How to Backup Your Linksys Wireless Router Configuration


linksyslogo.jpgSetting up your Linksys wireless router is easy using the Secure Easy Setup (SES) as it steps you through the configuration of creating an SSID, security settings, and connection information. Outside of SES, you probably have created a secure router password and setup MAC filtering.

Then one day your router stops working and you must reset it back to it's default settings, losing all the configuration information. Not a problem if you have a backup of the configuration that can be easily imported back into the router.

If you have not changed your wireless router IP address, connect to your router with the URL: HTTPS:// and log on. Once you have connected to the administration interface, select from the menu: Administration – Config Management.


Then click on the Backup button and select the destination to save the file (consider saving it CD or USB drive for safe keeping).


If there is a need to restore the settings, first select the browse button and navigate to where you saved the backup file, then select Restore to import the configuration back into the router.

Wireless Adapter Backup

If you have a Linksys wireless adapter installed in your PC, you can also backup the configuration. Open the Network Monitor from the System Tray (green icon next to the clock) and select the Profiles tab at the top, then select Export and save to the same location as above with the router backup.


If you need to restore the adapter configuration, just select Import from the Network Monitor.

For tips on securing your Wireless Network, see 10 Tips To Secure A Home Wireless Network.

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February 24, 2008

mel @ 12:49 pm #

hi, is there any way to reset the linkys config if ever its been config already , i mean when you go to the config of linksys the color is blue right …but if its already has a password it will show black where you can see dwrt ….is that normal or can i reset it to factory setting mode …

February 15, 2009

Sebastian @ 11:53 am #

I can't backup my configuration.
My browser can't find the configuration file to download?
What am I doing wrong?

February 3, 2011

Barb @ 1:51 pm #

@Watching The Net:
I tried to reset the router…it wants me to put in a user name and I never did that when I first set it up..the instructions said to leave it blank and use "admin" for the password. It won't work without a user name. I am doing this because I lost my internet connection and instead of buying a new router, I am resetting it all over again.

March 21, 2011

booch221 @ 12:29 am #

I have a Linksys Wireless G router with Mac filtering enabled and about 10 Mac addresses entered. I want to get an N router. Can I use the back up file to import all my settings from the G to the N?

March 22, 2011
July 8, 2011

azedas101 @ 12:29 pm #


I have been trying to be using this shut down command prompt from MSDOS command prompt but up till now I have now got a positive result.

The command is SHUTDOWN -I

Then I will input all necessary parameters as required but since I have been doing it I have not succeeded in shutting down a remote system.

Pls, kindly send your guide if you have previously succeeded in the command stated above.

Thanks your guide would be welcome.

July 11, 2011

Mr. B @ 9:38 am #

Hi Got a old LinkSys Wireless Router,WRT54G, Firmware Version: v2.02.2. It works just fine so far. I need to back up the current settings on it but I don't see the "Config Management" under the "Administration" option.

Any idea? Is it because the router is several years old? Please let me know if there is a way even from the command prompt.

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