How to Reset the Linksys WGA54AG

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On this page I will be showing you how to properly reset the Linksys WGA54AG router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you are simply cycling the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them to factory defaults. This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased.

Warning: This reset is a big step please don't take it lightly. I strongly recommend trying other methods first. If you are still having problems then make a list of all the settings you have changed in the past. These settings include:

  • The router's main username and password.
  • The Internet network name and password.
  • Is this a DSL router? You may need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. Call your local service provider for these details.
  • Other settings you may of changed in the past are port forwards or IP address changes.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WGA54AG. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WGA54AG

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The first step is to locate the reset button. I have found it for you and circled it in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys WGA54AG router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip or ball point pen and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds. This begins the reset process. Make sure to hold the reset button down for the full 5 seconds. If you don't you may 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 process. You could permanently damage your router if you do.

It is important that you remember this reset erases every single personal setting on this device. Please consider other options first.

Login to the Linksys WGA54AG

Now that your Linksys WGA54AG router has finished resetting you will have to login to it by using the default login information. This includes the default IP address, password, and username. We have compiled this information and you can find it in our Login Guide for the Linksys WGA54AG router.

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

Change Your Password

Now that you have logged into your router you should change the password as soon as possible. Leaving the default password in place can put your router at risk. Try to make your new password 14-20 characters long. Visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide for more password creation advice.

Tip: Want to avoid losing your password? Try writing it down on some paper and attaching it to the underside of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WGA54AG

Make sure that you secure your wireless network by configuring the WiFi settings. For an easy to follow guide on this important process, check out our

Setup WiFi on the

for the Linksys WGA54AG router.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WGA54AG. We also have the following guides for the same router: