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I would like to password protect my wireless connection?

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  • Steve May 11, 2010

    If you can provide the manufacturer's name and model of your router, we can provide specific details how to go about it. In the mean time, here are a couple of articles you might want to read, and ask questions about that which you don't understand.http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?a... andhttp://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirel... There are plenty more - but this is as good as any place to start.

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Login to router using the web interface and follow the wizard else let us know what kind of router/switch you have. From the web interface is where you configure and customize the router/switch as desire.

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Im unable to connect wifi


1. Make sure your wireless capability is active on the item your trying to connect.
2. If you are trying to access your own private network some routers such as the Lynksys WRT120N there is a Wi-FI Protection button.
Enter your routers IP Address within your internet explorer such as some are 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.1.1. Then you will want to enter username and password if you have not done a set up or anyone else it may still be default which usually is admin and password. Once you are in your router menu there is a wireless option. Inside the wireless option you have the option to connect manually (with password) or by wireless protected setup. If you have tried with password to log in and it doesnt work try this option. This is done 2 ways.
1. If your device has a wireless protected option hit the icon button for both and they will synch up.
2. If your device has a wireless protected pin number you will have to enter the numbers into each device to synch to system.

Feb 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How To Safe Home wireless Connection?


In that time, it is very important that you have a secure connection and wireless secure to protect your personal information. People often neglect to add some simple precautions to prevent someone from hacking into their <b>wireless connection</b> and access to their network.<br /> <br /> Having the security of your<b> wireless connection</b> should be a priority, we use the Internet to access our financial accounts and private or business e-mails.<br /> <br /> What if I told you that someone can view the files right now, while you are online? Would you then believe that the security of the<b> wireless connection</b> was important?<br /> <br /> <b>Unencrypted Connections</b> <br /> <br />The unencrypted connections are easy prey for hackers. Although they are easy to install, so everything is automatically switched on and wireless access router is on. Encrypt the connection is as simple as adding a link WAP or WEP password. If you do not encrypt wireless hackers can easily intercept the largest wireless traffic.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>No WEP or WPA</b> <br /> <br />Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) system was part of the original specification for Wi-Fi, but some years must be released, hackers figured out how to break it. In 2007, the three broke into a WEP connection cryptoanalysts 1.7 GHz laptop with less than 1 minute. They published their technique and now everyone is a hacker might use to intercept any WEP-protected access.<br /> <br /> WEP was officially replaced by the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), but many old router supports only WEP. If you have the option to use WPA, you should use it. If you do not have support for WEP on your router and you're concerned about security, you should see if the manufacturer of your router has a firmware update. Otherwise, you must buy a new router.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Weak Passwords</b> <br /> <br />Part of the WPA is used with a password, but the password can be manipulated as easily as any other password. This password is a combination of numbers or letters, capitals, and so on. Do not you just put the password in this the fact of having a password because it protects everything else.<br /> <br /> This is not a difficult thing to do, so there is no excuse for not doing correctly. The master password to protect your <b>wireless connection</b> should be at least 12 characters.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Snooping Users</b> <br /> <br />Snooping on users could be as simple as your friend comes to your home and connect to the wireless network. It could also be if you were in the hotel which users access is a new WPA, all the hacker can get this close to a secure connection and smell what you're doing. The same can be done within the corporate network. You're all the same blanket of security, and therefore can not browse.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Traffic Analysis</b> <br /> <br />People do not realize that hackers can use traffic analysis to find all sorts of interesting information about your Internet usage and communication. Even if the information is encrypted there are ways to hear or even see what you do.<br /> <br />

on Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Pasword protect my router how?


There are two kinds of password protection for your ROUTER;
(1) The Web Interface can be password protected by changing the default password
(2) The Wireless connection password (encryption)

Which one do you want enabled to protect your router?

Jul 27, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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How can i passwpord protect my wireless connection


Re-do the "configuration" -- there is an option for 'SSID' and "pass-phrase" and "password", after you choose 'WEP' or 'WPA' or 'WPA2' as your "encryption" method.

Apr 10, 2010 | D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router WBR-1310...

