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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Just got one today
Not mine, building a HotSpot for a friend.
Any ways I have the Sveasoft Satori v4.0 for WRT54G. (my model is 2.0)
But I would really like to know a few things, before I kill bran new hardware.
1. Is its web interface somewhat the same?, screenshots?, can I go back to linksys bin easy?
2. Is the mW safe to change? (heat issues?)
I don't need any of the extras that come with the sveasoft software, I will be running a linux machine that will do all the VPN and bandwidth junk, but the mW upgrade sounds like a good deal.
oh and 3. is there something newer out, I downloaded this long time ago and save it to my hd, thought I might get one of these access points some day

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Answer: Linksys WRT54G

Interface is pretty much the same with a bunch of extra settings from what I've seen. I still havent got one yet of my own.

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Question: linksys WRT54G

I am seeking a little help / opinion on the following issue....

Current network config... ISP is Mediacom cable, feeding a Motorola modem, followed by a symantec 100 hardware firewall appliance doing NAT. Then I have a linksys WRT54G ver 2 wireless router, nominally running WPA encrypted G mode to a linksys card in a laptop. Both the firewall and router have current firmware upgrades.

Downlink speed is ~2.5 Mbit/sec when my laptop is directly wired to the firewall via a 100 Mbit/sec eithernet connection. Downlink speed is ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec when directly wired to a port on the linksys router. Similarly I am seeing ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec via the encrypted wireless link. .... Hope that all makes sense!

Now the question .... does the WRT54G inherently exhibit slow throughput (way less than the marketing guys ratings), or is there a way to configure the unit such that I can get ~2.5 Mbit/sec on the output side of the router? At present my network is stable (no dropped connections) and usable. But ... I want to tweek things, if possible, to access the full bandwidth. Any suggestions on where to explore, and/or is there another wireless router on the market that is more robust.

TIA for any help... Jim

Answer:linksys WRT54G

the symantec appliance/router both nat.

how robust you think you need.
bite the bullet and get a t-3 line, you'll showup everybody you email.

are you really downloading at the values you mention or going to test sites/your own isp, there's a difference.

the fact that you have a 54g router doesn't mean you'll dl that fast.
it depends on your isp/plan if they have basic thru warp drive connection speeds and many will have you pay a premium for the faster connection.

some isp's limit dl to 1.5mb/s and ul 128-768kb. does yours?

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Question: linksys wrt54g

I have a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router attached to my PC. I have had it for a few years now and it has worked fine.My PC had a problem about 10 months back and I had to wipe it clean. I re installed every thing but could not fine the router disk so I went to the LINKSYS website and down loaded the router driver. set up was fine and it gave me WPA password. My pc crashed a few weeks back and the router would not work. I used the same router driver to reinstall it, however this time it did not give me a security WPA password. My internet worked slow in the evenigs, so I checked the wireless connection on a laptop that was connected via wifi and it showed my Linksys connection as unsecure. the internet was slow when other users in the house were not using it, I knew it was hacked by neighbours as there was no password on my wifi set up.My questions are:Why would the router setup do this (no wpa password) and is there a work around?I tried airsnare to track other illegal users, but it made no sence to me, is there any better free software?Does any one know why once the linksys router is setup I can not find its settings, or am I looking in the wrong place, ie, nothing in the program folder, no short cut on desk top or in program list. How do I access the settings to change all other devices,(2 x laptops) are connected WIFI my pc is via ethernet, neighbours were connected via wifi, if have disabled the routerI have xp 2002 sp3

Answer:linksys wrt54g

You access the setup using your browser - see click here

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

I have a Linksys WRT54G for about 3 years now and am now being told the lates versions do not come with a Linux based firmware.
I believe mine is a 1.1 version and would like to know if I update the latest version of firmware for my router, does that mean it no longer operates under the GNU code?

Right I am running "Firmware Version : v4.20.7"

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Firmware source up to version 4.20.9 are available in the Linksys GPL Code Center.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Anyone have any problems with the Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router? After updating the firmware and setting all configurations, I couldn't get it to work. I've tried to connect my PC thru wired and wireless connection, all the time the connection was slow (only partial website was displayed on my web browser) or it won't even connect to some webserver. Try downloading something from the web and it won't work. I've bought another WRT54G and same problem exist. Is it my problem or the Linksys WRT54G won't work with Shaw Cable Internet service?

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Question: WRT54G Linksys

My attitude is "if it ain't broke..." and I don't know how old my router is, but it works just fine. Is there a big advantage to go to Wireless N, and is it the "latest?" I use a Roku box, a laptop, iPod Touch and iPad2 with my wifi.

Answer:WRT54G Linksys

It is the latest standard and typically gives you faster and more stable wireless transfers.
However, to benefit from those advantages on all your devices, they would all have to be wireless N compatible.

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hey people

i am wanting to buy the linksys WRT54G broadband router. However i have seen the speedbooster version.

can anyone help me as to which one to buy and do they both come with the 'single button setup feature' to automatically detect IP addresses etc.

Please help me people i am stuck as to which one to buy


Answer:linksys WRT54G help

The speed-booster version is better, unless you plan on modifying it, then it depends on what models your modification works with.

do they both come with the 'single button setup feature' to automatically detect IP addresses etc.
Click to expand...

Not that I know of.

If you plan on using custom firmware, or modding the device, you need to be aware that Linksys has changed from linux with recent models to avoid liscensing issues, so you may not be able to modify the device you get unless you specifically shop for a model that you know the modification will work with.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Does anyone know, is there any way to tell if someone is hacking into my Linksys WRT54G wireless router? My lights are flashing when I,m not on the internet.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Turn on WEP or WPA, whichever your router supports.

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Hello, i recent purchased one of these wireless routers, and I want to make it as as secure as possible. Due to the fact that only one solitary wireless device will be using the wireless connection, is there a way that i can set the wireless signals to only accept my laptop's mac address? or any way at all that i can tell it only to allow my laptop to connect?. There are also two wired pc's connected to the router, but they are ok. I'm just worried about unwanted traffic on my wireless connection.

Thank You,

Answer:Help with Linksys WRT54G Please.

Well, i configured the router to only allow my laptop's mac address access. Anyone know how effective this is? or how i can test to make sure that its restricting access to other possible intrussions? (like change my laptop's MAC address temporarily or something without having buy an ethernet card or the like).

Thank you,

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Question: Linksys WRT54G-UK

I am a trying to set up a wireless network for the first time using a Linksys WRT54G-UK broadband router and a Speedtouch 330 modem. I seem to have got stuck on the basic hardware configuration because I can't see how the modem connects to the router as well as the phone point. Is it that I need a router that will accept a usb connection?I look forward to any ideas. Thank you

Answer:Linksys WRT54G-UK

Unfortunately, you have bought the wrong router for what you want to do. Your router is suitable for use with Cable Broadband (NTL & Telewest) where the supplied modem supports an ethernet connection.You cannot use a USB modem with a router and, for ADSL broadband via the phone line, you need a combined "Router/ADSL Modem" which replaces your existing modem.

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Ok, here is what I am trying to do.

My neighbor has wireless internet and has given me their WPA code so I can use their signal. The problem I have is that my desktop is on the other side of the apt and I bought one of the USB Wireless adapters & plugged it in. It recognizes the network & I can login, however the signal is very weak/low and the signal keeps dropping.

I need to find a way to increase the signal strength to my bedroom. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and was wondering if I could configure it to work on my desktop instead of the USB adapter (to gain better signal).

Is this possible and if not, what other things can I do to gain signal strength.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G help

doesn't work that way. You need a WRE54G on the side of the house that your neighbor is to grab that signal and retransmit it to your desktop. Takes some semi-advanced configuration though... I've always done it manually so you might have luck using the cd that comes with the device.

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Question: Linksys wrt54g


I have a Linksys wrt54g router , have had it for 2 years ans never used it. No tech support is available from cisco due to age of it.

I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit desk top, and i would like to set this up to use a Toshiba satellite windows 7 64 bit laptop in my home.

