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Security setting for LinkSys Wireless G & Access Point

I want to see what setting my system is at to be sure I am protected. Have been hit by too many trojans and this was a suggestion. I am looking if it is WEP,WPA or WPA2. Can you advise?

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In your computer which is connecting to the Internet through the Linksys router, launch IE and type 192.168.1.1 on the address field. It will then open a window, asking for your username and password. By default, there is no username and the password is admin. Once you're in the router's setup page, click on WIRELESS tab. Then, there is a sub tab called Wireless Security. Click on it and you will see the wireless security enabled in your router.

Hope this helps!

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Messag I am getting...the access point is already configured with unsupported security settings. Do you want to reconfigure it?


To reset the Linksys back to the default settings - Press and hold the pinhole RESET button at the back of the router with the power ON for 20 secs. then release the RESET button.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down and put it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

Oct 24, 2012 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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How to secure your wireless router


Most WLAN hardware has gotten easy enough to set up that many users simply plug it in and start using the network without giving much thought to security. Nevertheless, taking a few extra minutes to configure the security features of your linksys router wireless or access point is time well spent. Here are some of the things you can do to protect your wireless network:
1) Secure your linksys router wireless or access point administration interface linksys router wireless have an administrator password that's needed to log into the device and modify any configuration settings. Most devices use a weak default password like "password" or the manufacturer's name, and some don't have a default password at all. As soon as you set up a new WLAN router or access point, your first step should be to change the default password to something else. You may not use this password very often, so be sure to write it down in a safe place so you can refer to it if needed. Without it, the only way to access the linksys router wireless or access point may be to reset it to factory default settings which will wipe away any configuration changes you've made.
2) Don't broadcast your SSIDlinksys router wireless automatically (and continually) broadcast the network's name, or SSID (Service Set IDentifier). This makes setting up wireless clients extremely convenient since you can locate a WLAN without having to know what it's called, but it will also make your WLAN visible to any wireless systems within range of it. Turning off SSID broadcast for your network makes it invisible to your neighbors and passers-by (though it will still be detectible by WLAN "sniffers").
3)Enable WPA encryption instead of WEP802.11's WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) encryption has well-known weaknesses that make it relatively easy for a determined user with the right equipment to crack the encryption and access the wireless network. A better way to protect your WLAN is with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). WPA provides much better protection and is also easier to use, since your password characters aren't limited to 0-9 and A-F as they are with WEP. WPA support is built into Windows XP (with the latest Service Pack) and virtually all modern wireless hardware and operating systems. A more recent version, WPA2, is found in newer hardware and provides even stronger encryption, but you'll probably need to download an XP patch in order to use it.
4) Remember that WEP is better than nothing If you find that some of your wireless devices only support WEP encryption (this is often the case with non-PC devices like media players, PDAs, and DVRs), avoid the temptation to skip encryption entirely because in spite of it's flaws, using WEP is still far superior to having no encryption at all. If you do use WEP, don't use an encryption key that's easy to guess like a string of the same or consecutive numbers. Also, although it can be a pain, WEP users should change encryption keys often-- preferably every week. See this page if you need help getting WEP to work.
5) Use MAC filtering for access control Unlike IP addresses, MAC addresses are unique to specific network adapters, so by turning on MAC filtering you can limit network access to only your systems (or those you know about). In order to use MAC filtering you need to find (and enter into the linksys router wireless or AP) the 12-character MAC address of every system that will connect to the network, so it can be inconvenient to set up, especially if you have a lot of wireless clients or if your clients change a lot. MAC addresses can be "spoofed" (imitated) by a knowledgable person, so while it's not a guarantee of security, it does add another hurdle for potential intruders to jump.
6) Reduce your WLAN transmitter powerYou won't find this feature on all wireless linksys router wireless and access points, but some allow you lower the power of your WLAN transmitter and thus reduce the range of the signal. Although it's usually impossible to fine-tune a signal so precisely that it won't leak outside your home or business, with some trial-and-error you can often limit how far outside your premises the signal reaches, minimizing the opportunity for outsiders to access your WLAN.
7) Disable remote administrationlinksys router wireless have the ability to be remotely administered via the Internet. Ideally, you should use this feature only if it lets you define a specific IP address or limited range of addresses that will be able to access the linksys router wireless. Otherwise, almost anyone anywhere could potentially find and access your router. As a rule, unless you absolutely need this capability, it's best to keep remote administration turned off. (It's usually turned off by default, but it's always a good idea to check.)

source: http://www.linksysrouterwireless.com/article/Securing-your-wireless-network.php

on May 28, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I have my laptop with linksys and wireless. But my wifes laptop will run when connected to the linksys but not to wireless . What do I do to get wireless?


Setup wireless network by getting to the router page
Enter this ip address in the address bar as 192.168.1.1
Hit the wireless tab and type network name in wireless network name.
Once you click on save settings your network is ready to use
Also secure the network by clicking on the wireless security and clisk on the security tab to protect your network.

Sep 19, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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How do i know for sure my liksys is password protected from my neighbors using wi fi and getting internet from my service? I did set up a password on it but i don't know fopr sure ifit is working...


Check these 2 links, the first shows you how to check your security encryption (password).The second link shows you how to set the security protection.


http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=2c212168f736455e87008fe7f5a2c4b2_Determining_the_Security_Settings_of_your_Router.xml&pid=96&slnid=4


http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=cfb50c0dc992443ab2405a782cca60f7_19073.xml&pid=96&slnid=4


Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

Jun 18, 2011 | Linksys Routers

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I want to know how i can make my Linksys Router WRT160N work as access point


Hi,

By default Linksys router behaves as Access point. On some router you have to enable the wireless function.

So the following to configure the router Wireless Access Point

Click the below link
http://192.168.1.1

Now it will ask for username and password

Enter username = ( blank) and password = admin
If you can't login using this credentials then you will have to reset the router

If you logged in . Then click on Wireless > Wireless security

On this screen select

Security Mode : WPA Personal
WPA Algorithm : TKIP
WPA shard Key : "enter a password here"
Group Key Renewal : set to default

Click on save settings. After that restart router .
Now your wireless network is secured and you will have to type the WPA shared key inorder to connect to router when it prompts. You can connect as many devices as you wish since it is a access point

Thanks

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I want to password protect my router


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to make you connection secure the you need to set a Network Key on your router and need to access the Wireless Settings Page.

To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.1.1, the Default username is blank and the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security You can select either WEP, WPA or WPA2 to make it secure and under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key. The Network Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure. Generate a personalize key for your network.

If this works dont forget to say thanks. Thanks for using Fixya.

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You will need to secure the wireless network. You can enable password protection on the wireless network. Do you have any computer connected to the router with the ethernet cable ? If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router . After that you can access the router set up. Once you access the router set up then you will find the wireless security. Click Here for step by step solution

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here is the link just incase u want to know more about on how to set up a wireless access point
1. How do I configure an access point as a wireless bridge?
http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4194
2. How do I configure an access point as a wireless repeater?
http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4200
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http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4202
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http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4165..

check this out and i hope this will solve ur concern..

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There is a couple of things you can do but it it is not perfect.
1. Change youe SSID to something other that the default name.
2. Make sure you put a password on your admin setup
3. Turn off SSID broadcast.
4. Set up MAC address filtering on your access point and only allow MAC address of only your devices/wireless adapter cards to communicate with your wireless access point.

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