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Putting a password on a wireless network

I have a linksys router with a wireless network and need to put a password on it so the neighbors can't get in.

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Hi!
I have a step by step guide on this link on how you can get your wireless network secure or password protected.

click here.

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Open your web browser and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password. The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
There are several pages there, one being for the wireless setup. You can put in a password there.

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I want to know how to put password to my router


If you mean putting WPA or WPA2 encryption on your router to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network/Internet then -
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down and put it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

Nov 23, 2012 | Linksys Computers & Internet

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I need to put a password on my router coz my neighbors try to connect everytime and the connection is very slow pls help me what will i do


Here's how you can put a password for your Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router

1. Open your browser (IE, Firefox, or Chrome)
2. Type 192.168.1.1
3. Type these credentials
•un: admin
•pw: admin
4. On the Linksys Homepage, click on the "Wireless" Tab on top.
5. Click on "Basic Wireless Settings" just underneath the "Wireless" Tab
6. Rename your Network Name (SSID) to your desired name.
6.1. Click Save Settings
7. Click on "Wireless Security" (on top, beside "basic wireless settings")
8. Change your security mode from "disabled" to "WEP2 Personal"
(sub options should appear after)
9. On the Pre-Shared Key box, type in the password that you want to create for your wireless network.
(make sure you write this down and keep a copy in case you forget your password)
10. Click Save Settings.

Your done. No more free internet for your neighbors.

Hope this helps.

teEMOgeek

Aug 10, 2011 | Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router

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I have no wepkey to network the problem is anyone can browse connecting to my network using wi-fi


  • If you have forgotten your LinkSys router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings.

    To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.


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    Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and reconfigure it again.

    To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.
    LinkSys Default Password

    On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
    You want to go to the management tab and change the administrator password to something else to keep others from accessing your router.


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    After changing the administrator password then you will need to enable WEP or WAP security so your nosy neighbors aren't tapping into your wireless network. I am picking up 4 networks with my pc antenna.


    Good luck

  • Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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    I need to secure the network from my router ....how do i do this?


  • If you have forgotten your LinkSys router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings.
    To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds

    Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and reconfigure it again.

  • To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.
    LinkSys Default Password
    On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."
    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
    You want to go to the management tab and change the administrator password to something else to keep others from accessing your router.

  • After changing the administrator password then you will need to enable WEP or WAP security so your nosy neighbors aren't tapping into your wireless network. I am picking up 4 networks with my pc antenna.

  • Oct 11, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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    Lost my password and cannot connect new netbook


    hi
  • If you have forgotten your LinkSys router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings.

    To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.
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    To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.
    LinkSys Default Password

    On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
    You want to go to the management tab and change the administrator password to something else to keep others from accessing your router.
  • Step 3 After changing the administrator password then you will need to enable WEP or WAP security so your nosy neighbors aren't tapping into your wireless network. I am picking up 4 networks with my pc antenna.
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    My linksys router is saying i need a wep key. but i never put a wep key in.


    I hit and hold the rest button on the back of the router for a minute and that should clear it up. I would recommend to secure it and use your own password. I bet your neighbor got into and setup so he can use. On yout wireless computer it will probably say linksys found, and enter your password on you own password.

    Oct 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    Need help using router


    First of all your neighbor must be able to reach your signal. When they start up their wireless application they must be able to see your SSID, and have enough signal strength to actually connect and do meaningful work. This might be the case already, or you may need to put in a repeater closer to your neighbor. You r neighbor could also purchase an external directional wifi antenna from radio shack to improve reception. I have used Cantennas (look like a Pringles Can) before and they work ok.

    Once you have signal then you just need to give your neighbor the password to your wifi network for them to enter into their network application. This password was setup when you setup the wireless network. You probably wrote it down, or it is a common password that you use.

    The rest should be seemless, depending on the signal strength.

    Nov 11, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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    Password protection for my linksys wireless router


    you need to get into the routers settings and look in the menu for security and select atleast WEP security and either you type a password in to reveal a 8 digit code or type in your own mixture of numbers and letters, which will then have to be entered into each pc when they try to connect. You can also look in the SSID and remove the name or dissable SSID so as your network will not appear on anybody elses wireless searches.

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