Linksys E1200 Default Password

Find the E1200 default password & other default login information

The Linksys E1200 default password is admin. As with other passwords, the password for the E1200 is case sensitive, which in this scenario means uppercase letters can't be used. When you're asked for the default username, enter admin also. A common default IP address for Linksys routers is, and that's also the case for this router.

Linksys E1200 Router

There are three hardware versions of the E1200 router (1.0, 2.0, and 2.2). Each one uses the same username and password.

What to Do if the Linksys (Cisco) E1200 Default Password Doesn't Work

If the default password doesn't work, it means that it's been changed to something else. When you don't know the password and have no way to find out what it is, reset the router to its factory default settings, which will restore all the default information.

To reset the Linksys E1200 router:

  1. Plug in and power on the router.

  2. Flip the router over so you have access to the bottom.

  3. With a small and sharp object such as a paperclip or pin, press and hold the Reset button for 5 to 10 seconds.

  4. Flip the router back over to its normal position, then wait 30 seconds for it to fully reset.

  5. Unplug the power cable for a few seconds and plug it back in.

  6. Wait 30 seconds or so for the device to power on.

  7. After the reset, log in with the default username and password of admin. Use to access the router.

  8. Change the router password to something complex, not the easy-to-guess password of admin. Store it in a free password manager to make it easy to remember.

Resetting a router means that all the settings are deleted and restored to the original factory defaults; this is how the router was set up right out of the box. After the reset, enter the customizations you made prior, such as wireless network settings (for example, the SSID and wireless password), DNS server settings, and port forwarding options.

To avoid having to enter the information again after a reset, you can back up the router configuration to a file. There's information on doing this in the product manual linked below.

Help! I Can’t Access My E1200 Router

The default IP address for the Linksys E1200 router makes the URL for accessing the router However, if you can't reach the router with that address, it means it's been changed to something else.

Unlike having to reset the router to get the default password restored, you can see what the default gateway is configured as on a computer connected to the router. That IP address is the same as the router's IP address.

Linksys E1200 Manual & Firmware Links

The support and download links for the three versions of this router are available on the Linksys E1200 Support page. It's on that page that you can download the user manual for Version 1.0, Version 2.0, and Version 2.2.

Download firmware and other software for this router through the E1200 Downloads page.

On the download page, verify that you're looking at downloads that are specific to the router's hardware version. For example, if you have version 2.2, use the Version 2.2 link.

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