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Accessing the Linksys gateway’s web-based setup page


Linksys gateways have a built-in web-based setup page that allows users to customize and set up advanced settings.  This feature may be used to easily check, configure and modify settings on the router.

QUICK TIP:  Before you begin, make sure that the gateway is powered ON and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports at the back of the gateway (1, 2, 3 or 4).

Accessing the Linksys gateway’s web-based setup page

Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.  On the Address bar, enter the gateway’s IP address then press [Enter].  The default IP address is used by most Linksys gateways.

The Linksys gateway’s IP address can be changed by:

  • Running the gateway’s Setup CD.
  • Changing it from the gateway’s web-based setup page.

If you forgot the gateway’s IP address you can:

  • Check the gateway's IP address.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.
  • Press and hold the Reset button at the back of the gateway for 10 seconds.  This procedure will reset your gateway to factory defaults. 

Step 2:
An authentication window will prompt you for a User name and Password.  Enter the default User name and Password which is “admin” then click OK.

NOTE:  If the User name and Password of the gateway has been changed, use it to log in to the web-based setup page.  Reset the gateway to factory default settings if you have forgotten the login credentials.

Utilizing your network

After successfully accessing the router’s web-based setup page, you can now configure the router’s settings and connect your wireless devices to your network.  For video instructions, click on the links below:

Connecting Windows Computers to the Wireless Network (Video)
Connecting your iPod®, iPhone® or iPad® to the Internet (Video)

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