Sunday, May 20, 2012

Linksys ea2700 router setup

Linksys EA2700 router setup:

Linksys EA2700 is App enabled wireless N600 dual-band broadband router.

What is app enabled router?
A router that can run an ever expanding selection of apps for accessing your home network and the devices connected to it.

Like other Linksys E-series routers you can setup EA2700 using Cisco connect software or you can do it manually using the setup page.

How to setup Linksys EA2700 using Cisco connect software?

Connect the main computer directly to your Internet modem. Make sure that Internet is working through the modem.
Connect the modem and computer to the EA2700 with the Ethernet cable.
Plug in the power to the router. Check the status of the lights. You will see 4 lights, power, Ethernet, wireless and Internet.
Run the Cisco connect software on your main computer.
If you are using DSL internet connection, it will ask you to enter the PPPoE user name and password. Enter the correct log in details.
At the end, you will see the screen on which you will find all the settings of your network. The software will do all the settings for you automatically. You don't need to do anything. It will create wireless network and security password. Also the gust network will be created automatically. You can change these settings later.

How to setup Linksys EA2700 without Cisco connect software ?

Like other Linksys router, This model also has web interface. The default IP address of EA2700 is

Connect the main computer and modem to the router with the Ethernet cable.
Open the Internet browser and in the address bar type Log in to the setup page of EA2700.

What is Linksys EA2700 default password? 
The default password of Linksys EA2700 is admin.
If you have installed this router using Cisco connect software then you can open the Cisco connect software and go to router settings, you will find the user name and password.

Change the Internet connection settings according to your Internet service provider.
Create a wireless network. Change the SSID and enter the security password. This router can broadcast 3 different networks, 2.4 GHz, 5GHz and guest network.
You can not change the name of guest access but you can change the guest access password.
Save the settings.
Power cycle the router and you are good to go.
Connect other wireless computers and devices to the network.

What is EA2700 guest network password?
Look for the Cisco connect software installed on your main computer. Open it. Go to Guest network settings and you will see the guest password.
You can also open the setup page of the router and check the guest access password.

Related useful links for router setup and network troubleshooting:

Easy router installation tips
How to connect to the wireless network
How to find wireless network key
How to secure wireless network

1 comment:

  1. I was using old Linksys WRT120N router which was dropping Internet on my laptop. I tried all the troubleshooting on old wrt120n but nothing helped. Just bought new linksys ea2700 and my laptop is now not dropping Internet. I think this is one of the good models.