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Security setup My son-in-law set up my router for me and I want to add a security password - don't know what he did along these lines.

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Re: security setup

As far as I am aware, the password is not nearly as important as whether he set up your router to be encrypted. Anyone nearby can get access to your computer if it is not encrypted.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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I have lost the security code and have a new laptop, how do i set it up to work


If you don't remeber the wireless security code, maybe you still remeber the user and password to access the web management interface of the router.
Then you have to connect the laptop to the router by using a network cable. Open a browser window, type in the IP adress of your router and check the wireless setup section. There you can find / modify the wifi security code.

If you don't know the router's IP adress, then open on your computer a ms-dos prompt and type the command
ipconfig /all

it will display your current IP adress, subnet mask and GATEWAY. The gateway adress is the router's IP adress that must be typed into the browser.

If you don't remember the user and password for accessing the router's web interface, please refer to the router's user manual in order to reset it to factory default configuration, and then proceed as for the first installation of the router.

Hope it helped,


Aug 30, 2011 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless Router...

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I need the security key for my ZyXel E72 in order to setup my new laptop for home use

  1. Look through the manual for your particular model of router. Contained within should be the IP (Internet protocol) address for your router. Input this address into your Internet browser to access your router's security settings. The address will typically be something like

  2. Enter the default user name and password for the router, which should also be in the instruction manual. If you have lost the manual, you can often obtain an electronic copy online at the manufacturer's website. Most default router passwords are something along the lines of "username: admin," "password: admin." Thus, try inputting "admin" as both the username and the password if you are having trouble locating your manual.

  3. Navigate to the "wireless security" option from the Options menu that will appear in your Internet browser. There you will find the network security code listed under the WEP settings. Write the code down and keep it in a safe place. You can change the code every month if you feel it necessary to prevent people from attaining access to your network through sheer luck and persistence. Default settings are:

  4. IP adddress:

  5. Username : admin

  6. password: 1234

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Joe

Dec 27, 2010 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 Router

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I am unable to setup may router. I forgot my password.So I reset the router. Know I am unable to form a new password to setup security and follow through with setting-up my router. Help

You said that you reset the router.
So you will need to reconfigure the router.
You can do it manually. It is very easy.
Click Here for step by step solution

Nov 13, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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How do you setup the wireless router?

First RESET your router to defaults.
for that press RESET button for 10 seconds RESET button is in back side of router.
Then connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then you can access it with following link.
type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Set WAN settings as your internet service provider settings.
Enable DHCP .
CLick on wireless and enable wi fi.
If you want secure router then enable WEP security then add new code it is your password key for connect wi fi.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

Nov 09, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I did not originally set up a password to my router...can I do that now?

Yes you can. When you start a new setup you can indeed set up a password and other security measures. You can get to the control of the router by accessing and entering the access password, usually a blank name with "admin" as the password.

Oct 17, 2009 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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Unsecure network

You will have to log into your router and configure WEP encryption.
To login to your router you can follow steps from documenation received with the router. It will be along the lines of open up internet explorer and in the address bar type in the IP address of the router. Most liekly it will ask you to login should tell you credentials in router setup manual. Once in the configuration there should be a security tab were you can select the type of security to use select WEP v2 and type in a secure password. Once completed whoever wants to connect to your wireless will have to enter the WEP password. You should only have to enter it once. Then you will be as secure as you can be. If you wanted to get more secure you would change the admin password to log into the router also.
Let me know if you need further help.

Mar 23, 2009 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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Securing our wireless connection

Hi … perhaps I can help..

There may be more than one way to set to set up security on this router. However, most routers accept manual configuration. There are four main steps to this:

1)Login to your router
2)Change the router password
3)Change the SSID, or network name

4)Enable WPA encryption.

Here the details (based on the Netgear Rangemax manual - if this is not your model, please check back):

Important note: use a wired (ethernet) connection to the router to set up wireless security.

1) Login to your router.
You have probably done this already, but here it is again for clarity. Type the router address in the address bar of a web browser. The default for this model is or you could try (or .net)

You are prompted for the username and password. If you have not changed the password, enter username: admin and password: password

This should bring up the configuration screen/user interface.

2) Change the router login password.
Under Maintenance in the left hand menu, go to Set Password. Set and confirm a new password. Click ‘Apply’ when finished.
Tip: write this on a label and stick it to the router.

3) Change the SSID (network name):
Under 'Setup', go to Wireless Settings. You should see the Wireless Network Name,or SSID, at the top. Change this from the default, NETGEAR, to anything you like – as long as you can remember it. It is case sensitive, and you can use up to 32 letters – but don’t use something that could identify you, or your location. Click ‘Apply’ when finished.

4) Enable encryption
Still in the Wireless Settings menu option, you should see the Wireless Security Options section. You have a number of options for encryption. Select WPA-PSK: though strictly speaking, the correct option depends on your wireless adapter. However, this is a good choice to start with.

Under Passphrase or WPA Key you should enter a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers ( eg - 456HapPY2009toyou8892). It is case sensitive.

Note down the passphrase, or network key, carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. (The network key may also be called a WPA shared key, PSK, pre-shared key, authentication key, WPA key, WPA-PSK, security key). Click ‘Apply’ when finished.

That's it, you have done enough to secure your network, and can close the screen.

There are further security options to enable if you wish, but these three are the most important.

When you next connect wirelessly, you'll see the router with its new name in your 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the network key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.

Hope this helps you. Please come back to Fixya if this doesn't work or if you need help with any of it.

Jan 06, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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Forgot password

To ilysurita, cj_mom, top_shutta…
First can I clarify what is meant by a ‘lost password’ …. The original poster here is asking about the password needed to login to the router configuration pages.

If you know the password to login to the router configuration pages, you can still get access to the network key (also known as passphrase, WPA or WEP key, PSK, pre-shared key) – which is the key Windows asks for to connect a new computer to the network. It will be found under a heading like ‘Wireless Security’ or ‘Wireless Settings’ within the router configuration pages. For this model, you can find the router configuration pages by typing (or .com) into a web browser, or

If you don’t know the username/password to login to your router, try using the defaults – for this model, they are admin and password.

However, if the router login username/password has been forgotten, the only way to regain access to the router configuration settings is to reset the router, as described in my posting above. I don’t know of any shortcuts to this one. :(

If you have to resort to this, you might want to wait for whoever set up the router to help with this. This is because resetting the router will remove all your settings – password, network key, ISP connection info – so you will lose your internet connection altogether until it is set up again.

On the other hand, if you’re willing to spend some time and patience, you can have a go yourself.

If you have your original setup CD this may contain a software wizard to walk you through it. If not, you might be able to download a setup wizard from the router manufacturer’s website, along with a quick installation guide (and a manual).

The Netgear site also has very clear troubleshooting and support pages which will help with setup, even if you don’t have any setup software:

Make sure you use a wired connection. Also, print off all the information you need before you begin, as you will not be able to access the internet while you are setting up the router.
Good luck whatever you decide to do

Dec 21, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Reset and setup help on dynex dx-wgrtr wrireless g router

Hi guys, I have the same router and I had the same issue. I just figured out how to fix it. All you have to do is access the mac ip address and it will give you all of the information that you need. It will show you your old password (which you can reset if you want), also it lets you access all of the settings on the Dynex router. The mac (ip) address for this router is I recomend righting this (along with your password) on the router itself with a sharpy (marker) so that you can find it quickly in the future if you have the same problem. Godd luck, I hope this helps you.

Nov 16, 2008 | Dynex DX-E401 Router

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