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I need to reconfigure my linksys WRT54G-V8 . We had a storm and I unplugged everything. I called and am no longer under warranty, so they wouldn't help me , but they did tell me all I had to do was reconfigure my settings because when I unplugged it it went back to factory settings. I don't know how to do this. I have two desk top computers. One runs off Westell.. router which is working. I can get on the internet. My husband's runs off of the linksys and he can not get on the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Theresa

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Find the small hole in the back of the cabinet. Unplug the device. Insert something that will fit ... of course ... gently press and hold the small button inside for at least 30 seconds. Following this, plug in the device. Now you have no user name and the password is "admin". The address will be


Good luck ...

If this doesn't get you going, your device may require replacement. All in all, not really the end of the world of you have to replace it.

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