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Secure wireless connection with WEP but still picks up all wireless connections

I have set up my wireless connection to have a WEP key but as soon as i turn on my xbox or ps3 or my laptop it automatically connects to my wireless router and no password is required. My settings for the WEP key was saved but everything connects directly and i have never need to enter the password not even when i first set up the whole thing. how can i lock it so that only my items can go online and not my neighbors or friends unless they use my password (if i want to give it to them).????? pls help.

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If the unit has WAP as an option, use that instead of WEP. If enabling this still does not prompt you for a key, or you don't have this option, check here to make sure you have configured it properly... http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101675.asp

If that doesn't help, check this firmware page and upgrade... http://kbserver.netgear.com/release_notes/d103242.asp

Hope this helps! : )

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The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. To connect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop,configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wirelesssettings ie SSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptopscan communicate with your wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r10267861-network_security_key

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WEP Key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is the Network Key or Passphrase you can obtain the information on your router. You need to access the Wireless Settings Page to have it. I've listed the steps below on how to access the router. Keep in mind that you need a working computer that is connected to the router.

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 WEP Key (Network Key) or Passphrase. You can personalize it so that you can easily remeber the details.

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

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For know your security key Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
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Wireless connection picks up all connections even though i have a WEP password.


this is simple.....

Try to create a name for your wireless network.. and try the WPA encryption and not WEP which is not secure....

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