Question about NetGear DG834G Router
Hi, you helped me out with a problem earlier which was great but you also said about securing my wireless connection. How do I go about doing this?
Hi again, glad to help if I can.
Securing the wireless signal will temporarily disconnect the PS3, which will need to be set up with the new security details in order to connect again.
There are four steps, which are the same for most routers:
1) Login to your router, using a wired connection
2) Change the router login password 3) Change the network name (SSID)
3) Enable WPA encryption
Here are the details:
1) Login to your router, using a wired connection.
On your desktop PC, open a web browser, as if to view a web page. Type the router address into the address bar, which is http://192.168.0.1 for this model. You can also use www.routerlogin.com for Netgear.
You should then see a popup box, prompting you for a username and password. If these have not been changed, they will be the defaults of username: admin and password: password
If you log in successfully, you should then see the Netgear configuration screen.
2) Change the router login password.
To set a new password, go to the left hand menu: under ‘Maintenance’ click ‘Set Password’. Set and confirm a new password. Click ‘Apply’ when finished.
Make sure this is not easy to guess, otherwise someone could login to your router and view/change your settings. (Tip: write the password on a label and stick it on the router, or keep it somewhere safe. )
3) Change the SSID (router name):
Go to Setup > Wireless Settings. Under ‘Wireless Network’ you should see an option marked ‘Name’ or SSID. Change this from the default, ‘netgear’, to anything you like, that you can remember. You will need this when setting up the PS3 again. It is case sensitive, and you can use up to 32 letters –but do not use something that could identify you, or your location.
4) Enable encryption
Still in the 'Wireless Settings' menu option, you should see the ‘Security Options’ section. You have a number of options, but I would pick WPA-PSK, which is very secure and good for most equipment.
Under ‘WPA-PSK Security Encryption’ you need to enter a network key. This is a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers ( eg - 456HappynEWYeartoyou8899). It is case sensitive.
Note down the network key carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. (The network key may also be called the WPA shared key, PSK, pre-shared key, passphrase, or authentication key.) Click ‘Apply’ when finished.
That's it, you have done enough to secure your network, and can close the screen.
There are further security options to enable if you wish, but these three are the most important.
When you next connect wirelessly, or go to configure the PS3, a scan should bring up the router with its new name in the 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the network key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.
Hope this helps you. Please come back to Fixya if it doesn't, or if you need help with any of it. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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Open the DI-524 window by typing 192.168.0.1 into internet explorer address bar, and press enter. Fill in your password, and press enter. Click on the Wireless button. This should open the Wireless Settings window for the 524. Set SSID broadcast to Enabled. Set Security to WEP. Set Authentication to open system. Set WEP Encryption to 64bit. Set Type to HEX. Click and select radio button next to KEY1. Enter a 10 digit number that you can remember, like 1234567890, or 1111122222. Now click the Apply button at bottom of the screen.
Now any device that you wish to link will will need to use this Key. Scan for the router, connect and use Infrastructure mode, Type in the 10 digit number you were suppose to remember, and off you go.
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