Every Linksys router has its own control panel where you can configure the setting of your own network such as changing your password or viewing that are connected into your network. Linksys has its own default IP address for everyone to access and login details. Note that these login details must be changed immediately to prevent from unwanted access on your network. This is because these details are easy to guess. If you like to control your own network, getting into your Linksys router is very simple. Here are the simple ways you can do:
- Just type into your browser the default IP address of the router and press “Enter” on your keyboard. In case you do not know the default IP, you can check the manual of the router. Typically it is 192.168.1.1.
- You will be redirected to the login page where you need to fill in the username and password. The default username is blank and just enter “admin” on the password field. If this does not work, it means that your router’s configuration had been changed. You can contact the network administrator or reset the router into the factory default setting. You can read some articles over the internet on how you can reset your Linksys router.
- If you login successfully, there are many tabs and sub-tabs at the top of the screen that you can use to configure what you want when needed. In case you haven’t changed the default login detail, go to “Administration” and then click “Management”. You have to enter the new password and username on the boxes provided. Then, click “Save Settings” and then “Continue”. Make sure the password you have entered will be secured enough and won’t be easy to guess by other people.
These are the simple steps on how you can modify your Linksys router and secure your router now.