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Default settings of the Linksys EA8500

Here you find the default IP address as well as the password for the user interface of the Linksys EA8500 AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi router. This site also contains information about the preconfigured Wi-Fi settings of the device. In the bottom part of this website, you will find a manual for accessing the user interface of this router and resetting its factory settings.

Login data for the user interface

IP address: (or

Preconfigured Wi-Fi settings

In the documents that come with the router
In the documents that come with the router

Access to the user interface

Accessing the user interface is necessary when you want to change the configuration of the router. For the Linksys EA8500, you have to do the following steps for access:

  1. Switch on router
  2. Set up a connection between the device and the router via Wi-Fi* or network cable
  3. Open web browser
  4. Enter IP address or URL in the address bar and then confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter password in the login form and confirm

* Make sure that your router’s Wi-Fi is activated.

Reset default settings

Resetting default settings is especially helpful when you have changed and forgotten the login data for the user interface. Please consider that not only will settings like IP address, username and password be set to factory settings, but also all configurations you may have made.

Execute hardware reset

To reset the Linksys EA8500 to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Switch on router
  2. For at least 10 seconds, press the Reset button
  3. Restart of the device is automatically executed
  4. Restoration of standard settings is finished

Execute software reset

With the Linksys EA8500, you can restore the factory settings with the installed software. Log in to the user interface of the router with your access data and execute the steps that are described in the user handbook.

After you have successfully executed the steps mentioned above, the configuration of the router has been reset to factory settings. If you want to log in to the user interface, you have to use the preset login data.

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