If your WRT54GC v2 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore. This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting. Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it. If you have performed a reset of your WRT54GC v2 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:.
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Quick Links. Table of Contents. Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Computers in a WLAN share the same frequency channel and SSID, which is an identification name shared by the wireless devices belonging to the same wireless network.
With these, and many other, Linksys products, your networking options are limitless. Go to the Linksys website at www. Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 Green. To access the button, turn the stand perpendicular to the Router. Use a sharp object like a pencil to push in the button.
To attach the antenna, insert the base of the antenna into the SMA port and tighten it clockwise by hand. Figure Connecting Your Network Devices 5. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port.
Then connect the other end to an electrical outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router. Decide which network computers or Ethernet devices you want to connect to the Router. Figure Connecting Your Network Devices Then press Enter. A password request page will appear. Leave the User Name field blank. The first time you open the Web-based Utility, use the default password admin. Internet IP Address.
You can configure the Router to cut the Internet connection after it has been inactive for a specified period of time Max Idle Time. If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. Click the checkbox if you want the Router to automatically adjust for daylight savings time. Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.
Because it is dynamic, this will change. Operating Mode allows you to select the type s of advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination.
For added security, you should change the default SSID linksys to a unique name. Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with your network settings. All devices in your wireless network must broadcast on the same channel in order to communicate.
Enter a Passphrase of characters. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period, which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. WPA2 Mixed Mode. These settings should only be adjusted by an expert administrator as incorrect settings can reduce wireless performance. This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. If you experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold.
Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. Only minor reduction of the default value is recommended. Filters block specific Internet data types and block anonymous Internet requests. To enable a feature, select Enabled from the drop-down menu. To disable a feature, select Disabled from the drop-down menu. After making your changes, click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.
Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. The agents return information contained in a MIB Management Information Base , which is a data structure that defines what is obtainable from the device and what can be controlled turned off, on, etc.
The IP address of the computer that sends the matching data is remembered by the Router, so that when the requested data returns through the Router, the data is pulled back to the proper computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules. DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one PC. The Port Range Forwarding feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.
Enter a new Router password and then type it again in the Re-enter to Confirm field to confirm. Restore Settings. The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection. To disable the Log function, keep the default setting, Disable.
Packet Size. Then extract the file. Please select a file to upgrade. In the field provided, enter the name of the extracted firmware upgrade file, or click the Browse button to find this file. The on- screen information will vary depending on the Internet Connection Type you use. Router Information Firmware Version. IP Address. Page Appendix A: Troubleshooting Provided are possible solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Router. Read the descriptions below to help you solve your problems.
Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using, and select the Properties option.
In the Open field, type command. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. In the Open field, type cmd. In the command prompt, type ping I need to set up online game hosting or use other Internet applications.
If you want to play online games or use Internet applications, most will work without doing any port forwarding or DMZ hosting. There may be cases when you want to host an online game or Internet application.
Disable or remove the entries you have entered for forwarding. Keep this information in case you want to use it at a later time. Page 55 Router to the factory default settings. In other words, the Router will revert to its original factory configuration. I need to upgrade the firmware. In order to upgrade the firmware with the latest features, you need to go to the Linksys website and download the latest firmware at www.
Follow these steps: 1. By default, the MTU is set at Yes, but Linksys does not, at this time, provide technical support for setup, configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems. Does the Router support ICQ send file?
Page 58 How will I be notified of new Router firmware upgrades? All Linksys firmware upgrades are posted on the Linksys website at www. Page 59 Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router unless that version contains new features that you would like to use. Downloading a more current version of Router firmware will not enhance the quality or speed of your Internet connection, and may disrupt your current connection stability.
The product supports the following IEEE Page 62 Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router selects the right access point and registers its address.
Communications between end node and host computer can then be transmitted up and down the backbone. Page 63 You may also try using different channels, as this may eliminate interference affecting only one channel.
You may also attach an optional external SMA antenna for longer range. If your questions are not addressed here, refer to the Linksys website, www. Appendix A: Troubleshooting The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features, but they require specific action on your part for implementation.
Page 65 This includes hackers. Wireless networking products come with a default SSID set by the factory. Hackers know these defaults and can check these against your network.
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