How to Setup Linksys Router Password?

I forgot the Linksys router's password. I want reset the router to its default factory settings.

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The setting of your Linksys Password is an easy task, all you need to have is your admin login details. Follow the instructions mentioned below carefully:

1. Connect your PC to your Linksys router either via a wired ethernet connection or wirelessly over the wifi. Wait for few seconds to let the connection get established.

2. Open your web browser and type in your local IP address into the URL address bar at the top and hit Enter. You will be redirected to the login page of your Linksys router.

Note: If you do not know your local IP address click here.

3. On the login portal of your router, you need to enter your username and password in their respective fields to go to the main page. In case you do not know your login details, look under your router, most of the manufacturer prints the details there.

Note: If you cannot find the login details, hard reset your router first, and then try the following default ones.

Username: admin/ user
Password: password/ "blank"

4. Now you will be redirected to the main settings page of your Linksys router. Go to the Security settings page from the main menu.

5. On the main Security settings window, you will notice an option for 'Encryption', set the Encryption type to WPA2 as it is considered to be the safest. Below the Encryption option, you will notice a box for 'Pass-Key' this is your wifi password.

6. Set a strong wifi password with a combination of uppercase, lowercase, and numerals for a unique password. This will prevent intruders from guessing the password. Save the settings and head to the admin settings. From here you can set your login password as well. So change it according to your wish.

7. You have successfully setup Linksys Router Password

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  1. Turn on the router. Most Linksys routers don't have an on/off switch but turn on automatically when you plug it into an outlet.
  2. Reset the router. Wait until the Power light is blinking and then press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. The Reset button is usually at the back of the router near the power cord but its location can change depending on the model. Older Linksys routers require you to press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds to reset it.
  3. Turn off the router and turn it on again. Unplug the router to turn it off wait 30 seconds and then plug it in again to turn it back on. This is called power-cycling.
  4. Wait for the Power light to stop blinking. If the power light doesn't stop blinking turn the router off wait 30 seconds and then turn it on again.
  5. Connect the router to your computer. Connect the router to a PC using its ethernet cable. You can use any of the ethernet ports on the router to connect it to the computer. When it's connected to a computer with an ethernet cable the ethernet port light will light up.
  6. Connect the router to your modem. Turn off your modem plug the router into the modem. Turn the modem back on again. At this point the modem is connected to the internet port in your wall and the computer. The router is connected to the modem. The computer should not also be connected to the router.
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Setup Linksys Router Password:

  • Type this into your web browser: It will bring you to the Linksys setup page.
  • A window will pop up prompting you for a username and password to access the configuration page for your router.
  • Enter "admin" (without quotes) for both the username and password. From there you can change your router name if you feel like it.
  • Click on the Wireless tab at the top of the settings screen.
  • Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from the default value to something unique (you can use the same name you set as your Router Name in the previous step.
  • Then Disable the Wireless SSID Broadcast option and click Save Settings. Now click on the Wireless Security subsection at the top of the page.
  • In order to password protect your wireless network first use the Security Mode dropdown box to select WEP and then from the WEP Security dropdown box select 128 bits 26 hex digits.
  • Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box.
  • Then click Generate. Finally click Save Settings.
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