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I reset my router and now I wireless internet connection is unsecure i.e other people can access it. How do I secure my connection again?

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How do I secure my wireless connection


Hi Joyce,
Either you have to setup the Encryption password ( network key ) or you need to contact your ISP ( internet service provider ) to do so.
Click on the link below and it will guide you how to set security to your router ( network )
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Wireless icon shows me connected but unsecure. when i go into my network/internet properties on laptop, it shws connection as being secure. How can I insure it is secure?


If it shows that connection is secure...it is secure. If you doubt the security, contact your internet service provider to reset your password.

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I need to obtain a security key so i can change from unsecured to secured internet connection so other people can't connect to my site


Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security there is code password note down it or enter new password then save setting s and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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My dlink router reset itself and now it is unsecure


You need to enable WEP security on router. Connect router to 1 computer with lan cable then you can access it with below default ip in internet explorer. 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.2.1 then you can see user and password screen type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password" or "1234" then go to wireless ->wireless security enable WEP and enter password save settings and restart router. Then it ask for password to connect wireless. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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I am using DLINK DWL-7100 Wireless AirPremier Access Point in unsecured mode. I cannot reach the logon page to enable security (192.168.0.50). Just keeps timing out.


To secure the router, first you have to access the router through web browser (Internet Explorer) by typing the IP address of your router in the address bar, which is usually 192.168.1.50 (default) The default administrative user name and password (unless you've configured otherwise, the default username is admin and bno password). If you cannot access it wirelessly, try accessing through wired connection. Otherwise, you can simply resetthe router to factory default setting, press and hold the reset button for few seconds (It is at the back of the router near the DC Power Jack). The LEDs will then blink and the routers factory settings wouls be restored.

Please note that after RESETTING THE ROUTER to defaults, ALL SETTINGS WILL BE LOST AND YOU HAVE TO RECONFIGURE IT. Generally, after hard reset you get the connectivity, however, you have to make the connection secure etc.
Please, refer the product guide/manual and make configurations as per the details provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).



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I keep getting kick out of the connection every 5


An Unsecured network is open for anyone to freely use with open security to your computer too,

Not good at all.............

reset your router
should be a reset button on the back,
hold in till the lights on the front flash then its reset open explorer browser
type in 10.1.1.1
log in as Administrator
add new user
set password while adding new user
save your new settings(write them down too)
test the internet for function

if no function then contact your ISP to assist with connection to internet

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Laptop stopped connecting via wifi to home network.


The wireless settings in the Belkin has been setup with encryption.
You can restore the Belkin back to the factory default by powering up the Belkin and press the RESET button for 7 secs.
It is not wise to leave your wireless router unsecured, anyone can access your network and Internet connection and use up your allocated download limit. Once you exceed your download limit you could be slug with addition charges - this depends upon your contract with your ISP.
For details on securing your wireless router and configuring the wireless card in the laptop, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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Need to secure wireless connection


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I forgot my password to access my wireless internet


The simplest way to overcome this it to perform a master reset on the router. You will usually find a RESET button on the back of the router that is "counter sunk" in the casing. You'll need a ball point pen to press it. Press the button in and hold it for approximately 10 seconds or so. The lights on the front of the router will blink. When the lights all come back on and steady as usual, unplug the router for about 5 seconds for good measure. Then plug it back in. When the router boots, you'll once again see the router from your wireless device (laptop) though it will be unsecured at this point! At this point, you should go back into your router settings and re-secure it so that your network (and internet access) is once again secured from outside intrusion. Since I don't have the make and model of your router, I can't walk you through this step, as all of them are different. If in doubt, once you're up and running again, (if you don't have the original owners manual) you should go to the manufacturer's website and view the setup instructions.

I hope this helps and let me know if you need further assistance! :)

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