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How do i set up a secure network? - Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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    i have no security, when i play xbox live(wireless). i get disconnected every 10 minutes or so

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PC magazine has a good article on wireless security...
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1277020,00.asp

A strong WPA password along with a strong admin password for the router setup are a must.

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Hiya! I assume you mean via the wireless settings. I could type out a long step-by-step, but this page is probably more helpful. Note that step 8 is optional and not even I lock it down that far. Good luck, and feel free to respond with any questions while working through it.

http://www.howtodothings.com/computers-internet/how-to-protect-a-linksys-wrt54g-router-using-wap-and-wep

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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Wireless security issue. How to secure the network ?


To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

Click here for step by step instructions

Onceyou open the set up page of the router , you will find the place tochange the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wirelessrouter , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.
SSID :It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on yourwireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify yourown wireless network. All the routers come with their factory defaultsettings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksysnetwork name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.
Wireless Security
Change the security mode to WEP.This security type is supported by all the operating system. Whenchange the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box totype the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Typeyour network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that meansyou can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and lettersa,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set theEncryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26digits. You will need to remember the network key.
WPA
This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.
WPA2
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.
Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .

Click here for step by step instructions

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Where is the network security key


The network security key is set by the user when the home network is setup. It prevents people from stealing your wireless signal. If you have forgot it, or didn't set it up but it still is asking for one, you can unplug and hit the reset button on your router and delete the home network you have on your main computer. From there, just run the network setup wizard from the main pc and set your network security key to something you can remember as well as write it down. Then you should be set to add any other pc to your home network as long as when you try to connect, you put the correct key in.

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How do I find the WPA to set up wireless connection on my new laptop


    • 1 Right-click on your network bar in the bottom right corner and click "Open Network and Sharing Center." You can also click "Start" and type "Network and Sharing Center" in the search box. Click on the Network Sharing center link in the search results list.
    • 2 Click "Manage wireless networks" on the left-hand pane.
    • 3 Highlight the network you wish to retrieve the WPA or WPA2 security key from; right-click it and select "Properties."
    • 4 Click the "Security" tab to see the security settings. The type of security will be listed along with the encryption type and security key. The security key will be hidden.
    • 5 Check the box labeled "Show Characters." The network security key will now be visible.

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By setting up WPA2 encryption you are securing your wireless network from unauthorized access.
For details on how to further secure your wireless network, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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We have 2 computers networked through a router. I have just got a new computer and when I try to connect to the network it asks me for a security key. What is this?


It would seem that your network is actually wireless. What you could do is double check the security key for your wireless network on your router or you could check the other 2 computers, if they are connected wirelessly, for the security key. Then use that security key on your new computer.

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The router has a built-in web-server.
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Need to change password from previously changed password


To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

Once you open the set up page of the router , you will find the place to change the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wireless router , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.

SSID : It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on your wireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify your own wireless network. All the routers come with their factory default settings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksys network name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.


Wireless Security

Change the security mode to WEP. This security type is supported by all the operating system. When change the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box to type the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Type your network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65 bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that means you can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and letters a,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set the Encryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26 digits. You will need to remember the network key.

WPA

This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.

WPA2
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.

Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network
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To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

Once you open the set up page of the router , you will find the place to change the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wireless router , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.

SSID : It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on your wireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify your own wireless network. All the routers come with their factory default settings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksys network name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.


Wireless Security

Change the security mode to WEP. This security type is supported by all the operating system. When change the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box to type the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Type your network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65 bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that means you can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and letters a,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set the Encryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26 digits. You will need to remember the network key.

WPA

This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.

WPA2
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Open the set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security mode to WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you can type any password for your wireless network. The password should be the combination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8 characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.

Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .
Click Here for more info

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if you change any security setting it likely has to reboot.
if the wireless won't reconnect , start with no security setting for open/no security and see how it responds.
then match the settings exact.
otherwise update the bios in the router.

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