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Can't access admin page of my Linksys router, WRT54GS. I have its IP address (192.168.1.100), but do not remember my username I used when I received my password back in 2008. I WANT TO CHANGE THE SECURITY SETTINGS to "WPA2 Personal" and select the algorithm "TKIP+AES". Finally, enter my password into the "Shared Key" field and save my changes. (I obtained the above procedure from a google search for a method to update my router to a more secure format.) I believe I am now ready to implement this process since I have just downloaded Window's WPA2 hotfix. Before accessing the admin page referred to above, I will also update my wireless card driver. PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks.

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  • DubbleA Jan 06, 2011

    Thank you for your solution. It looks like it would work but I am delaying trying it out now because there are two other pcs networked to my router, and I have been asked by their users to not do anything that might interrupt a project they are working on. I will try it later. Thanks!

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Welcome to Fixya.

Based on your post, you can't access the admin page because you do not remember the username anymore. If you don't remember the username anymore, you just have to reset the router. Locate a small button or small hole on the router. Using an unfolded paper clip, press for about 10 seconds or until the light stops blinking.

Doing the above will reset the router to it's factory settings. The default username is admin.

Hope this helps!

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