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Linksys wrt54gs cant connect..

Hello, I have this problem: I cant connect to my linksys wrt54gs, i cant ping to default ip,or connect with ssl,telnet etc.. So How can i restore the default ip to the port?Or how can i see the ip which has any port??Please help me!! Thank you.

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  • helpme06 helpme Mar 20, 2006

    also i have the question what can i manage,if i flash the linksys?

  • delorenzo Nov 20, 2007

    my computer cant detect the router

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I have this problem:
    I cant connect to my linksys wrt54gs, i cant ping to default ip,or connect with ssl,telnet etc.. So How can i restore the default ip to the port?Or how can i see the ip which has any port??Please help me!!

    Thank you.

  • robinNG May 16, 2008

    Need to setup a wrt54g wireless router in a remote office. According to the install procedure, I need to connect the router to the DSL modem directly. But the setting here is the internet connection is through a small hub.
    Is there anyway to work around?

  • houdey Jun 30, 2008

    PC can not detect modem. How can I get the default ip address back I believe this router was used be someone else and it does not behave like it just got out of the box.

  • sudh1975 Jul 17, 2008

    router not booting, we are getting display showing NEED COLDLOAD



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Hi try this before you hit the reset botton. Check if Windows XP firewall or 3rd party firewall are blocking the pings, and temporarily disable them just to be sure. The WRT54GS has a feature called "AP Isolation", It's on the "Wireless -> Advanced Settings" page. You won't need it for home use so turn it off as well. Last thing, do a firmware upgrade. Hope it's helps Good luck.

Posted on Mar 26, 2006


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SOURCE: How can I restore the default IP to the port?


My name is Laxman,
you can restore the ip in two ways ;-
1) if you are familiar with the Router web interface configuration, just follow this instruction...
connect the computer to the Router's Ethernet port. Check the default gateway ip on the computer ( for exmple: ). open internet browser, in the address bar type the default gateway ip as ( example: ) and it will prompt for username and password ( by default no username , its blank., Password is " admin " ). then you can login to the router page and see Setup page. you can find " Local IP address " ( for example it might be : ). you can change it to "" which is default one.

Let me tell you the another way which is very simple :

2) At the back of your router, you can see tiny button like a pin hole labled as RESET. you can press it with the help of pencil or paper clip for more than 45sec. your router ip would be set as default one ( )
Warning: Pressing reset button will let you lose all settings on the router to factory defaults. user name and password , wireless settings, local ip address etc., would be set as factory defaults. you need to re-configure the router.

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SOURCE: the port of Linksys Wireless-G

What do you want to know about the ports? The one separated from the other ports is the Internet port. that is where you're going to connect the cable from your modem. The other four are the ethernet port where you will connect the computers.

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Download installation cd linksys wrt54gs

You could install the Linksys WRT54GS without any CD.

You could use the Linksys EasyLink Advisor to scan your network for the Linksys WRT54GS.

The Default IP-address is so you should be able to connect to the Linksys with your Webbrowser when you do a factory reset of the Linksys.

Ive been trying to connect to to the internet for me to set up my linksys WRT54GS router but ive been doing this for alamost a day now without getting what i want. i cant access

step one would be to open a command prompt and type: "ipconfig" (you should be hard wired to do this as most routers don't allow a wireless connection to manage them unless you selected it previously)
you will see things like::ethernet adapter and IP address then subnet mask.under that is the important one here and it is the default gateway as this number will be the actuall address of the router it is not always.???.???.???.1 as you describe or there manuals it can be diffrent
then if you still can't browse the gateway 's IP then try in the command prompt to type: ping "the gateways IP we just observed. this should respond and get you in. here is alink you must select the version to download the manual for the exact one you have

hope this helps

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I need a driver for linksys wrt54gs

normally you don`t need a driver for your wireless router just you need to get its default IP address from its manual, connect to it via a cable, and configure it, then you are there..

My netwrok consists of one laptop and one PC. the lap top can connect to the internet perfectly, the PC advises that it can connect to the access point, but not the internet

If you are trying to connect wirelessly to PC than check the ip address after it says connected. If the ip address is correct than try to ping the default gateway(To check the default gateway, Click Start-> Run-> ipconfig. You will get the default gateway), and

Let me know your findings.

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Wireless connection

through the static ip you need to aaply first and subnet mask after ping it will works.

Power indicator keep on blinking


blinking power light after firmware upgrade sometimes indicates that the upgrade is not sucessful or the firmware that you load is incorrect.

-- try to reset the router for 30secs and check if the power light is still blinking
-- if its still blinking check your pc's ip address while connected to the router
-- if the ip address of your pc is invalid (169.x.x.x.) turn to manually assign static ip address to your computer and check if you can ping your routers ip address
-- if you can ping the routers ip address, upload the correct firmware to your router
-- if you cant ping your routers ip address still, reset the router again and try to ping the routers ip address once again
-- try to change port and cables
-- if still unable to ping the routers ip address, chances are that the router might be defective now

Cant find my linksys

If you are willing to lose your current settings there is a small pinhole in the back of the lynksys that will allow you to set it back to default settings.

You can try to reconnect to the default addess...

Note you can also do a low end physical test to see if it responds to a ping.

ping e.g.

Cannot "ping" (default gateway)

1) yes, referring to the router's IP address.

