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New notebook on wireless network

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

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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.

User: admin

Password:password

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I have wep on my i pad but router is wps


WPS is not a security feature, it just makes set-up easier. It works with devices that have a push button connect feature. Not all devices have that, but all devices can be added manually.

Your iPad can be logged into the router's wireless network, probably WPA or WPA2 (more secure) by using the iPad's on-board network tool.

First: (if this is not already done) Log into your router software. Locate your Wireless Network Set-up page & give your wireless network a unique name, like "Molly McGee" or some such, so you can identify yours from the neighbors.
Set up a shared password in the wireless network panel. Save this information for your household. Write it all down so you can use it to add new devices later.
Also note what type of Security scheme you are setting up (WPA, WPA2 personal etc- some devices ask for this info)

When the Wireless network is configured: On your iPad, go to Settings> Wi-Fi, Choose your network, this should open a panel so you can enter the shared password. Enter it and you should be good to go.

If you live in a very insecure place such as an apartment complex or over a retail space etc, you can choose to make your network invisible to outsiders. If you do this, you will have to ask to join the network each time you disconnect from it. You can easily locate and join it with the specific network name and security info- but creepers won't see your network and try to get in.

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Wireless security issue. How to secure the network ?


To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

Click here for step by step instructions

Onceyou open the set up page of the router , you will find the place tochange the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wirelessrouter , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.
SSID :It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on yourwireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify yourown wireless network. All the routers come with their factory defaultsettings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksysnetwork name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.
Wireless Security
Change the security mode to WEP.This security type is supported by all the operating system. Whenchange the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box totype the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Typeyour network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that meansyou can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and lettersa,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set theEncryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26digits. You will need to remember the network key.
WPA
This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.
WPA2
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.
Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .

Click here for step by step instructions

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I installed this router on repeater mode, connection to existing router and signal is perfect but have no access to internet... in the access router the internet access is perfect. please let me know how I...


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How to use ENHWI-N3 / ENHWI-N34D / ENHWI-2AN3 / ENHWI-2AN34D / ENHWI-3GN3 as a Repeater?


  • For Advance Users, you can download this document.
  • The reason why people use a Encore wireless repeater is because some wireless remote client computers are out of range from the main network's access point (wireless router), or the wireless client is in the dead spot or the device you want to share to the network have no wireless interface card.

    The function of a wireless repeater is basically to extend the wireless signal coverage. Wireless repeater does not authenticate, screen, secure, connect to the internet, give IP address to clients, broadcast names, etc., these are the wireless router's job. Repeater only repeats what the main wireless router does to the wireless clients.

    Checklist:

    • You should know the wireless security type of the existing wireless AP/router, is it a WPA, WPA2 or a WEP?
    • The wireless security key, or password or passphrase of the existing wireless router
    • Your existing wireless router's SSID
    • We recommend that the existing network you are about to add the Repeater on have a DHCP server running and able to lease IP address to all network clients. If you are not sure about this, please ask your ISP or the person who installed your network.

    Hardware Checklist:

    • Computer with wireless device turned off. This is only to set up the repeater, once finished the wireless can be turned on again.
    • The computer must have an available RJ-45 network interface card and web browser installed.
    • A working wireless router or Access Point with one available RJ45 port
    • RJ-45 UTP/TP Ethernet LAN Cable
    • The Encore Router is set to factory default. If your Encore Router is brand new and just pulled out of the box, no need to reset. If changes were made to any settings to the Encore Router before, make sure you "hardware reset" the Encore Router to the factory default settings. Check the User's Manual on how to "hardware reset" the router.

    PROCEDURES:
    1. Hooking up hardware connections:

    1. Both PC or Laptop and the Encore Router should be turned-on.
    2. Disable the wireless client from your PC or laptop computer (if not done so)
    3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the PC or laptop computer and the Encore Router. (This can be done while PC computer and router are turned on.)
    2. Switching mode from AP Mode to Repeater Mode
    1. Using your computer's web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari Firefox, enter 192.168.0.1 to the address field then hit enter. You should see the Encore Router's User Interface screen still in the AP Router Mode
    2. On the upper right corner of the user interface menu, click on the drop down menu and select "Repeater Mode". Click the "OK" button to the warning box. Wait around 35 seconds until your screen comes back to Encore user interface screen, this time the screen is now in the Repeater Mode. If for some reason you were asked by the repeater to enter the username and password, enter the default username and password (admin/admin) and your Encore Router is now in Repeater Mode.

    NOTE:
    As of this moment your repeater is not connected to any router or network. It has to be configured further to be able to be connected to your current network and access point router.
    3. Connecting your Repeater to your existing network access point or router:

    1. As soon as the Encore Router switched to the Repeater Mode, you should be able to see the same Utility Screen with fewer selections on the left pane.
    2. From the Main Menu screen click on "Wireless" located on the left pane.
    3. Click on "Site Survey" button, a new Window dialogue box will pop up showing a list of Access Points reachable by your Repeater
    4. Check your existing network's access point SSID then click on the radio button that corresponds to your access point router then click "Connect" button.(If you can't find your existing AP router, click on "Refresh" repeatedly until your access point show up, or your location is too far from your existing AP router).
    5. Click on the "Encryption" drop down menu, select your existing access point wireless security, enter your existing router's wireless security key or passphrase then click "Apply". If you get a FAILED message, repeat this procedure again, a wireless hiccup might be interfering, otherwise you now have a working Repeater.
    6. Check your repeater connection by going to your internet browser and open a web page of your choice. If successful your new wireless repeater is working.
    7. Disconnect the Ethernet cable and setup your computer back to its original wireless settings. At this stage, the Repeater is now invisible to any wireless client computers. When connecting a new wireless client within the repeater's wireless range the process is the same as there is no Repeater device at all, the SSID of the wireless router will just be extended in range around where the Repeater is physically located.
    4. Connect your remote wireless client to your wireless router
    1. Using your wireless client utility program, look for your existing router's SSID and connects to it, if this is a new client you will be prompted with the wireless security key. Your repeater is invisible to all wireless clients. All it does is to repeat the wireless router signal as it is to extend its range. Once you have converted the Encore Router to Repeater and successfully connected to your existing router there will be no more configuration needed to the repeater. If you happen to see two identical SSID's of your existing router, this means your wireless client is within the same range of your existing router and the new wireless repeater, then your client don't need the repeater's service.

