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Can't access control panel for WRT54G router

It works for one computer but, can't access to change security settings to allow other systems to use the router. Set up disk is old won't run properly with vista...AAARRRGGGHH

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Once the router security is set up, you never access it again for new computers to access it.

    You need to setup the security for the computer's wireless card that you are trying to get to access the router.

    Reply back the computers and the operating systems that you are trying to get to access the router, and I'll help you through this. I will also need to know of any settings that you made in the router (I don't want to know the passwords or anything, just what you setup.).



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Go to your browser and paste this into the url field

you will be asked your admin name and password, (you entered these when you first set up linksys)

it should bring up your linksys admin page with all of your settings.

Do this on the computer that the box is installed on. You can adjust your WEP Code, Settings, Name on the network... Etc. Etc. Etc.

I believe that is the right one for this router, if not let me know.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009


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I purchased and install the new Linksys E1000. I still have the old set up of the WRT54G on my system and I think if may be messing up my connection, How do I remove the software from the old system

You can uninstall it from start menu->control panel ->add remove programs for vista or win7 go to start->control panel->program and features. Then uninstall it's software from there you can also configure router without software with below method. You can also configure it with below method.
Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. Then click on WAN settings set it as your internet service provider settings enable DHCP Then click on wireless and enable it. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security there is code password note down it or enter new password then save setting s and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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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.

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How do I change the ssid and make secure

Securing the router:

Changing SSID:

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How do set a password to secure my connection

I have found this website detailing the steps necessary to setting up your Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router with a password. You can skip steps 7 - 8, unless you know about MAC address filtering, and wish to implement it (MAC address filtering allows only the computers you specify by their MAC address to connect to your network, eliminating outside computers from connecting to it).

Here is the link --> Set Up Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Can't get my lap top to connect wirelessly to my router. Model # WRT54G2. The laptop says it is reaquiring the network address, but nothing happens.

The Network and Sharing Center in Microsoft* Windows Vista* can be used to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.

Note: If an Internet connection is not automatically made by the operating system, you may need to contact your access point (AP), broadband wireless router manufacturer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Set Up a Secure Wireless Connection to the Internet

These steps assume that your network adapter; AP or router; and cable, DSL or another type of modem have already been physically connected and configured. They allow you to create a new connection and configure it accordingly.

Follow these steps to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.

Note: If a wireless profile does not exist, you will need to create a secure wireless profile before you can set up a wireless connection to the Internet.

1. Access the Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Set up a connection or network.

3. Click Connect to the Internet.


4. Click Next.

5. Select Wireless. At this point, if the network(s) that are listed say that the network settings do not match the network requirements, as shown in Figure 1, create a secure wireless profile and then follow the steps again.

6. Select a network and click Connect. If you are not connected to the Internet, you may need to contact your AP/router manufacturer or ISP.

Access the Network and Sharing Center

To access the Network and Sharing Center, use one of the following methods:
  • Start » Control Panel » Network and Internet » Network and Sharing Center
  • Start » Network » Network and Sharing Center
  • Right-click the network system tray icon (the icon that displays two computer monitors) » Network and Sharing Center

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How do i make my unsecured network secure? using linksys WRT54G v8

Access the setup page of router by typing in the address bar.

By default, leave the username blank and the password is admin.

Once on the setup page, go to Wireless. Under Basic Wireless settings, change the default SSID Linksys into any name. This will allow you to easily determine which is your wireless network.

Then go to Wireless Security and enable WEP. Type a passphase and click the generate button. Take note of the Network key. Remember that you will use this network key to all wireless computers.

On your wireless computer, view the available wireless networks or site survey. Select your SSID and enter the network key to connect.

I hope this helps!

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How do I secure my wireless connection

Access the router's built-in web-server, and run the "Wireless Network Setup Wizard". Change the 'SSID' ("Network ID") and change the router's password.

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Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router Issue Allows 1 Computer at a time

Your router my not be DCHP enabled or it might not be assigning the IP addresses either.

I would do a reset and start all over with your security settings and see if that works. Worst case scenario you could always turn security off when your parents or others are there.

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I just installed security on my system through my router I used my laptop to enter the pass word. I am trying to connect with my router using from my desktop. All it does is go to search. I...

The security you have installed on your system is restricting access to the router. Whatever security you are using, you need to add the router's ip address i.e. in the exception list.


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Wireless connection

The first step is to set up the connection without security to make sure it works.

When you say password and you refering to the wireless access password or the password to access the router's control panel?

If you need the password for the control panel you are left with no choice but to reset the router.

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