Setting up a Linksys router using smart setup utility: Setting up any Linksys router using Linksyssmartwifi is very simple. The smart setup features are there in the router firmware itself. Even if the router is connected to the internet or whether it is in the default state, the smart setup works on all Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers.

Benefits of Smart set up(

There is no need for a setup CD or any other additional software for the setup process.

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Linksys smart wifi app

There is no need to manually configure the router using the default router IP address using a web-based console.
Requirements For Linksys Router Setup: In order to set up the router using smart set up, you need the following things:

  • A browser either it is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Linksys Smart Wifi Router.
  • 1 or 2 Ethernet cables RJ 4500
  • Wireless computer or desktop with an Ethernet port
  • Active Internet connection.



Step 1: Connect your router to power mains, if you are replacing an existing router then disconnect it and connect EA 9500 to the power source.
Step 2: Press the power button to turn on the router.
Step 3: Alternatively, connect an Ethernet cable straight from the internet port of Linksys router to your existing modem.
Step 4: Users can set up a computer/laptop wirelessly with Linksys router network name. Check setup guide for instructions or connect your computer & Linksys router with an Ethernet cable.
Step 5: Launch a web browser and type HTTP:// in the address bar of your browser. A login screen will appear, follow the on-screen instructions to set up Linksys smart wi-fi account & then you can easily configure your router from any computer with internet access. setup login


  • Change your router’s network name & password (HTTP://
  • Set up Guest access controls
  • Configure parental control
  • Connect devices to the network (WPS)
  • ·Test Your Internet Connection Speed


To access Linksys smart wifi account settings, firstly launch a web browser and type (HTTP:// in the address bar of your browser, a login screen will appear. In case of an incorrect username and password try resetting the password. Click on forgot password option & then follow on-screen instructions.

This feature allows you to check the number of devices that are connected to your existing network. You can allow & block Mac address, check the IP address for each of the connected devices with the router.

In case of EA 9500 router or any EA series Linksys router, you have to log in to your Linksys smart wifi account or you can manage router settings by using default IP address A login screen will appear- use username & password both as admin. Under connectivity options select parental control option, add or remove websites or you can add keywords as per your search results which you want to exclude.

You can add devices or list the Mac address of streaming or devices such as play station or x box to compensate or provide adequate bandwidth to concerned devices.




