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Securing my router

If I disable the ssid boadcasting does that keep others from using my connection. And if it does, why did I lose my internet connection when I did? If not, how do I secure it? I can't see anything plain enough on the linksys site that says it will lock my router if I do it

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Since you disabled the SSID Broadcast, you would need to tell you OS how to find the connection. Go to the properties of the Wireless connection in the Control Panel and add the connection there.
To secure the wireless go to 192.168.1.1
log into the router, the default password is admin. go to wireless then security. set the WEP or WPA there.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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Keep losing my wireless connections...


CONTINUAL DISCONNECTION OF WIRELESS CONNECTION
There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.

May 01, 2012 | Arris WR850GP Router

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Secure your wifi router .


Here are 3 basic ways to keep your WiFi router or connection secure:
1. Change the router's Default Username and Password.
Choose an uncommon username, something only you can know. Then choose a strong password - keep it at least 8 characters long, using a combination of letters, numbersand characters. Keep it secure and don't share it with others.
2. Turn on Encryption.
Right now, the best encryption technology is WPA2. Select that one if your router supports it. If you're still in the process of purchasing one, avoid routers that only support WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) and purchase one that supports WPA2. There are available tools on the Internet that can easily crack WPA and WEP encryption.
3. Change the Default SSID and Disable Broadcasting.
The SSID is your network name. By default, routers use a generic manufacturer SSID like "netgear", "linksys" or "default". Change it to something else, something uncommon. You can use the same principle as choosing/creating a strong password. A network using a default SSID can be perceived by the attacker as a weak and poorly configured network and will most likely attack it first. Another thing you can do with your SSID is to shut off or disable broadcasting. Keeping it "out of sight" will lessen the chances of it being attacked. Don't worry about shutting this feature off because you can still connect to it manually.

on Mar 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can i get the procedure to set up a secure network. thank you


A manual for the router can be found here
Instructions for setting up a secure wireless network can be found on page 27 - under Customising Security Settings.
Make sure you use the "custom encryption key" option, and specify you're own passphrase

I would suggest using WPA-PSK authentication (if possible), as it is more secure
Hope this helps

Mar 02, 2011 | 2wire 2700HG-B Router (2700HGB)

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I have a wireless network of computers, one wired and 2 wireless. in the correct setup, my other acer laptop doesn have internet, but s connected to the router, and this laptop im using CAN connect...


All the computers should have the same NETWORK NAME or SSID.

Recheck the settings and make an adhoc connection for each of the computers to your router.

You can also get a USB wireless adapter to enable ht NO internet laptop and connect them.

Just keep playing with the NETWORK SETTINGS.

Make sure all are connected to the SAME SSID.

Hope it helped.

God Bless You!

Feb 05, 2011 | Linksys WRT120N Router

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Suddenly today after working for a couple of years all the lights are on solid and my wireless laptops can not find the router


To connect to your wireless network using Vista's WLAN Autoconfig, follow these steps:
Step 1:
Right-click this icon 5449-001.png at the bottom-right corner of the screen and select Connect to a network.

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Step 2:

Select your Wireless Network Name or SSID then click Connect.

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NOTE:
If the wireless network name or your SSID is not listed, the SSID Broadcast on the router might be disabled. For instructions on how to connect to the wireless network with the SSID broadcast being disabled, click here.
If the computer is not detecting any signal or is not seeing any wireless network, change the channel of the router. For instructions, click here.
If WEP/WPA is enabled on the router:
Step 3:
Enter your wireless network WEP/WPA Key on the field provided then click Connect.
NOTE: To learn more about WEP/WPA and other Wireless Settings, click here.

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NOTE: Make sure Display characters is checked, to display the WEP/WPA key used by the router. You can get the passphrase or network key from the encryption that has been generated (if using WEP network security) from the router's web-based setup page. If you're using WPA network security, the network key is the key for passphrase.

Make sure you enter the wireless network's WEP or WPA key not the Passphrase.

It is also possible to make a wireless connection even if the wireless security is disabled on your router. If you don't see any network SSID from your network list, make sure your wireless adapter/device is ON and your router is in good condition. If your router shows any unstable occurrence, click here.

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Nov 06, 2010 | Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router

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Need basic step-by-step instructions on how to install my router.


