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Need to reset my router's (linksys) encrypton.It was setup by someone else.thanks

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You'll need the access password for that router to do this.

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I have a Linksys wireless router that was given to me. I have the IP address user name etc. Just not sure how to add it


best thing is to reset it and start anew with it:



Linksys reset

The easiest method of resetting your Linksys router's password is to reset your router back to the default factory settings. This is done by simply holding down the reset button located on the back of the unit for at least 30 seconds. Once the router has been reset, it must be reconfigured. Using your web browser go to URL address http://192.168.1.1. You will then be prompted to login to your router. A log-in screen asking for the password will automatically appear. At this time enter the default password "admin", in lower case letters into the password field. The username field may be left blank at this time. (Note: both the default username and default password are set to "admin" on some of the newer Linksys router models).

Router setup
If you are using the cd that comes with the router, that is the problem. You do not have to use the cd. Go to the control panel and un-install the program that the cd installed. then:

Dec 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I bought a Linksys wireless router at a garage sale and it is akingfor apassword to seet it up. I called Linksys and the want to charge me to reconfigure it.There has to be a way I can do this myself. can...


Look at the back of the router.
Is there a "RESET" button? If so, push it in, for a few seconds,
to reset the router to "factory" settings (ID of "blank", and password of 'admin').
If no such button, then straighten one end of a Norwegian paper-clip, and push that end into the small hole in the back of the router, until you feel resistance. Then, push it in, and hold it in for 30 seconds, to "reset" the router.

Oct 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I need a password to configure wrt54gv5 linksys wireless router to my computer. I do not have a driver for wrt54gv5. Thank You


Call LINKSYS they can reset passcode, I belive you can call your phone company and they can reset it for you. you have to give them the numbers on it

Apr 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My WRT54G2 Linksys router is not recognized by my computer at the end of the installation CD.


router is not a system device that is why you cant see your router on your computer, if your referring about the linksys installation disk this will guide you to setup your router to manage all your device that you want to connect to it. to see the router you need to connect your computer to your router using a ethernet cable on the lan port and run the linksys disk and it will walk you thru the setup of your router

Nov 11, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Modem works, but Linksys router isn't connecting to internet. I have windows xp on my wired computer.


If that is a new router, make sure everything are connected properly, First try to reset the router by pressing the reset button of it for 15 seconds while the power is ON, then after that run the setup CD for the router and let it configure the router for you and after that if still router not working with your modem I will advice you to contact Linksys tech support so one of their tech can walk you through with the process and also to check if the router is bad, they are open 24/7 this is the number 800-3267114...

Hope that helps.........

Sep 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I got a linksys router and no disk and i got a wireless laptop and the lights when come on the router but no connection


Try a reset on the router.

You should also setup the router for wireless security as well. Therefore your the only one with the password to use your wireless connection. So no one near your place can steal and use your wireless Internet connection.

Also changing your SSID is a good idea.

Try this: http://www1.linksys.com/support/troubleshoot/wireless/wireless_router_config/index.html


(Please ask me if you need a bit more help, click my Fixya username and then click "Ask Me" at my profile page.)

Aug 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How do I set up my Linksys router?


Physical Setup of a LinkSys Router Each model of LinkSys router will differ slightly, but the general design is similar across all models. Therefore, the setup is similar across all models.
  1. Attach the antennas to the router (if your LinkSys router support wireless)d
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable from your broadband Internet provider into the port labeled "Internet"
  3. Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
  4. Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
  1. The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
  2. If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password.
setup-linksys-router.jpg
Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.
LinkSys Router Setup Video Tutorials Learn how to set up your Linksys Router.





Thomas installs a Linksys router to demonstrate what ease-of-use means.

I really hope this information is helpfull.

Aug 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a cable modem, Motorola SB5101, Nd need to connect my linksys wireless router.


If this is a first install of a brand new Linksys router:
Just plug your cable modem to the back of your linksys router's internet port, then plug a computer to Port 1 on your router, type http://192.168.1.1 in your internet browser on the computer connected to Port 1, you will access the setup page of your linksys router (leave the user name field blank and type admin as password)
Now you can go to http://www.cas411.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=68 to setup your wireless securely, you do not want to just leave it at its default settings, as anybody could then use your internet access or worst, check what you are doing on your computer.
Let me know if you need more help!

Apr 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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What are the step for setting up you computers to a network using a Linksys router. I have a 2 PC's and a laptop that I would linke to net work together. My first computer is connect to the Wireless-B...


Hi Ed, if your using windows you can open network connections & run network setup wizard. Follow the instruction for a home network for the wireless PC's & notebooks. Once the network is setup for all PC's than you can install the printer cd software in the PC's that you want to access the printer. Each PC & notebook will have access to the printer through the network.
The PC that that is connected to the printer needs to be shared.
Open printers and Faxes. Right click once on the printer & left click sharing. Agai follow the instructions.
Lastly,I strongly suggest you setup security for your wireless. If you do not anyone close can tap into your network connection. Follow linksys instruction to setup security. If you run into a problem you can call linksys for free advise from a pro. Their number is listed in the manual.
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175238819816&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1981627773H10

Good Luck! Take your time.
Have more questions, feel free to ask.
Mike

Apr 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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