Question about NetGear DG834G Router

1 Answer

Securing wireless connection

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?

Thanks Mark

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 104 Answers

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

  • eecom Jan 01, 2009

    Hi again, I've tailored these instructions for the DG834G model, and your original posting mentions the DG834GT, sorry. The instructions are essentially the same though (except 'www.routerlogin.com' won't work for the GT model.)

    Please drop me a line if anything else is not as expected. Thanks.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can you help me setting up a password for my wi-fi connection using netgear router


How do I secure my network?
Log into your router using the "How do I log into my router?" instructions earlier in this article.
  1. From the left-hand menu, select Wireless Settings from the Set Up section.
  2. In the Name (SSID) field, enter the network name you want to use.
  3. Under Security Options, select a security encryption level. NETGEAR recommends WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK for the best protection.
  4. In the Passphrase field, enter your chosen network password.
  5. Click the Apply button to save your changes.
For more details, see Securing Your Network: WPA+WPA2 (Recommended).

How do I change or reset my wireless network password?
Log into your router using the "How do I log into my router?" instructions earlier in this article. From the left-hand menu, select Wireless Settings from the Set Up section. Enter a new wireless network password into the Passphrase field under your security selection and click the Apply button to save your changes.

Jun 05, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

1 Answer

Just want to know how you secure your connection, do you need some sort of password?


Hi!
Securing a networks require setting up a passphrase or password for wireless connection which can be configured on your router setting.
You may call your router manufacturer or visit their website for step by step instruction.
Hope this helps.

May 16, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Network is "out of range" only after securing my wireless network


reset your router
should be a reset button on the back,
hold in till the lights on the front flash then its reset open explorer browser
type in 10.1.1.1 or 10.0.0.1
log in as Administrator
add new user
set password while adding new user
save your new settings(write them down too)
run your network wizard again with your new settings applied
test the internet for function

if no function then contact your ISP to assist with connection to internet

all sorted now please rate me MISTERDJ

Apr 11, 2010 | Toshiba (PA3070U-1MPC) 802.11b Wireless...

1 Answer

Securing my network


OK, what you might wanna do is this. Ask the friend who installed the router for you what the home page IP address of the router is. After attaining that information, open up internet explorer (or firefox), and enter that address (usually something like 192.168.1.100 or something like that).

Assuming you're using a linksys wireless router, look for anything that has the word "security" on it. Click on that tab. After that, choose wep encryption option (think the latest one comes with WPA-AES2 option). The page will then prompt you to type in a password. YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS PASSWORD. After that is settled, click on save and exit the page.

Now go to your laptop and try to connect to the router. It should prompt you for a password before connecting. Enter the password (the same one configured earlier) and by right, you should be able to connect to the router. "Ask me" if you face any further issues k? Thanks

Best Regards,

Technomancer

Jan 08, 2010 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

1 Answer

Securing my belkin router with a network key


ok...
first you need to find the default gateway of the router,u need to do this settings in the computer which is wired to the router,securing the network over a wireless connections is not suggested..
click on start,run,and type in cmd,hit enter,a black box should appear in that box type in ipconfig and hit enter,once you hit enter it will give u a lot of results check the default gateway the generic default gateway is 192.168.2.1,might be different in your case incase if you have setup in a different manner,now open an internet explorer page and remove the website name that present in the addess box,now without http or www type in the numbers,it will tell you to put in the user name and password,username is admin and password is blank (this is generic to all the belkin routers provided you have not changed it earlier,if u ave changed it then put in the user name and password that you have setup,now it should open a belkin router page,now in that router page you will see an option that will says wireless,under wireless you will see an option that says security,click on security,and then under security page you will see security mode,from here you can use the security type that you want to use and then save the changes once it has saved the changes you wireless netwokr will be secured.

PS:make sure the computer is connected with a wire to the router when we are setting the security in the wireless network....

vedhick.........

Feb 20, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

1 Answer

Router (WGR614v6) Secure Connection Issues


Hi there,
you need to remove the connection saved.
after securing the wireless router, before you try to connect. Go to
-Control Panel
-Network Connections
-Right Click your Wireless Adapter
-Click Wireless Network Tab
-Remove The Network

Then Try to reconnect.

Feb 11, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Router

2 Answers

Problem securing belkin wireless g plus router


you must enter the WEP key because if type in the pass-phrase it won't connect(don't know why)

Jul 02, 2008 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

1 Answer

Securing a wireless network


use the ethernet cable..go to the website, and print out the instructions..

May 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Security


That is very likely Jeannie. Do you know if you have your wireless network secured? If not, then that is most certianly what happened. If you need assistance securing your connection let me know!

Jan 10, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

1 Answer

Securing my wireless connection


Hi ladynb,

 

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.

Oct 09, 2007 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

Not finding what you are looking for?
NetGear DG834G Router Logo

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top NetGear Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a NetGear Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...