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I am trying to disble the security encription for my Motorol router but I have lost the user id and password info to open the gateway

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Hello boboso1

If you do not have the login to access the router's UI (user interface), then you must physically reset the router to factory default settings in order to regain access to the UI and to disable its wireless encryption. (Wireless encryption is not normally enabled w/ the default settings.)

If you would like to give us the router manufacturer, model number and version number, we can point you to where you can find the owner's manual for this router.

The manual will provide you w/ directions for reconfiguring your router.

If you have any more questions, just ask. We're here to help.

Thank you,
BJ @:)

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello boboso1

    How did it go? Were you able to reset your router and gain access its user interface again?

    Hopefully that is the case. :)

    If it is, would you kindly take just a moment, please, to rate my solutions w/ a FIXYA? I would really be grateful.

    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
    BJ @:)

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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

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Where can I find the WEP key on my router? Router security key, router password


Where can I find the WEP key on my router?

If you have a wireless router at home you will need to have a WEP key setup on your router. WEP stands for "Wired Equivalent Privacy" and WEP is a security protocol used to secure wireless networks. When you setup a router for wireless, you normally specify a key(password) so anyone that wishes to join your network has to enter the key. You normally set the WEP key during the router setup phase. You may have set it up and forgot it, or want to reset it. In this article I will go over the steps to find out the WEP key or change it. Your router may use a different security protocol than WEP so don't worry, you still need a KEY in order to access the network.

-On most routers(reference your user manual) you can access the router configuration page by going to the gateway address. The gateway address is the IP address assigned to your router. In a lot of the cases, this address is 192.168.1.1 but depends on your router.
There are a couple of ways to find out this IP address.
-Reference your router manual
-In Microsoft Windows, go to Start > Run and in the run box type "cmd" or "command". A black DOS windows should open. In this window, type "ipconfig /all". Look near the top and you should see a "gateway address" item. This number is the ip address of your router.

Once you know your gateway address, open up your internet browser as if you were going to go to a website. In the URL(address) bar, type the gateway address and hit enter(see image below). A log in box should now show. Again, reference your router manual if you do not know the administrative password. Enter in your password and username.

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Once you log in you now have access to the router settings and you can configure what you please. What we are looking for in this article is the wireless security settings. In the wireless security settings page you should be able to see the password for your wireless network and change it. If you see no password go ahead and set one up.
**You can also look around and modify other settings. You can change the wireless security, give your wireless network a name(SSID field) and even with some routers have built in testing features to test the connection at home.
I would recommend that if your router has a default password for admin/configuration access, that you go ahead and create a new one. The default router passwords are usually very simple and this information can be easily found on the internet by anyone. People who set up home networks tend to leave this as is and it is a security risk.


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-If you can't connect to the router and you know the gateway address, try plugging the computer into the router directly using a Ethernet cable(LAN/patch cable). If you are still having trouble, you can perform a power cycle. Turn off your modem, router and computer. After 10 seconds turn on your modem, after 30 seconds turn on your router and after another 30 seconds turn on your computer. Try to access the router now. This also helps resolve other quirky router issues.
-Make sure all the network cables, phone lines(if using DSL) and coaxial cables(cable/Broadband) are plugged in and secured firmly.

-If you set up a password and username for your routers administrative access and can't remember it, you can reset the username and password back to factory default by performing a factory reset. On most routers this can be achieved by pressing and holding the small reset button on the back of the router for 15 seconds. Please reference router user manual for more information.

I hope this article was informative. Thanks for reading.

Regards,
G33k


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How do i lock my internet connection so others can't use my connection


Hi onlyforu48,

I see that you want to put Security on your Network Connection.

1. First we need to find out what Default Gateway your Router has, this depends on what Router you have. To find your Default Gateway we need to click on Start then click All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, this will show you a black window with a blinking cursor.

2. In Command Prompt type in IPCONFIG then press enter, this should should pull up information showing your IP Address/Subnet Mask/Default Gateway, we need the Default Gateway info only it should look like an IP Address ex. 192.168.2.1

3. Once we have your Routers Default Gateway we will need to open Internet Explorer or any browser that you my have on your computer, type in the Default Gateway on the Address bar then press ENTER, this should prompt you for a user name and password. If you have changed your Routers user name and password please use the User Name and Password that you have created if you haven't changed any thing on your Routers user name and password then you can try admin for the User Name and password for the password or admin and sometimes you can just leave it blank.

4. Once inside the Routers settings page look for wireless then under wireless look for security this should give you the option to create a Network Key in your router, make sure your write down your network key on a piece of paper incase you may forget.

I Hope this will help regarding your Router security question, have a nice day.

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Motorola wr850g. I forgot my password for my router, I've tried to reset, and when I access router from hardwired computer of course it asks me for user ID and password. Please help!


Open your Internet Explorer browser:

In the URL field, enter
http://192.168.10.1 (the router's default IP address) and press the Enter key.

Enter as follows:

User ID: admin
Password: motorola

Once you have logged in, for security reasons you should change the User ID and Password.

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How do i alter my security settings on my router


Hello,
You need to login into the Router's control panel to be able to change the settings. For the link, this is usually the gateway address of your computer. If you are using windows, click Start, on the RUN dialog box, type cmd. It will open a new window and you need to type this:
ipconfig
Note the Gateway info. Open up a new browser window and then input the gateway address. Ex.
http://192.168.0.1
If it asks for a username password and this has been never set, you can use the default combinations. Try to type admin and leave blank for the password field. Try admin and admin for both the username and password. You may refer to the user manual for the default password as well.
Once logged in, you can browse the interface and then check for the security settings.

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Trying to locate my wep code for linksys


Sir, you are the one who's going to make the wep code or password. To view this, go to the configuration screen of your router then wireless tab and under it click wireless security.

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My wireless connection is unsecured I'm using a Netgear router,what do I do to secure my line?


1. Goto your web browser
2. Type 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (depending on which Netgear router, just try both).
3. Type "admin" for username and "admin" for password.
4. Click on "Wireless settings" on the left frame of the router setup page.
5. Security options are on the main frame of the page now (under security options). Click on WEP and enter a WEP ID (make it unique).
6. Click on "Apply" and repair your wireless connection. It should prompt you for a WEP key.

Hope this helps,
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I have lost the security password/key to set up wireless router


if you don`t have anything like wep or wpa on the back then you have to get into your router settings. goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt. type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway open Internet explorer and type default gateway in the address bar.hit enter type the username and password for the router.goto wireless settings and you can check the security if not then you can make one.take care.

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I cant connect internet through hardwire(ethernet) but i can connect to internet by wireless... and it keeps on telling me Unidentified network.


Not really ...


1 thing that should not be in common between your wireless and modem is GATEWAY...

Your default modem gateway will be 192.168.1.1


change your router gateway to 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.3.1

to do this ...
1. click on start menu , type cmd , enter
2. COMMAND PROMPT dialogue box opens .
3. type . IPCONFIG
3. note your Default gateway.
4. open internet explorer
5. type your default gateway in browser address
6. it will prompt you to give user ID and password .
7 Your USER ID and password is ADMIN .
8. your router setup page opens .
9 change your local IP address to 192.168.3.1 .
10. Check mark on BRIDGING MODE .
11. Disable and enable your ethernet .
12 . now try connecting to INTERNET .


It should work . .


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When the router was installed I did not encript it with a password to prevent other people from using the signal. I woul'd like to set this security. Also I woul'd like it to stop broadcasting.

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