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Security on the wireless

MY NORTON SAYS IT IS NOT PROTECTED ON WIReless internet . I am to go to action and take it off and ask to protect but it will not do it. Am I protected from people entering my computer from the wireless network and if not how do I CHANGE THAT.

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Re: security on the wireless

Most people encrypt their wireless communications using WEP or WPA_PSK TKIP to secure their wireless networks. If you wish assistance with this please provide the manufacturer and model of your wireless router/access points and your wireless adapters (computers if the wireless is built in)

Hiding the name of your network is another possibility however there is some belief that in certian cases windows might disconnect your wireless network randomly sometimes for significant periods.

Lastly MAC filtering where you load a quasi-unique Mac Address loaded into each network adapter into your router and refuse to talk to adapters that do not have one of he loaded MAC Addresses.

Please respond to this proposal with a comment and the requested information if you wish to assistance to complete securing your network.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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To stop people from using my internet

You should secure your wireless network.
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Wirelss router won't allow other devices to connect to it - eg kindle, iphone, but internet works fine on computer (which it's plugged into)...

Before you start :
The Following Steps Should be done on the computer that is connected to the router (Plugged with a cable)

Step 1 : Make sure you have internet access

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing in the address bar of Internet Explorer

Step 3 : Once you are at the router setup .. on the left side underneath Wireless you can find Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Click it

Step 4 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 5 : Disable Wi Fi Protected Setup and click apply changes

Step 6 : Now on the left under wireless click Security

Step 7 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 8 : Change the Security mode to WPA-PSK (you can also choose WPA-2 but sometimes it doesnt work )

Step 9 : Type a password (8 Characters , It is Case Sensitive)

Step 10: Click apply Changes

Step 11: On the left , Under Wireless Click Channel and SSiD

Step 12: Change the SSiD to a Different name , Change the Wireless Channel to 11

Step 13:Click Apply Changes

Turn On the Wireless Switch on the Computer (If you are using a Laptop to Connect between router)

Now try to Connect to this new network on both your wireless Computers and Ipad

Let Me Know if it Works

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My local public network is asking for a security key number

Probably as is open and with no security some one change the wireless setting adding security to the router, Reset the router to factory settings and add a password to reconfigure the router not to the wireless connections, in that way people can still use the public internet but cant configure the router because dont have the password.

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I want to password protect my router


Welcome to Fixya. If you want to make you connection secure the you need to set a Network Key on your router and need to access the Wireless Settings Page.

To access the router page just open a browser then type, the Default username is blank and the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security You can select either WEP, WPA or WPA2 to make it secure and under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key. The Network Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure. Generate a personalize key for your network.

If this works dont forget to say thanks. Thanks for using Fixya.

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Linksys WRT160 router doesn't work

Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
If you have client devices, such as wireless adapters, that
support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then you can
use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to automatically
configure wireless security for your wireless

To use Wi-Fi Protected Setup, run the Setup
Wizard, or refer to the “Wireless > Basic Wireless
Settings” section of “Chapter 3: Advanced

Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED (Blue/Amber) It
lights up blue when wireless security is
enabled. The LED flashes blue for two
minutes during Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
The LED lights up amber if there is an error
during the Wi‑Fi Protected Setup process. Make
sure the client device supports Wi‑Fi Protected
Setup. Wait until the LED is off, and then try again.
The LED flashes amber when a Wi‑Fi Protected
Setup session is active, and a second session
begins. The Router supports one session at a
time. Wait until the LED is off before starting the
next Wi-Fi Protected Setup session.

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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

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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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 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 :


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).

Oct 29, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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I have a sbg 900 motem and router combined how do i secure it for the internet

The router is a hardware firewall so your systems is already protected from intrusions. The internet can only see the routers i.p address and cannot see anything beyond that.If you want to be bulletproof do this as well. Do all your windows updates and keep them current. Get a good internet protection suite and keep it current.Norton Internet 2009 gets great scores from the experts and unlike old Norton products it is not a rescouce hog.It does all Antivirus,Spyware and Malware,root kit protection,anti phishing and tons more.

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Conectivity issue

Norton internet security in some cases blocks anonymous requests for internet access. (your laptop) There are several ways to fix it.
1. If you go to Norton's configuration, you can select things that norton will unblock and allow.
2. Call Belkin and ask them what type of ports would need to be forwarded in order for your laptop to work.

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Cannot connect iMac with DI-524 over wireless! Please help!

The most likely answer is that you have an access control list (MAC Address filtering list) set up on your router and have not added your Mac's MAC, also called your Airport ID to the list but there are other possible causes.
Double check that you do not need to add your MAC address to the list, that you did save changes when you removed security from your router and that your PC can still connect.
The hardest part of moving from PC to Mac is learning to trust your computer to do things for you, with Microsoft's OS's you don't just trust the automated set-up wizards because even in the rare circumstance that the wizard actually works you invariably have to finish the settings manually.
With your Mac the exact opposite is true, if you try to do everything manually it'll invariably mess things up, where as using the wizards and trusting the computer to manage things on it's own reaps obvious rewards.
If Airport set-up wizard is asking for a WEP key and leaving the field blank doesn't work you can be comfortably sure that the router has a key set up on it. (BTW: Always be mindful of the fact that WEP is pointless, even 128bit.) 
Check that your router has not been hijacked and that you have indeed removed the security from your router, is it possible that you have a WPA key set up on the router? Unlike WEP, WPA and especially WPA2 actually secure your network (in as much as is possible). 
Another major cause of connectivity issues for new Mac users is having Norton Internet security installed, for a PC user the idea of not having full-on paranoid security installed is anathema, the idea that your Mac's inbuilt firewall alone is plenty of protection (at time of writing) Other than that ClamXav antivirus will protect your Mac form any viruses that may appear in future. Norton Internet security for Mac is often pushed on buyers by stores that don't know any better, to be honest Norton Internet security for Mac is an awful lot of hassle and performance loss for little or no advantage.

Using a Mac is different to using a PC but once you have got used to using a Mac you will not be able to change back, once you have learned to trust your Mac to do things for you, you will find Windows (any version) to be painfully time consuming, unstable and fiddly to use.
Post back if you are still having problems. :)

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