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I want my lynksis wireless to be secure now it is unsecured what can do to make it secured.

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Please take a look at my write-up here on FixYa Tips:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3569675-how_to_secure_your_wireless_access_point

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It is asking for an access code to an access point . What is that?


Wireless networks can be secure or unsecure. Anyone can connect to an unsecure site simply by searching for available sites and choosing an unsecure one to connect to. There are inherit risks associarted with unsecure sites and you should NEVER do any financial or highly personal transactions on an unsecure network. Secure networks require a password (access code) to complete connection. This code is provided by the owner/administrator of the network. If you are allowed to connect to such a network, you should already be aware of the code. Otherwise you are basically not invited to the party.

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I currently have the product below, but is connected to a unsecured network. How do I get it to where the network I am connected to is secured. thanks for your help.


Start your web browser and in the address bar type 192.168.1.1 a window will appear and ask for a username and password. leave the username blank and type ADMIN in the password. This should gain you access to the router settings. Just look at the top tool bar for "WIRELESS". Then click on wireless security. Once there you can change the name of your network ffrom LYNKSYS to a name of your choosing. Also you can set a passcode. For basic security use the WPA personal and TKIP password. You need to choose a "passphrase" and you will have to enter it to connect to the nertwork. make sure to SAVE CHANGES. You can also change the password to gain access to the router (the 192.168.192 part). IF YOU DO make sure you can remember it.

Once all the settings are in place, any device trying to connect to your network will be required to enter the pass phrase EXACTLEY as you entered it in the router settings. You should only have to do it the first time.

Feb 04, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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My Lynksys WRT54G has suddenly switched my wireless connection to a generic unsecured connection and away from my own setup. How do I fix this?


Please Enter the ip address of the router in internet explorer and go to wireless security. In that window we can change the the security and can give security pin.

Aug 05, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Have lynksys wireless router but is unsecure -


You can enable WEP on your router to make your wireless network secure.

To access the screen of the router, type the ip address of the router in the address bar of Internet explorer or Firefox. By default the ip address of the router is 192.168.1.1. If this doesn't work, go to the command prompt (Start -> run -> type cmd). Type ipconfig. Copy the default gateway.

It will prompt you for a user name and password. By default leave the user name blank and then type admin in the password field.

Once you are in the Linksys screen, go to the Wireless tab -> Wireless security.

For the security mode, select WEP.

WEP encryption: 64bits 10 hex digits.

On the Passphrase field, type a wireless password of your choice, then click Generate.

It will give you a key. You will need to copy the wireless network key because you will need to enter this key on your PS3 and laptop. Take note that this is also case sensitive.

Once you click save settings, it will disconnect all your wireless computers.

You will need to manually enter the wireless network key on all your wireless devices. Without the network key, other computers will not be able to connect to your network.

I hope this helps.

Please take a moment to leave a comment if you find this solution helpful. Your feedback is important and very much appreciated.

Feb 16, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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My Router works only if I do not put security password on it.


The router works only if the network is unsecured.
When you secure the wireless network , make sure that you will change the wireless network name also. Because if you change the wireless security and if you keep the same network name then your computer will try to connect to the same network name with the old unsecured settings saved on the computer.
Try to change the SSID ( network name ) and security to WPA, check if that works.
If that doesn't work then I believe you will need to upgrade the FIRMWARE of the router.

Click here for more information about the routers and the wireless network

Jan 25, 2010 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I have installed uninstalled my laptop to the netgear wireless. It won't connect to the secured wireless but only to tthe unsecured It then says TCP?IP disabled for this connection


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, which is the Netgear, the WiFI / AP router or the wireless networking card of the laptop?

Offhand, that there are at least two (2) networks that could be detected by the laptop indicates that the WiFi is both receiving and transmitting (it works and therefore the issue is settings & configurations). Which of the networks is yours; the secured or unsecured?

Alternately, determine the SSID of your WiFi network and the PASSKEY used or the security system used (if one is used in your system/network). Additionally, are you using the Netgear Smart Wizard Wireless Assistant or the Windows built-in Wireless Network Connection?

For the secured system, use the PASSKEY determined as per above; for the unsecured, it may be employing MAC filter, try manually inputting the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway.

Postback result(s) / updates.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Oct 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to set up security for my lynksis.  Currently it is unsecured. I was following directions then lost interent connection.  When I tried to use the ISP of 192.168.1.100 nothing happens.  I just...


Hi!
To access the router's web interface for configuration, you need a PC that's physically connected to the router (ethernet connection). Follow these steps:

Step 1 Open your Internet browser and type the IP address of the router in the address bar (http://192.168.1.1) . The default IP address is 192.168.1.1 . At the login, leave the username blank and type your password (default password is admin). Click the OK button.

Step 2 To setup security, Click the Wireless tab > then select Wireless Security (right below the Wireless tab).

Step 3 Under Wireless Security, you can either select WEP or WPA for wireless security.

When selecting WEP 64 bits: (for windows XP SP1 to Vista)

Look for Key 1 box - type a 10 hexadecimal password (meaning letters A to F or numbers 0 to 9 only). Example: ABC1234567 or 985D8A8F04 .

When selecting WEP 128 bits (for XP SP2 to Vista)

Look for Key 1 box - type a 26 character Hexadecimal code.

When selecting WPA PErsonal: (XP SP2 to Vista)

Look for a passphrase box - type a password at least 8 characters (numbers or letters).

Please DO NOT FORGET the password that you set - you will need this for wireless connection.

Click Save settings.

I hope that helps!

Good luck and have a nice day!

Dec 01, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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My linksys says it is unsecured. how do i make it secured?


I found a link on how you can secure your wireless network. Click here. Let me know if you will still have a problem.

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open 192.168.1.1 in your browser.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username as blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys pages.Now click on wireless on the black bar at the top.Click on wireless security just under wireless in the blue bar.Select security mode as WEP.In key 1 type any 10 digit no. which will be your security key.Scroll down and click seave settings.now your network is secured.

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