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I security enabled my belkin eb547d but when i put in the password it tells me I have to code it as wep or wpa

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The passphrase is a method of setting up the encryption setting in the wireless router. Go into the router configuration and then into the wireless settings. I suggest you use WPA encryption as WEP is older and weaker encrypyion method.

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.

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How to secure my pass word


Take a look on these point for password security :
Change your Default Password , Set up a security key for your wireless router, Try to priorities WPA than WEP for more protection, Disable your remote administration setting and Enable your router Firewall and MAC Filter. Try Security set-up http://www.ehow.com/how_4829036_secure-belkin-wireless-router.html and Router Support for more help.

May 29, 2014 | Belkin Basic Wireless Router

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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 http://192.168.2.1
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
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  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
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  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
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  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).




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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.

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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.

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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 | Computers & Internet

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Well it has no secruity and i can't put it on... How do i do it ?


  • You can configure WEP or WPA. But you cannot enable both at the same time.
  • You can configure MAC Access Control list and also enable WEP or WPA for additional security.
  • After you enable wireless security features on the router, you must configure your wireless clients with the matching settings. Your wireless clients will not be able to connect to your network unless you configure matching settings.
  • It is recommended you enable these wireless security settings from a computer wired to the router.
    1. Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router.
    2. Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.
    3. Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit.
    4. Click Security under Wireless menu.
      1. Under Security, Select 64 bit WEP (or 128 bitWEP).
      2. Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength). You may also enter a pass phrase and have the router generate a key for you.
      3. Apply the settings. Please write down the key - You will need it later to configure your wireless computers with the same key.

Mar 30, 2011 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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How do i password protect my internet connection on my belkin g plus mimo ad as it is unprotected any one could connect to it


Hi Lean,

I got your issue, Inorder to enable the security follow these steps,

1. Open Internet explorer and in the address bar type 192.168.2.1 and hit enter

2. You will be logged into the belkin router setup,it will ask for login password, leave it blank and click on submit

3. In the left side Under wireless , click on Security

4.In the security page , if the security mode is disable, click on the drop down and select 64 bit WEP or WPA -WPA2 (personal PSK)

5.If you select 64 bit wep, then in KEY 1 type a 10 digit number and that number is your password for your network

If you select WPA -WPA2 (personal PSK) then in the password box type any password it includes numbers and letters but atleast 8char

6.Then click on apply changes

Then your network is now secured, no one can access your wireless network without your password

Thanks & Regards,
Prema

Oct 14, 2010 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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Someone is acsessin my router and useing my internet without my permission i need to change the password but i cant


Reset both password (1) pasword for access router via GUI (2)Wi fi security password WEP or WPA or WAP
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
http://192.168.0.1
or
http://192.168.1.1
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.
Then click on administration and change password .
Then Click on wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It is your password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router.
Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Apr 17, 2010 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I have LINKSYS wireless router, mod # WRT546 in my home for my PC. My internet connecting has gotten very slow and a friend advised other PC might be accessing my wireless and I should password protect my...


You can secure your wireless network wit WEP or WAP code.
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
http://192.168.0.1
or
http://192.168.1.1
For belkin router http://192.168.15.1
or
http://192.168.2.1

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.
Click on wireless settings then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It is your password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router.
Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Feb 09, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Security codes


In your router WEP or WAP security enabled so it ask for password.
For that follow below.
connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then you can access it with following link.
for belkin routers http://192.168.15.1
for other routers
http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1


type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Then click wifi or wireless settings There is WEP or WAP security enable note down that code if it is in * or # format then add new code then save settings and restart router.
That code is your password to connect wifi.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

Nov 22, 2009 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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How secure my wirelees network


wireless network can be secure by enabling wep/wpa keys. this are passwords for your network. without the proper wep/wpa keys no one can connect to your network

Oct 31, 2009 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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I need to password protect my belkin pre-n router...can you tell me how?


You can enable the wireless security on the router's GUI.

Access the GUI and look for wireless settings, from there you will see the option to enable the wireless security either WEP or WPA.

Jul 14, 2009 | Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router...

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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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