Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G is a good wireless network access point, it rather stable and have a relatively wide range.
Many people don’t know how to configure it, and if you don’t, you should expect strangers to be sharing your local network, checking out your family album, and spamming the universe through you Internet connection.
Enough with the dark thoughts, here is how you can access your Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G and setup its security.
First if you are still not connected through Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G, power it up, give your self a 192.168.1.xx IP, if you don’t know how. open your control panel and follow the picture.
note that in the picture the IP is 192.168.1.11 you can change 11 to anything between 1,244
OK, now press apply, OK , yes, confirm , alright, yeah…. on all open windows.
Now you should be able connect through your Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G.
Just refresh your wireless networks connection and select Linksys.
Now open a browser window and type the following in the address bar
You will be asked for a username and a password.
The default username for the Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G is blank (empty, nothing, nada)
The default Password for the Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G is admin
Now you should see the following window:
Now we need to maybe change the static IP to dynamic IP DHCP and save.
Now press Wireless in the top bar. and change the Network Name(SSID) to anything, for example homeinterent, if you dont do this any hacker or leecher will know what kind of access point you have and that will give him a very good advantage to successfully login to your network.
Now press security.
As you can see the Linksys Wireless-G Access Point WAP54G has many security protocols. keep in mind that the more complicated encryption you use, the slower your network will be.
If you feel safe and your neighbour’s kids don’t look like hardcore hackers you can use WPA-personal.
Keep the encryption at TKIP and set the Passphrase: to any 16 letter word for example:
Don’t use the example, be creative dammit 🙂
Now click Administration.
Change the default password (it was admin, remember). and hit save.
Now when windows tries to connect to this network it will ask for the password, enter it, save it, and that’s about it.
Note that it would be much safer to use MAC filtering, but lets keep that for later.
You can always comment if you feel like it 🙂