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Slow web page loading

My web pages are loading pretty slow now. It was always very fast. I do not have my wireless secure. Can you show me how to put in a password and secure it?

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Re: slow web page loading

To setup and improve your wireless network’s signal, you can change your Wireless Network Name (SSID) and/or try using a different channel.
Changing your Router’s SSID and Channel
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.
Accessing the Router’s Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP Address ("" is the default IP of most Links-ys routers) then press [Enter].
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name space blank, type in your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click the Wireless tab.
Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to ‘linksys’ change it to something unique then click Save Settings.
click the Wireless tab and select the Wireless Security tab.
Step 3:
Select WEP under Security Mode.
Step 4:
Select any number on the Default Transmit Key field to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected number one.
Step 5:
Select 64 bits on WEP Encryption
Step 6:
Type a wireless network password of your choice such as “MySecretKey,” then click Generate.
NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 10 characters.
Step 7:
The result will be a string of random characters. Copy the resulting string since this will be the key to your wireless network.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This will be your wireless network’s key.
And click save settings..

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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Cant put a password

Are you trying to secure wireless network?
Which page is not loading.
You mean the setup page of the router?
What is the model number of your router?
Is your computer wired to the router?
Make sure that your computer is connected to the router with the Ethernet cable. Do not use wireless computer.
If it is not opening the complete page then try to reset and reconfigure it.
If that doesn't work then upgrade the firmware of the router.
Read steps to secure wireless network on Linksys router

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How do i unlock my d link

The first thing you should do upon completing a wireless connection with a D-Link router is to set up wireless security by accessing the router settings. This protects you against computer hackers trying to gain access to your bandwidth to commit fraud against you or others. It also restricts access away from those who live around you that would rather use your bandwidth instead of paying for their own. Unauthorized users can drastically slow your network speed.

1.Enter the IP address for the D-Link router into a web browser. The default address is This address is typically located underneath the router. Load the page to access the login details.

2.Enter the login details. Refer to your records if necessary. The user name is usually "admin." Enter in your password. A blank password is the default. Load the page to access the router settings. Note: It's important to set a password, if you haven't already done so.

3.Click on the "Set Up" hyperlink and then click on the "Wireless Settings" hyperlink.

4.Scroll down until you see "Wireless Security Mode" and select your desired level of security from the drop-down. The type of security you select depends on the electronic equipment you want to connect to your network and the level of security you want to enable. See Resources for details on the different types of security available. If you are still unsure, WEP offers a decent level of security and works with almost all Wi-Fi enabled components like mobile phones, gaming equipment and laptops.

5.Enter in your desired password into the "Password" field and then enter in the password a second time in the "Re-Enter Password" field. Select "Save Setting" to enable wireless security on your D-Link Router.

Sep 20, 2011 | D-Link DIR-300 Wireless Router

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How do i setup my wireless linksys model wcg200?

The wireless settings that you need to take note of are:
a. SSID - this is the name of your wireless network
b. SSID Broadcast - an indication if your SSID is showing on the list of networks available
c. Wireless Security - serves as the password for your wireless network

To check the wireless settings on the Linksys router, follow the steps below.
Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here. If you are using a Mac computer to access the web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
4678-009.png Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID). If it's still set to "linksys", change it to something unique then click 6-4680.jpg NOTE: Take note if SSID Broadcast is Enabled or Disabled. If it is Enabled, it means your SSID will show among the list of wireless networks available when any wireless device will search for a network to connect to. If it is Disabled, it will not be visible.

Step 4:
Click the Wireless Security subtab and take note of the current Security Mode.
If Security Mode is set to WEP:
4678-007.png If Security Mode is set to WPA:
4678-013.png You can change your WPA shared key if you want to personalize it. It should be a minimum of eight and a maximum of 63 characters long.
Step 5:
Click 3695-017.png

If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Nov 23, 2010 | Linksys WCG200 Router

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I have forgoton my key words

If you forgot your password, we can actually access the router web ui.

Accessing the Router's Web-based Setup Page

Step 1: Open your web browser.

