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Re: How to enable router security system
Wireless security is difficult to handle simply because the manufacturers have different interfaces to the management software. Netgear has a very good description of how to set up the wireless security in the manual, if you have misplaced the manual it can be downloaded at: ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/DG834Gv4_RMsrc_13Sep07.pdf
Any posted answer would be multipages long and simply a rehash of the manual.
I recommend using the WPA-PSK.
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Inorder to make your wireless network secure you could enable a password for your network which would be required for logging into the network.Please visit the below website to access the screenshots that would be helpful for you to setup a password for your wireless network.
Once you are at the website click on each of the screenshots to follow setting up the router for first use.If the router is configured and you would only like to secure your wireless connection then click on the wireless settings where you would find the SSID(name of your wireless network) and below secure options you could select the the type of security after which you need to enter a pass-phrase the box below.You would be able to access the router page form your computer by opening an Internet explorer and type into the address barhttp://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 .Thank you for your time and best wishes for your effort.
Lots of reasons are possible. A) Operating System 1) wireless adapter is disabled by your OS
B) Router settings -- you have to access the web page interface for the router ( usually 192.168.1.1 or similar address)
1) check Wireless settings. Do you have the router broadcasting the ESSID and channel ? Make sure you have enabled the radio broadcast.
2) Is the Access control list box checked?
If so, look to see what MAC addresses are included. Maybe the MAC address of your laptop needs to be stored there if you are limiting who can connect.
3) Check security -- If you have WEP or WAP enabled, make sure that the password is what your laptop is using. It's also important that the number of bits (usually 64, 128) set there is the same as the laptop uses.
4) check Schedule -- make sure that someone hasn't blocked access based on the time of day that you are trying to use your laptop to get to the internet.
C) Router location. If the router is setting on the floor or surrounded by lots of metal barriers or too distant from the laptop, then you'll have trouble. Try these one at a time to see if the laptop can tune in the radio.
D) Pure heart? Not having a pure heart can lead to lots of nasty disappointments.
Encryption (WEP) is enabled/configured on the wireless router (access point) for the wireless network. If this is your home network, then you need to be the one to set-up the encryption on the router first, then you 'join' the encrypted network using 'keys' you created during the configuration on the router. If this appears to be written in 'gerneral' terms, it is true because each router manufacture does it a bit differently.
If you are joining a 'public' WIFI connection that does not have security, you will not be able to encrypt it since the router is providing an 'open' non-secure access.
Location that present secure encrypted access will provide you with the 'key' to access the network, which you add to the set-up configuration of your adapter via the driver properties of your operating system
First of all understand there are 2 types of security WEP(Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA security. WEP is older and easier to hack but is not allowed by some NETGEAR Routers.Wpa is most up to date security. Now back to your solutions follow these steps.
Make sure your computer is connected by Wire to the NETGEAR System.
Open Internet Explorer.
Type www.192.168.0.1 OR www.192.168.1.1 n hit enter.
Now in username type "admin" and in password type "password" (unless not configured)
on the left hand side click "Wireless Settings"
Under " Security Options", select your desired method (preferably WPA2-PSK)
choose Network key it can be anythng from 8-63 characters
This article explains how to configure WEP/WPA-PSK/Access list on NETGEAR Wireless router (also applicable to access points). Note:
You can configure WEP or WPA. But you cannot enable both at the same time.
You can configure Access list and also enable WEP or WPA for additional security.
After you enable wireless security features on the router (or access point), you must configure your wireless clients (wireless computers) with matching settings. Your wireless clients will not be able to connect unless you configure matching settings.
Its recommended you enable these wireless security settings from a computer wired to the router (or access point).
Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (by default, refer to your product documentation ti determine the default IP address.) in the address bar and press Enter. The Login window will be prompting for a Username and Password. The default Username is admin and the default Password is password
Click Wireless Settings under Setup menu.
Under Security Options, Select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
Select Authentication type as Automatic and Encryption Strength as 64-bit (or 128-bit) - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.
Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength) and Apply the settings. Please note down these values - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.