EA8250
Max-Stream AC2100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

The Linksys EA8250 router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 2100 Mpbs.
It is also known as the Linksys Max-Stream AC2100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router.

Quick links:
Default password/Login


EA8250 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: 717 MHz
RAM: 256 MiB
Flash: 256 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
Connectivity
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 2100 Mpbs
WAN: 1 x Gigabit port
ETH: 4 x Gigabit ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Linksys EA8250

If your EA8250 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 EA8250 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.

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 EA8250

If you have performed a reset of your EA8250 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Network name (SSID): LinksysXXXXX
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.



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