To Configure the Router with Internet Access
Connect to one of the wireless router/access point's LAN Ethernet ports, turn off its DHCP server, and give the wireless router a static IP on your LAN:
  1. Connect a PC directly to a LAN port on the wireless router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Power on the wireless router/access point.
  3. Reboot the PC.
  4. Log in to the wireless router though a browser. (Usually 192.168.1.1, with User Name = admin and Password = password, unless you changed them from the defaults).
  5. Go to the LAN IP menu and disable the wireless access point’s DHCP server by unchecking Use router as DHCP server.
  6. Select LAN IP, and change the IP to 192.168.1.99.
  7. Click Apply to save the settings. You will lose the connection to the wireless router/access point , since its IP changed.
  8. Log in to the wireless router/access point with the URL: http://192.168.1.99
  9. Connect one of the wireless router's Local (LAN) ports to your existing network.
This completes the wireless router/access point configuration.
  • You can now log in to the wireless router/access point at its new address of http://192.168.1.99 and configure wireless features such as WEP and Access Control List
  • UPnP, DMZ, Port Forwarding, and Port Triggering are not used on the wireless router/access point, and it doesn't matter how they are configured.
  1. Configure the LAN IP address to be within the same subnet as your PCs.
    • Take care not to use an IP address already being used.
    • Limit the number of addresses in the DHCP range and assign an IP address outside of the range to the router you want to use as the Access Point.
  2. Disable DHCP on the wireless router/access point.
  3. Connect one of the LAN ports on the wireless router/access point to a LAN port on the Router.
  4. Configure the SSID and any security settings on the wireless PCs to match the wireless router/access point's SSID and security settings.
a. SSIDs must be the same on all wireless devices. (These are case-sensitive: netGEAR is not the same as NETGEAR.)
b. Tip: Make sure the wireless PCs can connect before configuring WEP, WPA-PSK, or other wireless encryption.

Jan 02, 2010 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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How to connect to wireless network using vista with SSID disabled


Normal 0 On your laptop, go into the “Manage Network Connections” and delete your network. On you router, disable the SSID. In the “Manage Network Connection” click the add connection button and enter the information about you network manually. Vista will tell you that connecting to a network that doesn’t broadcast it’s SSID is less secure and will ask you to verify. After that it will connect just fine.

The reason its less secure is because your computer will ask everything it can if its xyz network and someone with not-so-good intentions could say that its xyz network and you would connect to a insecure network and all the info that you pass on that network could be intercepted. Choose your poison I guess.

Good luck;
Eryk V.

Mar 18, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I wana put security code on my router what should i do?? no 1 can use this without my parmition...??


If you are not using the wireless part I highly recomment disabling the wireless part. Just log into your router web console, click on the wireless button, and select disable. If you are using it you can enable the security, change the SSID, and disable the broadcast of the SSID.

Also, be sure and change the default admin password. Write down the new password and store it in a safe place. If you ever forget it your can reset the router.

Oct 12, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Wireless connection problem


Internet Setup

Internet Connection Type: Obtain an IP automatically
Host Name: linksys
Domain Name:
MTU: Enable Disabled
Speed & Duplex: 10 Mb Half

Local IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Local DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP Address: 192.168.1.
Number of Address: 50
DHCP Address Range: 192.168.1.100 ~ 149
Client Lease Time: 0 (0 means two day)
Static DNS 1:
Static DNS 2:
Static DNS 3:
WINS:

DDNS: Disabled
NAT: Enabled
Dynamic Routing: Disabled

Wireless: Enabled

Wireless Network Name(SSID): linksys
Wireless Channel: 6 - 2.442 GHZ7
Wireless SSID Broadcast: Enabled
Wireless Security: Disabled

Feb 23, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1200 Notebook

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Internet connection keeps dropping


Two possible reasons

If you have hidden your network name (SSID) in the wireless configuration in the router and use WEP or WPA security there may be a bug that can result in extended disconnect periods. Recommended solution unhide the SSID and keep the WEP or WPA security.

Second there are numerous wireless devices in use. Keep your wireless phone base station away from your wireless router. Try changing the channel your router's radio uses to transmit -- Channels 1, 6 and 11 are preferred. Try one you are not using, if that does not work try the other. (If you can see the surrounding channels in you connection wizard you may want to start with one no one else is using)

Dec 01, 2007 | D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 802.11g/b...

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