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Where do I find the SSID and WEP or WPA for Linksys model WRT54GS?

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Here's what you need to do.

1. Using a wired computer, pull up any browser.
2. On the address bar , type in192.168.1.1 (or whichever applies) and put in the username and password for the router. If you havent changed the settings , username should be left blank and password is admin.
3. Now you should be in the setup page of the router. On the black bar on top, click on the Wireless tab.
4. You will initially see the Basic Wirless Settings. This is where you will find the SSID ( it is onthe second line.
5 For you to see the WEP or WPA key, you need to click on the Wireless Security tab on the purple bar on top.

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What is a WEP key for a Linksys WRT400N wireless router?


The WEP encryption key (network key) is in your wireless router, without this key the wireless router won't allow the computer or laptop to connect to this wireless router.
I recommend you use WPA or WPA2 encryption, it is much stronger than WEP.
The WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption key is in your router's wireless settings. Log into your router and got to the wireless settings, you will need to get the SSID and the encryption key. Then go to your computer or laptop's wireless card and configure it with the router's SSID and encryption key, so it will then connect to the wireless router and the Internet.

To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
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My computor will not recognize linksys


The WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption key is in your router's wireless settings. Log into your router and got to the wireless settings, you will need to get the SSID and the encryption key. Then go to your computer/laptop's wireless card and configure it with the router's SSID and encryption key, so it will then connect to the wireless router and the Internet.

To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
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Dec 23, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS 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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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.

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Step 2:

Select your Wireless Network Name or SSID then click Connect.

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NOTE:
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.

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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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Where do I find the Network name SSID and WEP or


192 168 99 type this into the address bar at the very topof the windows internet explorer (the http;// bit) hope this helps

May 15, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Im trying to set up internet for my ipod touch and it wont let me access internet without the linksys password and the model in wrt54gs... how do i find my password


Yes, you really need a password for that (either WEP or WPA). You can ask for the password to the one who configured the router. They placed a password for security reasons. In order not all people can access net, only those who knew the password.

Jan 03, 2010 | Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Broadband Router...

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How do I put an encryption on my linksys router?


Securing your wireless network is a simple process, which generally does not require a lot of time. This can be done by:
  • Enabling WEP or WPA on the Router
  • Enabling Wireless MAC filter on the Router
  • Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
NOTE: The wireless security modes available may vary depending on the model of the router and wireless adapter you are using.
Enabling WEP on the Router
Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a type of wirelesssecurity which does not change. It provides comparable confidentialityto a traditional wired network. There are two types of WEP you canchoose from:
a. WEP 64-bit: This type of WEP consists of 10-hexadecimal codes. To enable WEP 64-bit, click here.
b. WEP 128-bit:This type of WEP consists of 26-hexadecimal codes hence it is moresecured compared to WEP 64-bit. To enable WEP 128-bit, click here.
Enabling WPA on the Router
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a type of wireless securitywhich is dynamic in nature. Meaning, it changes depending on the timerenewal you will specify. Hence, WPA is more secured compared to WEP.
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (WPA-TKIP) – utilizes a stronger encryption method and incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers.
  • Advanced Encryption System (WPA-AES) – utilizes a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption
To enable WPA, click here.
Enabling Wireless MAC Filter on the Router
Wireless access can be filtered using the MAC address of thewireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. You caneither permit or prevent specific wireless computers access to yourwireless network.
To permit wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
To prevent wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
Disabling the SSID broadcast is one way of securing your wirelessnetwork. This procedure will prevent other users from detecting yourSSID, or your wireless network name, when they attempt to viewavailable wireless networks in your area. For instructions, click here.

Jul 11, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I cannot set up my Linksys wireless router model number:WRT54GS to work properly. I have a desktop computer with Windows XP operating sysyem. I have three other laptop computers with wireless components


Hi,

The easiest would be to connect your desktop straight to your modem and verify that you can connect to the Internet. Do not use the LinkSys WRT54GS yet. Pop in the CD that came with the WiFi Router and run the setup wizard. Follow exactly on screen instructions. Verify that your desktop's networking is set to auto obtain IP address.

Alternately, you can try:
1. connect your desktop with a straight through LAN cable to Ethernet Port #1 of the WRT54GS;
2. set your desktop to use IP-192.168.1.10, Subnet Mask-255.255.255.0, Default Gateway-192.168.1.1;
3. open a browser and goto 192.168.1.1. use the LinkSys supplied username and password;
4. verify/configure/set the LinkSys to your preference;
5. for the time being do not use any security keyphrase, WEP WPA or MAC filter;
6. verify that your laptops could see the router's SSID;
7. verify that all laptops are set to auto obtain IP addresses;

If for some reason neither method will not work, pls post back with your modem's make & model.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

May 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dropping Connection


This link indicates there may be an issue with hiding the SSID in the wireless router. A security item employed by some users. IF this is the case consider broadcasting the SSID and employing WEP or WPA encryption in the wireless configuration for both the router and the adapter cards to secure the wireless connections..

see

http://arstechnica.com/guides/askars/wifi-drop.ars

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