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Securing my wifi

I want to secure my wifi I think some one is using it to download movies

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  • belfastbap May 12, 2009

    My router is a Linksys wireless g with speed booster

  • belfastbap May 12, 2009

    its a wrt54gs, yes I know the password to get into it

  • John Snow
    John Snow May 11, 2010

    belfastbap Did you get this resolved?

  • JB-YCG May 11, 2010

    do you know the ip address and user name and password? Don't tell me what they are - just want to know if you know how to get into your router to begin with. Would also like to know the model number it should wrt54g or something like that.

  • JB-YCG May 11, 2010

    Need to know make and model of wireless router please.

  • John Snow
    John Snow May 11, 2010

    What is the make and the model of your wireless router?

  • rjbeg123 May 11, 2010

    Need to know make and model of your modem to help you set up WEP security.

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IF you're using the Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP), you'll need to start by enabling it at your Wireless Access Point (WAP) first, and how you do that will depend on the WAP in question and how it is normally configured.
When you do this, make sure you make a record of the WEP key you create as you'll need to enter this key on to each of your clients.
Once that's done, WEP is enabled through your wireless drivers in Windows,
I am certain you definitely want to make sure that your network has a WEP network key -- if the key is blank, the network is wide open.
Here's how to configure each Windows XP client: Right-click the connection in the network connecton window and click View Available Wireless Networks to configure the connection. On the Wireless Network Connection dialog box that appears, type a key into the Network Key box, and again into the Confirm Network Key box. (it is usually 10 letters/numbers in length)
good luck, hope this helps please leave rating.

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • John Viguers
    John Viguers May 13, 2009

    If you have set up no security that you know of, WAP or WEP...just try 0000

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