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Reconfiguration final Superb imarzouka, final question: Now that i've set up the wireless connection - how do i secure it? (if thats the correct terminology) ...how do i prevent people from accessing it unless they have a password that i've assigned?

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  • Login to your router (192.168.1.1) with your admin password
  • Under the Wireless tab click on Wireless Security
  • Select WPA2 Personal for Security Mode and AES for WPA Algorithms
  • Type in the WPA shared key (password) which you will use on all client machines
  • Hit the Save button
  • Your network connection will disconnect automatically
  • When you search for the network the next time, you will be asked to enter the shared key you used in the configuration

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

  • Iyad Marzouka
    Iyad Marzouka Oct 27, 2008

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These are a huge pain and I would recommend returning it and buying a Devolo dLan Wireless extender since they can self-configure. If you insist on using the device you have, try these steps:

1. Reset Primary Router to have NO SECURITY (you should be automatically disconnected). Don\'t just reset to factory defaults! If your ISP requires specific router configuration to connect, resetting would erase all of those settings. Simply open the router config site and remove Wireless Security. The best way to know is to Google your Router and Model for configuration instructions.

2. Reset Extender to Factory Defaults.

3. Plug Extender in (if not already done)

4. Connect the PC to the ROUTER (which should have NO security at this time)

5. Confirm that you have connection to the Internet, as well as any network devices.

6. If #5 failed;
6.a. Make sure the old wireless connection (manage connections) has been deleted.
6.b. Close all Network Configuration windows (don\'t know if this matters, but sometimes the refreshed list refused to update with new config settings without this step).
6.b. Scan for available wireless connections.
6.c. Keep doing 6.a and 6.b until the correct wireless connection is shown. In my case, I kept getting "Cielo Secured" instead of "Cielo Unsecured" (or vice versa).
6.d. When the list shows the correct connection and security setting, select it to connect to the router.
6.e. Return to Step #5

7. Now you\'re back to essentially where you were to start, sans security. Close all Internet Explorer pages.

8. Open Wireless Connections again, and disconnect from the Primary Router, and connect to the Extender. If your wireless connection list is showing conflicting Extender and Security information, follow Step #6 until it\'s correct.

9. Open Internet Explorer. You should automatically be thrown into the Extenders Auto Configuration wizard. Follow the Wizard instructions until it\'s finished. When it shows the security settings, make sure that it\'s set to NONE.

10. Once the wizard is done, and you\'ve clicked on the "finished connecting" button in the Extender config, make sure you save the Bookmark as suggested - you\'ll need that later when you add security. Now, check your wireless status.

Hopefully it will show "Internet", not the pesky "Limited Connectivity". Open the Network & Sharing screen to verify there is no dreaded Red "X" between your Extender and the Internet. It may take a few minutes for the Internet status to update.

11. If Step #10 failed, start from Step #1 again, making sure that each device has been configured with NO SECURITY.

12. If Step #10 was successful, take a moment to step back and perform a 2 or 3 minute Chicken Dance in honor of the Computer Gods. .... Or, maybe not. wink.gif If nothing else, at this point you\'ve proven the Extender will work, even if unsecured.

13. Now, go through Steps 4 through 12. This time, though, configure the Router to the security level you wish.

14. Since we\'ve already configured the Extender once, use the Bookmark saved in Step #10 to re-open the Extender configuration site. Click on "Exit" when it opens if it wants to run the Wizard again. It may also guide you through updating the firmware if that\'s necessary. Let that finish before continuing.

15. MANUALLY configure the Extender by first selecting "Connect to Existing Network". If all things are set correctly, it will eventually ask you for the security key for your Router. Enter and continue.

16. This time, when it\'s done, it should have updated the configuration for BOTH devices using the Network Key you just entered. You should see an updated Extender security setting summary screen. Re-connect to the Extender (wait for the status to show Connected, then click on the button at the bottom. The Extender Status screen should be displayed.

17. Open the Network and Sharing screen to confirm there is still no Red "X" between your network and the Internet.

18. If Step #17 was successful, open Internet Explorer and confirm you can access the web. Yippee!!

19. If Step #17 failed, then the auto-config screwed up again. Click on "Wireless Settings", and manually configure the Extender to match what you set on the Router. Return to Step #17 to confirm that resolved the issue.

Fair warning, this will take a long time to accomplish. Netgear in my opinion is the worst brand on the market for wireless!

