I am new to this technology so please help me. My brother in law gave me an old belkin wireless router for my internet but how do i secure m network so no one in my neighborhood can get on it? He said he doesnt have the disc no more that came with it? Please help me I dont understand the big computer technical words yet so when i googled it i was hopeless.
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Welcome to FixYa! You will need to reconfigure as well the settings on your computer since it was configured on the old network key. Your computer will read the old configuration that you set before you purchased that new router. Basically, you will need to removed that old configuration so that computer will automatically recognized the new settings. Please follow these steps.
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on the Control Panel on the right side.
3. Under the Control Panel, click on Network and Sharing Center.
4.Click on Manage newtwork connection.
5. Click on Manage wireless connection.
6. Once you see the wireless connection that is saved on the computer, remove or delete everything.
7. Try to connect wirelessly again, it will automatically asked you to input the WPA key that you recently configured.
Hope this information will help. Thank you for using FixYa!
Win7 will connect without any problems, but win vista will not get connected to the network... You can update the drivers for wireless adapter in vista laptop, it will get connected... If it still not getting connected then change the security settings on your router to 64bit WEP... (Initially it will be in WPA) disabled the WPS (wifi protected setup) in the router... change the ssid in the router... Now try to connect to the new wireless network...It will work perfectly....
Check the main computer you set up the network router with...you may need to go to the network status and tasks in control panel...click on this...then you will see a map of all the network devices connected...find the belkin router and click on it...in this window there should be a tab called wireless properties..click this...the wireless properties first page should have the wireless SSID name listed here...and if you click the security tab then the security type and network key are displayed here..You need to write down the SSID, security type, and network key and make sdure the toshiba laptop setting for the wireless network are exactly the same. There may be a link on the first page of the wireless securities saying copy to usb drive..you can use this to copy all network settings to and then transfer these settings in to the toshiba by using the network setup wizard.
U need to make your wireless network a security enabled network & don't share the wireless network key to a unreliable person.
Steps to create a security enabled wireless network:-
1> login to router setup page;bydefault ip address of belkin router is 192.168.0.1/192.168.2.1
2> Open a internet browser on a hardwired desktop/laptop connected to your router,clear the address bar completely and then type 192.168.0.1 or, 192.168.2.1<it depends on your model no of your router>
3> Go to Wireless Tab,changed the wireless network name(SSID)
4> Change the wireless network key as well;it will be good if you use WEP key if you old XP computer,otherwise use WPA-TKIP if you vista/win7 computers
5> Lastly on your computers,you have to seach wireless network name & give the wireless network key(for the very first time)
In case of any clarity feel free to contact belkin tech support
You have to go into the setup for the router. Most default to the 192.168.1.1 IP address. You would type that address into your internet browser and hit enter. Then you will be asked for a name and password. If you have your belkin manual it will tell you the default name and password. Once in the settings you can change the password. You can also turn off SSID broadcasting, enable the highest level of security that your particular router supports in conjunction with your computer and enable MAC authentication. If you enable MAC authentication you have to type in the MAC address for each device you wish to have access to the router.
I have a Mac Pro and a Belkin F5D 7230-4 Router. The Mac links to the WiFi but will not go on to the internet. The Router works fine with a wired PC and other wireless PCs. I have updated the Belkin with the latest Firmware but it does not help. I have tried powering down the Router and Modem
Actually, is does **t really matter what computer *********** in law has or whether she has a computer or **t. Your wireless connection is **t with her computer, it is with the router.
I take it for granted that the router has got a wireless facility , since you said you set it up. Your computer must then also be wireless enabled (internal or Using an USB Dongle).
Set the connection type on the router and your computer as such that there is ** authorization or encryption involved - once you got that working please the ensure that you activate authorization and encryption for security reasons