Can you direct me to a proper tutorial to do this or instructions you might have?

thanks in advance

Answer:Linksys wrt54g

When it says shut down cable modem, which is what i have, i am to unplug it?
thanks again

this is a dead link apparently as on the web page


* Linksys by Cisco: WRT54G User's Guide (PDF)

i found it on google

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Hi, i finally got it set up and everything but withOUT the linksys router my internet connection is 5x faster acording to i was download at a max of 52KB now it is 14KB please is there anyway to fix this

i have version 6 of the router and i already did a firmware upgrade

Answer:just got a Linksys WRT54G and i need some help

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Question: linksys wrt54g

My dad is restricting my internet use and I would like to know if there is a way to go in the router and change the settings. The username and password is not the default. I have already tried hitting the reset button on the back of the router, and that worked but he caught on and said dont do that. If there isnt a way into the router without knowing the login is there a way to connect to the internet through the cable modem?Or maybe is there a program that overides the restrictions. I just gotta know the login and i know what to do from there.Just give me anyway to connect to the internet. Thanks.

Answer:linksys wrt54g

If it is your dad that is paying the bill then it's up to him.If my son tried that sort of thing after being told that he was being restricted I would disconect him altogether for a while!!!!!!!

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Helping my son with an issue. He has a WRT54G router that he's been connected to for about three years. Today his Modem was giving him problems and the cable provider replaced it. They worked him through the registration process while he was wired into the modem. Afterwards, he attempted to connect to the router wirelessly. He was able to connect to the network but not the internet.

His system is an HP Laptop (sorry, don't have the model). He is running Vista home. The diagnosis said the issue was with the DNS.

We checked the cables and connections and the appear correct and good. He rebooted the computer, modem, and router. (Acutally, he unplugged them all and the restarted them. )

We could Ping the router, we cabled into the router and still couldn't connect to the internet. We checked the settings, released the DCHP and refreshed the DCHP. Nothing.

We reset the router to factory default and configured again. Nothing. Cable company says it's the router. Linksys won't provide the answer for less than $50.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Well, Don't ask me why, but out of frustration, I had him power down the Modem and power it back up again, and this time it worked. Thank you for those who took the time to read this. And I hope anyone who searches for an answer in the future gets a quick fix from here.

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Question: linksys WRT54G

Hi guys,

mabye you can help, i am having trouble configuring my broadband router, i would like to configure it like this
USB ADSL MODEM--PC--ICS--INTERNET PORT (back of router) --WLAN--WORK PC. I have a netgear wireless g USB WLAN adapter on the laptop which works fine.

The laptop (with adapter) can connect to the router with a 100% signal, BUT i cannot get the internet to work, any ideas? usually with ICS/LAN it just works....everything is connected properly. I can ping it and even go to the setting page

the router is a linksys WRT54G and has the following ports on the back ( DC in, 1,2,3,4, INTERNET) the INTERNET is where the ehternet cable coming from the PC is connected.

i know the ICS works as i can connect the laptop directly to it with no hassles and xbox live works

i have windows xp and all the necessary specs to run the lot.


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Question: Linksys WRT54G Qs

Bought the above-referenced router the other day. Set-up was a breeze and after a couple of hiccups, connectivity seems to be solid. However...I have noticed *considerable* increase in download times from the web. For example, on YouTube, prior to installing the router, I never had problems running any videos without lags. Now I lag and stop/start with every one I try to view. I now keep Task Mgr open at all times to observe performance and CPU use. My CPU% pegs with the WUSB54GC.exe process bouncing all over from 0% to ~ 80%. An average webpage stalls on loading. What can I do to get my previous download speeds back???

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Qs

I'm assuming that file is the connection utility that came with the installation CD?

Have you tried disabling that and using the Windows Connection Utility?

Have you scanned for virii or malware lately? Install anything other than the router?

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

hi im new here and am in need of help.i got given the Linksys WRT54G router by my cousin yesterday to use so i am able to go online on my playstaion 3. now im a bit confused. im with talktalk and i am using the SmartAx Mt882 modem. it says adsl on the modem and apparently the linksys router is dsl. does that mean i cant use it the routerif i am able to use it could someone quickly run through how i should be connectiong it up like the wires and things. many thanks

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forgot to add i didnt get a cd to help set it up

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I am trying to use a second WRT54G router that I have on hand as a WAP. I want it to connect to my main router (which is also a WRT54G), and access the internet so that I can use DirecTV's OnDemand functionality.

I have done everything imaginable to try to make this work and still cannot get my DVR to connect to the internet. I am making a connection to my main router. My DTV receiver shows me that I'm making that connectivity, but when trying to connect to the internet, it consistently fails.

I have opened up ports 80 and 8080 on Port Triggering on the main router as I have seen recommended in DTV's tech forum logs. I have ensured that my second router (the one I'm using as a WAP) has a completely different IP address than my main router. I have plugged them together and successfully "cascaded" them. I have set all of the IP setting on the DTV receiver to be the default settings for my network, including DNS.

I'm not sure what else to do. The fact that I can connect to the network tells me that I've got the connectivity set up properly. I'm guessing at this point, the problem lies in the main router and something that is blocking the second router from getting to the internet.

Any ideas???


Answer:Using Linksys WRT54G as WAP for DirecTV

You said that you are using the second router as a WAP, but you've also said that you have cascaded them. Does the second router have an AP mode, and that's what you're using? The "universal" way to use a router as a WAP is as follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there i... Read more

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Hi. My roommates and I recently set up a wireless network with the aforementioned router and have been having some strange difficulties. First off, only the person who set up the network has been able to connect to it. Secondly, not only can I (or my other 2 roommates) not connect to this network, it does several screwy things when we try. First of all, in the wireless connections box, in the top left corner when I attempt to connect, it will come up with "Not Connected" however, in the paragraph it describing the network it will say "You are currently connected to this network" and I don't have a connect option at the bottom, I have disconnect. Secondly, when I attempt to connect to the network, after failing, I will be unable to connect to any network at all until I restart my computer. I have been using the free wireless from the burrito place below me, and if I attempt to connect to it after having attempted to connect to our network, I am unable. Anyways, what should I do? Anybody know a quick fix here? Just let me know what information you need.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Problem, Please Help!

I'm going to repost this in Networking, not sure which it belongs in.

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I'm trying to connect a wrt54g v5 linksys router. Its connected to the internet and to my computer but I can't use my internet. It shows my subnet mask as and then switched to a little while later. Is that the problem because the router is set at Its connecting using DHCP settings and it shows my default gateway as in my local settings but its actually I'm also missing my host and domain address.

WHAT THE **** is going on? How do I get the subnet mask back to

Answer:Trying to connect a linksys wrt54g

have you tried resetting the router to factory default and doing a release and renew on your network adapter?

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Hi. My roommates and I recently set up a wireless network with the aforementioned router and have been having some strange difficulties. First off, only the person who set up the network has been able to connect to it. Secondly, not only can I (or my other 2 roommates) not connect to this network, it does several screwy things when we try. First of all, in the wireless connections box, in the top left corner when I attempt to connect, it will come up with "Not Connected" however, in the paragraph it describing the network it will say "You are currently connected to this network" and I don't have a connect option at the bottom, I have disconnect. Secondly, when I attempt to connect to the network, after failing, I will be unable to connect to any network at all until I restart my computer. I have been using the free wireless from the burrito place below me, and if I attempt to connect to it after having attempted to connect to our network, I am unable. Anyways, what should I do? Anybody know a quick fix here? Just let me know what information you need.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Problem, Please Help!

You're right this should be in Networking

OK, in answer to the question about it only saying disconnect even though it says you're not connected - don't worry - it happens to me and I have the same router!

Are all the PCs IPs set to auto?
Have you tried resetting the router with the button on the back?

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I have a question for you guys: I used to have a US Robotics USR805416 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter and a WRT54G linksys router. Although the connection wasnt always great ( resulting in disconnections etc ) I coult connect to the internet. The PCI adapter broke down and I just bought a new adapter but this time from a different brand ( hoping it would work a bit better -_- ). This was a D-Link 520+ PCI adapter.

