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I think another user on my computer clicked "do not trust" for my wireless router. i cannot connect to my router, only to the ones around me, how can i determine if i am connected to my wireless router and not someone elses?

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You need to customize your wireless router:

Here's how to do it.

1. On your main computer, open Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.1.1
2. It will ask you for username and password. No username and the password is admin
3. Go to Wireless tab. Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) to your own name or any name. Click Save Settings on the bottom
4. Now go to Wireless Security sub-tab. Choose WPA-Personal for the Security Mode. Type a password on the WPA-Shared Key box. That will be your wireless security key. Click Save Settings.

Then you can try to reconnect to wireless network, you should see your new network name there with security.

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I installed this router on repeater mode, connection to existing router and signal is perfect but have no access to internet... in the access router the internet access is perfect. please let me know how I...


this is from Encore-usa.com

How to use ENHWI-N3 / ENHWI-N34D / ENHWI-2AN3 / ENHWI-2AN34D / ENHWI-3GN3 as a Repeater?


  • For Advance Users, you can download this document.
  • The reason why people use a Encore wireless repeater is because some wireless remote client computers are out of range from the main network's access point (wireless router), or the wireless client is in the dead spot or the device you want to share to the network have no wireless interface card.

    The function of a wireless repeater is basically to extend the wireless signal coverage. Wireless repeater does not authenticate, screen, secure, connect to the internet, give IP address to clients, broadcast names, etc., these are the wireless router's job. Repeater only repeats what the main wireless router does to the wireless clients.

    Checklist:

    • You should know the wireless security type of the existing wireless AP/router, is it a WPA, WPA2 or a WEP?
    • The wireless security key, or password or passphrase of the existing wireless router
    • Your existing wireless router's SSID
    • We recommend that the existing network you are about to add the Repeater on have a DHCP server running and able to lease IP address to all network clients. If you are not sure about this, please ask your ISP or the person who installed your network.

    Hardware Checklist:

    • Computer with wireless device turned off. This is only to set up the repeater, once finished the wireless can be turned on again.
    • The computer must have an available RJ-45 network interface card and web browser installed.
    • A working wireless router or Access Point with one available RJ45 port
    • RJ-45 UTP/TP Ethernet LAN Cable
    • The Encore Router is set to factory default. If your Encore Router is brand new and just pulled out of the box, no need to reset. If changes were made to any settings to the Encore Router before, make sure you "hardware reset" the Encore Router to the factory default settings. Check the User's Manual on how to "hardware reset" the router.

    PROCEDURES:
    1. Hooking up hardware connections:

    1. Both PC or Laptop and the Encore Router should be turned-on.
    2. Disable the wireless client from your PC or laptop computer (if not done so)
    3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the PC or laptop computer and the Encore Router. (This can be done while PC computer and router are turned on.)
    2. Switching mode from AP Mode to Repeater Mode
    1. Using your computer's web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari Firefox, enter 192.168.0.1 to the address field then hit enter. You should see the Encore Router's User Interface screen still in the AP Router Mode
    2. On the upper right corner of the user interface menu, click on the drop down menu and select "Repeater Mode". Click the "OK" button to the warning box. Wait around 35 seconds until your screen comes back to Encore user interface screen, this time the screen is now in the Repeater Mode. If for some reason you were asked by the repeater to enter the username and password, enter the default username and password (admin/admin) and your Encore Router is now in Repeater Mode.

    NOTE:
    As of this moment your repeater is not connected to any router or network. It has to be configured further to be able to be connected to your current network and access point router.
    3. Connecting your Repeater to your existing network access point or router:

    1. As soon as the Encore Router switched to the Repeater Mode, you should be able to see the same Utility Screen with fewer selections on the left pane.
    2. From the Main Menu screen click on "Wireless" located on the left pane.
    3. Click on "Site Survey" button, a new Window dialogue box will pop up showing a list of Access Points reachable by your Repeater
    4. Check your existing network's access point SSID then click on the radio button that corresponds to your access point router then click "Connect" button.(If you can't find your existing AP router, click on "Refresh" repeatedly until your access point show up, or your location is too far from your existing AP router).
    5. Click on the "Encryption" drop down menu, select your existing access point wireless security, enter your existing router's wireless security key or passphrase then click "Apply". If you get a FAILED message, repeat this procedure again, a wireless hiccup might be interfering, otherwise you now have a working Repeater.
    6. Check your repeater connection by going to your internet browser and open a web page of your choice. If successful your new wireless repeater is working.
    7. Disconnect the Ethernet cable and setup your computer back to its original wireless settings. At this stage, the Repeater is now invisible to any wireless client computers. When connecting a new wireless client within the repeater's wireless range the process is the same as there is no Repeater device at all, the SSID of the wireless router will just be extended in range around where the Repeater is physically located.
    4. Connect your remote wireless client to your wireless router
    1. Using your wireless client utility program, look for your existing router's SSID and connects to it, if this is a new client you will be prompted with the wireless security key. Your repeater is invisible to all wireless clients. All it does is to repeat the wireless router signal as it is to extend its range. Once you have converted the Encore Router to Repeater and successfully connected to your existing router there will be no more configuration needed to the repeater. If you happen to see two identical SSID's of your existing router, this means your wireless client is within the same range of your existing router and the new wireless repeater, then your client don't need the repeater's service.

