I just received from a friend a Linksys router wrt54g - I cant get it to work after I plugged it to my computer and DSL line - I've been told that I need a software and an IP address. Could you please help!
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Re: Unable to use Linksys router
Hi...a visit to the WRT54G support page on the Linksys website would be a good starting point - you can pick up a user manual for your model from the 'Get Downloads' link. This will help you with setup and other details.
There is a very good FAQ section on this page as well, which will also help you with the router setup.
Hope this helps to start with.
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You will need to check the wireless settings of the router is there any computer connected to the router ? If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
For you to resolve this problem, you'll need to reset the router. Press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds, and when you are prompted for the user name and password just input "admin" in both fields.
Try connecting your computer to the router after this process.
Try a factory reset on the router, in most cases this can be done by holding the reset button on the unit down for 10 or more seconds. Once this is done you may have to enter any settings into the router again.
Also, try download the latest firmware from http://www.linksys.com and upgrade the firmware on the router.
The first thing that comes to mind is that your Linksys modem is using the same IP address as the router and it's causing a conflict. The quickest way to find out if there is a conflict is to get into the administration setup on the router and manually change the IP address of the router itself (currently it's most likely 192.168.1.1 - change it to 192.168.1.250). Linksys has most of its devices that provide dynamic IPs set to 192.168.1.1 by default so I would suggest that.
To log into the router (assuming you have your computer plugged into the router):
Bring up Internet Explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 into the address bar.
When it asks for a username/password, type in 'admin' for the username and 'admin' for the password (without the quotes).
You can change the IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.250 on the first page that comes up.
If you're unable to access the setup, make sure the router is powered up and hold in the Reset button on the back for 30 full seconds. At that point the information provided will allow you to access it.