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Wireless works on my mac, but not with wep password

I'm sharing wireless with a pc user, and it worked fine until we put a password in place. Now the pc can still pick it up but my Mac cannot.  I already tried adding the $ to the wep it as if I were running 0s9 - no luck.

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Delete first the previous configuration you have, possible that the reason its not accepting it because you still have the previous settings or the preferred network.

have time to read the information under this link http://www.net.princeton.edu/mac/network-config-x-10.4/caveats.html regarding mac os. hope this help.

have a great day ahead.

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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
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For belkin router http://192.168.15.1
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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.
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WRT54GS V.4 w/ 1.06.3 if web password is on laptop will not conn.


I dont have an answer but a question and a suggestion. Why are you messing with it if it works?

I suggest set all at default and then if you are concerned about security, go into your setup and turn off "broadcast" so others cannot see your router.

If you need more ... go into each device, get the MAC address for each. Go back to router setup and allow only those MAC addresses that you have on your network.

Im not a pro ... I have never been a fan of router encription. There are simpler ways to get security in my view.

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How do I put an encryption on my linksys router?


Securing your wireless network is a simple process, which generally does not require a lot of time. This can be done by:
  • Enabling WEP or WPA on the Router
  • Enabling Wireless MAC filter on the Router
  • Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
NOTE: The wireless security modes available may vary depending on the model of the router and wireless adapter you are using.
Enabling WEP on the Router
Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a type of wirelesssecurity which does not change. It provides comparable confidentialityto a traditional wired network. There are two types of WEP you canchoose from:
a. WEP 64-bit: This type of WEP consists of 10-hexadecimal codes. To enable WEP 64-bit, click here.
b. WEP 128-bit:This type of WEP consists of 26-hexadecimal codes hence it is moresecured compared to WEP 64-bit. To enable WEP 128-bit, click here.
Enabling WPA on the Router
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a type of wireless securitywhich is dynamic in nature. Meaning, it changes depending on the timerenewal you will specify. Hence, WPA is more secured compared to WEP.
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (WPA-TKIP) – utilizes a stronger encryption method and incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers.
  • Advanced Encryption System (WPA-AES) – utilizes a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption
To enable WPA, click here.
Enabling Wireless MAC Filter on the Router
Wireless access can be filtered using the MAC address of thewireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. You caneither permit or prevent specific wireless computers access to yourwireless network.
To permit wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
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Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
Disabling the SSID broadcast is one way of securing your wirelessnetwork. This procedure will prevent other users from detecting yourSSID, or your wireless network name, when they attempt to viewavailable wireless networks in your area. For instructions, click here.

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Try setting your wireless security on WPA2 instead of the WEP. This is also supposed to be a more secure incryption.

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Hi George,

Simply open your Internet browser, in the address line, inset 192.168.0.1, then:
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Here you set the administrator password, note that you have to set the same password twice.

Do set some security as well, other vice your neighbor will use your network, - and that you don’t want, as you don’t know what and where he go on the internet.

On page 27 in your manual, you find the way to set the wireless settings.

On page 37 in your manual, you find a way to set MAC address settings. Thise settings allow only those MAC addresses as you put in the table.
You find your own MAC address like this:
->Start->run->write cmd and hit enter; a black DOS window open, write ipconfig /all (note the space before /all). Here you find your MAC address – note that there is two cards in your laptop, and the card you want the MAC address for is the wireless card.

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Malicious users can easily capture information transmitted over an open wireless network. To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information it needs to be encrypted.

To secure your wireless network some kind of encryption must be enabled on that network, whether it is WEP, WPA-PSK (or MAC Access Control List). The most used method (and easiest to configure) is WEP.

Configuring WEP:
  1. Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router.
  2. Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit.
  4. Click Security under Wireless menu.
  5. Under Security, Select 64 bit WEP (or 128 bit WEP).
  6. 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). You may also enter a pass phrase and have the router generate a key for you.
  7. Apply the settings. Please write down the key – You will need it later to configure your wireless computers with the same key.
Any other questions, let me know.

