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I have a wrt54g v8 router. Too slow, need to

I have a wrt54g v8 router. Too slow, need to upgrade firmware. Can't do it right now, but want instructions. Is there a pdf (or other) file that you can email to me for future reference? I want to make sure I don't screw up my current router settings--wouldn't know how to get them back. This really isn't my thing. Somehow when I was googling the other day I found instructions for doing this that included how to make sure settings were saved. I can find instructions on the linksys website but they aren't as specific as what I found at first.

To make matters worse, my printer just died. Bought a new one but not hooked up yet. I want to send the instructions to my office email address so I can print them there. Not my day.

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The firmware will not speed up the router.

If you do upgrade firmware you will have to redo setting as they will be set back to factory after the upgrade.

If you need more speed first make sure its not your computer, or internet connection that is slow.

Think about getting a newer faster router....that one you have there is pretty outdated.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: INstallation instructions

By default the box will work (box is pre-configured).

For your ref. i am providing you the link with basic configuration steps.

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/networks/aptnet/linksys/index.html

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a linksys wrt54g v8 cant connect to

Try this:

To configure your router manually:

Reset the router - Hold the reset button of the router for 30 seconds then Unplug it for 10 seconds then turn it back On.

Just follow these simple steps:

Open a browswer window and type http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar and click on Go.

The log-in window will appear.

Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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is it a wireless computer or the wired computer?
I believe the main computer is online.
Check the settings on the router.
You will need to open the router set up page.
here you will see the settings of the router.
If you are trying to connect to the wireless
network then make sure that you are typing the
correct network key.
Click here for more information about routers and
network

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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Access the setup page of router by typing 192.168.1.1 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!

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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Here is the direct manual link:

or the support site:

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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I have a Linksys router WRT54G.... I havent used it for a few months. I called Linksys to see if they can update the firmware they told me it will need a firmware upgrade and they wanted to charge me to...


Hi Friend, As you need to upgrade the firmware for the router. Please follow the below link that will take you to the router's drivers page.
http://www.linksysbycisco.com/APAC/en/support/WRT54G/download
Please select the appropriate version from the list of the versions and as soon as you will select the version on the left hand corner slightly below the version number you will find the "firmware for your router"
Please let me know if it was of some help?
Thank you.

Jan 07, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Looking for an updated firmware version for model WRT54G


Upgrading the router's firmware will give it numerous functions. This includes a more stable connection to the internet.

To upgrade the router's firmware, complete the following steps:

i. Downloading the Firmware
ii. Backing-Up the Router's Settings
iii. Upgrading the Router's Firmware
iv. Completing the Firmware Upgrade
v. Restoring the Router's Settings
vi. Completing the Firmware Upgrade Process

NOTE: Before proceeding with the upgrade, your computer must have an active Internet connection. It is also recommended that you use a wired computer in upgrading the router's firmware.

Nov 06, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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My router has a very slow connection or none at all on some sites. I notice the power, DMZ, WLAN and internet lights go through a cycle turn off and repeat the cycle. Any ideas?


Hi Friend,

You need to upgrade the firmware of the router. Please follow the steps to upgrade the firmware:

1.Click the link http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/linksys/
2.Enter the model number of the router and hit enter.
3.Click Download tab and enter the hardware version of the router. You can find the version if you turn upside down the router.
4.Download the firmware and save it to desktop.
5.Open router page (192.168.1.1)
6.Enter username and password(default password is admin and leave the username blank)
7.Click Administration and then click Firmware upgrade
8.Click browse and select the file you have saved on the desktop and start upgrade.
9.After the upgrade turn the router off for 30 seconds and then turn it on.

I hope this will solve the issue.

Regards
Chiranjeet

May 20, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wireless-G WRT54G Router: how do i upgrade the firmware...


Is there any computer connected to the router with the cable.
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Download the firmware of the router from the manufacturer's website.
enter the model number. select proper version number and download the firmware of the router.
Once you download the firmware, you will need to open the router set up and upgrade the firmware of the router.
After upgrading the firmware, it is recommended that you reset and reconfigure the router.
Click Here for more information about router and networking

May 06, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Every 5 to 10min the internet slows right down then after a couple of min speeds back up. how do i keep this from happening?


First thing you should check is your router's firmware.

Visit Linksys's support site for the latest versions.

Update the firmware and you should be good to go.


Apr 04, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Slow connection, how do I fix it?


Reduce the MTU settings on the router. You will need to open the set up page of the router. On the set up page , you will find the MTU set to Auto. Change it to manual and change the size to 1400. save the settings.
Also upgrade the firmware of the router.
Do you have any computer connected to the router ? If not then connect the computer to the router. download the firmware of the router.
Upgrade the firmware.
After upgrading the firmware , you will need to reset the router.
Once you reset the router, it will lose all the settings and you will need to reconfigure the router.

Click here
step by step instructions

Mar 31, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have a Linksys WRT54G Ver2 router Problems


Try to upgrade the firmware of the router.
Is there any computer connected to the router with the cable.
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Download the firmware of the router from the manufacturer's website.
enter the model number. select proper version number and download the firmware of the router.
Once you download the firmware, you will need to open the router set up and upgrade the firmware of the router.
After upgrading the firmware, it is recommended that you reset and reconfigure the router.
Click Here for more information about router and networking

Mar 07, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I am having a problem replacing the firmware in my Linksys Wireless-g wrt54g v5 router. I have downloaded the tptp.exe file that lets me upgrade the firware manually and it says error connecting to the...


I don't know where you downloaded the "tptp.exe" file, but I can tell you right away that this is not the right format for upgrading a firmware. You should have a file with the ending ".bin" downloaded instead.

If you are using Linksys firmware, go here and download the file "FW_WRT54Gv5v6_1.02.7.011_EN_20090727.bin".

  1. Connect to your router with an Ethernet cable. Do NOT do this wireless!!!
  2. Log into your router and go to the "Administration" tab. Follow the link to "Firmware Upgrade".
  3. Browse for the file you downloaded before.
  4. Press the "Upgrade" button.
  5. Now take your hands off the keyboard and mouse!
    Leave the page alone and don't touch your router until the upgrade is finished and the router has rebooted. Go get a coffee or something, but leave your computer alone until it's done.
    I really can't stress this point enough - I have seen several dead routers due to impatience.
If you are running any third party firmware (Tomato, DD-WRT, etc.), let me know, but the upgrade process is pretty much the same (especially point 5.;-)

If you have any more questions with any of theses steps, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Nov 04, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Linksys wrt54g firmware


Download firmware file from http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support for your model and open 192.168.1.1 Leave username blank and in password type admin click on administration and then on firmware upgrade.Browse and select the downloaded file and upgrade the firmware.

Jun 04, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Internet signal stops at router


I would start by upgrading the firmware on the router... even if its the same version just do it again something in the software could be corrupt. Now make sure your getting the firmware for the exact router model #. After upgrade before you plug the router in reset the modem... then re-run the wireless network wizard. Do all of this and let me know if your wireless works now and we'll move to the next step.

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