How to secure wireless Internet- Unsecured network

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Found 11th Oct 2009
Hi, I have a Belkin Wireless box, and since I have had it, I've left it a open network, without a password, mainly because I don't know how too.

Can anybody help me please on this, as I keep getting cut off and it slows down sometimes.

Thanks very much

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Sorry dont know that one lol

Making it secure wont stop you from getting cut off or stop it from slowing down.

But go to 192.168.2.1 and look under the wireless security settings.

if you go into the menu from the belkin screen using your internet browser (it should say what the address is, something like 192.2.222) then you can put a password on the signal that is coming out of the router. this makes the network secure to only those that know the password.

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busfan001;6545220

if you go into the menu from the belkin screen using your internet … if you go into the menu from the belkin screen using your internet browser (it should say what the address is, something like 192.2.222) then you can put a password on the signal that is coming out of the router. this makes the network secure to only those that know the password.



where will the belkin screen be, and how do I get to it?

deathtrap3000;6545217

Making it secure wont stop you from getting cut off or stop it from … Making it secure wont stop you from getting cut off or stop it from slowing down.But go to http://192.168.2.1 and look under the wireless security settings.



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Alfonse;6545237

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Yeh slight typo. Fixed now.

deathtrap3000;6545250

Yeh slight typo. Fixed now.



:thumbsup:

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Security Mode

You can configure wireless security/encryption settings here. Security should be enabled to assure maximum wireless security. WPA (Wireless Protected Access) provides dynamic key changes and constitutes the best security solution. In wireless environments, where not all devices support WPA, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) should be used. More Info


Is this it?

It said disabled. . .

Banned

Oh dear katie i'd bet a lot of money someone's seen you naked in your neighbourhood from those naked photos you sent

# Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router.
# Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is 192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.
# Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit.
# Click Security under Wireless menu.
# Under Security Mode, select WPA/WPA2-personal (PSK)
# Select WPA2-PSK as your Authentication
# Select AES as the Encryption Technique.
# Enter a word or group of characters in the Password (PSK) box. The Pre-Shared Key must be 8 to 63 characters in length.
Note: The PSK (Pre-Shared Key) is case sensitive ("A" is different than "a")
# Click Apply changes to save the settings

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lumoruk;6545271

Oh dear katie i'd bet a lot of money someone's seen you naked in your … Oh dear katie i'd bet a lot of money someone's seen you naked in your neighbourhood from those naked photos you sent



what naked pictures? :oops:

Plug an Ethernet cable between you pc and your Belkin Wireless Box. In your internet browser type 192.168.2.1. You will be prompted for a password this is usually Username: admin Password: password. This information can usually found on a sticker at the bottom of your box. On the Router menu you can then setup for example a WPA-2 passkey under security settings. Save the settings and exit your browser. Then you will need to cancel the saved settings on your computer so you can reconnect with the passkey to do this go to network and sharing and manage wireless conections delete the information for your current set-up. Then reconnect and type in the passkey and you should be connected to your new secured network.

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busfan001;6545274

# Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin … # Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router.# Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.# Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit.# Click Security under Wireless menu.# Under Security Mode, select WPA/WPA2-personal (PSK)# Select WPA2-PSK as your Authentication# Select AES as the Encryption Technique.# Enter a word or group of characters in the Password (PSK) box. The Pre-Shared Key must be 8 to 63 characters in length.Note: The PSK (Pre-Shared Key) is case sensitive ("A" is different than "a")# Click Apply changes to save the settings



Thank you! Rep left! Worked perfectly :thumbsup: x

no probs

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bigfoot100;6545283

Plug an Ethernet cable between you pc and your Belkin Wireless Box. In … Plug an Ethernet cable between you pc and your Belkin Wireless Box. In your internet browser type http://192.168.2.1. You will be prompted for a password this is usually Username: admin Password: password. This information can usually found on a sticker at the bottom of your box. On the Router menu you can then setup for example a WPA-2 passkey under security settings. Save the settings and exit your browser. Then you will need to cancel the saved settings on your computer so you can reconnect with the passkey to do this go to network and sharing and manage wireless conections delete the information for your current set-up. Then reconnect and type in the passkey and you should be connected to your new secured network.



Thank You- Rep left x
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