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Password for Wireless router/internet?

chezza840 Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi

Does any one know how to set a password onto a wireless router to stop unwanted people acessing my internet connection?

I have a PC and my bro has a laptop. We have a modem from Virgin Media and my bro has a wireless router attached to it. Our internet is soooooooo slow at the moment & my uncle thinks someone may be using my internet connection.

I can't seem to find what i'm looking for on the net, so thought i would see if anyone else knows how to do this?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
You need to log in to the router. It should be in tbe manual but for netgear routers it is
routerlogin.com OR 192.168.1.

Default username/password: virgin and password

Then just go to wireless security settings and choose wpa2
#2
Thank you, i will try that. I'm not sure if it is netgear i would have to check. I have posted another item about pcguard, i don't suppose you know the answer to that too?
#3
om4r
You need to log in to the router. It should be in tbe manual but for netgear routers it is
routerlogin.com OR 192.168.1.

Default username/password: virgin and password

Then just go to wireless security settings and choose wpa2


Are you sure it is 192.168.1?

I thought it was 192.168.1.1
#4
guilbert53
Are you sure it is 192.168.1?

I thought it was 192.168.1.1


Depends on the router you have. My Netgear is 192.168.0.1

OP, if you provide the model of your router, I can provide exact instructions on securing your wireless network with a password
#5
[COLOR="Red"]192.168.2.1[/COLOR]
#6
There is help on the Virgin site here (if virgin supplied the router)

http://www.virginmedia.com/help/wireless/
#7
Ok, im not very techinical but i shall try and find out later, & will probably have to let you know tomorrow, as i can't get on my net at home as its sooooo slow. Thanks for your help.
#8
if you goto a DOS Prompt and type IPCONFIG it will give you the address of your GateWay this is the IP Address of the router.
ig

On mine i have MAC filtering so only MAC addresses i know are allowed on mine, again if you do IPCONFIG /all you will see the Physical Address this is your MAC address.

Add these into the Allow table for each machine
#9
my bad m8.. you are right theres a 1 on the end
#10
How do i go to a DOS prompt? Sorry im so not technical
#11
go to run and type in cmd and enter thats for XP
#12
Mr Bright the model of my router is

Netgear 54mbps wireless router

Where do i find the model details? Do u mean the ip number?
#13
chezza840
Mr Bright the model of my router is

Netgear 54mbps wireless router

Where do i find the model details? Do u mean the ip number?


Try the sticker on the bottom of the router, for example mine says:

54mbps wireless ADSL modem router DG834GSP v3

and in this case DG834GSP v3 is the model (it's actually DG834G v3, I assume the extra SP is because it's a custom branded one from my ISP)

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