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My router needs to be locked ,so no one can pirate my internet access,which hes been occurring lately

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  • vockerbob Jul 03, 2011

    We want to know where we need to type this in at ,and does the router need to be hooked up and engauged,since we currently have it disconnected from computer to stop this theft of internet access,and the model is ZyXELL #nbg334w ,and ser # is ccag07lp0190t1

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I'm going to provide you with an answer in regards to a wireless router. If you are not looking to secure a wireless router, than my instructions probably won't apply.
To secure your wireless router you need to do 3 things: 1) Enable wireless security on the router, use WPA2 if available. If WPA2 is not available, use WPA. Last if neither WPA2 or WPA is not available, I would suggest to purchase a new router that supports both.
2) Once you have enabled wireless security, you will be prompted to enter a network key (a password). This network key is the keys to your wireless kingdom. What you want to do is make it secure and resistant to brute forcing, but at the same time easy for you to remember and enter on your wireless devices.
3) Now that wireless security is enabled on your router and you have a strong network key, connect to your wireless router from your devices. This may be tricky depending on the device, but what you want to do is disconnect and then reconnect. Upon reconnection, you should be prompted to enter a network key. This is the key that you setup in step 2.
How do you do all of it?
Well, that is another question and requires research on your part before you even begin. You need a few different things. First, get the model number and brand of your wireless router. With that in hand, navigate to the wireless router manufacturers website and look for a manual to download. In that manual, it will tell you how to enable wireless security.
Next, you will need a place to generate a network key. There are many password generators online, just search for password generator in Google. Load up the generator page and copy the password down. The trick is, you want to change a few of the characters in the generated password so that no one knows what it is.
Finally, you'll want to research how to connect, securely, to a wireless router with your own Operating System / Hardware combination. Are you running Windows or Mac? Laptop or desktop. All of that will depend on how you configure your computer's connection. There are 100s of different scenarios, but the gist of it is - if you look online you should be able to find a guide to connecting securely if you get stuck.
If you are not comfortable with any of this, I would really suggest hiring someone to come out and help you. Family / relatives / friends / church volunteers may be available at no cost.
Good Luck

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You didn't post the brand and model number of your router, but to access the setup on most routers:

type 192.168.1.1 (or if that doesn't work try 192.168.1.0)
user name is admin
password is admin


go to the security tab and st it up to use WPA2 and create a password.

Problem solved!

Posted on Jul 03, 2011

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    Mitch Jul 03, 2011

    Yes, the router needs to be plugged in and turned on. Type the 192.168.1.1 into your web browser, just like you would a web address. password is 1234. the instructions are on page 37 of the manual here:http://us.zyxel.com/upload/download_libr...

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