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My wireless connection is unsecured I'm using a Netgear router,what do I do to secure my line?

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HI,

You will need to setup a WEP or WPA key for your router.I suggest you go for the WPA or WPA2.

To do that you will have to login to your router.

Open up internet explorer and type : 192.168.1.1 and hit enter key.

You will be asked for a user name and password.

Enter the user name as admin
And password as password.

Once you get in to the router you will then have to click on the wireless settings and choose your securit option ias WPA or WPA2 or WEP and then enter your passphrase and click on Apply button.
That is it your router is now secured.You can now log off from the router.


And incase the 192.168.1.1 doesn't ask your for user and pass then click on START>RUN> type in "cmd" without the quotes and hit enter.
Once the command prompt is open type in" ipconfig/all" without the quotes and hit enter.

You will then get a list of ip's check what is your default gateway.Beside the default gateway the ip will be mentioned use that to login to your router.

If you need any more help let me know.

Thank you



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1. Goto your web browser
2. Type 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (depending on which Netgear router, just try both).
3. Type "admin" for username and "admin" for password.
4. Click on "Wireless settings" on the left frame of the router setup page.
5. Security options are on the main frame of the page now (under security options). Click on WEP and enter a WEP ID (make it unique).
6. Click on "Apply" and repair your wireless connection. It should prompt you for a WEP key.

Hope this helps,
Bill

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  2. Log in to the router. Open a web browser and type in the router's address to load the router's settings page. The router's address can be found in the user guide or setup CD that came with your router, or you can download a user guide from Netgear's technical support page (see Resources). Most Netgear routers use one of the following addresses: http://192.168.1.1; http://www.routerlogin.net; or http://www.routerlogin.com. Press "Enter" or click "Go" in your web browser after you have entered the address.

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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Joe


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