Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAP54GP

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The Linksys WAP54GP 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 WAP54GP Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WAP54GP. 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 WAP54GP

To get started configuring the Linksys WAP54GP 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 WAP54GP, follow our Linksys WAP54GP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAP54GP

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 WAP54GP router.

This guide starts on the Setup page of the Linksys WAP54GP router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless at the top of the page. Then, below that in the blue bar, click Basic Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAP54GP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys WAP54GP router.

On this page, there is a large box in the center of the page with smaller boxes in it. In the small box labeled Main SSID, enter the name you want to use as an identifier for your network. Be original here but don't use personal information. To find out more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Now locate the Wireless Channel. Be sure to use channels 1,6, or 11. If everyone used these three channels there would be no channel overlap which causes a lot of interference. Clicking this link will take you to our Wireless Name guide.

When you are finished on this page click the blue button labeled Save Settings. Then, at the top of the page click the option of Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys WAP54GP router.

This directs you to a page like the one in the figure above.

First, select the SSID you just created from the drop down list labeled Select SSID.

Next is the Security Mode drop down menu. The best option available here is WPA Personal. We recommend updating your firmware version to allow for a more secure option of WPA2 Personal. Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for more info.

Then, in the setting of WPA Algorithms, choose the option of AES for the best encryption.

Below that is the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. You need to type this password into every wireless device that wants to connect to your network. We recommend creating a password of at least 14 characters using a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. We have a more detailed guide for you on this topic, Just click this link.

That's all there is to it, simply click the Save Settings button before you exit.

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 WAP54GP Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WAP54GP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WAP54GP. We also have the following guides for the same router: