How to Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv3

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Have you tried to login to the Linksys WAP54Gv3 router without success? It might be time to consider a reset.

There is some confusion between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot you are only cycling the power to the unit. When you reset the router you are losing all your personal settings. A reset is a full factory restore of all settings.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset. If you still feel you need to reset the Linksys WAP54Gv3 router, I recommend making a list of all the possible settings that you have changed in the past. These include:

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv3.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WAP54Gv3

Looking at the image below you should see the reset button circled in red. Notice that this reset button is recessed. You need to use a ball point pen or straightened paperclip to press the button down.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys router.

While the router is on take a sharp object and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you intended.

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

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past. I strongly recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Linksys WAP54Gv3

Once the Linksys WAP54Gv3 router has been reset you will need to login to it by using the default login information. If you aren't sure what this information is, you can find it in our Login Guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv3 router.

Tip: Defaults not working? Try resetting the router again, but this time hold down the reset button for a little longer.

Change Your Password

After you successfully login to your router you should secure it by changing the password from the default. Try to make your new password unique and have it contain 14-20 characters. For more helpful advice on making a password, check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Keep from losing your password by writing it on paper and attaching it to the base of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAP54Gv3

Secure your wireless network by configuring the WiFi settings for your router. This important step can be done quickly and easy by following our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WAP54Gv3 router.

Linksys WAP54Gv3 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WAP54Gv3 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAP54Gv3.We also have the following guides for the same router: