EA2700 Linksys router setup and troubleshooting steps

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Linksys EA2700 router is App Enabled N600 Dual-Band Wireless Router with 4 Gigiabit Ethernet ports and the installation process is just like other Linksys router setup. EA2700 can run an ever expanding selection of apps for accessing your home network and the devices connected to it.

My name is Jim and I will help you configure Linksys EA2700 router with or without Cisco connect software. I was working as a Senior technical support Engg. for more than 5 years and I have answered thousands of tech-support calls. Linksys router setup is really easy and you can do it yourself.

Features of Linksys EA2700:

High speed for fast wireless transfer rates. EA3500 has transfer rates of up to 300 + 300 Mbps to connect your devices at fast speed.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports for 10x faster wired speeds than standard Ethernet.

Simultaneous dual-band to maximize throughput. For more wireless bandwidth, EA2700 can create two (2) simultaneous yet separate wireless-N networks, one using the 5 GHz radio frequency band and one using the 2.4 GHz band.

Extended range with MIMO antenna array.

Guest Access provides visitors to your home with Internet access without giving them access to your computers or personal data. It allows you to provide Internet access up to 50 guests.

IPv6 enabled – IPv6 is a new IP protocol that uses simplified packet headers and requires IPSec as a fundamental interoperability requirement.

I will explain you few important steps of Linksys router setup process. If you want, you can skip the explanation and start installing your Linksys EA4500 router by clicking  this Link.

Linksys EA2700 router setup without Cisco connect software:

Like other Linksys routers, you can open the setup page EA2700 and change the settings manually.

Connect the main computer directly to the modem. Make sure that your main computer can access Internet directly through the modem.

Linksys EA2700 router
Linksys EA2700 router

before setting up your router,  will suggest you to reset it first. Press and hold reset button on EA2700 for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router.

Connect the modem and computer to the EA4500.

Open the Internet browser. In the address bar type The default IP address of EA2700 is It will open the Linksys router setup page.

The default password of Linksys EA2700 is admin, leave the user name blank.

Now change the Internet connection settings according to your Internet service provider. For Cable Internet service, You will need to clone the MAC address of the main computer. For DSL Internet service, you will need to change the PPPoE settings.

Read how to change Internet connection settings on EA2700.

Once you change the Internet connection settings successfully, your main computer will be able to access Internet with the wired connection. Now you need to create a wireless network for all the other computers and devices.

Read how to secure WiFi network.

Now try to connect to the WiFi on all the computers and devices. Search for the WiFi on your computer. Enter the correct security password and get connected.

Read how to connect to the Wireless network on Windows or MAC computers.

Linksys EA2700 router setup using Cisco connect software:

Let me first tell you about Cisco connect software. Cisco connect is a software used to install and manage Linksys E-series and EA-series routers.

You will see 4 sections on the main screen of this software.

1. Router settings: On this screen, you will find the name and password of your router and wireless network. By clicking on Advanced settings, you can open the setup page of Linksys router.

2. Computers and Devices: This option will show you how many computers or devices are connected to the router.

3. Guest Access: You can manage Guest network settings. You can disable or change the number of guest users.

4. Parental control: This is one of the features wherein you will be able to restrict the Internet access times for your children.

Use the Cisco connect software for the initial setup of your new EA2700. Run the program and at the end it will connect you to the Internet. You don’t need to do anything. It will also create the new wireless network with the unique name and password. You will get all the wireless settings at the end of the Linksys router setup. You can later change the SSID and the security key.

What is Linksys EA2700 router default password?

Default password of Linksys EA2700 router is admin. However if you have installed your router using Cisco connect software then your wireless network key will be the password of router also. Open the Cisco connect software and go to router settings, you will see the user name and password.

The default IP address is

If nothing is working then you will need to reset EA2700 and reconfigure. Remember if you reset the device, it will come back to factory default settings and you will lose all the settings.

Download Linksys EA2700 firmware.

I will suggest you to use Fix Home Network’s Easy setup Guide where you will get access to the Linksys router setup Guide. This Guide is designed to work with almost all the models including Linksys EA2700 router.



5 comments on “EA2700 Linksys router setup and troubleshooting steps

  1. I am having issues with the latest firmware upgrade. This upgrade stopped me from using web interface and now I had to log in to Cisco connect cloud which I don’t like. suddenly this firmware upgrade forced me to use Cisco connect cloud. I am really very disappointed.

  2. Can not connect to the wireless network on new laptop. Other old laptop is connected and I can access Internet on old one. But the new one has problem connecting to WiFi. It is running on Windows 7. When I enter the network key, it stays there and says not connected.
    Also want to know the guest network password for Linksys EA2700? I did not install Cisco connect software so I am not sure where to find these settings. Can I register for cisco connect cloud?

  3. What is the default password?
    I have not installed the Cisco connect software. I want to use Cisco connect cloud feature but I am not able to register the device because I don’t know the router password. I tried all the passwords but nothing is working. How to do create account for Cloud.

  4. Cisco connect is not finding the router. The computer is connected with the Ethernet cable and all the connections are correct as far as I know. I can see the Ethernet light too. But the program says that it could not find the device. I don’t know how to change settings manually.

  5. It is a good model and I have been using it for a month. No problems so far. But I was not able to setup Cisco connect on my computer. I installed it manually. It is good that Cisco has got option to handle guest access settings on the setup page. Reset the device before you start installing it.

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