Belkin Wireless Router/HP Laptop - wireless security problem
I've decided to secure the wireless signal from my combined wired/wireless Belkin router. (Believe it's the one I've 'tagged' - but I'm at work at the moment)
I have two desktop XP PCs cabled to it, both connect to the net without problems, as does the Vista laptop when there is no encryption/security in place.
Going through the Router's settings (on IE, via one of the wired desktops) I can set up various encryption methods (WEP/WPA etc) - and apply the settings, but when I input the relevant encryption type and 'key' to the laptop Windows continually shows me that the "saved settings do not match" that on the network - the result is the same for whichever method (and key) I apply
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Connect a LAN cable from Belkin to your laptop/computer's LAN port, open a browser on your laptop/computer and enter the Belkin's configuration URL. http://192.168.2.1 The default PW = blank (just press Enter) You can now change the default admin password. You can now configure the wireless settings to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access. Now configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings. 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
Your laptop must be a wireless computer. You want to secure the wireless network. You will need to change the settings on the router. First you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable. Do you have any computer connected to the router ? If not then connect the laptop to the router. Open the set up page of the router and change the wireless security settings of the network. Change the wireless network name also. Click here for more information about the router and internet
1.Go to a wired computer, open internet explorer and type 192.168.2.1 in your address bar. 2.It ll open the belkin router setup utility page 3.On the left, you ll see a column. In tat, u ll see WIRELESS. 4.Under WIRELESS, click on Security. 5.In the Login page, leave the password blank and click on Submit. 6.On Wireless > Security page, set the security mode option as Disabled and click on Apply Changes. 7.Now, the security light on the router will go OFF. This is how it is done.
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
No. You do not need to have a computer connected via a CAT5 (Ethernet) cable to the router for a laptop to access the wireless signal.
However, to set up the router to broadcast that wireless signal or to alter some of the wireless security settings you will have to connect directly to the router with a CAT5 (Ethernet) cable.
If you need assistance connecting to that wireless connection, let me know. I have some instructions which can help retrieve the security information from the router so you can connect to the Internet via the wireless signal.
when enabling wireless security the router and adapter must be both be configured and configured in a fashion that both support. If you need help provide confirmation of your wireless router's manufacturer and model and the same information for any wireless adapters or computers with built-in wireless adapters to be wirelessly connected.
This will allow us to determine the common security options for all wireless devices you have.