How to Reset the Linksys WAG54G

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If you have tried multiple times to access your Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router unsuccessfully you may need to consider a reset. When you reset a router it is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: ALL personal data is lost during this reset. I recommend making a list before you begin the reset process of all the settings you may of changed in the past. These settings will include:

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAG54G v1.01.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WAG54G

Below is an image of the back panel of the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router. Notice where the reset button is located.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys router.

First, make sure the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router is on. Then take a sharp object such as a pin or straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process which can take upwards of several minutes to complete. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting like you intended.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the router during the reset process. Doing so could result in permanent damage to your unit.

This reset erases ALL personal data. Please use a factory reset as a last option.

Login to the Linksys WAG54G

Once the router reset is complete you will need to use the default login information to login to your Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router. Here at, we have compiled this information for you in our Login Guide for the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router.

Tip: Can't login with the defaults? Try resetting the router again but this time hold down the reset button for a little longer.

Change Your Password

The default password for your router should be changed as soon as possible. Default passwords are easy to guess, and not very secure. To get started on making a secure password check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your password by writing it down on paper and attaching it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01

The next step is to secure your wireless network. This can be done by configuring the WiFi settings. For help with this process, visit our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAG54G v1.01.We also have the following guides for the same router: