The Linksys WRT54G v5.0 router has 54mbps WiFi, 4 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It also supports custom firmwares like: dd-wrt, OpenWrt
Linksys WRT54G v5.0 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1
Linksys login instructions
Default username: admin
Linksys router default password list
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.1.1
How to factory reset (hard reset) Linksys WRT54G v5.0 :
You can factory reset your Linksys WRT54G v5.0 in the following way(s)
Through the web interface
Open your browser and navigate to the router interface (see default settings below)
Under the Administration tab you will find a sub-tab called Factory defaults
On the Factory defaults page click the button labeled Restore Factory Defaults
With the reset button
Have your unit powered on
Press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds until the power light starts blinking, then release.
When the power light goes solid, unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds
Plug the power back in and start the router
When the power light goes solid again the router is ready to use.
How to login to the Linksys WRT54G v5.0 :
Make sure you are connected to the router’s network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
Open your browser and visit
You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
Enter the username: admin
and if it requires a password, leave it empty or try with admin / password
You will now be logged in. If you haven’t yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first
thing you do after logging in.
Linksys WRT54G v5.0 router specifications :
RAM: 8 MiB
Flash: 2 MiB
Custom firmwares: dd-wrt, OpenWrt
WiFi: 54mbps (bg)
WiFi throughput: n/a
1 x 100mbps port
4 x 100mbps ports
WRT54G v5.0 Firmwares
Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Linksys WRT54G v5.0
Flashing dd-wrt on the Linksys WRT54G v5.0
Since the WRT54G v5.0 has 2 MiB of flash memory, you should choose a
stripped down version of dd-wrt that fits on the smaller flash.
Instructions on how to flash dd-wrt onto your Linksys WRT54G v5.0 can be found
Note: Always make sure to read the wiki and howtos of dd-wrt before doing any
Flashing OpenWrt on the Linksys WRT54G v5.0
The Linksys WRT54G v5.0 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
To get started with the flashing, head over to the
OpenWrt instructions for WRT54G v5.0 and they’ll take it from there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. Make sure to
read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes
Linksys stock firmware for the WRT54G v5.0
Stock firmwares for the WRT54G v5.0 are available under the download section on the
support page. You can also refer
to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.