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I want to secure the network for my router and I have a MAc. I am using Safari. Are the instructions different from using my PC?

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No, they are the same

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Ok, I don't know what type of router you have, but for most of them the steps are similar:
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First, you have set up two profiles on your computer, one is the secure profile, the other is the non-secure profile. You need to be sure the secure profile on your MAC is setup with the security settings you enabled in the router.

You can start over if you wish, but the better thing to do is reboot both the router, and your MAC, to see if the MAC will then connect to the secure profile.

If you want to start all over and eliminate security, then locate the reset button on the router. Usually found on the back of the router. Press and hold for 15-30 seconds. Then unplug the router for 10-15 seconds and plug back in. Reboot your MAC. You should now be able to connect without security.
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hey,, log into the router (check you router manual for instructions on how to do this) normally it involves going to internet explorer, typing the router ip. logginmg into the router with the username and password.

now find and enable these security features.

1.) under wireless look for WPA-PSK this is like a password to connect to the network. follow the user manual for instructions on doing this or the help located on the router config screen. basically it involves turning it on, typing a password, confirmning it and rebooting the router.

2.) MAC address filters. locates under advanced and filters. enable it, select the mac address u want to axcess the router and only enable them.

thats it your done.. the WPA=PSK is enough to secure it, but i use both to prevent wardrivers and other lamers.

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Given that you have setup the Internet connection on your router, encrypting the wireless security will be fairly easy for you. Just follow these steps.

1. You should use you PC or MAC that is connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable. You can use PC or MAC, which ever is connected directly to the router (Connected thru cable not wireless).

2. Open Internet Explorer / Firefox (PC) or Safari / Firefox / Internet Explorer (MAC), then go to the address bar and type http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar and press enter. A window will pop up prompting you for a username and password to access the configuration page for your router. Leave the username blank and type admin as the password (**If that will not work, (Enter admin for both the username and password)

3. You should see the Setup page shown below :

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4. Click on the Wireless tab at the top of the settings screen. Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from the default value to something unique (you can use your name or last name, or any name that you would like, because that will be the name of your wireless network, that will be the one that your wireless computers will detect) then click on Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successful dialog is displayed.



5. Now click on the Wireless Security 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 64 bits 10 hex digits. Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box. Then click Generate. It Will generate 4 keys (Key 1-4). You will use key 1 as your password.


6. Finally click Save Settings and then Continue when the Settings are successful dialog is displayed.

7. Now let your wireless PC scan for available wireless networks, find the name of the wireless network that you have specified earlier for SSID then connect to that network. Of course since the network is password protected, it will ask you to enter a password, this is time that you will enter the network key (Key 1 - password).



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The most likely answer is that you have an access control list (MAC Address filtering list) set up on your router and have not added your Mac's MAC, also called your Airport ID to the list but there are other possible causes.
Double check that you do not need to add your MAC address to the list, that you did save changes when you removed security from your router and that your PC can still connect.
The hardest part of moving from PC to Mac is learning to trust your computer to do things for you, with Microsoft's OS's you don't just trust the automated set-up wizards because even in the rare circumstance that the wizard actually works you invariably have to finish the settings manually.
With your Mac the exact opposite is true, if you try to do everything manually it'll invariably mess things up, where as using the wizards and trusting the computer to manage things on it's own reaps obvious rewards.
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Check that your router has not been hijacked and that you have indeed removed the security from your router, is it possible that you have a WPA key set up on the router? Unlike WEP, WPA and especially WPA2 actually secure your network (in as much as is possible). 
Another major cause of connectivity issues for new Mac users is having Norton Internet security installed, for a PC user the idea of not having full-on paranoid security installed is anathema, the idea that your Mac's inbuilt firewall alone is plenty of protection (at time of writing) Other than that ClamXav antivirus will protect your Mac form any viruses that may appear in future. Norton Internet security for Mac is often pushed on buyers by stores that don't know any better, to be honest Norton Internet security for Mac is an awful lot of hassle and performance loss for little or no advantage.

Using a Mac is different to using a PC but once you have got used to using a Mac you will not be able to change back, once you have learned to trust your Mac to do things for you, you will find Windows (any version) to be painfully time consuming, unstable and fiddly to use.
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1. No DHCP Server Available.
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Please verify this and you can easily get through it.

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