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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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I NEED A PASSWORD ATTACHED TO MY ACCOUNT NOT A CALIFORNIA ACCOUNT I WAS HACKED AGAIN. I HAVE A VIRUS TO GET FIX. I WILL BE GETTING A BIG SUM OF COINS AND CHIPS ,I DO NOT WANT STOLEN.CAN YOU HELP?


use a password with capitals and lower case
if not try numbers and letters
write that password down
have it away from the computer and never loose it

dont use that password twice on that computer
change it each month or at random
pay more for anti hacking and malware virus protection

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How To Safe Home wireless Connection?


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How to check the wireless settings on your Linksys router


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
  • Channel
  • Type of Security
  • Security code or password if there is one enabled.
Here are the steps on how this can be done:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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    • 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.

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How do i unlock my d link


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.

Sep 20, 2011 | D-Link DIR-300 Wireless Router

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I never had a password for my router, but Today is has a password and I cant use it


I assume you are talking about a wireless router.

If so, then it is possible someone else has accessed your router's ADMIN settings through a wireless connection and has enabled the password feature. This can be done from a wireless computer somewhere inside your home, or even from one located outside on the street or from a nearby neighbours house. Normally this is done by wireless hackers to maintain access to your router and keep on stealing your internet signal bandwidth.

Luckily you can just use the RESET feature on your router to clear off any old settings and return it to factory new condition. Then you can set up your system again using your own secure ADMIN password and wireless encryption. I highly recommend you use the more secure WPA wireless encryption as opposed to the old WEP type which can easily be hacked.

Just look in your router's USER MANUAL for complete instructions on how to RESET the router using the small pinhole button on underside of router, how to set up an ADMIN password, and how to enable WPA wireless encryption on your system. This should secure your system and keep out those pesky wireless hackers.

I hope this was helpful, good luck and take care.

Joe.

Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Protect EMAIL account from hackers?


Most of the time its difficult to judge emails,It might be sent by a hacker to take control over your account.I often come across people who is facing this problem,and sometimes its difficult to recover your email account as well2a33f54.jpg
I will give you few tips, How to protect your email account from hackers( gmail, hotmail, yahoomail etc)


  • Always remember your secondary email address-you need to provide secondary email address while creating a new email account
  • Don't use the same password for different accounts.
  • Do not entertain password reset emails-you may receive email saying you need to change password by clicking the url provided.webpage may look real,you won't be knowing hackers trick.
  • If your using wireless router to access internet (hot spot) make sure your using url as https://gmail.com....This provides more secure access
  • Register your phone number with the associated email address-In case of emergency you will receive your password through sms,This helps a lot while recovering your account.
  • If possible please make a note of few details to verify ownership
  1. Account created date
  2. Security question and answer
  3. Most frequently used email contact address.
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on Dec 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can someone hack your info while your playing xbox live


This would all depend on the type of connection that you use. A skilled hacker can likely get through any connection, but they would have to be targeting you specifically. However, if you use a connection via Ethernet cord then you will be the safest. If you connect wirelessly, then make sure that your connection is password protected.

Mar 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How can i turn on wireless for Dell M1210?


For that first turn on the wi fi switch on laptop.
Then right click on my netowrk places then make sure your wi fi adpater is there enable it then right click on it then click on biewe available networks.
If it not show netowrk then you have to enable wireless in router.
For that first connect wi fi router to computer then access it with following link.
http://192.168.1.1

or
http://192.168.0.1
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
then go to wireless and enable it .
Then save settings and restart router then check.
Make sure wi fi driver is installed in laptop.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Oct 20, 2009 | Dell XPS M1210 Notebook

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