When we get the internet connection, our internet provider gives the details and password and other controls with default values. We need to change these default values like m username and password.
Here we will explain the procedure for changing admin password for linksys router using linksys smart wi fi setup wizard.
Why to change Admin Password
Our router’s web based admin page can be accessed only after authenticating with admin password. This is the reason why changing your admin password is really important.
If your password has never been updated after your router’s installation then anyone connected to your Wi-Fi network or through cable can access your router’s admin web based page with default password. And then that person can do any change in settings and securities of your router, your data will no more be secured. So it is always required to change the router’s admin password.
Even in case when we forget our admin password and reset our router to bring everything in its default version, the admin password of linksys router will become ‘admin’ which is default for linksys routers. In this case also again we need to change our router’s admin password.
Steps to change the Linksys router’s admin password
To access the router’s web-based smart Wi-Fi setup page, we need to open any web browser and enter the IP Address of the router in URL bar and press enter.
After pressing enter the setup page loads and it prompts asking for your admin Username and admin Password. Here you need to provide your admin login credentials to access your router’s web based setup page.
Default password for linksys router is ‘admin’.
Once logged in click on the Administration tab and enter your new password in Router Password field followed by re-entering same password in Re-enter to confirm field.
Now Click Save Settings then click the Continue button on the next page with message “Settings are Successful”.