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Secure network connection

Please tell me how to make my network connection secure. I understand there is a hacker that has been able to hack through a wpa system, and at present I have had all security removed from my network. Thanks,
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Standard WPA security will work just fine. You can configure your wireless setup via the web interface for the router. Here's a link to the Linksys website, where there is step-by-step documentation on how to do this. Basically, you just set up a key (a password) in the router, and any system trying to connect via wi-fi has to have that key to get in. It is highly unlikely anyone can hack this, if you use a resonably sized key (8 characters, minimum).

Don't be afraid - wi-fi setup is very simple, and should only take you about 5 minutes. To open the web interface to the router, type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar. Leave the user name blank, and type "admin" for the password. You can (and should) change those later. The user guide has a very clear and concise checklist to follow for setting up wireless security. Follow it, and you will be fine.

Here's that link:
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?childpagename=US%2FLayout&packedargs=page%3D2%26cid%3D1115416835852%26c%3DL_Content_C1&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&SubmittedElement=Linksys%2FFormSubmit%2FProductDownloadSearch&portaltype=null&sp_prodsku=1175241407708

If that link doesn't work (long ones can be a problem), then just go to Linksys.com, select the download section, and put in your router model number.

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How to secure a wireless network, access point, or router


Once you have setup your wireless router, it is a good idea to secure it, so that attackers have a harder time getting to your network (if they can get to it at all), and so that people cannot steal your internet, and possibly slow your connection's overall speed. Here are some key tasks to preform in order to secure your network:
  • Disable SSID Broadcast - Doing this makes your network virtually invisible to other devices looking for a connection
  • Change SSID - Most hackers/attackers know the default SSID for routers. Changing it will make it harder for them to guess your network's name (and knowing the SSID can be half the battle).
  • Enable Encryption - This makes it so that you need a password to connect to your router wirelessly. Obviously, setting a password makes it harder for a hacker/attacker to access your network. (I suggest setting a WPA2-PSK rather than WEP, because WEP is able to be cracked)
  • Change Router's IP Address - This is another default setting that hackers/attackers find useful. Changing this, just like changing the SSID, will make it harder for people to figure out your network's address (which would give them a better opportunity to change the settings on your router, just as you are now).
  • Change Router admin password - If someone somehow gets onto your network, doing this will make a last line of defense against a person changing your router configurations.
  • Enabling Wireless MAC Filtering - Doing this will allow you to prevent or allow a specific device or devices connection to your network. (note: not recommended for the regular house hold, because it can be a big hassle for connecting new devices)
Though similar in features, each device has a different way of go about these tasks. If you need further assistance for your particular device, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

After preforming these tasks, your network will be much more secure. I am looking forward to getting feedback on this guide.

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I think you asked this twice, but here is my suggestion:

this information is setup at the router (Access Point) and you will need to get the information from there.. Although there are ways to 'hack' this information, I will not tell you how to do this here, as we do not want to enable 'hackers'...

You need to hard wire the computer to the Access Point and enter the configuration of the device.. within it, you will find the SSID (name of the wifi network connection) and the type of encryption (WEP, WAP, etc.). From this page, you can discover the Passphrase or Encryped Password, which will allow you to access the WiFi connection.

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