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Why does my wireless connection say unsecured

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  • cutlip Nov 18, 2008

    how do you set your linkseyrouter to secure connection

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Because your connection is OPEN, in another words anyone can use your network if they have range to get connection. I recommend to set your connection as secure.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Nov 18, 2008

    Configure the router.



    To get to your router's settings, you'll have to visit a special web site address made up of numbers that should be indicated in your router's documentation. In my case that address is http://192.168.1.1/. I've also seen routers use http://192.168.0.1/. You will be asked for an administrative password which should also be documented either on the router itself or in the manual.
    It will be something like admin/password or just default. Once you've logged in, you should be presented with the router's settings area.

    These pages look different for every router but contain the same settings. Your interface might vary, but on this model, under "Basic Wireless Settings," I changed the name of the access point from "linksys" to "charlienet." I also chose "G-only" access since I know there are no B devices on my network. If you're not sure about B or G, leave it on "Mixed."


    Next, under Wireless Security, turn on WEP encryption. Enter a passphrase and click "Generate." The Key fields will be filled in with a password. Either copy and paste one of these passwords to a text file on your computer OR write it down on a piece of paper that you'll keep near the router. Anyone who wants to connect to your router will need this password. Be sure to save these settings.


    Last, make sure that not just anyone can log into and change your router's settings. Under Administration, change the password from the default that you used to something unique to you. Also write down this password and stick it on or near the router for later reference.

    Once your configuration is complete, close the browser.

    Go to your wireless connection and now in your wireless network you should be prompted for a password. Use one of the generated keys you set up earlier on your router.
    All goes well, you'll be connected to your wireless router.


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