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Password settings How do I set up a password to secure my wireless internet connection with the linksystem? i want to add a password to encrypt our wireless router, when i type in the nothing happens. we are on a network enviroment. we have a server, if that makes any difference? help, thanks.

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  • bill136 Nov 16, 2007

    when putting in

    I am asked for a user name and pass word, I do not know what to put in.



  • DoNotHaveOne Nov 19, 2007

    I have setup my router WRT54G. I have changed the SSID and the password. I want to connect my printer

  • dragonballc Nov 23, 2007

    cant reset password

  • cnap Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same problem as a previous writer. I want to go into my router settings to change the password but when it type in

    nothing happens BUT the difference is i am on a MAC. Can you help with

  • Manja Nov 25, 2007

    when i enter nothing happens and somebody is using our wireless router

  • gmike Nov 27, 2007

    My Internet Explorer cannot find 192.168,1,1. Where do i go from here?

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    same problem . need to change password

  • cinzia Dec 29, 2007

    I can't find out my passwords, id bec. on page they are encrypted & I forgot them. I want to add my laptop but can't. please help.



  • irishorla Feb 11, 2008

    how do i set up a password on my router,when i type in nothing is happening?

  • R B Feb 13, 2008

    I secured my wireless but did not write down the keys and when I try to connect it asks me for the password and I dont know them. So I am rusing the lan and cannot pull up the page It says cannot find that page. I want to add my laptop but can't. please help. Thanks, Robbie

  • Jenna Anne Feb 16, 2008

    i want to set up a password for my internet.  

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I go to the network settings and am typing in the SSID,encryption type and password all correctly but when i enter this it doesn't do anything. What do i do?



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I am presuming that the address you are using, is the address from the user manual. This may not be the address that is actually assigned to your router however.

The Linksys Router can be configured in one of two ways, either with a static IP Address or by DHCP, a service that automatically assigns an IP from a DHCP Server on your network.

An easy way to test this is to go to a PC on your network that you know is functional and uses the Linksys Router as its network access point and open a command prompt from the start menu (start/accessories/command prompt).

At the command prompt type in tracert and hit enter. The first address that you see in the traceroute is the IP address of the Linksys Router.

Write this down IP down and then plug it into your web browser. A login prompt window will appear on the screen. Do NOT enter a login name in this prompt - the default for admin is nothing. Simply input the admin password and the web browser will open to the admin page on the router.

As you are configuring a new network security password and protocol be aware of a few things:

1. WEP and WPA are two types of security used on these routers. Of the two, WPA is the more secure, however there may be devices and or clients on your network that do not support WPA. Prior to selecting WPA verify that there are no devices that cannot use that standard.

2. If you are adding a new security profils (password) and retaining the existing login passwords (keys) then your network will continue to function as it has, however if you delete the existing keys (passwords) then you will need to go to each computer/device on the network and update each with the new login information.

Once you have decided upon the security protocol you intend to use (WEP or WPA) you must then do the following:

1. On the router admin page click WIRELESS and then WIRELESS SECURITY.

2. For WEP you will set the Encryption Size and then enter a passphrase. The router will generate a key in hex and you will need to write down this key and provide it to the users on your network. If you change the passphrase later the key will also change and you will need to repeat the above.

3. For WPA, you set the encryption type and then enter a passphrase. Provide this passphrase to the users as that is how they will authenticate using WPA.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

  • Christopher Faubert Nov 15, 2007

    I wanted to add that on some models of the Linksys Router access to the Admin page and the ability to alter settings is NOT allowed from wireless clients! You would need to be logging into it via a physically wired system on your network or a system directly connected to the router itself.



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How do i add a password

To secure your Internet connection from unauthorized access you need you encrypt your router's wireless settings.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wirelesssettings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also thewireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with theserouter's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicatewith your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
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WPA === Wireless Protected Access

It's a level of encryption between the router and each wireless device, to add "security" to your wireless traffic.

Use an Ethernet cable to connect the network-port on a computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.

Restart the computer.

Start Internet Explorer, and connect to the web-server "inside" the router.

From this web-interface, you can set an SSID and set the encryption-level (e.g., WPA) and you can set a password/pass-phrase/pass-key for your wireless network.

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To access the web-based utility, launch the web browser on
your computer (INTERNET EXPLORER), and enter the Router’s default IP address,, in the Address field/bar. Then, press Enter. A password request screen will appear. Leave the User name field blank then default password admin. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Click OK to continue.
The Internet Setup section configures the Router to your Internet connection. Most of this information can be obtained through your ISP/ your internet provider. Internet Connection Type Select the type of Internet connection your ISP provides from the drop-down menu. By default, the Router’s Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration - DHCP, which should be kept only if your ISP supports DHCP or you are connecting through a dynamic IP address. 68be046.jpg IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption, always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP your wireless network will not function properly.
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Got new laptop. broadband working but can't connect to wireless connection. how do i reconfigure it?

