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Used router, so the wireless is already setup with a newtork password. is there a way to reset the network password or setup? the friend who gave me the router is no longer in the country, and so I cannot get the password.

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To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.

Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and reconfigure it again.

To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.

On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.

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There should be a reset hole in the back of the unit. While powered up use a pin to hold this button in for about 5 seconds. Once you have reset the unit you will need to hook up to the router through one of the 4 switch ports. The default for the router should be set to DHCP so it should give you an IP address. If you do not manually set you ip in the range of the router. Once this is done use your browser to go to the IP address of the router usually 192.168.1.1. or .254. The default username is blank and the password is admin. Need anything else let me know

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Hi,

Most LinkSys Routers do have a master reset. It is a small recessed button normally at the rear of the unit between one of the antennas and the WAN/Internet port. For a full reset, you need to press this for more than 10 seconds. Of course doing a full hard reset reverts the unit back to factory default.

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

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Hello.
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If you need
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Enter
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- This image is the login window to access the router's setup page.

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- After logging in. Look at the main menu on the left, click on Wireless Settings, from there you can check the Wireless Key(For WEP you need Key 1,2,3 or 4 whichever is selected... For WPA you need passphrase) or you can setup wireless security from there if you haven't done so.

- This image is the router's setup page and this is where you can configure the router and check some settings like Wireless security or password.




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**If by chance you are unable to access the router's login or setup page by using the default username &password(admin, password) and you totally have forgotten it, you need to reset the router to factory or default settings then you have to setup the router again.

**To reset the router to default settings:1. Unplug all the cables attached to it except the power cord.
- Make sure the router is plugged into the power outlet, then hold down the reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds using a paper clip or a pen. You should see the lights flicker momentarily on the front panel of the router.
2. Once the lights are stable, connect 1 computer or laptop directly to the back of the router(Ethernet/LAN ports usually they are labelled by numbers and have the same color, just pick one). If you pick number 1, check the corresponding light indicator at the front panel of the router, make sure light 1 is also lit up if not choose another port at the back of the router.3. Setup and configure the router again.



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My friend,

You have to lo-gin into the router setup page .

1.Put this address (192.168.1.1) in the address bar and then you will see the router setup page.
2.Then this will ask you for the username and password.
3.Username is nothing so leave this blank and password is admin.
4.Then you will see the router setup page .
5.Click on the wireless Tab under the basic wireless settings you will see wireless security .
6.Click on the wireless security and you will see there your router wireless security key.
7.Always select Security Mode as WPA2 PERSONAL.
8.If you want to change the security key you can.
9.After changing the settings Click on the sav settings.

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1.Click Start>Run>type cmd and hit enter
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Please let us know if the above was helpful and if there is anything more we can do to resolve your issue. Thank you.

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and the default access IP of WRT54G is 192.168.1.1"

and here for a configuration tutorial of your device.
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