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Reconfiguration How do i reconfigure my Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router and get the wireless key code?

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    kasology Oct 27, 2008

    ...Thanks, sorry really **** with computers... how do i therefore reconfigure router? i've held down the reset button for 30 secs what next?

  • kasology
    kasology Oct 27, 2008

    Superb imarzouka, final question:



    Now that i've set up the wireless connection - how do i secure it? (if thats the correct terminology) ...how do i prevent people from accessing it unless they have a password that i've assigned?

  • careyann2200 Oct 29, 2008

    I have the WRT54G Wireless Linsky's Broadbankd Router, and some access my router and hacked my computer and changed it from a secure network to unsecured. Since they did that they changed my security code for me to get in and change it. How do I get the code and reset it to what I want my security # to be?

    Thank you,

    Annie

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Do you have the administrator password for the router?

If yes,

  • Browse to 192.168.1.1 on any machine connected to the wireless network. Or using a direct cable connection to the router.
  • Under the Wireless tab click on Wireless Security.
  • There you will find your shared key in plain text
If you do not have the administrator password for the router. Check any machine that already is connected to the wireless network. Check the connection settings and find the shared key. Usually there is a checkbox to show the key in plain text.

If that is not possible, you will need to reset your router and reconfigure everything from the beginning.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

  • Iyad Marzouka
    Iyad Marzouka Oct 27, 2008



    1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds. Make sure you hear the little tick sound.

      The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.

    2. Open up your Web browser and enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
    3. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter admin as the password.

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