Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRE54G

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The Linksys WRE54G 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 WRE54G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRE54G.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 WRE54G

To get started configuring the Linksys WRE54G 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 WRE54G, follow our Linksys WRE54G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRE54G

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.

This guide starts on the Setup page of the Linksys WRE54G router. This is the correct page to be on in order to configure the WiFi settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRE54G

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

First find the box labeled SSID. This is the name you create in order to identify your network. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but we suggest avoiding personal information. Learn more about this subject in our guide titled Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Channel. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next is the Wireless Security. Unfortunately this router only allows for WEP security. Do not use WEP, it is extremely weak form of security. We highly recommend updating your firmware version to allow for WPA2. Read our WEP vs. WPA guide to find out why.

That's it, just click the blue Save Settings 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 WRE54G Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRE54G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRE54G.We also have the following guides for the same router: