Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAG54G

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The Linksys WAG54G router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

Other Linksys WAG54G Guides

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

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.


You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Linksys WAG54G

To get started configuring the Linksys WAG54G WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Linksys WAG54G, follow our Linksys WAG54G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAG54G

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Beginning on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys WAG54Gv1.01 router click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. Then under that, in blue, tick Basic Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAG54G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

Once taken to this page, use the box labeled Wireless Network Name (SSID) to enter a new name for your network. This name acts as your identification. While it doesn't matter what you enter here, be careful not to enter personal information. For more on this topic, read our How to Change your Wireless Name Guide.

Below that is the Wireless Channel. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should only use these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

That's all that needs to be changed here, just click the Save Settings button. Then at the top of the page, click Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

In the first drop down list labeled Security Mode, pick the option of WPA Pre-Shared Key. We recommend updating your firmware to allow for the most secure option of WPA2-Pre-Shared Key. To learn more about this option, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Then, you will need to enter a Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. To learn more tips, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Then, when you are finished, click the option of Save Settings.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other Linksys WAG54G Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WAG54G info that you might be interested in.

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