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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Linksys E series routers can broadcast 2 wireless networks. First one is the main wireless network which is secured wireless network. The second network is a guest network which will always show you unsecured. It will never show you secured and you can not make it secured. However it has a web based security. Anyone can connect to the guest network but will not be able to access Internet without Guest access password. In other words there is a security. You can disable guest access also. See more about Cisco Guest network access password
No, just like when you set up a wireless connection for the first time with a home network, you need to input the network key. As long as you have the key handy, it should work!! For example, when I connect my iPhone to home network, I see my network name "553c" and I "touch" that and it asks what kind of security it has (unless this has changed, my iPhone is 1st generation) so I pick WEP (you will pick WPA of course : ) )and then it prompts for the network key. Hope this helps!!
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.
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....
open 192.168.1.1 in your browser.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username as blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys pages.Now click on wireless on the black bar at the top.Click on wireless security just under wireless in the blue bar.Select security mode as WEP.In key 1 type any 10 digit no. which will be your security key.Scroll down and click seave settings.now your network is secured.