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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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  • pitts1 Jan 13, 2008

    Okay I believe what I want to do is Encrypt it. How do I do this?

  • tilley63 Jan 25, 2008

    i am trying to use my wireless router to connect with my laptop but it keeps calling for a password???????

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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

  • Richard Roberts Jan 14, 2008

    It's a bit tricky, because the directions are all written by Chinese translated by Japanese or Koreans, etc etc. If the router is connected by a line (WAN), you don't need to worry about encryption, which is needed only through a wireless connection, and you will select WEP encryption. The router will have a direction booklet with it; some brands of routers will have the same address, and you will need to set it up from your computer. Most easy solution: call your son in law to see if he encrypted it for you. Then you don't need to worry about a password.

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


Hi!

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,

Bogdan

Aug 30, 2011 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless 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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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 http://192.168.2.1 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 192.168.1.1 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 http://192.168.1.1 or you could try www.routerlogin.com (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 www.routerlogin.net (or .com) into a web browser, or http://192.168.0.1

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:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/wgr614v9.asp

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 http://192.168.2.1/. 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.

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add a wep key. go on the address 192.168.0.1 and add a web key, i cant give you the specific way of doing it with out accses to a maual as this is modal depentent, read your maual and it will tell you some were hope this helps.

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