How do I reset my WRT54G? -- Please help....

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ryan_s, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. ryan_s

    ryan_s Guest

    I have two computers -- a PC desktop and a Mac laptop -- both of which connect wirelessly to my WRT54G, which is set to channel 6. Well, I want to change my channel to 1 or 2 (there are 6 other linksys users on channel 6 in my building). The problem is that I can no longer find my original software. I'm not sure which software/firmware I need to download in order to change my WRT54G's channel. BUT... here's the kicker... I no longer have an ethernet adapter in my PC, but I do have one in my Mac. Is there ANY way in the world that I can either change the channel or just reset the whole thing and re-set up my WRT54G?

    Your help would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks for your time!
  2. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Network Guru Member

    use a browser

    point you web browser to:

    *change if that isnt your router ip
    click on Wireless Tab
  3. NoviceTeen22

    NoviceTeen22 Network Guru Member

    Resetting the router and changing the channel


    To reset the router, hold down the reset button for 30 secs. Then, power off for 20 secs. However, please note that this will set the router to default settings. You may lose internet connection and hence have to reconfigure the router.

    Changing the channel:

    Like bytes 2000 said, login to the router's page and head to the wireless tab. You may change the channel from there. You may also consider changing the ssid (if it's on default linksys). This is to make sure that the computers are connecting to your router.
  4. Changing channels

    I'm just setup my wrt54g this week and I'm still learning as I go.

    To change channels, goto: Goto the wireless section and you have a choice from 1-11, at least I do on my firmware version 1.30.7.

    I also have problems with my router dropping of line every couple of hours. My router is in my garage and the signal has to pass through a brick wall. I see 3-4 bars on my laptop.

    Is there an advantage to upgrade to a higher version? What is the step by step on how to do this?

    Also, is there an an advantage to use the Sveasoft firmware if you are using your router for use in the home.

  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I would first upgrade to a more secure firmware like the official linksys firmware. 1.30.7 is very old and flawed.
  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Only do a firmware upgrade from a wired connection and after reseting the router to factory defaults. The last part is recommended when making significant firmware upgrades. You can reset set it to factory defaults by pressing the reset button in for at least thirty seconds and letting the router reboot. Since you no longewr have an ethernet card in your PC try using the MAC through a wired connection.
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