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Security Key for router, while setting it up.

Guys,

While settiing up your router always change the security key/wireless key, which is used to connect to your own wireless, please make sure do not keep it as your name or phone number, neither keep it is same as the name of the router.

Best advice is to keep it shot in b/w 10-12 characters, including numbers and alphabets both.

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I require a WEP Key for this network.Where can I obtain same.


The WEP key is defined by the person who set your wireless router up. You will not be able to find out what the WEP key is, but you CAN change it if you have physical access to the router. If you are trying to connect to your wireless router and can't remember the WEP, then walk over to the router and on the back or bottom of it is a small little hole that you can fit a pen or paper clip into. Press the paper clip into the little hole for 10 seconds and release. This will reset all the settings on your router back to default and will allow you to access your wireless connection.

Note: doing this will take away all of your wireless security so make sure that you know what you're doing before messing with it!

Thanks and please rate if this helps you at all :).

Mar 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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router password


>If you're trying to put password for the Router, then type "http://192.168.0.1" into the address bar, then hit "Enter."
>Use "Admin" as the username and leave the password blank when the login screen appears.
>Please click on Administrator settings and change the User Name and Password.

If you're trying to put a password/secure the Wireless network, then follow the steps:

>In the Router setup page, click on Wireless Settings.
>Under Wireless Security Mode, select Security Mode: WEP/WPA/WPA2.
>Enter the Security Key manually or enter the Phrase to generate the Security key automatically (only in WPA/WPA2) and save the settings.
>Please note the Security Key to connect to the Wireless Networ.
>The Wireless is secured now.


Good Luck!!!!

Jul 02, 2010 | D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless...

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my router is unsecured and i tried to make it secured with password but its inpossible, so many problems i gave up trying! i did everything they said but still nothing!


Well, there are two things that go into securing a router. First, a user name and password for logging in and second a security access key. Let me explain how to set up both of them:

Please retrieve these instructions in Notepad because you will be losing internet connection as you perform the steps.

1) First you need to log in to make changes to the router. The default IP address for that is 192.168.1.1. Type that into the address bar and press enter. You will be asked for login details. Here's the default login:
ID: (Leave blank)
Pass: admin (case sensitive)

2) Now you need to change those default login details to your personal ones.
Click on Administration tab -> You will see multiple dots in the password field -> Erase them and enter a personal password -> Scroll down and click save settings -> You will be asked to re login with the new password.
A strong password is the one with numbers, letters and different cases. Example: Cbr600RR

3) Next you need to secure your router's wireless internet connection with an access key. Most people use the WEP security. That however, is not the best option. Several programs are available online that can crack a WEP key. I will suggest a better option: WPA.
Click on Wireless Tab -> Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from "linksys" to a personal one. This is optional but recommended so that you can search for your internet connection faster if there are multiple available in your neighborhood (always the case in apartments).
Under Wireless Channel select 10 or 11. This helps keep your connection faster since most neighboring routers will broadcast at the default channel 6 which leads to interference and disconnection. Click Save settings when you are done. The router takes some time to save those settings and restart itself.

4) Go to Wireless tab again -> Wireless Security -> Security Mode -> WEP -> Passphrase -> Enter a favorite word -> Generate -> Select any one of the four generated keys and copy it (Right click -> Copy). Note down this key for later use.
Go back to Security Mode -> WPA Personal -> WPA Shared Key -> Paste the copied key here -> Save settings. That will be your to connect to your router. Please note this down somewhere safe as you will need it to let other computers connect as well.

You have successfully secured your router. Let me know if you need more help. Take care!

Apr 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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When I am trying to get a Friend Code on Pokemon Pearl everytime I go to the basement and go to the blue screen problem 51099 shows up but I am connected to wifi in advanced setup


