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How to setup router name & router password

I'm on an open network now, just connected. I would like to setup a router name & password. Thank you.

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To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down and put it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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this sounds like security problems , other people have experienced problems with vista but most have been able to resolve them.

whilst connected to your router using an ethernet cable open a browser windows and type in the rounter address these
are usually one of 2 most likely yours is 
192.168.1.1
and typing password as "admin" and no user name. Use your password if you have changed it earlier 2

Go to wireless tab. 3. Go to wireless security sub-tab 4. If security mode is wpa or wpa2 note down passphrase/shared key, if security mode is WEP note down wep key number 1. This will be your network key
also check other. 

On the Vista laptop with the connection
Start --> Network

Click on Network and Sharing Center

if It shows a red X between my network and the Internet.

click on the Customize link (below and right of the red X)

Under location type if it was set to Public. change it
to Private. Hit Next

At that point my whole network might go down,  and
reset the router. (turned off and turned on)

After that my red X under network and sharing center
was gone. And my internet connection problem was gone.

I forgot to mention that before you shoul have turned
off all software firewalls and virus scanners. prior.

if that does not work when you are logged into the router page 192.168.1.1 check to see if their is an option to update the router software/firmware ,if their is no option then you  may have to manually downlaod the firmware from linksys and update that way .

Hope this helps if not ask for clarification on anything your unsure of.

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Hello

I don't know what you have tried to resolve your problem, but i have some insight on the subject.
What most people don't do when they setup, is to set their ip to auto obtain an ip which will be given to your computer vi the router.
You can try this, if it works, i am happy that i helped you, otherwise post the problem again, but just give all the details about your situation so that we have a detailed situation we can work on.

Really hope this can help you though.

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SOURCE: I need to get into my router network setting so I

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset key for 15 seconds with power on. Then you'll be able to use the default IP address and password as described previously. Also, the wireless will default to no encryption, so you're all set.

Type 192.168.1.1 into your browser (into the address bar). That is it's default IP. You should be able to change the settings there.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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To configure router it depends on whih router you are using a broadband or a wireless. Here I can so you how to setup routers in different ways. Here I have defined 5 different router to setup it.That is given bellow. How to configure linksys broadband router.
  • Connect and install your router according to the product manual.
  • Open your Web browser then check your product manual for the Web address you need to enter.
  • Enter the Web address, then enter the user name and password supplied in your manual.
  • Enter the required setup information. You'll need to call your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for this information if you don't have it already.
  • Choose the connection type you want from the drop-down menu labeled "WAN Connection Type." The connection type you need will depend on the information you receive from your ISP.
  • Click the "Apply" button to save your settings, then close the browser window.
  • Reset the power on your modem.
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How to configure netgear wireless router.
  • Connect your high-speed modem to the Netgear wireless router with an Ethernet cable. Turn off and unplug your high-speed modem's power before connecting the device to your wireless router. Plug the Ethernet cable that was connected to your high-speed modem into the "Internet" port on the back of your Netgear wireless router. This port is located next to the wireless router's power port and is designated by a green color.
  • Connect your computer and the Netgear wireless router with an Ethernet cable. Shut down your computer before connecting it to your wireless router. Plug one end of the short, blue Ethernet cable that came with your Netgear wireless router into your computer's Ethernet jack. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN port on the back of your wireless router. Your wireless router will have several numbered LAN ports, designated by a yellow color. It does not matter which LAN port you use.
  • Turn on each device in order. First, power up your high-speed modem, then wait at least 2 minutes. This allows it time to connect to your Internet Service Provider's (ISP) server. Make sure that your high-speed modem's status indicators show that it has successfully connected to your ISP's server. Next, plug the Netgear AC power adapter into the Netgear wireless router and a power outlet. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of the wireless router in a black-colored port labeled "Power." Wait at least 2 minutes for your wireless router to connect to your high-speed modem. You will know that it has successfully connected if all of the status lights on the front of the wireless router are on. Finally, turn on your computer.
  • Open your Web browser and connect to the wireless router's URL. In the address bar of your browser, type in the wireless router's address. The Netgear wireless router addresses are: http://www.routerlogin.net, http://www.routerlogin.com or http://192.168.1.1. You can use any one of these URLs. Press "Enter" on your keyboard once you have typed in the address.
  • Input the default user name and password. The default user name is "admin," and the default password is "password." The text boxes are case-sensitive, so it is important that you use lowercase letters.
  • Follow the Setup Wizard instructions. Once you log into the router, a Setup Wizard will load and ask if you want it to detect your Internet type. Click the "Yes" radio button, then click "Next." Once you have completed the wizard, configuration is complete, and you can access the Internet using the wireless router.
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Hi Brantley,

Follow the below steps to configure your router for internet access:

RESET:

With the help of a paper clip, press the reset button on the back of the router for 20 seconds (please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for reset button location). Release the reset button after 20 seconds and turn off the router. Turn the router on after few seconds.

CONNECTIONS:

1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port of the router (isolated port).
2. Connect the computer to the router using any one of the 4 available ports. Please make sure that there is no direct connection between the modem and the computer (either using Ethernet cable or USB cable).
3. Power off the modem and the router after making the connections.
4. Power on the modem and wait for the lights to come on and then power on the router.

RECONFIGURE:

1. Open a web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.
2. Access the router's GUI by typing http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. When prompted for Username and Password, please enter 'admin' for the Username and 'password' for Password.
4. Click on 'Basic settings' from the left menu and select 'Use Computers MAC Address' from 'router MAC Address' section.
5. Click Apply.
6. Once it updates the settings then power off the modem and the router. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.

Open up another browser window and try to access Internet. Once online on the main computer connected through the router. Perform the following tasks to configure the wireless connection:

On the router settings page

1. Click on wireless settings from the left menu.
2. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'.
3. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic'.
4. Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit.
5. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number.
6. Apply the settings.

Perform the below task on the wireless VISTA computer:

1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side
menu.
2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.
3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove.
5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER.
6. click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a Password setup on the router enter the security key.
7. This should setup the wireless network.

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1. Connected a computer to the router using a Ethernet cable.

2. Open up a internet explorer.

3. Click on CTRL & O [The letter O as in oscar]

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For local only in Vista computer.

 

1. Connected a computer to the router using a Ethernet cable.

2. Open up a internet explorer.

3. Click on CTRL & O [The letter O as in oscar]

4. In the Open box that appears the top left corner of the internet explorer type the numbers : 192.168.2.1 & press OK.

5. This will take you to belkin router setup screen.

6. Click on Channnel & SSID under wireless on the left side of this screen.

7. Once it prompts to type the password just leave the password box blank & press submit.

8. Change only the SSID to different name to what ever you wish like in last name & press apply changes. [do not change any thing else in this screen]

9. Click on Security under wireless in the left hand side.

10. Change the security mode to 64bit WEP.

11. In Key 1 make up a password for your wireless all numbers. It takes 2 digit numbers in each box & press apply changes.

12. Now try to connect to the wireless network using the new SSID [network name] & the new password that this the security key that you set up in key one.

 

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After connecting modem(1) to router (2) connect your computer (3).
(4) Power on your modem, wait for modem to cycle(approx 2 minutes)
(5) Power on your router.
(6) Insert your CD - Click Router Setup & follow steps to setup secure wireless network...
NO CD DRIVE INSTALLATION
IN YOUR BROWSER ADDRESS FIELD:
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one of their agents should be kind enough to assist?
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