The article intends to explain how a Linksys wireless router can be configured to setup a password. The methods compiled here are simple and correct until date. It is, however, strongly recommended that these should be followed correctly to avoid facing problems. This will help save time and money that would otherwise be wasted looking for Linksys router support.

The below mentioned instructions will help you setup the password on your own and without the help of Linksys router support.

Instructions:

Resetting Existing\Default Password:

Open your internet browser namely Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome etc. Type ‘192.168.1.1’ (without quotations and as is) in the browser’s address bar and then either click on the OK button on press the Enter key on the keyboard.

When the login screen comes, enter your existing username and password. If these are the default ones, enter them to login. The default password for a Linksys wireless router is ‘admin’ and the username is none (the field is left blank). However, it is strongly recommended that you check your original documents that came with the router for the default login details. If you ever made changes to your login credentials, then enter the modified ones.

When logged in, click to highlight the Administration tab and you will see password fields filled with your existing password. Clear the Router Password field and type in a new password. Retype it in the Re-enter to confirm field.
Review and change other settings like Web Access etc. only if you desire to. Otherwise, click on the Save Settings button below to save the changes and exit the interface. Your router is fully secured now. Also, note down your existing username and password on a piece of paper and keep it to a safe place away from damage or unauthorized reach. This will help you log on and reconfigure the settings if your mind refuses to recall the password some time.

Resetting When the Existing Password has been Lost:

If you want to change the password etc. when you have lost hold of the existing username & password, then use this method. Hard reset the router by taking a thin, sharp pin. Push it inside the Reset hole (located at the back of the router) and hold it for 10-20 seconds or until you see the blinking power LED light. When the light flickers, release the button. Wait for the router to boot fully with all the relevant lights on. This will reset the router to factory default settings. Now you can use the default login password and username to login to the router and set a new password for your router’s security. Follow the same above mentioned procedure to login and change the password.

Additional Tips:

Since most of the Linksys routers have more or less the same username and password, this can lead to unauthorized access and ultimately insecure configurations. Change the password if you feel like your security is being compromised.

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