Resetting Linksys wireless router password

There are multiple ways of doing the resetting Linksys wireless router password. Below are mentioned all ways in detail.

The quick guide to reset the Linksys wireless router password:

  1. Resetting the Linksys router to its default factory settings is the easiest way. To do this press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds and for the older models press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Check that the power LED of the power button is blinking which means the router us reset properly.
  2. After resetting power off and then power on the router’s power adapter. Just check that the Power LED of the router will keep on blinking for a few seconds after resetting as it is still trying to stabilize.
  3. If in case, the Power light still isn’t solid after a minute, power cycle the router.  For further steps on how to resolve this issue, you can contact our technical expert. Get in touch with one of our experts at any time to have a properly working wireless connection. If it’s a too hassle for you to set up, Just call and let our dedicated staff assist you. Our tech support offers the best Technical support +888-700-7068. (Tollfree)
  4. After resetting the router to its default settings, connect to the internet
  5. Open a web browser of your choice, go to the Linksys router administration screen. After opening the web browser screen, type the IRL into the address bar: http://192.168.1.1/
  6. In the authentication page ente the default username and password for Linksys wireless router. he router’s default Password is “admin”, as for the User name, you can leave the field blank.  For security purposes, it is recommended to change the default password.
  7. Now click on administration option, click on the management secction and under that , enter the new password in the Router Password and Re-Enter to Confirm fields. Please be noted that ou may use a combination of letters and numbers for your router password.  Make sure that you take note of your router password so that you may have a back-up in case you forget it.
  8. Click to save the done settings. If you are facing the issue in connecting to the internet, don’t worry; We are going to help you regarding this issue and deliver the most suitable solution. Get in touch with one of our experts at any time to have a properly working wireless connection. If it’s a too hassle for you to set up, Just call and let our dedicated staff assist you. Our tech support offers the best Technical support +888-700-7068. (Tollfree)

Step by step guide to reset Linksys wireless router password

  • First turn on the Linksys router. Mostly the Linksys router comes without on/off switch and turns on automatically when plugging it into the power outlet.
  • Wait till the power light is flashing, now to reset press and hold the reset button for ten seconds. Older Linksys routers require you to press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds to reset it.

Usually, the reset button is on the back of the Linksys model, which could vary as per the Linksys router.

  • Now to do the restting of Linksys wireless router password, reboot the Linksys router. To do so Older Linksys routers require you to press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds to reset it.
  •  Now, wait till power light on your Linksys router stop flashing. If this does not happen then turn the router off, wait 30 seconds, and then turn it on again.
  • Now connect the Linksys router to your computer. Do this by Connecting the Linksys 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.

make sure when Linksys router is connected to a computer with an ethernet cable, your ethernet port will light up.

  •  To make the connection complete, connect the Linksys router with modem. To do this turn off your modem. Connect the Linksys router into the modem. Now turn on the modem by connecting it to the power supply.
  •  Then after connecting the Linksys router with modem and computer, login into the Linksys router. Open a web browser of your choice, go to the Linksys router administration screen. After opening the web browser screen, type the IRL into the address bar: http://192.168.1.1/
  • An authentication required web page will open. The page says: ” A username and password are being requested by http://192.168.1.1/. Here you need to enter the username and password and click on ok. In the Linksys router administration screen, in the Username field, type admin. In the Password field, type admin.If you don’t know your Linksys router model number, it’s located on the bottom of the router.

Note: If the username and password do not work then please be mindful that the Linksys E4200 router comes in two hardware versions, v1 and v2. Version 1 does not require a username at all, while Version 2 requires admin as the username.

  • Now set the admin password with a cable modem. Change your Linksys username and password. When the Linksys setup page loads up, locate the username and password fields.  In case you can’t see them then click on the setup tab and then click the Basic tab. Enter a new username and password.

Note: Please make sure that you write the username and password somewhere so that you can refer them in future in case you forget.

  • Now go to the MAC address clone tab. To go to the Mac address clone tab, click on the setup tab. Just for reference that MAC stands for Media Access Control and is the unique ID your cable internet service provider (ISP) uses to recognize your modem.
  • In the MAC address clone tab section, do the selection of enable and click on My PC’s MAC. Click Save Settings.
  • Now check the internet connection status. To go to this, Click the Status tab. Look for Internet IP Address. If you see numbers other than 0.0.0.0, then it’s set up correctly. If not, then click Release IP Address, and then click Renew IP Address.

Note: If you are unable to connect to the internet, power cycle the modem and in sequence power cycle the router and then power cycle the computer.

To power cycle, the all three follow this: Switch off and unplug the power from your modem/router/computer. Leave your modem/router/computer unplugged for 30 seconds. Plug the power back into your modem/router/computer and verify that you are again connected to the Internet.

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  • Now set the username and password for your DSL modem. TO do this enter the username and password of your internet service provider. To move further Click upon the Internet Connection Type and in the drop-down menu, and then click on the PPPoE. Enter the username and password provided by your ISP. Click Save Settings. Your router won’t work properly without them.

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  • Now to move further with the reset of the Linksys wireless router password, change the wireless network name. To do this select the wireless tab and after that click on the basic wireless settings. There under the configuration view, you will connect on manual. In the wireless network name also well known as SSID, enter a name for the wireless network. Click Save Settings.
  • Now you are finished with creating the wireless network name. After it clicks on the Internet Connection section, click Connect. After this to secure your connection type, you need to change the password. Once you’ve changed the hardware router password, you need to create a username and password to access the wireless network. On the Linksys admin screen, click the Security tab.
  • Now choose the security option. Go to the wireless tab and then select the wireless setting tab. Nest to the setup or configuration view, select the manual radio tab. In case you are unable to see the Manual radio button, scroll down until you see the Wireless Security section.
  • Now, go to the security setting. Click the Security Mode drop-down menu, and then choose a security type. Out of available options, WPA2 is the most secure, but WEP is more compatible with older machines. It’s recommended that you use WPA2. If that doesn’t work, use WEP.
  • After it enters the password. In the password field type a password you’d like to use. Click Save Settings. Now you will connect to the internet with your Linksys wireless router. When you connect to the wireless network the first time, you’ll need to enter the password you chose.

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