Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Reset security settings on router...gave me a new WAP key

Now the laptops won't work aftering entering the new WAP key on them...double checked the numbers to verify entering the right key and it give an error message saying that the key is incorrect when trying to enable the connection on the laptop

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 86 Answers

Try to enter in the key phrase or password that is associated with the key. You might be selecting the the wrong encryption protocol ( TKIP or AES ) and if you change it to WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK you would probably have better luck. If you router doesn't have this feature listed, a Firmware upgrade will very likely provide it which can be found at the manufacturers website. Reset and Retry.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Edimax BR-6424n router wireless works fine with

This could be because the encryption settings in the wireless router has not been entered into the wireless card configuration. To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions to configure the wireless router and the wireless card in the laptop/computer :-

Jun 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I had to reset my router yesterday and now my dell inspiron is asking for the passkey to connect. where do i find this

Ok, you must reset the router up again, you need to log into router, with your browser, set default, login and password, go to the securities TAB, and set your WEP/WAP KEY. Once generated, copy/paste to a notepad document, save that. it's a 128 bit number. Then save your routers new configuration. Reboot your PC, now try to WiFi logon to the router's network, when asked for your "Passkey" your, WEP/WAP KEY, simply copy/paste back that, 128 bit or 16 bit hex number, key, that, you saved in notepad. reboot, There you are done.

Apr 18, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

4 Answers

My router is not secured and when i tried to make it secured with password it didnt work, i tried with install CD and than i totally lost internet and gave me so many problems that i finally gave up after...

it is pretty simple, once you've done it a few times
log in to the router: in the address line of internet explorer, the default username is left blank, and the default password is admin (if you changed the password, us it) once in the menu, click on Wireless The default SSID (Router name for your network) is LINKSYS, you can change it to what you want (BOB's router etc) , then security, and you'll have the option to enable security, and select the type, Use WPA and for the key I suggest an old phone number that you know by memory (All 10 digits including area code), then save the settings. Next time you try to connect to the network, it will prompt for the key, type in the one you entered, and yo are on-line, wireless and secure

Apr 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

I have a router how do i find the security key, i set it up originally but have lost the deatils , however i have now reset the router and cany find the security key

connect your router to computer with ethernet lan cable.
Then you can access with below link
type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"

Click on wireless security then check WEP or WAP Code if it is in * or # format then you must need to enter new code.
Then save and restart router it is your new password to connect wi fi ..
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Dec 22, 2009 | 3Com OfficeConnect Router

2 Answers

Can't start my router at all

Reset your router to factory defaults.
For that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back panel of router.
hen connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then you can access it with following link.
type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Set WAN settings as your internet service provider settings.
Enable DHCP .
Click on wireless and enable wi fi.
If you want secure router then enable WEP security then add new code it is your password key for connect wi fi.

Then save settings and restart router.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Nov 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

I need a networking key to set up my lynskys wireless

do you own the network's router? if so, then simply visit the router's config page. to do this, turn on your router and connect a working PC. then in that PC, visit and you will be brought to the router's config page where you can setup the wifi's key

Oct 20, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

1 Answer

I have ti reset my router evry week to keep it working.. How can I fix?

Check your security settings by going to, enter password and go to wireless. You will be able to enable WEP or WAP security settings here. I have seen this and it is caused by incompatible hardware (wireless cards) trying to connect to WAP. What you want is the WEP settings.

See article for better explanation:

If this doesn't improve, you may need to purchase a new wireless device for your PC/Laptop or try replacing the router.

Sep 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Authentication failure


you need a network key for wireless connection to get authorized and allow your PC to connect.
make sure you have right key if security is enabled on wireless router.

now if you are entering right key then need to make sure which type of encryption router is using by going into router settings as an emaple WEP,WAP,TES etc...and make sure your computer wireless settings are same as this type.

let me know if you need more info in detail or step by step.



Aug 19, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

1 Answer

Belkin wireless security

plug a laptop straight into the router with a cable. then open an internet browser and type in
type in the username and password. the default will be admin for username and password for password. then close the browser and unplug the cable. it might detect wireless internet after a few seconds. if it doesn't, it is possible that you have a PC set up as the internet gateway for the laptops or something, so when you introduce encryption the laptops can't get access. in which case you should go to your wireless icon on the laptop and click that and open the connection list. double click on the wap secured connection and try to connect. it should ask for a username and password, which you have secured the wireless encryption with. enter that and it should connect to the gateway.
dunno if this helps, good luck

Dec 10, 2008 | Belkin (F5D9230-4) Wireless Router...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Linksys Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Michael Galve
Michael Galve

Level 3 Expert

1269 Answers

Are you a Linksys Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides