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Security How do alter my netgear router from wep to wpa. thanks, Steve.

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Finding your WEP key

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the only security methods supported on your N300 Router are WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK. The WEP security (you mention) is not supported by WPS. Go back into your settings and choose WPA or WPA2.

Feb 09, 2013 | NetGear N300 Wireless Router

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My system can't detect the netgear router so, I can't connect. Error is view wireless network security setting for Netgear.

The network security depends on the operating system.
Windows 2000,xp-security:WEP
Windows vista,MAC-security:WPA.If your using for eg vista and xp then choose WEP as xp wont support WPA.

Nov 03, 2009 | Routers

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I need to change the security from wpa back to wep how do i do this

First connect your wi fi router to your computer with ethernet cable.
Then access it with following link
type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you your router configuration page.
Then go to wi fi security enable WEP security then add WEP code then save settings and restart router.
Let me know if you need more assistance.

Oct 01, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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My wireless connection is unsecured I'm using a Netgear router,what do I do to secure my line?

1. Goto your web browser
2. Type or (depending on which Netgear router, just try both).
3. Type "admin" for username and "admin" for password.
4. Click on "Wireless settings" on the left frame of the router setup page.
5. Security options are on the main frame of the page now (under security options). Click on WEP and enter a WEP ID (make it unique).
6. Click on "Apply" and repair your wireless connection. It should prompt you for a WEP key.

Hope this helps,

Sep 05, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Secure my netgear

First of all understand there are 2 types of security WEP(Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA security. WEP is older and easier to hack but is not allowed by some NETGEAR Routers.Wpa is most up to date security. Now back to your solutions follow these steps.

  1. Make sure your computer is connected by Wire to the NETGEAR System.
  2. Open Internet Explorer.
  3. Type www. OR www. n hit enter.
Now in username type "admin" and in password type "password" (unless not configured)

  1. on the left hand side click "Wireless Settings"
  2. Under " Security Options", select your desired method (preferably WPA2-PSK)
  3. choose Network key it can be anythng from 8-63 characters
  4. n Hit ENTER.
Thats it I hope i helped Take cares.

Aug 14, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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I dunno ow to secure my connection with my edimax router

You can read more about WEP and WPA in the following links:
This article explains how to configure WEP/WPA-PSK/Access list on NETGEAR Wireless router (also applicable to access points).
  • You can configure WEP or WPA. But you cannot enable both at the same time.
  • You can configure Access list and also enable WEP or WPA for additional security.
  • After you enable wireless security features on the router (or access point), you must configure your wireless clients (wireless computers) with matching settings. Your wireless clients will not be able to connect unless you configure matching settings.
  • Its recommended you enable these wireless security settings from a computer wired to the router (or access point).
Configuring WEP:
  1. Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
  2. Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either or (by default, refer to your product documentation ti determine the default IP address.) in the address bar and press Enter.
    The Login window will be prompting for a Username and Password. The default Username is admin and the default Password is password
  3. Click Wireless Settings under Setup menu. n101675_image001.jpg
  4. Under Security Options, Select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
  5. Select Authentication type as Automatic and Encryption Strength as 64-bit (or 128-bit) - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.
  6. Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength) and Apply the settings. Please note down these values - You must later configure your wireless computers with the same setting.

Apr 27, 2009 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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Want to secure the site

First off... a manual will help you understand your options alot easier so here is a link to it:

You did not say specifically but I assume you want to set up wireless security. This is set in the router under wireless security and you have a few options. You can use WEP or WPA security. Either one would use a passphrase. This is set on the router and on your pc. I would also suggest doing a bit of googling on wireless security basics. It will cover not broadcasting the SID, using mac filtering, WPA and WEP security.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa

Mar 24, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Wep encryption on WGR614 router

No, WPA is more secure than WEP. Whoever told you that is wrong, its the other way round.

WEP is an older technology of encryption. Some older wireless devices won't work with WPA, but will with WEP. If all you devices can use WPA - then stick with that.

Nov 27, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Router

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Netgear 834

changed wep to wpa.ipod works great

Jan 05, 2008 | NetGear DG834G Router

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