Help with setting router password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Boomer, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Boomer


    I have a linksys wrt54g wireless router.

    I have everything working fine, but when i turn on my laptop, it automatically connects. It does not ask for a password. I went through the web based setup, and I input a password, but i must be doing something wrong, as it is not working properly.

    Does anyone else have a linksys and mind helping me get the password set?

  2. Do you not have the installation cd that comes with it ?

    I set mine up from it and it works fine.
  3. maxpi


    Is the password for getting access to the internet or for getting access to the router settings?
  4. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

  5. Boomer


    thanks nkhoi...that link helped.

    this is a router i have had for like 4 years, so i no longer have the install cd. i have changed the password for the admin settings, just trying to set a password for people connecting to the signal...
  6. Bob111


  7. The password only protects the router from having its settings changed. Once you set a good password you never need to enter it again unless you want to change some router settings.

    Usually you can just http to:

    When you want to configure your router and skip all those install CDs. (should work on Linksys and Netgear)