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Changing the Administrative Password on the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router
  • Article ID: 32315
  • Last modified date: August 20, 2010 4:08
Changing the Password:

Note: EarthLink recommends changing the default password for any router for security purposes.

  1. Type the router's IP address in your browser address bar and hit the Enter key. The default IP is

  2. You will receive a login prompt. Type in the current password for the router. If it is still in default configuration, you will leave the User Name field blank and type "admin" in the Password field to gain entry.

Note: If the password screen doesn't appear after you click enter, make sure the ethernet cable from your computer to the router is in place. See KB article 3901 if you need help connecting the devices properly. If the ethernet cable is connected properly, restart your computer. If you still can't get to the password screen after you restart, see KB article 4725 to set up your network control panel to use DHCP and then try again.

3. Once you have logged in, click on the Administration tab and then the Management tab that appears underneath it:

4. Type the new password you would like in the Router Password field, and retype it below in the confirmation field. Be sure to remember this password, it will be necessary to log into the router to make any changes.

5. Hit the Save Settings button at the bottom of the screen.


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