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(Work this one out) My access point works but I have never been able to set security settings on interrogate it.

Out of the box I connected the access point as per instructions and powered it up. Connected my laptop to the wired network and inserted the setup wizard disk. The wizard couldn't see the access point.

After much restarting, reseting, wizarding and searching on the network I gave up and tried to reconnect to my other home WIFI network only to find the access point is working perfectly as an unsecured access point which is fab.

The problem now is I need to setup the security on it to keep the network secure, I don's seem to be able to get onto the access point admin page at all. It is unrecognised via the wired or wireless networks.

Anyone have any ideas?

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  • ronjonsmith Oct 22, 2008

    How do I find the IP address of the access point. It is connected to an existing network and can only guess it has asked the TCP/IP (think thats right) thingy for the next free IP address as my laptop would when I connect it each time. I have tried 192.168.0.1 to no avail and 192.168.1.1 just opens up a google search for the numbers.



    As you can guess I can work out the basics but other than that I'm stumped.

  • ronjonsmith Oct 22, 2008

    OK tried that and it keeps timing out, whoever I get to try to do it from different machines. I take it I can connect to this access point wirelessly and perform these functions.



    It is worth mentioning the DHCP server on this network is at 172.18.110.1 the DNS server at 172.18.110.220 and the defauly gateway for wireless connection is at 172.18.110.250.



    Still cannot see it whatever I try and do. any more ideas? Will try anything at this point.

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First of all the disk isn't needed. Go into internet explorer and type in the ip address of the gateway. A user id screen will appear. By default the user id is admin, the password it linksys. Select Wireless for the links at the top of the router screen. Select security. You will see a screen for generating pass phrases. Once that is enabled a WEP key or whatever security key you decide to use will be enabled.

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    Tim Babcock Oct 22, 2008

    Goto networks in the control panel.  Look at your network connections.  Choose the connected one.  Move the mouse over to the connect and select properties.  Press the status button and check the gateway address settings.


    That is the IP address to your router that you can type into internet explorer.

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    Tim Babcock Oct 22, 2008

    Type in 172.18.110.1 from internet explorer using a computer wired to the router.  By default wireless admin isn't allowed.


    Then you can setup you wep security using the previous threads I left you.



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Try typing 192.168.1.1 in your internet browser..the login and password are usually admin  and admin respectively.you can then configure further settings without using any cd etc.hope it helps!

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