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  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 1
    User Guide Linksys EA-Series
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 2
    ... EA-Series Contents Contents Product overview EA2700 ...1 EA3500 ...3 EA4500 ...6 Setting Up: Advanced How... network 9 9 How to get the most out of your dual-band router 22 How to set up the DHCP server...more help 9 How to set up your router 9 How to start Cisco Connect 10 How to improve your ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 3
    ... 43 44 44 45 46 47 48 How to upgrade the router's firmware 57 How to check the status of your router 58 How to disable the Ethernet port status lights How ... the media server Browser-based Utility Menu Structure EA2700 ...62 EA3500 ...63 EA4500 ...64 51 Specifications Linksys...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 4
    ... transfers, and wireless gaming. Product overview EA2700 Advanced security Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders... performance so you can enjoy fast downloads and reliable VoIP. Easy to manage Package... guests. Network (Ethernet) cable AC power adapter Setup CD containing router setup software and documentation ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 5
    ... Setup connection. Flashes slowly during bootup, during firmware upgrades, and during a Wi‑Fi Protected ... AC power adapter to this port. Caution Use only the adapter that came with your router. •• •• •• Reset button-Press and hold this button for 5-15 seconds (until the port lights ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 6
    ... and servers. Package contents In addition to your router, your router package includes: Built-in USB port The USB port lets you add an... share it across your network. Network (Ethernet) cable AC power adapter Setup CD containing router setup software and documentation Home theater ready Bring ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 7
    ...Fi Protected Setup error. Power-Connect the included AC power adapter to this port. Caution Use only the adapter that came with your router. IPv6 enabled Supports the latest Internet protocol technology to future-proof your network. •• ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 8
    ... view Product overview •• Reset button-Press and hold this button for 5-15 seconds (until the port lights flash at the same time) to reset the router to its factory defaults. You can also restore the defaults using the browser-based utility. ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 9
    Linksys EA-Series Product overview The power of dual band Double your network bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band N (2.4 and 5
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 10
    ... network. Product overview Back view Easy to manage Cisco Connect software helps you customize your settings and quickly add ... a successful Wi-Fi Protected Setup connection. Pulses slowly during bootup, during firmware upgrades, and during a Wi‑Fi Protected Setup connection. Flashes quickly when ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 11
    ... (until the port lights flash at the same time) to reset the router to its factory defaults. You can also restore the defaults ... to this port. Caution Use only the adapter that came with your router. •• Port activity indicators Yellow network activity indicator Network or Internet port Green ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 12
    ... Cisco Connect on the CD that came with your router or download it from the router's support site at Linksys.com/support. Cisco Connect shows you how to connect your... you are an advanced user, you can set up your router manually using the browser-based utility. To get started, see...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 13
    ...How to start Cisco Connect When you run the setup CD, Cisco Connect (your router's setup software) is automatically installed onto your computer... double-click 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your router setup. When setup has finished, Cisco Connect has also been installed onto your...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 14
    ... good location: •• For the widest coverage area, install your router near the center of To test your Internet connection speed: 1. Run Cisco Connect, then click Change under Router settings. The Router settings screen opens. your home, and ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 15
    ... USB drive into an available USB port on your computer. This USB drive will be your new Easy Setup Key. Cisco Connect detects the newly attached USB drive and copies the router's settings and a copy of Cisco Connect to it. 5. When the files have finished copying, remove the ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 16
    ... Setting Up: Basics To manually connect a computer to your network: 1. Run Cisco Connect, then ...Connect to your router, then follow the on-screen instructions. 6. Return to the computer running Cisco Connect,...computer running Cisco Connect, then click Next. 7. Click Connect to your Linksys router,...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 17
    ...to your network through the router's USB port: For EA3500 EA4500 1. Run Cisco Connect, then click ... way does not require Cisco Connect. - OR - •• If your router is a Linksys EA3500 or EA4500, you can connect a USB printer to the router's USB port to make the printer available to any networked ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 18
    ...a game console to your network, see also: "How to optimize your router for gaming and voice" on page 27 "How to set up port forwarding" on page 52 "How to set up port range triggering for online gaming" on page 54 How to set up parental...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 19
    ... parental controls, you are asked to set a password. To access parental controls for the first time: 1. Run Cisco Connect, then click Change under Parental controls.... main screen appears. To access parental controls after the first time: 1. Run Cisco Connect, then click Change under ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 20
    ... controls main screen, click + (add) under the Restrict Internet access on box. •• Setting Up: Basics Specific times blocks Internet access only during specific times. If you select this option, set the schedule for School nights (Monday through Friday)...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 21
    ...Go Shortcuts Options Help X X http://mynetwork/guest/login Enter the Guest Password for Internet Access: ... network secure, click Change to change the guest password when the guest no longer needs access to ... Diagram You can view the Guest account's name and password in Cisco Connect's main screen...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 22
    ... not be able to manage your router using Cisco Connect. We recommend using the procedure below to change your router's login information. To change your router's name and password: 1. Run Cisco Connect, then click Change under Router settings. 2. ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 23
    ... OK. The utility's main menu opens. Tips If you set up your router without using Cisco Connect, your router's default username and password is admin. If you used Cisco Connect to set up your router, you can see your router's user name and password by...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 24
    Linksys EA-Series Setting Up: Advanced How to manually set up your Internet connection In most cases, Cisco Connect automatically sets up your Internet connection (see "How to start Cisco Connect" on page
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 25
    ... Setup tab. Note To use your router's IPv6 Internet connection settings, IPv6 service from your ISP (Internet service provider) is required. For more information on this service, ask your ISP. To manually configure your router's IPv6 settings: Setup > IPv6 Setup 1. Log ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 26
    ...the network clients automatically switch to the 40 MHz mode if: By default, your dual-band router uses the same network name on both the 2.4 GHz band ... 5 GHz band. If you are connecting to your router with a computer that has a dual-band wireless network adapter, you might not ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 27
    ... DHCP server on your router For ALL With more available channels and less chance of interference on the 5 GHz band, you have the... 40Mhz) •• 20 MHz Only d. Channel-Choose the operating channel for each band. Your router will automatically select the channel with the least amount of interference ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 28
    ... as print servers, web cameras, network printers, and game consoles. A fixed IP address is also recommended if you want to use port forwarding for devices that need to receive inbound traffic from the Internet ("How to set up port forwarding" on page
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 29
    ...it into your new router. Note For many ISPs that provide dynamic IP addresses automatically, the... reset the modem. If you are installing this router for the first time, reset your modem before connecting....linksysnet.com. If an Internet camera had been configured (see "How to set up port forwarding for...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 30
    ... schemes ensure a secure connection and access by only authorized users. The default VPN settings in your router have been configured to pass ...the traffic after it reaches the Internet. Tip For more information on optimizing your router for online gaming, see "Port Forwarding and Port Triggering" on ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 31
    ... that the wireless client devices in your network also support WMM. 4. To have the router re-send data if an error occurs, select Disabled under No ... network and turned on, you can click the Administration tab in the router's browser-based utility, click the Local Network page, ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 32
    ...page and take note of the Internet IP Address and the Remote Management Port settings. You will... data transmitted for higher security. 5. To be able to upgrade your router's firmware remotely, select Enabled next... Any IP Address (default) next to Allowed Remote IP Address. Otherwise, enter a range of...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 33
    ... SIP packets, used by some VOIP service providers, to traverse (go through) your router's firewall. To configure the router for ...use UPnP, select Enabled (default) next to UPnP. Otherwise, select Disabled. 4. To allow changing router settings while using UPnP, select Enabled (default) next to Allow ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 34
    ... has weak signals due to interference, you can use this router to extend the range of your old router's ..., you can use your old router to extend the range of your wireless network. This is a complex process, so..., select Bridge Mode. 5. Click Save Settings to apply the changes. The new router's LAN IP
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 35
    Linksys EA-Series 2. Open the setup page for the local network (LAN). 3. In the Router IP address field, enter...new router. For example, if your new router has an IP address of 192.168.1.1, you should ... point instead of a router, you don't want it to distribute IP addresses. There should be only one ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 36
    ... knowledge. To add another router to share an Internet connection: This topic covers cases one and two above 1. Determine the IP address range for your upstream (office or ... Linksys router behind the other router. Tip Although you can determine your computer's IP address in many ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 37
