Linksys is well renowned for their reliable networking hardware. They provide some of the best routers and other networking hardware such as extenders, adapters and more. Their routers contain numerous advanced features with which the user can configure and personalize their network suitable to their needs. The user can gain access to these features using the router admin login process. The user needs to login to their router after initially setting it up. The user can login using www.linksyssmartwifi.com web domain. The login process is simple and it takes just a couple of seconds. On the admin login page for Linksys routers, the user will be asked to enter the default information regarding their router. The username and password are case sensitive.

Once the user has successfully logged in to the router, the user can further configure their network such as the user can change the username and password for their network, the user can update the firmware, the user can configure their network using the advanced features such as the Guest network – used for creating multiple temporary networks for a limited period of time, Parental Controls – used to block inappropriate content or restrict certain websites on the network, Media Prioritization – used to prioritize the bandwidth on a particular device to experience delay free usage, Network Map – used to check the exact number of devices connected to the network and more.

Here, we have provided the troubleshooting steps to setup and login to the Linksys router, to reset the router, to change the username and password for the router and to update the firmware for the Linksys routers. These steps are applicable for the following routers as well:

Linksys – AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

Linksys – Max-Stream AC1750 Wi-Fi Router

Linksys – AC1750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

Linksys – AC1600 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys Max Stream EA7500 Router

Linksys EA6350 Dual-Band Router

Linksys WRT AC3200 Router

Linksys Max-Stream AC 4000 (EA9300)

Linksys -Max-Stream AC2200 (EA8300)

Troubleshooting steps to setup and login to the Linksys router:

  • Connect the desktop computer or laptop to any of the internet ports of the router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Now, connect the modem to the WAN port of the router using another Ethernet cable.
  • Turn off all the devices and then turn them all on after a couple of minutes. Wait for the devices to finish booting up.
  • Open any internet browser on the same device that is connected to the network. Type www.linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar and press enter.

 

  • The admin page for the router will display prompting the user for the username and password for the router. The default username and password are provided at the bottom of the router. The username and password are sensitive.
  • Once the user has successfully logged in to the router, the Quick Setup will appear. The Quick Setup will guide the user through the rest of the setup process using very simple on screen instructions.

Now, the Linksys router will have been successfully setup and ready to install. From here, the user can configure their network as they desire using the simple web based interface of the router.

Troubleshooting steps to reset the Linksys router

The router can be reset if the user either forgets or loses the information of the router. Take note that if the user chooses to reset the router, their personalized settings will get reset too. Here are the steps to reset the Linksys router:

  • Locate the Reset button at the back of the router. It might be labeled as Reset or Restore Factory Default Settings. The option may vary for different router models.
  • Using a small pin or something similar, press and hold the reset button for about ten seconds.
  • After holding the reset button for ten seconds, release the button. The LED lights at the front of the router will start blinking. Once the power light becomes stable, the router will have reset.

Warning:

  • Do not reset the router again and again. It might corrupt the firmware of the router.
  • Do not unplug the router from its power source during the update.

Facing trouble while changing the username and password for the Linksys router? [Solved]

  • Open the internet browser on the same device that is connected to the Linksys router and enter www.linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar to access the router’s admin login page.
  • There, the user will be asked to enter the default information regarding their router. The default information is provided at the bottom of the router. For most of the Linksys routers, the default username and password is “admin” for both the cases. The username and password are case sensitive.
  • Once the user has successfully logged into the router’s web based interface, there will be an Administration option. Click on it.
  • Under the Management tab, the user will see the Network Name (SSID) option and the Network Key (passphrase) option.
  • In the respective fields, the user can enter the new username and password for their router.
  • Click the Save option to implement the changes made.

Now, the username and password for the Linksys router will have been changed. The user can reconnect all their devices using the new username and password for the router.

Take Note:

  • Do not enter any sensitive information or password hint within the username as the username is still visible to nearby devices.
  • Make sure that the password is hard for other people to guess.

Facing trouble while updating the firmware for the Linksys router? [Solved]

  • Go to the Linksys Support Site on the computer that is connected to the Linksys routers. Download the latest firmware for your router in the desired location. Make sure that the model number and the firmware version are correct as different firmware version or the firmware of different model can corrupt the router.
  • Now, open any internet browser and type www.linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar. Press enter.
  • You will be prompted to enter the default information of the router. The default username and password are “admin” for both the cases. The username and password are both case sensitive.
  • You will be then taken to the Setup page of the router. Click Administration and then click the Firmware Update option.
  • Click Browse to search the previously downloaded file.
  • Locate the previously downloaded file from the computer. Click Open.
  • Click the Start Update button to begin the update process.
    It is recommended that the update process isn’t interrupted anyhow as it can damage the router and even render it useless.
  • After the update is successful, click Continue.
  • Reboot the router so that the changes can be implemented.

Now, the router’s firmware will have been updated. After this, the user can start using their router with all the updated features and security on the router.

Take Note:

  • Do not unplug the router from its power source as it can damage the firmware of the router.
  • Do not interrupt the firmware update process as it can corrupt the router and may even render the router unusable.

Troubleshooting steps to change the username and password for the Linksys Max Stream EA7500 Wi-Fi router for security reasons:

The user must change the username and password for their network if they think some unauthorized users are accessing their network without their permission. To change the username and password, follow these simple instructions:

  • Open an internet browser of your choice and type www.linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar to access the router’s admin login page.
  • The user will then be asked to enter the default credentials for the router there. The default username is either “admin” or left blank for different routers and the default password is “admin” for most of the Linksys routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
  • Once logged in successfully, the user will see the Administration option. Click on it.
  • Now, click the Management option. Under the Management option, the user will see the username and password option.
  • The user can enter the new desired information within the Network Name (SSID) option and the Network Key (passphrase) option. The fields will be provided below the respective options.
  • Once the user has entered the new desired information, click Save to save the changes made.

Now, the username and password for the Linksys router will have successfully changed. The user can connect to their router using the new information.

Take Note:

  • Do not enter any sensitive information or password hints within the username as the username is still visible to nearby devices.
  • Make sure that the password is hard for other people to guess.

Troubleshooting steps to update the firmware for the Linksys Max Stream EA7500 Wi-Fi router:

  • Open the web browser and download the latest firmware version for the desired Linksys router from Linksys Support Site. Save it to the desired location.
  • Now, open the internet browser and type www.linksyssmartwifi.com in the address bar and press enter. The admin login page will appear.
  • There, the user will be required to enter the default credentials for the router. The default credentials will be provided on the bottom of the router.
  • Once logged in, the user has to click the ADVANCED option.
  • Then, the Administration option. Click the Firmware update or Router update option.
  • Click Browse to search and locate the previously downloaded file.
  • Click Upload to start the firmware update.

The firmware update usually takes a couple of minutes to complete. Once the router has finished updating the firmware, the user can start using their router as they desire.

Take Note:

  • Do not download the firmware updates from any third party websites.
  • Do not unplug the router from its power source during the update as it can corrupt the router’s firmware and might even render the router useless.