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How to setup WEP on a Wireless-G Broadband Router with Speed Booster (WRT54GS2)

How to setup WEP on a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with Speed Booster (WRT54GS2)




Note when configuring your wireless router it is recommended that you connect directly to the router via a network cable to avoid connection problems while configuring.

1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter
http://192.168.1.1

Note If you change the default IP address then you will need that address to log into the router. Normally it is the Gateway IP. You can check this by opening CMD via the Run command window. Once it is open then type ipconfig and hit enter.

2. Click on the Wireless Tab



3. Now you should be on the Basic Wireless Setting tab. Here you do not need to change anything. However if you would like to change the name the wireless network will show up as you will do is in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) section.

4. Next click on the Wireless Security tab. Once here you will click on the Security Mode drop down and select WEP.




5. After you select WEP the page should look like the below picture. Here you can enter a Passphrase and click on the Generate button to create your Hexadecimal Key. Note some version of the firmware will let you enter a passphrase in into the key field so you do not have to use a hexadecimal key.




6. After you have the key information set click on Save Settings.

Note if you are connected wirelessly at this time you will get disconnected and you will have to reconnect with your WEP key.

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my friend gave me a linksys wireless -g 2.4 ghz speed booster router but need a password and he cant figure it out?? what do i do ?


Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Then click on wireless then wireless security then WEP note down that password it is your password to connect wifi. . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 11, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I'm having problems not only with registration but also connecting the router.


Hi,
Kindly follow the below steps to setup your router, this will help
LinkSys Router Setup Physical Setup of a LinkSys Router Each model of LinkSys router will differ slightly, but the general design is similar across all models. Therefore, the setup is similar across all models.
  1. Attach the antennas to the router (if your LinkSys router support wireless)d
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable from your broadband Internet provider into the port labeled "Internet"
  3. Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
  4. Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
  1. The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
  2. If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password.
setup-linksys-router.jpg
Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.

Let me know if this will help

Regards

I can provide you more on Linksys router as i work on them :)

All the best

Nov 29, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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wifi getting connected with new linksys


You need to call Linksys again for them to help you setup the other computer. For the none-working computer, you don't need to run the setup CD for the router. All you need to do is connect to wireless network like what you did on the working laptop.

Jun 26, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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How do I set up my Linksys router?


Physical Setup of a LinkSys Router Each model of LinkSys router will differ slightly, but the general design is similar across all models. Therefore, the setup is similar across all models.
  1. Attach the antennas to the router (if your LinkSys router support wireless)d
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable from your broadband Internet provider into the port labeled "Internet"
  3. Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
  4. Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
  1. The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
  2. If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password.
setup-linksys-router.jpg
Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.
LinkSys Router Setup Video Tutorials Learn how to set up your Linksys Router.





Thomas installs a Linksys router to demonstrate what ease-of-use means.

I really hope this information is helpfull.

Aug 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop setup


just connect the linksys router to wireless router and just install the setup cd given with wireless router ..after configuring your laptop just insert the cd in another laptop and copy WEP key in it and get connected through wireless network

Jun 19, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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