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Have a WRT54g v5. It has been set up with some other IP evidently to access Web page. Reset button to no avail. Would like to try running original set up .exe, but don't know if this will reset all either. Have the firmware, but cannot utilize it. Any suggestion?

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  • jim7915 Sep 12, 2010

    I tried all of the suggestions I have read. Reset using button etc. It would give a local connection, but as I said, I don't know the IP of the router now. It doesn't show up in C-prompt ipconfig /all. I was able to get it to reset to 192.168.1.1 and the firmware upgrade, although I got the page that said Upgrade Successful but the IP goes right back to unknown. Bricked up they say? I;m at my wits end.

  • jim7915 Sep 12, 2010

    I appreciate the tip, Nick. I had seen the same 30/30/30 reset procedure too. I used it and It did allow me to finally get the thing to appear on a new network. At that point, I was able to upload the firmware, watched a percentage grow at the bottom of the browser, And a few moments after it shows me the Successful page. Then all of a sudden, it is right back to it's original hidden IP and 255.255.0.0 subnet. Think it's just a logic problem somehow and maybe a lost cause.

  • jim7915 Sep 13, 2010

    Well nothing has worked. Let me describe some other things here. When I look at the config /all I see that it is Auto configuration IPv4. and the subnet is 255.255.0.0. Even after resetting the thing and seeing it as 192.168.1.1, the subnet is still 255.255.0.0. I can't access the web page because of the subnet mask I am sure so I need someone to tell me what I can do. Thanks!!

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Plug it directly to your computer like you would if it was online, but make sure its not connected to the internet,

Then open internet explorer, Type in 192.168.1.1 it will open the menu for the hardware and from their you can redo the original settings,

If it asks for a usernam and password its almost always Admin and blank password if not the password could be admin again or the word password.

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If you do not hold down the reset button for around 30 seconds or more it will not reset. Another good thing to do is go to the manufacturers web site and download the latest firmware upgrade and load it.

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    1. Disconnect the router from UTP cables (not the power cable).
    2. Push reset button for 30 secs.
    3. Without releasing reset button, disconnect power cord.
    4. Hold the reset button for another 30 secs.
    5. Replug the power cord.
    6. Still hold the reset button for another 30 secs.
    7. Release the reset button and give the router about 10 secs to resettle.
    8. Disconnect power cord for another 10 secs and then reconnect.
    9. All should be in default settings now.

    This procedure is usually called 30/30/30 reset. (I found the above in a search)

  • nick485234 Sep 12, 2010

    Please ignore all the "1"'s in my previous post, I just cut and pasted and it didnt like the numbering. The link below is a reference to bricked routers but as I suspected this is the result of blowing a firmware upgrade. If you successfully factory reset your router it should end up back at 192.168.1.1 no matter what.
    http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/art...

  • nick485234 Sep 12, 2010

    I took a good look at the article and on pages 2 and 3 it speaks about a router that after having a slightly incorrect version of the firmware previously loaded on it, it will do as you say, where it is pingable for a few seconds, and then it bricks up. They suggest this is as it loads the incorrect software it only works briefly, but then it goes on to say that you may have a few seconds to hit it again with another flash. It also then shows the last method, a "desperation" mod, which is to dismantle the unit and they give you the pin numbers of the chip to reset it electrically. I have never tried such a move but apparently it can work also. I hope this helps

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Im trying to find my password for my router but i cant.


Reset Button

Note:

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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Linksys WRT54G Reset Button Location
To reset your router, use the following steps:

  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
  4. 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 and create a good wireless network security.
Through the Web Administration PagesThe 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 and maintain your wireless network security.
SummaryThis post has provided two methods you can use to reset your Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G router. If you are having problems with your router, try resetting the router to the factory defaults, and then make the changes again and see if the router starts working again.

Sep 24, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do I change the ssid and make secure


Securing the router:

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3696

Changing SSID:

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=4037

Mar 05, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Unable to access setup for my linksys by entering 192.168.1.1, not sure whats wrong


For information on how to change your router's password, click here. All Linksys routers have built-in web-based setup pages that allow 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
NOTE: To learn how to reset your device to factory default, click here.
Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
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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].
NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.
The router's IP address can be changed by:
  • Running the router's setup CD.
  • Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:
  • Check the router's IP address.
  • Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
NOTE: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the username and password will be "admin" after resetting.
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password, type "admin" (this is the default user name and password), then click OK.
4525-003.png NOTE: If the user name and password of the router has been changed, type the router's new user name and password on both fields instead. In case the router login is forgotten, you will to reset the router.
NOTE: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the username and password will be "admin" after resetting. To reconfigure the router, refer to the links below:
  • To configure the router with DSL ISP, click here.
  • To configure the router with Cable ISP, click here.

Nov 13, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Setting up wireless password


The router can be set to factory default by performing either of these two steps:

Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page

NOTE: Pressing the Reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds will reset your router to its factory default settings. All of the settings of the router will then be erased and the router's IP address will become 192.168.1.1.

To perform a hardware reset on your Linksys router, follow these steps:
Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Step 1:
Take note of the current settings of the router before resetting.
Step 2:
Press and hold the Reset button of the router for 30 seconds.

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Figure 1: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys BEFW11S4 router.
NOTE: The image may vary depending on the model number of the Linksys device.

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Figure 2: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GX router.

