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I'm not exactly sure whether you are connected to the PC but can't see the internet or whether you are not connected to the PC. So I'll explain the difference and you can decide.
When you attempt to connect a device to a wifi network, the device will do a search for available networks. The networks in range will display, showing their SSDI (name), signal strength, and security status. This is not yet a connection, only a detection. To connect to the network, you need to select the one you wish to join and send a connection request. Unless the wifi network in question is a free hot-spot or is unsecured (neither a good idea to use), then the next thing that will come up is a passcode/security code popup. Here you must enter the passcode/security code that the wifi network is assigned in order to connect. Without it, you will not be able to connect or access the network or internet. There is also the issue of security type. Older routers and devices used a code system called WEP. Newer router use WPA/WPA2 encryption techniques. our device must support the security type the router is using or you will not be able to connect.
You can set up a password to access your wireless network. Please follow these steps in order to enable wireless security:
First you must open any web browser on a computer connected to your network (I reccomend plugging in your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable instead of using a wireless connection for this process.)
In the URL bar type in the IP address of your router (most likely 192.168.1.1). If that is correct you will see a log in screen.
At the log in screen input your user name and password for the router. If this is your first time configuring your router input the default user name and password (most likely "admin" for both.) If you are unsure of your user name and password you can find the defaults at this website: http://www.routerpasswords.com/. If the default does not work you may have to reset your router to factory default by depressing the reset button on the back of your router for 10 seconds (WARNING: this will reset all previously configured settings on your router.)
Once you have logged in navigate to the Wireless or Security tab, depending on your router.
Under security type select WPA2 Personal (some older wireless devices will not be compatible with this setting, if you have older devices use WEP)
Create a passcode for your wireless network and select Save at the bottom of the screen. If you are currently on a wireless connection you will be kicked off so make sure you write the passcode down before you save.
Congratulations! Your wireless network is now secure and only people you have given the passcode to can access your wireless network.
Start your web browser and in the address bar type 192.168.1.1 a window will appear and ask for a username and password. leave the username blank and type ADMIN in the password. This should gain you access to the router settings. Just look at the top tool bar for "WIRELESS". Then click on wireless security. Once there you can change the name of your network ffrom LYNKSYS to a name of your choosing. Also you can set a passcode. For basic security use the WPA personal and TKIP password. You need to choose a "passphrase" and you will have to enter it to connect to the nertwork. make sure to SAVE CHANGES. You can also change the password to gain access to the router (the 192.168.192 part). IF YOU DO make sure you can remember it.
Once all the settings are in place, any device trying to connect to your network will be required to enter the pass phrase EXACTLEY as you entered it in the router settings. You should only have to do it the first time.
You need to log in to your router (http://192.168.1.1) and go to the Wireless section. You can set a secure SSID (Network Name) and also, and in the Security section you can set up further Security with any of several methods. All let you set a passcode to limit access to only those that know the passcode.
1. Connect the computer to your Wireless router then using the internet explorer access the router gui 192.168.1.1
2. It is extremely important that you change the password for your router. Select a strong password using numbers and letters. This is the password that you will use to login and configure your router after this initial setup. + 3. Select a unique name for your wireless network. The name of your network is known as the SSID. This is what wireless users will use to identify which router and network they connect to.
I assume your network is NOT this Linksys --- have you set up your router yet? If not, use your browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 and log in to your router. After the login, go to your Wireless section, set the network name (SSID), and some security as well. I prefer WPA-PSK[TKIP] for its simplicity to set up. Access via wireless will need whatever passcode you set here. Your network should show your newly-named network now. Connect to it with the passcode, and you should be good to go!
Is this router set up with any security on the wireless? With a wired connection to the router, log in to http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 as needed to access your router. Once you are logged in, go to the Wireless section (the SSID, or name, of your network) and, if you have not already, set up Security. I prefer using WEP-PSK[TKIP] for its ease of use. You will need to use the new passcode to log on to your router from wireless computers. Anyone that does not know the passcode will be denied access to it.
making a wireless connection secure is very easy.
pull up the interface of the router, then look for the wireless tab.
click on the wireless tab and look for the button you can click to enable or disable wireless security..
create a passcode for your network and use that as the pass key whenever the wireless network requires it. i can provide more information if you can give me the brand name of the router you are using.. :-)