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here is a video on how to do just that




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Cannot connect second wireless computer


Check your router settings and the password in there. Make sure the password you are entering is EXACTLY the same. It is case sensitive. For example:
597E5577 is not the same as 597e5577. Also check for a space in the beginning or end of the password. In most routers there is an option to display characters instead of the **** it normally shows.

Nov 24, 2011 | Linksys Computers & Internet

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Secure your Wireless Router - General Guide


How do I secure my wireless router? A general guide

To set up wireless router security, there are four main steps, which are the same for most routers. These are:

1) Login to your router, using a wired connection
2) Change the router login password
3) Change the network name (SSID)
4) Enable WPA encryption.

This is a very general guide, which will use the Netgear DG834G wireless router as an example. As every router is different, you will need your user manual to get the most out of this tip. (If you need help with finding a manual, see ‘How To Find a Router Manual’).

Here are the details:

1) Login to your router, using a wired (Ethernet) connection.
Make sure you have a cabled connection to your router. Then open a web browser, and type the router’s IP address into the address bar. For example, this is http://192.168.0.1 for the Netgear DG834G (Note, there is no ‘www’).

Enter username and password at the prompt.

Netgear DG834G: the defaults are username: admin and password: password (or, for UK Sky users - username: admin and password: sky). Other routers – common usernames are admin or blank: common passwords are admin, password, 1234, or blank.

If you log in successfully, you should then see the router configuration screen.

2) Change the router login password.
To change the router password, find a menu option such as Setup, Tools, Administration, Basic Settings, Management, or Utilities. On the Netgear DG834G – this option is under Maintenance > Set Password.

Set and confirm a new login password. Click ‘Save/Apply’ when finished.

Tip: Write the router login password on a label, and stick it to the router.

3) Change the SSID (network name):
The SSID or Network Name is the name you see when you are looking for an ‘available wireless network’.

To access this setting, find a menu option such as Wireless, Wireless Security, Security, or perhaps Advanced Settings. For the Netgear DG834: the Network Name/ SSID option is under Setup > Wireless Settings.

Change the SSID from the default, to anything you like. It is case sensitive, and you can use up to 32 letters – but do not use something that could identify you, or your location. Click ‘Save’ or ‘Apply’ when finished.

4) Enable WPA encryption
Find the Wireless Security or Wireless Encryption Options section - often in the same section as the SSID (eg for Netgear – it’s still in Wireless Settings).

You may have a number of encryption options. Select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK (good choices to start with).

You then need to enter a network key. The box to enter this may be labelled Network Key: it may also be labelled WPA-PSK, WPA Shared Key, PSK, Security key, Passphrase, Pre-shared key, Authentication key . On the Netgear DG834Gv3 it is labelled ‘Network Key’.

The network key should be 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, 451ThisisGooDFunforgEeks7899. It is case sensitive. (If you think your connection is likely to be hacked, pick a very strong network key.)


Note down your network key carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. Click ‘Apply/Save’ 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 should see your wireless router with its new name in the '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.

If you get stuck with any of this, consult your manual, or post on Fixya. Good luck with securing your router.


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A word about WPS: WPS is a shortcut method to help you implement security on a wireless router. Consult your user manual if your router is WPS enabled, and you prefer to use WPS.

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All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is entirely at your own risk. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Advice and links current at time of writing. Written by ‘eecom’, Jan 2009.

on Jan 10, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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I have a problem to connect to wi-fi which is set up from computer but i can connect to wi-fi that is in public area for example in my college. I tried and set up different network type like wep,wep2...


You need to configure the wireless adapter inside your router,
i.e., pick an SSID, use 'WPA' encryption, and pick a password.

Then, "View Available Wireless Networks".
Select the SSID that you picked.
Enter the password that you picked.

Oct 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to change password for wrh54g. i lost my set-up cd.


Hi Friend,

Please follow the steps in order to resolve the issue:

1.Connect the router to a computer.
2.Type 192.168.1.1 in the web browser and hit enter
3.Enter the username and password(default password is admin and leve the username blank)
4.On the setup page click "Wireless" tab and fill the sections as mentioned

Wireless network Mode:Mixed
Wireless network Name-As per your choice
Wireless Channel-6-2.437GHz
Wireless RF Control-Standard
Wireless SSID Broadcast-Enable
Wireless RF-Disable and click Save Settings.

5.Click Wireless Security and fill the sections as mentioned;
Security Mode-WEP
WEP Encryption 64 bits 10Hex digits
Key1-Enter 10 digit or 10 letter password(example-your telephone number) and click Save Settings

6.Click Advanced Wireless Settings and fill the sections:
Beacon Interval-75
Fragmentation Threshold-2306
RTS Threshold-2307 and click Save settings.

7.Click Access Restrictions
From here you can able to restrict the number of users for your computer. You can set the parameters based on days and time.

After you set the restriction policy click Save Settings and turn off the router for 30 Seconds and then turn it on.

Try to connect your wireless devices.

Regards
Chiranjeet


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Set your password ... it is a part of the wireless setup wizard.

Easiest way to do this is delete the connection and re-discover it.

Go to the control panel ... open network connections and remove the wireless ... Reboot ... leet windows rediscover ... when you get the opportunity, set the password.

HELP has an excellent example for this.

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How to password protect. My nephew came home from Calif. and was able to just connect his laptop by turning on. It automaticaly loaded. He did not have to enter a password to get on. He said that anyone...


You can access the settings of your wireless router/modem opening your browser (Internet Explorer, for example) and typing in it's IP address, for example:

Linksys's, Trendnet IP is http://192.168.1.1
Netgear and D-Link http://192.168.0.1
Belkin, USRobotics http://192.168.2.1

Then, look for the security settings of the wireless connection and set it to WPA or WPA-PSK, TKIP and make your own passphrase.

Then, double click on your laptop's wireless connection's icon in the system tray and connect manually to the now "secure wireless network" entering the passphrase that you set up in the router.

Still stuck? Look in the wireless router's manual to learn how to secure your connection.

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How to connect my macbook to my belkin router. everytime i put the password my macbook keeps saying connection erra..


does it say error joining the network ?
If that is so try to connect to the network again. it will ask you for the password.
Now type $ sign first and then type the password and try to connect .
For example , your network password is 123456 then type $123456 . try this one.
Otherwise open the router set up and check the wireless settings.
Click Here for more info about routers and networking

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I've just added a password to stop hackers on my D-link wireless. How do I activate it?


What do you mean by you put a password on it. You put a password on the router on a key in the actual wireless settings? If you hit apply then it will save it and then you just log into the router with your wireless connection using that key. you can test it by trying to connect with the wrong key/password. Hope this helps.
thanks,
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Adding a password


Make sure you change the admin password from the one that came with the router first of all.

Setup the wireless SSID with a unique name. You can call it steveworld for example. Choose an encryption, such as WEP. Create a security key or passphrase. Use it to connect to the wireless connection. This means that anyone who uses your wireless needs to have this security key in their wireless settings.

Did you get a CD with the router? It may have a wizard tool on it to help you out. If not, check out this link to get an idea of what you need to do. Let me know if you need more detailed instruction.

http://syndicate.sellpoint.net/Netgear__Inc_/90983/16285-QG9N7D-10-player-T1_MP/MPPlayer/__MPPlayer.html?r=1238425251437&ParentUrl=http%3A//www.netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/WirelessGRouters/WGR614.aspx%3Fdetail%3DSystem+Requirements

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