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps :-
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.

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Normal 0 You should use the strongest form of encryption that all of your wireless devices can support. If they can all do WPA2, then use WPA2. Otherwise you can use WPA.
With WPA or WPA2 you should also use a strong key (sometimes called password or passphrase).

To set up wireless security, you must use a computer that is wired to the router.

Where to find the router settings: The other settings are all found in the "Wireless" or the "Security" section of the router's setup pages, located at

First, give your router a unique SSID. Don't use "linksys".
Make sure "SSID Broadcast" is set to "enabled".

Next, leave the router at its default settings (except for the unique SSID), and then use your pc to connect wirelessly to the router. Test your wireless Internet connection and make sure it is working correctly. You must have a properly working wireless connection before setting up wireless security.

To implement wireless security, you need to do one step at a time, then verify that you can still connect your wireless computer to the router.

Next, encrypt your wireless system using the highest level of encryption that all of your wireless devices will support. Common encryption methods are:

WEP - poor (see note below)
WPA (sometimes called PSK, or WPA with TKIP) - good
WPA2 (sometimes called PSK2, or WPA with AES) - best

WPA and WPA2 sometimes come in versions of "personal" and "enterprise". Most home users should use "personal". Also, if you have a choice between AES and TKIP, and your wireless equipment is capable of both, choose AES. With any encryption method, you will need to supply a key (sometimes called a "password").

The wireless devices (computers, printers, etc.) that you have will need to be set up with the SSID, encryption method, and key that matches what you entered in the router.

Retest your system and verify that your wireless Internet connection is still working correctly.

And don't forget to give your router a new login and password.

**Picking Passwords (keys): You should never use a dictionary word as a password. If you use a dictionary word as a password, even WPA2 can be cracked in a few minutes. When you pick your login password and encryption key (or password or passphrase) you should use a random combination of capital letters, small letters, and numbers, but no spaces. A login password should be 12 characters or more. WPA and WPA2 passwords should be at least 24 characters. Note: Your key, password, must not have any spaces in it.

Most home users should have their routers set so that "remote management" of the router is disabled. If you must have this option enabled, then your login password must be increased to a minimum of 24 random characters.

One additional issue is that Windows XP requires a patch to run WPA2. Go to Microsoft Knowledgebase, article ID=917021 and it will direct you to the patch.
Sadly, the patch is not part of the automatic Windows XP updates, so lots of people are missing the patch.

WEP is no longer recommended. The FBI has demonstrated that WEP can be cracked in just a few minutes using software tools that are readily available over the Internet.

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These instructions will work on any windows computer version 2000 and up.

In order to secure your connection you need to gain access to your router's control panel. To do this we go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. From here type in: ipconfig
Press ENTER to execute the command. A list should be returned listing some IP Address. Look for the one associated with, "Default Gatewaty."

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Afterwardopen your Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc...) andtype the IP Address associated with the default gateway into theaddress field of the browser. DO NOT add www. or .com. Afterward pressENTER or click GO as if you wanted to visit a website.

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Onceyou're at the control panel you will probably be asked to log in. Ifyou do not know your login details you can always try the default. Tofind these you can either search your router's user manual or head tothe online search enginesentering your router's manufacturer's name, the router's model #, andthe words, "default password" into the same search request to bring upthe default login credentials. For example:

Linksys WRT54G default password

Here is a picture.

If you still can't manage to log in to your router's control panel you will have to contact the technical support department of your router's manufacturer asking them for assistance in resetting the login user ID and password of the router.

Once you manage to log in to your router's control panel. Look for anything hinting Wireless security or Wireless settings. Once found look for the region which controls settings on wireless encryption. You will want to encrypt your wireless connection with the WPA-PSK authentication method using the TKIP encryption. If there is no such option, just use WPA encryption.

Afterward use a passphrase to make a wireless security password, or just make your own password. Make sure to write down the pass-phrase and/or the password as you will need it to connect to your wireless connection at a later time. After you save your settings in the router control-panel your Wireless Internet Connection should be secured.

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i'm not sure about the network connection u have. As I understand the wireless router is connected to the linksys Hub and computers getting wireles connection from wireless router.
Here nothing we can do on the hub for secured wireless connection.
Please folllow he instructions below:
- If you want to configure the wireless router for secured wireless
please check this link, so you can get some idea.

In this above link, you can check whether your wireless router model is available. If it is, click on it, then you can see step by step wireless configuration about your router with screenshots.
If you don't find any model , please mention your wireless router model, so I can help on that.

please feel free to ask, if you need more help on this.


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