Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAP54Gv1

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The Linksys WAP54Gv1 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 WAP54Gv1 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv1.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 WAP54Gv1

To get started configuring the Linksys WAP54Gv1 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 WAP54Gv1, follow our Linksys WAP54Gv1 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAP54Gv1

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.

You should begin on the Setup page of the Linksys WAP54Gv1 router. This is the correct page to setup your wireless settings on this router. If you are not on this page, go ahead and click the tab at the top labeled Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAP54Gv1

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

In the left sidebar you see a list of heading. Find the one labeled 2.4GHz under Wireless.

The first thing that needs to be changed from the default setting is the SSID. This is like your identification. Create an original name here that you will remember. It doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. We have more info on this topic, check out our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

The second thing that you should at least check is the Channel. There are three channels that everyone should use to avoid overlapping with neighbors. Use one of these three channels, 1,6, or 11. If you are interested in more detail, check out our guide titled WiFi Channels.

The third thing is the security setting. This firmware version only allows for WEP. This is an outdated form of security. As a result it is quite weak. We strongly recommend updating your firmware version to allow for WPA2 PSK. Read our guide for more information, WEP vs. WPA.

That's it for this guide, go ahead and click the Apply 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 WAP54Gv1 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WAP54Gv1 info that you might be interested in.

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