    ... port on your upstream network to the yellow Internet port on your router. Caution Connect the upstream ... cable between a LAN port on your upstream router and the Internet port on your Linksys ... knowledge. 3. Run Cisco Connect on each computer that you want to connect to the Linksys router. Each ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 38
    ...: 1. If you want to extend your network, you may also follow the instructions above. One example of... across networks. In this case, use an Ethernet cable to connect the Internet port of the downstream router to one of the LAN ports of the upstream router. Make sure that the local network subnets on ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 39
    ..., select MAC Address, then click DHCP Client Table. A separate window opens showing the ...The DHCP Client Table is only available if you select MAC Address. d. Click Select next... want to place in the DMZ. In this example, the first device was selected. The corresponding MAC address was copied into the...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 40
    ...Run Cisco Connect. Network security following a manual setup For ALL If you configured your router manually (not recommended), you must manually configure security. To manually set your router's password: Administration > Management 1. Log into the browser-based utility (...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 41
    Linksys EA-Series To manually set your router's wireless security settings: Wireless > ... you to press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on your router. To connect a device using the ... connecting to. 2. Press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on the back of the router. How to set up wireless security ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 42
    ...screen. It is also listed on the bottom of the router. In the example below, the router's PIN is 32744781. 5. Follow the device's instructions to complete setup. How to connect a device manually If you have devices that do not support Wi-Fi ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 43
    ...If you used Cisco Connect to configure your router, your wireless network is already secure. By default, Cisco Connect enables industry-standard WPA...(Wi-Fi Protected Access) security using WPA2/WPA mixed mode. Cisco Connect configures your network with a complex, 10-character password that is almost ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 44
    ... security settings? By default, the firewall settings in your router have been optimized for most home environments, so no changes are ... filter. This option is disabled by default. On some router models, this setting applies to IPv4 Internet only. scanned by devices from the Internet. This option is ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 45
    ... a saved setting, click Remove. On some router models, the IPv6 firewall lets you customize IPv6 port services for applications. When users.... Note To use your router's IPv6 Internet connectino settings, IPv6 service from your ISP (Internet service provider) is required. ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 46
    ... would I need to configure storage? By default, when you connect a storage device to your router, the entire contents of the device...you can configure to share only with specified groups. To control access to the USB drive attached to your router, you need to perform two tasks: 1. Create one or more ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 47
    ... want to share.  How to disable anonymous disk access By default, no password is needed for read and write access to the drive. Before you can manage group ..., then create groups and user accounts on your router. Access to the router is controlled by user accounts, but access to ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 48
    ... How to create a new user Two user accounts (Admin and Guest) are preconfigured for router access. The password for the Admin user is the same password that you use to access the router. By default, the user Admin is a member of the group named Admin, and the user Guest ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 49
    Linksys EA-Series 6. From the Group Member drop-down list, select the group to assign the user to, then click Create. The new user is displayed in the user list.  4. In the Shared Folder section, click Edit next to the shared folder you want to change group access for. 5. To grant a group ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 50
    ... set access rights for those folders Tip If you used Cisco Connect to set up your router, the FTP Server Name field is already completed with the name of your wireless network. If you set up your router manually, the default name is Cisco followed by the last five digits of the router's ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 51
    ... name for the FTP folder. The name must use only alphanumeric characters (letters A to Z and numbers 0 ... drive, click Share Entire Partition. - OR To share only specific folders: •• Click Select next to... click Summary. A separate window opens and shows the folder's Display Name, Partition, Share ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 52
    ... to enter your router's IP address. If access to your router requires a user name and password, you will also ...more information on using the FTP client software, see its documentation or help. - OR - •• Type the router's IP address into a web browser's Internet address How to set up your router ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 53
    ..., enter a unique name for the media folder. The name must use only alphanumeric characters (letters A to Z and numbers 0 to 9) and ...are not deleting the folder's contents. You are only removing it as a folder that the media server will use. 11. To manually scan all shared folders, click Scan All. - ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 54
