LinkIt Smart 7688

The SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688 router has 300mbps WiFi, 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It also supports custom firmwares like: OpenWrt, LEDE Project

Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions
Flashing Custom Firmwares


LinkIt Smart 7688 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: 580 MHz
RAM: 128 MiB
Flash: 32 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt, LEDE Project
Connectivity
WiFi: 300mbps (bgn)
WiFi bands: n/a
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: None
ETH: None
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688

If your LinkIt Smart 7688 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688 in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.


Default factory settings for SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688

If you have performed a reset of your LinkIt Smart 7688 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Network name (SSID): LinkIt_Smart_7688_XXXX
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.100.1 SeeedStudio login instructions
Default username: root SeeedStudio router default password list
Default password: change on install 
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.100.1
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the LinkIt Smart 7688

To login to the LinkIt Smart 7688 router and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit http://192.168.100.1
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: root and the password change on install
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common SeeedStudio credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.


LinkIt Smart 7688 Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688:

Flashing OpenWrt on the SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688

The SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of Hardware. So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn't find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688, but since it's listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can head over to the OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you're on own risk. Make sure to read OpenWrt's wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes wrong.

Flashing LEDE Project on the LinkIt Smart 7688

The SeeedStudio LinkIt Smart 7688 is also supported by the LEDE Project.
To install LEDE aquire the correct firmware from their Firmware downloads page and then follow the instructions on their Quick Start Guide
Note: Make sure to read the LEDE wikis carefully before flashing.




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