Setup WiFi on the Linksys WGA54G

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The Linksys WGA54G 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 WGA54G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WGA54G.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.

Encryption

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 WGA54G

To get started configuring the Linksys WGA54G 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 WGA54G, follow our Linksys WGA54G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WGA54G

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Linksys router.

This guide begins on the Setup page of the Linksys WGA54G router. This is the correct page to change the wireless settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WGA54G

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Linksys router.
  1. Use the SSID box to enter a new, original, name for your local network. This name is used for identification. It doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.
  2. In the drop down list titled Network Type, choose either Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc. Most of you will use Infrastructure.
  3. If you do use Ad-Hoc, use the Channel list to choose from channel 1,6, or 11. Learn why you should only be using these three channels by reading our WiFi Channels Guide.
  4. Next is WEP. We strongly recommend updating your firmware to allow for WPA2 Pre-Shared Key. Do not use WEP it is extremely weak and can be cracked quite easily. Learn more in our WEP vs. WPA guide.
  5. Click the Apply button.

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 WGA54G Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WGA54G info that you might be interested in.

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