Both versions of the Linksys WRT54GL default password is “admin”.
Linksys WRT54GL does not have the default username, so when asked for it, just leave that field blank. Use IP address 192.168.1.1 to access the router through a web browser. This particular IP address is actually used with most other linksys router.
If the default password for your Linksys WRT54GL does not work, it probably means that it has been changed from the “admin” to something more secure (which is actually a good thing).
You can reset the custom password that you do not know, resetting the router to your factory default settings and back to the default administrator password.
Resetting the WRT54GL router is easy. Here’s how:
01– Turn the router around so you can see the back side where the antennas and cables are plugged in.
02– Make sure the power cable is firmly plugged in.
03– On the left side of the back of the WRT54GL, near the Internet plug, is the Reset button. Hold that button down for 5 seconds.
The easiest way to press the Reset button is with a paperclip or something else that’s small enough to fit in the hole.
04– After you let go of the Reset button, wait another 30 seconds or so for the router to reset.
05– Before you start using the router again, unplug the power cable for a few seconds and then plug it back in.
06– Wait for another 30 – 60 seconds for the router to fully boot back up.
07– Now you can access the WRT54GL router through a web browser at the default IP address: 192.168.1.1. Since the password has been reset, use admin to login to the router.
08– It’s important to change the default password of the router now that it’s back at admin, which isn’t secure at all. Store the new password in a free password manager if you’re concerned that you’ll forget it again.
At this point, if you want to re-enable wireless internet and other custom settings like DNS server, then you have to re-enter that information. This is because resetting the router does not remove the password, but there are no other custom changes you made.
After performing the changes made in the router, it would be a good idea to back up the configuration of the router so that you can restore the backup in the future if you ever have to reset the router again. You can learn how to do this on page 21 of the User Manual (there is a link to the manual below).
What to Do When You Can’t Access the Linksys WRT54GL Router! You may call to Linksys Support Number (800) 245-6042