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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need help securing wireless LAN

First, I'm a 52 yr-old computer illiterate. That being said, can anyone tell me which XP icons to click on to secure my wireless LAN from outsiders? Yes, I've been searching but the gibberish is meaningless to me.
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Really I think we need to know what type of wireless device you have! All the one's i have seen you do everything through the internet explorer to connect to your wireless device to set pretty much everything you want!!!


You can start messing around with it buy putting this into your browser and hit enter!! That should connect you to your router setting page!! Im sure others will chime in with more info soon..

http://192.168.2.1/

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It's a Belkin N router
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Did you get an install cd with your router it should give ip address to access your router online and set up security and type of encryption you want.
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Click on the start button and select RUN. Type in the new RUN window cmd and hit enter. A old school DOS window will pop up.
Now type in ipconfig /all and hit enter.
Look for the line that says Default Gateway You should see a group of numbers next to it, for a example 192.168.0.1 those numbers on your screen in that DOS window is you're routers address. Now open Internet Explorer and type in the web address, here's a example http://192.168.0.1 Remember to use the numbers from that DOS window.

From there you're kinda on your own since I have never had the pleasure to play with a wireless N router let alone a Belkin brand router. I hope some one can jump in and take over to help further your wireless security.
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Really I think we need to know what type of wireless device you have! All the one's i have seen you do everything through the internet explorer to connect to your wireless device to set pretty much everything you want!!!


You can start messing around with it buy putting this into your browser and hit enter!! That should connect you to your router setting page!! Im sure others will chime in with more info soon..

http://192.168.2.1/
This link worked! I was able to choose from several types of security (I chose the one recommended for best security) and pick a password. Thanks, man!

One question. Is this number common knowledge? How did you know this? Okay, that's two questions...
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yay helped me secure mine!
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i hate when some routers out there that you buy new dont even come with an install cd...it sucks cuz then you spend hours on the phone with tech support figuring it all out...
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This link worked! I was able to choose from several types of security (I chose the one recommended for best security) and pick a password. Thanks, man!

One question. Is this number common knowledge? How did you know this? Okay, that's two questions...
Yea this ip address works with all of the belkins i have messed with, and it should work with pretty much any router... I have the G+Mimo, my parents have the same and most of my friends have it also!!! Thanks, for some reason i like that spoiler too!!! It's on it's 2nd trep!!! 1st one was a 2001 SE that got hit in the rear while parked and got totaled.......

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i hate when some routers out there that you buy new dont even come with an install cd...it sucks cuz then you spend hours on the phone with tech support figuring it all out...
Belkin Routers does come with a Install CD... But i think it just sets up the drivers only and then points you to that ip address to set up the password......
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One note about Router security...

I set up my Linksys w??54g wireless router, and set my user name and password. When I moved, I wanted to log back into it to verify some stuff... well, I forgot my user name. So, I called the Linksys tech support. I asked them for a back door to get in.

She said "at the log in window, just type "admin" and no password." I was SHOCKED! It worked! So, I advise that EVERYONE with a Linksys router, go log in as "admin" and SET A PASSWORD! Anything! Just set it!
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A lot of people do not realize a router only protects if you set it up. I've seen many people buy a router then toss it onto their network and end up being open for hackers and leeches.

Last night I was at my G/F's house and I had to pretty much re-do the network for their home. The wireless wasn't protected and they also had issues with their vonage phone system. added a five port switch so they could hook up their network printer and weather station since the vonage and 4 computers took up the router's connections.
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