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You are safe as long as you have all the security measures enabled on your router. What you are seeing is people that are in close anough range that has their own wireless network also. Mine will pick up as far as 5 houses away from where I live at. There are several here. Hope this answers your question?

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RCA Tablet's WiFi Unable To Connect Thruough Netgear Modem

need to change the mode of wifi to 54 mbps then will help
channel number should be 6
or reset the router
the hole is behind the router where you can see antenna

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How do i find the wifi password for my ipod touch

Step 1:

The wifi password is on your wifi router, hopefully someone wrote it down and taped it to your router, if not you need to loginto your router to find out what it is.
Once you have the password:

Step 2:

On your ipod touch

Verify Wi-Fi is enabled and that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Tap Settings > Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is off, turn it on by tapping the on/off icon.

Available Wi-Fi networks appears under "Choose a Network..."

Locate and tap the Wi-Fi network you want to join then enter your password

Jan 29, 2013 | Arris Comcast/xfinity Tm502g/tm722g, 702g...

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Wps light blinking

wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easy and secure wireless network set up and connections. Some of NETGEAR's products use the name Push 'n' Connect for WPS. To use WPS, your product must support WPS and be compatible with WPA security. WPS can automatically set up a random network name (SSID) and strong WPA wireless security for wireless routers, access points, computers, adapters, Wi-Fi phones, and other electronic devices. WPS lets you use a push button or enter a personal identification number (PIN) instead of manually entering a network name (SSID) and password:
  • Push button. The WPS button is either on the product or a clickable button on a wizard or utility screen.

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Unblock the netgear firewall

You will need to get into the router first Start Menu > Control Panel > Network Connections > Right Click on the active connection > select Status > Support tab > and you will see the Default Gateway address.
take the gateway address into the browser navigation bar then enter your user name and pass word after you have logged in look for the security tab when it opens you will see the firewall with two dots next to it click on disable go to the bottom of the page and save settings now you can exit out of the router and it is done

Sep 01, 2011 | NetGear DG824M Modem

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My husband was given an old Dell laptop and it has a Lynksys Wireless Adapter card in the side, model WPC54G, and I am unable to connect it to my netgear router?

Does the laptop detect the WiFi of the netgear router ? If not, plug a PC to the router and access the interface to ensure that the SSID is not hidden.

If the WiFi is detected, the problem might be with the security key used. Again, in the interface, note down the security key, in the wireless section of the router. Then, when attempting to connect to the WiFi, enter the security key as noted (Capital letters if any, etc).

You might also try to configure the WiFi connection manually, without using the wizard.

Another issue might be conflicting software. If a software is installed by the manufacturer of the WiFi component, it may conflict with Windows' WiFi manager. You will have to indicate to either Windows or the software to NOT manage network connections, then use the other (i.e. if you tell Windows not to manage wireless networks, you will have to use the manufacturer's software)

Apr 15, 2011 | Dell Modems

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I have a 4100. Can it be used wireless?

This modem that you have don;t have a wireless capability, but if you like to have a wireless network using this modem you need to get a wireless router that will be connected to the modem and the wireless router will be the one that is going to be transmitting the wireless signal for your wireless computers.

You can go and get a wireless broadband router from this manufacturer Linksys, Netgear , Belkin and Dlink , they make a good wireless router that can be use with your modem.

Jan 22, 2011 | Siemens SpeedStream Modem (4100) (SS4100)

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Have billion bipac 5200n installed on pc aiso servicing 2 wireless laptops . intalled a wireless - g usb adapter (netgear )on 2nd pc now laptops cant access net , saying invalid password any help...

dear sir good day please do reset the device from the sided reset button and the put in the settings for it and make Mac address filter from the wireless management tab and put a pass work on the sec tab so no one can get into your device and use it or bypass the settings ... thank you

Dec 26, 2009 | Modems

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Need to add a MAC address to my router

The MAC address is the non copyable address which is set at manufacture in all PC and wireless systems. You need to add your Roku to your network by telling the network to scan for the Roku or telling the Roku to scan for the network, either way, your PC should ask you if you wish to add the found devices to the network and you need to answer yes and then input the PIN number you gave your wirless system when you set it all up. If you are not using at least WPA security then you need to as an unsecured wireless network is an open invitation to someone stealing your identity and your online limits, like your download limit.. Tell the Roku to scan for active networks, when it finds yours, it should try and connect and this should trigger a message from your PC asking you if you wish to allow the connection. After you have entered yes, you will need to use the network password which you set at in itial network setup. You can also ask your PC to scan for devices and then follow the same procedure as above..Networks are set up and adjusted through the network wizards in Control Panel..

Nov 04, 2009 | Arris Touchstone 450a (CM450) Modem

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Can't connect to internet through Netgear WRG into Speedtouch DSL

Here are some troubleshooting steps that I suggest you try:

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing or in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. By default, the user name is "admin" and the password is "password".

Note: If you were unable to access the router's web-based utility, you may reset the router to restore the settings to factory default.

To reset the router:

a. Please push the reset button at the back of the router and release after 30 seconds.
b. Unplug the power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

3. Configure the router.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection that does not require a login, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings under Setup tab.
b. Select No for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Scroll down on the center page and look for the Router MAC Address section. Set it to Use computer MAC address and click on the Apply button.

If your Internet Service Provider is using a DSL connection that requires a login, please follow the steps below:

a. Click on Basic Settings.
b. Select Yes for Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?.
c. Select Other on the Internet Service Provider drop down box.
d. Enter your ISP's username (username@ISPdomain) and password. Then, click on Apply.

4. Configure the wireless settings.

a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. Change the SSID to any unique name.
c. Scroll down, look for the Security Options settings and select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
d. Set the Authentication type to "Automatic" and the Encryption Strength to "64bit".
e. Leave the Passphrase field blank, select Key 1 and enter a 10-digit number.

Note: The 10-digit number you typed in the key 1 will be the password or network key for the wireless connection.

f. Click Apply button to save the changes.
g. Go to Router Status under Maintenance tab and check if there is an IP address under Internet port. If it's, do a power cycle.

5. Power cycle.

a. Power off the modem, router and computers.
b. Turn on the power of the modem first and wait for it to initialize, the lights to stop blinking.
c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

If you have wireless computers, you can connect them wireless to the router. Kindly follow the instructions below:

6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 1, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Advanced tab.
d. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
f. Please type in the network key and then confirm it. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.
g. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, please follow the steps below:

a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
b. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
c. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
d. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
f. Select your network and click on Connect.
g. It will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect. Network key is the password you type on the key 1 of the wireless settings of the router.

If you are using Windows Vista, please follow the steps below:

a. Click Start then select Connect To.
b. Connect to a network window will show up.
c. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
d. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

From the above configuration, please check if you can now access the Internet.

Aug 04, 2009 | RCA Thomson Digital Cable Modem (DCM305R)

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Problems setting up Belkin wireless G+ mimo modem router/usb network adapter

It sounds like the router address is wrong or you are not connected to the network.. Guessing you are using Windows XP or Vista. Go to the DOS prompt ( then type ipconfig. This will bring up details on your network (see example below).

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

You should see default gateway address which is the address of your router ie in your example. If this is not shown you have not connected to your router properly. If it shows a different address use the address shown to try and access your router. HTH

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