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Go into to your router from the browser and type in 192.168.1.1 it should open the page to enter information. You will need to put in the password which should be admin in both boxes, unless you have changed it.
Click on the Wireless Stecurity subsection at the top of the page. In order to password protect your wireless network first use the Security Mode dropdown box to select WEP and then from the WEP Security dropdown box select 128 bits 26 hex digits. Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box. Then click Generate. Finally click Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successfuldialog is displayed. You may also select WPA encryption, however not all network cards support this, so check your documentation first. Go on down the page and don't forget to save in information. Get out of the router and reset the power on router.


I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.

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Configuring WEP on the router First, let's log on to the router.

  1. Open your internet browser and type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar. This is the default IP address of the browser.
  2. In the login box that appears type 'admin' (without quotes) in both fields. 'admin' is the default username and password.
Write down the SSID
  1. In the Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings menu you will see the Service Set Identifier or SSID. The SSID differentiates one wireless network from another. It is the 'network name'. Write it down, or copy paste it to a text file. You will need it later. You can first set your own SSID if you like.
In the Linksys WRT54G router you will find the wireless security options under Wireless > Wireless Security. This page allows you to set wireless encryption options.
'WRT54G The Wireless Security page allows you to generate a strong network key. Here is how.
  1. Select WEP in the security mode dropdown menu.
  2. Set the Default Transmit Key to 1
  3. Select 128 bits hex digits from the WEP encryption dropdown menu.
  4. Enter any phrase or word in the Passphrase field and press the 'generate' button. The passphrase is just used to generate keys. It has no other purpose.
  5. Copy-paste the first key to a text file or write it down.
  6. Click Save Settings.
Your computer will now be disconnected from the router. You may see a 'page not found' warning or some other error message in your webbrowser. Your router now demands that computers that connect to it use WEP encryption and the correct WEP key. In other words: you have succesfully secured your network.

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