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Belkin g router no password unsecured connection


It is not that easy.

Routers have administrative passwords but they only control who can update the router's configuration not who can logon to the wireless network. It is good to assign one. It would also be good to write down your router's configuration -- the special stuff because when you foget the password and reset the router normally both the password and your precious configuration are reset to factory default.

Securing your wireless communication which is what I believe you want to do can be done in several ways.

First by encrypting the communications. In that process both your ROUTER and your WIRELESS ADAPTERS must be configured with the same passphrase or key to encrypt/decrypt the data being transmitted. This is like a password but not one you enter when you want to logon.

The second is to use a quasi-unique identifier called a MAC address in your network adapter (incl Wireless). If you choose this approach you have the burden of placing each and every MAC address permitted to use your network in the router's configuration and only those in the router's configuration can use your network.

Many people opt for the encryption without the MAC address filtering (checking). You still have some planning to do. Your router may support any combination of no encryption, WEP or WPA. WPA has several options but for our discussion we will consider one exclusively for now WPA_PSK with TKIP which is nost often used in home networks. Before you can choose you must review all wireless adapters to connect to the network. Which of the above options do they support? Hopefully all of our equipment supports one at least one option WEP or WPA_PSK TKIP. If we have a choice and guests are not an issue one would probably prefer to choose WPA_PSK TKIP but WEP is alwaus better than nothing when you want to secure your network.

It is always wise especially if you are a beginner to write down the before and after values as you make changes so you can reverse them if needed. Also the record of the final answers is a good thing to have saved in a secure but accessible place should you forget the administrators password and have to reset the router.

With all that planning done we can begin to install our wireless security plan. If you wish to minimize the impact on others you may want to walk through the router configuration changes for the wireless security on paper and then in the router without making nay changes. You should then configure one wireless adapter as a test box. Then the interruption begins when you configure the router and test the connection. If it fails and begins to become too long for the poeple who share the network you reconfigure the router back and they are happy and you can either reconfigure the test machine back or continue to research changes until you are ready to test again. Only after the test machine and the route are working do you begin to reconfigure any other wireless adapters.

Now you know the magic words to look for in the various manuals as you are planning to secure your network. If you need assistance please respond with additional comments and we will develop steps to achieve the process you wish to complete.

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If you're after the default userR/password to log in to the admin-intaserface on the router it's usually ussername=root and password=admin

If it's the wep-key it's asking for there are software that can fetch this from your computer, but it's probably just as quick and easy to change the wep-key in the router and set up your writeless computers with that key.

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After fighting with this for the last couple of hours I have my ipod touch working with the netgear DG834G(v3) router. The fix is a bit odd and I am not entirely sure why it works but I thought I would share and hopefully it might help you out …

First I think that the WEP encryption simply does not work between these two devices and causes some very strange behaviour – the WEP 'authentication type' setting I had on the 'wireless settings' page was set to 'shared key' – I flicked this to 'automatic' & strength to ‘128 bit’ - hit apply and finally I found I was able to connect without an error message (after inputting the correct WEP key). Unfortunately the DHCP did not work correctly after this and I kept receiving IP addresses in the range of 169.254.x.x (an internal default) rather than my networks expected 192.168.0.x range. The Ipod touch couldn’t find any DNS servers or connect to the internet.


To get round this I set the router ‘security options’ to use WPA instead (WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)) instead of WEP. Set the new WPA password at the bottom of the wireless settings page - again hit apply - and configured the ipod to use the new password and WPA PSK instead of WEP. This worked fine – although it does mean I have to change the settings on all my other wireless devices around the house!

The weird thing is that although the router isn’t using WEP encryption changing the 'authentication type' setting back to ‘shared key’ in the WEP menu breaks the WPA connection again – very odd? I blame netgear and their obviously crazy wep code :)

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