Upgrade Linksys WAP54G Acces Point Firmware

WAP54G is Linksys access point. An Access Point is a radio transmitter/receiver that is most widely used to bridge wireless and a wired (ethernet) network. An access point only provides an interface/portal for wireless clients to connect to your existing LAN.

The WAP54G firmware must be upgraded from a computer directly plugged into your network with an Ethernet cable and not a wirelessly connected computer.  You can either connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the WAP54G’s LAN port to a computer’s Ethernet port (configured with a static IP address), or have the WAP54G connected to a port on a network router, switch, or hub along with the computer that will be performing the upgrade (also configured with a static IP address).

Accessing the Access Point’s Setup page:
  • Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
  • Type in WAP54G’s IP Address into the “Address” field ( is the default IP) and click GO or hit the [Enter] key.
  • A “User Name” and “Password” prompt will appear.  Leave the “User Name” blank and input the WAP54G’s password (admin is the default password) into the “Password” field then click the OK button or hit the [Enter] key.
  • Go to Status, check the current firmware version.


  • Once in the web-based utility, click on the Help tab, and then the Firmware Upgrade button.
The Firmware Upgrade window will open.
Upgrading the Firmware
      • Click the Browse button next to the File Path box.
      • Navigate through your computer files and locate the .trx firmware file that was extracted from the downloaded Zip file (for example, LinksysWAP54G_fw2.07.trx).  Double-click the file.
      • The appropriate file path leading to the .trx firmware file will automatically be entered into the File Path box when the correct file is selected.  


      • Click the Upgrade button to begin the firmware upgrade.  The process may take a few minutes.  Be sure to not interrupt the procedure.

The up to date firmware is  Version 3.08.06 which is released on 2010.

Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Product:                WAP54G 

Classification:         Firmware Release History

Release Date:           03/22/2010

Last Firmware Version:    v3.08.06, Mar 22, 2010
Version 3.08.06, Apr 06, 2010
- Fix: MAC address may reset to default after changing settings.
- Fix: While in client mode, device will re-connect to AP after connection drops.
- Fix: WDS does not work when wireless security is enabled.
- Fix: Correct wireless channel range in user interface.
- Fix: Debug page security vulnerability.

The firmware can be downloaded at below link:





Note: I accept no responsibility for this. Update your product at your own risk. As far as I’m aware, version 3.08.06 is only for hardware revision 3.1 of the WAP54G and may not work on earlier releases.

2 thoughts on “Upgrade Linksys WAP54G Acces Point Firmware

  1. Kelly Reply

    Hi, I own this lenovo s410p without touch screen but I installed a lot design softwares for self learning purpose, softwares included photoshop, dream weaver, illustrator, flash etc.(most adobe cc design software) plus latest install autodesk maya, 3d max and autocad. Request for your opinion, do you think this laptop could handle these software? If I open one software per time, do you think it’s fine for it? Actually this is the first laptop i own but I’m ‘stupid’ with computer specs etc so I decided to buy this laptop when the person who sell me said that it’s good and can work for design software but now I realize it was not suitable for my usage and regretting with my ‘stupid’ act. 🙁 , I realize it not suitable because lagging or not responding or hang problems appear while I just browsing web (hang while loading the site) and at the same time open a document file(not responding) but after a few seconds about 10 to 15sec it works again..currently considering to sell off and buy a new one but with a budget of rm2300, do you think I able to buy a better one than this Laptop I own, I bought it last year dec only, I have no other way to ask other ppl as the review you wrote are much more clearer than the others. Sorry for disturbing but still hope to get your reply. Thank you so much

    • didi2005 Post authorReply

      The default 4GB ram is not enough to run heavy load of graphic/rendering stuff…I would recommend u to add another 4GB ram in order to run photoshop faster.
      Once u got 8GB, u should be having no problem running the heavy software one by one.
      For your info, normally video/3D rendering require higher processor (i5 & above) and lots of memory (>16GB) and decent graphic card, which cost more than RM4-5k.
      But since you’re already purchased laptop and in early learning stage, I think should be no problem.

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