    NOTE:
    If you are using Windows 7 and your existing access point security wireless is set to WPA2 (AES), make sure your Windows 7 wireless security type properties is set to WPA2-Personal. To check go to Windows 7 Wireless Network Connection, look for your REPEATER router, right-click on it then click Properties, check the settings in the "Security" tab.>

    NOTE:
    When checking the wireless site survey, you may see two routers with the same SSID (names), these are your Access Point and the REPEATER tied together. This also means you are within the reachable range of both Access point and REPEATER.
    5. To check the Repeaters user interface

    At this moment, the Repeater is invisible to any client. The client's IP address is drawn from the DHCP server most likely to be also your wireless router. Therefore the IP address of the repeater is also invisible to the clients. Follow steps below:

    1. Disable wireless connection or turn off wireless in the client PC computer
    2. Connect Ethernet network cable to the RJ-45 port of the client PC computer
    3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the repeater.
    4. From your computer, set the network card IP address to Static IP Address entering 192.168.0.102, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, leave the rest as blank.
    5. Open IE or Internet explorer or any other web browser software and run 192.168.0.1, you should be able to see the Encore Repeater user interface screen. (Changing any settings in the repeater may affect its performance)
    That should help :)
    Christopher

    May 15, 2012 | Encore Enhwi-2an3 Wireless-n Router

    Tip

    How to reset your linkseys wireless router wep key.


    Press start on your computer
    click network
    right click on the router
    click on view device web page
    leave user name blank
    password - admin - ok
    click wireless tab
    change wireless(ssid) network name (anything will do, it will assign you the correct one) write the name down.
    click reset security, wait till it fully uploads
    click save settings
    when the page reloads click on security mode - wep
    enter 10 didgit code, letters and numbers: ie: abcde12345 (write down the number)
    save settings
    back to network on the start menu
    setup connection or network
    manually connect to wireless network
    enter network name
    enter security key
    highlight the one you want
    click connect

    on Jan 31, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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    I have a wireless router. How can I enable security for my network? I don't want others connecting with my internet...


    The only secure encryption is WPA2.

    When you allow WPA-TKIP to be run alongside for compatibility, you just eliminated the only security you had.


    All of the other "security" methods for a home router are useless. Disabling or altering the SSID broadcast does not protect the connection from anything, and neither does MAC filtering. Both are trivial to get around, and are more useful for administrative purposes such as load balancing between multiple access points on a network To set these up follow the insturctions below and find security settings

    To open the set up page of the router of the router , one of your computer should be able to go online through the router.
    It could be a wired computer or wireless computer.
    If it is a wireless computer then make sure that the computer is connected to your own wireless network.
    Do not change any wireless settings on the router using a wireless computer.
    OK ! Now you have a computer online through the router and you want to open the set up page of the router.

    First step is check the IP address of the computer.
    Check the IP address and the Default gateway on the computer.

    For Windows XP

    START ==> RUN ==> type in cmd in the RUN box==> click OK or Hit ENTER . You will see a black window that is a command prompt . In the black window type in " ipconfig " ==> and Hit ENTER on your key board .

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7

    click on START ==> type in cmd in the start search box ==> enter ==> you will see the black window. Type in " ipconfig "you will see a lot of information. Try to find out the local area connection IPv4 address .

    Note down the Default gateway number.

    For MAC OS

    Click APPLE icon in the right top corner of the computer. Go to System Preferences ==> go to Network ==> you will find the option Built in Ethernet or Airport whichever is connected. If you go to that you will find the Ip address and router Address.

    The default gateway is the IP address of your router.

