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Wireless connection is not secure when I'm logged in from PC,anyone can use

Hi all, I am using Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router to wired connection to my PC and wireless through laptop.When I am logged in to broadband internet connection ,there no login id and passward required for browsing net from laptop. This way I dont feel secure while using internet. How to privatise my connection. Please advise, thank you raj 

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Click on this link
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/wireless/routerindex.htm

Then choose the brand and model of the router and follow the steps how to secure your wireless connection.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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I need the Network security key to add my lapptop to the router.


http://www.pcwintech.com/screenshots-linksys-wrt54g-linksys-firmware


First, let's log on to the router.
  1. Open your internet browser and type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar. This is the default IP address of the browser.
  2. In the login box that appears type 'admin' (without quotes) in both fields. 'admin' is the default username and password.
Write down the SSID
  1. In the Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings menu you will see the Service Set Identifier or SSID. The SSID differentiates one wireless network from another. It is the 'network name'. Write it down, or copy paste it to a text file. You will need it later. You can first set your own SSID if you like.
In the Linksys WRT54G router you will find the wireless security options under Wireless > Wireless Security. This page allows you to set wireless encryption options.
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here you will find you wireless key. this can only be done by a machine connected directly by network wire. make sure you are connected first. wireless is unable to connect unless it is directly connected.

Sep 14, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do i set up password to keep anyone from using my wireless connection


Turn the unit on and open a browser window on your computer. Be sure that you've selected the Name of the router, default is linksys, as the network that your computer is connected to. Browse to the Admin page of the router by typing in its IP address, default is 192.168.1.1. You should see a logon screen. The unit should ship with a default password, which is admin. That is, you leave the username field blank and type the word 'admin' (no quotes) into the password field. (Once you are logged in, you can change the password for logging into the router thru Administration --> Management. You should see a two boxes to verify the new password that you would like to create.) For creating a password for the secure Wireless connection, go to Wireless --> Wireless Security. To set up the Wireless security, tho, I think you'll have to connect with an ethernet cable. You can then walk thru the setup. Use WPA2 as the security, if possible.

Jun 17, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How can i change asecurity key


Hi, you can change the security key by logging into the router, then going to the Wireless tab and then Wireless Security underneath that. Choose the type of security you want to use -- typically this will be WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal -- and type in the new key you want to use.
Once you've set up your new key, you'll have to update all of your computers that connect wirelessly to the router with the new key.

Jan 08, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How to secure my internet connection?


SETTING UP WIRELESS SECURITY ON YOUR ROUTER--------
1> connect your PC with the WRT54G at port no. 1 through wire and check for the light status of the router to ensure that it is connected.
2> access the router setup from a web browser (may be using 192.168.1.1, the default address of your router, and admin as the password.).
3> at the top click on wireless on the BLACK bar at the top.
4> under wireless click on wireless security on the blue bar.
5> select the security mode as WPA-PERSONAL (best encryption and supported by all devices).
6> select WPA ALGORITHUM as TKIP.
7> in WPA Shared Key type: "superman" or any thing else but it should be at least 8 characters long. and you should remember it as this will be your wireless password.
8> the Group Renewal key should be 3600.
9> Click on save settings at the bottom.

PERSONALIZING YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK NAME--------
1> Under Wireless, click on Basic wireless settings.
2> MODE: mixed
3> NAME: <WHAT EVER U WANT> CHANGE IT eg NINJA, SPIDER etc
4> Channel: 11
5> SSID BROADCAST: ENABLED

NOW YOUR ROUTER IS CONFIGURED.



Also Check out the following:
http://technicallyeasy.net/2009/02/securing-the-linksys-wrt54gl-wireless-router/

http://www.howtodothings.com/computers-internet/how-to-protect-a-linksys-wrt54g-router-using-wap-and-wep

Nov 01, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have LINKSYS wireless router, mod # WRT546 in my home for my PC. My internet connecting has gotten very slow and a friend advised other PC might be accessing my wireless and I should password protect my...


You can secure your wireless network wit WEP or WAP code.
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
http://192.168.0.1
or
http://192.168.1.1
For belkin router http://192.168.15.1
or
http://192.168.2.1

If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it.
Then it ask for user name and password.
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank.
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Click on wireless settings then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It is your password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router.
Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Feb 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I have usecured,i would like to have a secured


It is recommend to secure your Wireless network.

You can secure your Wireless network from the Router.

1. Connect the Router and the Computer using the Ethernet cable.

2. Open the Web Browser like Internet Explorer and go to the URL: http://192.168.1.1

This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a Username and Password. The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".

4. Set the Wireless security from the Wireless -> Wireless Security option.

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5. Save the settings.

6. Restart the Router.

Done.

Good Luck!!!!!!!


Oct 21, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Need key code


hi,
in order to get the secret code or security key,you have to log into linksys router interface.the detailed steps are given below:
1)connect a computer to linksys router using an ethernet cable(hardware connection)
2)open a browser(internet explorer or firefox or safari) and in the address bar type in- 192.168.1.1
3)It will prompt you for a username and password-leave the username blank,and in password field type in- admin(in lowercase)
4)now you should be in router page--click on wireless tab,next you can click on security sub tab which will be below to wireless tab(not the security tab adjacent to wireless)
5)now you should be able to view your security key as wep key or wpa key.
6)close the browser without making any change.


p.s:type the address(192.168.1.1.) in address box ,not in any search box,
thank you.

Dec 11, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I am setting up a PC with wireless capability, I am prompted for mu "network key" ???? What is this key?


the router has WEP or WPA, it locked with a security code, if you know the owner you could ask for it

Dec 07, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wireless connection is showing unsecured wrt54g


type 192.168.1.1 in search bar
Name : admin
Pass: admin
Wireless > Wireless Security
Security Mode =WEP
Enter name in paraphase
It geneates codes
If your using a laptop with wireless copy all the codes down
I don't remember which one is right but when you try to connect on the laptop enter all separately and the one that works is the code that is required if someone trys to gain access to your internet..

Nov 28, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Security


If you do not have wireless security enabled then anyone within the range of the radio transmitter will be able to use your internet access.

A G band router has about a maximum range of 300 feet which is greatly reduced by walls, wiring and other items in your home.

If your using a wireless laptop you can do a site survey by walking around outside your home to get an idea of the range your router has.

Dec 28, 2007 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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