Question about Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b Wireless Router/Switch + WMP11 PCI Card (BEFW11S4 + WMP11)
My IT person set up my wireless network and is gone. He set security to make system invisible i our condo. I have no passwords he may have set up.
I use the router above and my notebook. I do not know how to release the security to add another notebook.
Can you help me turn the security off get everthing working and then turn back on?
I am on XP
Your IT guy turned broadcasting off. There is a reset button on the back of your router. Use a pin to hold the button down for a few seconds then plug back into the router with a hard wire to your computer.
Open a web browser on your computer and go to 192.168.0.1.
It'll ask you for a user name and password.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
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Wireless Router settings:
It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, which you
can get from the manufacturers' website, usually for free, but be sure to be
ready to set the items listed below:
To get access, start your browser, and put 192.168.1.1 or
192.168.0.1, or other address for your unit, into the ADDRESS bar (not search
box) of your Internet Browser. Every unit has unique access login and
passwords, some are admin with no password, some are admin and admin...seek
access information from the website of the manufacturer of your unit. Look
under support, downloads, drivers or similar sounding areas.
Things to set:
(Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to
SAVE EVERY page before you leave it, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows
this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes. SAVE
Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping
to bottom of the router. Physical access is typically NOT the security issue.
Set a recognizable system ID (descriptive name
is easier to find when you need to connect wirelessly).
Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.
Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or
cell #. Consider taping this information to bottom of the router. (Physical
access is usually not the security issue.)
Check that your router is set to broadcast its'
Change the channel of the wireless to 11, and
avoid conflict with landline cordless phones. (Big issue, even the neighbors
There are more secure settings available, all the way down
to only allowing certain MAC addresses to have access. A MAC address is a digit
unique to each and every network card. Like a fingerprint. Most users do not
set mac address limits.
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