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If you are referring to the router password the default is admin you can go to the router setup page via opening a browser on a computer connected to it then typing in 192.168.1.1
The username is left blank then the password is admin if that does not work then you changed it. If that works you can change it via the administration tab on that page.

If you are referring to the wireless password. Go to the same page as above then go to the wireless tab then under that you will see basic wireless go to the one beside it that says WIRELESS security after that there you can see ify ou have security on the router as well as the type of security and password that you need.

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Im trying to find my password for my router but i cant.


Reset Button

Note:

Resetting the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have made to the router, including any security settings. This should be used as a last resort.
The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router. The image below (courtesy of Linksys) shows where the button is located.
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Linksys WRT54G Reset Button Location
To reset your router, use the following steps:

  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
  4. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter "admin" as the password.
The router has now been reset. Follow the steps in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router and create a good wireless network security.
Through the Web Administration PagesThe second method involves logging into the Web administration pages of the router. Use the following steps to reset the router using this method:
  1. Open your Web browser and enter the IP address of your router. By default, the address is "192.168.1.1′.
  2. Enter your user ID And password when prompted. Hopefully this has been changed, but if it hasn't, the default is no ID and "admin" as the password.
  3. At the top of the Web page, click "Administration" and then "Factory Defaults".
  4. Beside "Restore Factory Defaults", click "Yes".
  5. Now click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom of the Web page.
Your WRT54G wireless router should now be reset to the factory defaults. Ensure you follow the steps outlined in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router and maintain your wireless network security.
SummaryThis post has provided two methods you can use to reset your Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G router. If you are having problems with your router, try resetting the router to the factory defaults, and then make the changes again and see if the router starts working again.

Sep 24, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How to make a password for my Linksys WRT54G Router


To make a password, do this. On your browser, type in 192.168.1.1.. Once in there enter admin for the default password with username as blank if it asks for it.
Open the administrative page and you will find the place to change the password.
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Mar 31, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wpa # for wrt54g router


Login to your router by accessing its setup page from a browser. Enter 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in the address bar (or whatever address you may have changed it to) and provide the username and password at the prompt (the default is a blank username field and "admin" (no quotes) in the password field).

Switch to the Wireless > Security Settings page and read / change the WPA key. You can read more about wireless security on your WRT54G, here.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

Feb 27, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I am trying to set a password for my linksys wireless router. Everytime I enter a password, and click save changes, it locks up and I have to reboot the router. Please help!


Your router may need a firmware update. Got to this link http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54G?referrer=www.linksysbycisco.com at the bottom, follow the instructions to enter your version. Follow the instructions. You will be able to download a flash utility that will fix you problem. Factory reset your router before you flash the eeprom.

Jan 11, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Router shows a strong signal but when i connect i get a message "no internet access"


1. Using a computer that is plugged into the router directly with a network cable, open a web browser.

2. In the "Address Bar" type http://192.168.1.1 and press Enter.

3. A box should appear asking for a "User Name" and a "Password". Leave the "User Name" field empty, and type your WRT54G router password into the "Password" field (the default "Password" is admin) and click the OK button or press [Enter].

4. The WRT54G "Setup" page should now appear. Click onto the Wireless page.

5. When the "Wireless" page loads, you should be on the Basic Wireless Settings sub-section.

6. Look for the "Wireless Channel" option. The default channel is set to "6 - 2.437GHz". Change it to either "1 - 2.412GHz", or "11 - 2.462GHz".

7. Click on the Save Settings button toward the bottom of the page to save changes. Click Continue when prompted to reload the page.

8. The channel of your WRT54G has now been changed. Restart your wireless computers so that they can automatically connect using the new channel.

9. If you still experiencing interference using channels 1, 6, or 11, try switching the router to the other channels as well (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10) and find one that captures a good connection.


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Nov 20, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do I change my password on my Linksys WRT54g


go to your internet explorer
type 192.168.1.1 on the Address Bar
Enter your CURRENT password default is
Username: admin
Password: leave it blank
go to Administration
you should be able to see Password and Re-Enter Password
Type in the Password you want then hit Save Settings.

Oct 02, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to obtain my password and add another laptop to wrt54G


To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here. Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].


Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router's password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.


NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".

The router's IP address can be changed by:


1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:


1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.

2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.

Aug 23, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I can no longer connect to my linksys profile. I use the WRT54G router. I reset the router password but when I try to log on to the profile it asks me setup questions and even when I put in my password it...


