EA3500
Wireless N750 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router

The Linksys EA3500 router has 300mbps WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the Linksys Wireless N750 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router.It also supports custom firmwares like: OpenWrt, LEDE Project

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


EA3500 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: 800 MHz
RAM: 64 MiB
Flash: 64 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt, LEDE Project
Connectivity
WiFi: 300mbps (abgn)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: 1 x Gigabit port
ETH: 4 x Gigabit ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Linksys EA3500

If your EA3500 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 Linksys EA3500 in the following way(s):

Through the web interface

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the router interface (check default settings below)
  2. Under the Administration tab you will find a sub-tab called Factory defaults
  3. On the Factory defaults page click the button labeled Restore Factory Defaults

With the reset button

  1. Have your unit powered on
  2. Press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds until the power light starts blinking, then release.
  3. When the power light goes solid, unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds
  4. Plug the power back in and start the router
  5. When the power light goes solid again the router is ready to use.

The 30-30-30 reset

If the above instructions don't work you can always try 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. If that doesn't work be sure to check out the questions and answers incase someone else has had similar problems resetting their router.

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 Linksys EA3500

If you have performed a reset of your EA3500 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1 Linksys login instructions
Default username: admin Linksys router default password list
Default password: admin 
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.1.1
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 EA3500

To login to the Wireless N750 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi 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://192.168.1.1
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: admin and the password admin
    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 Linksys credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.


User Manuals for EA3500

Do you still have questions concerning the router that you can't find online? You can always try the manuals where most questions should be answered from the manufacturer. Below are the device manuals available for your EA3500.

Name Type Size Date
User Manual - Operation (click to download) pdf 1.08 MB Jan. 31, 2012
User Manual - Statements (click to download) pdf 1.17 MB Jan. 31, 2012

EA3500 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 Linksys EA3500:

Flashing OpenWrt on the Linksys EA3500

The Linksys EA3500 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 Linksys EA3500, 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 EA3500

The Linksys EA3500 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.

Linksys stock firmware for the EA3500

Stock firmwares for the EA3500 are available under the download section on the modem's support page. You can also refer to the router's manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.




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