Now I installed the software that was included with the card and a get a weak connection to my router ( like I used to get with my USR card ). The only difference is that now I can't connect with the internet
This is extremely frustrating knowing that this new card cost me 50 EUR and I don't feel like buying another one unless necessary.

The distance between the router and the adapter is kinda big but I notice that the antenna of the D-Link adapter is exactly the same as the USR.

I am completely clueless and I hope you guys can help me a hand here.
Oh yeah. P.S. I'm using Windows ME atm (yeah yeah I know it sucks...)

Thanks in advance!

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I recently purchased a Linksys Wireless expander WRE54G. I cannot get it to lock in with my Dell TrueMobile Wireless B/G router.
Someone gave me a WRT54G router and was going to try that with the expander but it does not have the software disk with the WRT54G.
Is there a recsource for the WRT54G software. I have looked all over for the firmware and cannot see mto find it. When I hook it up, I cannot even get the hardwired computer to work off one of the ports. Any help is appreciated.


Answer:Software for Linksys WRT54G?

Reset it by holding "reset" button from the back while you unplug and replug power cord.
Plug your network cable to one of the LAN ports, and restart your pc. you should get somewhere in or
Factory default ip for the linksys router is
That being said, if you're trying to use WRT54G as a "Access Point", you're going to change the settings and have it connected by wire on LAN ports between routers.

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If not, is there a 3rd party firmware that can do it? Hows the configuration like?

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Hey guys any idea on how to change the admin page for a Linksys WRT54G back to English? Its freaking stuck in another language after loaning it to a relative and I cant figure out how to get it back to English. Help please.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Router

I would suggest looking under admin

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Hey, I have been seeing a lot of people who have been having the same problem that I am having. My Xbox is saying that I have a "strict" NAT setting and I do not know how to fix it. Like I said, a lot of people on Xbox LIVE and have a WRT54G have been having this problem.

I have tried numerous things and nothing has worked. If someone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any technical questions to ask me I am all ears.

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Hi folks.Im just looking for some advice here, I have had a read through the topics on wireless network on a virgin broadband conection.Is the Linksys WRT54G the same as the WRT54GSUKwill the WRT54GSUK be ok for a cat5 wired conection for two desktops.manny thanks mr edd.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G / WRT54GSUK

The WRT54G is the standard 54Mbps version of the router. The WRT54GS is the version with SpeedBoost incorporated and, when used in conjunction with a compatible Linksys Wireless Network Adapter with SpeedBoost should connect at 125Mbps. I have this kit (although I no longer use the Linksys router) and have yet to be convinced that there is any speed increase at all.I actually contacted Linksys and asked if, in the adapter's Properties, it should show as connected at 125Mbps rather than 54Mbps. They couldn't (or wouldn't) give me a definitive answer.I mainly use a D-Link DI-524, or Netgear WGR614, rather than the Linksys which had a habit of losing connections to networked computers about twice a day. I think the WRT54G was a more reliable product than the SpeedBoost WRT54GS version.

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Hello fellow Hard Forumites.

I don't normally post to the hard forums, because I don't normally have anything to say. However, I am now stumped with a problem that should be so simple I shouldn't need to post it here.

One of my buds had an ancient D-Link router that didn't want to recieve DHCP updates from his provider (Charter). No problem, I said -- just go grab a new linksys WRT54G turn on remote administration, and I'll set it up.

Well, long story short -- it works fine for about 5 minutes. At the end of the 5 minutes, only web traffic works. He can't play games online (Eve, Battlefield, Counterstrike, whatever), can't use IM, can't do anything but surf the web. And even that seems to work only every other request.

I had my bud take back the router twice, and all of them exhibit the same problem. I've disabled all the firewall settings, changed anything else I can think of, and no matter what it works fine for less than five minutes, and then bam, nothing again.

Please Hard Forum -- you're my only hope!



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I have a WRT54Gv5 router that was on my older XP box for a long time. Worked great, no complaints. I got a new Vista computer and set everything up. I can get on the internet just fine, both hardwired and wireless.

I am trying to set up a static IP for port fowarding. But, I cant log into the router. the default gateway in IPConfig is - as it has always been. when I enter that address, I get the standard 'cannot display webpage' from ie, just as if I was not connected at all. I pinged the router, and did get replies.

I am about to lose my damn mind. Help?

Answer:Help loggin into Linksys WRT54G

Try typing in see if that works then 1.3 and so on, if not try resetting your router !

Rusty !

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I had an issue, only with my iphones and ipods, that they would not connect to my secured WEP network. My wireless PC's would connect and one TV. Message, "can not join to the network". After about an hour, I said the heck with it and reset my phones network settings. Still the same. Even reentered the password. So then I did a reset of the router. I look into the settings and the name that I had created was not there, and is defaulted to no security. Figured it was good. So now why do my phones, ipods, PC's still show that name as an available connection? Router is 14 yrs old. Starting to think it is crapping out. Any ideas? Thx, DM

Answer:linksys wrt54G reset

forgot I had to reset my wireless extender. All is good!

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I cannot connect my R61i using gets through everything except the last step, "waiting for IP configuration".  I can connect my older laptop to the same router using the same security, the Lenovo just doesn't work.  I downloaded everything I could find remotely associated with this from the Lenovo page. Does this Lenovo not operate under WPA/TKP or am I doing something dumb??? Any help would be appreciated. thanks, donnyboy

Answer:WPA/TKIP with Linksys WRT54G

Do you have Intel or Thinkpad wireless inside your R61i? Figure out which you have and then go to and download and install the latest driver. See if the driver update fixes your WPA problem. If it does not, update the firmware on the Linksys router. Go to and follow the instructions for updating your router.

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Been trying to put the linksys behind the NVG but no luck there...Next I tried to make the WRT54G as a repeater for wireless. It has much better wireless than the NVG does. For what ever reason I'm unable to make the router work as a repeater. Any help would be great.

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Hello there, Im looking for help for seting up a pair of wrt54g routers with my laptop. So this is the problem:

I have a Laptop with wifi that I setup to obtain an IP and DNS automatically in the properties of the connection.

I have a wrt54g in my home and another wrt54g at my office, their gateways for Internet are: home: and office: My problem is that everytime that I move from my home to my office or viceversa I have to set up the default gateways of my laptop MANUALLY to or, so I want to know what I have to do to change the default gateways on my laptop automatically without setting up manually.
Note.- I enabled DHCP in my routers, so the IPs are assigend automatically to the laptop.
Thanks in advance!!!

Answer:Please help me with a wrt54g Linksys router!!!

first let start with
both routers should be static at best set to as default gateway
disable dhcp all connected machines on this lan should have the numbers start after last digit 1
IE: to 255 you can leave dynamic if thats what your provider needs a with dhcp disabled the router and connected machines will not change address's
you don't say how many machine are on each router but should not matter
they to routers are not connected by a cat 5e cable but your trying to connect via wan internet
you need to set up a vpn config
routers have to be able to do this or try link 1
link 2
client software I have not used it
the ip number you need is the isp wan address should see this in status of router
this is the address to connect to other machine

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After I moved all of the stuff from my old house, I brought my old XP computer and put in my room. My Vista is in the living room. I wanted to connect the XP computer to the Internet but I have DSL so I cant connect it directly. I borrowed a Linksys WRT54G ver. 6 from my friend and I was wondering if I could find a way to use Tomato on it. Thanks in advance for all the help

Answer:Tomato on Linksys WRT54G ver. 6

With all due respect, WTF is Tomato?


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Is 802.11g fast enough to stream IPTV? If yes, how?

Thanks all.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G & IPTV

802.11g has a nominal data transfer speed of 54Mbps, although in practice it is likely to be closer to 30Mbps. Unless you have an internet connection of 20Mbps or more, the limitations of 802.11g aren't going to impact on your internet download speeds.

In any case, you can test for your self by comparing performance with a "wired" ethernet connection to your router, which will run at 100Mbps.

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I have a win7 pc that has been using a linksys wrt54g router to an ISP cable modem. Has worked for about a year with no problems. Suddenly, my wifi has died. I cant connect through the linksys and I cant see wifi using my iphone.

