Secured connection is gone and all we have is Linksys unsecured
We had a secured wireless connection set up and working for almost a year and then suddenly one day it just stopped working and all we have available now is a Linksys unsecure connection! What happened and how do we secure our connection again?
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If the Wireless device isn't secured, Secure it. Set up a SSID and Security Key(password). If it is secured, change the Security Key(password), Use the Linksys Setup Manual found here: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT120N Always Secure your Wireless. If unsecure your signal, at best, COULD be use by anyone to connect to the web using your resources and slowing down your activity. At worst, use your signal for nefarious purposes causing you a great deal of Pain and Heartache, and MAYBE the FBI knocking at your door.
Linksys E series routers can broadcast 2 wireless networks. First one is the main wireless network which is secured wireless network. The second network is a guest network which will always show you unsecured. It will never show you secured and you can not make it secured. However it has a web based security. Anyone can connect to the guest network but will not be able to access Internet without Guest access password. In other words there is a security. You can disable guest access also. See more about Cisco Guest network access password
If your router is unsecured then please make it secured as soon as possible. Connect one computer to the router and open the setup page of the router. You can change the wireless security settings on the setup page.
your router might be resetted automatically. You will need to check the wireless settings of the router. is there any computer connected to the router ? If yes then you can open the router set up page on
that computer. Router set up page is the page where you can check
all the wireless settings of the router. Click here for step by step instructions
You want to secure the wireless network. Is there any computer connected to the router with the Ethernet cable? If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable. Check the IP address on the computer. Open the router set up page. Once you open the set up page, you will find the option to make it secured
open 192.168.1.1 in your browser.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username as blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys pages.Now click on wireless on the black bar at the top.Click on wireless security just under wireless in the blue bar.Select security mode as WEP.In key 1 type any 10 digit no. which will be your security key.Scroll down and click seave settings.now your network is secured.