How to Access My Cisco Wireless Router

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Cisco manufactures a wide range of hardware products including wireless routers. Your Cisco wireless router plays a big role in how well the internet works on your devices, so it may be necessary to access and tweak the router settings from time to time. How you access your Cisco router depends on the type and whether you know your router's username and password.


How to Reset the Router

Resetting your Cisco wireless router can solve many problems that you may encounter with the device. Depending on the type of reset you perform, you can fix settings that were misconfigured and reset an internet connection that has suddenly slowed down or cut out entirely. There are two types of resets you can perform: a hard reset and a soft reset. Cisco recommends that you try the soft reset first as this is the quickest, and it will not reset your router's wireless network settings. You perform a soft reset by unplugging the power adapter from the router and the outlet. Leave it unplugged for a couple of minutes and then plug it back in. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the router to reset and then try to use the internet on your device. If everything is working, your router is fixed.


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Perform a hard reset if you have forgotten the router's login details or want to get rid of all the previously configured settings. Press the small "Reset" button on the back of the router and hold it down for 30 seconds. You may need to use a pen, pencil or paperclip to do this as the button is tiny. The router completely resets at this point, and you have a clean slate to configure the router as you want.


Cisco Linksys Router Login

Cisco owned Linksys from 2003 to 2013, so if you have a Linksys router in your home, there is a chance that it is a Cisco model. You can log in to your Cisco wireless router control panel to change things such as the wireless password and network name, the parental controls, the firewall and IP settings. Open your internet browser of choice and type the address to access the Cisco Linksys control panel. Type in the username and password for your router. If you never set a username and password, use the default settings by leaving the username field blank and entering the password "admin." Click "OK" to log in and access your Cisco router settings.


Cisco Wireless Router Login

When Cisco sold Linksys in 2013, it moved to manufacture small business and enterprise products. You may have a Cisco business router in your home that comes with advanced settings and features that are appealing in residential applications. In this case, you log in to your Cisco business router by opening an internet browser and going to Type in your router's username and password, which are "admin" and "Password," respectively, if you have not changed this information. Click the "OK" button to log in. You can change all the same settings as in the Cisco Linksys router control panel plus advanced settings such as port forwarding and more.