Tip & How-To about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

Boosting the wireless range.

Hi,

To boost up the performance of the wireless connection try the following.

  • Open the setup page of the Router / Modem.
  • Click Wireless and under wireless click Advanced Wireless Settings.
  • In there, change the Beacon Interval to 50.
  • Change the Fragmentation Threshold to 2304.
  • And change the RTS Threshold to 2304.
  • Save the settings. Turn OFF the router. Turn it back ON after 20 seconds.
  • It'll work.
  • :)

More information on Wireless Security, click here.
For updated information on firmwares, click here.

Courtesy : http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com

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I am trying to hook it up to my modeum so I can


Hi, follow the steps below to reset and reconfigure the router:

RESET:

At the back of the router you will find a small tiny hole (which says restore to factory default settings). Press the button with the help of a paper clip and hold it down for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, please release the button and power off the router for 5 seconds then power the router back.

CONNECTIONS:

1. Connect a Ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port of the router (isolated port).
2. Connect the computer to the router using any one of the 4 available ports. Please make sure that there is no direct connection between the modem and the computer (either using Ethernet cable or USB cable).
3. Power off the modem and the router after making the connections.
4. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.

RECONFIGURE:

1. Open the browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on 'Basic settings' from the left menu and select 'Use Computers MAC Address' from 'router MAC Address' section.
5. Click Apply.
6. Once it updates the settings then power off the modem and the router. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.

Once online on the main computer connected through the router. Perform the following tasks to configure the wireless connection:
On the router settings page
1. Click on wireless settings from the left menu.
2. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic'. Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number. Apply the settings.
Perform the task below on the wireless VISTA computer:
1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side
menu.
2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.
3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove.
5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER.
6. click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a Password setup on the router enter the security key.
7. This should setup the wireless network.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Regards
Anand

Sep 22, 2009 | NetGear MR814 Wireless Router

2 Answers

i am trying to configure my netgear router to work with my dsl motorola modem


You can access your wireless router by first running you ethernet cable from pc to wireless, then in address bar, type 192.168.1.1 and this will enter the wireless router's software. If it asks for username and password, try typing admin for both.

Sep 03, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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cant connect wireless laptop


Hey folks, try the following things. Hope it helps !

1. Connect the cable from your modem into the Internet port of the Linksys router.

2. Reset the router with the reset button for 30 seconds when the router is ON.

3. Turn the router and the modem OFF.

4. Turn the Modem On first, wait for 10 seconds and than the router.

5. Your Internet should work from the computers connectedto the router.

6. If not open the setup page of the router by typing 192.168.1.1 in and browser, the default password is admin.

7. In the setup page, below setup tab, the 3rd subtab is MAC Address Clone, Click on that and click Enable and click Clone the MAC Address.

8. Repeat Steps 3 and 4.


For more info on linksys devices, you can try these links :

http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com/configurations
http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com/wirelesssecurity


If you want to configure the Wireless on the router :

Click on the Wireless TAB, change the name [SSID].
  • Connect the computer to the router.
  • Open the setup page. Default password is admin.
  • Change the channel to 11-2.462 GHz.
  • If you want to enable wireless security, go for WEP 64 bits.

Feb 03, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Installation problems.


Hi,

the CD is not really necessary for the installation.

Follow these steps :
  • Connect the computer to the router.
  • Open the setup page. Default password is admin.
  • In Setup, click on the subtab, MAC Address Clone.
  • Click Clone. Click Save Settings.
  • Turn OFF the Router and the Modem. Wait for 10 seconds.
  • Turn the Modem ON, wait for 10 secs.
  • Turn the Router ON.
  • Try going Online. You should be ONLINE !!!
  • Click on the Wireless TAB, change the name [SSID].
  • Change the channel to 11-2.462 GHz.
  • If you want to enable wireless security, go for WEP 64 bits.
  • Read this article about Wireless Security.
Hope this helps mate !
All the Best.

Aug 01, 2008 | Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b Wireless...

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WRT54G ver. 6 wireless router linksys


Hi margue,

What is the firmware on the router ?

Check the updated list of firmwares here.

For instructions on upgrading the firmware, click here.

After upgrading the firmware reset the router for 20 seconds.

After resetting the router, follow this :
  • Connect the computer to the router.
  • Open the setup page. Default password is admin.
  • In Setup, click on the subtab, MAC Address Clone.
  • Click Clone. Click Save Settings.
  • Turn OFF the Router and the Modem. Wait for 10 seconds.
  • Turn the Modem ON, wait for 10 secs.
  • Turn the Router ON.
  • Try going Online. You should be ONLINE !!!
  • Click on the Wireless TAB, change the name [SSID].
  • Change the channel to 11-2.462 GHz.
  • If you want to enable wireless security, go for WEP 64 bits.
  • Read this article about Wireless Security.
Hope this helps mate !
All the Best.



http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com

Jul 31, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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