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I want to create a secure network password for my wireless router

We want to secure our wireless network from outside influence and possible virus' and hackers

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The steps I'm about to teach you is to create a WPA Personal Network Key to prevent random users from accessing and altering your network.

Windows XP:

Go to Start > Run. Type in cmd and press enter. A black box will appear with some text in it. Type in ipconfig and press enter. Some more text will appear. Look for the words Default Gateway. Next to them will be an IP Address. Type this IP address into your browser.

A diolouge box will appear, asking you for a username or password. If you have not configured this already, leave the username field blank and type in the password field admin. THe Linksys router configuration page will display.

Click the tab taht says Wireless. Click the subtab that says Wireless Security. In the drop down box that says security mode, select WPA Personal. Make sure where it says WPA Algorithms, TKIP is selected. In the WPA Shared Key box, type in a password that you are sure you will remember, or write it down. When finished, selected the button that says Save Settings.

Your network is now secure with the key you have made. The default SSID (or network username) is called linksys.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008


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login to your router from a browser. go to
click on wireless
click on wireless security
set security mode to wpa2/wpa mix mode.
set the passphase. this will be the password you required to authenticate to your wireless network.
click save settings.
all wireless devices will need to be reconfigured to the new passphase/password in order to use your secured wireless network.

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Once you have setup your wireless router, it is a good idea to secure it, so that attackers have a harder time getting to your network (if they can get to it at all), and so that people cannot steal your internet, and possibly slow your connection's overall speed. Here are some key tasks to preform in order to secure your network:
  • Disable SSID Broadcast - Doing this makes your network virtually invisible to other devices looking for a connection
  • Change SSID - Most hackers/attackers know the default SSID for routers. Changing it will make it harder for them to guess your network's name (and knowing the SSID can be half the battle).
  • Enable Encryption - This makes it so that you need a password to connect to your router wirelessly. Obviously, setting a password makes it harder for a hacker/attacker to access your network. (I suggest setting a WPA2-PSK rather than WEP, because WEP is able to be cracked)
  • Change Router's IP Address - This is another default setting that hackers/attackers find useful. Changing this, just like changing the SSID, will make it harder for people to figure out your network's address (which would give them a better opportunity to change the settings on your router, just as you are now).
  • Change Router admin password - If someone somehow gets onto your network, doing this will make a last line of defense against a person changing your router configurations.
  • Enabling Wireless MAC Filtering - Doing this will allow you to prevent or allow a specific device or devices connection to your network. (note: not recommended for the regular house hold, because it can be a big hassle for connecting new devices)
Though similar in features, each device has a different way of go about these tasks. If you need further assistance for your particular device, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

After preforming these tasks, your network will be much more secure. I am looking forward to getting feedback on this guide.

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I have a hacker ruining all of my games&it is getting back into my personal computer

Go into the router administration page on the internet find the wireless connection and insert a wep key on the router. Once you do make sure you reconfigure your entire network. Including if you have a anti-virus and firewall software installed make sure it also detects any threats to you and your system. It completely will secure it from hackers. Use AVG or Norton for both anti-virus and firewall. You don't need the hardware version of a firewall just software. Most of them will come with a built-in firewall and others need to be configured. So make sure when your in your wireless page configure your firewall.

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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.


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there is no other devices signal affect to your wireless .do one thing reinstall ur wireless adpator

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