I need to get rid of the password protection on my wireless route
At my old apt i had to lock my wireless netowrk down b/c of hackers. I know live in the country and want it to be an open network - but i lost the password and cant seem to get it to work now. It is a Motorola WR850G - ofcourse no longer supported by customer no service.
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Usually there is a little button that you have to use a paper clip to get at that will nuke all the settings and take it back to Default Settings... Just to let you know there are setups now that can easily receive a wifi signal over 2-10 miles and the furthest recorded wifi connection was over 125 miles so you might want to keep those security settings...
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The WPS is abbreviation for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. This function should you help to set up strong wireless network password (so called "shared secret") by very easy way. For most of users is very hard to create, remember and assign complex long password to Wi-Fi router and client devices e.g. smart phones, laptops, printers. Short and simple (non-complex) password is weak and can be broken by hackers. You can set strong password using WPS buttons. No device management access is required.
Procedure description Press WPS button on both devices you wish connect each other. (Router, wireless printer...)Wait until password is set automatically and devices are connected.There exists second procedure in WPS standard. It is similar to described one, but PIN number is required in addition.
Security warning!!! Enabled WPS function is very high security risk. The WPS sets strong password, but offers another security hole to hackers. The WPS standard is affected by well known vulnerability and therefore is insecure. It is recommended to DISABLE WPS ON ALL DEVICES. Go to device setup and disable the WPS completely.
Do you need to know the wireless settings configured in your Linksys wireless router? This tip will you do this, I will show you how this can be done.
First, why do we need to know the wireless setting of your router?
Here are a few reasons why we need to know all of these:
We need to know the wireless settings if we wan to add a computer to the wireless network that you already have.
If we want to add a wireless devices like, wireless gaming adapters for your gaming system like Xbox.
You will also need to know the wireless settings of your network if you want your mobiles phones and other gadgets (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad,etc.) to get online through your wireless network.
What are the things we need to verify off of your router setup page? Here they are:
SSID - Wireless Network Name
Type of Security
Security code or password if there is one enabled.
Here are the steps on how this can be done:
In your computer that is connected to the router, open your browser and type or copy and paste this link to the address bar http://192.168.1.1then hit return.
A login box will pop-up asking for a user name and password. Just leave the user name field blank and type admin in the password field. Note:admin is the default password, if you can't login using the default password, you might have likely changed it during the initial configuration of your router.
Once you are in the router Setup page, click on the tab at the top that says Wireless. In this page, you can get the following information.
Wireless Network Mode - This setting will allow you to choose if you want different types of wireless connection can be accepted by the router, you can choose B, G or Mixed. I recommend you leave it to Mixed.
Wireless Network Name / SSID - This is the field where you can put in the name you want for your network.The name you will set here will the name that your router will be broadcasting. By default your router uses the name "linksys". Imagine if the rest of your neighbors has the same brand of router.
Wireless Channel - This is the channel or frequency your router is operating on. This can be changed if you are having intermittent issues with your wireless network.
Wireless SSID Broadcast - This is one setting that is worth checking. If this is disabled, your router is still operating but the name of your network will be hidden. It's recommended to leave it enabled.
Then click on the sub-tab under the Wireless tab that says Wireless Security. In this page, you will be able to verify the following information about your wireless network security.
Security Mode - By default this is set to Disabled. And these are the common security type used or enabled in a small office, home office netowrk.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - If this is the type of security that is enabled in your router, you need to look for the "Default Transmit Key" or "Default Tx Key" this will tell you what key you need to use from the list of keys available. See image below for reference.
WPA Personal (WI-FI Protected Access) - if this the security that you will see, you need to take note of the "WPA Shared Key" this is the password for your wireless netowrk. You can change this any time, and it should be a minimum of 8 characters. Note: If you change your password for the wireless, you wireless computer and other wireless devices that were able to connect fine prior to changing the password, may need to be reconfigured or reconnect and use the new password.
I hope that this will help you readers out there. Thank you for dropping by.
The first thing you should do upon completing a wireless connection with a D-Link router is to set up wireless security by accessing the router settings. This protects you against computer hackers trying to gain access to your bandwidth to commit fraud against you or others. It also restricts access away from those who live around you that would rather use your bandwidth instead of paying for their own. Unauthorized users can drastically slow your network speed.
1.Enter the IP address for the D-Link router into a web browser. The default address is 192.168.0.1. This address is typically located underneath the router. Load the page to access the login details.
2.Enter the login details. Refer to your records if necessary. The user name is usually "admin." Enter in your password. A blank password is the default. Load the page to access the router settings. Note: It's important to set a password, if you haven't already done so.
3.Click on the "Set Up" hyperlink and then click on the "Wireless Settings" hyperlink.
4.Scroll down until you see "Wireless Security Mode" and select your desired level of security from the drop-down. The type of security you select depends on the electronic equipment you want to connect to your network and the level of security you want to enable. See Resources for details on the different types of security available. If you are still unsure, WEP offers a decent level of security and works with almost all Wi-Fi enabled components like mobile phones, gaming equipment and laptops.
5.Enter in your desired password into the "Password" field and then enter in the password a second time in the "Re-Enter Password" field. Select "Save Setting" to enable wireless security on your D-Link Router.
The first step in securing your router is by changing the default administrator password.
Second, choose an encryption type other than WEP. WEP can be easily broken by hackers. This means setting up your router and devices with WPA or WPA2 encryption. The nice thing about this is you can use PSK (Pre Shared Key) which means at all devices you connect to your router with, you only need to know your SSID (Network Name) and your Key to connect. A Key then is like your account password and you should include numbers in it as well to help prevent someone from guessing your password.
Another good idea is to disable ICMP (Which PING uses). Hackers use a Ping to see if something "interesting" is at your IP address. If they get a response they will look further to see what you have and if they can access it.
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
Odds are; you will likely find mdbs_daemon or something on most of your computers on your LAN also doing traffic on this port. It's probably not a good idea to use this value.
From my experience in networks and routing, you are also better off if you can put the port up in the unprivileged region (1024~65535). The reason is that hackers typically spend the time down lower than this and they are looking for known services. It takes too long to scan ports up in the high regions, and you are more likely to be discovered for your activity. Try using port numbers that are strange; eg. 8888 or 5555 and similar. A lot of routers will let you do a "redirect" such as bringing port 8888 on the outside to port 80 on the inside to your device.