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I just installed a Wireless router and the security type is WPA I need to change it to WEP How do I get in to change it? I went into http://www.routerlogin.com like it said I could do to change any of these settings. Butit won't let me

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If you reinstall the router using the CD it came with, the install program will recognise that the router is already installed. But, when you come to the security part of the install, everything is new. You can then change it to WEP if you want. Why would you want to? It's fairly easy to crack into.

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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.

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My son went to youtube and found a video on how to change WPA to WEP. Now my network is not working on my printer and laptop


you need to reconfigure your printer and laptop to WEP but I don't recommend it as WEP is terrible and easy to crack.
connect to your router via cat 5
open internet explorer and browse to http://192.168.1.1
login with the default login is blank. pass is admin.
go to wireless and to wireless security.
change it back to WPA personal.
change the passphase for the wireless password.
use the new passphase you created and tell your printer/laptop to join your wireless network
you may want to change your wireless password too so your son won't reconfigure your router again.
do this by going to administration and change the password there.

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When my son tries to get onto internet he keeps getting error code: 051099-1 - what is the problem please?


This is a problem with the security settings on your browser. To do what you were doing when the error code appeared, change your security type to WEP, or disable security.

hope this helps.

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How do I secure my network


etting up wireless security is the easiest way to prevent other people from using your wireless internet connection. Your Linksys router supports three (3) of the most commonly-used wireless security types WEP, WPA and WPA2.

This article will explain the difference between WEP, WPA, WPA2 and how to set up each of them.

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Is the PIN on the bottom of the router the same as the WEP or WPA?


WEP or WPA are the types of wireless security. If your wireless network is secured then there will be a password on the network that is called as wireless network key or passphrase ( WEP or WPA key ). PIN number is different than WEP or WPA.
To check the wireless network key ( WEP / WPA) you will need to access the router settings page.
On that page , you will find all the settings of the router.

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How to identify security type on my belkin wireless router relative to nintendo wii security type options


For nintendo wii , you can use the security WEP or WPA ( PSK ).
These 2 security types will works with WII. If you put WEP,then 10 digit number will be the security code.
To change the security on the wireless network, you will need to open the set up page of the router.
Once you change the security on the router, it is recommended that you will change the wireless network name SSID. after changing the wireless settings , you will need to connect to the new wireless network on all your wireless devices like laptop , wii.

Click Here for step by step instructions

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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:
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  • 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.
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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.
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To prevent wireless computers to connect to your wireless network, click here.
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hi..
it has been seen that due to some reason the wep key doesnot work...
u can try changing the key type to WPA instead of WEP...
go to the router page and change the security type to WPA instead of WEP..
1 more thing in vista you can use the windows utility only...how come is it possible that you are using the card utility as well..i suggest you to disable the card utility and just use the windows default utility..
vedhick.....let me know if u need steps to change the security type to WPA..

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Security type


http://www.routerlogin.net
disconnect router from modem
hook up a cat 5E cable from your pc/laptop to the router
log in to router, default login user=admin password=password.
press enter and the router screen will come up go to wireless settings and select no security/ wep/or wpa
select wep
page 3-8 (page 30 on pdf) describes in detail
link

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