My original named home wireless was secured. We were having problems with the internet being interrupted and as a result we were being kicked off frequently. We reset the router and now the factory default evidently, on its own, set up our wireless connection with another name, our router name. Now we have an unsecured network. Everything works fine but I want to get my connection back the way it was when it was secured. Any help would be appreciated.
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The router works only if the network is unsecured. When you secure the wireless network , make sure that you will change the wireless network name also. Because if you change the wireless security and if you keep the same network name then your computer will try to connect to the same network name with the old unsecured settings saved on the computer. Try to change the SSID ( network name ) and security to WPA, check if that works. If that doesn't work then I believe you will need to upgrade the FIRMWARE of the router.
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The wireless settings in the Belkin has been setup with encryption.
You can restore the Belkin back to the factory default by powering up the Belkin and press the RESET button for 7 secs.
It is not wise to leave your wireless router unsecured, anyone can access your network and Internet connection and use up your allocated download limit. Once you exceed your download limit you could be slug with addition charges - this depends upon your contract with your ISP.
For details on securing your wireless router and configuring the wireless card in the laptop, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
1. Connect the computer to your Wireless router then using the internet explorer access the router gui 192.168.1.1
2. It is extremely important that you change the password for your router. Select a strong password using numbers and letters. This is the password that you will use to login and configure your router after this initial setup. + 3. Select a unique name for your wireless network. The name of your network is known as the SSID. This is what wireless users will use to identify which router and network they connect to.
Dide you set up the wireless on your router? If you have done this and you have it set for None for security, you will also be "unsecured", BUT you still have a name (SSID) to identify your network. Check that your internet is set for "Private" access, if you are presented the option between Private and Public.
Initially, which is the Netgear, the WiFI / AP router or the wireless networking card of the laptop?
Offhand, that there are at least two (2) networks that could be detected by the laptop indicates that the WiFi is both receiving and transmitting (it works and therefore the issue is settings & configurations). Which of the networks is yours; the secured or unsecured?
Alternately, determine the SSID of your WiFi network and the PASSKEY used or the security system used (if one is used in your system/network). Additionally, are you using the Netgear Smart Wizard Wireless Assistant or the Windows built-in Wireless Network Connection?
For the secured system, use the PASSKEY determined as per above; for the unsecured, it may be employing MAC filter, try manually inputting the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway.
sadly to say but there are no default key codes,its usually setup by the person who has setup the wireless networks,people are becoming more and more aware of the consequences of unsecured networks so most of them are securing the wireless networks,you can try connecting your laptop wirelessly to hotspot areas like airport,cafe and other places..incase if you want wireless internet from home and if you have mobile connection from verizon or sprint then you can get in touch with them and get wireless mobile broadband which will be your own wireless network and you donot have to depend upon someone elses unsecured network and the advantage of this type of wireless card is you can use the internet outside the home as well as when you are travelling...
Is your modem wired or wireless? if it is wired you donot have to worry but if it is wireless and the network is unsecured you need to perform the following steps. if your computer is using the same wireless connection then you will loose the internet connection wirelessly as you will need to setup the configuration with the computer again.. 1st u need to find the ip address of the computer.. click on start,then click on run in the box type in cmd and hit enter now you will see a black box in that box type in ipconfig and hit enter out of all the results you will see something which says default gateway there will be numbers beside it make a note of those number(eg it will be something like 192.168.1.125..this is just an example) go to the browser page and type those numbers in the addres box, it should open a user name and password box,type in admin/admin as the user name and password, there you will see a tab for wireless under that tab you will see the option for security and then you need to make it secured.. YOU CAN TELL ME WHO IS THE MANUFACTURER OF THE MODEM SO THAT I CAN EXACTLY TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO....
Are you referring to the Linksys SSID showing up when you browse for available wireless networks? Also, are you in an apartment building or otherwise relatively close to other houses/residents? It is possible that you and a neighbor both have Linksys APs and if neither was secured originally, your neighbor could have been connecting to your AP and vice versa. This definitely would explain slowness especially if you or your neighbor does any type of video or audio streaming.
One way to test this is to shutoff your Linksys router and view available wireless networks on your computer. If "Linksys" still shows up, it is most likely someone else's router/AP.
As long as your SSID shows up and you can only connect to it via the WEP key, your AP is secure.
Let me know if you get different results than I explained above.
That's gonna be a permissions problem in the way the wireless device was set up originally. Go to network devices, properties (of the wireless connection) and check advanced options for permissions. Also check the way the firewall was set up, and if it allows the connection you are requiring.