How to Reset the Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Router

14 responses

  1. Felipe
    January 27, 2011

    Thanks John

    root/admin works perfectly for a WRT54GL with dd-wrt installed.

    Save my day

  2. Tyrone
    November 14, 2010

    The router is configured with the address, but it allows no telnet login, no chance to enter login data:

    tyrone@phantom: ~ $ telnet -c
    Connected to
    Escape character is ‘^]’.

    Login failed.
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    tyrone@phantom: ~ $

    Any ideas why?

  3. John
    July 15, 2010

    try username root with admin password

    • Stephen
      August 26, 2010

      Hey John,
      I tried everything to reset my wrt54g. I’ve followed all the steps to reset. The router reset itself because it’s showing the wireless name ddwrt in my list of wireless options and is not protected.

      When I access the router via it will not take the default passwords.

      Any ideas?


    • Ben
      December 4, 2010

      Thanks so much John! it was root/admin for me.

  4. Paola Weenum
    May 6, 2010

    literally sick and tired with redmond after all these several years – I estimate I’ll have to grown to be another apple fan – ffs Not confident who the main borg is Jobs or Ballermer?

  5. Derek
    February 6, 2010

    PLEASE REPLY TO THIS ONE FOR MY POSTS (I forgot to turn on the email reminder on the other two)

  6. Derek
    February 6, 2010

    Cloned MACs will likely go too. If it’s not the manf. default, it gets wiped.

  7. Derek
    February 6, 2010

    If neither method works (try both if you haven’t), then the firmware isn’t the manufacturer’s version (or DD-WRT for that matter). If still doesn’t work, it’s likely broken. Talk to the original owner ask if they flash new/different firmware and find out what is is/was. I don’t like the GL anymore – I burned up two of them already – they don’t seem to handle itermittent power fluctuations – the newer WRT54G are great though!

  8. Loki
    January 2, 2010

    Cloned computer MAC adress will be lost after reset?

  9. manolstar
    December 30, 2009

    same here..

    please help me

  10. marekson
    November 13, 2009

    I have the same router (lent from my brother, so I thinked router was configured for other IP) so I wanted to restart it by manual thereinbefore but nothing happend. It means I can’t open to continue working on it!
    What I have to do now?
    Thx a lot for help.

    • Guille
      November 16, 2009

      Same Here! =(

  11. Answers4PC
    March 10, 2009

    Thanks a lot of for the tutorial! My friend has had this same router for a month now, not knowing how to reset it! As i have been busy, I told him this link and he said it worked like a charm. V. Useful :)

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