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Yukito
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-13-2007

WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

I have a WRT54G router, and when I am in the security area, where you choose WPA, WEP, etc... I keep clicking the dropdown menu, and when I choose anything BUT disable, the security auto-sets back to disable. I have rebooted the router. I have rebooted the modem. I have changed my router's password.

How do I turn my WEP back on without it just saying "lol....DISABLE!" on me?.... It's driving me nuts. >>;.... Also, for additional notation, if it helps, my US light on my modem is no longer green, it is orange since this issue has occured. Is there any connection that might be related to this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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asortatoritale
Posts: 404
Registered: ‎03-10-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

Welcome to Cisco Home Community,

 

Have you tried resetting your Linksys router? You may be able to get the WEP/WPA to work after resetting it. Here is the link on how to reset the router back to factory default.

 

Resetting the Linksys router to factory default

Yukito
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-13-2007

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

Yeah, I tried that too, I forgot to mention it. Nothing worked.

Kate678
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-22-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

I have the same issue.

 

Please, share the solution if you were able to change the settings from being disabled.

 

Thank you,
Kate

ScarletJamie
Posts: 1,534
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.


Yukito wrote:

Yeah, I tried that too, I forgot to mention it. Nothing worked.


What's the version number of the router? Is it WRT54G V5, V6, V7, V8? For versions like this, it’s recommended to update the firmware to the latest version. You can download it here http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT54G. Just make sure to reset the router after upgrade and reconfigure. You can access the articles below to guide you.

 

* Upgrading the Linksys router’s firmware

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=e9c2361ee7974d75913e61386a712188_4030.xml&pid=80&r...

 

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* Setting up a Linksys router for DSL Internet connection

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=20ee1457387f40178cd5f41d4b585db4_3687.xml&pid=80&r...

 

 

* Setting up a Linksys router with Cable Internet service

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=0ff4c94586a345d082828ec2161aaecf_3686.xml&pid=80&r...

 

 

ScarletJamie
Posts: 1,534
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.


Kate678 wrote:

I have the same issue.

 

Please, share the solution if you were able to change the settings from being disabled.

 

Thank you,
Kate


You can also follow the steps that i recommended to Yukito.

 

Yukito
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-13-2007

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

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It's a V8, and I will try this. Results will be posted when I can get them.

nieto463
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-22-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

Did you ever find a solution to this?  I have the same problem...

 

nieto463
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-22-2012

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

Just fixed my problem... Ended up being an IE setting that was holding this page in cache??

 

I used chrome and was able to fix it.

 

Ralph John
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-24-2013

Re: WRT54G router won't let me turn on security.

I always do that but it says DISABLE :smileysad: