Need to create secure network for friend

Linksys Wrt54g2 wireless g router
December 29, 2009 at 07:45:21
Specs: Windows XP
I am helping a friend with his computer. I had to re-install Windows for him adn when everything was back up and running I tried to access his home network. he needed his SSID (which he has no clue what it is), so I reset the router. After the router has been reset I went to 192.168.1.1 and entered admin as the password with nothing in the username box. This does not work. I called the company for help and they wouldn't help because the company warrantee is expired. I have him connected to a general network but it is unsecure.

What can I do to create him a secure network at this point??


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#1
December 29, 2009 at 08:29:33
Are you sure that the router reset? If you don't hold that pin for the full minute, it doesn't work. You may have to unplug it too, somewhere in that sequence.

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#2
December 29, 2009 at 08:36:09
I am 100% sure I reset it. When I was done resetting it I did unplug the power.

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#3
December 29, 2009 at 08:51:47
lookup the model/brand router and get the default logon information.

Did you try the former logon account and password?


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#4
December 29, 2009 at 08:57:16
I did do that. The default username is blank and the password is admin. This does not work.
He does not know his old usernadem and password, which is why I had to reset it.

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#5
December 29, 2009 at 10:49:47
If its not taking the defaults its not set to factory. I found linksys's required multiple set back to factory before it actually took.

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#6
December 29, 2009 at 11:06:56
multiple what?? Resets???

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#7
December 29, 2009 at 11:08:37
Do it a few times.

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#8
December 29, 2009 at 11:16:13
yes multiple resets with the pin in the pin hole and you power up.

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#9
December 29, 2009 at 11:19:20
Ok... I will have to try that tonight. Thanks!

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#10
December 30, 2009 at 06:29:20
After the router has been reset I went to 192.168.1.1 and entered admin as the password with nothing in the username box. This does not work.

Ok, this is backward. The usual login to a default SOHO router is to put "admin" as the username and leave the password blank. Try that and see if you don't get into the router's management interface.


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#11
December 30, 2009 at 07:14:33
Soho? It says linksys in the blue box on the first post?

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#12
December 30, 2009 at 08:22:08
soho=small office home office

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#13
December 30, 2009 at 13:44:11
The default logins are different for each brand. The OP has the correct info for his friend's router.

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