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Help with wireless router

Normally when I click on my network place, there is a WRT54G Icon that I can open. My wireless router is connected to my desktop (along with a motorola cable modem from comcast) and I have 2 other pc's that are wireless.
This morning when I clicked on the Router icon, I got a drop box asking for a username and password. I entered admin and no password and got the 401 unauthorized error message. Any suggestions?

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    is it that you want to goto a network place or configure your router?



    this is taken out of the manual. so if you changed it from an earlier setup using the software you might have changed it and therefor if you dont remember it you must hit the reset button. but here is what is out of the manual

    Leave the User Name field blank. The first time you open the Web-based Utility, use the default password admin.

    (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Then click the OK button.

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Try using admin as the password and leaving the username blank instead.

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    • 1Shut down any devices you wish to incorporate into your network, including computersicon1.png and cable or DSL modems.
    • 2Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to any of the numbered ports on the rear of the routericon1.png. Connect the remaining end to the Ethernet port on your computer. Connect a second Ethernet cable to the port on the router labeled "Internet." Connect the other end of the cable to your high-speed modem.
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    • 3Power on your high-speed modem. Plug the router's power supply into any available electrical outlet and connect the power supply to the appropriate port on the rear of your router. Examine the LCD lights located on the front of your router. Wait for the LCD light labeled "Diag" to stop displaying a bright red light, and then turn on your computer.
    • 4Open the network management control panel for your operating system. In Windows, open the "Start" menu, select "Control Panel" and double-click on the "Network Connections" icon; in OS X, open the "Apple" menu, select "System Preference" and click on the icon labeled "Network."
    • 5Configure your network settings. In Windows, double-click on the icon labeled "Local Area Connection," click on the button labeled "Properties," click on the option labeled "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)," select the option labeled "Obtain an IP address automatically" and click "OK" twice. In OS X, select "Using DHCP" from the pull-down menu labeled "Configure IPv4." Repeat this procedure with any other computers you wish to connect to the router.
    • 6Open your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1" in the address field. When prompted, leave the "User Name" field blank and enter "admin" in the "Password" field. Locate the wireless mode menu and select the appropriate option, based on the types of devices you wish to connect to your network (if uncertain, select "Mixed"). Choose a unique SSID name and enter it in the appropriate field. Click "Apply."
    • 7Click on the button labeled "Enable" next to the option labeled "WEP." Click on the button labeled "Edit WEP Settings" and enter your desired security information. Make a note of these settings, then click "Apply."
    • 8Restart your computer. For those computers you wish to connect wirelessly, open their network configuration screens and enter the security information in the appropriate fields. Setup is now complete.


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Full details on how to set up your Wireless-G WRT54G Router


Chapter 1: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router

Hardware Installation

1. Locate an optimum location for the Broadband Router. The best place for the Broadband Router is usually at
the center of your wireless network, with line of sight to all of your mobile stations.
2. Fix the direction of the antenna. Try to place it in a position that will best cover your wireless network.
Normally, the higher you place the antenna, the better the performance will be. The antenna's position
enhances the receiving sensitivity.
3. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Broadband Router’s Internet port. Then, connect the other
end of the Ethernet cable to your Cable or DSL Broadband modem.
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4. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to one of the Broadband Router’s numbered ports with a
standard Ethernet network cable.
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5. Connect the AC Power Adapter to the Broadband Router's Power Socket and the other end into an electrical
outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Broadband Router. Use of a different adapter may result
in product damage.
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Chapter 2: Configuring the PCs

Overview
The instructions in this chapter will help you configure each of your computers to be able to communicate with
the Router.
To do this, you need to configure your PC’s network settings to obtain an IP (or TCP/IP) address automatically, so
your PC can function as a DHCP client. Computers use IP addresses to communicate with the Router and each
other across a network, such as the Internet.
First, find out which Windows operating system your computer is running. You can find out by clicking the Start
button. Read the side panel of the Start menu to find out which operating system your PC is running.
You may need to do this for each computer you are connecting to the Router.
The next few pages tell you, step by step, how to configure your network settings based on the type of Windows
operating system you are using. Make sure that an Ethernet or wireless adapter (also known as a network
adapter) has been successfully installed in each PC you will configure.

