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Wireless I can see my Linksys wireless connection but cannot access it! I've reset my Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router, i've attempted to log onto 192.168.1.1 using password: admin - so that i can change the access code and its not working - How do i reconfigure my wireless router and then make it password protected?

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Well once it is reset, in the configuration section of the router, for setting standard passwords, you can change the password, which is advisable.

Next, for setting up a private wire/wireless network, My way of doing it is by setting the system up to Only allow Certain Mac Address's from the computers that are allowed to access to the internet through yours

To get the MAC Address, Hit Start, Run Program, Command Prompt. Then in Command Prompt, enter this string line: ipconfig /all

From there, it will give you the MAC Address for that computer. It should be a total of 12 Alpha Numeric Digits, Spaced with dashes between every 2. With that, you go into the router and in the Mac Address section for computers allowed to connect to your network, you enter in all the MAC Addresses that are allowed to use your network. Save, then it should refresh the page once that is done. With that, it makes a very hard to break Network that actually doesnt take much time. I was quite surprised 4 years ago to find that this was the easiest way to really set up a near perfect network with no issues

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I can't connect to the default ip address 192.168.1.1 or even 192.168.1.10 of my Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Model: WRT54GS using the web browser for me to access set up? what will i do? please...


Hello
Reset the router.
1 power down pc and unplug all cables from router including power.
2 Find small reset button inback of router,use a pen tip or paperclip to hold in this button for 30 seconds.
3 Plug power cable back into router.
4 When light is on plug other cables back in.
5 Restart pc.
This should allow you to use 192.168.1.1

Also you can go to start then run in windows and type cmd then hit enter
Once box pops up type in ipconfig then hit enter.
This will show you a list of numbers,look for the one that says ip address,use it to log onto router.

Sep 23, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Hi, I want to use the LINSYS Router as an alternate wireless acces point. I´ve...


'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need?
  1. If you want to login to your router, to view or change settings - you need the router login password.
  2. If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection – you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect.
Here’s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tip How To Find A Router Manual. (NB: You don't have to read the whole manual - just check a few details, as described in the tip).


1) Retrieving a lost network key - so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network:

i) Login to your router. Do this by entering http://192.168.0.1 or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt.


If you don’t have these, see Step 2, ‘Retrieving a lost router password’.

ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headed Wireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP).

Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc – but that’s the one you need. Now you should be able to connect to your wireless network.

Tip: Write the network key on a label, and stick it to your router.


2) Retrieving a lost router username/password- so you can login to your router, to view or change settings:


i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password.

ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common default usernames are admin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank).

Some common default passwords are password, admin, 1234, sky (for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It’s important that you find the correct default password for your router.

iii) Defaults don’t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset.

Beware. If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again.

If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you.

Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but if you have your ISP login details and your manual (see How To Find a Router Manual ) - you should be OK.

Your ISP’s website may also have info which will help you - why not take a look. Similarly, your router manufacturer’s website may offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset.

iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual).

v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh.

I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - armed with your router manual - you will soon be up and running again.

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All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is completely at your own risk. If you are in doubt, consult a local professional. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Updated Dec 09.

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I am having trouble connecting my Samsung BD-C6500 DVD Bluray to my older Linksys G model WRT54GS ROUTER. HOW DO I FIND MY ACCESS CODE AND/OR PASSWORD TO THIS ROUTER.


Unfortunately, you can't find your Wireless Access Code of your router without knowing the password to access your router configuration. It is because, you can only see the Wireless Access Code by going to the router configuration page and in order to go to the router configuration page, you should know the router password.

You should reset your router to default. In order to do this, you can press the Reset button at the back of your router for 30 seconds. Then you can try to use the user name "admin" and password is "blank" or password or admin as well.

Apr 04, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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I lost the cd that came with my router (G-wireless WRT54G2). I managed to reset it and its working with ethernet cables but i want to go wireless with my laptop and playstation3 and secure it so no one can...


Good day,

You can use your Wireless Connection by enabling it in your router.
You can access your Linksys router by logging in to its webpage. Look at your routers manual for its default configuration in accessing your router.Most router use http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1

Username:
Password:

Should appear in your browser refer to your manuals deafault Username and Password most Linksys routers use:

username:admin
password:admin

you can enable your wireless connections in wireless settings page and don't forget to put password for your wifi for security, you can use WEP, WPA etc. so that no one can steal your internet through your wireless connection.

Feb 01, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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I trying to fix a small office network and need some help. I have a netgear ds116 hub that currently has a linksys WAP54G access point connected to it for wireless access. The access point is not encypted...


So have a hub and a wireless access point at office.
Do u have a router in the network at office ?
The default IP address of the WAP54G will be 192.168.1.245.
The Sonic firewall is a different thing.
I think you are accessing the set up interface of the sonic wall with the IP address 192.168.1.1.
Where is the access point connected ?
Is it connected to the sonic firewall ?
The access point does not have the DHCP server.
Click Here for more info about Access point

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Linksysfix.com/ela does not exist??


if you already have a wireless setup the latop (if it has wireless) will pick up the wireless router (if security on the wireless network, just type in the security password). Type 192.168.1.1 into your browser to access the routers configuration page.

Mar 12, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Hot to use LINKSYS Router as an alternate wireless acces point


this is not a wireless repeater i do beleive this is what want. You need a router or gateway with this function. look at this product http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WGA600N

Feb 20, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Linksys wrt54gs router and Xbox live


make sure that internet connection working fine first..if it is connect you xbox via wired or wireless(if wireless, make sure that you connect to your own wireless network and enter the wireless security if there is)...check if you can get an ip address, better set to obtain the ip address and dns of your xbox, if all set and still unable to access internet, access the linksys router setup page by typing 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of your internet explorer, when pop-up for username and password type admin under password, leave it empty for the username. Click administration tab and disabled UPnP. Check if your X-BOX working fine. Hope this help you.

Sep 29, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Computer says router not supported.


I think your configuration have a problem try to reset the reset button of the router. Press the reset by using a tip of pen by 15 second and try to connect. If still not connected try to run again the setup configuration of the router.

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