Linksys WRT54G router setup?

The Linksys WRT54G router setup is very easy and you can do it yourself. This old Linksys WRT54G is now Out of Warranty. Out of warranty does not mean that it is not working. It is still in a working condition and you just need few steps to make it working. Linksys router setup is very easy.

Check the status of the power light on your router. If the power light is solid then it can be repaired.

Linksys WRT54G is one of the G technology Broadband routers which works with Cable or DSL Internet service. It has 4 Ethernet ports where you can connect 4 computers using Ethernet cable. If you want to connect more than 4 wired computers/devices in the network with the Ethernet cable then you can use a switch to increase the number of ports. You can also use up to 32 wireless computers with linksys WRT54G.

Wrt54g is one of the most trusted and reliable routers. It works on G technology and you will get maximum wireless speed of 54 Mbps. The maximum wired speed will be 100 Mbps.

Linksys WRT54G setup without CD

Linksys WRt54G router setup

If you are not able to run  installation  CD then you can follow the Linksys router setup steps to install it without CD.

For this you will need to access the Linksys WRT54G setup page.

Connect the main computer to the Ethernet port on the router.

Connect the modem to the Internet port on the router.

Check the light status. You will see Power, Ethernet, wireless and Internet light.

Open the setup page Linksys router setup page and change the Internet connection settings manually so that your main computer will be able to access Internet through the Internet.

Create a new wireless network for your wifi devices. Setup unique wireless network security key. DO not share your wireless network password.

Get access to Fix Home Network’s Easy setup Guide and start setting up your Linksys WRT54G router manually.

How to connect to the wireless network ?

Before connecting to the wireless network on your laptop or any other device, make sure that you have all settings of the network. You need to know the name of the network ( SSID ) and the wireless security key or password. Once you have all the settings then you can try to connect. The steps to connect will be different for different operating systems.

Click here for easy steps to connect to the wireless network

Linksys WRT54G Firmware upgrade:

Firmware is the software of the router. Linksys WRT54G version 5 and 6 need firmware upgrade. If you have trouble connecting to the wireless network or slow speed  then download and upgrade the Linksys WRT54g router firmware. The firmware file for Linksys WRT54G version 1 to 4 is same. For Linksys WRT54G version 5 and 6 the firmware file is same.

See WRT54G firmware upgrade steps :

Linksys WRT54G version 1 to 7 are the routers come with 3 years of hardware warranty period and 3 years of free technical support. Version 8 has hardware warranty of 1 year with free technical support.

The internet is also the first place you will go when you are planning to get technical support. There are many websites with lot of general information about Linksys wrt54g setup. But all the networks are not same.You need proper simple steps to fix your problem.

What is the default Linksys WRT54G router password?

The default password of WRt54G router is admin, leave the user name blank. If this is not working then try your common passwords. If that is also not working then you may need to reset the device and reconfigure it. remember, if you reset the device, it will come back to factory default and you will lose all the settings.

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Easy setup Guide is mainly designed for Linksys router setup without installation software. It will definitely help you fix your Linksys WRT54G setup manually. I hope, you will like it.

19 comments on “Linksys WRT54G router setup

  1. Linksys WRT54G router not working
    My router stopped working yesterday. I suddenly had no internet connection, and I initially thought it was due to my internet provider. So I contacted them and after some tests, I connected my cable modem to the ethernet adapter of my PC, restarted the modem, and the internet connection was restored. So, the problem was in my router.
    I’m trying again to connect the router (cable modem –> router —> ethernet card in my pc) but it doesn’t work.

  2. This is surely a great help. I had been trying to get my WRT54G to communicate with my new modem. This was working with the DSL modem but I recently switched over to cable. My computer was able to access Internet through the cable modem. I upgraded the firmware and made some changes that you suggested and I am getting better wireless internet too. Thanks

  3. How do I upgrade firmware if I am not able to open the setup page?
    My PC is connected with the Ethernet cable and I can access the Internet. I also have a laptop which is dropping wireless many times a day. I want to upgrade firmware but I can not access the setup page. The IP address on the computer is and default gateway is When I enter the number it says can not display the webpage.

  4. I simply love WRT54G. Though it is older wireless G model, but it is still very stable and reliable. This is what my experience is. I never had any problem since I bought this router a long time ago. Recently it was dropping connection which I fixed by updating the software. The setup is really and anyone can setup WRT54G with the help of few simple steps.

  5. I am having hard time connecting my iPad to the old network at home. The other wireless devices are working without any issues.
    The new Ipad can see the wifi . It is a secured acces and i don’t know where to enter the security key on iPad.

  6. Upgrade the firmware if you have any problem with the Internet connection. I did the same thing and now all the computers can access Internet without any problem. I was actually even not able to open the settings page. The user manual is not helpful though. Thanks for your support.

  7. I am not able to save the settings. I can open the settings page but can not make any changes. My router IP address is I changed the default IP address because my modem IP address was same as default IP adress of I logged in with the default password. I tried Linksys wrt54g firmware upgrade also but nothing is happening. Can it be a problem with my anti virus ?

  8. Same problem with my connection. I am not finding any other settings to change the. The connection is dropping. I did firmware upgrade 2- 3 times but there is no improvement. I don’t know what to so? I think I should go for a new N or E series model now.

  9. Wireless connection is dropping on my all the laptops so I think it must be the problem with my Linksys WRT54G router. I tried to upgrade firmware of wrt54g but it says upgrade failed. It’s version 5 and I heard a lot of issues with this model. What can I do now?

  10. I was trying to upgrade firmware and I think I did something wrong. Now the power light is blinking and I can not access Internet on any of my computers. I tried to reset and reinstall but now my computer is not communicating.

  11. I want to upgrade WRT54G firmware. Where do I find the firmware on the website. Also not sure how to upgrade it. Need some information about steps to upgrade firmware. I tried to open the setup page using but that did not work.

  12. WRT54G wireless router is really very good . I have been using this model for last 5 years without any problem. One thing I must tell you that we must check the latest firmware on the website. Please upgrade the firmware when there is a new release on the website. Make sure while upgrading the firmware your computer must be wired to the router and not wireless.

  13. The wireless connection is dropping intermittently . I have 1 wired dell desktop and 1 wireless HP laptop which is dropping the Internet. I did upgrade the firmware but still having the same problem. The wireless play station is also having the same issue. It is version 5.

  14. I got my wi-fi security wep key and got connected to my SSID.
    I used your Easy guide and the instructions were really simple to follow.
    I also got my play station connected and working. I did upgrade the Linksys wrt54g firmware and it is working very good even if it is older model. Thanks for your support.

  15. I was trying to upgrade the Linksys WRT54G firmware but failed 3 times. I am using version 5. I tried to reset many times. No firewalls on my computer. How can I upgrade the firmware?

  16. I was trying to run Linksys wrt54g setup my old champ which was working before. Unfortunately my son pressed the reset button on it. i did not have CD to reconfigure it. Thanks for your great support.

  17. I was trying to setup a secured network so that no one can connect to my SSID. In doing that I did a hard reset which caused loss of all the settings. I was not able to reconfigure it and power light started blinking. I tried to search about this on google where I found the 30-30 reset. I did that and got the power light solid but it was still not connecting to the Internet. Your technician was very helpful. He called me on my cell phone. He installed my wrt54g from the beginning and was able to setup security password. Now all my computers are working with the secured SSID. Your service is very good and also the immediate assistance is appreciated.

  18. thanks for your help. My old WRT54G router stopped working somehow. I tried to search for the help online but nothing worked. Your technician helped me to setup my network again. He also upgraded the firmware on wrt54g
    and now it is working very good.

  19. I got a new modem from AT&T. the modem is just working fine if I connect the computer to the modem. but if I use the router nothing is working. it was working before untill I get the new modem. It is pretty old but the lights are all good.
    How can I reset and reinstall it. I have one home computer and 2 notebooks.

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