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I pushed the reset button and now my wireless says "linksys" unsecured and I can't connect

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Type in in the address bar
username dont type anything
password is admin

click okay

wireless settings and start the setup again.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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    Nicholas Austin Sep 15, 2010

    Please let me know if you having issue still!



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My device keeps telling me that I have entered the wrong password for my network, when I have put in the right password multiple times.

If your Linksys admin password was not changed and your router is unsecured then someone could have changed your router's settings and network password.
To reset the Linksys back to the default settings - Press and hold the pinhole RESET button at the back of therouter with the power ON for 20 secs. then release the RESET button.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to beconfigured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in allthe laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wirelesssettings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wirelessrouter.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default PW (write it down and putit in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.

To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

Mar 22, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WAP54G 802.11g/b...

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I tried to hook up the linksy router but it keeps reading error 311 what does that mean.

I am not sure as to where you see the error 311 at but the setup of a Linksys wireless router is fairly easy.
If the router is new out of the box there is little be done for initial connection. If you purchased the router from a friend or it is used, you might want to reset the router configuration to factory defaults. - Reset the router by unplugging the power from the back, press and hold the reset button with a paper clip or small narrow object. -Plug the power back into the router while holding the reset button. -Wait 5 secs before you release pressure from the reset button.
Make sure you have the cable from your DSL / Cabel modem plugged into the "Internet" port on the back of the router. (Almost all models will use DHCP to get an IP address from the modem, some times you must unplug the power from your cable modem and router. Next plug the power back into your cable modem and wait until all the lights on your modem on light up as normal operating. Next plug the power back into your Linksys router. This forces your modem and router to refresh communication with one another.)
To connect your pc to the wireless router it will be different depending on your Operating System (i.e. Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7). There should be a wireless adapter down in the system tray either managed by windows or if you have a dell, hp, compaq, they each have their own wireless management software that has an icon down in the system tray ( Far bottom right corner). For most you can double click on the icon or right click and choose options or properties. This would allow you to maneuver to a "View Wireless Networks" button / tab. From the wireless tab you should see a unsecured wireless network called "Linksys" This should be yours depending on if you live close to neighbors that have out of the box setups as well. Just choose the wireless network with the best signal ( similar to cell phone signal bars), this will most likely be yours. You can double click the wireless network, or click once to highlight then click the connect button. Your operating system may prompt you that your are connecting to an unsecured wireless network, just tell it ok and it will connect.
Once you are connected this link can go into further detail as to how to secure your wireless network.

Please let me know if that solved your problem or if you need more help.
Thanks for using
Jason Dunn

Oct 30, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I had unsecured wireless router, today i tried to make it secure and locked myself out

to factory default your router push the "reset" button on the back for about 10 seconds then release. once the router has rebooted it will be back at factory defaults.

The default ip address is

you can leave the user name field blank and the default password is admin.

Apr 14, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Had my wireless router connected, and all worked fine. A friend put a password protection on it. then we got another laptop. When we tried to connect it, it wouldnt work, and now it is all messed up, and...

is broadcast ssid on? should be. . i would default it. hold reset button with pen unplug, plug in while still holding button with pen until all lights start flashing. release pen , wait til power is not flashing then unplug for 10 seconds and plug in. Then setup again before trying wireless security leave it unsecured, then change admin password , reset and try using "network magic" free from the linksys site.

Nov 16, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Unable to find pin #,,lost owners manual trying to

You can do a hard reset. There is a button on the back of the router. Push and hold for 10 seconds and it will reset all information on the router. YOu might have to use a paper clip.

Oct 05, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I can still access internet on the unsecure linksys. but, my homeoffice secure connection is not available. when i try to re-setup, it asked for my username and password, which i no longere have. how do i...

Linksys routers have a reset button that can be pressed with a paper clip.  Once reset, all of your settings will go back to default and your username and password will be reset to  admin for both.  Best of luck.

Jun 18, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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My linksys says it is unsecured. how do i make it secured?

I found a link on how you can secure your wireless network. Click here. Let me know if you will still have a problem.

Sep 16, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Un secured linksys router

first need to reset your router push the reset button at the back of the router for for 10 sec. then open internet explorer type 192.1681.1. enter type password admin enter ,..configure again your router enter the IP address. , Subnet mask , and DNS put the setting Static IP ,next click mac address clone and click "clone your pc mac" then click wireless at wireless network mode put it mix, at wireless channel put to the highest ghz. then after that check your line by trying to conect to the other pc using your UTP cable if it is working connect it again to your laptop

Jun 23, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Cant get wireless to work


Since your ISP is new, you need to do a reset on the router. Reset involves pressing a small recessed button at the rear of the unit for about 10 seconds or more.

On the Vista PC, pls verify that it is set to Auto obtain IP add and to connect to your router/WiFi network even if the network is unsecured.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Apr 02, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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