Cisco – Linksys routers are one of the finest routers in the market. They have high performance and provide a dual-band Wireless-N router performance which can be used for connecting wired and wireless devices. Due to wireless N technology, it means there will be less or no dead spots. The router model WRT400N has four 10/100 Ethernet ports which can be used to connect wired devices.
The Cisco-Linksys WRT400N has 128-bit wireless encryption and also SPI firewall for better security. The router weighs only 1.01 pounds and comes with 1-year limited warranty. In this article, we will help you understand how you can log into the router and make changes that suit your network. Feel free to let us know in the comments the issues that you face.
If you have the below things ready with you then the task of logging in will be a lot easier for the Linksys Router.
- See for the box of the router as it may contain the login credentials
- Also, make sure you have a system which is connected to the home network for which you will be making changes.
Steps To Login Inside Linksys WRT400N Router
Step 1: Open the web browser
You are required to connect your router with an RJ45 cable and see that the network is working. Open the web browser on your system connected to this home network and type the IP address 192.168.15.1 in the URL or search bar and hit enter.
Step 2: Enter the Login Credentials
If the IP address is relevant to your router, you will be able to see a login screen asking for username and password. Here you need to enter the default credentials in case you are entering the details for the first time. If you have already changed the default credentials, be ready with the changed username and password. Below is the list of most common login credentials:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
The above combination was found to be correct in 46% cases followed by router/router as the combination which had the possibility of 24%.
Step 3: Setting Up Linksys Router Login Details
Now that you have entered into the router settings, see for the wireless settings and carefully look at the default settings and the changes that you are supposed to configure. In case you are getting a poor network connection then you should make sure that you contact your ISP.
Here you can change the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, the security settings and also modify your router’s connection. You will be able to see some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall, and system settings. There are many options which the user can change like the transmission rate, IP address and even the bandwidth.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for Huawei router needs to be written down somewhere
Step 4: Change the SSID Of your WRT400N Router
A SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. Be default, it is always the name of the router’s manufacturer. If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something that is personal.
Steps to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure Linksys WRT400N Router Settings
When you log inside the router, you can see a wireless settings tab or a tab for changing the security settings of the router. In the encryption settings, you need to select the option WPA2-PSK which is the best encryption standard in the industry right now. This setting will ensure that router is secure at the optimum level.
FAQs or Fix To Common Problems
1. 192.168.15.1 won’t load
The issue may be due to two reasons. One could be because either the IP address does not correspond to your Linksys Router, else your router is not responding to the IP address. In this case, recheck the IP address of your router else contact your ISP. 192.168.15.1 not responding is a similar issue.
2. 192.168.15.1 took too long to respond
This could be an issue on two levels. Either there is some hardware issue with the linksys WRT400N which is hampering the ping request else the connection has a real problem with the router. In either case, reset the router and the system. The issue of 192.168.15.1 time out is a similar problem and the solution is same.
Why 192.168.15.1 does not work
This could be because of one simple reason. 192.168.15.1 may not be the correct IP address for your router. You can either recheck or else try again by fixing the connection. The IP address 192.168.15.1 not opening web page is a similar issue which can be fixed only by re-checking the IP address relevant to the router.