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How do i make my connection secure. I have a wireless G broadband and need to know how to change the name and make it sucure so I can identify it on my laptop

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Linksys has an article here that explains how to set up wireless security on your router. It's a very simple process. You access your router's setup through your Web browser, enter the appropriate information as required, and you're all set.

If your laptop is the only wireless device that will be accessing the router, enable MAC address filtering in the router and enter the MAC address of your laptop (normally found on a sticker on the underside). Then your laptop will be the only device the router will allow access to. You can't more secure than that.

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Read the intructions manuel if its not there then try everything in the modem to see if ti has a secure connection to make it more secure go to tools menu go to internet options and go to privacy and it says block all cookies

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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How can I get the router IP of my Linksys 2.4GHz broadband router?


The Linksys G router gives you both wired and wireless connections over a broadband Internet connect to create a local area network. The Linksys router is compatible with wireless G and B devices, through the 2.4-GHz wireless band. The wireless speed is at 54 megabytes per second and you can get 100 megabytes per second with a wired connection. You have to set up the wireless configuration on the Linksys before using it on your network.

Plug the router's power cable into an electrical outlet. Attach an Ethernet cable into the Internet port on the back of the router. Connect the other end into your broadband modem. Connect your computer to the Linksys G using another Ethernet cable. This Ethernet cable can go into any of the wired router ports. Open your Internet browser. Type "192.168.1.1" in the address bar and hit "Enter." This is your router's IP address and the home of its Web configuration page. Click "Wireless." Click "Manual." Alter your SSID, also known as your network name. You can change this name to any value that you want. You can also change the wireless channel if you are in an area with many wireless connections that may interfere. Click "Save Changes." Click "Wireless Security." Choose an encryption method to encrypt your wireless transmissions. WPA or WPA2 are common security protocols you can use in wireless networks. Input a network key, also known as the network password. Click "Save Changes."

Setting Up WPA Wireless Security on a Linksys Wireless Router http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3696 Wireless G-Broadband Router support http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54G b> b> Changing the Wireless Network's Name (SSID) on a Linksys Router http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=4037

Mar 27, 2013 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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How to reset your linkseys wireless router wep key.


Press start on your computer
click network
right click on the router
click on view device web page
leave user name blank
password - admin - ok
click wireless tab
change wireless(ssid) network name (anything will do, it will assign you the correct one) write the name down.
click reset security, wait till it fully uploads
click save settings
when the page reloads click on security mode - wep
enter 10 didgit code, letters and numbers: ie: abcde12345 (write down the number)
save settings
back to network on the start menu
setup connection or network
manually connect to wireless network
enter network name
enter security key
highlight the one you want
click connect

on Jan 31, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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How to secure the router


  • First of all you need to change the default password and put your own password.

  • Many routers today will offer two different security schemes: WEP and WPA. We recommend WPA security, since it is more secure than WEP.
  • The SSID is the name that identifies your wireless router. By default, many routers will use the name of the router as the default SSID, for example, Linksys routers will often use 'Linksys' as the SSID. This is a security risk since it identifies the brand of the router and would let any attacker immediately know what exploits to use.

  • If firewall is available then enable it.
  • Disable SSID broadcast
  • Enable the wireless MAC filter.The Wireless MAC filter feature will only allow a wireless device to connect to your router if the MAC Address has been entered into the filter list.

If you need any kind of technical assistance you can contact support cell from here

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How do I find my ssid number


SSID - which means service set identifier , its not in number format its your wireless service name
if u installed a new router for example if its linksys check the wireless light is on then go to your laptop search for wireless network and by default you can see linksys un secured selet and click on connect and you can start using wireless access

Check the below link how to set security for your wireless ,make sure the computer need to connected hard wired to teh router before performing this in any one of the number jack on the back normally u can see 1 2 3 4 use any one

http://vectrosecurity.com/content/view/48/26/

Oct 29, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I've had my linksys wireless G router connected and secured for over a year now. All of a sudden this morning my laptop does not sign in to my network name I can sign in to my router but it doesn't have...


Sometimes it happens that the router might got resetted automatically.
You will need to access the router settings page.
change the wireless settings of the router.
change the network name and the security.
This time create a new network name.
Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the cable when you change the wireless settings.
then try to connect to the wireless network.

Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Jul 03, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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WIFI not working with Linksys wireless-g broadband router/Comcast


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
Should you need further assistance, please leave me a comment.

Dec 25, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Hi Sharmelle1, thanks for this info - I think you wanted to secure your wireless connection? I don't know if you've tried to do this already, so will set this out as if this is your first attempt.

Note: use a wired connection to the router when changing the router configuration.

There are four main steps. They are the same for most routers, but I have used the linksys manual for specifics.

1) Login to your router:
Open your web browser as if about to view a web page, but instead type the router address in the address bar. For this router, it is http://192.168.1.1 (note, there is no 'www')
Enter the username and password when requested. If you have never changed these, the username should be left blank, while the password is admin.


You should then see a configuration screen (the user interface).

2) Change the router password.
Click the 'Administration' option, then 'Management'
You should see the option to enter and confirm a new password for your router (click 'save settings' when finished...)

3) Change the SSID (router name):
Click the 'Wireless' menu option and 'Basic Wireless Settings' (Wireless Network). The SSID (router name) is displayed on the page. The default is 'linksys'.

It's best to change this to something else (anything is OK, as long as you can remember it. But not something that could identify you, or your location.)

4) Enable encryption
Still in the 'Wireless' menu option, click 'Security'. Under the 'Security mode' dropdown you have a number of options for encryption. WPA is safest....I would pick WPA-Personal.

I would leave the default settings, but in the box marked WPA shared key you should enter a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers ( eg - 456HappyhOLIdaystoyou8899). It is case sensitive.

Note down the passphrase carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. (The WPA shared key may also be called the network key, PSK, pre-shared key or passphrase). Click 'Save settings' when finished.
That's it, you have secured your network, and can close the screen.

When you next connect wirelessly, you'll see the router with its new name in your 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the WPA shared key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.

Hope this helps you. Please come back to Fixya if this doesn't work or if you need help with any of it.

Dec 09, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Router safety


log into your router (lynksy) there might not be a password. Then just go under "change password" in the menu.

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Help for web connection


it looks like the BSNL Tyope two wireless has also a built in router with wireless security. the wireless has to be configured with a SSID (Service Set Identifier) and a password to be on the safe side with your wireless (password protected). the SSID is the name of your wireless in your wireless router (you can pick a custom name just make sure you change the default name). once the SSID is configured together with the SSID broadcasting, when you look for wireless networks with your laptop you should see your custom SSID. just double click on it and enter the password you set in the step before.

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take off the wireless security, CHANGE the ssid- you might be connecting to a neighbor's with the same name. make sure that your laptop supporets encryption if you have it on the router. Seriously- turn off the security and see if it connects then.

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