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Missing SSID Recently (after making no known changes) my network SSID stopped appearing in my list of available networks. Coincidently a "linksys" unprotected network with a full signal strenght has appeared. I'm guessing this is my network but how do I get it so appear as such and get it back to a protected network? Thanks Justin

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Re: Missing SSID

Well more then likely someone reset your router. now securing it again will depend on the model but typically from the internet explorer window type in the address bar it will prompt you for a username and password username by default is "admin" and leave password field blank and click ok. this is for most models.(if you are not able to access this you are going to need to find the manual or get then model # and goto to find the default password for that model"
from here click on "wireless" at the top then click on "wireless security" here you can choose the security mode either wep or wpa enter your encryption key click save settings and now your router is protected again.
If you still are having problems write back the the model # and I or someone else will be glad to help you.

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How can I get the router IP of my Linksys 2.4GHz broadband router?

The Linksys G router gives you both wired and wireless connections over a broadband Internet connect to create a local area network. The Linksys router is compatible with wireless G and B devices, through the 2.4-GHz wireless band. The wireless speed is at 54 megabytes per second and you can get 100 megabytes per second with a wired connection. You have to set up the wireless configuration on the Linksys before using it on your network.

Plug the router's power cable into an electrical outlet. Attach an Ethernet cable into the Internet port on the back of the router. Connect the other end into your broadband modem. Connect your computer to the Linksys G using another Ethernet cable. This Ethernet cable can go into any of the wired router ports. Open your Internet browser. Type "" in the address bar and hit "Enter." This is your router's IP address and the home of its Web configuration page. Click "Wireless." Click "Manual." Alter your SSID, also known as your network name. You can change this name to any value that you want. You can also change the wireless channel if you are in an area with many wireless connections that may interfere. Click "Save Changes." Click "Wireless Security." Choose an encryption method to encrypt your wireless transmissions. WPA or WPA2 are common security protocols you can use in wireless networks. Input a network key, also known as the network password. Click "Save Changes."

Setting Up WPA Wireless Security on a Linksys Wireless Router Wireless G-Broadband Router support b> b> Changing the Wireless Network's Name (SSID) on a Linksys Router

Mar 27, 2013 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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We went from a windows xp to windows 7 and now our linksys won't work. it comes up error 322. help. model # WRT54GS v7.2

NOTE: For instructions on how to "Get Downloads" from Linksys Support site, click here.
Connecting to Wireless Networks Using Windows 7's WLAN Autoconfig

Follow the steps to connect to your wireless network using Windows 7's Autoconfig.

Step 1:
Click on this icon kb20600-001_en.png at the bottom-right of the screen and you will see a list of available wireless networks.
Step 2:
Select your wireless network's name or SSID then click Connect.
NOTE: If the wireless network's name or SSID is not listed, the SSID broadcast on the router is disabled. To connect to the wireless network with SSID broadcast disabled, click here.
If the computer does not connect, it is probably because the computer cannot detect any signal or cannot see any wireless network. In this case, you should change the channel of the router. For instructions, click here.

If WEP/WPA is enabled on the router:

NOTE: To learn more about WEP/WPA and other Wireless Settings, click here.

Step 3:
You will be prompted for your wireless network's security key. Click OK after entering your security key.
Step 4:
You will see the following screen and you will be soon connected to your wireless network.

Nov 24, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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How do i setup my wireless linksys model wcg200?

The wireless settings that you need to take note of are:
a. SSID - this is the name of your wireless network
b. SSID Broadcast - an indication if your SSID is showing on the list of networks available
c. Wireless Security - serves as the password for your wireless network

To check the wireless settings on the Linksys router, follow the steps below.
Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here. If you are using a Mac computer to access the web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
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Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID). If it's still set to "linksys", change it to something unique then click 6-4680.jpg NOTE: Take note if SSID Broadcast is Enabled or Disabled. If it is Enabled, it means your SSID will show among the list of wireless networks available when any wireless device will search for a network to connect to. If it is Disabled, it will not be visible.

Step 4:
Click the Wireless Security subtab and take note of the current Security Mode.
If Security Mode is set to WEP:
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4678-013.png You can change your WPA shared key if you want to personalize it. It should be a minimum of eight and a maximum of 63 characters long.
Step 5:
Click 3695-017.png

If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Nov 23, 2010 | Linksys WCG200 Router

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Suddenly today after working for a couple of years all the lights are on solid and my wireless laptops can not find the router

To connect to your wireless network using Vista's WLAN Autoconfig, follow these steps:
Step 1:
Right-click this icon 5449-001.png at the bottom-right corner of the screen and select Connect to a network.


Step 2:

Select your Wireless Network Name or SSID then click Connect.


If the wireless network name or your SSID is not listed, the SSID Broadcast on the router might be disabled. For instructions on how to connect to the wireless network with the SSID broadcast being disabled, click here.
If the computer is not detecting any signal or is not seeing any wireless network, change the channel of the router. For instructions, click here.
If WEP/WPA is enabled on the router:
Step 3:
Enter your wireless network WEP/WPA Key on the field provided then click Connect.
NOTE: To learn more about WEP/WPA and other Wireless Settings, click here.


