This guide will help you setup the Linksys N600 E2500 wireless router for the first time.
How To Setup LINKSYS E2500
- Plug in a LAN ethernet cable from your modem (there is only one port that will fit) to the yellow INTERNET port on the router.
- Plug in the power and wait for it to boot up
- Connect to the router’s LAN or WiFi
- Visit 192.168.1.1 in your browser
- Click “Continue with an open an unsecured network (not recommended)”
- Check the box that says “I understand that my network is currently open and not secure. I would like to manually configure my router’s security settings”. Then click Continue.
- The default name is blank (don’t type anything) and the default password is admin.
If all is well with your internet service provider, you should be able to get online at this point. If you are having issues getting online, you may be able to use MAC spoofing (aka MAC cloning) to get online. If this MAC cloning process does not work, you will need to contact your ISP to have them help you get online.
How To Configure MAC Cloning on Linksys E2500
- Login to the router’s administrator interface
- On the main menu up top, click on Setup
- Click on MAC Address Clone in the sub menu just underneath
- Select “Enabled” to enable it
- In the boxes provided, enter the MAC address of the router you previously had installed, in the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
- Save the settings and wait for the router to update
How To Connect To LINKSYS E2500
Via physical LAN cable:
- Plug an ethernet cable into a black port on the back of the router and the other end into your computer.
- Visit 192.168.1.1 to access the router’s administrative interface.
- The default WiFi network name will be “Linksys#####”. It will not have the quotes.
- Default WiFi password is just blank (nothing typed in).
- Visit 192.168.1.1 to access the router’s administrative interface. Make sure you are on the router’s WiFi network in order to access the admin interface. This step WILL NOT WORK over your data connection.
Default Passwords For Linksys E2500
For the administrative interface, default username is blank (nothing typed in) and password is admin.
For WiFi, the default password is just blank (nothing typed in).