how to open Linksys router setup

jim Linksys is the default IP address of almost all the models of Linksys router and this number is usually used to open the Linksys router setup page.

My name is Jim and I would like to share some networking information with you. I was working as a Senior technical support Executive for more than 5 years. I have used this number thousand times and I really like this number.

You can open the setup page of the router using The setup page is the page where you will find all the settings of your network.

It is not necessary that all the models of Linksys router will use as default IP address. let’s take an example of WCG200. It is a cable gateway and the number for the model is

I will suggest you to check the IP address of your computer and the router. Sometimes it also happens that installation software of your router will change the router IP address.

Let’s consider that you are using a DSL Internet service and also the modem provided by ISP. Some DSL modems use or as a default IP address. Now you can not connect Linksys router with the same number. When you run the installation program to setup your router, it will change the router IP address automatically to

How to open Linksys router setup page?

Connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Check the light status on the router. You will see 4 lights on the router power, Internet, wireless and Ethernet. Do not use wireless computer to access router setup page. Always use wired computer.

All the devices in the network use different IP addresses. If 2 or more devices are using the same number then there will be a conflict.

Check the IP address on the computer.

In case of Windows computer, open command prompt and in the type ipconfig , it will show you the IP address of the computer and the router (default gateway). Note down these numbers.

Linksys router setup page using
Linksys router setup page using

In case of MAC computers, Click Apple icon, System preferences, Network. You will see the router number.

Open Internet browser and in the address bar type the router number. Hit go.

It will ask you for the router log in details. The default password of Linksys router is admin, leave the user name blank.

If the default password is not working then password might be changed. Try some of your common passwords. If nothing is working then you may need to reset the router.

Remember, if you reset the router, it will come back to factory default settings and you will lose all your settings.

Try these steps to open the setup page of your router.

Apart from Linksys router, there are several other devices which are using to access the setup page.

You can gather more detailed information from wikipedia.org but I don’t think that you need more technical information.

I will suggest you to use Fix home Network‘s Easy Network Guide and help you for Linksys router setup without installation software. This Guide will help you find the settings and also help you to setup your wireless router in case you need to reset it.



4 comments on “ how to open Linksys router setup

  1. Trying to run the Installation CD on my main computer. The main computer is connected with the Ethernet cable and the IP address on my computer is There is not default gateway number. The installation software is not able to find the device.
    What could be wrong?

  2. Same thing here. I can open I have WRt54G and want to reconfigure it. I was not using it for a long time but now I have a new playstation which I want to go on the Internet. When I connect my computer to the modem, it works as it has been working for a long time with only modem. But not with WRT54G. I am not getting IP address when I connect my computer to WRT54G. It shows 169.254.x.x. How can I open the interface to change the settings.

  3. I am trying to open the setup page of WRT54G. My computer is connected to the WRT54G and my DSL modem is connected to WRT54G., When I type, it opens the setup page of DSL modem. I want to change settings of the wireless network. How do I open WRT54G page?

    1. Disconnect the DSL modem from the router. Connect only the computer to the router. Power cycle the router and check the IP address on your computer. The IP address of your router might be changed.

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