20 Most Recent Linksys (WRT54GC) Router Questions & Answers


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12/11/2017 2:59:09 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Dec 11, 2017

Linkingsky g firmware

have you logged into router as Admin as some routers will check online to see if firmware is up to date and will automatically update to the latest firmware.
10/4/2016 9:16:15 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Oct 04, 2016

Loss the setup CD-ROM

A setup CD isn't needed to setup the linksys wireless router. To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router. 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 admin PW (write it down and put it in a safe place) Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access. Now 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 :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
1/1/2013 9:55:44 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Jan 01, 2013

Setting up a WAP54G as a wireless repeater with a WRT54G

Requirements for WAP54G & WRT54G Repeater Mode function: * WRT54G: Firmware 2.02.2 or higher * WAP54G: Firmware 2.06 or higher Go to http://www.linksys.com/download to download the latest firmware upgrades for both devices. . Accessing the Router?s Setup Page: Open a Web Browser (either Internet Explorer or Netscape). 1. Type the IP Address of the Router into the Address Bar ( is the default IP Address). 2. Click GO or press the [Enter] key. The User Name and Password prompt will appear. 1. Leave the User Name field blank. 2. Type admin in for the Password (the default Password). 3. Click OK or press the Enter key. The Router?s Setup page will open: * Click on the Status Tab. * Click on the Wireless sub tab. Write down the Wireless MAC Address and the Channel number values located on this page. If the Encryption Function is Disabled, go to the WAP54G Repeater Setup section below. If Encryption Function is Enabled: Note: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is not yet compatible with wireless repeater mode. You must use WEP Encryption if you wish to use security options with this configuration. To gather WEP encryption information, click on the upper Wireless tab, then the Wireless Security sub tab. Write down the Passphrase. WAP54G Repeater Setup Be sure that you have the WAP54G plugged directly into one of the WRT54G?s numbered ports for the duration of the setup. Accessing the WAP54G?s Setup Page: Open a Web Browser (either Internet Explorer or Netscape). 1. Type the IP Address of the WAP54G into the Address Bar ( is the default IP address). 2. Click GO or press the Enter key. 3. The User Name and Password prompt will appear. 4. Leave the User Name blank. 5. Type in admin for the Password (the default password). 6. Click OK or press the [Enter] key. The WAP54G?s Setup page will open. 1. Set the Channel value to the same channel as the WRT54G router that was obtained from earlier steps. 2. If WEP encryption was enabled on the WRT54G: * Select Enable for the Wireless Security option. * Click on the Edit Security Settings button and enter the same Passphrase as the one of the WRT54G router that you recorded. Click Generate to populate the WEP key fields. * Click Save Settings to save your changes and close the encryption window. Click Save Settings to save your changes on the Setup page. 3. Next, click on the AP Mode tab. * Select the Wireless Repeater option. * Enter the WIRELESS Mac Address from the WRT54G that you recorded. (Disregard the fact that the page asks to ?Enter the LAN MAC ADDRESS?). Click Save Settings to save your changes. Close your web browser. You can now place the WAP54G Access Point in another nearby location (with its power adapter plugged in) so that it can repeat the wireless signal that it receives from the WRT54G. Notes: * The ?SSID? of the WAP54G does not have to be the same as the WRT54G. This can be used for initial configuration; using a different SSID will enable testing of network connectivity, and will show that the WRT54G is associated with the WAP54G. * If MAC Filtering is configured on the WRT54G, no extra configuration is needed. Wireless clients will still need to be added the MAC Filter list of the WRT54G, but the WAP54G does not have to on the list.
7/21/2012 11:22:04 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Jul 21, 2012

Wrt54gc repeater

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I just received this in

First step: You need to make sure that your internet service is active that means the modem provided by your internet service provider is working.
next connect this router to your modem with ethernet cable provided. Use the WAN port of this router to connect to your modem
you are done with wireless part but you need to log in to the router to make it secure! If you need help with that please send a request!
Once you make router secure connect your phone service device (IP Phone) with ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the Linksys router. Power cycle (power down and up all devices) once if necessary!
good luck!
9/24/2011 1:38:00 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 24, 2011

How to reset WRT54GC to

to reset the linksys router, you need to have a paperclip, and look for the reset button on the back of it. you need to press and hold it for approximately 20 secs for it to go back to its factory default settings. and for you to configure your router, you need to be connected hardwired to the router and access it by using the default ip address of the router. just type it on the address bar of your browser.
9/2/2011 11:33:53 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 02, 2011

How do i reset my password. What I thought was it

You should take a look HERE, it's explained quite well...
8/7/2011 1:58:42 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Aug 07, 2011

I have a router linsys(wrt54gc).

