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How do I secure my wireless

I need to set up a password to secure my wireless router

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  • speedyg19 Oct 27, 2008

    my wireless shows up unsecured. I tried to reinstall program and I don't get an option to secure.

  • htelecom Apr 10, 2009

    Can someone walk me though by setting up my router so it can be secure?

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If its unsecured that means someone close to you can connect to your network..possibly slowing down your connection..,it took me a few times to get it running correctly...

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Hi!

if it says your router is unsecured, it only means that you don't put any username and password on it, try to access your router via IP address, and configure your router there.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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Hi,

i'm not sure about the network connection u have. As I understand the wireless router is connected to the linksys Hub and computers getting wireles connection from wireless router.
Here nothing we can do on the hub for secured wireless connection.
Please folllow he instructions below:
- If you want to configure the wireless router for secured wireless
please check this link, so you can get some idea.
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/wireless/routerindex.htm

In this above link, you can check whether your wireless router model is available. If it is, click on it, then you can see step by step wireless configuration about your router with screenshots.
If you don't find any model , please mention your wireless router model, so I can help on that.

please feel free to ask, if you need more help on this.

-Laxman

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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If you have a laptop you can connect an Ethernet cable to the router from the laptop or a desktop, open your browser (& because this is a Belkin router) type 192.168.2.1 into the address bar and press enter.

you can now change the wireless security settings from the menu system.

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Yes, you can reset the unit, but I suggest that you RESET to YOUR specs.
Get the install program from D-Link, for free, but below are the highlights of what I think is important to set:

Wireless Router settings:


It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, which you can get from the manufacturers' website, usually for free, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below:


To get access, start your browser, and put 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, or other address for your unit, into the ADDRESS bar (not search box) of your Internet Browser. Every unit has unique access login and passwords, some are admin with no password, some are admin and admin...seek access information from the website of the manufacturer of your unit. Look under support, downloads, drivers or similar sounding areas.


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(Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page before you leave it, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes. SAVE OFTEN.)

1. Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is typically NOT the security issue.

2. Set a recognizable system ID (descriptive name is easier to find when you need to connect wirelessly).

3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

a. Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or cell #. Consider taping this information to bottom of the router. (Physical access is usually not the security issue.)

4. Check that your router is set to broadcast its' presence.

5. Change the channel of the wireless to 11, and avoid conflict with landline cordless phones. (Big issue, even the neighbors can interrupt).


There are more secure settings available, all the way down to only allowing certain MAC addresses to have access. A MAC address is a digit unique to each and every network card. Like a fingerprint. Most users do not set mac address limits.

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You can also configure it with below method.
Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or 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. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. Then click on WAN settings set it as your internet service provider settings enable DHCP Then click on wireless and enable it. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security there is code password note down it or enter new password then save setting s and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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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
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 "1234" blank.
Then you can see configuration page of router.
If you are not able to access router then RESET it .You can RESET it with reset button it is in back side of router press it for 10 seconds then all settings goes to defaults then you can access it with above link.
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.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
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7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.


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To check if the modem is configured to your ISP settings and connects to the Internet, connect the modem with a LAN cable to your laptop and check if you can connect to the Internet.
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1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
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8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
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Hi,

i'm not sure about the network connection u have. As I understand the wireless router is connected to the linksys Hub and computers getting wireles connection from wireless router.
Here nothing we can do on the hub for secured wireless connection.
Please folllow he instructions below:
- If you want to configure the wireless router for secured wireless
please check this link, so you can get some idea.
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/wireless/routerindex.htm

In this above link, you can check whether your wireless router model is available. If it is, click on it, then you can see step by step wireless configuration about your router with screenshots.
If you don't find any model , please mention your wireless router model, so I can help on that.

please feel free to ask, if you need more help on this.

-Laxman

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