Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRTU54G-TM

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The Linksys WRTU54G-TM 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 WRTU54G-TM Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRTU54G-TM.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 WRTU54G-TM

To get started configuring the Linksys WRTU54G-TM 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 WRTU54G-TM, follow our Linksys WRTU54G-TM Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTU54G-TM

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.

After logging into the Linksys WRTU54G-TM you begin on the Basic Setup page. From there, click Wireless at the top of the page in the black bar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRTU54G-TM

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

Once on this new page use the drop down list titled Wireless Network Mode to choose the option of Mixed.

Then use the available box next to Wireless Network Name (SSID) to enter a name you want to use to identify your network. While it doesn't matter what you enter here we recommend avoiding personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Wireless Channel. For the least amount of interference everyone should be using channels 1,6, or 11. Learn more in our WiFi Channels Guide.

That's all that needs to be done on this page, just click the gray Save Settings button. Then click the Wireless Security in the blue bar near the top of the page.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

This takes you to the page you see here. First use the drop down list titled Security Mode to choose the best security for your network. We recommend the use of WPA2 Personal. To find out why this is the best option read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Next is the WPA Algorithm. We recommend using AES for your encryption.

The last thing you need to change is the WPA Shared Key. This is the password you are to use for your network. We recommend creating a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols to create this password. Learn more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to it, just click the Save Settings button near the bottom of the page.

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 WRTU54G-TM Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRTU54G-TM info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRTU54G-TM.We also have the following guides for the same router: