Linksys WRT54G

Getting the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router

I examined setting up great remote organization security in a post named Securing a Wireless Network, however presently I will talk about getting the Linksys WRT54G remote G switch. I presently have a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G switch. At the point when I telecommute I utilize this switch to interface with work through VPN, and have done it with practically no issues. It has made an extraordinary link switch for my broadband association.

The huge issue with remote organizations is security. As anybody with a remote organization card inside two or three hundred feet of your switch can interface with your switch. To keep this from occurring, secure your switch.

Getting the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router


On the off chance that you wanted to reset your switch back to the manufacturing plant defaults, if it’s not too much trouble, read How to Reset the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router.

To get your Linksys WRT54G remote switch, follow these means:

  1. Open your Internet program and enter the accompanying in the location bar:


On the off chance that you have changed the IP address of your remote switch, enter that into the location bar. Of course, the location is

  1. Enter the client ID and secret phrase for your switch. In the event that you haven’t transformed it, the default secret word is “administrator”. We will transform it later in the event that you haven’t effectively transformed it.
  2. You should now see the “Fundamental Setup” Web page show in your program. Look down the page until you see “Greatest Number of DHCP Users”.

This choice will allocate a particular number of IP address to PCs. On the off chance that more than this number of PCs attempts to associate with your switch, they can not.

  1. Count the quantity of PCs that will associate with the switch, and type it into the “Most extreme Number of DHCP Users textbox”.
  2. Scroll down to the lower part of the Web page and snap “Save Settings”. When the settings have been saved, click “Proceed” to get back to the Web page.
  3. At the highest point of the Web page, click the “Organization” choice in the menu bar.
  4. On “The board” Web page, you should see two secret word text boxes. This is the place where you should change your authoritative secret word. Type in another protected secret word into both boxes. In the event that you wanted assistance making a solid secret phrase, if it’s not too much trouble, read Creating Secure Passwords.
  5. Once you have changed your secret key, click “Save Settings” at the lower part of the Web page.
  6. You might be provoked to login once more, on the off chance that you are, enter you new secret word in the secret key field.
  7. Navigate back to “The executives” Web page by tapping the “Managerial” choice in the menu.
  8. We will presently scramble your association with your switch arrangement from your PC. To do this snap the “HTTPS” checkbox close to the “Entrance Server” choice.
  9. Once once more, click the “Save Settings” button at the lower part of the Web page.

You will not get the settings saved page again in light of the fact that the URL in the location bar isn’t longer right. Since you have changed your association with HTTPS, it you wanted to determine that in the location when you interface with the switch arrangement.

  1. In your program, change the location to:

On the off chance that you get a security blunder, overlook the mistake and proceed to the Web page.

  1. Login with your secret key and afterward click the “Remote” menu choice.
  2. Beside the “Remote Network Name (SSID)” choice, type in a name for you network association.
  3. Click the “Save Settings” button and the “Proceed” button to get back to the “Fundamental Wireless Settings” page.
  4. Click the “Remote Security” sub-menu choice at the highest point of the page. This is the place where we will give the main security setting.
  5. Next to “Security Mode”, select “WPA – Personal” starting from the drop list. On the off chance that you experience difficulty associating with your remote association, you can have a go at choosing “WEP”, yet your association will be substantially less secure. For more data about WEP and WPA if it’s not too much trouble, read Wireless Security: WEP and WPA.
  6. Next to “WPA Algorithms”, select “AES”. Indeed in the event that you experience difficulty interfacing with your remote switch, select “TKIP”.
  7. Now you should get extremely innovative. Indicate a long “WPA Shared Key” with a blend of upper and lower case letters, numbers and accentuation. Indeed, kindly read Creating Secure Passwords for tips on the best way to do this. For this situation the more extended the better.

Ensure you record this key some place, either on a piece of paper or in a text archive on your PC. You will require this data when you interface with your remote organization.

  1. Click the “Save Settings” button at the lower part of the Web page, and afterward the “Proceed” button.

Presently you are completely done getting your remote switch and organization. You should simply associate with your organization, and enter your “WPA Shared Key” precisely as you determined it. I will not carefully describe the situation on the best way to associate with your remote organization, as I will save that for another post.

Remote Router Security Connection Questions

Question: How come we didn’t handicap the SSID broadcast? Will not that assist with getting my remote association?

Reply: It has been referenced commonly that crippling your SSID broadcast will assist with getting your organization. Actually the people who endeavor to get into your remote organization will actually want to effortlessly get or SSID if it is communicated.

You may likewise have issues associating with your remote switch on the off chance that you incapacitate the telecom of your SSID. I keep it empowered.

Question: Why don’t you channel who associates with your remote switch utilizing the MAC address by turning on MAC address sifting?

Reply: This is another tip you might see on the Internet about getting your remote organization. There are a couple of issues with turning on the MAC address separating.

The main issue is that a programmer can without much of a stretch parody a MAC address, and in this manner sidestep the MAC separating. The second is that you wanted to deal with the MAC locations of all organization cards endeavoring to associate with your switch. Since it truly doesn’t give a great deal of safety, it is only simpler to keep it wound down.

Question: Why do you indicate to utilize WPA – Personal first, and not WEP?

Reply: The explanation is that WPA is considerably more secure than WEP, and in this way you should utilize that security mode over WEP. An accomplished programmer can without much of a stretch break WEP encryption so it doesn’t give as solid security as WPA. On the off chance that you can’t utilize WPA, use WEP in light of the fact that it is still better compared to nothing.

Subsequent to following the means, you should now be sure realizing that you have set up a decent remote organization security which gives a safe Internet association through your Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G switch.

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