I have forgotten my wireless password
To reset your router, use the following steps:
Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
Open up your Web browser and enter “192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
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
To secure your Linksys WRT54G wireless router, follow these steps:
Open your Internet browser and enter the following in the address bar: http://192.168.1.1.
Enter the user ID and password for your router. If you haven’t changed it, the default password is “admin”. We will change it later if you haven’t already changed it.
You should now see the “Basic Setup” Web page display in your browser. Scroll down the page until you see “Maximum Number of DHCP Users”.
This option will assign a specific number of IP address to computers. If more than this number of computers tries to connect to your router, they will not be able to.
Count the number of computers that will connect to the router, and type it into the “Maximum Number of DHCP Users textbox”.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Web page and click “Save Settings”. Once the settings have been saved, click “Continue” to return to the Web page.
At the top of the Web page, click the “Administration” option in the menu bar.
On the “Management” Web page, you should see two password text boxes. This is where you should change your administrative password. Type in a new secure password into both boxes. If you need help creating a secure password, please read Creating Secure Passwords.
Once you have changed your password, click “Save Settings” at the bottom of the Web page.
You may be prompted to login again, if you are then enter you new password in the password field.
Navigate back to the “Management” Web page by clicking the “Administrative” option in the menu.
We will now encrypt your connection to your router setup from your computer. To do this click the “HTTPS” checkbox next to the “Access Server” option.
Once again, click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the Web page.
You won’t get the settings saved page again because the URL in the address bar is not longer correct. Since you have changed your connection to HTTPS, it you need to specify that in the address when you connect to the router setup.
In your browser, change the address to: https://192.168.1.1.
If you get a security error, ignore the error and continue to the Web page.
Login with your password and then click the “Wireless” menu option.
Beside the “Wireless Network Name (SSID)” option, type in a name for you network connection.
Click the “Save Settings” button and the “Continue” button to return to the “Basic Wireless Settings” page.
Click the “Wireless Security” sub-menu option at the top of the page. This is where we will provide the most important security setting.
Next to “Security Mode”, select “WPA – Personal” from the drop-down list. If you have trouble connecting to your wireless connection, you can try selecting “WEP”, but your connection will be much less secure. For more information about WEP and WPA please read Wireless Security: WEP and WPA.
Next to “WPA Algorithms”, select “AES”. Once again if you have trouble connecting to your wireless router, select “TKIP”.
Now you must get very creative. Specify a long “WPA Shared Key” with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation. Once again, please read Creating Secure Passwords for tips on how to do this. In this case the longer the better.
Make sure you write down this key somewhere, either on a piece of paper or in a text document on your computer. You will need this information when you connect to your wireless network.
Click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the Web page, and then the “Continue” button.
Now you are all done securing your wireless router and network. All you need to do is connect to your network, and enter your “WPA Shared Key” exactly as you specified it.
Dec 24, 2009 |
Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router