    ... media server After you set up your router's media server, you need to connect an ... media server's content. To connect an UPnP device to your router's media server: 1. Connect your UPnP device to ... media source to the media server name you specified on your router. (See "How to set up your router as ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 55
    ...ports (see "How to set up port forwarding for a range of ports" on page 53) 4. Select the type ... for the computer you want to forward Internet traffic to. The rest of the IP address has already... > Single Port Forwarding 1. Follow your device's instructions for configuring it with a static IP address...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 56
    ... each additional computer. See your software's documentation for help. How to set up port forwarding for a range of ports Why would I set up ... sequence. The most common configuration for home routers with a single BitTorrent computer is to set up port forwarding using a range of ports starting with ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 57
    ...I use port triggering instead of port forwarding? Port range triggering allows the router to watch outgoing data for specific port numbers. The IP...requested data returns through the router, the data is routed back to the proper computer. An example of port range triggering would be ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 58
    ... port forwarding for multiple ports" on page 53). Note For more information on configuring your router ...Applications & Gaming > Single Port Forwarding 1. Connect your Xbox 360 to your router. 1. Log ...DHCP reservation for the IP address of the Xbox. (See "How to set up the DHCP server on your router"...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 59
    ... settings would be lost if you reset your router to its factory defaults, and you would need to... measures, you may want to reset the router to factory defaults. Resetting the router erases all of your...back up your configuration before resetting your router to factory defaults. See "How to back up and ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 60
    ... to upgrade my router's firmware? Linksys may periodically publish a firmware upgrade either to fix a problem or to add features to your router. EA2700 and EA3500 Reset Button Important Do not interrupt the upgrade process. You should not ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 61
    Linksys EA-Series To upgrade the router's firmware: For ALL Administration > Firmware Upgrade 1. Log into the ...your network-connected devices. To check your router status using Cisco Connect: 1. In Windows, click Start... upper-right corner of the Cisco Connect main menu. If your router is online and ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 62
    ... status lights Why would I want to disable the Ethernet port status lights? Depending on the placement of the router in a home, some users might find ... folder, then click Cisco Connect. The Cisco Connect main menu opens. 2. Under Router Settings, click Change. 3. Under Port lights, click Off, then ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 63
    Linksys EA-Series How to test your Internet connection What utilities are included in my router to test my Internet connection? Your router includes two diagnostic tests, Ping and ... that packets take between your router and a specific address, enter an address in the IP or URL Address field...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 64
    ... click Save Settings. •• Incoming Log-The source IP addresses and destination port numbers for incoming Internet traffic •• Outgoing Log-Local IP addresses, destination URLs/IP addresses, and service/port numbers for outgoing Internet traffic •• Security Log-Logins ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 65
    ... Browser-based Utility Menu Structure Browser-based Utility Menu Structure EA2700 Setup Basic Setup ... DMZ DMZ Port Range Forwarding Application Name Status DDNS DDNS Service Router MAC Address Clone Advanced Routing Port Range Triggering Router Information Internet Connection IPv4 IPv6 MAC ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 66
    ...Setup Reboot Internet Setup Internet Connection Type Administration Setup Access Factory Defaults Firmware Upgrade Network Setup DDNS 6rd Tunnel Information ... Access User Management Group Management Status Router Router Information Internet Connection IPv4 IPv6 MAC Address...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 67
    ... Internet Connection Type Information User Management Group Management Factory Defaults Firmware Upgrade Status Network Setup Access Restriction Parental Controls Target... Name Application Name Wireless Network Ports Port Range Forwarding Port Range Triggering DMZ IPv6 Firewall ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 68
    ... Speed Radio Frequency # of Antennas Ports Buttons LEDs UPnP Security features Security key bits Linksys EA2700 Dual-Band N600 Router with Gigabit EA2700 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) 2.4 and 5 GHz 4 (2 per band) Power, ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 69
    Linksys EA3500 Specifications Environmental Linksys EA3500 Dual-Band N750 Router with Gigabit and USB EA3500 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit ...and safety information, see the CD that came with your router or go to Linksys.com/support. Specifications are subject to change without notice....
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 70
    Linksys EA4500 Specifications Environmental Linksys EA4500 Dual-Band N900 Router with Gigabit and USB EA4500 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) 2.4 and 5 GHz 6 (3 per band) Power, USB, Internet, Ethernet (1-4) Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup Top panel: Power Back ...
  • Cisco EA2700 | User Manual - Page 71
    ....com/support for award-winning 24/7 technical support Cisco, the Cisco logo, and Linksys are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. All other ...



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