How to manually set up Wireless Network of Your Linksys router?


If you are looking for the instructions to set up the wireless network of your Linksys router, then you have landed on the right page. This how-to article will provide you the instructions on how to manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router with ease. Continue reading!

In order to manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router, do the following:

  • Accessing the web-based setup page of your Linksys router

  • Configuring the wireless settings of your router

Accessing the web-based setup page of the router

Step 1:

  • Plug in your Linksys router near to your existing modem.

  • Turn the Linksys device on.

Step 2:

After turning on your Linksys router, you will see that the power LED on it will start blinking. You have to wait for it until it become stable.

Step 3:

Once the power LED on your Linksys device becomes stable, grab an Ethernet cable and connect your router and the modem with each other.

Step 4:

  • Power on a PC or laptop.

  • Access the Linksys router setup page.  Open any web browser of your choice and enter “” (without quotes) in the address bar then hit the Enter key.

Step 5:

You will be asked to enter Linksys router login details. Fill in the Linksys router admin password into the given fields and click on the Log In button.

Configuring the Wireless Settings of Your Linksys Router

Configuring the wireless settings of your Linksys router may depend on the model of the device that you are using!

Step 1:

On the Linksys router setup page, hit the Wireless tab.

Step 2:

Click on the Manual button.

Step 3:

Select “Mixed” option from the Network Mode drop-down list.

Step 4:

Enter the network name (SSID) into the provided field.

Step 5:

Now, from the “Channel Width” drop-down list, select “Auto (20MHz or 40MHz)” option.

Step 6:

Select your preferred “Channel” from the drop-down list. Channels are 16, and 11 are best suggested as these are considered less-congested and non-overlapping channels.

Step 7:

Select the Enabled option.

Step 8:

At last, click on “Save Settings” button to apply the changes.

Thus, in this way you can manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router with ease. In the event that you fail to go through the above-mentioned steps, then make sure of the following:

  • Ensure that you are providing continuous power supply to your Linksys router.

  • Make sure that the wall plug you are using for your Linksys router is fluctuation and damage-free.

  • Be certain that you are not using the browser’s search bar for entering the default Linksys router IP address.

  • Ensure to use the correct Linksys router login credentials.

  • Be certain to connect your Linksys router to the modem firmly using a dust and cuts-free cable/ wire.

  • Don’t forget to update your internet browser before having access to Linksys router setup page. Clear junk files and browsing history as well from your internet browser.

  • Restart your PC prior to access the router web-based setup page.

  • Power cycle your Linksys router and the modem. Simply unplug your devices from their respective wall outlets, wait for some time, and plug them back in again one by one.

  • Enter web address into the browser’s search bar field to get into the Linksys extender setup page. But before that, make sure you have connected your Linksys extender to the router.

Once you are sure about the above-mentioned steps, try accessing the router web-based setup page again. If you are still facing issues while manually setting up the wireless network of your Linksys router, feel free to reach out to our experts via comments.