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Re: How do I protect the router from hacker neighbors?
HI peggy try these steps
1. Open your router setup page (rsp) by typing in 192.168.2.1. from your base computer (one which is wired)
2. On the left hand side under wireless on rsp you"ll find security
3. Click on that ------ You"ll see drop down menu
4. Select preferrably 64 bit wep or Wpa -psk no server
5. just type in 10 digit no in key 1 in case of 64 wep or pre shared key in wpa psk no server and click apply changes .
6.IMP : PLz remember your password 10 digit no or shared key
7. Disconnect your wireless
8. Reconnect ---- you"ll see it prompting for a password
9. enter password ---- router secured
10. RE: use only base computer to do these setting otherwise connection will drop
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Easiest thing to do, Change the password to your router. Once this is done, it will prevent your neighbor from any further access to your router and of course prevent internet access. Most all routers are simply a local web address for access. Example: 192.168.1.1 typed inside a browser address pane will take you inside the router. Check your router for setup procedures.
If you do not have any wireless network security enabled on the router,
your neighbor can see this SSID and connect to the network without
authorization. While this is generally frowned upon as being unethical,
it is technically not illegal as you have "made the network available"
by failing to secure it. The easiest way to secure the network is
through the use of a WEP key or a WPA pass-phrase. WEP keys are
generally 5, 10, 13 or 26 randomly generated characters long. WPA
pass-phrases are just that - a phrase such as "The sun is yellow".
Either method will prevent unauthorized users from accessing your
network. Only those individuals who possess the key or pass-phrase are
These options is located under the Wireless > Wireless Security tabs from within the router administration.After login you can change the password.
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Plug in the adapter, install the driver, from the wireless icon in your system tray join your neighbors wireless network. That is of course assuming your neighbor knows about it and it isn't password protected.
Hello there network key is a security feature that prevents unauthorized users from
accessing a wireless network. It can be a simple password or a
self-generated combination of digits and letters. A good number of
wireless networks are still left unprotected, leaving them vulnerable to
hackers and data thieves. Most home and SOHO routers allow users to
configure a high degree of wireless security easily. There are many types of wireless security scenarios to consider when
configuring a wireless network. The most common types for home and
office use are WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected
Access). Each of these types has multiple options and different bits
(which heighten security of the wireless network). There is also an
entire spectrum of more complex, enterprise-wide wireless security
standards, but most of these are well beyond the scope of the average computer user.
Read more: What Is a Wireless Network Key? ' eHow.comhttp://www.ehow.com/about_4600312_what-wireless-network-key.html#ixzz1Axkg18kh
To secure your wireless network and prevent unauthorized access you need to setup your wireless router with these settings :-
When you first setup your wireless router you should change the login password and then the wireless configuration, setup WAP or WAP2 encryption (WAP2 is the strongest encryption) and change the SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. For further wireless protection enable MAC address filtering. The MAC address of the wireless card in your computer is entered in the router MAC address filter table, which allows only the wireless card with this MAC address to connect to the wireless router. Also if your router has a firewall then you should enable this feature. The wireless card on the computer needs to be configured with the wireless router's settings. The LAN cable can be removed and the computer communicates wirelessly with the router.
Do you perhaps have both Windows Wireless Zero Configuration and the wireless configuration utility that is supplied by the mfr of your computer's wireless interface running at the same time?
there are many cases of people accidentally connecting to the wrong network because both neighbors used default settings on their equipment. It is a very good idea to secure your network, both to discourage the casual wardriver (who will likely just move to an unsecured system) and to prevent accidental use by a neighbor
Also, make sure that you set your network as the default and disable the "automatically connect to non preffered networks" (or something worded similar to that.