessed by anonymous users.
Can I add or create a Game and an Application to the Priority list that are using the same port numbers? No. You can only add either but not both at the same time.

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