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We lost power to the house and have reset our Linksys wireless G 2.4ghz the user name has dissapeared on the available wireless networks....and the security is now open again....what do we do?

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  • triciaplb Aug 21, 2010

    thank you for the help but i now get to a website that says 401 unauthorized authoriaztion required

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If it was a hard reset you will need to setup the router again. Connect to the router from your computer via a network cable. The default Linksys IP address is: 192.168.1.1 Type that in the address window of your internet browser. When you press enter a login window will pop-up. The default login name is administrator / the default password is password. Once logged in you will be able to setup the router once againl

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • Edward J Aug 22, 2010

    Try to use the login: admin rather than administrator. If this does not work then the next step is to complete a manual hard reset of the router. Take a pen and press down the reset button on the back of the router for approx 30 secs. Then try the steps in solution 1 again. What is the model of your router?

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