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Unable to get IP coming back from sleep mode

I just bought a 300N. WEP security set up (I have an old wireless print server that does not take WPA). Radio Band = standard 1-20Mghz; Standard Channel 11. WIRED connectivity and IP is always ok. Wireless is trouble on my Macbook (Mac OS 10.04..) After my Mac comes back from sleep mode it sees and conencts to the wireless network but it cannot get a new IP. If I reboot he Mac I usually get a wireless internet connectivity. My other 2 windows machines: 1 works using Intel wireless manager (by pass windows); the other cannot get IP (uses windows XP wireless network manager).

PS. I never had any problem connecting my Mac to my old linksys B router...

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Re: unable to get IP coming back from sleep mode

WEP Security is not strong enough and can be comprise within min! Buy a new print server it will make you sleep better and happier! Setup your IP as Stactic especially on the print server it needs to stay the same Log into the router and change the password, and look at your ip range, if your are using zone alarm or any type of firewall the ip range must match.

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Want a secure line

kb19073-001_en.png NOTE: Image may vary depending on the type of router and computer you are using.
To setup your router's wireless security settings:
i. Accessing the web-based setup page
ii. Setting-Up the Wireless Security
Accessing the web-based setup page

Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page by opening a web browser. On the Address bar, enter your router's local IP address then press [Enter].

NOTE: The default IP Address of Linksys routers is "". For instructions on accessing the web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.

Step 2:
When the login prompt appears, enter your router's Username and Password.

NOTE: The default password is "admin" and the Username field is left blank. If you have set a password before but forgot it, you need to reset the device. For instructions on how to reset a Linksys router, click here.

Step 3:
On the Setup page, click the Wireless > Wireless Security.

NOTE: If some of the tabs are missing in the web-based setup page, upgrade the firmware of your router. For instructions, click here. You can also set the wireless security of your Linksys E-Series routers with Cisco Connect. To learn how, click here.


On the Wireless Security sub-tab, there are various wireless security options that you can choose from.


However, as mentioned earlier, the three most commonly used security modes are WEP, WPA Personal (or WPA Pre-Shared Key), and WPA2 Personal. The instructions below will show you how to set up the following security modes. On the other hand, the WPA2/WPA Enterprise Mixed Mode, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, and RADIUS security modes will only work if the router is connected to a RADIUS server.
Setting-Up the Wireless Security

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

WEP can be a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit key with 26 hexadecimal digits. This encryption will prevent other users from connecting to your wireless network. It will also protect your wireless transmissions from being accessed by other users.

NOTE: In case the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.

Step 1:
On Security Mode, select WEP.


Step 2:
Under WEP Encryption, select 40 / 64-bit (10 hex digits) and enter a unique word in the Passphrase field.

NOTE: The 128-bit key uses a higher level of encryption compared to the 64 bit WEP. It uses a 104 bit (26 Hex Character).

Step 3:
Click the Generate button and copy the string of letters and numbers displayed in the space provided for Key 1. The Key 1 contains the wireless password.

NOTE: You can also create your own Wireless Password (Key 1) given that it is in hexadecimal format. The hexadecimal system consists of the characters 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E, and F. You can only choose 10 characters (in any given order) from that set.


Step 4:
Click kb19073-007_en.png.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a Wi-Fi standard designed to improve the security features of WEP. WPA is stronger than WEP encryption. PSK and PSK2, the two types of WPA, give you a choice between two encryption methods: the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers, and Advanced Encryption System (AES), which utilizes a symmetric 128-Bit block data encryption.

NOTE: For older versions of Linksys routers, WPA Personal is also referred to as WPA Pre-Shared Key. Refer to the image below for an example.


To set up WPA Personal on a Linksys router, follow the steps below:

Step 1:
On Security Mode, select WPA Personal.


NOTE: If you are unable to find the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal in the list of choices for the Security Mode then you might need to upgrade the firmware of your router to its latest version. Upgrading the firmware can fix the bugs of the previous version and update its other features.

Step 2:
Enter your Passphrase.

NOTE: The Passphrase must consist of at least eight characters and is case-sensitive.


Step 3:

Click kb19073-011_en.png.

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The laptop cannot connect to the wireless router

First make sure wireless driver installed on laptop and working fine. Go to network connection property then make sure it is enabled. Make sure wifi is turned on laptop press Fn key +F5 key to turn it on. Also make sure wireless on router is enabled. You can configure router with below method. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security then enter new password then save settings and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 01, 2011 | Edimax BR-6226n nLite Wireless Broadband...

