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Security can't seem to get security set up right and people are using my wireless causing it to run slow.

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Here's a video that teaches you how to do it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH6bLu3ri1c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQH5egRPnoo

look up wireless or wifi security in youtube lots of tutuorials

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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If the Wireless device isn't secured, Secure it. Set up a SSID and Security Key(password). If it is secured, change the Security Key(password), Use the Linksys Setup Manual found here: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT120N Always Secure your Wireless. If unsecure your signal, at best, COULD be use by anyone to connect to the web using your resources and slowing down your activity. At worst, use your signal for nefarious purposes causing you a great deal of Pain and Heartache, and MAYBE the FBI knocking at your door.

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I can't connect to the wireless network in my home


Connect to the router via an ethernet cable
Click on Run / Network and you will see the router icon
Right mouse click on this and "view device webpage"
In security / wireless enable wireless function
Set a WEP or WPA key if you want security, save settings and note the keyphrase you generated, you will need this to transfer to any device using the router wirelessly

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I do not have software for this router, but have used it for some time. It was set up by the installer of my cable/internet provider. The signal is not locked and some one is leeching off my wireless,...


First of all you don't need some kind of software to control your router, all you have to do is to connect with your browser (e.g. Internet explorer) to a specific i.p.adress. On the other way you can either change the wireless security password or passphrase or deny the wireless access at all the others computers except the 2 you mentioned. The first solution is easier but you must change the security password at your 2 computers according to the new one that you changed at the router. As you're going to change the security settings for your wireless internet, I suggest you try changing the seettings with a computer physically connected to the router, so in case of an error you will not keep out yourself.

In case of a problem, don't hesitate to post.

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Stelios

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Win xp desktop connected to wrt54gs router wants laptop running win 7 to connect wirelessly


We need to know the wireless settings on your router before configuring the laptop.

To check the wireless settings, access the setup page of the router by using the desktop's internet browser. In the address bar, type 192.168.1.1.

Default login is: leave the username blank, then the password is admin.

Once you are in the setup page, go to the Wireless tab.

Take note of the wireless network name (SSID).

Then go to the Wireless Security tab. Take note of the wireless security settings and the network key (if wireless security is enabled).

On your laptop, in the lower right corner of your screen you will see an icon that looks like this moz-screenshot-1.jpgc147bd5.png.

Click the icon and you will see a list of available networks.

Select the SSID of your router then click connect.

If the wireless security is enabled, it will ask for the security key. Type the wireless network key, then click ok.

It will then connect wirelessly.

Good luck!

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I can't connect to my wireless netgear wndr3300 to XP


It seems that the wireless adapter on XP does not support WPA2 Security. Please enable WPA-PSK on the router and check if you are able to connect to the wireless network on the XP computer.

ENABLE WPA SECURITY

1. Open the browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari) on a computer connected to the router.
2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on Wireless Settings (under Setup) from the left menu.
5. Select security options as WPA-PSK. Enter a Password in the passphrase box. Apply the settings.
Configure XP computer:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:
1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.

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Slow or intermittent wireless/then disconnected


thats not enough info. it could be a dead router, too much interface, incorrect settings. try the router at your friend's house. if it works then its not your router. download a software called network stumbler, install it, to run it in vista right click it and click run as administrator. find the channels your router and other routers in the neighborhood are using. if they are the same then its an interference issue and if not then your router has incorrect settings.

Jun 04, 2009 | D-Link DGL-4500 Wireless Router

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Slow or no wireless speed, connection says excellent


Your router may be toast but here are a couple of things to try:
Please remember, I'm guessing here...

Before restoring to factory defaults, make sure you can get to the config pages using the rj45 (wired) ports. Do a speed test with a wired connection at http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

1. try removing all security. No WEP or WPK. Also, use no mac address filtering. See if it speeds up. Go back to http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and try speed testing the wireless portion of your router..

2. If it has automatic channel selection, this may be acting up. So manually select channels. Then do speed tests at the web site (or any speed test web site of your chosing). You may find a screaming fast channel.

3. If this fails to help, use the reset to factory default button. Try setting up the router with NO security first and do speed tests. Use automatic channel selection first, do speed tests, and if all else fails, you can try manually selecting channels again. If the router works well, you might want to set up security again and retest.

4. If all this fails, buy yourself a new wireless 802.11N - (N1) router. They are screamin' fast and have better range.

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Belkin 54g Wireless connection problem.


This is more of an explanation then a solution, but to best explain what to do I have to first explain why this is happening. When you add security to a wireless router or ap you add extra envelopes to the packets of info being transferred, adding encryption to that makes it much slower because the ap has to encode all packets coming to you and un-encode all packets being sent to the Internet. In our time this happens very quickly, but in computer time I just described a lifetime. In addition if your signal is not 100% you might have packet loss "more slow down". Now the answer, in your ap setup pages you can setup wireless security, set this to Mac address authenication and add the mac addresses of all the network cards that have access to this ap. This is by far the fastest methiod of secure data transfer.

Hope this was some help...
Tim

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Wireless connection of netgear wireless router for compaq laptop


Sometimes firewalls on your computers can cause connection issues. I had the same problem with my home network. I had norton internet security 2008 on both systems, but the firewall settings on both computers had to be adjusted to allow the computers to talk. If you have different brand firewalls on each computer, you should consider to switching one of the computers so that it matches the other.

Another thing you want to do is log into the router's web utility and check to see if the wireless settings are blocking wireless connections in some way. You also want to make sure the ssid broadcast is enabled.

Finally, you really should consider using security on your router, so wireless connections would be password protected. I suggest wpa personal.

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Slow Wireless Connection or even not Detected


problem a: could just be your isp is slow therefore when you share the connection it is slow when both pc are connected. Also it could be that your firmware on the router is outdated and creates problems for you. Try updating to the latest firmware go to www.dlink.com and select your router. In addition, i find with dlink if you use their software to control your wireless adapter you get better performance than if you use windows default software.

problem b. Youa re right wep security creates overhead due to encryption will always be slower than no encryption. If you are just worried about people stealing your internet access then i suggest you use unsecure connections but restrict access to the router by mac address. WEP can be hacked easily anyway.

problem c: use port forwarding for your torrent to increase speed. chances are your firewall and antivirus scans everything thus slowing down your connections.

good luck

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