How to Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

Have you been trying to login to the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 router without success? It might be time to consider a reset.

There is a lot of confusion between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting the router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. I strongly recommend making a list of all the settings you may need to change after the reset. This includes any setting you have changed in the past such as:

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Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

Take a look at the image below. I have circled the reset button for you in red. Notice that this button is recessed. You will need to use an object such as a ball point pen or straightened paperclip to press this button down.

First of all make sure the router is plugged in and powered on. Then using the sharp object press down on the reset button for a full 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for the full 10 seconds you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

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

Don't forget this reset erases all your personal data. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you continue with this reset.

Login to the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

Following the reset you will have to login to your Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 router by using the default login information. This includes the default IP address, password, and username. This information can be found in our Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 Login Guide, be sure to check it out.

Tip: Defaults not working? You might have not held down the reset button for long enough during the router reset.

Change Your Password

After you successfully login to your router you should consider changing the password. The default password for your router is easy to guess, making it a bad password. Try to make your new password unique and have it contain no personal information. Visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide for additional advice on making a secure password.

Tip: To avoid losing your password, try writing it down on some paper and attaching it to the base of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

As you begin to reconfigure the router settings back to how you want them, make sure that you also configure the WiFi settings. To get started on securing your network, follow our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09.

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