What are the different passwords I might have related to Linksys and Linksys products?

Linksys requires various passwords for easy and secure management of your network or account. If you aren’t sure which one to enter when asked, see the descriptions below. All of your passwords can be different, or they can be the same.

1.  WiFi password

Your WiFi password is created during the setup process of your router. The WiFi password, along with the WiFi name, is what you would use to connect your WiFi-capable devices (like a laptop or a smartphone) to the internet. This can be changed at any time on the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page or the Linksys app. To learn how to update your WiFi password, click on the links below:

Changing the Wi-Fi settings of your router using the Linksys app
Changing the Wi-Fi settings using the Linksys cloud account

2.  Linksys app and LinksysSmartWiFi.com password

You can access your Linksys cloud account using the Linksys app or the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page with a password. This password is paired with an email address to easily and securely access your router’s settings.
The username and password are created at different points depending on the product.
  • Mesh systems:  At the start of the Linksys app’s setup wizard.
  • Standard routers:  After setting up on the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page.
To learn how to update your Linksys cloud account password, click on the links below:

Changing the Linksys cloud account password using the Linksys app
How to check and update the router password using your Linksys cloud account

3.  Admin password

If the Linksys cloud is down for maintenance or your router is not connected to the internet, you need another way to securely access your WiFi settings. The admin password is your way in. Make sure that you are connected to the WiFi broadcasted by the router or mesh system you want to access before you can use the admin password.
You create the admin password at different points depending on whether you are setting up a mesh system with the Linksys app or the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page. 

  • Mesh systems:  The admin password is created for you in the Linksys app’s setup wizard. You can change it in the Linksys app or in the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page under Connectivity
  • Mesh systems with IMDA support:  The nodes that have the latest firmware do not have a default admin password. When you attempt to access the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page of a node in factory defaults, you will be forced to create an admin password before you can log in. For nodes that have older firmware, the default password is admin.
  • Standard routers:  The setup wizard will ask you to create an admin password. If you set it up manually, the default password is admin
To learn how to change your admin password, click on the links below:

4.  Linksys.com eCommerce password

Many users create consumer accounts at Linksys.com. The benefits of registering at our website include fast checkout for purchases, order tracking, adding wish lists, and expedited customer service.

NOTE: You do not need to have a Linksys cloud account to shop or use our support pages.



Find out more:

Changing the Linksys cloud account password via the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page
Changing the Linksys cloud account password using the Linksys app
How to log in to the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page
Associating the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to your Linksys cloud account

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