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I have a linskys wireless G access point. Its working for my laptop but just recently my laptop said that my interent secuirty is secuirty enabled and that linkys is a unsecure network. What do I do? It has never done this before.

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  • jpconda Jan 11, 2009

    I went to the IP address for Lynksys and logged in using admin. (don't know if that was right) Then went to Wireless and added my SSID that I set up a long time ago...took out the SSID of lynksys...Clicked on reset security and totally lost the internet connection on my laptop. What did I do wrong?

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Jpconda - you did nothing wrong.
By changing your SSID, your connection broke, because you were still associated with your old SSID (linksys).
Right-click on your wireless network connection symbol in your taskbar and choose "View Available Wireless Networks". If you broadcast your SSID, you should see your new name in the list.
Just connect to it (and hopefully enter the security key..;-).
If you don't see it, go to 192.168.1.1 and enable the broadcast of your SSID ( on the Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings). Don't forget to save your changes!
Once your are connected, you can disable the broadcast again, if you don't want someone else to "see" your network.

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Hi there,

I haven’t heard this before, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Bill Gates have found it in his hart to check your router to check your setup with the latest update to your operating system.

What you need to do, is to set some kind of security, on your router as well as on your laptop.


DO SET THE ADMIN password as the first thing you do, so that your neighbor can’t access your router.

Give your network a name (SSID) so that you can find yours if there is more around you. Network name are called SSID, short for service set identifier

Now, go to Wireless -> Wireless connection, to set the Encryption security settings.

Set security mode to WEP,

Set the Transmit key to your choice, if you know that you wireless card has 4 keys as well, I would use key 4.

Set WEP encryption to: 128 bit 26 hex digits.

Go down to key 4, and find combination of numbers and the letters a, b, c, d, e or f.
(ex. 414243444546474849404a4b4c) = 26 hex digits.


Save settings.

Now, before you leave, WRITE DOWN your SSID, your new password and key 4 with your settings, as you need to set your wireless card on your laptop with the same settings.


On WinXP:
Start -> settings -> network and right click your wireless connection and click properties.
At the top, choose Wireless network, find your network, (your SSID) choose properties and set these settings as you wrote down from the router.

Now, remove the cable and logon wireless…..

I have a linskys wireless - 3cc659c.png

Regards
/Teis

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Jan 11, 2009

    Plz let me know if you incounter any problems.
    /Teis

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Jan 11, 2009

    UPS, DIDN’T TELL YOU AT THE
    BEGINNING, 



    - - - >>> USE A CABLE;
    DO NOT ATTEMT TO ACCESS THE ROUTER WIRELESS.



    /Teis

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