How to start over with a secure connection with a wireless
I have comcast cable connection as my internet connection, but i have a linksys wireless router using my desktop as gateway with 2 other computers connected wirelessly to my network. I need to start over with a new secure network. fastest way ?
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Your Internet service provider is comcast cable company. You need to open the setup page of the router and change the Internet connection settings manually.
Connect the computer to the router and modem to the router. Open the setup page of the router using 192.168.1.1 Click on MAC address clone. Enable it and click save settings. Power cycle the router and your main computer will be online. Then you can change the wireless settings manually.
type 192.168.1.1 into your browser and hit enter. This will take you to your router page.
If you have never been to this page before this is a list of defualt passwords to enter your page. Linksys BEFW11S4, WRT54G: admin Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator Linksys Comcast routers: comcast All other Linksys routers: [none] Default passwords: Linksys BEFW11S4: [none] Linksys Comcast routers: 1234 All other Linksys routers: admin
From here you can set your own wireless security mode and generate a passphrase or key to lock out intruders. Hope this helps...Good luck
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Unplugging the wireless router and connecting it again should not have altered the wireless connection/configuration. You have connected the cables correctly because the Internet works when you connect a LAN cable to the router.
The Linksys wireless configuration or the wireless card configuration in the computer was changed it to lose the wireless connection. The wireless card configuration needs to be changed to match the wireless router's settings or change the Linksys with new configuration settings and configure the wireless card accordingly.
To secure your router with a login password and wireless security, please follow my instructions - click on this link :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
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The computer is viewing the signal, but its not connected yet. For that you have to enter a "key" in hexadecimal format. In other words you have to configure the security of the wireless connection on the router, then you have to enter the "key"that the router gives you. To enter the administrative configuration of the router, connect with the cable the computer and in the internet browser, enter 192.168.0.1 or search for gateway IP address of the computer. There you configure Wireless Settings. Always use encryption for security reasons. WEP encryption will be good.
Router setup Go to the control panel and un-install the program that the Comcast cd installed. then: Shutdown your PC. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem. Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC. The PC should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line. Did Comcast reset you wireless router settings? If so, you may need to set up your SSID and security settings.
Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
To change the router’s SSID or the wireless network’s name, click here. To change the router’s channel, click here. To enable the wireless security on the router, click here. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Hi Susie With related to your particular issue it seems like that your broadband modem is not configured for the router. There are basically 2 types of connection. DSL and Cable modem. Verizon, ATT are DSL and comcast other providers give you a normal cable broadband connection. If its comcast make sure the cable from the comcast modem is going to the internet port in the linksys router and also make sure that there is a system connection the linksys router and the cable from the system goes to any of LAN 1, 2, 3 and 4 ports. Then reset your cable modem by using a pin and inserting to the reset hole in the modem. You could use the same step to reset your linksys router as well .If its a verizon or dsl connection you need to put normally your username and password in the router page. here is the link to how to configure linksys for your internet modem. Here is a video as well on it? http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vSAXMO7aNzg http://tinyurl.com/5tqqhl
Also post the linksys router model. your ISP modem model number and also information on how many systems are wired to the router and wireless and let me know if you need more help.
The usb stick is replacing the job of the card in the pc so it could be faulty, but first reinstall the latest driver for it and give it another try - what version of windowns/linux to do run? What make is the card - (look in Device Manager)? Then I can help further if needed.
you will have to access the router by the ip address.
(192.168.??.??)once you log in, user name blank and password admin. you will have to set up wireless security. there are several ways and each that is selected has a brief tutorial.
Sometimes, people who are gamers or use Ipods, leave the router unsecure but limit the wireless access by mac address or by ip address so only those wireless devices gain access.