2) I determined the IP addresses of all my computers and tried to "ping" them but could not "ping" any of them. I can "ping" the IP address of the computer I am working from but I don't think that helps in TS this situation.

3) I'm wondering if my router is fully set up correctly. Do each of the computers have to be "saved" in the router's settings?

Problems with home networking between desktop running XP (wired) and laptop running Vista (wireless), using DSL broadband (PPPoE) internet connection, Westell 6100 modem/router & Linksys Wireless-G WR

Hi MissGarbs,

Based on your post and description, it would seem that your problem is caused by:
1. having 2 routers on the same system;
2. Both routers performs DHCP server function; and
3. Both routers use as default IP Add.

Your problems are:
a. laptop has no internet access only local network; and
b. you cannot access the router to make changes.

A possible solution. Pls back up your configurations first before attempting changes (or log them down somewhere so if needed you can revert back).

A. Power off and remove all connections to the LinkSys WRT54GS, set it aside for the moment. The objective is to verify/establish Internet connection.

Connect your desktop PC via LAN cable to the Westell 6100. Boot your desktop PC, right click on the networking icon bottom right side in your system tray, click on Status, click on Properties button, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on properties button (mid right):
tick "Use the following IP address"
Enter values as shown below -
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS servers: &
click on OK, OK, Close.

Power on the Westell 6100, give it time to sync and connect to your Verison. .In the desktop PC, open a browser. Verify that your desktop have access to the Internet, do it on a few sites. Should you have no internet access, pls seek assistance from Verizon tech support. You need not mention the LinkSys nor the laptop since you have as of the moment a single PC attached directly to the Westell 6100.

If it is all green & go, power up your laptop and boot to Windows. Remove the LAN cable at the back of your desktop and connect it to the laptop's networking port. Do the same configuration ("Use the following IP address") to the networking/LAN card of your laptop.
Enter values as shown below -
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS servers: &

In the laptop open a browser. Verify that your laptop have access to the Internet, do it on a few sites. Should you have no internet access, pls seek assistance from Verizon tech support again. You need not mention the LinkSys nor the desktop since you have as of the moment a single laptop attached directly to the Westell 6100. (This is of course assuming that your laptop has a networking port)

If both the desktop PC and the laptop can now connect albeit individually to the Internet, the LinkSys may now be inserted into the system.

B. Disconnect the LAN connection of the laptop to the Westel 6100 and connect it to one of the 4 LAN ports at the rear of the WRT54GS; do the same with the desktop (use another LAN cable). The LinkSys for the moment need not be connected to the Westell. So in effect you have 2 units connected to the WRT54GS. Do a hard reset on the WRT54GS, with the power on, press on the small reset button at the rear of the unit. Allow it to reinitialize. Open browsers to both laptop and desktop. Type "", password is "admin" and the username is blank, verify that you can open the LinkSys Web Configuration Utility. On either the laptop or the PC desktop (assuming both can access the same page), on the setup page of the LinkSys Config, change your Internet Connection Type to "Static IP",
Internet IP Address
Subnet mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS servers: &

Scroll down to Network Setup,
Change IP Address to
Subnet mask:
Disable the DHCP Server (You can have at any given time only 1 instance of a DHCP server, either from the LinkSys or the Westell, but you can also have NO DHCP server if you are using static addresses.)

Click on Save Settings at the bottom, exit, and close. Verify that the LinkSys can be accessed from any of your browsers by typing "", if no; go through the procedure again very carefully. If yes, proceed to change the Default Gateway of both the laptop and desktop PC from to, all other configurations stand.

In your laptop, right click on the WiFi networking icon (bottom right of System Tray). Click on Status, click on Properties button, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on properties button (mid right):
tick "Use the following IP address"
Enter values as shown below -
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS servers: &
click on OK, OK, Close.

Verify that you can access/connect/ping 192.168.3; 192.168.4;; and/or from either the laptop or desktop.

If yes, we can now connect the LinkSys WRT54GS to the Westell 6100. Remove the LAN cable attached to your laptop. Verify that you can still access/connect/ping 192.168.3; 192.168.4;; and/or from the laptop even without the LAN cable since you are now connected via WiFi.

If yes, connect that LAN cable to the Westell 6100 LAN port, move the other end from 1 of the WRT54GS ‘ 4 LAN ports to the WAN likewise at the rear of the LinkSys.

Verify that you can access the Internet from either computer. At this moment, you have not assigned a security method (WEP, WPA, MAC Filter). Your choice as to what security you want implemented but offhand I would suggest the simplest, MAC Filter since any other would affect speed of your connection.

Additionally, you may want to enhance you browser connection. In Mozilla, click on Tools, Options, Advanced tab, Network tab, Settings button, tick "Auto-detect proxy settings for this connection, OK, OK;
In IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connections tab, LAN settings button, check "Automatically detect settings", OK, Advance tab, check Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections.
In Opera, Tools, Preferences, Advanced tab, Network, Proxy server buttons, check "Enable HTTP 1.1 for proxy, OK, OK.

Normally (and perhaps easier for some) would be using the DHCP and not using static. Experience has shown me that static proves to be more stable especially if WiFi is concerned and in your case, only 2 PCs.

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

Good luck and kind regards.
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