    NOTE:
    If you are using Windows 7 and your existing access point security wireless is set to WPA2 (AES), make sure your Windows 7 wireless security type properties is set to WPA2-Personal. To check go to Windows 7 Wireless Network Connection, look for your REPEATER router, right-click on it then click Properties, check the settings in the "Security" tab.>

    NOTE:
    When checking the wireless site survey, you may see two routers with the same SSID (names), these are your Access Point and the REPEATER tied together. This also means you are within the reachable range of both Access point and REPEATER.
    5. To check the Repeaters user interface

    At this moment, the Repeater is invisible to any client. The client's IP address is drawn from the DHCP server most likely to be also your wireless router. Therefore the IP address of the repeater is also invisible to the clients. Follow steps below:

    1. Disable wireless connection or turn off wireless in the client PC computer
    2. Connect Ethernet network cable to the RJ-45 port of the client PC computer
    3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the repeater.
    4. From your computer, set the network card IP address to Static IP Address entering 192.168.0.102, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, leave the rest as blank.
    5. Open IE or Internet explorer or any other web browser software and run 192.168.0.1, you should be able to see the Encore Repeater user interface screen. (Changing any settings in the repeater may affect its performance)
    That should help :)
    Christopher

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    The problem you are having is that on your computer you need to set the wireless network to "connect even when network is not broadcasting"

    Setting the network to invisible stops the router broadcasting the SSID (Name of the network). If your computer is only looking for SSIDs that are being broadcast it will not connect to the network when you set it to invisible.

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    How do I secure the router so that no one else can access it? model Dlink - DIR-615 Bruce


    You should follow the next steps:
    1. Log in via http://192.168.0.1
    default username: Admin (use admin if it doesn't work) password: (leave it blank with no password) ----- 2. Go to setup tab ----> internet ----> internet connection wizard 2.1 CHANGE PASSWORD ! click next 2.2 choose time zone. 2.3 Configure your Internet Connection DHCP Connection (Dynamic IP Address) Choose this if your Internet connection automatically provides you with an IP Address.
    2.4. press "clone your computer's MAC address" ; hostname: 'your computer name'
    3. Go to setup tab ----> wireless settings ----> Wireless Network Setup Wizard (after this we're gonna do manual settings) 3.1 give your network a name= SSID 3.2.Automatically assign a network key (Recommended) and chose WAP or WAP2 3.3 Write down the network key Or do printscr and save this page.
    You can leave it here, but it's better if you continue with the next step: -----
    4. Go to setup tab ----> wireless settings ---->Manual Wireless Network Setup 4.1
    Wireless Network Settings Enable Wireless : ALWAYS Wireless Network Name : (Also called the SSID) the name you gave in 3.1 802.11 Mode : chose "mixed 802.11n,g and b" Enable Auto Channel Scan : YES Wireless Channel : AUTO Transmission Rate : BEST (Mbit/s) Channel Width : AUTO 20/40 MHz Visibility Status : !!!Invisible!!! (so that no outsiders know your SSID except you)

    4.2 Wireless Security Mode : WPA-Personal
    4.3 WPA mode: WPA2 only Cipher type: AES Group key update interval : 3600 seconds
    4.4 Pre-Shared Key : the one that you generated in 3.2.
    -----
    Now you're all set, but you can't see your network from your PC (as you set it to be invisible in step 4.1). Now you'll have to set it up manually (the specific instructions will depend on your operating system) You'll need to enter the following date when you set it: your SSID name that you entered in 3.1 wireless security: WPA2 personal type: AES enter password that you've generated in 3.2 (or 4.4).

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    By setting up WPA2 encryption you are securing your wireless network from unauthorized access.
    For details on how to further secure your wireless network, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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    To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
    Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

    Once you open the set up page of the router , you will find the place to change the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wireless router , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.

    SSID : It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on your wireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify your own wireless network. All the routers come with their factory default settings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksys network name.
    It will be better to change the wireless network name.


    Wireless Security

    Change the security mode to WEP. This security type is supported by all the operating system. When change the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box to type the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Type your network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65 bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that means you can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and letters a,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
    If you set the Encryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26 digits. You will need to remember the network key.

    WPA

    This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
    Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters.
    This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.

    WPA2
    This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
    Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
    This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.

    Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network
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    To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
    Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

    Once you open the set up page of the router , you will find the place to change the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wireless router , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.

    SSID : It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on your wireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify your own wireless network. All the routers come with their factory default settings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksys network name.
    It will be better to change the wireless network name.


    Wireless Security

    Change the security mode to WEP. This security type is supported by all the operating system. When change the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box to type the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Type your network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65 bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that means you can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and letters a,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
    If you set the Encryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26 digits. You will need to remember the network key.

    WPA

    This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
    Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters.
    This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.

    WPA2
    This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
    Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
    This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.

    Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .
    Click Here for more info

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