How to Log Into a Linksys Router

By Katherine Johnson

Linksys routers are manufactured by Cisco.
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Linksys offers routers for both home users and small businesses. You can log in to your Linksys router in order to change your router's settings, update the firmware or modify your Linksys router's configuration files. The router has a built-in administration page that enables you to accomplish these tasks by directly connecting to the router using an Ethernet cable. To log in to the router, you will need a username and password.

Step 1

Connect the power cable to your Linksys router.

Step 2

Connect an Ethernet cable to your computer's network card and to an open port on the Linksys router.

Step 3

Open your favorite browser and enter "" in the address bar and press the "Enter" key. This is the address used for your Linksys router's built-in administration page.

Step 4

Enter your router's username and password to access the router. If you have not changed this information, the default username can be left blank. Some routers may use the name "admin" and may also require a password that is also "admin".

Step 5

Click on the "OK" button. You can now access the router's setup page, or if your router has already been set up, you can access your router's settings.