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How to access the router’s web-based setup page

Why do I need to access the router’s web-based setup page?

Learning how to access the router’s web-based setup page is important especially if you want to configure advanced settings.  Some common configurations that can be done on the page is to set up a wireless security for your network, forward ports for your game console and video camera, and set up your Linksys router manually.

Things to remember:

  • It is recommended to use a hardwired connection from your computer to the router in accessing the router’s web-based setup page to ensure stable connection and avoid possible access to other Linksys routers in your area.  
NOTE:  The Linksys routers have auto-sensing capabilities and don't require the use of cross-over or straight-through cables.
 
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  • If you are using a wireless device to access the web-based setup page, make sure that your device is connected to your Linksys router's Wi-Fi before following the steps below.
  • Before accessing the router’s web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered ON.
  • The router password, also known as admin password, is used to access the web-based setup page.  If you forgot this, you will need to Reset the router to its default settings.  To learn how to reset a Linksys Wi-Fi Router, click here.  If you are using a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click here.

Accessing the web-based setup page

NOTE:  Images and steps may vary depending on the Linksys device you are using.

 

Step 1:
Launch a web browser and 
enter “192.168.1.1” in the Address bar then press [Enter].  If the IP address does not work or if it has been changed, check your Linksys router's IP address.  For instructions, click here.
 

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Step 2:
Enter your login credentials on the field(s) provided.  The default password is admin.  If you changed or personalized your password, use that instead. 

 

The Linksys Wi-Fi Router’s web-based setup page should now appear like the one below:
 

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For Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, the login page will appear differently.   To learn how to access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi through a web browser here.  

 

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If you are using the Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systemclick here for instructions on how to access its web interface.
 

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Related Articles:

Changing the Linksys router's administrator password
Changing your wireless network password
Upgrading the Linksys router’s firmware using the classic web-based setup page
Checking the Linksys router’s firmware version

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