Linksys E3000 Wi-Fi Router Setup Guide

Linksys E3000 is a Dual Band Wireless N Router with improved wireless signal quality. It has a larger signal range than ordinary 802.11n devices. It also includes Ethernet ports which support data transfer up to 1000 Mbps. It comes with better interference fix by supporting both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies. This tutorial explains the different stages of configuration and quick fixes for common issues found with this device.

How to Setup Linksys E3000 Wireless N Router With Cisco Connect

It is very simple to setup it with Cisco connect software. You just follow the instructions below if you want to set up this router with setup disc.

  1. Connect it to your computer using an Ethernet Cable

  2. Insert the setup CD in your CD drive
    Setup Linksys E3000 using Cisco connect

  3. Click on Setup Button
    Connect your Linksys E3000 Wireless N Router

  4. Click on Next
    How to connect your Linksys E3000 N Router

  5. Go to next.
    Connecting Linksys E3000 Wireless N Router

  6. Click Next
    Finished Setup of Linksys E series N router

  7. Now you will get a message, you are connected to the Internet if the configuration is successful.
    Connect to the Internet

Manual Steps to Configure E3000 Without Setup Disc

If you lost the setup disc comes with this device or you do not want to configure this router with Cisco connect, follow the instructions below.
  1. Connect E3000 to a computer using an Ethernet cable

  2. On the address bar of the browser, type and enter the default username and password when it prompts. By default, Linksys E3000 router has no username.

    Username   : (leave it blank)
    Password        : admin

  3. Now follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    How to Configure Linksys WiFi Router

Prevent Firmware Infection On Linksys E3000

Linksys E3000 is vulnerable to firmware infections with certain malware programs like Moon Malware. One of the best precautions to protect this router from firmware infection is to update firmware with the latest version. It is not very hard to update the firmware if you follow the instructions provided in the link carefully.
Easy Guide to Update Linksys Firmware

If the device is already infected with malware programs and shows a slower connection, you may need to disable Remote management and filter anonymous Internet request on E3000 setup page. You can follow the instructions to fix this issue by visiting the link below. You may have to look at the end of the tutorial.
Protect Linksys E4200 WiFi Device From Malware Infection

Create Guest Accounts On E3000

It provides guest account feature for your guests at your home. This guest account does not have the admin privilege but your guests can connect to the guest wireless account with the user information you supply. To create a guest wireless account on E3000, visit the link below.
How to Create Guest Access in Linksys Wireless Router

Other Linksys Router Setup Tutorials

  1. How to Configure Linksys WRT160N Manually

  2. How to Configure  WiFi Router WRT54G in PPPOE

  3. Wireless Router Configuration

Overheating Issues

In many online forums, users complain about heating issues with the E3000 router. E series routers must need proper air circulation while working to cool them. So while placing it in your home, make sure it has proper air circulation facility to avoid overheat related troubles.

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