Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.
Click here for step by step instructions
Onceyou open the set up page of the router , you will find the place tochange the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wirelessrouter , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.
SSID :It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on yourwireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify yourown wireless network. All the routers come with their factory defaultsettings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksysnetwork name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.
Change the security mode to WEP.This security type is supported by all the operating system. Whenchange the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box totype the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Typeyour network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that meansyou can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and lettersa,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set theEncryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26digits. You will need to remember the network key.
This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.
Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .
Click here for step by step instructions
Posted by Prashant M on
Ryan Bauer is a freelance writer located in Ozark, Missouri. He has written numerous articles and books, including "How to Improve Your Credit Score 100 Points in 100 Days." Bauer is an experienced automotive mechanic and computer technician.
By Ryan Bauer, eHow Contributor , last updated February 24, 2012
Wireless routers are used to connect computers into a network without running network cables throughout your home or office. Netgear wireless router settings must be changed using the router's Web-based interface. Any computer that is "hard wired" with a network cable to the router, rather than on a wireless connection, can be used to access the router. From the Settings menu, options such as "Encryption," "Network setup details" and "Passwords" can be customized.
On a computer that is connected to the router with a network cable, open any Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. In the address bar, type "192.168.0.1" (without the quotes) and press "Enter." This will bring up the login prompt for most Netgear wireless routers. If that doesn't work, try "www.routerlogin.net", "192.168.0.5", or "10.1.10.1" until the login window appears.
Type "admin" in the Username field, type "password" in the Password field and click "OK." If the password fails, try "1234," "Password" with a capital "P" or "admin". Once you enter the proper credentials, the settings screen will open.
Make any required changes to the settings. Under Security section, it is possible to specify a new username and password for added security. Once you have saved your changes, close the window, and the system will automatically log you out.
Jan 04, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Oct 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Apr 28, 2010 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...
Mar 26, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
Feb 17, 2010 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...
575 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!