  • ROSS: I have two WRT 1900 routers with a Comcast connection. The Comcast is in the bridge mode and the main Linksys router is connected via Ethernet. The basement Linksys is connected via a power line adapter. Currently, the basement is on a different SSID and Password but I would like them to have the same SSID and password. When I try to log in to basement WRT1900, I can only log on to Ethernet main Linksys (perhaps because DCHP is disabled on the basement router. 1. Is it possible (and OK) to have both on same SSID/Password? 2. How do I configure the basement router if I cannot log in to it?
    Solution: Yes, you can configure both Linksys WRT 1900 router with the same network name SSID. Try to access the Linksys router login webpage using classic web address or www.myrouter.local. If you are connecting the first Linksys router as an access point, the SSID network name will be the same as the Comcast modem. If you are not able to access second router settings then try resetting the router using a paper clip for 10 seconds, then try to access Linksys router configuration page.
  • Michael: I had an internet interruption yesterday and have been unable to get my Wi-Fi reconnected. I tried the restart with no success. I am using an EA8500 smartwifilinksys Router. My ISP is Xfinity /Comcast.
    Solution: Try rebooting ISP modem and Linksys router. Connect an Ethernet cable from the ISP modem to your computer. If you are getting internet access from your internet company, try resetting the Linksys router using the paper pin for 10 seconds. Then try to reconfigure Linksys EA 8500 router using IP address or or http://myrouter.local.
  • Dan: I just got a new router, the EA8500 model. I plug my webcam to USB on the back router but it does not help me to set up. So I try to update time Warner as a spectrum. I used zoom be ok to use my webcam security. Everything needs to reset because I change the router, so I try to update this router then I use the USB port to set up my secure webcam.
    Solution: For the initial setup of the webcam, connect an Ethernet cable from Linksys LAN slot to webcam. Open a web browser and type in the address bar of the browser. Click on the network map option; make a note of the IP address of webcam. Then try to access the webcam configuration page using the IP Address.
  • Chris: I am trying to replace my Xfinity modem/router with a Netgear modem and Linksys router for better connectivity but I am facing a problem with Netgear connection. I have the modem up and running. The Ethernet cable is connected to my computer from the modem at the moment so I can have Wi-Fi less than a year old. I am using EA 8500 smartwifilinksys router.
    Solution: Certain ISP like Xfinity /Comcast only allow one passes through internet source Mac address. In such cases connect an Ethernet cable from the modem to your computer. Make a note of the Mac address of the modem and apply the same settings. Mac address value to Linksys router using Linksys router login web address or http://myrouter.local, make sure DHCP is enabled on Netgear modem.
  • BRYAN: Linksys smart Wi-Fi website wants to associate my router to my account. I have an account and know that password. I also know my current router password but when I enter it, it tells me invalid password. Its EA9200 Tri-Bad Router.
    Solution: If you are unable to login to Linksys smart wi-fi router login webpage. Try resetting the Linksys router password. You can access the Linksys router configuration page using IP address Click on the local access option and use the default login password as admin.
  • GERALD: The Internet keeps dropping. I am using the EA9200 Smart Wi-Fi router from Linksys. Any advice or suggestions. My previous router worked just fine.
    Solution: Try updating Linksys router firmware, if there is any interference issues then try changing channel settings on Linksys router to 11 or 6. If you are using EA9200 as an access point change MTU value to 1472 on the EA9200 router. To update Linksys router firmware, open a web browser and type in the address bar of the browser, click on internet connection option>> check for firmware >>update firmware. Alternatively, you can download the Linksys router firmware file from Linksys download center, extract .bin file >>click on upload file >>upgrade firmware.
  • JIM: Ok it’s an EA9200. I am an IT guy myself so hopefully, that will help you out. The issue I am having is router will just cut off, then back on. Almost like it reboots. There is no pattern. It has done it already 20 times today. For the last week, it has done this but not this bad. I did notice in my connected devices, not all show-up. Many devices show up under other devices.
    Solution: Try to connect the Linksys router to a different power source. Make sure you are using the Linksys router power adapter with the EA9200 router. Try to update router firmware to the latest. You can download Linksys router firmware from the Linksys support website and change preamble to short mode. If there are any unwanted devices connected to your Linksys router then try updating your Linksys router Wi-Fi password. If still, the problem persists then try resetting the Linksys router to factory default using a paper clip for 10 seconds.
  • Ryan: I am having problems with it on the Wi-Fi. I can plug up to it and get internet through it but it doesn’t seem to be working right, where do I log in to configure?
    Solution: Configuration of the Linksys router is easy and simple. Linksys EA series routers can be set up without a CD. Connect an Ethernet cable from ISP modem to WAN slot of Linksys router, then from LAN slot of Linksys router to your computer. Then open a web browser and type or myrouter.local in the address bar of the browser and then follow the onscreen instructions to set up a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router.
  • John: We had a power outage and our router isn’t working. It shows the Wi-Fi is there, but the connection is not available. I tried to fix it and now no Wi-Fi is even being shown. I need to change the router name and password and it is not allowing me to make a change. The router is connected and I can access Wi-Fi but I want to secure it with a personal password.
