Are you using a Linksys Router? Do you need to setup your Linksys Wi-Fi router without a setup CD? Then, this article is completely made for you.
To start setting up your router, first, make sure, you have connected your computer to a network with an active internet connection or directly to the modem.
You can manually setup the Linksys router using the following methods. But before check whether your router is compatible with Linksys Connect. To check, click here.
How to setup Linksys router
- First, go to the Linksys Support Site to download the firmware or driver for your device.
- Then, enter the model number of your product in the search field and hit enter. In case, if you don’t know the router’s model number and the hardware version of your device, read this article: How to find the model and the serial number of Linksys device.
- After finding the model number, search for it on the Linksys Support page and get the firmware or driver for your Linksys device.
- Now, select DOWNLOADS/FIRMWARE button.
- Then, select the hardware version of your device.
- Finally, locate the Setup Software for your computer and select Download.
- If you want to download and install the file, you need to agree to the End User License Agreement which appears on the screen. Select Agree.
- Now, select the location on your computer to save the file.
- After the completion, go the location folder and double-click the Linksys Connect setup file that you have downloaded.
- A new windows pop-ups on the screen which ask you to read the License Terms for using the software. Check the box to accept the License agreement.
- Then, click Next.
- If you have done connecting the modem with router, click Next. If not, then follow the steps as instructed on the screen.
- Now, the Linksys Connect starts to configure your network. While setting up your Linksys, do not close this window.
- Once after setting up the network, it automatically generated a new Router name (SSID) and Password for your network. You can also change them manually if you don’t like them. Then, click Next to proceed.
- The setup will automatically identify your Internet connection type. If the software detects that you are using a DSL connection, a screen will appear to let you enter your user account details in the required fields. After doing so, click Next. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides both the Account name and Password. If you do not have these, call your ISP.
- Finally, you will see a confirmation window on the screen showing that you are now connected to the internet. Click OK to continue.
Now, you will be redirected to the Linksys Connect window where you can manage and personalize your network settings.
In case, if you have encountered an error, click here for more information.
General Linksys Router Configuration
- To find your IP address of your router, go to Start Menu > Run > Type Cmd and hit enter.
- On the new command prompt window screen, type ipconfig and hit enter. There, you could see a default gateway address of your router under Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi. It would be like this: 192.168.1.1. You may also have other default router IP address like 192.168.1.254, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.2.1, 192.168.0.1.1, 10.0.0.1.
- Now, type http://192.168.1.1/ on the URL field to point your browser to the specific address.
- A new window pop-ups on the screen asking you to enter the username and password. If you have already changed the default username and password, then enter it correctly. But if you are using the new router, you can apply the default username and password in the required field to enter your router’s management panel. The default username and password of Linksys router are ‘admin’.
How to reset Linksys Router
You can reset your router, in case, if you forgot your username and password. Thereby, you can’t access the router’s web-based setup page. By doing this, you can bring back the default factory settings.
To reset your Linksys router, press and hold the Reset button for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure that the Power LED of the router is blinking when you press the Reset button. This indicates that the router is being reset properly.
After pressing the Reset button, unplug and re-plug the router’s power adapter. If you reset your Linksys router, the changes that you have made to your router will be erased and comes with the default settings as a new. To learn more about this topic, visit this page.