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I am able to connect to the internet with my linsys router from a remote computer when I disable my secure settings, but as soon as I enable my secure settings, I am unable to do so. What do I do?

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  • hughes767 Feb 12, 2009

    My computer network will allow me to access it with a remote computer when the security settings are disabled, but will not allow me access when the security settings are enabled. I would like a WPA format if I could. I am using windows XP, and my router is a linlsys WRT54G. Thanks

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Leave the secure settings disabled and dont download anything that you dont know who its from. i had to do the same thing on my laptop and ive not had any problems and its been this was for about 6 months now. ii was runing linsys and switched to belkin and am still running it with security disabled.

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I would update the signature drivers on the manufactures website. this will fix this issue.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 12, 2009

    You need the firmware download update and drivers as well. the manual is availble for download as well. click here to access the updates. click the support tab nad, enter your model number for the updates and firmware .

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Hi
when enabling secure settings ...need to enter the network key to the computer through which you need to connect to internet........ what is secure mode WPA-PSK or WPA-Personal ?

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Click here for a link to the instruction manual. All this was retrieved from p.48
First off make sure your wireless connection is working
1. On the Setup tab of the Router’s web-based utility, click the Enable radio button next to WEP. Then click the Edit WEP Settings button.
2. You will see the 2.4GHz, 54g, Wireless-G (WEP) screen (Figure C-1). Next to Default Transmit Key, select which WEP key (1-4) will be used when the
Router sends data. Make sure the receiving device is using the same key.
3. For the WEP Encryption drop-down box, select the level of WEP encryption you wish to use, 64-bit 10 hex digits or 128-bit 26 hex digits. Higher encryption levels offer higher levels of security, but due to the complexity
of the encryption, they may decrease network performance.
4. Instead of manually entering WEP keys, you can enter a Passphrase in the Passphrase field. This Passphrase is used to generate one or more WEP keys. It is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. (This Passphrase function is compatible with Linksys wireless
products only. If you want to communicate with non-Linksys wireless products, enter the WEP key manually on the non-Linksys wireless products.)
After you enter the Passphrase, click the Generate button to create WEP keys.

Note: All Wireless-G and 802.11b devices in your network must use the same Passphrase or WEP key.
5. WEP keys enable you to create an encryption scheme for wireless LAN transmissions. If you are not using a Passphrase, then manually enter a set of values in each Key field. (Do not leave a key field blank, and do not enter all zeroes. These are not valid key values.) If you are using 64-bit WEP encryption, then the key must be exactly 10 hexadecimal characters in length. If you are using 128-bit WEP encryption, then the key must be exactly 26 hexadecimal characters in length. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0”-“9” and “A”-“F”.
6. Check all the values, and click theApply button to save your WEP settings and return to the Setup screen. To cancel any changes you’ve entered on this page, click the Cancel button. To get more information about the features, click the Help button.

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You must add the ip of your computer to range of accepted ips in router settings.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 12, 2009

    If the secure settings that you need to disable is your internet protection sute (eg Norton, MCafee, firewalls etc.) then go to the firewall settings and add as an exception the IP range of your network.

    If when you talk about security settings you are talking of settings inside router, then use router control panel and do the same.


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Here are some basic steps in setting up your Linksys router

Hope it helps!

Please follow the below instructions to protect your device:

  1. Connect your computer to the router using a network cable, or you can connect to the router through a wireless connection. Note that your wireless card in your computer must be enabled.
  2. Open your Web browser. Enter: http://192.168.1.1 in the address field. This is an internal IP address to access your router. Press the Enter Key.
  3. When the password request appears leave the user name field blank. By default, the password is admin.
  4. After logging in, you are not required to change the default administrative password. However, it's fully recommended that you change the default password by clicking on the Administration tab and Management. Enter a new password in the Password field and again in the Re-enter field to confirm.
  5. I recommend setting the Remote Management item as Disable. It will be another layer of security for your router. With this configuration you can only access your router for programming using a standard Ethernet network cabling.
  6. To save the new password, click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.
  7. To avoid intruders accessing your wireless connection we'll start to work with the Wireless tab.
  8. In the Basic Wireless Settings enter a name for your wireless network connection in the Wireless Network Name (SSID). Set the Wireless Broadcast to Disable.

    When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router if the Broadcast is enabled. Do not broadcast the Router SSID. It must be Disabled.

    Note that your SSID should be set following similar rules for setting a password, e.g. at least 8 characters, a combination of letters, numbers and non consecutive characters.

    Disabling the SSID broadcast is not a strong security setting, but it can help prevent intruders from sharing your WLAN. Remember to save your settings.

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How to enable or disable remote access on a VersaLink 7500 wireless router


Remote access is a way for you to log in to your router's settings from any computer that has Internet access, even if it's not on your local network. You can configure your VersaLink 7500 Wireless Gateway for remote access by following the steps below.

To enable remote access:

- Open up a web browser on any computer that's on the same network as your router.
- Type your router's IP address (by default, it is 192.168.1.1) into the browser's address bar and hit Enter.
- Click the Advanced link at the top of the screen.
- Click Yes when asked if you're sure you want to proceed.
- Click Remote Administration.
- If you are asked to log in, enter the user name and password for your router.
- Click the box next to Enable Remote Access.
- Write down the URL shown on the next line; that is the IP address and port number you'll use to access your router remotely.
- Click Apply to save the change.

To disable remote access:

- Follow the steps above to get to the Remote Administration page.
- Remove the check mark next to Enable Remote Access.
- Click Apply.

If you haven't already changed the router's user name and password from the preset ones, you should do that now to prevent other people from being able to access your router over the Internet. You can set up a new name and/or password by clicking Users on the Advanced page. If you don't regularly use remote access, you should leave it disabled as an added security measure.

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open the router set up page and check the wireless settings of the router.

Check the wireless security settings and also check if the wireless MAC filter is disabled. If it is enabled then disable it.

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Most Internet Service Providers offer PPPoE authentication. Please consult your ISP if you are not sure if PPPoE could be used.

To configure your router for PPPoE you will need to set your router's WAN (INTERNET) port to 'PPPoE' option. However majority of Modems nowadays already have PPPoE enabled. If your modem has PPPoE client built-in, you need to select the 'DHCP' option in your router. The router is set to this option by default.

Configuration steps:

Step 1

Connect the broadband modem to the WAN (INTERNET) port of your router. If the modem has USB connection make sure that it is NOT connected to any computers via the USB cable and that the modem is switched to Ethernet (not USB). Only the modem's Ethernet port should be connected to the router's WAN (INTERNET) port.
Connect your computer(s) to the router's LAN port(s) or establish connection to it wirelessly.

Step 2

Open your Internet Explorer and log into your router by typing in its IP address (in most cases the default IP is http://192.168.1.1 ). Note that you do not have to be on the Internet in order to access this address because you are just connecting to your router's address. Specify username and password for your router, the default password is `admin' (optional) and username is blank (nothing).

Step 3

After logging into the router select Setup. Set Internet Connection to 'PPPoE' option.
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Step 4

If your broadband modem does not have PPPoE function, select the 'PPPoE' option in the router and enter your account details (username and password given by your ISP). Note that some ISP's require username to be as your full e-mail address (ex: username@ispname.com).

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Click on SAVE SETTINGS and then on REBOOT THE DEVICE to apply the new configuration. Recycle power to modem.

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- Turn the modem and the router off for a minute and then turn the modem first and then the router.

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- Uninstall your antivirus software (sometimes disabling or closing the software is not enough) and reboot your PC.

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