How to Access a WRT54G2 V1 Linksys Router

By Amanda Rumble

When managing a wireless network, the majority of options are configured through the router including port blocking and forwarding, password settings, Internet Protocol configuration and time limits. In order to control these settings, access the router using a computer by knowing the router's IP address, username and password to access the configuration options. The Linksys WRT54G2 V1 router allows you to access configuration options by typing the IP address into your browser.

Step 1

Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar.

Step 2

Type "admin" as the password and leave the username blank for the default login.

Step 3

Click the "Administration" tab and type a new default password to keep your network secure from access by unauthorized individuals, who may know the default password used by Linksys.

Step 4

Access the "Basic Setup" tab to create a new router name as well to prevent authorized access.