How to Reset the Linksys WRE54Gv2

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Have you tried to login to the Linksys WRE54Gv2 router without success? It might be time to consider a reset.

What exactly is a reset? The term reset is often used to depict a reboot. A reset is different than a reboot. In this guide when I use the term reset I am referring to a full restore of all your settings back to how they were when the router left the factory. When I use the term reboot. I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device.

Warning: This reset requires you to completely reconfigure the router. It would be a good idea to make a list of all the settings you have changed in the past. These settings could include:

  • The router's main username and password used to access the router setup pages.
  • The wireless settings like the SSID and Internet password.
  • Is this a DSL router? You may need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. If you don't know these values you need to call your local provider.
  • Other settings you may forget include port forwards, IP addresses or possibly parental controls.

Other Linksys WRE54Gv2 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRE54Gv2. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WRE54Gv2

In the image below I have circled the reset button. This button is less of a button and more of a pinhole. This is to avoid accidental resets.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys WRE54Gv2 router.

The first step is to make sure the router is plugged in and on. Then with an object that fits in the pinhole such as a straightened paperclip, press and hold the button down for at least 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you planned.

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

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past. I strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the Linksys WRE54Gv2 router.

Login to the Linksys WRE54Gv2

Now that the router has been reset you will need to login to it. To do this you will need the default IP address, password, and username. Here at we have found this information and included it in our Login Guide for the Linksys WRE54Gv2 router.

Can't login with the defaults? You might have not held down the reset button for long enough when you reset the router.

Change Your Password

Next you should secure your router by changing the password from the default. Default passwords are easy to guess which makes them terrible passwords. Visit our Choosing a Strong Password to get started on making a secure password for your router.

Tip: If you are worried about losing your password try writing it down on some paper and attaching it to the base of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRE54Gv2

Finally it is time to start reconfiguring the router's settings back to how you like them. Make sure that you also secure your wireless network by configuring the WiFi settings. For an easy to follow guide on this important step check out our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WRE54Gv2 router.

Linksys WRE54Gv2 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WRE54Gv2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRE54Gv2. We also have the following guides for the same router: