Perhaps your router’s default password is different than what we have listed here. We have a large list of Linksys Passwords that you can try located here. It looks like this: If all goes well you will see the following screen:. We think that forwarding a port should be easy. You may want to follow our guide called How To Reset your Router.

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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. This process usually works for resetting any router to it’s factory setting.

It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to aag54gs a port to. There are 2 additional ways that you can determine your router’s IP address:.

This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots. Stock firmwares for the WAG54GS are available under the download section on the modem’s support page.

You should now see a new menu. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forwardsince you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network. There are 2 additional ways that you can determine your router’s IP address: It’s possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.


Put the same port number into both the External Port and the Internal Port boxes. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

How to Port Forward a Linksys WAG54GS Router

Make sure to read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes wrong. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications.

Your router’s IP address can also be refered to as your computer’s default gateway. So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward. When you’re finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Or you can use our free software called Router IP Address.

Linksys WAG54GS Screenshots

Create a port forward entry. Now that you have forwarded ports on the Linksys WAG54GS you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

It looks like this: Navigate to the port forwarding section. When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now! We have a large list of Wag5gs Passwords that you can try located here.

Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router. If all goes well you will see the following screen:. Linksys WAG54GS routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. 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.


Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. 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.

Linksys WAG54GS Screenshots

The basic process to open a port is: It is important to setup a static ip address in wab54gs device that you are forwarding a port to. It looks like this:. 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.