To reset your router, use the following steps:
  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter “192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
  4. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter “admin” as the password.
The router has now been reset. Follow the steps in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router.
Through the Web Administration Pages The second method involves logging into the Web administration pages of the router. Use the following steps to reset the router using this method:
  1. Open your Web browser and enter the IP address of your router. By default, the address is “192.168.1.1′.
  2. Enter your user ID And password when prompted. Hopefully this has been changed, but if it hasn’t, the default is no ID and “admin” as the password.
  3. At the top of the Web page, click “Administration” and then “Factory Defaults”.
  4. Beside “Restore Factory Defaults”, click “Yes”.
  5. Now click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the Web page.
Your WRT54G wireless router should now be reset to the factory defaults

Jun 08, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I tried to change my password on my wireless router Linksys, and now I can't get on the internet wireless without plugging into the router itself/ could you let me know how I can fix my settings on my...


The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router.

To reset your router, use the following steps:
  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter “192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
  4. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter “admin” as the password.
The router has now been reset. Follow the steps in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router.
Through the Web Administration Pages The second method involves logging into the Web administration pages of the router. Use the following steps to reset the router using this method:
  1. Open your Web browser and enter the IP address of your router. By default, the address is “192.168.1.1′.
  2. Enter your user ID And password when prompted. Hopefully this has been changed, but if it hasn’t, the default is no ID and “admin” as the password.
  3. At the top of the Web page, click “Administration” and then “Factory Defaults”.
  4. Beside “Restore Factory Defaults”, click “Yes”.
  5. Now click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the Web page.

Dec 29, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Setting up a WAP54G as a wireless repeater with a WRT54G


Requirements for WAP54G & WRT54G Repeater Mode function: * WRT54G: Firmware 2.02.2 or higher * WAP54G: Firmware 2.06 or higher Go to http://www.linksys.com/download to download the latest firmware upgrades for both devices. . Accessing the Router?s Setup Page: Open a Web Browser (either Internet Explorer or Netscape). 1. Type the IP Address of the Router into the Address Bar (192.168.1.1 is the default IP Address). 2. Click GO or press the [Enter] key. The User Name and Password prompt will appear. 1. Leave the User Name field blank. 2. Type admin in for the Password (the default Password). 3. Click OK or press the Enter key. The Router?s Setup page will open: * Click on the Status Tab. * Click on the Wireless sub tab. Write down the Wireless MAC Address and the Channel number values located on this page. If the Encryption Function is Disabled, go to the WAP54G Repeater Setup section below. If Encryption Function is Enabled: Note: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is not yet compatible with wireless repeater mode. You must use WEP Encryption if you wish to use security options with this configuration. To gather WEP encryption information, click on the upper Wireless tab, then the Wireless Security sub tab. Write down the Passphrase. WAP54G Repeater Setup Be sure that you have the WAP54G plugged directly into one of the WRT54G?s numbered ports for the duration of the setup. Accessing the WAP54G?s Setup Page: Open a Web Browser (either Internet Explorer or Netscape). 1. Type the IP Address of the WAP54G into the Address Bar (192.168.1.245 is the default IP address). 2. Click GO or press the Enter key. 3. The User Name and Password prompt will appear. 4. Leave the User Name blank. 5. Type in admin for the Password (the default password). 6. Click OK or press the [Enter] key. The WAP54G?s Setup page will open. 1. Set the Channel value to the same channel as the WRT54G router that was obtained from earlier steps. 2. If WEP encryption was enabled on the WRT54G: * Select Enable for the Wireless Security option. * Click on the Edit Security Settings button and enter the same Passphrase as the one of the WRT54G router that you recorded. Click Generate to populate the WEP key fields. * Click Save Settings to save your changes and close the encryption window. Click Save Settings to save your changes on the Setup page. 3. Next, click on the AP Mode tab. * Select the Wireless Repeater option. * Enter the WIRELESS Mac Address from the WRT54G that you recorded. (Disregard the fact that the page asks to ?Enter the LAN MAC ADDRESS?). Click Save Settings to save your changes. Close your web browser. You can now place the WAP54G Access Point in another nearby location (with its power adapter plugged in) so that it can repeat the wireless signal that it receives from the WRT54G. Notes: * The ?SSID? of the WAP54G does not have to be the same as the WRT54G. This can be used for initial configuration; using a different SSID will enable testing of network connectivity, and will show that the WRT54G is associated with the WAP54G. * If MAC Filtering is configured on the WRT54G, no extra configuration is needed. Wireless clients will still need to be added the MAC Filter list of the WRT54G, but the WAP54G does not have to on the list.

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