--Taken From Nintendo Support--
Error Code: 51099 There appears to be a compatibility issue with the security settings on your router:
Are you using WPA security?
    No, I am using WEP security
If you are using a Nintendo DSi, you will be able to connect online and use many online features with WPA security. However, you will not be able to play original Nintendo DS games that are Wi-Fi compatible, as they are only programmed to work with WEP security. In order to play these games online, you will need to do the following (If you are not receiving this error when attempting to connect games online, click here):
  • Change your wireless security to WEP or temporarily disable wireless security if you wish to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  • If you are unable to log into your router or do not know how, you can check our router look-up page (link) to see if it is listed. If your number is not listed, check any similar s from the same manufacturer for default information. If you are still unable to log into your router, please refer to the router manufacturer or the company that provided it.
  • Make sure your router is not on our list of incompatible routers. If it is, we recommended using a router that is compatible or connecting from a hotspot location.
  • The wireless security settings are typically found under sections labeled 'Wireless', 'Basic Wireless' or 'Wireless Security'.
  • Change the security mode to WEP, and chose your encryption type. The 64-bit encryption type typically uses a 10 character key while the 128-bit encryption type uses a 26 character key. Hexadecimal keys consist of letters A-F and 0-9, whereas ASCII keys have no limitations and are case sensitive. Be sure to use the key that is listed in 'key slot 1' and make sure you are not using a 'passphrase'. For specific information about changing your security type please see your router's manual or contact the manufacturer.
  • Important Note: it is recommended that any changes made to the router are performed from a computer that is wired via Ethernet cable to the router. In addition, any changes made to wireless security must also be adjusted on other wireless devices in the home that use the router (e.g. laptops, other game systems, etc). For instructions on how to change these devices, refer to the user manuals for these devices or contact the manufacturer.
  • Establish a connection in connection files 1-3 on the Nintendo DSi. Make sure you are putting the WEP key into the Nintendo DSi exactly as it appears on your router page.

If the error persists while using WEP (or if you are receiving this error with other Wi-Fi features), follow these steps:
  • Keep trying, as there may be a temporary network issue. If the problem persists, or has been consistent over a period of time, move on to the next step.
  • Configure the Nintendo DSi manually
      Please note: if your router is set to broadcast the network but the Nintendo DSi is not finding the access point then a manual setup will not resolve the error. There may be another problem, such as interference, or a basic setting in your router that is causing compatibility issues. Be sure that your router is set to 'Enable SSID broadcast' or 'Enable Wireless broadcast'. If you prefer to keep your network name hidden, verify the correct spelling and case of your router's SSID.
  • Check your router on our router listings page to see if there are any special notes for your router
  • Try changing the channel on your router to 1 or 11. Ensure there are no other wireless devices in the area causing interference. Make sure you are within range of the router.
  • Important Note: it is recommended that any changes made to the router are performed from a computer that is wired via Ethernet cable to the router. Also, any changes made to wireless security must also be adjusted on other wireless devices in the home that use the router (e.g., laptops, other game systems, etc). For instructions on how to change these devices, refer to the user manuals for these devices or contact the manufacturer.
  • Try adjusting the Transmission rate of your router to 1 or 2, and the basic rates of your router to 1-2 mbps.
  • Ensure that your wireless mode is set to a b/g mixed mode, and not an 'n only' mode.
  • Check to see if you have MAC filtering enabled. If you do, be sure that the Nintendo DSi's MAC address is in the 'allowed' list.
  • Try temporarily disabling your router's firewall.
  • Try temporarily disabling your router's wireless security.
  • Important Note: Please be reminded, that any changes made to wireless security must also be adjusted on other wireless devices in the home that use the router (i.e. laptops, other game systems, etc). For instructions on how to change these devices, refer to the user manuals for these devices or contact the manufacturer.
  • Check to see if your router has the latest firmware. Verify this by visiting the support sections of the manufacturer's website, as they often have more current versions than what your router may automatically find. Please follow all manufacturer guidelines for the correct method of updating your router's firmware.
  • If the problem is still persisting try power cycling your router. Unplug the power cable from the router hardware and keep it powered down for 30 seconds to a minute. Plug the power cord back in and wait for the router to finish re-initializing. Test the connection again.
If after trying the steps above you are still receiving this error code, please call 1-800-255-3700 for further assistance.

Oct 23, 2009 | Nintendo Pokemon Pearl Version for DS

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Authentication failure


hia,

you need a network key for wireless connection to get authorized and allow your PC to connect.
make sure you have right key if security is enabled on wireless router.

now if you are entering right key then need to make sure which type of encryption router is using by going into router settings as an emaple WEP,WAP,TES etc...and make sure your computer wireless settings are same as this type.

let me know if you need more info in detail or step by step.

Thanks.

Apurva

Aug 19, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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