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Secure your wifi router .

Here are 3 basic ways to keep your WiFi router or connection secure:
1. Change the router's Default Username and Password.
Choose an uncommon username, something only you can know. Then choose a strong password - keep it at least 8 characters long, using a combination of letters, numbersand characters. Keep it secure and don't share it with others.
2. Turn on Encryption.
Right now, the best encryption technology is WPA2. Select that one if your router supports it. If you're still in the process of purchasing one, avoid routers that only support WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) and purchase one that supports WPA2. There are available tools on the Internet that can easily crack WPA and WEP encryption.
3. Change the Default SSID and Disable Broadcasting.
The SSID is your network name. By default, routers use a generic manufacturer SSID like "netgear", "linksys" or "default". Change it to something else, something uncommon. You can use the same principle as choosing/creating a strong password. A network using a default SSID can be perceived by the attacker as a weak and poorly configured network and will most likely attack it first. Another thing you can do with your SSID is to shut off or disable broadcasting. Keeping it "out of sight" will lessen the chances of it being attacked. Don't worry about shutting this feature off because you can still connect to it manually.

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how to install tenda wireless router

Plug in the router and connect it to your computer via a WIRED connection. Connect the cable into the Tenda router in one of the yellow ports labeled 1-4 (which one specifically should not matter).

Open a web browser and go to

When prompted for a username and password, enter "admin" for the username, and "admin" for the password.

Click "WLAN Settings", then "Basic Settings".

Click "Enable Wireless" if it is not already checked, and enter a new name for your router in the field labeled "SSID". The default name is "Tenda", but you can choose any network name you like, so long as it is made up of only letters and numbers. Leave all other settings on this page at their defaults, and click "Apply".

Now, click "Security Settings".

In "Security Mode", choose a network security type and enter an appropriate password. For demonstration settings, choose "WPA Personal". Make sure "AES" is selected, and then enter in a pass phrase. This will be the password for your wireless network, so be sure to write it down. The default is "PlsChangeMe", so go ahead and change it now. Leave the "Key Renewal Interval" field at its default setting, and click "Apply".

Click on "WPS Settings".

Click "Disable", and then click "Save".

Click "System Tools", then "Change Password". If you want, change the username and password here. You will need to enter the new username where it says "admin", then the old password of "admin" in the Old Password field. Then, enter your new password in the "New Password" field, then again to confirm it.

Close out of the Tenda configuration page.

You have successfully set up your home network. When ready, connect your modem to the router using the blue "WAN" port on the back of the router, and powercycle your modem and router, and internet will then be available on your home network.

If you need any kind of technical assistance you can contact support cell at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

Jan 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Connecting to a "2WIRE" wifi connection. Says the


I understand that you are having trouble connecting your Nintendo DS wirelessly to your 2Wire router. The solution is simple, your Nintendo DS only supports WEP (Wireless Encription Passkey) security. It is highly possible that your 2Wire router's wireless security is set to WPA. That means you will need to reconfigure your router so that it will be utilizing WEP as a security for your wireless connection. To be able to do this, you need a couple of information from the one who setup your router. 1. User name of your router 2. Password or your router.

Once you have gotten this information, you will need to access your router configuration page through one of the computers that is linked to your 2Wire router by typing http://gateway.2wire.net on the address bar of your browser.

It will be asking you for the username and password. If nobody had setup or changes the username and password of the router, use this default username and password of a 2Wire router. Username: (none) Password: Wireless or Username: 2Wire and Password: (none). Try any of the two. If it does not work, try admin and the word password for the password or any other combinations of the two.

Once you have entered the router's configuration page click the Home Network Tab and then click on Wireless Settings. You will see there a portion that says Wireless security. In that area, you will see a drop down where you can choose what kind of wireless security you want on your system. As I have said, the Nintedo DS does not support any other wireless security setting but WEP. That means you will need to change the drop down to WEP. That also means after changing this, you will need to reconfigure your other wireless devices (like your laptop) to use WEP as well.


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How do i change the password of my Wireless Broadband Router? I want to change the password because i want to cut the connection from a user.

type in the address bar of your web browswer ( IE or firefox or chrome ) Now a box will come up for a user and pass user/pass will be admin. now click the wireless tab and click on the wireless security sub tab and you can now set the password of your wireless. nlescault.png

Mar 06, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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how can i put a password in my wifi for privacy

1. Access the Administration Panel of your Router This can be done by opening your internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) and typing in the address bar
nitin_master.png Once you hit enter, an authentication panel would pop-up requiring you to enter a username and password.
nitin_master_0.png Note: If entering does not bring up anything, your default gateway may not be that. For Windows, just go to Run command (Windows Start button, then click Run), and then type "CMD". A DOS prompt would pop-out and you would just need to type, "IPCONFIG". Look for the words "Default Gateway", the numbers beside it are the ones you need to enter into your browser
nitin_master_1.png Usually, its or so most likely you wouldn't have to do that. Note: The usual username and password is "admin" (without the quotes). For some routers, the username is admin, and the password is blank. If you haven't changed this, the username and password is the default. If you don't know the default username and password, you could check it at www.routerpasswords.com

2. Set the SSID or Username When you're inside the Administration panel, just go to Basic Wireless Settings and find the setting for Wireless Network Name or SSID.
nitin_master_2.png You should key in your desired username on the field of Wireless Network Name or SSID. Don't forget to Save the Changes you made.
nitin_master_3.png Note: Notice that I've enabled Wireless SSID Broadcast? If it's enabled, once a computer detects connects to your router, the computer would just need to key-in the password. If it's disabled, you would have to key-in the username and password before you could connect. Although it is more secure to set Wireless SSID broadcast set to disable, some of my devices (especially mobile phones) can't connect when it is disabled. So, I had to enable SSID Broadcast.

3. Set the Password. You should now go to Wireless Security. There you would see the Security Mode. To make things simple, just choose WPA Personal. (UPDATE: For bettery security, you can choose WPA2 Personal - the next steps would still be the same)
nitin_master_4.png You should now set a password by entering one under WPA Shared Key.
nitin_master_5.png After that, save the changes you made again. And there you have it. It's very easy to set a username and password for your Wireless Router or Wi-Fi router. Once you set one, only those who you have informed of the password would be able to connect and use your Internet connection through your Wireless router - so keep your password safe.

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I need to change my password to accesss wi-fi

If your linksys router has the default information, log into it by going to or with your web browser. Log in with the user name blank and password admin or 1234. Go to wireless, then security, there you can change your password for your wifi.

Dec 29, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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