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Linksys G WRT54G - Security Problem

How do I add a security password?

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  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi...is this tip any help to you: Secure Your Wireless Router . If you just want to add a network/encryption key, you could login and skip to step 4.



    If you need a manual, there should be one on the Linksys website.



    However, if this isn't what you meant, please post again...

  • clark styx valencia
    clark styx valencia May 11, 2010

    please specify,are referring to wireless security?

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How do i add a security password?

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I went to Linksys website and was able to chat with a technician.

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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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I need the Network security key to add my lapptop to the router.


http://www.pcwintech.com/screenshots-linksys-wrt54g-linksys-firmware


First, let's log on to the router.
  1. Open your internet browser and type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar. This is the default IP address of the browser.
  2. In the login box that appears type 'admin' (without quotes) in both fields. 'admin' is the default username and password.
Write down the SSID
  1. In the Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings menu you will see the Service Set Identifier or SSID. The SSID differentiates one wireless network from another. It is the 'network name'. Write it down, or copy paste it to a text file. You will need it later. You can first set your own SSID if you like.
In the Linksys WRT54G router you will find the wireless security options under Wireless > Wireless Security. This page allows you to set wireless encryption options.
'WRT54G opensources.png
here you will find you wireless key. this can only be done by a machine connected directly by network wire. make sure you are connected first. wireless is unable to connect unless it is directly connected.

Sep 14, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do i add new laptop to my secure router,where is list of allowed devices


The WRT54G is notorious for its lack of security controls. You are more likely to tell it what cannot connect than what can. If you want to restrict access I would suggest enabling wireless security and setting a password.

Mar 13, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I REPLACED MY COMPUTER AND NOW I CANNOT USE THE INTERNET THRU MY LINKSYS BECAUSE IT IS ASKING ME FOR A SECURITY KEY THAT I DO NOT HAVE. HOW DO I FIX THIS?


means your running a secured wireless connection in your router. try going into router 192.168.1.1 add your admin & password then go to wireless, if cant do, then have to reset router by pressing the reset button then go into router with login admin no password then setup your router

Feb 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do I setup security on my WRT54G so someone would need to type in a password before they could use there Itouch on my network??


enter ip add on he internet explorer 192.168.1.1 , type password as admin, select wireless security, here you can make your own password .

Aug 17, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I want to security enable my wireless internet


What you are asking about is called Wep security and is available in your router control panel ("http://" whatever your router is set to) then go to wireless>security and setup a Wep key. You can also go to this web page for more info:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WRT54G

Good Luck...
Tim

Mar 26, 2009 | Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router...

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WRT54G router working fine but need to turn on security.


with the wrt54g you need to open a internet browser and navigate to 192.168.1.1
a security screen will pop up to which the username is "admin" and the password is either "admin or blank, (unless you specified otherwise when running the install.

once in click wireless then security in the sub menu (under the wireless link you just clicked) then fill in the boxes

Mar 01, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Linksys G WRT54G Wireless Router - Need to Secure


You can download your routers manual at this link.

I hope this helps.

Jan 16, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Have been using router but it is not encrypted. How do I find my user name. June byard 2607 S. Main St. Penticton Bc v2a 5j4 jbyard@shaw.ca


Do this:
WRT54G
Before you begin, please try to configure the WRT54G from a hardwired PC for simplicity. Whenever security is changed you’ll need to change the settings on all wireless units so it’s a good rule of thumb to do security changes from a hardwired PC if possible.
Accessing the Router
1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type the routers IP address into the "Address" bar and hit the [Enter] key (The Wireless routers default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)
3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
4. Skip user name and type in your password (admin is the default password), and click OK
Setup Page Security Options
When you arrive at the Setup page, you'll see the bulk of your wireless security features. There are three things you're going to want to set on this page:
1. SSID
a) Delete linksys from the "SSID" field
b) Input your own unique SSID. We general recommend something easy to remember, but secure enough to where people would not be able to guess it easily. Sometimes your best bet is to use your last name and add some numbers, in this example we’re using linksys12345678910.
c) Click Apply then Continue
2. SSID Broadcast
SSID broadcasts allows other 802.11b and 802.11g users to see your Access Points SSID, by disabling this option is similar to closing your binds and not letting people see through. If you have Windows XP computer(s), do this step last.
a) Select Disable on the “SSID Broadcast”.
b) Click Apply then Continue
3. WEP
a) Set “Wireless Security” to Enable.
b) Click the Edit Security Settings button.
c) A window will appear prompting you “Do you want to enable the Security Encryption?” click OK.
d) When the "Security Settings" Window appears, set the “Security Mode” to WEP*. Then set the “WEP Encryption” to the 128 bits 26 hex digits option.
NOTE: 128 bit WEP may not work on non-Linksys products due to its lack of an IEEE standard
e) Enter a passphrase** that is different from the SSID. Try to make it alphanumeric; instead of just security, use security12345, then click the Generate button.
f) After the key has been generated copy the key into a notepad document and copy that file onto a floppy.
*NOTE: There are other security options, which the WRT54G uses, however, not all wireless adapter currently support security implementations such WPA and 802.1x. Most wireless adapters support either 64-bit WEP or 128-bit WEP, so Linksys recommends using WEP unless you know that all of your wireless adapters support WPA.
**NOTE: The passphrase will not work with non-Linksys products, so you will need to use the 1st key that you copied onto floppy. You will also need the key, not the passphrase for using Linksys products under Windows XP

g) Click Apply then Continue
h) Close the window

Nov 17, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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