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Wanna know how to secure my belkin wireless G router.

Setting the router's administrator password

All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.

Setup steps:

  1. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  2. Open a web browser on the computer.
  3. In the address bar of the web browser, type
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
  7. Click "Apply Changes". Your new password is now active.

Note: Do not forget the new password and keep it somewhere safe. If you forget your password, you'll be unable to access your router's settings. If you forget or lose your password, you'll need to "Perform a hardware reset on the router". This will reset the password to its default, as well as erase any and all other settings you may have changed

Configure Wireless Security on Belkin Router - Enable WPA and WEP Why should we setup wireless Security on Belkin Wireless Router ?

After configuring your Belkin router you should secure your wireless network using proper wireless encryption. It can keep wireless hackers away from your wireless network and the unwanted sharing of your Internet connection. In order to know how to login and configure your Belkin wireless router click on the link below.

How to Setup Belkin Wireless Router

Setup Wireless Security in Belkin Wireless Router

Now I hope you just followed the steps mentioned in the above link and log in to your Belkin Wireless Router. In order to enable wireless security on your Belkin router click on Security Under wireless. ( Security tab present on the left side of Belkin configuration page).


You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.

Which is better WEP or WPA on your Wireless network

Enable WEP in Belkin Wireless Router

To select WEP for your Belkin wireless network ,click on security mode drop menu and select WEP. WEP is of two kinds WEP 64 bit encryption and WEP 128 bit wireless encryption. You can type your PassPhrase and generate instant wireless key for your Belkin wireless network.


After generating the wireless key, you should save settings by click on Apply changes. Now onwards to login to your Belkin wireless network, you need this wireless key.

Enable WPA in Belkin Wireless Router

WPA is more secure than WEP. To enable WPA on your Belkin router, select WPA from security mode drop down menu.


You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.

Aug 28, 2011 | Routers

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How do I secure?

WIRELESS To configure the Router as a wireless access point for wireless clients (either stationary or roaming), all you need to do is define the radio channel, the Service Set identifier (SSID), and security options.ADVANCED SETUP 47 Channel and SSID You must specify a common radio channel and SSID (Service Set ID) to be used by the Router and all of your wireless clients. Be sure you configure all of your clients to the same values. SSID: The Service Set ID. This should be set to the same value as the other wireless devices in your network. SSID Broadcast: Broadcasting the SSID on the wireless network for easy connection with client PCs. For security reasons, you should disable SSID broadcast. (Default: Enable) Note: The SSID is case sensitive and can consist of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Wireless Mode: Set the communication mode for the Router. Default: Mixed (11b+11g)Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 48 Transmission Rate: Set the rate of data transmitted from the Router. The lower the data rate, the longer the transmission distance. (Default: Fully Automatic.) Channel: The radio channel through which the Router communicates with PCs in its BSS. (Default: 6) Note: The available channel settings are limited by local regulations. g Nitro: In a crowded 2.4 MHz frequency, the connection speed is much lower than the promised 54 Mbps. The g Nitro implemented by Intersil's Prism Nitro technology dramatically enhances your wireless network speeds. It provides up to 50% more throughput in 11g only environment, and improves network throughput by 3 times in mixed mode.ADVANCED SETUP 49 Security If you are transmitting sensitive data across radio channels, you should enable wireless security. Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 50 WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption requires you to use the same set of encryption/decryption keys for the Router and all of your wireless clients. WEP mode: You can choose disabled, 64-bit or 128-bit encryption. Key Provisioning: Select a key type of static key or dynamic key. Static WEP Key Setting You may manually enter the keys or automatically generate encryption keys. To manually configure the keys, enter 10 digits for each 64-bit key, or enter 26 digits for the single 128-bit key. (A hexadecimal digit is a number or letter in the range 0-9 or A-F.) For automatic 64-bit security, check the box of Passphrase, enter a passphrase and click SAVE SETTINGS. ADVANCED SETUP 51 Four keys will be generated. Choose a key ID (1-4) from the drop-down list or accept the default key. If you use encryption, configure the same keys used for the Router on each of your wireless clients. Note that Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protects data transmitted between wireless nodes, but does not protect any transmissions over your wired network or over the Internet. WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) combines Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and 802.1x mechanisms. It provides dynamic key encryption and 802.1x authentication service. With TKIP, WPA uses 48-bit initialization vectors, calculates an 8-byte message integrity code, and generates an encryption key periodically. For authentication, it allows you to use 802.1x authentication for an environment with a RADIUS server installed on your network. Selecting the Pre-shared Key enables WPA to use the pre-shared key in a SOHO network.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 52 Field Default Parameter Description Cypher suite TKIP One of the security mechanism used by WPA for frame body and CRC frame encryption Authentication 802.1X Select the authentication mode. • 802.1X: It is for an enterprise network with a RADIUS server installed. • Pre-shared Key: It is for a SOHO network without any authentication server installed. Pre-shared key type Passphrase (8~63 characters) Select the key type as in pass-phrase or in 64-Hex characters Pre-shared Key none Specify in pass-phrase style or in 64-Hex characters. Group Key Re_Keying Disable The period of renewing broadcast/ multicast keyADVANCED SETUP 53 802.1X Management access will be checked against the authentication database stored on the Router. If an authentication RADIUS server is used, you must specify the secret key of the Message-Authenticator attribute, i.e., Message Digest-5 (MD5), and the corresponding parameters in the RADIUS Server Parameters field for the remote authentication protocol.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 54 • General Parameters • RADIUS Server Parameters Field Default Parameter Description Enable 802.1X Yes Starts using 802.1x security control. Session Idle Timeout 300 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the connection is maintained during inactivity. Re-Authentication Period 3600 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the RADIUS server will dynamically re-assign a session key to a connected client station. Quiet Period 60 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the Router will wait between failed authentications. Server Type RADIUS Selects the authentication server type. Field Defaults Description Server IP The IP address of the RADIUS server. Server Port 1812 UDP port is used for RADIUS authentication messages. Secret Key none Defines a text string on both the RADIUS client and server to secure RADIUS traffic. The RADIUS server requires MD5 Message-Authenticator attribute for all access request messages. The 802.1x authentication scheme is supported by using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) over the RADIUS server. NAS-ID none Defines the request identifier of the Network Access Server
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Mar 10, 2011 | SMC Barricade g SMC2804WBRP-G Wireless...

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I have a new Belkin Surf n300 (F7D2301 v1), it functions fine with wireless connection to Windows Vista and XP PC's, using WPS and WPA-Personal security; however, I am unable to connect via wireless using...

If you dial back the security to WEP, does it connect?

Back to WPA though... when editing the Network Connections... Check SSID is correct. Mode "Infrastructure". IPv4 Settings is Automatic (DHCP). IPv6 Settings method is Ignore. Wireless Security is WPA & WPA2 Personal and the password is correct.

Sep 02, 2010 | Routers

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I have a intellinet model 503693 router. my i phone connects automaticly when i am near (20 meters outside) how do i get it to request a password? the neighbours are using my internet connection.

First let me give you steps how you can make your router secure from unauthorised access which your neighbours are doing
You need to login to the router setup page after connecting the router with pc via a cable

Connect to the Wireless G Broadband Router by entering the address field of your Web browser. Once you’ve logged in, the browser will display the administrator menu on the left-hand side of the screen, with the five configuration options — Wireless (Settings)

Encryption — Select "None," "WEP," "WPA," WPA2" or "WPA2 Mixed."
• WEP: Wired Equivalent Protocol.
• WPA: WI-FI Protected Access (WPA) is an intermediate solution for security issues. It uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) to replace WEP.
WPA Authentication Mode — "Enterprise" uses an external authentication server (e.g., RADIUS) and EAP just as IEEE 802.1X does; "Personal" uses pre-shared keys without the need for additional servers. Both options will generate a master session key for the authenticator (AP) and supplicant (client station).
WPA Cipher Suite/WPA2 Cipher Suite — Choose either TKIP or AES.
Pre-Shared Key Format — Select passphrase or hex characters. Pre-Shared Key — Enter up to 128 characters.
Authentication RADIUS Server — Enter a port, IP address and password.

You can also read the manual of your router from the link i am providing

Let me know if this will help

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How do I put an encryption on my linksys router?

Securing your wireless network is a simple process, which generally does not require a lot of time. This can be done by:
  • Enabling WEP or WPA on the Router
  • Enabling Wireless MAC filter on the Router
  • Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
NOTE: The wireless security modes available may vary depending on the model of the router and wireless adapter you are using.
Enabling WEP on the Router
Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a type of wirelesssecurity which does not change. It provides comparable confidentialityto a traditional wired network. There are two types of WEP you canchoose from:
a. WEP 64-bit: This type of WEP consists of 10-hexadecimal codes. To enable WEP 64-bit, click here.
b. WEP 128-bit:This type of WEP consists of 26-hexadecimal codes hence it is moresecured compared to WEP 64-bit. To enable WEP 128-bit, click here.
Enabling WPA on the Router
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a type of wireless securitywhich is dynamic in nature. Meaning, it changes depending on the timerenewal you will specify. Hence, WPA is more secured compared to WEP.
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (WPA-TKIP) – utilizes a stronger encryption method and incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers.
  • Advanced Encryption System (WPA-AES) – utilizes a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption
To enable WPA, click here.
Enabling Wireless MAC Filter on the Router
Wireless access can be filtered using the MAC address of thewireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. You caneither permit or prevent specific wireless computers access to yourwireless network.
To permit wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
To prevent wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
Disabling SSID Broadcast on the Router
Disabling the SSID broadcast is one way of securing your wirelessnetwork. This procedure will prevent other users from detecting yourSSID, or your wireless network name, when they attempt to viewavailable wireless networks in your area. For instructions, click here.

Jul 11, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How to make a secure connection.So far i have an open connection. My router is Belkin_G_Plus Mimo

Open the router page >> type this in the internet explorer address bar.
1. the Home Page is displayed. Click Wireless from the left menu
8. Changing the Wireless Security Settings
Your Router is equipped with the latest security standard called Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2). It also supports the legacy security standard called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). By default, wireless security is disabled. To enable security, you will need to determine which standard you want to use.
To access the security settings, click Security.
The Router features WPA2, which is the second generation of the WPA-based 802.11i standard. It offers a higher level of wireless security by combining advanced network authentication and stronger Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption methods.
2. You can configure wireless security/encrytion settings here. Select WPA-PSK (no server) from Security Mode drop-down menu. The new page will display on next screen
3.Setting WPA Security
Note: To use WPA security, your wireless network cards must be equipped with software that supports WPA. At the time this User Manual was published, a security patch from Microsoft is available for free download. This patch works only with Windows XP.
Your Router supports WPA-PSK (no server). WPA-PSK uses what is known as a pre-shared key as the security key. A pre-shared key is basically a password that is between eight and 39 characters long. It can be a combination of letters, numbers, or characters. Each client uses the same key to access the network. Typically this is the mode that will be used in a home environment.
Setting WPA-PSK
1. From the Security Mode drop-down menu, select WPA-PSK (no server).
2. For Encryption Technique, select TKIP or AES. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
3. Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 39 characters and can be letters, numbers, or symbols. This same key must be used on all of the clients that you set up.

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Unable to set wireless key or make it secure

it seems u wann to secure ur wireless network so first of all what kind of securty u wann WEP,WPA, WPA2
open it with default ip

user name is ; admin
password : motorola

click on wireless then security i think select wpa security its the safe easy and more secure then wep keep.

ess authintication WPA
Encry Status TKIP
then enter ur pass phrase again enter for confirm apply and reboot it will work for more informaiton click on this link and enjoy....

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Connecting Ipod touch 8(GB) to Wi-fi

After fighting with this for the last couple of hours I have my ipod touch working with the netgear DG834G(v3) router. The fix is a bit odd and I am not entirely sure why it works but I thought I would share and hopefully it might help you out …

First I think that the WEP encryption simply does not work between these two devices and causes some very strange behaviour – the WEP 'authentication type' setting I had on the 'wireless settings' page was set to 'shared key' – I flicked this to 'automatic' & strength to ‘128 bit’ - hit apply and finally I found I was able to connect without an error message (after inputting the correct WEP key). Unfortunately the DHCP did not work correctly after this and I kept receiving IP addresses in the range of 169.254.x.x (an internal default) rather than my networks expected 192.168.0.x range. The Ipod touch couldn’t find any DNS servers or connect to the internet.

To get round this I set the router ‘security options’ to use WPA instead (WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)) instead of WEP. Set the new WPA password at the bottom of the wireless settings page - again hit apply - and configured the ipod to use the new password and WPA PSK instead of WEP. This worked fine – although it does mean I have to change the settings on all my other wireless devices around the house!

The weird thing is that although the router isn’t using WEP encryption changing the 'authentication type' setting back to ‘shared key’ in the WEP menu breaks the WPA connection again – very odd? I blame netgear and their obviously crazy wep code :)

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