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Unsecured wireless linksy router?

I have an unsecured wireless linksy router .Do I have to set a password ? how?

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Yes you do have to set a password. If you're unsure as to what the IP address is to get into it, Go to start then to run. Type into the box that opens up cmd. This should bring you to DOS (black backround with white text) Once in there type in ipconfig then press enter on your keyboard. Usually the IP address is 192.168.0.1 This should show up as your default gateway. If not then write down the numbers that are there. Then type exit and that box will disappear. Type those numbers you wrote down into your address bar and you should be into your router. Usually the user name is admin and the password is either password or admin. Once you're there click on wireless and the put the dot in WPA PSK. This way you can put your own password in but it has to be at least (eight characters in length) Once you've done that click on apply. This will take all the computer offline on your network until you type the password when you want them to connect to your network and protect you from others using your internet. I hope this helps you

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I have an unsecured Linksys wireless set up installed. How can I go back and make it secure?


Hi jenkinsbebeg,

There's a possibilty that you will get an unstable connection due to unsecured Linksys setup. Poeple around you can pick up your network easily and could eat up your bandwith. So it is highly recommended to set up a security on your router. There are several options on how to set up or configure your router. You can use the setup wizard or by opening your web browser.

Here are some steps on how to set up your router using your web browser:

1. Open your web browser ( Internet Explorer, Mozilla ).

2. Now enter the the following URL: http://192.168.1.1

3. Enter your Username and Password.

common username and password for linksys:
--> username blank, password "admin"
--> username "admin", password blank
--> username "admin", password "admin"

4. You need to connect to the internet then click "internet setup".

5. From the drop down menu select DHCP for cable modems, and for DSL modems please select "PPPOE".

6. Now set the SSID (Service Set Identifier) to identify your network name. You could also change the password from here.

7. At this point you can encrypt your wireless connection using the WEP ( Wireless Encryption Protocol ) or WPA. If you will be using the WEP just go under " wireless security" option, then enter your preferred password (passphrase) then click on "generate".

From here you should now be able to connect to your router using your preferred password.

Hope it helps.

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open 192.168.1.1 in your browser.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username as blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys pages.Now click on wireless on the black bar at the top.Click on wireless security just under wireless in the blue bar.Select security mode as WEP.In key 1 type any 10 digit no. which will be your security key.Scroll down and click seave settings.now your network is secured.

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Username and password


hello!

1. are you referring to the router username and password or the wireless security password ?

2. what is the exact model number of your router?

3. where did you get the message to put in the username and password in an unsecure manner?



-- the default router username is admin with no password
-- the wireless security will depends on what security settings that are configured on the router
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