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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 wireless->wireless security->WEP security 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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Need to secure my router


Try the following procedure on a computer that's directly connected to one of the router ports with an ethernet cable. This procedure will not work if you're connected wirelessly. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, and type in http:192.168.1.1. A window should pop up asking for a user name and a password. Don't enter a user name and type admin for the password. Hit ok. The router setup screen should come up. Click on the Wireless tab and then the Wireless Security sub-tab. You can set up encryption on your wireless network using this screen. First select the security mode you want to use. I believe WPA gives better security but I've had some trouble using it on older computers. I use WEP. I've been able to get this encryption scheme to work with all of my computers. Next select the type of encryption. I like 128 bit 26 hex digits. Next enter a pass phrase and hit generate. The pass phrase is like a password. It should now generate four 26 character keys made up of various letters and numbers. Write down the first key and make sure you've checked the 1 box for default transmit key. Save your setting and exit. You wireless network is now secure. If you try to connect to it using a wireless device you will be prompted for a security key. Depending on the operating system you're running, you may just be able to enter the pass phrase or you may need to enter the 26 character key you wrote down. You should only have to do this once for each of your wireless computers. After the first time the computer connects to the secured network it should automatically remember the security code. I hope this advice helps you out.

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log in to your router again and find option to set your username and password or if your lost your password, don't worry, reset your router and reconfiguration your isp setting.

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Open its script by entering its ip in the internet browser. It must be some thing like 192.168.1.1.
Then set security to WPA or tkip.
Thats it.
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Some time what happer router will start blocking the data , in that case what you have to do is that you need to reconfigure the linksys router . First press the reset button for 30 sec , then remove the power for 30 sec and now your router is ready to reconfigure with your setup disk .
if you dont have the setup disk , i am pasting some router reconfiguration steps and i am sure that will help you out .


Please Double Click on the Internet Explorer and on the Address bar,
type in 192.168.1.1 and Press Enter.
Leave the Username blank and type "admin" in the password.
Step 04:
Configure Wireless Settings:
1. Please click on Wireless tab on the router's setup page.
2. Make sure that the Wireless Network Mode is set to Mixed.
3. Change the Wireless Network Name or the SSID from Linksys into your name.
4. For the Wireless Channel, please change it from 6 to 11.
5. Enable the Wireless SSID Broadcast
6. After that, please click on the Save Settings button.
Apply Security Encryption

1. When the router's setup page appears, please click on the "Wireless" tab.
2. When the Wireless area appears, click on the "Wireless Security" sub tab.
3. When the Wireless Security area appears, Change the Mode to WPA personal.
4. Enter the password of your choice in the WPA shared key (it should be minimum 8 characters) and then save the settings.
Step 05:
1. Under Basic Setup tab and set the "Internet Connection Type" to
Automatic-DHCP. After that, please save the settings.
2. Click on the the MAC Address Clone sub tab.
3. In the “MAC Clone” section, set the option to Enable.
4. Click on the Clone Your PC’s MAC button.
5. After that, please save the settings.
Step 06:
Power Cycle:
1. Unplug the router’s power cable.
2. Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable.
3. Wait for 30 seconds.
4. Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its
lights to stop blinking.
5. Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights stop
blinking.
6. Finally, Test the Internet connection.

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Do you have the administrator password for the router?

If yes,
  • Browse to 192.168.1.1 on any machine connected to the wireless network. Or using a direct cable connection to the router.
  • Under the Wireless tab click on Wireless Security.
  • There you will find your shared key in plain text
If you do not have the administrator password for the router. Check any machine that already is connected to the wireless network. Check the connection settings and find the shared key. Usually there is a checkbox to show the key in plain text.

If that is not possible, you will need to reset your router and reconfigure everything from the beginning.

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let me know what solves it!

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I can tell that your network topology is not the most complicated ever.So u ve got 3 terminals,1 desktop pc and 2 laptop.Simple,reset your zyxel(from the button on the back) and reconfigure the Local area interface connection(ip & subnet mask for the zyxel),reconfigure your internet connection,(WAN zyxel interface) in case the zyxel is your Internet gateway too.Third,make sure NAT & Firewall are up and running(usually are by default) Finally,reconfigure the WiFi interface with the correct SSID name & WEP key or whatever security you prefer.Write down the security pass for your wireless and you are done.Good Luck.

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