NOTE: Make sure Display characters is checked, to display the WEP/WPA key used by the router. You can get the passphrase or network key from the encryption that has been generated (if using WEP network security) from the router's web-based setup page. If you're using WPA network security, the network key is the key for passphrase.

Make sure you enter the wireless network's WEP or WPA key not the Passphrase.

It is also possible to make a wireless connection even if the wireless security is disabled on your router. If you don't see any network SSID from your network list, make sure your wireless adapter/device is ON and your router is in good condition. If your router shows any unstable occurrence, click here.

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Nov 06, 2010 | Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router

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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!

Jun 20, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Set ssid for wrt54gs

You do that in the router setup an SSID is simply a "Name" that You give it. You log into the router, use admin/blank and admin as login & password..once in the router you set it up with the wizard.

here is a manual to help you.

Feb 23, 2010 | Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Broadband Router...

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I have a linskys wireless G access point. Its working for my laptop but just recently my laptop said that my interent secuirty is secuirty enabled and that linkys is a unsecure network. What do I do? It...

jpconda - you did nothing wrong.
By changing your SSID, your connection broke, because you were still associated with your old SSID (linksys).
Right-click on your wireless network connection symbol in your taskbar and choose "View Available Wireless Networks". If you broadcast your SSID, you should see your new name in the list.
Just connect to it (and hopefully enter the security key..;-).
If you don't see it, go to and enable the broadcast of your SSID ( on the Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings). Don't forget to save your changes!
Once your are connected, you can disable the broadcast again, if you don't want someone else to "see" your network.

Jan 11, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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G wireless router

You should disable the WAN miniport pppoe. SSID is the wireless network name or the signal's name coming from your wireless router.

After disabling the wan miniport, Right-click on Wireless Network Connection > View Available Wireless Network. If you see several networks listed, highlight your wireless network and click Connect. That should do it.

Sep 28, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I cannot creat a wireless network

What OS are you running? If XP:

There are two ways to configure your wireless router: using Windows Connect Now and manually.

• If you don't have a router that supports Windows Connect Now, you need to manually configure your router:
Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, temporarily connect your computer to one of the wired network ports on your wireless router (any port that isnt labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN).
Turn your computer on; it will automatically connect to your router.
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router, as described in your router's instruction manual.
Create a password if a prompt appears. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.

Here is the general login user and passwords

(leave blank)

Internet Explorer will show your router's configuration page. Most of the default settings should be fine, but you should configure three items:
Set your wireless network name (known as the SSID) to something unique that does not identify your name or address.
Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) encryption to help prevent uninvited guests from connecting to your wireless network.
Note: We don't recommend using WEP. WPA-2 is more secure. If you try WPA-2 and it doesn’t work, we recommend that you upgrade your network adapter to one that works with WPA-2.
Set your administrative password to prevent others from configuring your router.
The exact steps you follow will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting (SSID, WEP, and administrative password), be sure you click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Note: The pictures in this section show Linksys wireless equipment. Equipment from other manufacturers will vary in appearance. For example, to save your settings in Linksys, you click Save Settings. Other equipment may have a different display, and you may have to click Apply or OK.
SSID or naming your networkA service set identifier, or SSID, identifies your network. Choose a unique name that you're confident none of your neighbors will use, but don't specify your name or your address. This is not a security tool, so you don't need to make the SSID complex.

Help prevent uninvited guests from connecting to your wireless network. To learn how, read Implement WPA2-Personal wireless security on a Windows XP SP2-based computer.

Administrative passwordThe last configuration change you should make is to the administrative password. Just like any other password, the administrative password should not be a word you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.

Connect your computers and devicesIf your computer does not have wireless network support built in, you can install a wired or a wireless network adapter. Windows XP will automatically detect the new adapter and might prompt you to insert the CD that came with it. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the configuration process.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is not required for wireless networking, but it does make setting one up much easier. SP2 also helps protect you against viruses, worms, and other Internet intruders. To install SP2, visit Microsoft Update. The steps below apply only if you're using SP2. Windows XP will show an icon with a notification that says it has found wireless networks.

To connect your computer to your wireless network
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks

The Wireless Network Connection window appears and displays your wireless network listed with the SSID you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower right corner.

3. Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.

Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key—click Cancel and return to step 3.

After you're connected, you can close the Wireless Network Connection window. Now you're ready to browse the Web wirelessly. You can also create a wireless network in your home that connects your computers, printers, cameras, games, and other accessories for easy access and enjoyment.

Apr 21, 2008 | D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless...

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Linksys WRT150N

Hi there,

I only have 3 suggestions.

1st one is to make sure the ssid is not similar to other routers you are using on your profile. ie.(change it to a unique name)

2nd is to make sure you check the box that says broadcast your ssid.

3rd check to make sure you select the router as an access point and not adhoc or infrastructure option. Finally you can try to change the channels eg. i like channel 3 b/c it doesnt interfere with any phone lines.

good luck


Jan 06, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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