Why I Am Unable To Connect To Linksys Router?
- Why Can't I Connect To Linksys Router?
A Linksys router has a built-in web-based setup utility that helps customize your network settings. If you are unable to connect to Linksys router, carry out the steps below.
Reasons For The Problem
Improper cable connections
Incorrect router’s IP address
Incorrect router’s username and password
Step 1 - Router Connection
Check if you have properly connected the Ethernet cable between the rear port of your modem and the WAN port of your Linksys router.
Also, the connection between the router and your computer using the Ethernet cable must be secure.
Note: If the Ethernet cable is damaged, replace it with a new one.
Make sure the Ethernet cable properly connected between your modem and the router.
Also, make sure you have established the wireless connection between the router and your computer using the correct network information (network name and network key).
Step 2 - Router LED
Check if the Internet LED on the router stays lit after establishing the connection.
Step 3 - Router’s IP Address
On your Windows computer, enter ‘ping 192.168.1.1 -t’ in the Command Prompt window.
Check if you get any replies. If so, it indicates that there is no communication problem between the router and the computer.
Step 4 - Router’s Admin Password
Launch a web browser and visit the router’s login page.
Provide the router’s default username and password in the appropriate fields.
If you have changed the router admin password, enter the new one instead of the default one for accessing the web-based interface of the router.
If you cannot access it, go to step 4.
Step 5 - Reset The Router
Press the Reset button on the rear panel of the Linksys router and hold it for a few seconds.
Release this button after 10 seconds.
This will reset the Linkys router to factory defaults.
Step 6 - Firmware Update/Upgrade
If the issue persists, download and install the latest firmware version of the router. This will update the router’s firmware to the most recent version.
Step 6 - Router Settings
Once you access the router’s web-interface page, customize the router settings as you require. If you still unable to connect to Linksys router, click the call button available on the screen.