Wireless Security?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Amysueall4u, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Amysueall4u

    Amysueall4u LI Guru Member

    Ok I need to secure my wireless router to my computer, I have no idea how to do this, I have been readign around but I still don't understand what the WEP and WPA stuff is, and i think i need to do something before i secure that way, right now anyone can use my router, so... I really need detailed dumb directions... please help.
  2. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    Log into your router

    Go to the wireless tab

    Go to the wireless security subtab

    Change "Disabled" to the security you want ( I would go with WPA or WPA2)

    Enter the security key in the text box that appears
    (Remember this key because you will have to enter it on all computers that connect wirelessly)

    Scroll to the bottom of the page

    Click save changes

    You are done on the router side. Now go to the wireless computer.

    Follow this path: Start > Connect to > Show all connections

    Right click on the wireless conection

    Select properties

    Go to the wireless networks tab

    highlight the name of your network

    Clik Properties

    Change Network Authentication to the security that you enabled (probably WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK)

    Enter the network key, that you entered on the router, in the text box labled 'network key'

    Click Ok

    You should be able to connect.

    Hope this helps
  3. Amysueall4u

    Amysueall4u LI Guru Member

    next dumb quesion...

    how do i log onto my router? I have a great connection i just dont want anyone else using my router... and i cant find any tabs that say wireless internet security
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what router do you have?

    you should use by default

    username leave blank or use


    password = admin

    from there select Wireless, then wireless security.
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