I tried to connect to the router on ports 1-4 using the ip address but all I get is "local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration"

So, do we think think the router has died? I tried to power it off and on and did the reset for 30 sec but still no help.

I also tried to connect straight to the router using my XP laptop but nothing...

Any ideas?

Answer:linksys wrt54g problems

I have the exact same router. I'm running 3 systems with Seven, one with XP, one with Vista, 3 iPod touch devices a Nintendo Wii and 2 networked printers. Zero problems. Most are on the WiFi, only my file server is direct-connect.

Sounds a little like the router has just crashed. Doesn't happen very often but it does happen. Try a hard-reset using the recessed reset button on the back. If, after that, you can't even connect to it with a cable directly then yeah ... yer probably looking at a dead unit.


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I have a LinkSYS WRT54G Cable Router...CANNOT get it working for the life of me! i work in I.T. as a technical support agent and it has baffled me! ive checked all the setting on the router config page! all working fine, done a factory reset and tried it again! pressed the button the front of the router, all the cables are plugged in fine as i used it at an old address perfectly!it picks up a wired network fine but no internet!not using it wireless to any other pcs's as i only have one pc, but i am getting an xbox 360 and want it wireless to that (not worried about that yet though!)anyone have any advise for me PLEEEAASSSEEE!!!!Thanks

Answer:LinkSys WRT54G - Not Working...

If any firewalls are installed on the PCs, uninstall them.This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Client, F-Secure, McAfee Firewall, Trend Micro, etc.In many cases, disabling the firewall is not enough; you have to actually uninstall it. Do not install or re-install the firewall until after you have the system functioning properly

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OK ... I'm sure this might have been asked, but i'll try to make it quick..

I have a Linksys WRT54G (ver. 6) and occasionally, it drops connection(common) but it's not getting any signal from my cable modem. So no computer in the house (wired or wireless) can get an internet connection..

The cable modem is fine, as if I plug a PC directly to the cable modem, I can get on the internet, so It has to be something with the Router. This is my 2nd Linksys router. I would try a different router, but I recently setup a WAP54G to bridge a wired network I have in a different location of my home, and i am unsure if i go with a different brand router that my WAP54G will function with say a D-Link or Netgear Router....

I tried updating the Firmware, but no such luck with this..
It happens like once a week or so.

Any suggestions?!

Thanks in Advance...

Answer:Linksys WRT54G question

clear data

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I cannot connect my R61i using gets through everything except the last step, "waiting for IP configuration".  I can connect my older laptop to the same router using the same security, the Lenovo just doesn't work.  I downloaded everything I could find remotely associated with this from the Lenovo page. Does this Lenovo not operate under WPA/TKP or am I doing something dumb??? Any help would be appreciated. thanks, donnyboy

Answer:Using WPA/TKIP with Linksys WRT54G

Maybe try uninstalling Access Connections and let Windows handle the connection.

______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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I have my desktop setup with this router and it works well. I just bought another desktop for office work and would also like to network it to my system. My question is instead of using another RJ45 cable can I use a NETGEAR WG111 USB adapter for a wireless connection. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G

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Okay, yes this is a four year old router that sucks balls but i'm to cheap to by a new router.
so i hacked it with dd-wrt and every thing was fine ran into a few problems reset the router and continued to work fine but dd-wrt was getting a little out dated so grabbed the latest files and went to install and thats were the problems started. it went to do a restart and the power light started blinking as normal boot up but it hasen't stopped tried changing to t10 halfduplex still nothing. any ideas would be great

Edit: i have also done the 30/30/30 with no luck

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Reset

i will move to networking, you may get more response there

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I have two PC's that connect to a Linksys WRT54G router.
One of the PC's was online and I think it got hacked.
The hacker got in through the wireless connection in the router.
I removed all PC's from connecting to the router and what I found is that the internet light flashes for traffic. Is this just standard internet traffic or is someone using the router? Is there anyway I can tell any IP addresses using the router?
Is DHCP more secure than static?
The safety measures I took was to enable the "Wireless MAC filter", which won't get me very far. Tomorrow I'm going to look at using WPA but I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions?


Answer:Linksys WRT54G security

Static is not necessarily more secure, but that way you can limit the range of PCs that can connect to only those that the router allows. The MAC-filter does the same, and is an extra security that you should definitely use.
You MUST activate the firewall in your router (if it has one) and set it to "Stealth" mode if possible. On top of that you need to install a software firewall on each PC, as well as AV-software.
Browse to and see how secure your PC is.

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I am using a Linksys Router, (WRT54G), and a Linksys PCI Card, (WMP54G). On my old PC I was running XP PRO, on my new one, I'm running XP Home SP2. I took the wireless card from my old PC and installed it on my new one, loaded all the same drivers but I cannot get it to connect. I see the signal strength, but when I try to connect to it, I can't. I've tried both letting windows configure my wirless connections and letting the Linksys utility do it. Neither will work. Just to make sure I wasn't crazy, I took the card out of my new PC and put it back in my old PC and it worked just fine. Do I need to maybe upgrade the firmware on my router to accomidate SP2??? Please help....

Answer:Linksys WRT54G issues with XP SP2?

Hello SybERkrimInAL and welcome to TECHSPOT!!

One: Windows XP Service Pack 2 sucks, it is very strict base on the setting and drivers. Put your wireless PCI card in ur new computer, wait until your Windows finish load everythings, uninstall the Microsoft Driver for Wireless and install your Retail driver. should work from now on.

Two: Make sure your internet or incoming cable or plug stay off the WAN. plug it in #1 instead WAN.

Three: Maybe you should upgrade your firmware, but not yet, if you are willing to format your new computer, install the SP1 first then try it out to see if it works.


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I just upgraded my BEFSR41 v2 to a WRT54G. Connected to it I have only my one PC and my XBOX. I shut everything down, switched the cables over and then restarted. XBOX can get online fine thru the new router but the PC shows a "network cable is unplugged" message, like it would if it wasn't connected to anything. Tried all the ports and still got the same thing. When I hook my PC direct to my modem (BEFCMU10) it detects the connection and when I hook back to the old router it also detects it. Any ideas as to what could be causing my PC to not see the new wireless router at all? Am I missing something obvious here?

Answer:[SOLVED] PC not seeing Linksys WRT54G

So what exactly is in the configuration that does not work? HAve you tried a different cable from the PC to the router's switched port?

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I'm trying to hook the wrt54g wireless linksys router up to a westell 2200 dsl modem. I go to the setup dic and run it with out the router in line. It get the config. off my modem and it tells me to hook the router up set it upbut tells me that the router is not connected to the internet. It then tells me to shut the modem down then restart it. It goes thru the setup and tell me the same thing.
Thanks for any help you can give me

Answer:wrt54g linksys router

The Westell 2200 DSL modem/router combo defaults to LAN address My guess is that the Linksys also defaults to the 192.168.1.x subnet. You can check that by looking at an ipconfig connected to each router; also the manual on your CD will tell you the default. If that is the case, reset the Linksys to factory default settings and pick one of the following options.

1. Change the LAN subnet of one router to something else; say, 192.168.3.x. Change its Dhcp server address range accordingly if it doesn't change automatically. This is probably the easiest change to make, but is the inferior option.

2. Configure the Westell into bridge mode, making it act as a modem only.

3. Configure the Linksys as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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Just bought the linksys wrt54g wireless router. All the LAN connected PCs work fine. The configuration on my laptop works fine too. My problem, i often have to on my PC to enable the wireless signal so that my laptop can be used. But most of the time, after i have selected the saved the settings, the LED for wireless signal will not light up. I tried accessing the config page and try all over again. The config show that the wireless signal is enabled, but not the LED light. I try using my laptop to access the network, but cant find the signal. So i unplug and connect back the power cord for the router, then the LED light up.

Is it a firmware problem or hardware problem? Have anyone experience this?

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I've recently got a Linksys WRT54G so that I could connect my step-dads computer and mine together so I could have access to the internet. Unfortunatly, my step-dad does his banking over the internet, and he is concerned about people connecting to the wireless router and hacking his bank account.

what is the most secure way to set up the wireless network? and would that protection be any good against people trying to hack in?


