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remyfowler
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-07-2009

How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

I'm pretty sure I never set up a password for it in the first place, but I'm an idiot at this.
castor
Posts: 3,376
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

If its not accepting "admin" password, the only way is to reset your router. Press and hold the reset button for 1 minute...Release the reset button...Unplug the power cable from your router, wait for 1 minute and re-connect the power cable...Now re-configure your router...
belyle22
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-28-2012

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

I ran into this same problem and using the following cred's got me past the security. 

 

Username: admin

Password: admin

 

then I went in and changed my settings to whatever I wanted. 

Hope that works for you as well. 

richvarsay
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎05-15-2012

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

[ Edited ]

If you are admin then you can try username: admin

password: password

Otherwise factory reset is the last option to reset password as well as  WRT54G2 router. In any other problem regards your Linksys router I am here to solve it 

 

Mod Note: Link to 3rd party support removed.

hs5111
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

I'm sorry this is late, but I have a question. Once you reset, unplug, and then plug again, will that actually change the authentication?
pepper_mint
Posts: 966
Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

When you do the reset which involves pressing the reset button for 15-30 seconds while the router is on, then you unplug the device, that brings the device back to the default settings so yes, it will change the authentication.

hs5111
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

Ok, thank you!
hs5111
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

Also, I moved from the US to Canada, and it was usally admin when I was in the Us. I hope that internatiol has nothing to do with it?
geekychix
Posts: 498
Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

Hi hs5111,

Once you reset the router, it will restore into factory defaults. It will be unsecured. Since you've transferred from another location, you need to configure your router to the current modem or provider.

hs5111
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Re: How do you reset your password on a WRT54G2?

Yeah. I did all of that. I had to reset everything, luckly the authentication had changed to default as well. So I reconfigured everything. Thx for all the help!