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I want to set up a password to secure our wireless connection. How do I do that?

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    go to the manufacturer's website and search there.



    If you reply with the make and model, I can certainly help you.





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Regardless of the brand/model, you need to look under "Wireless Security" (or some variant thereof) in your router's interface. There are different types of security, including WPA, standard WEP encryption, 64bit, 128bit or basic MAC filtering.

I prefer MAC filtering, personally, just because I enjoy knowing that the neighbors TRY to get on my wireless (as it will show 'unsecured'), but they can't.

Joed911 is right, though ...without make and model,, you need to go to the mfr's website and get the specifics there ...or, provide the info here and we can help you :)

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Setting up a password for your rotuer make it the wireless connection secure from others. For you to make the wireless connection secure you need to access the router page just open a browser then type http://192.168.1.1. the username is blank and the password is admin. go to the wireless settings page, Select Either WEP, WPA or WPA2 as the security type to make it secure then personalize your Network Key or Passphrase to make it secure. Connect your computer then if prompt to enter a password enter your Network Key.


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Netgear code? Can you be more specific?

Are you referring to the password required to connect to your wireless network called "Netgear"? I assume you're being asked for a password on the 2nd computer when trying to connect to the wireless network called "Netgear".

  1. In a web browser, enter the router's IP address - either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 by default.
  2. When prompted for a Username and Password, enter the default username and password (admin; password) unless you have already changed it. NETGEAR recommends changing the default password to increase the security of your network.
  3. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu in the left-hand navigation bar.
  4. Under Wireless Network, enter your desired network name in the Name (SSID) box. This is currently set to "Netgear" most likely.
  5. Under Security Options, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES].
  6. Under Security Options (WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK), enter your desired network password into the Passphrase box.
    • WRITE DOWN or KEEP NOTE of your network name, security option and passphrase - you will require them to connect wireless computers and devices to your network.
  7. Click Apply to save the settings.
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I need to secure my internet access.


to secure your internet connection, you need to put up a wireless security. to do that, you need to go to your router's configuration page by typing on your browser's address bar your gateway address.
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when you do that, you should be able to see your router's config page. login using Admin as username and no password. click wireless:

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select you wireless security mode:

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lastly, specify your wireless password:

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then save you settings. please note that WPA2 is just my preference.

to connect to your wireless network, specify on your wireless device your network name and password.

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You will need to secure the wireless network. that means you need to put a password on the wireless network. Once you secure the wireless network, no one will be able to get online using your network.
To secure the wireless network, you will need to open the router set up page. on this page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
Before changing any wireless settings on the router, make sure that your computer will be connected to the router.
If you do not have any computer connected to the router,then you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable.

Click here for easy steps to secure the wireless network

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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.

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Any other wireless router that you are trying to connect to that does not allow you to connect wireless, has wireless security set up and that same security must be set up on the wireless device (like laptop or desktop, whatever is not connected via ethernet cable.).

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