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Are you suppose to secure your router from other people picking up on your internet connection. someone told me I needed to do that, but I don't know if you do it with the router or the DSL modem.

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Assuming a wireless router, U should secure any access to Ur system from others. It's done with a paraphase or code at the router or U can restrict access by selecting the known allowed MAC address'.

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Is it asking you for wireless network key?
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Hi,

Before we connect the PS3 console to the internet we must be familiar with the settings of the router. Listed below are the steps on how to access the router and how to connect the console to the internet wirelessly.

How to access the Router:

1. You need to know the ipaddress of your router. You can refer to the manual or check the Default Gateway of your computer (Make sure that you connect the computer to the router using an ethernet cable for you to get the Default Gateway). Click on START then RUN. Type CMD on the small box on the lower left of the screen. Type IPCONFIG on the black window and get the value of your DEFAULT GATEWAY (it starts with 192.168.x.x)

2. Open a Browser, Type the DEFAULT GATEWAY on the address bar of your Browser. It will ask you for a username and password. (Refer to the manual of your router or post a reply so that i can provide you the username and password of your router)

3. Go to the Wireless Settings Page of your router. Look for the SSID or the Network Name and the Network Key or Passphrase. You can personalize it so that you can easily remember the details.

4. Make sure you connect to your SSID and enter the Network Key to make it secure.

Steps on Connecting PS3

1. Power-cycle ALL network equipment. Turn off (unplug) ALL of your network equipment, including any Wireless Access Points, Routers, Voice Over IP (VOIP) Modems, and Broadband Modems for two (2) full minutes.

2. Confirm that your internet connection is enabled. In the home menu, go to Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection and select Enabled.

3. Scroll down to Internet Connection Settings and When prompted, "Do you want to continue?" select Yes. On the next screen, select Wireless as your connection method. Pick "Scan"

4. From the list, pick your SSID.

5.On the next screen, press right on the directional pad to continue

6. Pick your WLAN Security Setting (either WEP or WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK). If none, pick None (and skip the next step).

7. If you selected a Security Setting, enter your Security Key or Network Key with the keyboard. Press the Start button to exit the onscreen keyboard. Press right on the directional pad to proceed to the next screen.

8. The system will check your network configuration settings and display the information. Save the Settings.

9. Test the connection on the next screen.

10. When the test is complete (usually less than a minute), it will display the results ("Succeeded" or "Failed"). If you have successfully connected to your network, Congratulations, you have completed the network setup process.


Don't forget to say Thanks.

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I purchased a new laptop,,and when Itried to connect to the internet wirelessly it recognized my router, but asked for security code. I don,t know what my code is.


if you don't know your security code, then you will need to reset the router (Use the reset button on the back) then you should be able to connect wireless unsecured. from that point you can type the default gateway IP address (192.168.1.1) in the address line of internet explorer, this will open the web interface of the router (Leave username blank, admin for password) then you can re-enable wireless security and pick a new code (I recommend an old 10 digit phone number you can easily remember but hard for others to guess)

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I think they either mean you need to put security on yout PC ( try free programs like AVG9 free, avira, comodo)
OR acivate your ROUTERS wifi security, so you need a password when you connect to your router.
If you dont know how, just google router setup+ your routers make and model.
If your still stuck, give me your router make and model and i can explain step by step for you

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I was told to access 192.168.0.1 to make my computer secure but am not sure what steps to take


I am assuming you are talking about a wireless router and are asking how to secure it.

First, plug your computer DIRECTLY to the router via an ethernet cable.

http://192.168.0.1
http://192.168.1.1

One of the above addresses should open the configurations of your router. If you open the configuration, you will be prompted to input a password/username.

If you do not know the "default" username/password, then look at the following link to find your router.
http://www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html

If there has already been a password change and you do not know the password, you will have to reset your router. You can reset your router by looking at the back of it for a reset button and holding it in for about 10 or so seconds with it powered on. The reset button is usually pretty small and requires a ball point pen or something small tipped to press it. Resetting the router puts all settings back to factory default...including password.

Okay, now you should have access to the configurations of the router.

Things you want to change:
1. Password for the router
2. Under "wireless"options, change it so that it uses encryption like WEP or WPA.
3. Disable any options for "remote management".

When you added encryption, if you were connected wirelessly...you got booted off the router. That is why you need to connect via an ethernet cable. You will need to go back to your wireless settings in router and copy down the WEP/WPA "security key" it randomly made up. Some routers have you make the security key up yourself, so there would be no need to go look it up on the router.

Take the above security key and input it when you go to connect to your wireless connection and are prompted to input the "security key". Without the security key, you can not access the router.

Those are the basics to securing your router. There are more advanced tactics, but offer little to no protection if someone has bypassed the WEP/WPA encryption. If a person knows how to bypass the security key, then they more than likely also know how to bypass things like MAC Address filtering.

There is no real protection from a hacker, nothing is hack proof. The most you can do is make it that much harder for someone to gain access to your network or computer.

Hope this answered your question.

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My Laptop and iPod can't pick up my modem


From the laptop try pinging the router IP and then try to ping 4.2.2.2 or yahoo.com or google.com if you get replies the internet connection is fine and your router is connected to internet

As the issue is with 2 different devices it seems that issue is with router's internet connections, also connect the laptop with a cable and check the internet connection if that works fine issue is with the wireless security settings of the router

The user guide of your router is in the link below

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10510222/Netcomm-NB5Plus4W-Modem-User-Guide

Let me know if this help

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you will need to log in to your router.
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You can get a better router system or have someone come in and configure the one you have and make it a secure connection with password

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