Change your wireless SSID, channel to 01 and disable security in the router and then try,
Contact me for any assistance
6/22/2011 10:30:49 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Jun 22, 2011

How can I know my router's security password?

Not quite clear as to your problem. Are you trying to access the web-based configuration page for the router (for which you need an administrator password)? Or are you trying to make a wireless connection to the Internet via the router (for which you need the wireless security key)?

Those are two separate passwords, and you may be able to retrieve them both. The administrator password would be stored in the computer that was used to configure the router. The security key should be in the computer which configured the router, as well as any computer which made a wireless connection to the router.

If the passwords are stored, you should be able to retrieve them by installing some additional software.

For the computer that configured the router, download and install this program:
RouterPassView by NirSoft

For a laptop that connected to the router, download and install this program:
WirelessKeyView by NirSoft
3/15/2011 8:03:46 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Mar 15, 2011

Everything appears to be hooked

There should be a reset hole on the back of the router. If you reset it, it will default to Linksys Router's default sign-in and password.

Good Luck
1/26/2011 6:17:26 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Jan 26, 2011


Hi Friend,

Please follow the steps:

1. Open the web browser and type in the address bar and hit enter.
2. type admin as password and leave the username blank, hit enter or OK.
3. Click Wireless in the router page and fill the sections as mentioned:
Mode: Mixed
Wireless Network Name: As per your choice
Wireless Channel:06
Wireless broadcast: Enable and click Save settings.
4. Once you return to the router page again, click Wireless Security and fill the sections as mentioned:
Security Mode: WPA personal
Encryption: TKIP
Passphrase: type any ten digit number (security code to your wireless devices)
Key renewal:3600 and click save settings.
5.Click Advanced Wireless Settings and fill the sections as mentioned
beacon interval: 75
fragmentation threshold: 2306
RTS threshold: 2307 and click save settings. Turn the router off for 30 seconds.

I hope this will resolve the issue.

12/6/2010 9:45:01 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Dec 06, 2010

I have a faulty wireless

You cannot. this could only be done if you would have a Linksys wireless bridge wich is more expansive than bying a new wi-fi usb adapter
9/27/2010 6:55:56 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 27, 2010

I have been facing a

Try to upgrade the firmware of the router. Firmware is the software of the router.
Download the latest firmware of the router. Go to the manufacturer's web site and download the firmware of the router.
Open the set up page of the router and upgrade the firmware of the router. Once you upgrade the firmware of the router, reset the router.
On the router you will find a small reset button, hold it down for 30 seconds. release it. wait for 1 minute. Now unplug the power to the router and plug it back in.
Now you will need to reconfigure the router according to the Internet service provider.

Click here for step by step instructions.
9/13/2010 3:41:51 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 13, 2010

Dear, some days is low,

Are these other computers allowed on your wireless router?
If not you need to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access. Please click on this link and follow my instructions:-

Intermitten and unrealiable wireless access can be caused by several things. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to possibly fix your problem :-
9/5/2010 7:17:29 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Sep 05, 2010

Linksys router wrt54g is slowing down my connection

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8/19/2010 5:04:58 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Aug 19, 2010

My router signal goes to no bars after about 15

First make sure your wireless network adapter of computer is working fine. Uninstall it's driver then reinstall. Then if still same then you need to change wireless channel type in wifi router. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Then click on wireless settings Then change channel type to 3 or 5 or 11 try 1 by 1 and save settings and restart router then check. . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
8/10/2010 8:03:03 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Connection is poor in receiving

Make a direct connection and check the download speed...also check for the download speed through router... is there is a great difference then try disabling the firewall in the router and check the speed... this will definitely help..
8/3/2010 6:02:49 AM • Linksys... • Answered on Aug 03, 2010

I cant get continous interenet from my linksys

In my experience this uaully means the router is toast and its time to buy a new one, but I will give you a few ideas to try before you junk your router.

First I would attempt resetting this router to factory defaults by pressing holding the small button located on the back of the router, you can access the button with a small pin of sort where the button is very small. You will have to reconfigure your router once this is done, but it should work right away unless you are using DSL, you will need to put your ISP account info in the router.

You can access your router by running a ipconfig command in the command prompt.

To access your command prompt in Windows 7/Vista just go to the search bar and type cmd and press enter.

To access your command prompt in windows xp go Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt.

Once you have the box up type ipconfig, you should get similar to these results:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : workgroup
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : Your Routers IP

You can see where I have bolded Your Routers IP, that line should be your routers IP address that you type in your internet browsers address bar.

This will bring up your routers configuration page where you can do your configurations.

I hope this helps, thanks for using Fixya!
7/22/2010 3:00:15 PM • Linksys... • Answered on Jul 22, 2010
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