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Getting to know the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G BroadBand Router

The Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G BroadBand Router is a 3-in-1 networking device that lets your whole network share a high-speed Cable or DSL Internet connection.  It can act as a wireless access point, a 4-port Ethernet switch, or a router.


Product Features

  • Complies with 802.11g and 802.11b (2.4 GHz) standards
  • Wireless security with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
  • Four (4) full duplex 10/100 Ethernet ports
  • Enhanced Internet Security Management functions including Internet Access Policies with time schedules
  • All LAN ports support Auto-Crossover (MDI/MDI-X) - No need for crossover cables
  • SecureEasySetup™ (SES) push button for easy configuration of wireless devices

Front Panel and LEDs of the Linksys WRT54G


SecureEasySetup™ (Orange/White) - The logo is the router’s SecureEasySetup™ button.  It lights up and will stay orange when the router is powered ON.  The color orange indicates that the router is not using the SecureEasySetup™ feature; otherwise, it will turn white indicating that the feature is in use. 

When the router enters SecureEasySetup™ mode, the logo will turn white and start flashing.  After the router has generated the SSID and WPA Personal key, the logo will stop flashing and stay white.  To clear the SSID and WPA Personal key, press and hold the logo for five (5) seconds.  The logo will flash slowly as the router resets itself.  The logo will turn orange to indicate a successful reset.

NOTE:  SecureEasySetup™ is a feature that makes it easy to set up your wireless network.  If you have SecureEasySetup™ devices, run the router’s setup wizard CD and follow the onscreen instructions to use SecureEasySetup™.

  Power - The Power LED lights up green when the router is powered ON.

  Wireless - The Wireless LED lights up green if the wireless feature is enabled on the router.

  Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 - The Ethernet LEDs light up Green when there is a connection to a computer and/or a network device.

  Internet - The Internet LED lights up green if there is active connection to the modem.

Back Panel of the Linksys WRT54G

  Reset Button - Pressing this button for 10 seconds restores your router back to its factory default settings.

  Internet Port - This is where you connect your broadband modem.

  Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 Ports - This is where you connect your computers or network devices using an Ethernet cable.

  Power Port - This is where you connect the supplied power adapter (12 V 1 A).

QUICK TIP:  If you lost the Setup CD that comes with your router, you may download the router’s user guide and manual.  Click here for instructions.

For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.

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