    This IP address of the router will be used to open the set up page of the router

    Now you got the IP address of the router.Open the Internet Browser ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari )

    In the Address bar of the browser Type the IP address of the router.

    Do not type http:// or www just type in the IP address only.

    It will ask you for the user name and the password of the router.

    This is the User name and the password of the router and NOT the wireless password. On a wireless router, there are 2 passwords. One is to access the router and the other one is for the wireless network.

    For most of the routers the default password will be " admin " . for some routers the default password is " password ". For Linksys router the default password is admin and no user name.

    Jan 25, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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    I just installed this router. How do I install security settings for it?


    Access your router with insturctions below then find the security tab and decide what type security you want.
    The only secure encryption is WPA2.

    When you allow WPA-TKIP to be run alongside for compatibility, you just eliminated the only security you had.


    All of the other "security" methods for a home router are useless. Disabling or altering the SSID broadcast does not protect the connection from anything, and neither does MAC filtering. Both are trivial to get around, and are more useful for administrative purposes such as load balancing between multiple access points on a network.


    To open the set up page of the router of the router , one of your computer should be able to go online through the router.
    It could be a wired computer or wireless computer.
    If it is a wireless computer then make sure that the computer is connected to your own wireless network.
    Do not change any wireless settings on the router using a wireless computer.
    OK ! Now you have a computer online through the router and you want to open the set up page of the router.

    First step is check the IP address of the computer.
    Check the IP address and the Default gateway on the computer.

    For Windows XP

    START ==> RUN ==> type in cmd in the RUN box==> click OK or Hit ENTER . You will see a black window that is a command prompt . In the black window type in " ipconfig " ==> and Hit ENTER on your key board .

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7

    click on START ==> type in cmd in the start search box ==> enter ==> you will see the black window. Type in " ipconfig "you will see a lot of information. Try to find out the local area connection IPv4 address .

    Note down the Default gateway number.

    For MAC OS

    Click APPLE icon in the right top corner of the computer. Go to System Preferences ==> go to Network ==> you will find the option Built in Ethernet or Airport whichever is connected. If you go to that you will find the Ip address and router Address.

    The default gateway is the IP address of your router.

    This IP address of the router will be used to open the set up page of the router

    Now you got the IP address of the router.Open the Internet Browser ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari )

    In the Address bar of the browser Type the IP address of the router.

    Do not type http:// or www just type in the IP address only.

    It will ask you for the user name and the password of the router.

    This is the User name and the password of the router and NOT the wireless password. On a wireless router, there are 2 passwords. One is to access the router and the other one is for the wireless network.

    For most of the routers the default password will be " admin " . for some routers the default password is " password ". For Linksys router the default password is admin and no user name.

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    WIRELESS SECURITY ISSUES

    Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer ( Wired)

    Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 on the address bar of internet explorer

    Step 3 : On the left under wireless click wi - fi protected setup

    Step 4 : Leave the password blank and click on submit

    Step 5 : Disable it and Click on apply changes

    Step 6 : On the left under wireless click Security

    Step 7 : Enable 64 Bit WEP

    Step 8 : Type a 10 digit number on the key 1 ( 2 in each box )

    Step 9 : Click apply changes

    Step 10 : on the left under wireless click channel and SSID

    Step 11 :Change the Wireless channel to 6

    Step 12 : Change the SSID to a different name ( no Spaces )

    Step 13 : Click apply changes

    Step 14 : Now Scan and connect to this network ( Wireless )

    Let me know if it works


    Regards
    TOM

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    In checking if you're computer is properly connected to the Linksys Router, you will need to perform four steps:
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    ii. Checking the LEDs
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    iv. Pinging the Router
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    From Nintendo.com:
    Error Code: 32007
    There was a problem downloading the latest Wii update.
    Please check the following:

    1. Our servers may be experiencing a high amount of traffic with a particul update, especially after a new update has become available. Wait a few hours and try again. If you are still receiving this error after waiting, check the next steps.

    2. Satellite Internet often causes this Error Code. You must have a cable or DSL internet connection. Other connection types, such as dial-up and satellite, are typically not compatible. Contact your Internet Service Provider if you are not sure what type of internet connection you have.

    3. Ours servers may be trying to handle an unusually high amount of traffic (especially if a new Wii update is available). Please wait a few hours and try the connection again later.

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    3. If you are still receiving this error code, please click here for more assistance from Nintendo.

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    hi debbie
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    the reason you may be denied access to certain websites may be because of feature called trusted sites in internt explorer

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