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If your using a wireless router set a password key for your router's WPA(Wi-fi Protected Acces) or WEP(wired equivalent privacy). The WPA/WEP key is used to connect a computer to your network. This is to ensure that only allowed computers is connected to your network.

If your using a wired router, check your router configuration if there is an ACL(Access Control List) settings. Set first static IP addressing in your computers then enlist the IP addresses of your computers in your network, and turn off DHCP mode in your router. Now only IP addresses in the ACL settings will be allowed to your network.

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Wireless security issue. How to secure the network ?


To secure the wireless network or to change any settings on the router you will need to access the router set up interface.
Open the set up interface of the router . Make sure that your computer will be connected to the router with the Ethernet cable.

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Onceyou open the set up page of the router , you will find the place tochange the wireless settings of the router. In case of Linksys wirelessrouter , you will see the Wireless Tab at the top.
SSID :It is the name of the wireless network. This name will be shown on yourwireless computer or the wireless device so that you can identify yourown wireless network. All the routers come with their factory defaultsettings. For example , the Linksys router will come with the Linksysnetwork name.
It will be better to change the wireless network name.
Wireless Security
Change the security mode to WEP.This security type is supported by all the operating system. Whenchange the security mode to WEP, you will find the Network key box totype the network key. Do not type anything in the Passphrase box. Typeyour network key in the Key 1 Box. If you set the encryption to 65bits, your network key will be 10 digit hexadecimal number. that meansyou can use the combination of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and lettersa,b,c,d,e,f only. remember it should be exactly 10.
If you set theEncryption to 128 bit, your network key will be the combination of 26digits. You will need to remember the network key.
WPA
This is one of the most secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box. in this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS XP SP2 and above Operating system.
WPA2
This is one of the highly secured type of encryption.
Openthe set up interface of the router. Change the wireless security modeto WPA personal. You will find the passphrase box.In this box you cantype any password for your wireless network. The password should be thecombination of number and letters and it should be 8 or more than 8characters. Keep the Algorithm to TKIP.
This security type is supported by WINDOWS VISTA and above.
Once you change the wireless settings on the router , try to connect to the new wireless network .

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on Dec 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to secure wireless network


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to secure the network you all you need to do is to access the router settings page and put a security either WEP, WPA or WPA2 and a Network Key or Passphrase.

To access the router page you need a working computer that is connected to the router. To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.2.1, the Default password is blank

Click on Security under Wireless, Select WEP, WPA or WPA2 and personalize a Security Key or Network Key (Passphrase). Security Key serves as a password on the network.

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.

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Where is my network security key


My friend,

You have to lo-gin into the router setup page .

1.Put this address (192.168.1.1) in the address bar and then you will see the router setup page.
2.Then this will ask you for the username and password.
3.Username is nothing so leave this blank and password is admin.
4.Then you will see the router setup page .
5.Click on the wireless Tab under the basic wireless settings you will see wireless security .
6.Click on the wireless security and you will see there your router wireless security key.
7.Always select Security Mode as WPA2 PERSONAL.
8.If you want to change the security key you can.
9.After changing the settings Click on the sav settings.

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Amit Awasthi

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The MAC network card needs configuring with the router's security settings ie. SSID and encryption code etc, otherwise it cannot connect to the router wirelessly.

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Router password is the password to access the router settings.
SSID is the network name. When you try to connect to the wireless network on your laptop, you will see this network name.
If your network is secured network then it will ask you for the network key or the password. You need to enter the ' security key '.

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It would seem that your network is actually wireless. What you could do is double check the security key for your wireless network on your router or you could check the other 2 computers, if they are connected wirelessly, for the security key. Then use that security key on your new computer.

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Can't get the Linksys Router's list of Network Security Settings


The router has a built-in web-server.
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