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Linksys WRT54G2 Router


Front View

image of the Front view of router

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Back View

image of the Back view of router

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The Linksys WRT54G2 includes the following connection ports.

  • Internet - Connects the router to the cable modem
  • Ethernet (1-4) - Connects to the Ethernet port on your computer.
  • Reset - Resets the router.
  • Power - Connects the router to the power adapter.


image of router lights

The lights indicate the current status of your router. To troubleshoot any connection problems, use the table below.

Router LightStatusProblem
1, 2, 3, 4Solid GreenNone. The router is successfully connected to a device through that port.
Flashing GreenNone. There is network activity over that port.
OffNo Ethernet found. Verify Ethernet cable connections, the TCP/IP settings, and the NIC. NIC drivers may need to be reinstalled.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup ButtonSolid GreenNone. Wireless security is enabled.
Flashing GreenNone. Flashes for two minutes during the WiFi protected setup.
Solid AmberAn error was detected during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup process. Make sure the client device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Wait until the LED of off, then try again.
Flashing AmberA WiFi protected setup session is active, and a second session begins. The router supports one session at a time. Wait until the LED is off before starting the next WiFi protected setup session.
WirelessSolid GreenNone. The wireless feature is enabled.
Flashing GreenNone. The router is actively sending or receiving data over the network.
OffNone. The wireless feature is not in use.
InternetSolid GreenNone. A connection is made through the internet port.
Flashing GreenNone. There is network activity over the internet port.
OffNo devices are connected. Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem.
PowerSolid GreenNone. The router is powered on.
Flashing GreenThe router is not connected to the internet. Turn off all network devices, including the modem, router, and computers, and then turn on each device in the following order.
  1. Cable Modem
  2. Router
  3. Computer

Check the cable connections. The computer should be connected to one of the ports numbered 1-4 on the router, and the modem must be connected to the internet port on the router.

OffNo power. Verify the power supply connections to the electrical outlet. Ensure the outlet is not connected to a switch.

Manufacturer Resources

For more detailed technical information on the Linksys WRT54G2, refer to the Linksys Support Website.

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