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Setting security i installed the router to my main computer all ok, laptop connects to the internet through the router fine, i did not set any security to access the router, i am worried about other nearby computers accessing my router, how do i set security now?

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To activate wi-fi security follow this steps, this must be done from a computer wired to the router (wifi is not recommended for changing the router configuration).

1) Open your favorite browser and go into the router config which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1

2) Login to the router. (If you have not already done so change the router default password, this should be your first security measure).

3) In the menu on the left click on "
Wireless Settings". You should see now the Wireless settings configuration page

4) Under Security options, select "WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).

5) Under auntentication type, leave automatic and choose 64bit encription

6) In the KEY 1 input box enter the 10 digit key (password) you want to use to access the wifi network, this key is an hexadecimal number you can enter any combination of 0 to 9, and the letters A to F. for example "AAFF41525C" remember this key because it will be asked by your notebook the first time you want to connect to the secured wifi network.

This is one if the simplest methods of securing your wifi, if you are just doing this for a home router it will be the easiest one.

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I recommend you set up security through your wired computer
All you have to do is log into the router and enable it:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101675.asp
Hope that helps

Posted on May 01, 2008

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