I was trying to secure my network and locked myself out...when I try to connect to my own linksys, it asks me for the password and I did not write down the key codes. How can I reset it or disable it so that I can get back on my wireless. Currently, I'm using lan and cannot access the IP address 192.168.1.1. Please help!!! Robbie
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Re: Wireless Network Security
There are two versions of that router. One of them has a button on the
front which will put the router into a known state, and reset
everything. Both versions have a small hole on the back of the router
(near the power plug, I believe) with a button inside. Use a paperclip
to hold that button down for 5 to 10 seconds, then reset the power to
the router, and it should be back to it's defaults.
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Connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Open Internet browser and in the address bar type 192.168.1.1. Log in to the router. Go to router settings. Change the wireless network name SSID. Change the security mode to WPA. Enter the password. Save the settings. Try to connect to the new network.
Linksys E series routers can broadcast 2 wireless networks. First one is the main wireless network which is secured wireless network. The second network is a guest network which will always show you unsecured. It will never show you secured and you can not make it secured. However it has a web based security. Anyone can connect to the guest network but will not be able to access Internet without Guest access password. In other words there is a security. You can disable guest access also. See more about Cisco Guest network access password
I think you should upgrade the firmware on your router. After upgrading the firmware reset the router and reconfigure it manually. I will also suggest you to create a new wireless network and use security modem WPA. Try to connect to the new wireless network and see if that works.
Welcome to Fixya. If you want to make you connection secure the you need to set a Network Key on your router and need to access the Wireless Settings Page.
To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.1.1, the Default username is blank and the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security You can select either WEP, WPA or WPA2 to make it secure and under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key. The Network Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure. Generate a personalize key for your network.
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I would guess you are entering something incorrect with your security. If the wireless adapter on your XBOX wants a WPA then the wireless it is picking up has security on it however, it may be incorrectly set using WEP or WPA radius. Here is what *I* would do. Log in to your wireless router and remove all security. Go back to your XBOX and look for the signal for your wireless network. Now try to connect. Wireless connections can be a pain to configure sometimes but start first with no security and work yourself up. IF you can't get it working with security, make up a goofy SSID with NO security but don't broadcast it then you can connect the manual way through your XBOX specifying the SSID (not broadcasted) and no security that should do it. (Just a side note for my XBOX I bought a cheap Belkin 4 port router made it an access point for my existing wireless network and hardwired my XBOX to it. Works fine.)
first go to router setting page, for access router page the default ip add is 192.168.1.1 try this first, if the router page is not open then check the default Gateway in u r pc and keep the ip add of ur pc ob tend automatically
1. when the page is open then go to wireless potion>wireless security> 2. then select encryption type WEP > 64 bits 3. then type pass phrase>click on "generate network key" 4. routher will generate 4 network key , select first key as wireless security key. 5. save this settings. now the wireless connectivity automatically disconnected
6. now search the wireless network on u r pc . 7. when u get u r wireless network , then connect to this network now the wireless network key is ask bye system , 8. type the network key which generated by router .
It's the particular type of security you've got set up. Some formats of security require the key to be between a minimum and maximum number of characters, some require it to be a set number of characters. If you have problems, reset the router using the reset button on the back, and run the setup again.
There are two versions of that router. One of them has a button on the front which will put the router into a known state, and reset everything. Both versions have a small hole on the back of the router (near the power plug, I believe) with a button inside. Use a paperclip to hold that button down for 5 to 10 seconds, then reset the power to the router, and it should be back to it's defaults.