    Solution: Try to access the Linksys router configuration page using IP address or using classic web address www.linksyssmartwifi .com or myrouter.local. Under wireless settings, you can update the new network name SSID and Wi-Fi passphrase. Press and hold the Wi-Fi button on the Linksys router for 3 seconds. If still, the problem persists then try resetting the Linksys router, then reconfigure the router.
  • Michael: I have downloaded the upgrade file for my EA4500 but getting to the download point has been a challenge. having trouble in the home network and wanted to see if there were any updates needed. lost connection to the network and appears that the IP address changed to default . doesn’t work?
    Solution: To update Linksys router firmware , login to Linksys router login webpage using web address or myrouter.local ,connect ethernet cable from LAN slot of Linksys router to your computer , open a web address or IP address, a log in screen will appear, use username and password as admin, click on administration option, click on firmware upgrade option, you can download Linksys firmware file from Linksys download center.
  • Mike: My Wi-Fi transmission is very slow. So I want to check my firmware version. While installing a model EA6300. I have hard wired it and connected wireless but it won’t let me complete the setup and cannot get back into it. Get a 502 error
    Solution: Try restarting your Linksys router and internet company modem. Make sure your computer LAN adapter IP settings are on obtain IP address automatically. Try resetting browser settings or try a different webpage to access the Linksys router login webpage via web address to use your router.
  • Butch: I can’t log into my AC3200 model EA9200. I have set up the guest password at some point but I need to get into the settings. I would like to remove the guest wifi, my main setting keeps pausing and then I have to sign in to the guest to continue and then after a few minutes it goes back to the main setting, my password to my router has stopped working and I can’t remember what it is.
    Solution: To disable guest network settings on your Linksys smart wifi router ,login to your Linksys router login webpage using IP address ,or web address , a login screen will appear , use username and password as admin ,click on guest access option ,select disable option ,to avoid disconnection issues try updating router firmware to latest,make sure your router is not stacked up,change channel settings to 6 or 11 ,you can change MTU value as per you internet service provider .
  • Lori: I keep losing my internet connection, I have to reset the router, then it works again for a little while This I thought should have been a great modem for speed, streaming videos and playing games and everything else.
    Solution: Try to update Linksys router firmware ,connect a ethernet cable between Linksys router and your computer ,open a web browser ,login to your Linksys smart wifi account or sign in locally using web address myrouter.local or router default IP address,use username and password as admin ,click on system settings >>firmware update option ,you can manually download Linksys firmware file from Linksys download centre.
  • Ariel: I can’t connect at the 5ghz radio only the 2.4, I got an n EA9200 device. I called the support last night because of wifi issues successfully set up my wireless router. I cannot access the smart wifi webpage on my pc that is hard-wired into the router.
    Solution: Login to Linksys smart wifi account to check if wireless SSID broadcast setting is on/off on Linksys smart wifi router,check status of 5ghz SSID,click on enable broadcast option, check for the latest firmware ,update your router firmware if available,make sure your router is not stacked up, avoid interference,try to change channel settings on 5ghz network,if still the issue persists, try resetting the Linksys router for 10 seconds using a paper pin, then try reconfiguring Linksys router using web address .
  • Elly: I’m having trouble trying to login. A while ago I think I did make a password, but I forgot what it was/.,I keep registering my router and it keeps loosing the info on the site where I registered it, I wanted to get in and check on the channels I’m using. Forgot how to get into linksyssmartwifi. What do I type?
    Solution: To access Linksys smart wifi router login webpage,connect your computer wired or wirelessly with the Linksys router, open a web browser and type myrouter.local or in address bar of the browser, enter your Linksys smart wifi details,you can click on forget password option& then create a new password,click on wireless option ,then change channel settings ,if you are facing disconnection issues ,try updating router firmware to latest .if still the problem persists try resetting the router to factory default, then reconfigure your Linksys router again using web address .default IP address of Linksys router is

Linksys Router Guest Network Setup

Linksys routers let the user set up separate Network settings for the user, this feature is available in all Linksys smart wifi routers as well as Linksys X series gateways. Linksys guest network can be set up easily using Linksys connect software or you can simply log in to Linksys web-based configuration page.

STEP 1: Linksys Guest Network Setup using Linksys Smart Connect: You can download Linksys smart connect utility on your computer, then click on guest Network option, Click on allow guest access option, then select the number of guest clients you want to set up. user can even customize settings for the Linksys Guest network using Smart connect utility.

STEP 2: User can log in to Linksys smart wifi web interface using web address or, a login screen will appear, enter your login password and then click on Guest Access feature on Linksys smart wifi router. Click on allow guest access to enable this feature.