Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
To log into your WRT54G, open a Web browser on a computer that's connected to your router and go to http://192.168.1.1/ - the default username is admin and the default password is blank (leave the field empty). If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays! Thanks, Joe
In the Setup tab, Basic Setup subtab:
DHCP Server should be set to Enable.
If you had to change this setting, be sure to click the Save Settings button.
In the Wireless tab, Basic Wireless Settings subtab:
The first data item is Wireless Network Mode. For reasonable performance, this should be set to either Mixed or G-Only. You should be able to connect your NOOK even if it's set to B-Only, but that would be a very unusual setting and would give slower networking.
Wireless Network Name (SSID) is the name of your Wi-Fi network. If it still says 'linksys', change it to something different-but be aware that you'll need to reconnect all of your current Wi-Fi devices using the new SSID. That's a pain in the behind, but using the default SSID will cause you lots of connection grief if someone else installs a Wi-Fi router with the default SSID, because your devices won't be able to tell them apart. Write down your SSID, being careful to distinguish capital letters from small letters, so you'll know what it is.
Wireless SSID Broadcast should be set to Enable. Otherwise, your NOOK won't see your network. You could type in your SSID, but that's a pain in the behind that you don't need. There's no reason not to enable SSID broadcast.
If you had to make any changes to these settings, be sure to click the Save Settings button.
In the Wireless tab, Wireless Security subtab:
Security Mode: write down which of the choices is selected:
If 'Disable' is selected: you have no security on your Wi-Fi. Anyone can use your Internet connection, and anyone can listen in if they're in range. If you send unencrypted passwords, email, etc., they could see what you send. Most public Wi-Fi systems (McDonald's, Starbucks, B&N, etc.) have no security.
If either 'RADIUS' choice is selected: these settings are used for large organizations with stringent security requirements and a dedicated authentication server. Your NOOK cannot connect if either of these settings is used. You almost certainly don't want to be using either of these for a home system.
If the 'WPA Pre-Shared Key' choice is selected: WPA offers good security for Wi-Fi and is the best of these choices for home use.
If you had to make any changes to these settings, be sure to click the Save Settings button. Any changes in this section will also require that your existing Wi-Fi devices be reconnected.
In the Wireless tab, Wireless MAC Filter subtab:
It's possible to add your NOOK to the MAC Filtering list and then turn MAC Filtering back on. But that's beyond the scope of this posting. I will, however, mention that your NOOK's MAC address is listed in its Settings screen-on page 2 if it's a NOOK 3G.
In the Wireless tab, Advanced Wireless Settings subtab:
You should now be able to connect your NOOK using the SSID and the access key that you wrote down.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The tech was correct about that matter. However you can configure the MAC to always allow the device.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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