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Someone installed the wireless router and I now own it and want to change the SSID and make it secure. How do I do this?

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You can reset the router to factory defaults by holding in the reset button and powering on the router for 30 seconds.
do this until all the lights on the front flash
login to the router with a laptop/pc connected via cat 5 by opening internet explorer or firefox to 192.168.1.1
the login is blank and the password is admin.
go to wireless and you change the ssid default linksys to another name.
go to wireless security to setup encryption on your wireless to wpa or wpa2 if your devices support it.
setup a wireless passphase to secure your wireless network.
use the passphase to connect to your wireless network.
to change the router default password go to administration and go to management to change teh default login/password for the router.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

  • kelly_zinken Mar 27, 2011

    I don't get the login screen when going to 192.168.1.1. What am I missing?

  • Tony Mar 27, 2011

    hmmm maybe the original person that set this up changed the default IP address.

    you can reset this router to factory settings by holding the reset button for 30 seconds like i stated above. hold this button in for 30 seconds and then try browsing tohttp://192.168.1.1

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If you have a wireless network, you should set up a network security key, which turns on encryption. With encryption, people can't connect to your network without the security key. Also, any information that is sent across your network is encrypted so that only computers that have the key to decrypt the information can read it. This can help avert attempts to access your network and files without your permission. Common wireless network encryption methods are Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA-2.

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Routers and access points use a wireless network name called a service set identifier (SSID). Most manufacturers use the same SSID for all of their routers and access points. We recommend that you change the default SSID to keep your wireless network from overlapping with other wireless networks that might be using the default SSID. It makes it easier for you to identify which wireless network is yours, if there is more than one nearby, because the SSID is typically shown in the list of available networks. Check the information that came with your device for instructions about how to change the default SSID.

Position your router or access point carefully
Wireless signals can transmit a few hundred feet, so the signal from your network could be broadcast outside of your home. You can help limit the area that your wireless signal reaches by positioning your router or access point close to the center of your home rather than near an outside wall or window.

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2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
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1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL
3. Enter the router setup login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
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