What to Do If the WRT54G Default Password Won't Work

If the default password on your Linksys WRT54G has ever been changed then the default password won't work. It doesn't stick around as a "backup" password or anything like that.

Your best bet in this case is to reset your WRT54G router to its factory default settings.
Here's how:
  1. Turn around the WRT54G so you have access to the back of the router.
  2. Hold down the Reset button. You may need to use a pen or other small, pointy object.
  3. Release the reset button after holding it for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Unplug the WRT54G for a few seconds and then plug it back in.
  5. Wait 60 seconds, giving the router time to boot up.
  6. Connect the WRT54G router to your computer via a network cable.
  7. Connect to the router via and enter the default password of admin.
  8. Change the default router password from admin to something more secure. Be sure to take note of the password this time!
You'll need to setup the wireless network again, plus reconfigure any other settings you had set before.

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