Linksys EA2700 Default Password

EA2700 Default Password & Other Default Login & Support Info

Picture of a Linksys EA2700 N600 wireless router

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The Linksys EA2700 default password is admin (all lower case). In addition to requiring a password, the EA2700 router uses the default username admin. The EA2700 default IP address used to access the router is 192.168.1.1. This is a common default IP address among Linksys routers.

This device's model number is EA2700, but it also is marketed as the Linksys N600 router.

Which Hardware Version Do You Have?

Some routers come in two or more hardware or firmware versions, each with different default login information. However, the EA2700 is available in only one version and therefore uses only one set of credentials.

You can find the hardware version near the bottom or side of the model number, labeled with a "v" to indicate the version. If you don't see a version number on your router, you can assume it's Version 1.

If the EA2700 Default Password Doesn't Work

Although a default password is useful when you first log in to a router, you can and should change it as soon as possible. Changing a password to something only you know, however, means only you can remember it — and forget it, which is easy to do if it's as secure as it should be.

If you've forgotten your EA2700 router password, follow the steps below to reset the Linksys router's settings to factory defaults, which will restore the default username and password mentioned above.

A reset is not the same as a restart. A restart (or reboot) entails only turning off your router and then on again; it doesn't change any of the settings. A restart, however, returns your router to its factory default settings.

  1. Be sure the Linksys EA2700 is powered on, and then turn it upside down so you have access to the bottom.

  2. With something small and pointy, such as a paperclip or mini screwdriver, press and hold the Reset button for 15 seconds. The Ethernet port lights on the back of the router will flash simultaneously to show that the router is resetting.

  3. Wait 15–30 seconds for the EA2700 to power back on fully.

  4. Remove the power cable from the back of the router for just 5 seconds or so, and then plug it back in.

  5. After another 30 seconds, or once the power indicator light on the back of the router switches from a slow flash to a steady light, the router is ready to be used.

  6. You can now log in to the EA2700 and reconfigure the lost settings (wireless network password, etc.) with the admin username and password at http://192.168.1.1.

Be sure to change the router password to something more secure than admin. Also, consider storing the new password somewhere safe, like in a free password manager, to avoid forgetting it again.

Adding back in all the customizations you made to your router after resetting them can be a tedious process. To avoid having to do it ever again, consider backing up the EA2700 configuration to a file that you can restore to the router if you ever have to reset it again. To back up your settings, go to Router Settings > Troubleshooting > Diagnostics at 192.168.1.1.

Page 55 in the product manual provides more details on this process. You'll find the manual, along with installation guides, FAQs, download links, and other information, on Linksys' EA2700 product information page.

Linksys EA2700 N600 support page

What to Do When You Can't Access the EA2700 Router

Just as with the default username and password, the EA2700 may have had its default IP address changed to something else. That's probably why you can't access it.

Instead of resetting the router to get the EA2700 default IP address, simply find the default gateway of a computer connected to the router. This will tell you the IP address that the computer is set up to send requests to (the default gateway IP address), which is also the address for the EA2700.