Answer:Linksys WRT54G Security

BRAVO! You asked and you're concerned.

In short YES you need encryption and NOT the WEP kind -- WPA or WPA2 are

Let's chat re online security with banking.

1) the Bank will use HTTPS:// on its url; this is an encrypted link from the
browser to the bank.

2) ALL your systems should be running a firewall

3) the Wireless WPA security sets between your router and the wireless user/browser.

4) your systems will then reject foreign users attempting to access your
LAN, and thus not get access to File Shares, user files, and/or User cookies.

If you have Firefox, set the preferences to Clear Private Data upon exit
and then after a Banking session, QUIT the browser or at least use
Tools->Clear Private Data.

If you visit a HOTSPOT, NEVER perform any banking transactions or let your
Pop3 Email Client access your email on the ISP. Instead, use the Webemail
from your ISP.

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I will be moving to a house that will be on charter 30Mbps with voip phone. House is 2 stories and over 2600 and pretty long because the 2nd floor only covers less than half of the 1st floor.
Wireless devices wont be doing much heavy lifting, just browsing the web and such.

So my question is will my old wrt54g work fine here or will I see a huge difference by getting one of those dual band gigabit routers as far as wifi signal range and bandwidth bottlenecking?


Answer:will a linksys wrt54g be good enough here?

My WRT54GL maxed out at about ~35Mbps using the latest Tomato firmware. It should do fine. I upgraded to an Edgemax Lite as my edge device and just use the WRT54GL as an access point now.

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A friend gave me a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. They had it in use for quite some time before it was given to me. I'm now trying to set it up, however when I use 'Admin' for the user name and password the router is not granting me access. It has been some time since the person used it and they cannot remember if the created a password. Is there any way to restore factory settings so that I may reconfigure the router?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G troubles

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I'm not able to access the config page (, but for some reason, I can still use the internet behind the router. Also, The power light is blinking in even intervals. Help me out, please.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G V3.1 woes

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hi all,
i am planning for linksys wireless router wrt54g
i want some tech. info about wrt54g.
manly bandwidth, frequency.
so please provide me if someone knows it.

Answer:want some information about linksys wrt54g

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I have to set up a linksys router for my sisters computer. I know nothing about them when it comes to dsl. It is sbc yahoo dsl, and i thought it would go easy, but dident.

I connected the router, reset everything, and the main computer downstairs can not get on (sisters computer is going to be wireless)

As soon as i plug in the linksys router, i try to connect to dsl, and this is what i get

Error Connecting to DSL Connection
Connecting through WAN Miniport (PPOE)..

Error 678. The remote computer did not respond.


Answer:SBC Yahoo Dsl with Linksys wrt54g

Really what you want to do is go into the router configuration and set up PPPoE on the Connections tab. Put in the login and password that they are currently using to get online. Then check the router status page to see if it connected and got an IP successfully.

Then, set each computer to Automatically get an IP address. Then set up Wireless MAC Address Filtering, and WEP/WPA as per the directions in the user manual.

Doing this, the router makes and maintains the connection to the DSL service, as opposed to each computer doing so. Then each computer gets assigned an address from the router, as well as other relevant into it needs to surf the net.

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I just installed this router. I have internet through roadrunner/timewarner. In my area, a standard account gets 5 meg down and 384 up. When I am connected to the router by cat5, I get about 4800 down. When I use my onboard 802.11g wireless (Asus P5AD2E-Premium) to connect to it via wireless, my connection shows 54meg... But when I run a speedtest I only get about 2 meg down. If I disable the wireless and use my ethernet port, I get 4.8 meg down. Any ideas? I've already upgraded to the latest firmware.


Answer:Linksys wrt54g question

Welcome to the joys of wireless Even though your connection is negotiated at 54Mbps, you'll rarely seen anything close to that. Though you shouldn't be below 5Mbps. But if you add in encryption like WEP or WPA, it gets much, much worse.

I just ran a test here at home on my laptop, connection is 3000/256, router is a WRT54G:
Using an 11Mbps 802.1b connection (WPA) - 1500/233
Using an ethernet connection - 2700/231

There are a few things that might help you, though.
1) If you only have G cards, then go into the wireless settings on the router and change the default mode from mixed to G only. That may help.
2) You can also try enabling frameburst in the advanced options page.

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My wireless network is a Linksys WRT54g and 2 computers running WMP54g and 1 with a dell wireless. My computer has a Linksys NIC, and I'm the closest to the router having to only go through 1 wall and about 10 feet of distance. I have no problems on my part. The computer with the Dell is 2 rooms away (approx. 30ft. away) and goes through many more walls and the other Linksys NIC is 3 rooms away (approx. 40 - 50ft. away). They can both download at the rated speed of the ISP and browse pages and what not, but when it comes to gaming, they get terrible packet loss and high pings, 3x the ping of mine sometimes. They even get dropped sometimes. This problem used to not occur when the router was in my room, but I have since moved it to another room adjacent to mine. Firmware and drivers are all up to date, transmitting power is at 100% and I changed the channel to 11 in case the default was interfering with other wireless products in the house (even though this was never a problem before). These solutions did not fix the problem. Could this all be because I simply moved it 1 room over and now it's too far away for them?

Answer:Linksys WRT54g problems

it could easily be becaused you moved it.

have you looked at any of the other firmware, i believe some of them give you increases signal. i think the other firmwares are hyperwrt and alchemy

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I set up a Linksys WRT54G for my neighbors, but I left the default password and username (Thought both were blank default, or atleast user=administrator)...Well i guess someone hacked into the router or whatnot and changed the wep...and possibly username/ my only option to hard reset the router? What are the default user/pass for the wrt54g? Thanks

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Hacked...

totally wrong forum, but its admin for password nothing for user name. If they changed the WEP you probably need to hard reset the router. I'm getting pissed that all my damn neighbors have their routers with no passwords or anything, I think i'm gonna go in and change their SSID to PUTAPASSWORDON! or something.

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I got EarthLink DSL and a Linksys WRT54g router. How do I setup the router to allow the computers connected to it to use the internet also?

I already set up my router to connect to the internet, and my computer works fine. My computer can also access the 2nd computer, and visa-versa. But the second computer's internet does not work.

I tried setting up ICS, but is it possible with one nic? I set my network connection as my internet connection, but my network setup wizard cannot be completed.

So what do I have to do to share my dsl?

I want to have to use a proxy or w/e as my last resort. Thanks.

Answer:Sharing DSL with Linksys WRT54g

Ok first make sure the dsl router is connected to the WAN(not uplink) port. The two computers connect to the numbered ports. You may have set up bridging on the modem or call up earthlink and ask them if you need to change any settings on the modem. I know for sprint I have to telnet into the modem and tweak some stuff for the dsl to work through the wrtg54...but it does. The default settings on the router should work without a lot of tweaking.

Yes you need two nics(or 1 nic one modem to share dialup) to use ICS, but the WRTG should handle the job fine.

If your two computers can see each other, the router is working. If the second computer cant get net it is either a problem on the second computer or perhaps the bridging issue I encountered with sprint. Again you will have to check with earthlink to make sure you dont have to do any gymnastics to get the dsl to share.

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I have just recently set up the above wireless network for my Sony Vaio desktop to run remotely from my sons Compaq desktop. The Sony is approx 46' away and thru 3 walls. Problem is this: when my son is not using his computer the connection to wireless is very fast. When he gets on his computer this connection becomes sketchy to none. I have changed channels from 1 to 11 to 6 and 6 is the best so far. However, I still have the same problem. Lack of consistent connectivity. Do I keep trying the different channels or am I too far away for this to work properly or do I need to reconfig the setup in some way? I did buy and install the higher gain antennae. Somewhat better but, nothing to write home about. Any thoughts?