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How do I set up a password or protect my wireless from letting everyone in the neighborhood use it. I got the router sometime ago but never found out how to protect my connection. Now I am worried about...


Your default Ip should be

192.168.1.254

Open internet explorer and type that into the search bar..

it should ask for a user name and password, if you never set it for your router before, leave both blank.

that should open up your routers configuration page.. now click on wireless security and turn on either wpa or wep encryption and choose a password.. once you do so you will have to reconnect to your router and then enter the password you just created..

Now you network is protected and only people with your password will be able to connect wirelessly..


Nov 02, 2009 | Blitzz Technology (BWA611) Router

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How to protect my DNA-A211-I router


First connect your router to computer with ethernet cable if it is not in network.
Then access your router with following link.
http://192.168.1.1
or http://192.168.0.1

type user name as "admin" and password as "admin' or blank or "password"
then go to wi fi security then cinfigure it as WEP then enter encryption code it is your connection password .
So who want to connect your wi fi need that password .So your wi fi is secure now.

Aug 12, 2009 | D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router WBR-1310...

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Can you please help me set up password protection for my Lynksys wireless? Everyone in my neighborhood is using my service and it is slowing down my access.......


http://192.168.0.1/

Remember this address and/or write it down, this address is the common address for your lynksys.

When a popup comes, asking for username/password.
Username: Admin or if it dont work try Superuser
password: password

Then look for Wireless Setting > WPA-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) > Then on the bottom should say security passphrase/password (Type in something you will remember or only you will know) >Save settings/Apply and exit.

Now since you've changed your wifi, you need to manually delete and search for your wifi agian since the settings are changed.

If your using Vista: (64bit)

Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Network > Highlight your Wireless connection ( Select Remove) > Add > Then go through the process of finding your wireless connection and you magically got back your protected wireless.

Hope this works.

Jun 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Password protect


Using your wired PC, open Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.2.1 and enter. It will prompt you for username and password. By default there's no password, just click OK or Login. Click on Wireless Tab then Wireless Security, choose WPA-PSK then type your password on the box called passphrase or shared key, minimum of 8 characters then save the settings. That should do it.

Apr 25, 2009 | Belkin F5D8631-4 Router (F5D8631au4A)

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I have forgotten my password for my wireless internet connection.


Connect to Wireless router using LAN cable.
Open Router admin page using the gateway address you get from your network status window from Systray (Support tab in XP).
Follow router instruction to set new WLAN protocol and Password (WPA-PSK for better protection) and use new passphrase (or Key) to set PC client network card protocol.
If Router is Password protected and you missed it: reset to factory settings to reconfigure.

Dec 27, 2008 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN Enterprise...

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Protection on my Mac


Given that you have setup the Internet connection on your router, encrypting the wireless security will be fairly easy for you. Just follow these steps.

1. You should use you PC or MAC that is connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable. You can use PC or MAC, which ever is connected directly to the router (Connected thru cable not wireless).

2. Open Internet Explorer / Firefox (PC) or Safari / Firefox / Internet Explorer (MAC), then go to the address bar and type http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar and press enter. A window will pop up prompting you for a username and password to access the configuration page for your router. Leave the username blank and type admin as the password (**If that will not work, (Enter admin for both the username and password)

3. You should see the Setup page shown below :

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4. Click on the Wireless tab at the top of the settings screen. Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from the default value to something unique (you can use your name or last name, or any name that you would like, because that will be the name of your wireless network, that will be the one that your wireless computers will detect) then click on Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successful dialog is displayed.



5. Now click on the Wireless Security subsection at the top of the page. In order to password protect your wireless network first use the Security Mode dropdown box to select WEP and then from the WEP Security dropdown box select 64 bits 10 hex digits. Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box. Then click Generate. It Will generate 4 keys (Key 1-4). You will use key 1 as your password.


6. Finally click Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successful dialog is displayed.

7. Now let your wireless PC scan for available wireless networks, find the name of the wireless network that you have specified earlier for SSID then connect to that network. Of course since the network is password protected, it will ask you to enter a password, this is time that you will enter the network key (Key 1 - password).



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