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Figure 3: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GC router.
NOTE: If the image of your router looks different from the ones shown above, consult your router documentation.
Step 3:
If the normal reset does not work, try to press and hold the Reset button for three seconds. The Ethernet light should go OFF then back ON. Unplug and re-plug the router's power adapter while pressing the Reset button. Keep holding the reset until the power light stops blinking.
NOTE: The router must be powered ON when you press the Reset button.
To reset the router via its web-based setup page, follow the steps below.
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: To learn how to access the router's web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Administration then click on Factory Defaults.

kb4008-004_en.png NOTE: If the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
Click on Restore Factory Defaults and select Yes.

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Click OK.

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How do I find Key# for a new PC. The PC with the actual LInksys Admin Program was on PC that crashed and couldn't be fixed


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 or4 ).

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Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page

NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.

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].

NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".

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NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.

The router's IP address can be changed by:


1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.

If you forgot the router's IP address you can:



1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.

2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.


NOTE
: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".


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.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.

Windows XP

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Windows 7


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NOTE:
If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.

The router's password can be changed by:



i. Running the router's setup CD. Click here to learn how to download firmware.
ii. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to change password on the web-based setup page.

Unable to Access the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
Reset your router for 30 seconds. Try accessing again using the default IP address "192.168.1.1". If you are encountering problems accessing the router's web-based setup page, click here.



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Nov 07, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Forgot user name and password


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 or4 ).

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Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page

NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.

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].

NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".

3676-003.png

NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.

The router's IP address can be changed by:


1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.

If you forgot the router's IP address you can:



1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.

2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.


NOTE
: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".


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.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.

Windows XP

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Windows 7


kb3676-005_en.png



NOTE:
If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.

The router's password can be changed by:



i. Running the router's setup CD. Click here to learn how to download firmware.
ii. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to change password on the web-based setup page.

Unable to Access the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
Reset your router for 30 seconds. Try accessing again using the default IP address "192.168.1.1". If you are encountering problems accessing the router's web-based setup page, click here.



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Setting-Up WPA Wireless Security on a Linksys Router
Changing the Wireless Network's Name (SSID) on a Linksys Router
Setting-Up a Router with DSL Internet Service
Downloading at Linksys by Cisco Support Site

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How to obtain my password and add another laptop to wrt54G


To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here. 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.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.


NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".

The router's IP address can be changed by:


1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:


1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.

2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.

Aug 23, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I am trying to set up a new printer to a Linksys router model no WRT300 Ver 2.0. I have lost my IP no and also my Network Security Key, Is there any way to retreive these nos Gordon Stephens


The router can be set to factory default by performing either of these two steps:

Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page

NOTE: Pressing the Reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds will reset your router to its factory default settings. All of the settings of the router will then be erased and the router's IP address will become 192.168.1.1.


Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.
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].

NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".

NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.

The router's IP address can be changed by:


1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:



1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.

2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.


NOTE
: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".


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.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.

Aug 21, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Web site becomes inaccessible after it had been working. Same website is accessible through the modem if the router is removed.


This should help...if it was working earlier

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.

Jun 06, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Information About Management Mode for Firmware Recovery


What is Management Mode? If you encounter an irrecoverable condition with the WRT54G v5, you can use Management Mode to recover the router by uploading a new firmware image. In Management Mode, the router will have just enough functionality to load a newer firmware. You should be able to recover the router is most situations. When will the WRT54G v5 enter Management Mode? The WRT54G v5 will enter Management Mode when: * The router's firmware is corrupt (for example, when the router's Power light is blinking), OR * When the router has been reset incorrectly using the following steps: 1. Unplug the power cord. 2. Press and hold the Reset button. 3. Plug power cord back in (Reset button still held in). 4. Wait about 5-10 seconds. How do I get out of Management Mode? * To get out of Management Mode, simply unplug the power cord from the back or router for ten (10) seconds and plug the power cord back in (without using the Reset button). If the router's firmware is complete and without error, the router will start up normally. If the above does not work, try: * Download a local copy of WRT54G Version 5 firmware that you can use for recovery. Visit http://www.linksys.com/download to download the latest firmware. After unzipping and extracting the firmware file, click on the Browse button from the Management Mode page, select the firmware file, and upgrade the firmware. After this, Reset the router normally (by holding in the Reset button for 10 seconds) and the router should exit Management Mode. How do I enter Management Mode manually to recover my router? NOTES: * The PC that will be used for the recovery MUST be connected to the router via a hardwired Ethernet cable and not a wirelessly connected computer. * Be sure that you have a local copy of WRT54G Version 5 firmware that you can use for recovery. Visit http://www.linksys.com/download to download the latest firmware. * In most cases, the router will be able to provide an IP address via DHCP when in Management Mode. If your PC does not automatically receive an IP address from the router, you will have to set up a static IP address for the upgrade. See Answer ID 534 for more information. * When the router is forced into Management Mode, the Power light will blink. 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the router. 2. Hold down the Reset button. 3. While holding down the Reset button, plug back in the power cord to the router. 4. Continue to hold the Reset button for five (5) seconds. After five (5) seconds, release the button. 5. Wait for about one (1) minute. Then, on a computer connected to the router, launch a web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox). 6. Type in the router's IP address of http://192.168.1.1 into the Address field and press the [Enter] key. 7. The Management Mode - Firmware Upgrade interface should appear. NOTE: If you accidentally enter into Management Mode, you can exit by simply unplugging the power cord from the router and by plugging it back in. 8. Click Browse and locate the firmware file. 9. Click Apply to start the firmware upgrade process. 10.Once the firmware upgrade process has successfully completed, an "Upgrade Success" message will appear to confirm that the upgrade has ended. 11. Unplug the power cord from the back of the router and plug it back in -- this will restart your router using the new firmware.

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