Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRV54G

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The Linksys WRV54G 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 WRV54G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRV54G. 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 WRV54G

To get started configuring the Linksys WRV54G 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 WRV54G, follow our Linksys WRV54G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRV54G

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 WRV54G router.

After you have successfully logged into the Linksys WRV54G you begin on the Basic Setup page. From here click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRV54G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys WRV54G router.

On this new page, find the box labeled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you need to create in order for you to identify your network. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. For more information read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the drop down list titled Wireless Channel. We recommend that everyone uses channel 1,6, or 11. Learn why these channels are the only ones you should use by reading our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that you need to select your security option. Do not use WEP it is very insecure. We highly recommend updating your firmware to allow for WPA2. Learn why this is the best option in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

That's 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 WRV54G Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRV54G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRV54G. We also have the following guides for the same router: