Linksys Routers And Default Passwords
There are a variety of reasons why people may need a default password for their Linksys system. In some cases an individual might need this because they have recently completed a system upgrade on their computer, while others may need this after adding new software or a new program. There are also cases when the router itself will automatically update, and ask for a password. A problem can arise if the user does not remember their password. They may have forgot to write it down, or wrote it down and forgot where they put it.
No matter what the reason, there is almost always a time when the user will need a default password for their Linksys system and router. Before inserting the Linksys default password, it is important to remember that they entire router will need to be reconfigured to its default settings. This can be done by pushing the reset button on the router. Sometimes the button needs to only be pressed once, while on other models it will need to be held down for a few seconds. This reset button can usually be found on the back of the router, but certain models have it on the front. It is always marked with the word reset. This must be done before inserting the Linksys default password.
There is a division between the default password for newer models of Linksys routers, and older models. Some consider this division to be around 2005. The easiest way to determine if your router is a newer or older model is to simply try one version, and if it doesn’t work, use the other method. On the older Linksys routers, the user must enter “admin” as the default password. The system will also ask for a default username, but nothing should be entered into this area, it should be left blank. Newer models of Linksys routers use the same default password. However, “admin” needs to be inserted into the username area as well. Once again, if you do not know whether your router is an older or newer model, try one version and then the other.
The default password for Linksys routers should not be used until the system has been reset by pushing the reset button. Once this button has been pushed, the system will ask the user to login again. If the user attempts to login using their old information, the system will not let them, but ask for a correct username and password combination. It will continue to do this, until the above default password and username is inserted into the Linksys system. Once all of this has been done, the user can go to the Linksys website and find information on how to reconfigure their system and router.
The default password for Linksys routers and systems is always “admin”. This is also the username that needs to be used on newer models, while older models do not require a username. These little facts are important to remember when the system needs to be reconfigured.