How to Reset the Linksys WGA54G

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Here I describe how to reset the Linksys WGA54G router back to factory defaults.

There is some confusion between a reset and a reboot. 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. This means all your settings are erased.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be takenl lightly. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset the Linksys WGA54G router. If you still want to reset, make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. Some of these settings will be:

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WGA54G.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WGA54G

Below you can see the side panel of the Linksys WGA54G router. I have circled it in the image below.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys router.

While the router is on, take a ball point pen or straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down long enough you 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.

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed on the device. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset the Linksys WGA54G router.

Login to the Linksys WGA54G

Now that the Linksys WGA54G router has finished resetting you will be required to login to it by using the default IP address, password, and username. Here at setuprouter.com we have collected this information for you and included it in our Linksys WGA54G Login Guide.

Tip: If you cannot login with the defaults then the router might have not been properly reset. Try resetting it again but hold down the reset button for a little longer this time.

Change Your Password

After you login to your router you should change the password from the default. Default passwords are easy to guess so leaving them in place is a bad idea. Visit our Choosing a Strong Password for some helpful advice on making a secure password.

Tip: It can be easy to forget a password. One way to keep this password safe is to write it down on a sticky-note and attach it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WGA54G

Finally it is time to begin reconfiguring your router's settings back to how you like them. Make sure that you also configure the WiFi settings. Check out our Linksys WGA54G WiFi Instructions to get started on securing your wireless network.

Linksys WGA54G Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WGA54G info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WGA54G.We also have the following guides for the same router: