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Hi everyone, i need some help please. My internet has been very slow the past few days , i looked online and the advice i found was to check what devices are connected. I checked (it took me ages im n… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi everyone, i need some help please. My internet has been very slow the past few days , i looked online and the advice i found was to check what devices are connected. I checked (it took me ages im not good with computers) and i have found another device connected to it. I have changed my password is there anything else i should do?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
changing your password should be fine
#2
When you say you have changed your password do you mean your WEP/WPA key or the password to access the router pages?

If you haven't already you will need to set/change the encryption password to something secure and also enable MAC filtering within the router config.
#3
like most thinks electrical, the first thing you should try is to switch it off (the router in your case) for 10 seconds then switch it back on...More often than not this will help, if not cure it!
#4
Thank you for your quick replies i have changed the password on the WPA key.
1 Like #5
insomniac_uk
Thank you for your quick replies i have changed the password on the WPA key.


Should be good enough unless you have a hacker in the neighbourhood. :)

Personally I would also change the password the access to router config and see if you can enable MAC filtering also.

None of these will make you 100% safe but should be enough of a deterent to make anyone not want to bother.
#6
insomniac_uk
Thank you for your quick replies i have changed the password on the WPA key.


that should be fine then:thumbsup:
#7
Thank you for your help :)
#8
i looked online and the advice i found was to check what devices are connected


How can you do this? :?
#9
hdizzle
How can you do this? :?


Most routers have a list of attached devices and a list of their ip's.
banned#10
hdizzle
How can you do this? :?


1 192.168.0.2 COOLERMASTER 00:**:**:**:**:40
2 192.168.0.5 INSPIRON 00:**:**:**:**:9C
3 192.168.0.6 Nokia N95 8GB 00:**:**:**:**:F5

192.168.0.1 on netgears
192.168.1.1 on linksys
#11
lumoruk
1 192.168.0.2 COOLERMASTER 00:**:**:**:**:40
2 192.168.0.5 INSPIRON 00:**:**:**:**:9C
3 192.168.0.6 Nokia N95 8GB 00:**:**:**:**:F5

192.168.0.1 on netgears
192.168.1.1 on linksys


but what do I do on my computer to view these for mine?
#12
hdizzle
but what do I do on my computer to view these for mine?


192.168.0.1 on netgears
192.168.1.1 on linksys
192.168.2.1 on belkins

type one of those numbers into your browser depending on which router you have.
#13
Use WPA not WEP too people, WEP takes <5 minutes to crack, (I've tried it for curiosity, would never use it maliciously, I now have 8 or 9 WEP keys just from neighbours) its amazing how many people keep the default router logins too!
#14
deathtrap3000;6912224
192.168.0.1 on netgears
192.168.1.1 on linksys
192.168.2.1 on belkins

type one of those numbers into your browser depending on which router you have.


Also
192.168.1.254 for BT Homehubs

[url]www.o2wirelessbox.lan[/url] for O2 supplied routers
banned#15
harlzter
Use WPA not WEP too people, WEP takes <5 minutes to crack, (I've tried it for curiosity, would never use it maliciously, I now have 8 or 9 WEP keys just from neighbours) its amazing how many people keep the default router logins too!


I changed their router name to "turn security on!" :whistling:
#16
Oh I have an O2 wireless box, any idea what the code would be for that?
#17
harlzter
Also
192.168.1.254 for BT Homehubs

[url]www.o2wirelessbox.lan[/url] for O2 supplied routers


that O2 link doesnt work...
#18
hdizzle
that O2 link doesnt work...


why not look for it yourself... google can find many things.
#19
I'm not being lazy, I genuinely can't find anything, cos I'm not good with the terminology with these things.

Oh and i found out my O2 is a Thomson
1 Like #20
hdizzle
I'm not being lazy, I genuinely can't find anything, cos I'm not good with the terminology with these things.

Oh and i found out my O2 is a Thomson


did it not come with a manual or something which tells you how to change the settings on the router?
#21
deathtrap3000
did it not come with a manual or something which tells you how to change the settings on the router?


Hmm must have...thing is its in the attic. Thanks for your help anyway deathtrap, I'll get hold of the manual soon :thumbsup:
#22
Usually the ip will be on the base of the router along with it's mac address and default login details
#23
insomniac_uk
Thank you for your help :)


Are you sure Windows isn't downloading updates in the background ?.....as this'll hog your bandwith too !! :)
#24
Piggyback.
#25
Got my O2 sorted finally! For anyone who may find this useful:

Enter 192.168.1.254 in the browser
Username: Administrator
Password: [uppercase serial number from the bottom of your O2 Wireless Box]

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