Overview

    • Level   X

    Linksys EA4500


     

    Login Information

     

    Username - admin

    Password - admin

    Gateway - 192.168.1.1

     



    *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then there are several other options for logging in.

    One method is to use Cisco Connect again. To use this, you will have to search for in All Programs in the Start Menu on the computer that you installed the Cisco Connect Software on.

    Once the program has started, click where it says change in the section labeled "Router Settings".  Your network name and password are listed on the left in the section titled Personalize. From here you can update this information should you choose to by clicking on change.

    The second method is through a web based utility that you can access through Cisco Connect. To access the web based utility, Choose router settings from the main Cisco Connect menu. Then from the section on the right, click on Advanced Settings. There will be a warning that will come up, telling you that this web utility is for expert use only. Click “OK” on this screen.


     

    How to Find SSID (Network Name)

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    5. From the submenu, click on Basic Wireless Settings.
    6. Click the Radio button next to Manual, if it is not already selected.
    7. Make sure that you are looking in the  2.4 GHz section.
    8. The SSID is listed where it says Network Settings.
    9. If the 2.4 GHz network and the 5 GHz have the same name, you will need to rename one of the networks to differentiate them.

     

    Wireless Passphrase

     

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    4. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    5. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    6. From the submenu choose Wireless Security.
    7. Verify the passphrase for your network.

     

    Changing Wireless Security Type/ Disabling Wireless Security

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    5. From the submenu, click on Wireless Security.
    6. In the section that says 2.4 GHz Wireless Security, there is a drop down box labeled Security Mode, you can disable or change the wireless security type.
    7. If WEP is selected, select the WEP Key Length (either 64-bit or 128-bit).
    8. If WPA-Personal is selected, select the WPA Mode (Auto, WPA or WPA2) and the Cipher Type (TKIP, AES or Both).  WPA2 with AES is recommended.
    9. If WEP security is selected the password will need to be 10 charecters in length (if 64-bit) or 26 characters in length (if 128-bit) and can only use 0-9 and A-F.
    10. If WPA or WPA2 was selected the password can be between 8-63 characters, is case sensitive and can use any character on your keyboard.
    11. Enter the Pre-Shared Key or WEP Key.
    12. Once the passphrase has been entered click Save Settings.

     

    MAC Filtering

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    5. Click on Wireless MAC Filter.
    6. Select the radio button next to Disable.
    7. Select Save Settings.

     

    Change Wireless Channel

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, etner in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Wireless from the menu at the top.
    5. Click the Radio button next to Manual, if it is not already selected.
    6. Make sure that you are looking in the section labeled 2.4 GHz Wireless Settings.
    7. From the drop down menu labeled Channel select the desired channel. (Channels 1,3,9,11)
    8. Click Save Settings.

    Change Wireless Mode

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Wireless from the menu at the top.
    5. Click the Radio button next to Manual, if it is not already selected.
    6. Make sure that you are looking in the section labeled 2.4 GHz Wireless Settings.
    7. From the drop down list labeled "Network Mode" select Wireless-G Only.
    8. Click Save Settings.

     

    Change Wireless Band (Frequency)

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the
      password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Wireless from the menu at the top.
    5. Click the Radio button next to Manual, if it is not already selected.
    6. Set Channel Width to 20 Mhz for both the 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz networks.
    7. Click Save Settings.

    DHCP Reservation

     

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    4. The router will then prompt for a user name and password. The default is that user name is "admin" and the password is "admin".
    5. From the setup tab (default tab after logging in) click the DHCP reservation button.
    6. From the resulting pop up menu choose the select option to the right of the xbox.
    7. In the client name box type “Xbox” so if you ever have to log back in you will remember which device the reservation is for.
    8. Select Save Settings.

     

    UPnP

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password. 
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Administration from the menu at the top.
    5. Enable or disable UPnP depending on need.
    6. Select Save Settings.

     

     

    DMZ

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Applications And Gaming from the menu at the top.
    5. Select DMZ from the sub-menu.
    6. Select Enable radio button.
    7. Leave the Source IP address as it is but change the Destination to "MAC Address"
    8. Click DHCP Client Table.
    9. A page showing all the connected devices should pop up, on this page locate the xbox via the IP or MAC address and click the Select button.
    10. This should fill in the MAC address field on the previous page.
    11. Click Save Settings.

     

    Disable DMZ

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Applications And Gaming from the menu at the top.
    5. Select DMZ from the submenu.
    6. Select Disable radio button.
    7. Click Save Settings

     

    Port Forwarding

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway(192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Applications And Gaming from the menu at the top.
    5. Select Single Port Forwarding from the sub-menu.
    6. In the following Screen, enter a service name that indicates something to do with Xbox Live (XBL).  Set the service type to both TCP and USP.  Set both the starting port and ending port to "3074". Then enter the IP address that the Xbox console you wish to port forward has.  After that is complete, click save settings.
    7. Select Setup from the menu at the top.
    8. In the network setup of the page that opened, select DHCP reservation
    9. Select the Xbox from the list of Client Name devices and check the box under select, then save settings to ensure your Xbox always has the same IP Address

     

    Disable Port Forwarding

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway(192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Applications And Gaming from the menu at the top.
    5. Select Single Port Forwarding from the submenu.
    6. Uncheck any of the boxes labeled select.
    7. Select Save Settings.

     

    Firewall

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. Select Security from the menu at the top.
    5. Disable the SPI Firewall Protection option.

     

    How to Find Firmware Version

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway(192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu at the top, click on Status.
    5. The firmware version is listed at the top of this page.

     

     

    Firmware Update

     

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1)  into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    4. When prompted enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    5. Select Administration at the top.
    6. Click Firmware Upgrade from the sub-menu.
    7. In an alternate web browser or tab go to www.Linksys.com and download the updated software.
    8. Click Browse.
    9. Locate and select the file you just downloaded and uncompressed.
    10. Click Start Update to send the software to the router. This loads the new software in the router and causes the router to restart.  Note: Do not try to go online, turn off the router, shutdown the computer or do anything else to the router until the router finishes restarting! Wait a few more seconds before doing anything.
    11. Click Status at the top and check the Firmware Version to verify that your router now has the new software installed.

     

     

     

    Restore Factory Defaults

     

    Through Web Interface

     

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    4. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    5. Select Administration at the menu at the top.
    6. Click Factory Defaults in the sub-menu.
    7. Click Restore Factory Defaults.

     

    Through Hardware

     

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Using a toothpick or tip of ballpoint pen press and hold the reset button located on the bottom of the device for 15 seconds or until all the ethernet link lights flash in unison.

     

     

    Entering PPPoE

     

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway(192.168.1.1) into the address bar of an internet browser. 
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu at the top, click on Setup.
    5. Click on the drop down box labeled “Internet Connection Type” and select PPPoE.
    6. Enter in the user name and password given to you by your ISP.
    7. Save Settings.

     

     

    Multiple Console Support

     

    Confirmed No

     

    *Because it will not consistently work without NAT issues*

     

    Known issues

     

    There are no known issues for this device

     

    Device Manual

     

    Click here to go to a manual for this device

     

     

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