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After resetting your router the logon information for this router is the following,
leave the Username field blank and enter "admin" (without quotes) in the password XXXXX
You may need to clear your cache in your browser by opening IE and clicking on Tools - Internet Options - under the general tab click on delete temporary files and delete cookies.
Then try logging in again.
Hope this helps,
Ok lets try unplugging the power from the router for 15 seconds and then plugging it back in and try using a pencil instead of the paperclip and hold in the reset button for 30 seconds, when the unit resets back to factory defaults you should see all the lights flash on the front of the unit.
I am running the same router and have had to reset it in the past and it did take several trys to finally get it to reset. Basically what is occuring is it is not actually resetting back to factory default it could be due to not receiving steady pressure as the result of using the paperclip.
Let me ask though were you having issues with your internet is this why you are trying to logon to your router?
ahhh, ok i see
I know you have tried resetting it multiple times, i would like to have you try it one more time but this time dont use a paperclip if you can use a pencil or if you have a fine tip pen i have found either one of these work better in resetting a router.
Unfortunatly reinstalling the software is not going to correct this issue, and to upgrade the firmware you need to log into the router,
Let me ask when you hold in the reset button on the back of the router do you see the power light flash at all?
Ok yes it does sound like it is resetting, lets try this upon resetting the router reboot your machine and let me ask are you directly connected via a ethernet cable if not please connect your computer via a ethernet cable directly to the router via one of the ports and then try to access the logon page and see if you are successful in logging in.
One more thing when you go to logon to the router ensure that you leave the username field empty and for the password XXXXX
ensure your caps lock is not on and it is being entered in lower case as this can cause issues also.
Ok let me check some documentation and see what i can come up with as this should have reset it to factory defaults, is it giving you the invalid logon message?
I saw your last posting right after i had posted, i am checking some documentation and have actually contacted another expert on the site who is excellent with Mac's to see if he has any additional suggestions also.
This should have reset the router and allowed you to logon.....this is puzzling what is causing the issue here. Give me a few minutes while i research this real quick.
Lets try this, try to logon again but use the following
Username: admin Password: admin
I just received an assist from the other expert and he suggested trying the following, (Thanks, Eric)
Unplug the wireless router. Hold down the reset button for 30 seconds with nonstop pressure, and while applying continuous nonstop pressure, plug in the wireless router while continuing to hold that reset button for a minimum 10 seconds. The router should now reboot, and it should work. If not, then you should know that the WRT54G is very stubborn about resetting. Try the hard reset procedure at least 3 more times. Also, any loss of contact of the reset button at any time during the 40 second interval will cause the hard reset procedure to do a soft reset instead of what you want.
The first thing you need to do is to upgrade the firmware on your AP.
Just go to http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859837401&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54G&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=3740137401B01&displaypage=download and follow the instructions.
Make sure you are selecting the correct version and download the firmware to your desktop.
If you still get the error then let us know the version of your router so we can get you an alternative download.
Try this http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859837401&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54G&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=3740137401B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail
If it does not work then Just download the Quick Instal program to your Machine and use it to setup your Router.
Sounds like you have it all covered.
Hopefully it is all smooth sailing from this point.
I am glad to hear you got this resolved, i apologize for not being able to furthur assist you last night there were some problems with the site and then my router started acting up and not letting me back online. I am glad that Eric was able to finish up with you and assist you with this and i will notify the administrators to see if it is possible to share this payment between me and eric.
Have a wonderful holiday,