Linksys EA6700 Wireless Router Product Manual & Setup Guide

The Cisco Linksys EA6700 is a powerful wireless router that delivers high-speed performance and advanced features for optimal home and small office networking. Installing and setting up the EA6700 can seem daunting, but with the right guidance and tools, it’s a relatively straightforward process. This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up and configuring your EA6700, from connecting the router to your modem, to configuring your internet connection, and setting up a wireless network. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to enjoy fast and stable internet connection, and take advantage of all the features that the EA6700 has to offer.

How to Install Linksys EA6700 Wireless Router

To install a Linksys EA6700 wireless router, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Unbox the router and make sure you have all the necessary components, such as the router, an Ethernet cable, and the power adapter.
  2. Connect the router to your modem. Use the Ethernet cable to connect the WAN port on the router to the LAN port on the modem.
  3. Connect the power adapter to the router and plug it into an electrical outlet. Turn on the modem and wait for it to fully power on.
  4. Once the modem is on, turn on the router by pressing the power button. Wait for the router’s lights to stabilize.
  5. Open a web browser and type in the router’s default IP address (http://192.168.1.1) into the address bar.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the router. This may include configuring your internet connection, setting up a wireless network, and creating a username and password for the router’s web-based setup page.
  7. Once the setup is complete, you can log in to the router’s web-based setup page to manage and customize the router’s settings.

It’s important to note that the steps may vary slightly depending on the specific model and firmware version of your router and modem. Also, If your modem has a router built-in you may need to configure it to work in bridge mode to use the router.

How to Log Into Settings of  Linksys EA6700 Wireless Router

To log into the settings of your Linksys EA6700 wireless router, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and type in the router’s default IP address (http://192.168.1.1) into the address bar.
  2. Once the router’s login page loads, enter the default username and password. The default login credentials for a Linksys EA6700 are:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin
  1. Click “OK” or “Log In” to access the router’s web-based setup page.
  2. Once you are logged in, you can access and configure the router’s settings, such as wireless network name and password, security settings, and advanced settings.

Note: If you have changed the default login credentials before, you will need to use the new username and password you set up.

It is also recommended to change the default login credentials for the router to ensure the security of your network.

How to Set Linksys EA6700 Wireless Router to Bridge Mode

To set the Linksys EA6700 router to bridge mode, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and type in the router’s IP address (http://192.168.1.1) into the address bar.
  2. Log in to the router’s web-based setup page using the default username and password (admin/admin).
  3. Once logged in, navigate to the “Advanced” tab and then select “Advanced Setup”.
  4. Under “Advanced Setup,” select “Bridge Mode”
  5. On the bridge mode page, select “Enable” and then click “Save Settings”
  6. Next, you will need to reconfigure the PPPoE settings on the router. Navigate to the “Internet WAN” tab and select “PPPoE” as the connection type. Then, enter your PPPoE username and password provided by your ISP.
  7. Finally, click “Save Settings” and restart the router for the changes to take effect.

It’s important to note that once you set the router to bridge mode, you will lose access to many of its advanced features such as the ability to set up a wireless network and manage the router’s settings. Also, you will need to configure the modem to work with the router, and you may need to check with your ISP to confirm that bridge mode is supported with your modem.

How to Find Your EA6700 Router’s IP Address

There are a few ways to find the IP address of your router:

  1. Check the router’s documentation: The IP address should be listed in the documentation that came with your router, or on a sticker on the bottom or back of the router.
  2. Use the Command Prompt: On a Windows computer, open the Command Prompt and type “ipconfig” (without quotes). Look for the “Default Gateway” IP address, that is the IP address of your router.
  3. Use a mobile device: If you have a mobile device connected to your router’s network, you can find the IP address by going to the Wi-Fi settings and looking at the information for the connected network.
  4. Use a online website: There are some online websites that can detect your router IP, like “www.whatismyip.com” or “www.routeripaddress.com
  5. Check Router’s manual: Many routers have a default IP address, that can be found on the manual or on the manufacturer’s website. Common IP addresses for routers include:
  • 192.168.0.1
  • 192.168.1.1
  • 10.0.0.1

It’s important to note that if you have changed the default IP address of your router, you will need to use the new IP address to access the router’s settings.

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