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My WRT54G lost its security setting and also its network name

So I'm now hooked up to a non-secured network - which, I think, is my router - not someone else's in the neighborhood.
How do I get it reset like it was or at least set it up as a new network with a different name and password?
Thanks.

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  • bdemetr1 May 31, 2010

    Don't quite understand. Log on where? Sorry I'm such a dilbert.

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Log on to Rtr Setup using Default Gateway.
You will find security centre , where you can set up security for the existing network name .

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Before you begin, please try to configure the WRT54G from a hardwired PC for simplicity. Whenever security is changed you’ll need to change the settings on all wireless units so it’s a good rule of thumb to do security changes from a hardwired PC if possible.
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1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
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**NOTE: The passphrase will not work with non-Linksys products, so you will need to use the 1st key that you copied onto floppy. You will also need the key, not the passphrase for using Linksys products under Windows XP

g) Click Apply then Continue
h) Close the window

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