Sony Vaio- XP Media Edition pro-Pentium D
Compaq - XP Pro-Pentium 4

Answer:Linksys wrt54g v 2.2/Netgear wg 311 v 2

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Well im on the only thing i dont like about this router compared to my D-link. On the D-link you can set up a static IP to a certain MAC address while DHCP is on. I have friends come over and what not that want an IP fast. And they are too stupid to set up a static IP. So what im wondering is if there is a way for my NIC to always get the same address from the router based on my MAC without having to totally set up static networking. The reason i need this is because i need ports forwarded for some programs, but if my IP changes i have to do a lot of work to reset them all.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G static IP

for static dhcp based off mac you have to use a third party firmware. such as dd-wrt.

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For the last couple of weeks or so, my Linksys router will cut out once every five minutes - well, it will cut out my internet connection. I can still connect to my router when it's been disconnected from the net.

It seems to last long enohgh for MSN to disconnect, and then everything is fine... for 5-10 minutes, maybe 20... then it comes back.

Any thoughts/ideas?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G keeps cutting out

The lights on your modem all stay lit, right?

Have you tried resetting the router?

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I just moved to a person's basement. He has DSL connected with PPPOE. I set up my router on his connection so I can get the Internet on my computer downstairs.

It seems to work except for the fact that some sites work while others won't. MSN Messenger refuses to connect, microsoft sites in general are slow, there are some other sites that I can't seem to connect to either, like my bank's online banking or my university's email service.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Problems, Help please!

If you weren't connected behind a router, do those sites you mentioned work fine?

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This router has gone wild...

Frequent Slow Downs for No reasons what so ever.

Factory settings to messing with MTU... nothing seems to correct it.

It'll slow down to about 40 kbps and sometimes just stop working.

Brand new, and very slow...

2nd one...

what the hack is going on??

Answer:Linksys WRT54G v5 * PROBLEMS! *

The WRT54G version 5.0 uses completely different operating system than previous WRT45Gs. Its based on VxWorks. I'm not sure about the problem you are mentioning. I would try resetting the router back to factory defaults. Also considering upgrading it to the latest version available on

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okay, so i've had my linksys router up and running for a couple weeks now and it has been runnign great, up until I flashed it. Before I get into that though, here's my environment:

HTPC - WinXP SP2 fully updated - Dlink 802.11b PCI NIC
Workstation - WinXP SP2 - Netgear WG311 802.11g v2 NIC
Gaming rig - WinXP SP2 - Netgear WG311 v1 NIC
Laptop - WinXP SP2 - Orinoco 802.11b Silver PCMCIA
Each machine was updated and working fine (except for the HTPC). All the 802.11g cards connected at 54Mb/s all the time and had no problems. The HTPC would continuously negotiate from 11 to 5.5 to 2 to 1 Mb/s..not in that order all the time, but would always renegotiate it's speed depending on it was being used.

Then I decide to update it to the latest version for security purposes (2.04.4). I reset it, power cycled it..the works.

Now the HTPC still has it's problems...however now my workstation is having the same problems... It cannot hold a 54Mb/s connection. The only thing that has changed was the flashing of the router. I called Linksys, but their 2nd tier support denies the router has any problem since the 802.11g-v2 NIC connects just fine even though the 802.11g-v1 cannot. The workstation and game station are literally right next to each other, antenaes at the same position.

I know standards are standards...but something is off here.

Am I wrong in continuing to argue with Linksys about this router? No matter what revision of firmware I use, same problems occur.
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Answer:Linksys WRT54G oddity

Everytime I've serviced erratic connection speeds on the WRTG54 its been due to interference from other devices. I'm sure you already checked for that though... I've never had problems after firmware upgrades. Reminds me of the client who had his WRTG54 on top of the microwave, next to his cordless phone station, next to his cordlessfax...

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Hi there guys, I have put a hacked version of wrt54g firmware onto the box and now have snmp enabled. I was wondering if anyone knows a way of adding an inbuilt bandwidth log so that I know how much I have used, or even a program, other than wall wathcer,prtg and mrtg that is simple to use and provdies totals and graphs, something like DU meter but for the whole network, or even just text infromation in the router. Thanks

Answer:Linksys wrt54g bandwidth

What hacked firmware are you using?

I know a quick easy way to setup the WRT54G routers is the DD-WRT firmware using the RFlowCollector add-on. This is what I am currently using at home. I haven't found a way for the monitoring machine with RFlowCollector to retain any information past a reboot or crash though. So I suppose that's its limiting factor.

I'm sure there are alternate options, but this was the most hassle-free for me.

Good luck!

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hey guys i have a WRT54G version 3 and once in awhile i would get nasty high ping like 250+ when gaming when regular it would be 30-50... its been becoming more frequent.. ive tried so much crap it works for about 20mins then its back to ultra high ping, anyone have a fix??

Answer:Linksys WRT54G problem

what firmware are you running?

also, any bittorrent traffic in your network?

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Since there have been many posts recently "What wireless solution should I choose?, cry cry cry" and I keep answering with the same answer, here is a post that should answer some questions.

Why should I purchase a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router?
- This router runs the 802.11g standard (54MPbs)
- This router has good performance and documentation right out of the box.
- The range is not phenominal but it ranks very high amongst others in my book.

I keep hearing about this "3rd Party Firmware" for the WRT54G/WRT54GS, what is it?
- There are a few options you have with the WRT,
WiFi-Box, Sveasoft's Firmware, and HyperWRT

With Sveasoft there are a few different versions to choose from. Read the documentation carefully and choose which one you would like to go with. I personally recommend the later versions of Alchemy.

Options I have seen in the Alchemy revision firmwares
- Wireless Bridging (The bridged WRT can connect clients via wireless AND via CAT5)
- XMIT adjustment options (Bumping up juice to antennas for extended range)
- The whole WDS feature just blows me away, read documentation because that is a whole 'nother scenario to dig into.

I'll add to this when I can think of something I may of forgotten.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G --EVERYONE READ

Good info. I swear by this router and the WAP54G for my home/home office clients. It should be noted that the stock firmware supports bridging as well, but the alternate firmwares have a little more flexability in this regard.

Edit: Don't forget EWRT and


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First off... I hate AOL, always have, always will, but the person I am helping refuses to get rid of it because they think it is more "convienent" than a real ISP.

Anyhow, this person has AOL broadband and wanted to add a wireless network to his home. Ok no big deal, we get a Linksys WRT54G since I know he does not have a router or anything beyond the XP SP2 firewall.

So I first try setting it up like I would on a regular network, but of course it wont authenticate with AOL.

Then I decide to forget trying to secure the desktop computer, threw a second NIC in the computer and tried to configure ICS. Well I tested it, and ICS is working and packets are getting routed. The problem is the AOL creates a hidden PPP WAN miniport that I can not use ICS over (does not show up in Network Connections except for a brief second when connecting or disconnecting). So the computer is routing from one NIC to the other like it should with ICS on, but it is not using the AOL connection. So basically it does not work.

Any suggestions? I think if I could turn ICS on on the PPP WAN Miniport (I'm guessing this is just the PPoE driver) that it would work, but with it hidden I don't see that happening easily.

Answer:Broadband AOL and Linksys WRT54G

AOL is really not uniform in this regard. it really depends on who is providing the actual DSL connection.

Sometimes you can use regular PPPoE on the router or miniport on XP like:

[email protected]/password

if the dsl provider have them statically routed to the aol edge device then you would peobably need to auth with america online/no password, yes there is a space.

some routers don't like the space, some routers like linksys have firmware you can download that will actually include aol dsl as an option alongside pppoe/pptp/heart/ et cetera.

don't ask me how i know this.

also is you have 9.0 SE you could probably use port magic to automatically do this for you IF ITS A NEW NETWORK. if it's a pre-existing network, it will mess it up.

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I flashed my wrt54g with the latest alchemy bios and now it wont even turn on!
All I get is the diagnostic light (red) lit the entire time and I cant reset it.
I've tried unplugging it, holding the reset button for 20 secs - nothing works

Any suggestions?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G Dead?

read up, i believe it tells ya how to revive them.

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I am currently using a basic DSL Modem to access the Internet. It is connected to a WRT54G Router with long range antennas and my current V5/6 with dd-wrt works like a dream for multiple users. All connection is via WIFI except a VoIP unit plugged into one of the Router ports. All of this has proven reliable and works very well.

