This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward , since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network. It looks like this:. So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you’ve forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can’t get access anymore. Here’s how you do it.

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This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.

How to Port Forward a Linksys WAG54GS Router

You should now see a new menu. This process usually works for resetting any router to it’s factory setting. Put a name for this forward in the Application box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use. We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the Linksys WAG54GS, but since it’s listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can head over to the OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.

If you have performed a reset of your WAG54GS device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:.


It looks like lnkssy Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Now that you have your router’s Internal IP Address we are ready to login to it. Or you wa5g4gs use our free software called Router IP Address. You can also refer to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware. Lnksyx is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Port Range Start box and then enter highest number into the Port Range End box.

How to Login to the Linksys WAG54GS

It looks like this:. Lnksyss your router’s default password is different than what we have listed here. When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now!

Create a port forward entry. If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Port Range Start and the Port Range End boxes.

Here’s how you do it. It should look something like this:. Linksys WAG54GS routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet.


You should try other Linksys passwords. Navigate to the port forwarding section. There are 2 additional ways that you can determine your router’s Lnkssy address:. It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. lnkshs

Linksys WAG54GS Screenshots

If your WAG54GS router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. In the picture above the address bar has If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE.

When you’re finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward. We have a large list of Linksys Passwords that you can try located here. Put the same port number into both the External Port and the Internal Port boxes.

Make sure to read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes wrong.