Cannot find wireless tab on Linksys router setup page
In trying to make my wireless network secure ( in which no one can access without the passphrase) I followed the steps on the linksys router setup page after logging in with "admin"- however, inadvertenly something went wrong ( I must have reset the security by accident) and now each time I try to initiate setup again, after logging in with "admin" to the linksys setup page, it does not bring me to the option tab that says "wireless." There are no options that indicate any wireless options/ settings. I must have somehow disabled the ssid broadcast. I need that wireless tab back.Also, I tried connecting hard wired and this does not work either! So, I ended up having to reset the router and now no networks are displayed in network connections. Then, as a last resort I had to disconnect the router and plug directly into the modem in order to get connected at all. I am in desperate need of some assistance!
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Re: Cannot find wireless tab on Linksys router setup page
Hi...this is an unusual problem.
Is your model the BEFSR41W? Linksys describe this as a 'wireless ready router', and it seems to require a PCMCIA card to be inserted in the back of the router, to enable wireless connectivity.
I'm just wondering if the router lost communication with the card, causing your wireless options to disappear?
However, first things first. As you have (correctly) reset the router, all your settings have been cleared, including ISP information (hence the internet connection is lost). Your first priority is to set up your router again, and the Linksys website has a downloadable manual, quick install guide and tips which will help with this.
When you are up and running - and assuming I have the right model - try removing and re-inserting the PCMCIA card at the back of the router, and see if the router re-detects it. If successful, this should bring back your wireless options.
I hope this helps, but please post again on Fixya if not. It does seem odd to have lost the wired connection before the reset. Good luck. :)
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You can change the wireless settings of the router and make it secured. So that no one will be able to connect to your wireless network without a password. Do not share your wireless network password with anybody. If you want you can also disable the wireless broadcasting at all.
For this you will need to access the settings page of the router and change the settings manually.
Connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable and open the setup page of the router using 192.168.1.1
You mean you want to secure the wireless network? For this you will need to access the setup page of the router. Connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Open the setup page and go to wireless tab. There you will find option to secure the wireless network. Click Linksys router how to
Are you speaking about router about router log in password or Wireless network password.
If you want to change the router log in password then you can go to Administration tab and change the log in password for router setup page. IF you want to change the wireless network security key WEP / WPA then you can change the wireless settings.
Welcome to Fixya. If you want to setup a password or security on your router you need to access the Wireless Settings Page. To access the router page you need a working computer that is connected to the router. To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.1.1, the Default username is blank and the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security on the Dropdown next to Security Mode select either WEP or WPA. Then Personalize your Network Key. The Network Key serves as a password on your network to make it secure. Then Save the settings
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If you don't know the password, then you need to reset the router,
Hold it down the reset button with the help of a pen point and power cycle your router. Then re-do the configuration following the manufacturer's instructions. Then you can set password for your router.
If you forgot your password, we can actually access the router web ui.
Accessing the Router's Web-based Setup Page
Step 1: Open your web browser. Step 2:Enter your router's IP address on the address bar and press the Enter key. NOTE: The router's default IP address is http://192.168.1.1. Step 3: The Enter Network Password window will then appear. Type your router's User name and Password. Click OK afterwards. Web-based Setup Page Wireless Security Options
On the web-based setup page, you'll be able to see all of your router's wireless security features. Wireless settings wherein you can see your network name and once your click wireless security sub tab under wireless page you will then see your network key or password (passphrase).
You need to use a working computer with the router then access the router setup page that way you can get the wireless security key, then follow this step:
Open a web browser like internet explorer or Netscape. Enter the ip address of your router in the address bar of your browser. In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the ip address of your router. By default the ip address should be set to 192.168.1.1
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default the username is blank, and the password is admin. Click the Ok button to log in to your router.
When you're already on the Linksys router setup page, click on Wireless tab and look for a sub tab that says Wireless security and there you can find the security key that you're looking for..
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Since you forgot the security ket for the wireless network you need to access the router setup page using the a computer that is working fine with the router,
On the internet exploreer address bar of the working computer type in 192.168.1.1 , then that should be asking you for a username and password, just leave the username blank and password is admin. If tha admin password didn't work try typing your commonly use password.
If you're already on the setup page of the router, Just go to wireless tab then there's a wireless security sub tab there where you can find the security key that you need...
To setup and improve your wireless network’s signal, you can change your Wireless Network Name (SSID) and/or try using a different channel.
Changing your Router’s SSID and Channel
Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page.
Accessing the Router’s Web-Based Setup Page Step 1: Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer. Step 2: Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP Address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Links-ys routers) then press [Enter]. Step 3: A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name space blank, type in your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
Step 2: When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click the Wireless tab.
Step 3: Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to ‘linksys’ change it to something unique then click Save Settings.
click the Wireless tab and select the Wireless Security tab.
Step 3: Select WEP under Security Mode.
Step 4: Select any number on the Default Transmit Key field to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected number one.
Step 5: Select 64 bits on WEP Encryption
Step 6: Type a wireless network password of your choice such as “MySecretKey,” then click Generate.
NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 10 characters.
Step 7: The result will be a string of random characters. Copy the resulting string since this will be the key to your wireless network.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This will be your wireless network’s key.
And click save settings..