Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRTP54G-ER

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The Linksys WRTP54G-ER 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRTP54G-ER.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 WRTP54G-ER

To get started configuring the Linksys WRTP54G-ER 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 WRTP54G-ER, follow our Linksys WRTP54G-ER Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTP54G-ER

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

router setup
This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Once you have logged into the Linksys WRTP54G-ER, you are placed on the Basic Setup page. From there, click the Wireless option at the top of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTP54G-ER

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

On this new page, use the Wireless Network Mode to choose the option of Mixed.

Then, in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) box, enter the name you want to use to identify your network. Create a unique name here but we suggest staying away from personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Wireless Channel. For the least amount of interference we recommend everybody use channel 1,6, or 11. If you are interested in learning why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

The last setting on this page is optional. It is titled Wireless SSID Broadcast. If you want to hide your network name, then you need to click the option here of Disable. Understand that this doesn't mean your network name is invisible. A hacker who is determined to find hidden networks can do so with the proper tools.

When you are finished on this page, click the Save Settings button. Then go back to the top of the page and tick the option of Wireless Security.

router wifi security wireless
This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

This places you on the page you see above.

First, choose the appropriate security mode you want to use for your network from the drop-down list titled Security Mode. Our recommendation is WPA2-Preshared Key. If this version of firmware doesn't allow for this mode, we recommend upgrading your firmware version to allow for it Click this guide to learn how to update your firmware. Learn why WPA2 is the most secure in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Next is the drop-down list titled WPA Algorithm. This is the encryption method. We recommend the most up-to-date encryption of AES.

The last setting you need to change is titled WPA Shared Key. This is the password you type into each wireless device you want to access your network. We urge you to use a minimum of 14-20 characters. Use a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters in this new password. We have more tips for you in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just don't forget to click the Save Settings button before you exit.

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 WRTP54G-ER Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRTP54G-ER info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRTP54G-ER.We also have the following guides for the same router: