How to Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1

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On this page I will show you how to reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as rebooting the router. 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 to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. I strongly recommend making a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. These include settings such as:

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv1.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1

First of all you need to know where the reset button is located. For the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router you can find it on the back panel. Most reset buttons are recessed to avoid accidental resets.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys router.

While the router remains on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you might end up simply rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you planned.

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

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the lifetime of this router. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router.

Login to the Linksys WAP54Gv1

After the reset is complete, you will have to login to your router. You will be required to use the default IP address, password, and username; all of which can be found in our Login Guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router.

Tip: Unable to login with the defaults? You might have accidentally rebooted the router instead of resetting it. Try resetting it again, but hold down the reset button for a little longer this time.

Change Your Password

The default password for your router should be changed as soon as possible. Doing so will help keep router router secure. Need advice on making a secure password for your router? Visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAP54Gv1

The next step is to secure your wireless network. This can be done by configuring the router's WiFi settings. To get started on this process, check out our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router.

Linksys WAP54Gv1 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WAP54Gv1 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv1.We also have the following guides for the same router: