Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
Hi there. No need to run the setup CD. Check the IP address first to see if the computer is communicating with the router. Go to command prompt (if XP, simply click start then go to run and type in CMD and hit ok. A black screen will pop up. Type in IPCONFIG then enter. Check the IP address and default gateway (by default, the router's IP is 192.168.1.1 which will show as the default gateway). Launch internet explorer and type in the default gateway on the address bar. (No www). If you cant pull out the page. Go back to the black screen (START>RUN>CMD) and type in ping (default gateway) ex. ping 192.168.1.1 there is a space between ping and the default gateway. If you got 4 replies you should be able to access the router's page if not, reset the router by pressing and holding the reset button of the router (usually it is the red hole at the back of the router along with the ethernet ports) for 30 seconds. After 30 sec, power off the router (unplug at the back)never release the reset button and wait another 30 sec then plug the power back in and wait another 30 sec before releasing the reset button. You should be able to access the page then. Go back to the black screen (START>RUN>CMD) then do again a ping test. type in again ping and then the default gateway. (ex. ping 192.168.1.1). You should be able to access the setup page now.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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Reset it from the back and cnnect a LAN cable to any of port 1- port 4. On your explorer page go to the address bar and type this 192..168.1.1click enter and this would do the trick.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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The router can be set to factory default by performing either of these two steps:
NOTE: Pressing the Reset button
on the back of the router for 30 seconds will reset your router to its
factory default settings. All of the settings of the router will then
be erased and the router's IP address will become 192.168.1.1.
To perform a hardware reset on your Linksys router, follow these steps:
Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Take note of the current settings of the router before resetting.
Press and hold the Reset button of the router for 30 seconds.
Figure 1: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys BEFW11S4 router.
NOTE: The image may vary depending on the model number of the Linksys device.
Figure 2: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GX router.
Figure 3: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GC router.
NOTE: If the image of your router looks different from the ones shown above, consult your router documentation.
If the normal reset does not work, try to press and hold the Reset button for three seconds. The Ethernet light should go OFF then back ON. Unplug and re-plug the router's power adapter while pressing the Reset button. Keep holding the reset until the power light stops blinking.
NOTE: The router must be powered ON when you press the Reset button.
To reset the router via its web-based setup page, follow the steps below.
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: To learn how to access the router's web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Administration then click on Factory Defaults.
NOTE: If the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Click on Restore Factory Defaults and select Yes.
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All Linksys routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows the user to customize settings and set up advanced properties.
NOTE: Before accessing the router's web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or4 ).
Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".
NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.
The router's IP address can be changed by:
1. Running the router's setup CD.
2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:
1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.
2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
NOTE: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router's password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.
The router's password can be changed by:
i. Running the router's setup CD. Click here to learn how to download firmware.
ii. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to change password on the web-based setup page.
Unable to Access the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
Reset your router for 30 seconds. Try accessing again using the default IP address "192.168.1.1". If you are encountering problems accessing the router's web-based setup page, click here.
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