Configuring Windows 98 and Millennium PCs

1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network icon.
2. On the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP line for the applicable Ethernet adapter.9641e30.jpg
Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or AOL. If the word TCP/IP appears by
itself, select that line. Click the Properties button.
3. Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.a443500.jpg
4. Now click the Gateway tab, and verify that the Installed Gateway field is blank. Click the OK button.
5. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask you for the original Windows installation disk or additional files.
Check for the files at c:\windows\options\cabs, or insert your Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and
check the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98, D:\win9x, etc. (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive).
6. Windows may ask you to restart your PC. Click the Yes button. If Windows does not ask you to restart, restart
your computer anyway.

Configuring Windows 2000 PCs

1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network and Dialup
Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.ea4fa3a.jpg
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click
the Properties button.6cbaf1a.jpg
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Once the new window appears, click the OK button. Click the
OK button again to complete the PC configuration.9297bc0.jpg
5. Restart your computer.

Configuring Windows XP PCs
The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. If you are using the
Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions), please follow the
instructions for Windows 2000.
1. Click the Start button and then the Control Panel icon. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon.
Then click the Network Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.f2e300e.jpg
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and
click the Properties button.dad0f1c.jpg
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.076b379.jpg
Once the new window appears, click the OK
button. Click the OK button again to complete the PC configuration.

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on Jun 28, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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What is the Operating system on your computer ?
If it is XP then in the bottom right hand corner you will find Wireless network connection ( looks like 1 computer monitor). Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is windows Vista, then in the bottom right hand corner you will find 2 computer monitor icon. Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is Windows 98/ME/2000 then use the adapter utility to connect to the wireless network.
For MAC you will see the AIRPORT icon at the top.

Check the wireless settings of the router first . Make sure that yopu have all the wireless settings of the router. If you are not sure about the settings, then open the router set up and check the settings.

Click Here for step by step instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and troubleshooting steps

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Step 1:
Right-click this icon kb_5451-001_en.png at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, then select Network and Sharing Center.

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If it is XP then in the bottom right hand corner you will find Wireless network connection ( looks like 1 computer monitor). Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is windows Vista, then in the bottom right hand corner you will find 2 computer monitor icon. Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is Windows 98/ME/2000 then use the adapter utility to connect to the wireless network.
For MAC you will see the AIRPORT icon at the top.

Check the wireless settings of the router first . Make sure that yopu have all the wireless settings of the router. If you are not sure about the settings, then open the router set up and check the settings.

Click Here for step by step instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and troubleshooting steps

Dec 28, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I cant connect my laptop to the internet through my linksys router, the router is hooked up to a motem on my desktop computer, my laptop says it is conected to the network but it will not allow me to go...


You have to configure your laptop the router. For that First down load the CD which came with the linksys router to your laptop. It carries all the instructions how to set up the internet connection. After downloading, Connect your laptop to router with Ethernet cable. Normally the linksys link should come up automatically. If it doesn't open the linksys link by clicking on the icon on the desktop.it will give you step by step instructions on how to configure your laptop to the wireless router. You should not have any problems as it is simple

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-->bypass the router first by connecting your modem directly to your pc using a network cable then try visiting some web site to check if you have internet connection if no go call your ISP but if you have internet connection try switching off your pc then redo and check your router config and connection.

-->if your connecting to your router through wireless try to check your wireless card if it is enabled. to check: go to start--->my network places--->view network connection. make sure the icon is enabled and connected.

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in xp:

click the start > settings > network connection >right click the wireless icon then choose view available wireless networks, choose and connect to your wireless network name.


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