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How do I change the security code for my router?

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  • ronjonfix May 11, 2010

    Usually via http webpage, but need to know
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Go to http://portforward.com and then go to guide and then click on setting up wireless security, then choose the model of your router and follow the steps there. You should be able to change the security for the wireless network on your router.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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Hi on the bottom of your router you got website address on which you need to log on and then check setings options

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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This change is different for each brand of router. Go to the manufacturers website and download a manual for your router. The key is to navigate your web browser to the router and make the changes you need. Usually, you can use a wizard from the manufacturer, but here are the highlights of what I set each time:

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It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below.


Things to set:


Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes.

1. Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.

2. Set a recognizable system ID.

3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

a. Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or cell #. Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.

4. Check that your router is set to broadcast its' presence.

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for exact directions, go to the website of the manufacturer. You can get directions for free. Some models have a wizard that helps you rin through this stuff, but there are a hand full of items that you want to change, I enclose a checklist below. The key is to SAVE any changes right away, one at a time, leave the page and changes are deleted...SAVE.

Wireless Router


It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below.


Things to set:


Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes.


1. Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


2. Set a recognizable system ID.


3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

a. Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or cell #. Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


4. Check that your router is set to broadcast its' presence.


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Probably you have to turn on the wirelss portion. Go to Belkin and download a manual for the exact steps.

You need to navigate your web browser to the router, log in and make changes. I have included the highlights that need to be set, below.

Wireless Router


It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below.


Things to set:


Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes.


1. Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


2. Set a recognizable system ID.


3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

a. Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or cell #. Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


4. Check that your router is set to broadcast its' presence.


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With routers, you have to SAVE on each page or loose settings.

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Input the router's default username and password. Once you enter the router's URL into your web browser, a dialog box will appear requiring you to input the router's username and password. (Note that this password is not the network password.) Unless you have previously changed the router's username and password, input the default ones. Many browsers have the default username of "admin" and have the password set as "password" or have no password at all. To find out your router's username and password, check the documentation that came with your router or check the manufacturer's website. Click "OK" to proceed to the router's main page.
Access the router's security settings. Depending on your brand of router, there will be tabs or links on the router's main page. One of these will contain the page for changing your security settings. Find and click the link or tab. This page will contain several textboxes, one of which will contain the SSID (name of the network) and two textboxes for changing the network password.
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