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I need help my wireless says it is unsecured how do i secure it and please keep it simple cos i 'm not very technical

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  • joan68 Nov 13, 2008

    i have no idea what this video is doing when i put in 192.168.2.2 i don't get in where i can change anything i'm totally baffled

  • joan68 Nov 18, 2008

    when i sent the make etc of belkin you gave me a site to go to when i went there it said forbidden site http403 so no i don't accept solution iwill tell you again it is a belkinwireless g router 54 2.4ghz mbps thank u

  • joan68 Nov 18, 2008

    i have no idea where to find this start run i'm looking at the router properties etc., but i don't see where my ip address is or what it is, i know i'm not good at this but i don't know where to find all this info you ask me to change

  • joan68 Nov 21, 2008

    can't do it gave away router don't want it don't understand it i quit thanku

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You may visit this site. It will give you step by step instructions on how to configure your wireless security: http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5D7230-4&aid=10177&scid=221

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To secure the network you have to connect the computer directly to the router via an ethernet cable, open a web page (it will be blank ) and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar at the top of the web page, it should let you in to the router, most default passwords to routers are "admin" & "admin" or "Admin" & admin", once in you can set your own SSID name (network name) and passwork (network key)

hope this helps

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When you got it you shuld of had a cd put the cd in and it will show how to do it

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Follow my lead - we're going to do this one step at a time

>do you have windows ? XP (green Start button) or the new VISTA (Black Orb start button)
>your Belkin, is it a router / device that has antennas where you get your Internet connection?


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Hi there, Please tell us the model of your equipment so I can help better and simply :)

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You have the WEP written down you need to set it up on your PC. Go to MY NETWORK PLACES from desktop or start menu. On the right menu select set up a wireless network for home or small office. You will be asked to provide your SSID - the name your router appears as by default this is belkin54g Next select manually assign network key. Type in the key that you wrote down, and click next from here you will want to set up each computer manually, just so you don't go through the USB process.
YOu should now reconnect the the secure network.


Next you'll want to turn on MAC filtering, you'll do this by first making sure you know your MAC address, from your computer click start, and click run. from the run dialog box type "cmd" this will open a command window. from there type. IPCONFIG /all. This will list all your settings find your physical address, it should look like XX:XX:XX:XX:XX if you have more than one card in your PC, wireless and wired, your probably safe writing them both down.

Go back to the router settings and find firewall settings and look for MAC filtering. Before enabling MAC filtering enter all necessary MAC Address and add them. Then check Enable MAC filtering and then apply settings.

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Check your router by getting your ip address or accessing your router menu. there is a settings on the menu where you can change it to secure the wireless security.

  • first know your ip address by clicking the start>run>(type) cmd>(type)ipconfig you should see the ip address
  • at the address bar type the ip address and then enter
  • you should be on your routers menu
  • locate the settings of your wireless security
  • enable it
hope that helps you
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Hi

See this link..

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-JRE8zVlOT8c/computer_network_tips_how_to_connect_computers_to_a_network/

this video will guide u

thank you

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • Thafa Nov 12, 2008

    Hi

    U can see more videos in this

    http://www.metacafe.com/tags/how_to_conn...

    thank you


  • Thafa Nov 19, 2008


    Hi


    See this links


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Hi,

Please give me the make and model no. of your router so that i can explain in detail.

I will be waiting for your reply.

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This video is great for you!!!

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=9UFh0W_Z3kI

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • Ekse Nov 13, 2008

    You need to put inhttp://192.168.1.1 ORhttp://192.168.0.1 Please read the user manual that comes with your router, it may be on the cd. Read the user manual and follow the suggestions on the video and you have everything you need.

  • Ekse Nov 13, 2008

    You might want to get a friend to come over and set it up if you can't figure it out.

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