I am interested in replacing only the DSL Modem with ATT LTE hotspot(?) like Sierra 754S or NetGear 781S by using a mini USB to LAN adaptor cable to connect to the router.and program off the hotspot built-in WIFI output. These units will accept MIMO higher gain antennas and should work well in this hilly area.

I have contacted a number of so called tech support folks and I might as well have been speaking in French.
It makes perfect sense to me to simply want a modem replacement which gets it's Internet access from cell towers. I can only find "enterprise" boxes at absurd prices that seem (?) to have this capability. Am I crazy? What am I missing here. One thing I do see clearly with specifications that are incomplete and visible connectors, etc, not described anywhere in so called specifications, is that this is all about marketing and a
concept push as to how these and similar products should be used..

I would appreciate any experience or information on this. I can't understand why this is not a typical or standard application. Many folks are set up with good routers? Thank you/

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Hi , I have a bluray player that I want to get internet to that is downstairs. I would like to use my old Linksys WRT54g ver 2 router to do this. I just put DD-WRT firmware on it. I have a Linksys E1000 as my primary router. All I want to do is be able to to put the Secondary router (WRT54G) downstairs near the bluray player and run an ethernet cable from the lan port on the router to the ethernet port on the bluray player to get internet access. What is the best way to do this? Client bridge or Client mode? Step by step instructions would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Want to you use my old Linksys WRT54g ver 2 as a bridge


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Well the model of my linksys is in the title so If you need It have a look at the title, so what I wanted to know was, what exactly does resetting my router do (be as detailed as possible) Is It hard to reset a router? and do you think that in my case resetting is necessary.

I forgot my wpa key, also my default password Is not "admin" I'm pretty sure I changed it after I got my router.

Answer:Resetting my linksys WRT54G

Pressing the reset button on the back of the router for about five seconds will reset the router to the factory default state as described in the manual:

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I come home tonight and my router appears to be dead. I've hit the reset button and tried it in many different outlets in the house and I don't get any power lights coming on.

I'm assuming she's dead...? Probably due to a crappy surge protector which I just found out seems to have short in the cord. The surge protector is now in the trash.

Any other options to troubleshoot or am I resolved to buy a new router tomorrow?

Suggestions on a new router?


Answer:Linksys WRT54G won't power up

depending on the version some of them had faulty power supplies

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I am using a linksys WRT54g router with dd-wrt firmware and would like to set up a connection at my son's house which is about 30 yards away. I have increased the TX power from 70 to 225 with minimal improvement. Is there any way to increase the range of the router or bolster the signal? I could not find any external antennas that support this version of the WRT54g. Would I get a better signal by creating a bridge between the two houses and if so how is this done?

thank you!

Answer:Low wireless signal linksys WRT54g v8

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HiMy PC went a bit funny the past few days, I took it to the shop to get fixed and they wiped my drive clean. I lost all my stuff about 46gigs of software and work ect. I have the follwing router Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router, but i can't seem to find the drivers for it. Can anyone advise were I can download some drivers for the Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router, as I have misplaces the cd.I have been on their home page, but they only seem to offer the US version.cheers

Answer:Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router

You don't need any router specific drivers as you connect via ethernet link or wireless connection. If you have re-installed these drivers then you can connect to the router. Try using the LinkSys setup advisor to re set up your router here

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I have a linksys WRT54G router which has the power LED blinking. I googled out and found that the blinking LED indicates corrupted firmware and needs a firmware upgrade. I tried the below things but they didnot help.

1. Power cycled the router ( 3 minutes) with all cables unplugged, blinking problem continues

2. Connecting the PC ethernet port and router port 2, tried to open the web admin tool typing Got the below message

"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at"

3. Assigned a static ip (see the static_ip.jpg) attached. ping and ping works

4. downloaded tftp.exe and WRT54g v3.1 firmare from website and tried to upgrade but firmware upgrade failed 3 times

5. power led still blinks. Any clues to resolve this. Please help

Answer:Linksys WRT54G power LED blinking

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I've been trying to install this with no success. I have Bellsouth DSL which works fine on its own but when i try to run set-up to install linksys, the router is unable to connect to the internet. I've reset the router, turned the dsl modem off with no luck. Any ideas?

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So a litle more then a year ago, I set up my first wireless network using the WRT54G. It was still only version 1.0. I have the router set up in the basement, I tried using my laptop on the back porch, and I had a very horrible connection. I then started to look around for a different solution. This was before the high gain antanaes for the router. And then I can't remember how, but I found this firmware program called Satari. It gives you tons of more feutures then the standard firmware put out by linksys. One of which allows you to boost your siginal strenght by raising your xmit power (basicly overclocking the router).

But anyway, just recently my router has been disconnecting from my cable internet modem. And I find myself hard restetting it at least once a day in order to gain internet access. I can still access my router and ping other computers on the network, but neither wired nor wireless can access the internet until I reset the router. Does anybody have any idea what is going on? I've alread tried cloning my mac address, disenabling WEP, and several other things. Or could this just be a dreaded failure from esentially overclocking my router, but if this was true, I don't know why the wire switch would be effected......

Answer:Satori firmware for Linksys WRT54G

put it back to the regular mac address.. maybe it will work without disconnecting .

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First senario,
I setup the Linksys WRT54G and installed the Wireless-G PCI Adapter on a WinXP Pro with SP1. I used a WEP key and connected, everything went smooth. Internet and everything was working.

Second Senario,
Recently formatted, I now have WinXP Pro SP2. I have the same router settings and I go to install the Wireless-G PCI Adapter drivers/wifi util. Everything installs fine, wifi nic is recognized etc. I disable windows from controlling the wifi connections so I can use linksys's util (as I did in senario 1). This time it connects to the access point but says. "Connected to access point but no internet connection". So I can see the router, I have a DHCP address X.X.X.101 . But it wont connect to the interenet. So I tried upgrading the firmware on the router (to 2.04.4), didnt help. Same error. Looked for updated wifi nic driver (there are none, stock ones are the latest). I tried diabling WinXP's built in firewall, still doesnt get internet. I don't understand what is wrong. I can see the router but the router doesnt have an internet connection? The icing on the cake is there is a computer "wired" into the router via cat5 and it can access the net just fine. So the router see's the cable modem. I have search google and seen other people with the same issue but no resolutions were posted. I think it has to do something with XP SP2 but I dunno.

Have any idea?

Answer:Linksys WRT54G / Wireless-G PCI problems

More debugging required:

Did you check to see if its a dns issue? vs

Did you make sure default gateway matches your router's ip address? (ipconfig from dos prompt)

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So I know theres a bunch of topics dealing with this but I couldent really find what i was looking for. I have and old desktop upstairs that has no wireless card. My Verizon Fios actiontec is located downstairs and i have no way to physically connect the two. I have a Linksys WRT54G that is not connected to anything and I was wondering how I could use the Linksys to recieve the wireless signal and then use it on my desktop.

Thanks, Brian

Answer:Linksys WRT54G with Verizon Fios

Here is a link that hopefully will cover this for your model.

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alright, i apologize for being a n00b, but i'm in a big problem. yesterday i purchased a linksys wrt54g wireless router. after about 3 hours of trying to get it set up, i finally succeeded and now i am on using it. so, now i try taking a step forward and i try using my psp to connect to the router. it finds the signal easily, but it cannot get an internet connection. it gives me the error, "80410D09". i tried googling it, and i get results, including one linking me to these threads (how i got here), but nothing worked. i tried using wep, which i am doing now, and it still is giving me that same error. as far as i know, i'm not using any mac filtering. i just upgraded the firmware to 3.3.something and it's still not working and it is driving me insane. one of the main reasons i purchased the router was so i could go online with my psp and in the future my nintendo ds. i'm going crazy here! someone, please help me!

edit: infact, i was using mac filtering but i am permiting the psp's mac address to access however it is still giving me the same error. i also have a 10 digit wep enabled and have everything copied down exactly right. however, i am still getting the same error.

Answer:desperate help need! psp and linksys wrt54g related!

so that you may rule out wep as a cause of the problem, disable encryption and any mac filtering. if you succeed in connection, enable them one by one and see if you can find what causes it to fail.

