How to Change WiFi Password on Linksys WRT54G Router

Change WiFi password on Linksys WRT54G router

In this article, I will explain step by step how to change the password / WiFi key on a Linksys WRT54G router. Making the password change on this famous router is very simple. To ensure that the process is successful, we recommend connecting the computer via a network cable directly to the router. This is to prevent connection drops when the key or network name is changed.

Then open the browser and in the address bar type When you do that you will be presented with a page that will prompt you for a username and password. If you have trouble logging into, your default gateway may be different. For that, we recommend you read  How to know the IP of my computer and the default gateway.

The combination of user and password to access the router may vary if the Internet service provider or the vendor has changed that data to the firmware. It can be one of the following:

User Password
Cisco Cisco
Admin Admin
Admin 1234
Root 12345


After entering, the router configuration page will appear.

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After entering the router click where it says “Wireless” in the menu at the top. There you will have the option to change the name of the network.

Change WiFi password on Linksys WRT54G router2In this part what we will do is:

  • Change the name of the WiFi network. That’s where you say “Wireless Network Name (SSID)“. In my case I have “WiFi Hello” which corresponds to the name of my wireless network. You just have to erase the one you have and put the one you want.
  • Change the transmission channel of the wireless network. That’s what you do with the option called “Wireless Channel“. The most appropriate options with 1, 6 and 11.
  • Hide or show the WiFi. That option is called “Wireless SSID Broadcast“. There we can choose Enable or Disable if we want to keep hidden or shown the WiFi network.

After making the desired changes you click where it says “Save Setting” to save.

Change WiFi password on Linksys WRT54G router

After changing the name of the wireless network, click on “Wireless Security“, which is located at the top. When you do that you will be presented with the options to configure the WiFi password.

Change WiFi password on Linksys WRT54G routerFirst choose the type of security. The type of security that best compensates for security / compatibility is WPA, but you can also choose WPA2 if your wireless devices are not very old.

Then where it says “WPA Algorithms” choose TKIP + AES for greater security and where it says “WPA Shared Key” type the WiFi password you wish to have. It must be from 8 to 63 characters.

When you make the desired changes, click on “Save Setting” to save the changes.