Step 2:Enter your router's IP address on the address bar and press the Enter key.
NOTE: The router's default IP address is
Step 3: The Enter Network Password window will then appear. Type your router's User name and Password. Click OK afterwards.

Web-based Setup Page Wireless Security Options

On the web-based setup page, you'll be able to see all of your router's wireless security features. Wireless settings wherein you can see your network name and once your click wireless security sub tab under wireless page you will then see your network key or password (passphrase).

Nov 05, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I've been having trouble loading some pages pretty much since we've had this router. Images seem to be slow to load on most pages, I have to refresh the page several times to get youtube to play, and...

After carefully considering the problem, if you are saying that your computer loads the pages perfectly (fast and clear) when it is set up directly to the modem, then it has to be the Wireless component of either the Modem itself or your Computer.

It can also be interference with other wireless gadgets within the home.

If it is a Laptop you are using, you may wish to purchase a Belkin wireless booster to boost the signal.

If it is a PC Desktop you are using and there is no reason that it can't be connected via an ethernet cable, then I would suggest connecting it directly.

Ethernet cable is shielded cable which is designed to omit interference.

Whilst wireless is great, it is not always the answer (especially if there are other devices which are conflicting with the signal).

I hope this information is useful. Regards,

Feb 10, 2010 | Belkin F5D7234-4 Router

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Slow and unresponsive internet when using a router

it could be a DNS issue. assign static DNS of and in ur w/l network connection properties. otherwise try updating the firmware of the router.

Jan 12, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I have forgotten my network key

The easiest fix for this is to log in to you routers web interface and look at the "Wireless Settings" or "Wireless Security" page.

1.) Plug a computer in to one of the ethernet ports on the wireless router.

2.) Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox

3.) in the Address bar, type the ip address of your router. Most commonly and press enter.

4.) This will prompt you for logon credentials. Username is almost always admin password varies based on OEM and model number but i believe is the word "password" all lower case.

5.) This should bring you to the web interface. You should then look for something that shows "wireless settings" or "wireless security" under one of these your network key will be listed.

Oct 08, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Slow or no wireless speed, connection says excellent

Your router may be toast but here are a couple of things to try:
Please remember, I'm guessing here...

Before restoring to factory defaults, make sure you can get to the config pages using the rj45 (wired) ports. Do a speed test with a wired connection at

1. try removing all security. No WEP or WPK. Also, use no mac address filtering. See if it speeds up. Go back to and try speed testing the wireless portion of your router..

2. If it has automatic channel selection, this may be acting up. So manually select channels. Then do speed tests at the web site (or any speed test web site of your chosing). You may find a screaming fast channel.

3. If this fails to help, use the reset to factory default button. Try setting up the router with NO security first and do speed tests. Use automatic channel selection first, do speed tests, and if all else fails, you can try manually selecting channels again. If the router works well, you might want to set up security again and retest.

4. If all this fails, buy yourself a new wireless 802.11N - (N1) router. They are screamin' fast and have better range.

Apr 07, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Bad Roomate

You can do that by accessing the setup page of the router.

You can follow these steps on how to change the name and put in a security.

Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
NOTE: If the screen on your router’s web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to "linksys", change it to something unique and take note if Wireless SSID Broadcast is set to Enable.
3698-009.png Step 4:
Click Wireless Security and take note of the current Security Mode.
3698-007.jpg If Security Mode is set to WEP:
NOTE: In this example, WEP 64-Bit is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
3698-013.png If Security Mode is set to WPA:
NOTE: In this example, WPA-TKIP is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
3698-015.png Step 5:

Click 3698-017.png.

Or you can go to this link. if you can see the images.

Jun 18, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Fast Page Loads Slow Downloads

it really depends on how far you are from your Router. The farther you go, the weaker the signal gets resulting in slower speeds. Slower speeds will not affect web page load times (they are tiny parts of data) but will definately affect download speeds. You need to be as close to the router as possible or get perfect range. You can put the router at higher elevation in the room to get a better range to start with. Let me know if this works for you.

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