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Re: setting up secure wi-fi
You need to log into the wireless router either by a computer that successfully connects wirelessly or by physically connecting with an ethernet cable. Once connected, log into the router by open a web browser (Internet Explorer, MozillaFirefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari), and typing the router's address (usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) into the Address (or URL) line. The default usernameand password is usually "admin" & "admin" or "admin" & "password". Once successfully logged in, look for a tab or link that says "Wireless" or "Security". You'll be able to change whether security is enabled or disabled, and the password associated with it. Your security options are WEP or WPA (or WPA-PSK). WPA-PSK is the most secure, but WEP is also an acceptable choice. Select the security option of your choice and either enter text into the passphrase generator or choose your own password and type it into one of the security key text fields. If you use a password that is not a plain english combination of letters and numbers, be sure to write it down so that you can enter it as needed on other wireless devices that need to access your router (ie-pda phones, game consoles, laptops, desktops, etc). Be sure to save changes so that the security settings and password is saved. Let me know how you make out.
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Do you connect your PC to router in an administrator role using web browser? Or do you connect some device to Wi-Fi network?
Administrator role: You need to have correct login name and password for admin access. Search in manual or ask Google for default login name and password of your router type. If non-default password is set in the router then you must reset router setting and erase its settings to default (factory) status. You will lose all router configuration but default password is back.
Wi-Fi client role: There are more possibilities why authentication fails in wireless communication. Mentioned error message describes what kind of problem occurred.
(a) A password you put to client device does not match the wireless network password which is set in router. Your computer, tablet or smartphone WI-Fi interface must have exactly same password as WI-Fi network which is transmitted from router. Check and compare passwords on both sides, in client device and in router.
(b) Client Wi-Fi interface security (encryption) mode differs from Wi-Fi network encryption used in router. But the same mode must be set on both sides (client and router) for successful connection.
Encryption modes are
WPA2 PSK ("home")
No encryption (open)
Higher position - better security. Enterprise Wi-Fi modes require security devices like authentication servers, certification authorities etc. They are not used in home networks usually.
Some of the very common causes of poor Wi-fi reception include- the Wi-Fi router is placed too far from the device on which the Wi-Fi network is being accessed, too many devices are connected to the Wi-Fi network simultaneously, or Wi-Fi settings are incorrect either on the router or on the device which accesses the Wi-Fi network. There are many more reasons that can hamper your Wi-Fi connectivity.
You can refer to the following links to understand the issue you might be facing and to find a suitable resolution for the same:
(Important: Following links are of third-party websites. Hence, we recommend you to update your security software thoroughly before accessing the links. Also, avoid accessing a webpage if its access is denied or a security warning is issued by your Windows or security software.)
(Important: Some of the resolutions mentioned in the following webpages may be technical in nature. We recommend you to try only those resolutions that you find convenient to execute. Take professional help wherever necessary.)
If you are using a commercial Wi-Fi network that requires a special login or subscription, see this article for more information.
If you are in a location with multiple Wi-Fi networks, verify that you are selecting the correct network.
Verify that the Wi-Fi network settings are correct:
Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
Locate the Wi-Fi network you are currently using and tap
You can configure network-specific settings, including IP address, DNS, and Search Domain settings.
Use "Forget this Network" to reset settings for this particular Wi-Fi network, including the password. This is also useful if you identify a network issue and want to prevent the device from automatically using this network in the future.
Use "Renew Lease" to acquire new IP address, DNS, and Search Domain information from the Wi-Fi network.
Note: If the Wi-Fi network uses MAC address filtering, you will need to add the MAC address to the access list for the Wi-Fi router. The MAC address for your device is listed as the Wi-Fi Address in Settings > General > About.
Hold the power button until "slide to power off" appears. Slide to power off your device. When it is off, press the power button to turn it back on.
Reset network settings by selecting Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note: This will reset all network settings, including passwords, VPN, and APN settings.
iPhone only: If you continue to experience issues, consider turning off Wi-Fi and using the cellular data connection instead of Wi-Fi.
If using a Wi-Fi router at home, refer to your user manual/documentation to assist you with some of these suggestions.
Check the manufacturer's website for your Wi-Fi router for firmware or software updates.
Verify the Wi-Fi router can broadcast an 802.11b/g signal. If using a 802.11n Wi-Fi router, consult the manual/documentation for how to configure the Wi-Fi router for 802.11b/g compatibility.
If you are using multiple WEP keys on your Wi-Fi router, try configuring your Wi-Fi router to use only a single WEP key.
Try or resetting (or turning off and then on again) your Wi-Fi router. Note: If your ISP also provides cable or phone service, check with them before attempting this step to avoid interruption of service.
Disable wireless encryption or security on the Wi-Fi router to rule out encryption issues. If this resolves the issue, try using a different encryption or security protocol.
Please tell what is your Wi-Fi LED status. what channel count you configured inside the configuration of router. Please be sure that your wi-fi signal is transmitting or the device is able to receive the wi-fi signal.And please tell what router you using as host and what device you using as receiver. Thanks for subscribing Fixya... All the best
well first off you should plug a cat 5 cable into the router, login into the router and see what the ssid is and change it to your own so you know which one you are logging into, then check the security settings if it says none then you are not secured
access your wi fi router with http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 then type useraname and password as "admin" or pass is blank. then go to internet advanced security or wi fi security set internet as wep then u can see encryption key in wi fi security.