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I have a linksys router. I reset it due to a power / cable outage. Since that time, I have been unable to turn back on the security. When I go to the page that involved setting WPA, WEP, etc., I try to set it to one of thoese types of security, it defaults to disable every time. It will not let me reset a level of security.

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I recommend you surf to the linksys website, find your model and look for a firmware update to download and install. It sounds like your firmware programming is corrupted.

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Power outage unable to connect wirelessly e1000


Make sure power is back up. Check both ISP modem and router indicator lights are normal. Test ISP connection with cable. If all is still OK then use the reset button in the back of the router.

FYI - ISP modem might also have a reset. I had to this for TV even though everything said OK.

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Wireless Network Reset - Belkin


If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your <b>Belkin</b> wireless access point/router, the <b>easiest</b> and<b> fastest</b> way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Reset your router:</b><b><br /></b><br /> <ul> <li><b>Unplug</b> your <i>DSL/Cable</i> <b>modem</b> from power (not your access point/router) Leave this unplugged for now</li></ul><br /><br />Next <ul> <li>On the rear of your<b> Belkin router </b>you will find a small RESET button</li> <li>With the power still on the router,<b> Press</b> and<b> hold</b> (with a pin/pen tip) the <b>RESET</b> button for 10 seconds.</li> <li><b>Release</b> the RESET button a wait 15 seconds for the router to reboot</li></ul><br /><br />almost done.... <ul> <li><b>Unplug</b> your <b>Belkin</b> router from power</li> <li><b>Plug</b> your DSL/Cable <b>modem</b> back in to <b>power</b></li> <li><b>Wait </b>1 minute for the modem to boot up</li> <li>Be sure the ethernet (cat5) cable from your <i>modem</i> is securely plugged into the <b>WAN port</b> on the back of your Linksys <i>router.</i> This is usually labeled <i>WAN</i> or<i> Internet</i> above the jack</li> <li><b>Plug</b> your Belkin <b>router</b> back into power.</li></ul><br /><br />You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.<br /><br /><b><br /></b><i><b><br /></b></i><i><br /></i>Magoo

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Wireless Network Reset and Setup - Linksys


If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your Linksys wireless access point/router, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.

There are 2 steps involved Reset your router, Setup/Secure a new router

Reset your router:

  • Unplug your DSL/Cable modem from power (not your access point/router) Leave this unplugged for now


Next
  • On the rear of your Linksys router you will find a small RESET button
  • With the power still on the router, Press and hold (with a pin/pen tip) the RESET button for 30 seconds.
  • Release the RESET button a wait 15 seconds for the router to reboot


almost done....
  • Unplug your Linksys router from power
  • Plug your DSL/Cable modem back in to power
  • Wait 1 minute for the modem to boot up
  • Be sure the ethernet (cat5) cable from your modem is securely plugged into the WAN port on the back of your Linksys router. This is usually labeled WAN or Internet above the jack
  • Plug your Linksys router back into power.


You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.


Setup/Secure a new router

Log into your router
  • Type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser and hit enter
  • In the login fields (case sensitive):
  • Username: leave_this_field_blank
  • Password: admin
  • Click OK


Once in the web interface for your router
  • Click Wireless tab - Basic Wireless Settings
  • Find the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field
  • change this to your new network name (this is the name you will see when you connect through your wireless device)
  • Find the Wireless Channel field
  • Change this from 6 (default) to 1 or 11

  • Click on Wireless Security
  • Find the Security Mode field
  • Choose WPA2 - Personal
  • WPA Algorithm choose AES
  • WPA Shared Key type in your new password you will use to connect to your network

Click Save Changes and your router will now reboot. You will now need to enter in that same password (WPA Shared Key) when you first connect with your laptop to your wireless network


Magoo

on Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have a Linksys wrt54g ver.6 wireless broadband router. This week we had a power outage. Since that event my router will not work. How do I find out if this can be fixed or if I need to purchase a new...


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In regards to the problem to your Linksys wrt54g note working properly sometime when there is a power outage you get a power spike that wipes out the setting on the unit and all you have to do is reset all the setting like it was a new unit. I have one of the first generation Linksys wrt54g units and had to do this time to time.

If you still have trouble let know that you are having trouble with and I can tell you if you are going to need to replace the unit or not.

Issken

Mar 06, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Wireless Network Password - Linksys


If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your Linksys wireless access point/router, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.

There are 2 steps involved Reset your router, Setup/Secure a new router

Reset your router:

First
  • Unplug your DSL/Cable modem from power (not your access point/router) Leave this unplugged for now


Second
  • On the rear of your Linksys router you will find a small RESET button
  • With the power still on the router, Press and hold (with a pin/pen tip) the RESET button for 30 seconds.
  • Release the RESET button a wait 15 seconds for the router to reboot


almost done....
  • Unplug your Linksys router from power
  • Plug your DSL/Cable modem back in to power
  • Wait 1 minute for the modem to boot up
  • Be sure the ethernet (cat5) cable from your modem is securely plugged into the WAN port on the back of your Linksys router. This is usually labeled WAN or Internet above the jack
  • Plug your Linksys router back into power.


You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.

Setup/Secure a new router

Log into your router
  • Type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser and hit enter
  • In the login fields (case sensitive):
  • Username: leave_this_blank
  • Password: admin
  • Click OK


Once in the web interface for your router
  • Click Wireless tab - Basic Wireless Settings
  • Find the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field
  • change this to your new network name (this is the name you will see when you connect through your wireless device)
  • Find the Wireless Channel field
  • Change this from 6 (default) to 1 or 11



Magoo

on Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wont connect to internet


Yes you hve to setup the router again, the wireless setting especially.
Turn mac control off in wireless security and let me know how you get on.

Jan 21, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Linksys Routers lose setup


I Had to replace a Linksys for a client because every time was a power outages the router was losing the setup. So try unpluging the power supply.

Jan 06, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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My electricity went off and now my connection is open but my comp


You need to reconfigure the router. The power outage probably resetted the router to it's default settings. In the default state the router doesn't have any wireless security; hence the "unsecured network" warning from your PC.

Connect your PC or a laptop with a cable to the router, surf to (http://192.168.1.1 or https://192.168.1.1 - ignoring any security warning); which is the configuration interface of the router and follow instructions in the manual.

When you have a Linksys configuration CD, you can simply run the "Easy configuration" setup after connecting your PC with a cable to the router.

Plainly put you just have to configure the router just like when you first used it.

Feb 09, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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