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My linksys says it is unsecured. how do i make it secured?

I installed a linksys so I can use my laptop. However, the wireless network connection says "unsecured". How do I make this connection secure?

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  • heccar Nov 01, 2008

    TRYING TO ASSIGN A SECURE CONNECTION. THE LAPTOP IS A DELL MINI WITH BROADCOM 8O2.11 ADAPTER INTERGRATED WIRELESS ALREADY INSTALLED ALSO SERVICE PACK 3 XP HOME EDITION.

    DSL MODEM 2701 2WIRE, AIRLINK ROUTER AR430W.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? THANK YOU FOR THE HELP...



    HECTOR@OXNARD,CALIF

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    Unsecured internet connection

  • nelemans May 11, 2010

    I installed a linksys so I can use my laptop. However, the wireless network connection says "unsecured". How do I make this connection secure?

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I found a link on how you can secure your wireless network. Click here. Let me know if you will still have a problem.

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make sure that the linksys VOIP(secure) router is broadcasting it's SSID or signal, otherwise it will not reflect even if you refresh the wireless network. If the router is broadcasting SSID but the lenovo laptop is not detecting it, try to re-install the wireless software for the laptop using the software from lenovo.com, just click Support then Downloads and drivers.

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Let me ask so your laptop wont connect on the router wireless network with security enable on it with either 5.0 or 2.4 GHZ settings? If that is the situation try disabling the one of those, you can try first disabling the 5.0 signal and test it out and then the 2.4 and see if one will be working with the other setting being disable.

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I want to secure an unsecured linksys router


Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down and put it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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My Linksys router G is unsecure. 2 years old. How do I secure it. Linksys wants 35.00 to tell me or sell me a new one for 60.00 :)


To connect to your wireless router, the router's wirelesssettings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also thewireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with theserouter's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicatewith your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down andput it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on thislink and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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My laptop is connected to my unsecured wireless network via my linksys router, but my iPad and other laptop will not connect. I am getting an error message that says, "Unable to join the network...


I would try to set up the network with a new SSID due to settings being saved in some devices, and because someone else may have a linksys network set up that you may accidentally be connecting to.

After that, try basic security settings.

Also, make sure you don't have MAC address filtering enabled on the router. To check this, you will have to login to the admin area and look for MAC address filtering.

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Lenovo laptop cannot seem to find the linksys wireless g. we have two WIFI at the office one is linksys VOIP (secure) and linksys wireless G (unsecure). why is it that lenovo laptop only sees the secure...


make sure that the linksys VOIP(secure) router is broadcasting it's SSID or signal, otherwise it will not reflect even if you refresh the wireless network. If the router is broadcasting SSID but the lenovo laptop is not detecting it, try to re-install the wireless software for the laptop using the software from lenovo.com, just click Support then Downloads and drivers.

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Wireless router connection unsecured


Open a browser and type in the address bar 192.168.1.1
It'll prompt you for a username and password, if you used the Linksys Installation CD, remember the username and password that you provided. Else, leave the username blank and key in admin for the password.

Once inside the router, click the Wireless Tab then the Wireless Security sub-tab.
Enable and choose WPA Personal and provide a password for your wireless network at the WPA Shared Key section.
Click Save settings at the bottom.

Your computers will need to reconnect to your network and asked for the security password.

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Unsecured home network


Here is a nice tutorial about setting security on your wireless network

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/822-episode-1-setting-up-wireless-security-video.htm

Also, your router's user guide is available at

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Type&blobheadername2=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=application%2Fpdf&blobheadervalue2=inline%3B+filename%3DWRT54GX2v2_ug.pdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1193765877580&ssbinary=true&lid=0926304580B03

If you feel like reading more, there is a nice tutorial posted by Microsoft also

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_03july28.mspx

Let me know if you run into any issues and I will be happy to help, good luck :)

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The Wireless Security of the router doesn't match your laptop's wireless settings. Make sure you configure the wireless security password correctly on the laptop. If you don't know your wireless password, try these steps:

-Connect your laptop hard wired to the router.
-Open Internet Explorer and on the Address Bard type http://192.168.1.1 press enter.
-It will prompt you for username and password. By default, there's no username and on the password type admin and hit OK. If admin didn't work, type your own password for the router.
-When you get to the Setup page, click on Wireless Tab, then click the sub-tab Wireless Security.
-Look for Security Mode. If Security Mode is WPA-Personal, the Passphrase is the wireless security key that you need to enter on the laptop's wireless settings. If the Security Mode is WEP, the WEP Key 1 is your wireless security key. Connect to the wireless network and type it in. That should solve your wireless connection problem.

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open 192.168.1.1 in your browser.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username as blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys pages.Now click on wireless on the black bar at the top.Click on wireless security just under wireless in the blue bar.Select security mode as WEP.In key 1 type any 10 digit no. which will be your security key.Scroll down and click seave settings.now your network is secured.

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If you use your original Win XP disks, there's a chance you now have XP SP1 (Service Pack 1). Make sure you've made all the necessary Windows Updates as working with WiFi networks was enhanced with XP SP2. Then you can try to find your wireless network and connect to it. If you had a secured network you'll need your previous network key (similar to a password, but without a username, the wireless key is needed to exchange data with the router) If you can't remember the settings on your Linksys you can reset it to factory settings with inserting something into the reset hole to press the hidden buton and holding it for several seconds until lights on the front flash. Then you HAVE to run the initial install procedure (find your CD and Quick Start sheet) because your router will be open and unsecured.

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