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Hi i have the linksys model wub54g router an adapter i would like to put a password on t stop other uses on my internet

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Wusb54g is linksys wireless adapter that connects to a wireless router. Are you using a linksys router? If yes, open a browser, type in the router's ip (ex. default ip is 192.168.1.1 note: don't put www or http just the numbers - if you wan't to check the default gateway go to the command prompt type in ipconfig and look for the default gateway). it willl ask for a username and password, leave username blank and the default password is admin (note: it's case sensitive - all lower case). Once you're in the router's user interface, click on the wireless tab. First tab is basic wireless settings, just change the ssid or the network name to any name you want then svae the settings. Then click on wireless security tab(one of the sub tabs under wireless). If you select wep just use 64 bit encryption then just type any key word under passphrase then click generate, write down the code under key 1, that's your security key. or if you're going to select wpa for you're security you can type in alphanumeric code (atleast 8 characters, just make it all lower case, no space, no special characters) then save it. That's how you secure your network using a linksys router.

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U don't need a password. U need to set U'r router to a secure mode, not open ended. use WEP or other (64 bit or 128 bit) encryption. linksys allows U to select a paraphrase, example: "Love2Air" and it will generate a code, i.e. "7D23C678867". This will allow others to see that there is a wireless system, but they have to have the code to use it. U will have to have the code in your other wireless pc's in order to use the system. U can also tell the router what MAC address' (pc address') to allow or disallow to use the system.
A password is used to keep others out of U'r routers setup and changing U'r code or paraphrase. If U'r system gets highjacked, there is a reset on the router and everything will revert to the book defaults. Don't loose the book.

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How to put a password on linksys router to stop others from seeing what is on my computers


Encrypt your wireless connection using a Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key. Under the "Wireless Security" option, enter a passphrase and click "Generate." This will generate a password which will need to be used by any client connecting to your router.

Read more: How to Set up a Linksys Wireless Router ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2091718_set-up-linksys-wireless-router.html#ixzz1HFuc1pwt

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How do I connect my linksys wireless router?


Here are the steps :

1.Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.

2.Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.

3.Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.

4.Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."

5.Plug the router into an electrical outlet.

6.Wait for the power light to stop flashing, at which time the router is finished booting up. While the router is booting, the power light will be blinking. This process may take a few minutes to complete.

7.Reboot your computer so it can access a new IP address from the router through the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

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1.Open your web browser, type " http://192.168.1.1/ " into the address bar and hit "Enter."

2.Use "Admin" as the username in the pop-up box and leave the password blank.

3.Connect to the Internet and click on "Internet Setup."

4.Select your connection type from the drop-down menu. Choose "DHCP" for cable modems or "PPPoE" for most DSL modems. If you are unsure of these options, check with your ISP.

5.Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and change the password.

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hi pinkpiggly,

thanks for using fixya.

I have prepared a document for you to check on on getting you wireless Linksys adapter to connect to a wireless network.

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the wireless card installed to your computer is working..as you said you can view all wireless networks...your computer is good too...the only issue is you cant connect to the wireless router...

turn off and unplug the power cable of the Modem
turn off and unplug the power cable the router

wait for 30 seconds
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then power on the router

if you saw the wireless icon light turn solid...

go to your computer...right click the wireless icon...select repair

if this doesnt work....reset your internet router by press and hold the reset button behind the router near the power plug (atleast 15 sec)

then connect your PC..the wireless network dont have the WEP key anymore because of the reset..you can reconfigure and put back the WEP key when you get connected.

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You should be able to get any software that you need from LinkSys.com but I have a couple of quick questions first:

1. Is the LinkSys unit you just purchased a router or modem?

If the unit is a router, you are still going to need a Cox compatible modem. If the unit is a modem, you will still need a router to complete the network setup unless LinkSys makes a combination cable router/modem, and I haven't been able to research one.

2. If it is a modem, is it a cable modem and, if it is, is it Cox compatible?

According to the Cox Web Site, the only models of LinkSys modems that are currently compatible with the Cox High Speed Cable Internet Service are:

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In this particular case, you may need to contact LinkSys and/or your Internet Service Provider. In most cases, they will not only tell you exactly what type of equipment you need, they will also talk you through setting up the network once you have the equipment - usually at no charge.

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First connect your computer to the WRT54G ONLY

1. Press the reset button on the back of the router for 15 seconds.
2. Power off the router. Wait for 10 seconds then power it back on.
3. Open the internet explorer browser ( page cannot be displayed will appear)
4. Click on the address bar and type in 192.168.1.1
5. It will ask for a username and password
6. Dont put anything in username and in password put in admin
7. In the middle of the first page you will see router or local IP
8. Change it from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1
9. Click save settings.
10. Connect the Westell to the internet port of the linksys router.
11. Turn off then turn on the router after 10 seconds
12. Restart your computer.
13. Open the internet explorer browser
14.Click on the address bar and type in 192.168.2.1
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19. Click save settings.
20. Go to the status tab then click connect.
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You can also call 18003267114 which is linksys support and have them help you

I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply and i would be happy to assist. Thanks.

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Sometimes, people who are gamers or use Ipods, leave the router unsecure but limit the wireless access by mac address or by ip address so only those wireless devices gain access.

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