How to Log in to Linksys WRT54G

The Linksys WRT54G broadband router is a very popular router. Finding the login settings can be tricky if you don’t need to do it frequently. To make matters more complicated, every router company provides slightly different default credentials for how to log in to the router. When you first set up the router, you may need to log in to the router to configure its settings and you should definitely log in to change the default password. The one other change you should make for any router is to set up WPA2 encryption. This keeps data sent over the connection secure from outside sniffing.

How to Log in to Linksys WRT54G

The instructions for how to log in will differ slightly after the first time you log in, because future logins will require the password you assign to the admin account. Should you need to remember how to log in to your Linksys WRT54G router, follow these steps:

  • First, connect the modem and router to your PC by attaching the modem to the router’s Internet port. Then, attach the router to the PC via any of the four Ethernet ports in the back of the router. You definitely want to use a wired connection to make router changes in order to prevent the connection dropping in mid-change.
  • Open your Internet browser on the PC connected. Type the following into the URL bar of your browser : Hit enter.
  • You will then be directed to the login page for the router.
  • If this is the first time you connect, or if you reset the router, leave the username blank, and type in “admin” for the password. If you changed the password at some point, you will need to use your password or reset the router.
  • After entering the correct password for your Linksys WRT54G, you are now logged in and can make any necessary settings changes.
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Kelly Clay, author of Blog Without Boundaries, is a freelance writer and lifestyle advisor.


  1. Since it’s summer, less than maybe 100MB.

  2. 3.544GB of Unlimited so I’d have to go to the $50 plan – unleas of course I just stay on my current contract, which would mean I buy a Verizon ready phone outside of verizon, so I wouldn’t have to sign a new contract right?

  3. Disappointed but not surprised. This is just a sample of what you get with a lack of true competition. Ya, let’s rubber stamp that T-Mobile buyout from AT&T.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I typically use between 5 and 8 Gigs a month (yea, I’m one of those), so of course I don’t like the tiered pricing thing. My real question is, why are the isp providers limiting usage and at the same time promoting large data using sites like Netflix and some games? It seems to me to be counter productive. What happens if people just quit using so much bandwidth and find something else to do with their time? I think these type of pricing changes are gonna eventually hurt the isp’s, but I guess only time will tell.

  5. Alex Novelo says:

    But doesnt everyone remember these tier’s are what verizon and at&t customers asked for (/sarcasm). If you are thinking of going to Verizon (probably to get an iPhone) hurry up your time is running out.
    (As a plug) I would just like to thank Sprint for being the only provider left with true unlimited data plans (In the US).

  6. These prices are worse than Satelitte Internet. What a scam and greedy pricing structure. ANd the tethered prices are even worse, which means they don’t want you to use all the bandwidth (which costs next to nothing to provide). This is why people are hoping LightSquared is a success.

  7. Aaron Cooke says:

    I’m currently at 1.3 GB’s with 6 days left on my billing cycle. It so annoying how all of these major corporations always find a way to nickel and dime their customers.

  8. PacoBell says:

    Well, that’s what they say on paper and in their commercials, but I’ve seen first-hand the throttling they do to their 4G network if you try to use it even moderately. There needs to be a watchdog group for these kind of shenanigans.