Linksys E1000, E2000, E2100L, E3000 router setup

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Linksys E1000 E2000 E3000 router setup

All E series routers, Linksys E1000 E2000 E3000 router , work on the Wireless N technology. You can get wireless speed up to 300 Mbps. All the E series routers have Gigabit Ethernet ports which can give you speed up to 1000 Mbps wired connection speed.

E1000 router works on 2.4 GHz wireless signal only.

E2100L router also works on 2.4 GHz wireless signal. This router has a USB port on it. You can connect the USB hard drive to the router and share the hard drive with all the computers connected in the network.

E2000 and E3000 routers work on 2.4 GHz as well as 5 GHz powerful wireless signal. You can connect your gaming devices, blue ray players, DVR system to this router for smoother and faster video streaming.

Linksys router setup is easy and of course, you can setup and troubleshoot these E-series routers on your own.

Follow the easy steps of Fix Home network’s Easy setup Guide and do it yourself.

All the E series routers come with the great Cisco connect software for the easy installation. Before installing the router, make sure that your Internet is working properly through the modem. Now insert the CD in to the same computer. Follow the steps of the CD. It may not ask you to connect the computer to the router. But it is recommended that you should connect your computer to the router for the initial set up of the router. Now go to the next step on the set up CD. It will take up to 5 minutes to set up the router.

If you do not have CD or if you are not able to setup the router using CD then you can do it manually also. You can open the Linksys router setup page and change the settings manually. It is very simple.


Linksys E1000 E2000 E3000 router setupCisco connect software will also give you option of parental control where you can limit the access to the Internet according to time as well as websites. This software is capable of creating a guest network access. You can limit the number of guest computers. The guest wireless network will be totally a different wireless network.

Once you set up the router manually or using the CD then you can try to connect to the wireless network on the other computers or devices. You don’t need to run the C on the wireless computer. You can simply connect to the network.

What is the default password of Linksys E1000 E2000 E3000 router ?

This is the most common question asked about all the routers. The default password of all the Linksys wireless routers is admin , leave the user name blank.

If you install Linksys E1000 E2000 E3000 router or any Linksys E-series router using Cisco connect software then the router password will not be admin.  In this case you need to check the cisco connect software installation on your main computer. The wireless network key and the password to access the router will be same.

If the admin and other passwords do not work then you may need to reset the device and reconfigure it from the scratch. Remember, if you reset the device, it will come back to factory default and you will lose all the settings.

Easy steps to connect to the wireless network.

If your device is not working properly or if you have signal dropping issue then I will suggest you to upgrade the firmware on your router. Open the Linksys router setup page, go to status tab and check the current firmware version on your device. Download the latest firmware from Linksys support website and upgrade it. Do not upgrade firmware with the wireless computer. Always connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.

Linksys E1000, E2000 E3000 routers come with one year of hardware warranty but the Free technical support for these routers will be only for 90 days. Use Fix Home Network’s Easy setup Guide. It is specially designed for Linksys router setup and troubleshooting.

19 comments on “Linksys E1000, E2000, E2100L, E3000 router setup

  1. I am having hard time setting up my E1000.
    I can connect the computer directly to the modem and it works well. I have verizon DSL. When I connect the modem to the router and computer to the Ethernet port, it does not work. I tried changing the LAN IP address of E1000 and also tried PPPoE setting but nothing works.

  2. Cisco connect guest network is not working. I had been trying to get my friend’s laptop on the guest network but he can not access Internet when connected to Guest but it works on main wireless. It seems that guest is working. I have installed the software and all the other computers and other devices are working.

  3. Failed to run the installation CD. My wired PC is old and running windows XP. The Cisco connect software does not support the operating system and I don’t want to upgrade it now. I have a laptop which is running on Windows 7 but I want it wireless and not wired to the router. I just got E2000 from my friend who was using it and upgraded to a new one. I want to use guest access also. Can I install the Cisco software on the laptop and then use it wireless? I got this model because it has Guest network but if I can’t use it then it is of no use for me. I read that I can not use Guest feature without installing Cisco software. What are my options.

  4. Thanks for your help. I was trying to reinstall Linksys E2000 setup. It was working before but I tried changing some settings using Cisco connect software and I don’t know what I did and I lost Internet on all the computers. I did not have Installation CD and I was not able to access the setup page because I didn’t know Linksys E2000 default password. I did reset it and reconfigured it without Linksys E2000 manual. Your guide is very helpful. I also upgarded the firmware for better wireless connection.

  5. Looking for Cisco Linksys E2000 manual. I want to setup E2000 manually because the installation CD does not work on my old computer which I want to be the main and wired to the router. Do I need to run the installation CD or can I do it manually. What is Linksys E2000 default password ?

  6. How do I upgrade firmware on my cisco Linksys E2000 ? Where is a Linksys e2000 manual for setup. I am trying to reconfigure it. I can open the settings page using Linksys E2000 default password but I am not able to make any changes in the settings. When I click on Save settings. nothing happens. I think I need to upgrade firmware of my E2000.

  7. Thanks for the help. I tried Linksys E2000 manual setup because I was not able to install Cisco connect software. Also Linksys E2000 default password was not working after many resets. Your technician helped me to configure it in just 20 minutes. Thanks again.

  8. I was trying Linksys E2000 manual setup without the cisco connect software. But I could not connect to the guest network. The main wireless is working but not the guest. It does not ask for the guest password.

  9. I was trying to setup linksys e2000 manual settings. Where do I find the steps to setup e2000 without cisco software? I tried to reset it many times but it is not accepting the linksys e2000 default password.

  10. I was looking for some information about Linksys E2000 manual setup. I have been using this router for a long time but I accidently hit the reset button on my Linksys box and lost all the settings. I did not have CD for Linksys E2000 setup . I was looking for Linksys E2000 default password. Thanks for your help. Your technician was very good and helped me through installation without CD.

  11. Every time i try to connect to cisco its tells me I only have 1 computer and it is a DELL laptop do i have to have a home desktop computer in order to setup the E3000 will the laptop have to be the home computer…..will i be able to disconnect it from the e3000 and use its wifi or will it lose connection ?

  12. I just bought the Linksys E1000 and set it up with Comcast… I have the 16Mbps package from Comcast, yet when I go check my internet speed I’m only getting an avg of 5.5Mbps. Had Comcast out and they checked my computer hooked directly to the modem and was seeing 18 – 19 Mbps. Put back on the router and it’s back to 5.5 – 6.2 Mbps. Comcast left saying it’s a cisco issue and they can’t help me. Any ideas what I can do to fix this?

    same problem here…. pls …if u know how to fix it…

  13. I have E3000 which I was not able to setup using CD. It has passed its warranty period. Your technician helped me to setup my e3000 router manually. It was very easy. I was trying to find the default password for my cisco E3000. I tried to reset and reconfigure it using CD. but it is asking me for the password. I think the it is not resetted properly. How can I setup E3000 manually.

  14. I purchased a new HP wireless printer. It seems like the printer and my PC are on different IP addresses. Is that possible? My PC won’t recognize my printer. The printer is set up and recognizes the wireless signal. Could it be the linksys E1000? Pls i have a USB modem. How can I used it with my Cisco E1000 so that i can route the internet through my Modem?.
    Pls help me with the setup
    Thanks & regards

  15. I’m having trouble with our Linksys e1000. Whenever it’s hooked up, all of the lights go on and it won’t send a signal. We’ve tried hitting the reset button on the back, but it didn’t work. Is there something wrong with the E1000? If not, how can we fix it? My Cisco E1000 wireless is not working. I reset the Linksys E1000 many times. Also tried to upgrade the firmware. I can access the Internet through the modem but not through E1000. Help me. My Cisco E1000 wireless is not working. I reset the Linksys E1000 many times. Also tried to upgrade the firmware. I can access the Internet through the modem but not through E1000. Help me.

  16. well i want to play my xbox 360 online and my 360 searches for Cisco E3000 and it does find the E3000 but i cant connect to it. it asks me to type in the WAP2key idk were to find that key??? i need help finding it? heck idk what that WAP2 key means. My Linksys E3000 was working properly for 6 months. All of a sudden I was not able to access the Internet through my E3000. I could not find instructions to make it working again. Finally got it connected using your steps… Really good information….

  17. Setup new E2000. All was fine and working nicely. Suddenly, cannot find page etc. In other words cannot reach internet. Did all the usual things like unplugging, waiting and connecting again – but nothing. Finally, take the yellow cable (internet cable) out of and plug into computer where the blue cable should be – thus bypassing the E2000. All works again while on main system. Then took yellow cable out of computer and back into E2000, and plugged blue cable back into DELL computer – everything works. Do not ask me why. All is well for a day or less, then same procedure. Now I am on internet but not through E2000. Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong and I would really appreciate it. Using XP. We have a Cisco E2000 but during a move we have misplaced the password. Can we reset up with a new password? We do have computer connected with the wireless connection. Can we retrieve the password from it?

  18. I just upgraded to a new linksys E3000 (from an old WRT54G) and now getting very slow download speeds (below 1mbps) from my Comcast modem. When connected directly to the modem I get 22 – 28 mbps. This is a wired connection to the modem/router. All other wireless devices seem to be running fine.

  19. I connected my new E3000 to my cable modem and then to my new Toshiba laptop. I inserted the cd and it started to run the setup but when it was around 70% to 80% the setup stopped and this message appeared “your router was not successfully setup”. I tried it several times with the same results. The file downloaded from cisco didn’t work either. I was able to setup E3000 manually but I wasn’t able to install the cisco connect application. How can I do this?

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