What is a power light blinking on a Linksys router mean?

If the power or LED (light emitting diode) on your Linksys router is blinking, it means there can be a cable connection problem or router firmware has corrupted. And you will not be able to access the routers web setup and neither can you assign IP addresses to computers connected to your router. You can follow:

  • Power cycle the router
  • Assign a static IP address to your computer as the router has lost the ability to assign IP addresses to your computer
  • Ping the router :Ping test allows you to check your computers connection to the internet with the use of internet protocol(IP)
  • Reset the router

How to fix if Linksys Wi-Fi is not working on laptop?

Certainly, the problem may be related to the router, or the receiving device in the notebook. To check the router, try connecting it with it your gadget like a tablet or a Smartphone or another laptop. If the connection is established, the Wi-Fi adapter in the notebook itself is faulty. If this is the situation, the user of the PC needs to find out the cause of the malfunction.

How to fix a wrong password attempt?

The problem of a wireless network access point arises when users unknowingly enter the wrong password when connecting. This causes the network to be stored in the settings and gives the false impression that it works. To fix this, reconnect with the network. To do this Press and hold the reset button for about 30 seconds and release.  Wait and power cycle the router and then enter the correct password.

How to change your username and password?

To do this you will have to first Log in to your Linksys router, by enteringhttp:// in a browser address bar. If you did not change the Linksys default username and the Linksys default password, type the same and you gain an access to Linksys router log in page. Click the “Administration” tab and the “Management” subpage, where you see the username and password you are using. Now you change both to your convenience and which is difficult for others to figure out. Click the “Save Settings” and you are done.

What should be done if one has forgotten Parental controls password and the answer to the secret question?

The only way this can be done is by changing the password through manually resetting and reconfiguring router. You can do this by resetting your Linksys Wi-Fi Router by holding down the Reset button for about 10 seconds.  Then, you will need to run your Linksys Wi-Fi Router installation again to restore your Linksys Wi-Fi Router settings and then reconfigure Parental controls.

What is Linksys Wi-Fi Router username and Linksys password?

Linksys Wi-Fi Router provides a private network for your home computers and devices. Routers provide access to your devices to share one Internet connection and communicate with each other to share files, photos, printers and etc. You will need a router name and password to connect your wireless computer and devices to the wireless network. This provides you security by preventing your neighbors or strangers from accessing your network.

What to do if the router was not successfully set up?

You can Press and hold the Reset button for about 10 seconds. And then Run the Setup procedure again on router. Deactivate computer’s firewall for time being. Run the Setup program on your Router CD once more.

 What if one can’t access the internet via the router?

  • Make sure that the router has a correct WAN connection.
  • Verify if the adapter is set properly to acquire IP automatically.
  • Test and see if your computer is able to access the internet through other network settings.
  • Check the ISP Internet settings and information related to it.

How to connect to guest WIFI?

The Guest network is an advanced feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers and Linksys Wi-Fi Routers.  Computers or devices connected to the Guest network can join the Internet connection but cannot access the router’s main network and communicate with other devices within the network.

  • Click on the Wireless icon on the system tray and select and connect to your “Guest network”.
  • Select the browser of your choice and then click OK.
  • You will automatically be directed to the Guest Access login page and join using the guest network password.

What to do if the router is still dead after firmware upgrade?

You need to reset your Linksys router by disconnecting all the devices and press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Unplug the router and leave it power off for about10 seconds. Power it back on and if it still doesn’t work at first, keep trying it again until it does

What to do if Linksys Smart wifi set up could not find your router?

You need to make sure that you are successfully connected to this wireless network. Ensure that all router cables are connected and lights are blinking. Also ensure whether your computer is within the range of your router. If it’s too far away from or too close to the router, the wireless signal may hinder. Finally disable and then enable the wireless adapter on your computer or device.