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HiI have the follwing router Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router, but I dont have the disk any more, In the past I went on their site and downloaded the software and it worked fine. I have since brought a new pc and wish to install the router again. When I go to the Linksys site to download the driver software, the file is about 3+mg. I do recall the software file being much larger the last time about 30+meg, not sure what I am doing wrong. I no longer have the old pc to take the software off. Can anyone advise were I can download some drivers for the Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router. cheers

Answer:Linksys wireless WRT54G v.2.2 Router

No need to `install` a router - just plug it in and access the interface from a browser. If you mean your wireless adapter, yes you do need a driver for that.

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I've had this router for quite a while, the settings settings that are saved on it have been saved for quite a while, me connection settings have not changed at all.

When I had XP, I could always type in "" into my browsers address bar and access the settings. I still have my password written down also, but heres my problem.

When I type this into my browser, it just Google searches it. I've tried IE7, Chrome, and Opera. Same result with every browser.

The reason I need to get in, is because my wireless just randomly stopped working one day. It isn't transmitting a signal, and the yellow "Cisco Systems" LED on the router itself is no longer lit.

Has anyone else had this or a similar problem? Is there a fix for it, and if you need more details about my situation I can provide them promptly, just let me know. I'd really like to get back on my gaming consoles- the wireless signal is my only way to connect to the Internet through my consoles.

Answer:No wireless signal for Linksys WRT54G


To have access and control the router first you have to be connected with wire not wireless.

Then,go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click on the little house and enter, right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,there you can enable and configure Network\Wireless.

Note: if you have installed any firewall software,you may need to disable it before following the above step.

Finish and post back.

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I was updating my firmware, then I power cycled and now the power LED is flashing which indicates a firmware problem. I have no clue how im am supposed to fix this. Im plugged directly into my modem (sprint 660). I printed out directions on fixing it and I have the right firmware downloaded and tftp, but I just don't know how to fix this. Techguy, your my last hope before a new router, help!!!

Answer:Linksys WRT54G firmware problem

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Just got an HP dv9000cl with build-in ABG networking card. My WRT54G "pins" connectivity on my old Thinkpad with Linksys adaptor. The HP gets 3-bars (good) and sometimes drops me entirely while the Thinkpad races on at max. But, I took the HP to Barnes & Noble and got all 5 bars for 2.5 hours straight. router (I think) is the cause. The router is 7' off the ground and away from electronic stuff. No wireless phone nearby. No bluetooth nearby. The signal goes through two walls and 30 feet to get to the two laptops. The Thinkpad is XP; the HP is Vista. I've thought about the signal-enhancing antennae, but the reviews are terrible. I've tried all 11 channels, one at a time, and found channels 1,6 and 11 to work best. I have it set at 11. Any recommendations?
Many thanks!

Answer:Linksys WRT54G weak connectivity

I don't know why the reviews of hi-gain antennas are terrible, I've found they do an excellent job with issues like this. That would be my first attempt, since I see 7dB omni-directional antennas on sale for less than $20 regularly.

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Hey guys! I need some help. Does anyone here know if it's possible to set up my linksys wrt54g as a repeater to connect it to a D-Link DSL-604+ (the router connected to Internet) without WDS? The linksys router has WDS capabilities where as the D-Link does not.

In other words... is there anyway I can set any router as a repeater by wireless means, without using WDS?


Answer:Need help setting up Linksys wrt54g as repeater

Tuvok said:

Hey guys! I need some help. Does anyone here know if it's possible to set up my linksys wrt54g as a repeater to connect it to a D-Link DSL-604+ (the router connected to Internet) without WDS? The linksys router has WDS capabilities where as the D-Link does not.

In other words... is there anyway I can set any router as a repeater by wireless means, without using WDS?

Thanks.Click to expand...


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My brother couldn't remember his WEP key for wireless access so he called me for help since I managed to find the key on a router at his in-law's house. For some reason the default username and password for the router (Linksys wrt54g I think) wasn't working so I suggested he reset his router to make sure everything went back to default so he could go in and assign a new WEP key that he wouldn't forget.

He reset the router but then the internet wouldn't work at all. He tried turning the modem off and on again and plugging his computer directly into the modem but that didn't work either. I don't really know what could have happened to make his modem not work. I'm not sure of what all he did either. He uses AT&T if that makes any difference.

Any help would be much appreciated in how to make the modem work again so we can fix the router problem so he can use the internet. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Speedstream 4100 and Linksys wrt54g

I'm also with AT&T (used to be BellSouth) and ever since AT&T took over, I used have to type my WEP key in everytime I tried to connect to the internet. That grew old quick, so I contacted their support desk and they told me how to disable the WEP all together. They give you an address to type in and e-mailed very explicit instructions on how to do it. Ever since I disabled it, I've no problems whatsoever. I don't if that helps much, but it's a start.

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hi !

where can i download the Linksys setup cd-rom for a wrt54g ?

Answer:Linksys setup cd-rom wrt54g download ?

I am assuming this is the first WRT54G [not 54G2 or 54G-TM]

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

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Does this router have it? I don't think it does but I'm just wanting to confirm, as there is no result I've found when searching. Luck just sucks these days...

Here is the picture of the router:

Answer:Linksys WRT54G and Wi-Fi Protected Setup

by protected do you mean wireless encryption? the linksys wrt54g does support wireless encryption in the forms of wep, wpa, and wpa2.

linksys wrt54g routers are imho probably the best routers for a home networking setup. although, their newer versions have nice shiny looking cases that don't really promote very good heat dissipation. i would go with what you have pictured.

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The other day I bought the WRT54G to use in my apartment, sharing the connection amongst four of us. I'm the only one who doesn't use my cell as my primary phone; instead, I use Vonage. I bought the WRT54G to be able to use QoS features, since my roomies aren't always good about keeping the cable line de-saturated with their downloads.

I know about the Sveasoft firmware, but after doing some reading I'm hearing some bad things about their business practices (GPL and whatnot). I don't mind paying $20 to get the good stuff, but I don't want to pay it if I can otherwise legally aquire the same thing.

I do not want to get into even somewhat gray areas here, since I'd rather get good quality advice. Please don't tell me to look on P2P sites or the like. (That's what PMs are for. ) But seriously, what are my options to enable QoS, and make use of some other cool options on my new router?

Oh yes, almost forgot: Some instructions on what I need to do would also be helpful. I've done firmware upgrades, of course, but if there's some esoteric method for doing things, please let me know that, too.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G alternative firmware

Check out Hyperwrt 2.0 at
It works great for me.

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A while ago I updated my Firmware on the router to whatever was most current on the Linksys linksys site, and everything worked fine while connected through the router to my PC. I began to have some lag issues in video games, so I reset my modem and when I went to plug everything back in I could not connect to the internet, so I had to connect directly to my computer from the modem, which is how I am able to get on the internet now.

Well, now that I have a laptop laptop , I want to be able to get online with it all over the house or use it to multi-task. I just tried to update the firmware and reconnected the ethernet cable from the router to my PC and the ethernet cable from the modem to the back of the router and even after the firmware update I still cannot connect to the internet, or get wireless on my laptop.

Anyone had this problem and/or know how to fix it?

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Problems with Linksys WRT54G v2.2 Router

What's the exact make/model of the modem?

Try this procedure to get the router connected?
Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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My linksys befsr41 just crapped out and i replaced it with a wrt54g i first experience with wlan.
I want to be able to access internet wirelessly through my dell axim x30, and I need help setting up and configuring both the x30 and the wirelss router.

I have the router working properly on the wired side of the network.

please help


Answer:dell axim x30 and linksys wrt54g

The Axim only supports 802.11b, so you'd have to enable that mode on the router. It also only supports WEP, so if you have encryption enabled on the router, you'd have to switch to the much less secure WEP encryption. It will also suck battery life very quickly with wireless enabled. The PocketPC 2003 version of Internet Explorer is really not that impressive.

Depending on what you want to do with wireless networking, you may be disappointed. An old PDA doesn't come close to the power and features of new mobile devices.

For specifics on how to use wireless networking, refer to the manual.
Dell Axim x30 Manual

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