Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRTSL54GS

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The Linksys WRTSL54GS 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 WRTSL54GS.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.


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 WRTSL54GS

To get started configuring the Linksys WRTSL54GS 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 WRTSL54GS, follow our Linksys WRTSL54GS Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTSL54GS

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

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

You begin on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys WRTSL54GS router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the Wireless tab at the top of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTSL54GS

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

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

Below that is the Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is a unique name you need to create in order for you to identify your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information.

Next is the Wireless Channel. For the least possible interference we recommend everyone use channels 1,6, or 11. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Leave the SES alone. SES is comparable to WPS which is insecure. Please read our What is WPS Guide for more info on this topic.

When you are finished making changes on this page click the gray Save Settings button at the bottom of the page. Then going back to the top of the page click Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

This places you on a page very similar to the one you see above.

First, use the drop-down list titled Security Mode to choose the best security for your network. Our recommendation is the use of WPA2 Personal. To find out why this is the best option, read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Second is the WPA Algorithm. This is the encryption method you will be using for your network. We recommend choosing the algorithm of AES.

There is one more thing you need to change. The WPA Shared Key is the password you type into your wireless device in order to connect to your wireless network. We advise you to use a minimum of 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. For more help on this topic, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Your network is now more secure. Simply 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 WRTSL54GS Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRTSL54GS.We also have the following guides for the same router: