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WRT54G2 Wireless-G BroadBand Router Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G BroadBand Router?
2.  How do I reset the Linksys WRT54G2 to factory default settings?
3.  What is the warranty period for the Linksys WRT54G2?
4.  What wireless standards are supported by the Linksys WRT54G2?
5.  What do the LEDs on the Linksys WRT54G2 indicate?
6.  What are the ports on the router’s back panel?
7.  How do I update the firmware of the Linksys WRT54G2 router?

SETTINGS AND SECURITY

1.  What is the default IP Address, username and password for the Linksys WRT54G2?
2.  What are the supported wireless security modes of the Linksys WRT54G2?
3.  Does the Linksys WRT54G2 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™?
4.  How can I extend the wireless network range of the Linksys WRT54G2 router?
5.  Can I backup and restore the settings on the Linksys WRT54G2?
6.  Can I change the username and password on my router?
7.  How many wireless computers can be connected at a time?
8.  How do I find my wireless password?

MISCELLANEOUS

1.  What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT54G2 support?
2.  Where can I find other documents about the Linksys WRT54G2?
3.  Is there any support for LELA from Linksys?
4.  Can the Linksys WRT54G2 be used with a Media Extender?
5.  Can I set up the Linksys WRT54G2 as wired connection only?
6.  How do I connect wireless computers to the network?
7.  Is it possible to wirelessly connect my TV or other wireless devices to a computer that is connected to my router?


HARDWARE INFORMATION 
 
1.  What is the Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G BroadBand Router?

The Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router is a three-in-one device.  It acts as a wireless Access Point which lets you connect your wireless computers and devices to it without using wires.  It also serves as a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 switch to connect your wired devices to it using Ethernet cables.  The Linksys WRT54G2 also serves as your network's DHCP Server with a powerful firewall to protect your computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks.  The router function ties it all together, letting your whole network share high-speed Cable or DSL Internet connection.
 

2.  How do I reset the Linksys WRT54G2 to factory default settings?
To reset the router to factory default settings, press the Reset button for 10 seconds while the device is powered ON.  For the detailed instructions on how to reset your router, click here.

 

3.  What is the warranty period for the Linksys WRT54G2?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device's warranty, click here.
 

4.  What wireless standards are supported by the Linksys WRT54G2?

The wireless standards supported by the Linksys WRT54G2 router are the IEEE 802.11g (Wireless-G) and IEEE 802.11b (Wireless-B).
 

5.  What do the LEDs on the Linksys WRT54G2 indicate?

Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 Number LEDs (Green) – If the LED is continuously lit, the router is successfully connected to a device through that port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) LED (Green/Amber) – The LED lights up green when wireless security is enabled and flashes green for two (2) minutes during WPS.  The LED lights up amber if there is an error during WPS process.  The LED flashes amber when a WPS session is active, and a session begins.  The router supports one (1) session at a time, therefore, you need to wait until the LED is off before starting the next WPS session.

Wireless (Green) – The wireless LED lights up when the wireless feature is enabled.  A flashing LED indicates ongoing wireless network activity.

Internet (Green) – The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection on the Internet port of the router to the DSL/Cable modem.  A flashing LED indicates network activity.

Power (Green) – The Power LED lights up and stays on while the router is powered ON.  The LED will flash every boot-up because the router goes through a self-diagnostic mode.  After this, the LED light will be solid.
 

6.  What are the ports on the router’s back panel?

Internet – The Internet port is where you connect a cable from your DSL/Cable modem to your router.

Ethernet (1, 2, 3, 4) – These are Ethernet ports where you connect the router to a wired computer, printer or any network device.

Power – The Power port is where you connect the power adapter.
 

7.  How do I update the firmware of the Linksys WRT54G2 router?

To update the firmware of the Linksys WRT54G2 to its latest version, download the latest firmware from the product’s support page.  For detailed instructions, click here.
 

SETTINGS AND SECURITY
 

1.  What is the default IP Address, username and password for the Linksys WRT54G2?
The default IP Address of the Linksys WRT54G2 is 192.168.1.1, while the username / password is admin.

 

2.  What are the supported wireless security modes of the Linksys WRT54G2?
The Linksys WRT54G2 supports 64 and 128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 and RADIUS.  The router also supports wireless MAC filtering.

 

3.  Does the Linksys WRT54G2 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™?

Yes, To learn more about using the Wi-Fi Protected™ Setup feature, click here.
 

4.  How can I extend the wireless network range of the Linksys WRT54G2 router?

You can extend the range of your router's wireless network by removing obstructions within its scope or by placing it on the center of your open space.  You may also extend its range by using a range expander or by cascading it with another router or access point.
 

5.  Can I backup and restore the settings on the Linksys WRT54G2?

Yes.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

6.  Can I change the username and password on my router?

Yes.  To change the router’s username and password, you have to re-run the Setup CD.  Once you’re done, you may access the router’s web-based setup page using the new Username and Password.  However, if you ONLY want to change the router’s administrator password, click here for instructions.

NOTE:  Re-running the Setup CD would mean starting over from scratch in configuring the router since there’s NO option in the setup wizard to only change the router’s username and password.

 

7.  How many wireless computers can be connected at a time?

The router can support up to 50 devices at a time.
 

8.  How do I find my wireless password?

To find your wireless password:

Step 1:
Log in to the web-based setup page of your router by entering “192.168.1.1” on the Address bar of your web browser.  Once a pop-up window appears, leave the default username blank and enter “admin” for the password.

Step 2:
Go to the Wireless tab > Wireless Security sub-tab.  The wireless password should be beside the Passphrase field for WPA / WPA2 or the Key 1 field for WEP.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
 

1.  What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT54G2 support?
DynDNS.org and TZO are the DDNS providers supported.

 

2.  Where can I find other documents about the Linksys WRT54G2?

You can get the Linksys WRT54G2 user guide on the WRT54G2 product support page.
 

3.  Is there any support for LELA from Linksys?

No.

4.  Can the Linksys WRT54G2 be used with a Media Extender?
Yes.  For more information on how to set up the Media Extender to connect to your wireless network, click here.

5.  Can I set up the Linksys WRT54G2 as wired connection only?
Yes.  Once you successfully install the router, you may opt to use the wired connection instead by setting the network mode to Disabled.  This can be done through the web-based setup page of the router.

To set up the router using a Cable Internet connection, click
here.  For DSL connection, click here.

 

6.  How do I connect wireless computers to the network?

Click the Wireless icon (Windows) or the Wi-Fi / AirPort icon (Mac OS®) to generate a list of available networks.  Choose your wireless network and enter the password to connect.  For detailed instructions, click here.
 

7.  Is it possible to wirelessly connect my TV or other wireless devices to a computer that is connected to my router?
No.  Any wireless device like a wireless TV can be connected directly to the router but not through the computer that is connected to it.

 

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