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Linksys Wireless-G password issue

I'm setting up my wireless-g router in a new location. I make it all the way to step 8 where it asks for the password. I type in the default password and it keeps asking for the password. What should I do?

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You need to reset the router. Unplug the router. Hold the reset button down with a paper clip. While holding the reset button down, re-plugin the power. After fifteen seconds, release the reset button.

Your router should be back to its original state. You should be able to login at 192.168.1.1 with admin/admin.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to make you connection secure the you need to set a Network Key on your router and need to access the Wireless Settings Page.

To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.1.1, the Default username is blank and the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security You can select either WEP, WPA or WPA2 to make it secure and under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key. The Network Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure. Generate a personalize key for your network.

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WIRELESS SECURITY ISSUES

Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer ( Wired)

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 on the address bar of internet explorer

Step 3 : On the Left under wireless Click Security

Step 4 : If it asking for a password leave that blank and click submit

Step 5 : On this Page you can find the WPA Key ( If it is a bunch of dots then Uncheck "OBSCURE PSK ")

Step 6 : IF the security mode is WEP then the key 1 will be your password


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Dec 26, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Hi Friend,

In order to resolve the issue please follow the steps:

1.Connect the router to the computer and turn it on.
2.Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the Internet explorer and hot enter.
3.Enter the Username and Password (default password is admin and leave blank the username section)
4.Click Wireless tab and fill the sections as mentioned:

Wireless Network Mode-Mixed
Wireless Network name-As per your choice
Wireless Channel-6-2.437GHz
Wireless SSID-Enable and click Save settings

5.Now click Wireless Security tab.
6.Select the Security Mode as WPA Personal
7.WPA Algorithm-TKIP
8.WPA shared key- Enter a key/password of 8 to63 digit length
9.Group Key Renewal-3600 and click Save settings

Turn off the router for 30 seconds and turn it on after that.

Now your network is secured with WPA Personal key.

I hope this will resolve the issue.

Regards
Chiranjeet

Jun 01, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Set up a non wep password


Hi Friend,

Please follow the steps;

1.Open the router page(192.168.1.1)
2.Enter the username and password(default password is admin and leave the username blank)
3.Click Wireless and then fill the sections as mentioned:
Wireless-Enabled
Wireless Netowrk Name-As per your choice
Wireless Channel-6-2.442GHz
Wireless SSID broadcast-Enabled and click Save settings

4.Click Wireless Security and fill the sections
Wireless Security-Enabled
Security Mode-WPA pres-shared key (as you want non wep password)
WPA Algorithm-TKIP
WPA Shared key-Minimum 8 and maximum 64 digit password
Group Key Renewal-3600 and click save settings

Turn off the router for 30 seconds and turn it on after that. Now you have a non wep secured network

I hope this will resolve the issue.

Regards
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Apr 04, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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We just added a second laptop to our home network and in setting up the laptop for wireless it asked for a pin number for our linksys wireless router but the pin number is not on the unit and we don't have...


Yes this is very straight forward

open internet explorer on your computer which is connected to wireless router.

browse to your gateway address. The default for linksys is usually http://192.168.1.1

then it will ask for username and password

linksys default username: (leave this blank)
linksys default password: admin

if that doesn't work try username: admin
password: admin

Once logged into console you should be able to see wireless security settings

Click on that and it will take you through to a page with your security settings on there you will see a wireless key or network key or wireless passphrase.

simply make a note of the key as its written. (If the password is masked or *********** out ) which is the case on some of the newer linksys devices you can simply overtype the password with a new one, bear in mind that you will have to then update any clients that normally connect to the wireless network with the new password. So thats all computers, laptops, DS's Wii's Playstations & Xbox's.

******I'd STRONGLY recommend you DO NOT change the wireless password / security key over wireless you should always do it using an RJ45 ETHERNET cable connected to your computer and the router. *********

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Feb 15, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I got new laptop and i want to conect with wireles but is asking for security key which i dont know where to check to find it. How can i do it/


All Linksys routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows the user to customize settings and set up advanced properties.
NOTE: Before accessing the router’s web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or 4 ).

Accessing the Router’s Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.

To setup or SEE the WPA Wireless Security on your Linksys router, follow the steps below:
Setting-Up the Wireless Router to Use WPA
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, see above
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based, setup page appears, click Wireless and select Wireless Security.
Step 3:
Select WPA Personal under the Security Mode drop-down menu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE JUST CHECKING ON THE PASSWORD NO NEED TO GO ON JUST TAKE NOTE OF THE WPA SHARED KEY AND USE IT IN YOUR LAPTOP WHEN ASKED OF THE PASSKEY
Step 4:
Select TKIP on WPA Algorithms.
Step 5:
Enter your desired WPA Key on the WPA Shared Key field such as “MySecretKey.” This will serve as your network key whenever you connect to your wireless network.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This key will secure your wireless network. Leave Group Key Renewal to 3600 seconds

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If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me....GOOD LUCK!!!

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Pin number acces denied


If you have forgotten your password, it is wise to reset the router, Resetting the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have made to the router, including any security settings. This should be used as a last resort.

The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router. The image below (courtesy of Linksys) shows where the button is located.

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To reset your router, use the following steps:
  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  2. Open up your Web browser and enter “192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
  3. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter “admin” as the password.
The router has now been reset. Follow the steps in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router.

The second method involves logging into the Web administration pages of the router. Use the following steps to reset the router using this method:
  1. Open your Web browser and enter the IP address of your router. By default, the address is “192.168.1.1′.
  2. Enter your user ID And password when prompted. Hopefully this has been changed, but if it hasn’t, the default is no ID and “admin” as the password.
  3. At the top of the Web page, click “Administration” and then “Factory Defaults”.
  4. Beside “Restore Factory Defaults”, click “Yes”.
  5. Now click the “Save Settings” button at the bottom of the Web page.
Your WRT54G wireless router should now be reset to the factory defaults. Ensure you follow the steps outlined in Securing Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router to secure your router.

Hope this helps.

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