Having trouble logging into your Linksys router’s web-interface? If your answer to this question falls somewhat near to yes then you’re at the right place. Today, in this guide we will be solving all your doubts and queries related to the Linksys router login; from Linksys router login steps to changing its default login credentials as well as changing the WiFi password.
Before jumping into the article, let us first discuss that, why there is a need to access the Linksys router’s router web-interface. Linksys router login is required to perform some common tasks such as setting up a VPN, gather some information about your ISP’s protocol settings, or make small changes to your existing network configurations.
So, without wasting any more time, let us quickly jump into our guide
How to Login to Linksys Router?
The control panel for your Linksys router is the router’s web interface where all the router configurations are stored or altered. To make any changes to your network settings, you’re required to login to your Linksys router.
Before going through the login steps, there are certain requirements that you need to fulfill in order to access the Linksys router web interface.
All you need is:
- Linksys router
- Access to the network: There are two ways through which you can ensure connection. You can either do it via LAN or wirelessly
- A web browser
Once you ensure that all the requirements are fulfilled, you can now start the procedure
Step by Step Guide:
The following are the instructions to connect to your Linksys router’s interface for configuration and diagnostics.
Step 1: Connect to your network using WiFi or Ethernet cable through a computer, phone, or tablet
Connect via LAN
This can be done by connecting an Ethernet cable from your PC to the router. This mode of connectivity is not possible for mobile phones or tablet as they don’t possess any Ethernet cable port, so this mode of connectivity is entirely for PC
Power on your Linksys router and open the list of available Wifi connections in the device that you’re using to connect to the router and. Find your connection from the list of available connections and simply click on it. Upon asking, enter your Linksys login credentials, i.e., SSID username and password. Enter your user credentials to establish a wireless connection.
You can use any of the above methods to establish the connection, however, we would recommend you to connect to your router using method 1, i.e., as this method is simple and reliable
Once you have successfully established the connection you can proceed with the next step.
Step 2: Open web browser in the device that you have connected to the router. Click on the address bar and enter the default IP address of your Linksys router. The most common IP address for Linksys router is http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1
Upon clicking on search you will access the Linksys router GUI.
The page might show an error if the entered IP address mismatches with the default IP address of your router. You can find out the IP address of your router from the list (available over the web) of the default IP address for different Linksys router models
Tip: As you are connected to your router you can easily find out your IP address by going to whatsmyrouterip.com
Upon successful completion of the step, you will see something like this
This is your router’s web interface or the Admin panel of your router
Note: Your router’s web interface might look different depending upon the model of your router
Step 3: Use your router’s default username and password to log in to the router’s web interface. If haven’t changed your default username, leave the username field blank
Enter your default password in the password field. The most common default password for Linksys router is “admin”.
However, if the above login credentials do not work, you can search for the list of default usernames and passwords for different Linksys router models on google to find out the default login for your specific router model.
After successful login, you will reach the Admin panel of your Linksys router. Now you can configure your router according to your needs. You can also change the login credentials of your router, i.e., the SSID username and password. In the next section of this article, we will be sharing with another guide to change the default username and password of your router.
How to change the default login of Linksys router
After successfully accessing the router’s Admin panel, changing the default username and password of your Linksys router is quite simple. You just need to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: On the home screen of the router’s web interface (Admin Panel), click on the Administration button. You can view the picture attached below to locate the Administration button
Step 2: In the Management section, enter the new username and password
Step 3: Confirm the changes by clicking on the save changes button
Cheers! You’ve successfully changed the default login of your Linksys router.
How to reset the Wifi password of Linksys router
For security reasons, it is always considered good to frequently change the Wifi password of your router so that you and only you can access it. Follow the steps below to reset the Wifi password of your Linksys router.
Step 1: Log in to the Admin panel of your Linksys router by using the appropriate username and password
Step 2: Navigate to the wireless>>wireless security/wireless settings
Step 3: Enter your new Wifi password in the passphrase field and then click on save settings
Note: There are different types of security modes that you can use for your Linksys router, however, we would advise you to use “WPA2-Personal” for Authentication Method, and “AES” for WPA Encryption to ensure maximum security
So, this was our complete guide on the Linksys router login. We hope that we have successfully solved all your doubts and queries regarding Linksys router login. Let us know through the comment section if you still have any other doubts, our team will try to solve it as soon as possible.