Can't connect to Linksys WRT54G when security is enabled
I'm trying to help my parents configure their wireless router. I came home for Christmas and found that their home network was named "linksys" and was not secured. Needless to say... i'm trying to change this.
The problem I'm running into is that when I try to enable security, I'm no longer able to connect. I can connect just fine when security is disabled.
I've tried both WPA Personal and just WEP. Neither allows me to connect. WPA Personal will just stop trying to connect after it times out. WEP will show me as "Connected", but I never get an IP address from the router.
I don't think it's my laptop since I have the same router & configuration at home, and i have no problems.
Any suggestions of what to try or look at? I've tried re-setting the router and rebooting the computers, but nothing seems to have worked.
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Re: Can't connect to Linksys WRT54G when security is...
Please make sure that the type of the security on the router should match on the computer as well. Also make sure the SSID on your router is the same in as your computer.
If this does not work, make another profile onto your computer, or simply click on the wireless icon and it should ask you for the security pass, put in the pass and you should be in.
At the moment I would strongly recommend to make another profile on your laptop, right click on the wireless icon, properties, wireless networks, make sure that the use windows to configure is checked and under prefered networks add the profile of the existing router with same SSID and security you are trying to use.
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You need to configure your router with below method. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 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 set WAN settings as internet service provider settings enable DHCP. .Click on wireless and enabled 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.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
type 192.168.1.1 in search bar Name : admin Pass: admin Wireless > Wireless Security Security Mode =WEP Enter name in paraphase It geneates codes If your using a laptop with wireless copy all the codes down I don't remember which one is right but when you try to connect on the laptop enter all separately and the one that works is the code that is required if someone trys to gain access to your internet..