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I think someone is crashing my netgear wireless,how do I make it secure so that onlt I can use it?they are slowing my bandwidth and I have not invited anyone in!

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You need to turn on your password feature.

How can I secure my router through WPA or WPA2?

  1. Make sure your computer is connected by wire to the NETGEAR router or modem router
  2. Open Internet Explorer
  3. Type into the address bar www.192.168.0.1 or www.192.168.1.1 (depending on the product) and hit ENTER.
Unless you've configured otherwise, the default username is admin and the password password.
  1. On the left-hand side, under Setup, click "Wireless Settings"
  2. Under "Security Options", select your desired encryption method (preferably WPA2-PSK)
  3. Choose a Network Key - it can be anything, as long as it's 8-63 characters in length
  4. Hit Apply
  5. Now on the computers you wish to connect to over wireless, repeat the process

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Make it secure by,

access the netgear router configuration page (you need to do this hardwired)

1. check your IP address, click start -> all programs -> accessories -> command prompt
2. in the black box (command prompt) type in ipconfig and hit enter
3. look for the value of Default Gateway (that's your routers IP address)
4. open an internet browser and go to that address


for more detailed instructions, visit www.netgear.com and select your router model and choose supports & downloads

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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PS - don't think that just because your wireless security is configured that someone can't hop onto it.
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