You have to install the Linksys Connect Setup Software on your computer to set up the Cisco E1000 router without using a CD.
Before you begin the router setup process, connect your computer to an active network.
After that, visit the Linksys router’s support site.
In the given field, enter your Linksys router’s model number in the search field.
If you have no idea about your router’s model number and the hardware version, then click the How do I find my model number? command line.
Once you enter your router’s model number correctly, the firmware and user guide files related to your router will appear on the screen.
Click the DOWNLOAD/FIRMWARE button.
Choose your hardware followed by setup software.
Click the Download button.
Perform any instructions displayed on the screen to complete the software download process.
Wait for the Linksys Connect Software file to be downloaded.