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Changing an unsecure network to a secure one

by WSUcougar / July 2, 2007 4:29 AM PDT

I have had an unsecure network for some time now, and I would like to change that. I would like to add a password, change it so you need a key to get in. The problem is, I don't know how to get back to change the settings on my wireless network. I looked all over and couldnt find how to change the settings. Can anyone help? I have Windows XP btw.

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First you need to know what router you have.
by PudgyOne / July 2, 2007 8:54 AM PDT

Log in to the router.

If you don't remember how, then that's where the name and model of the router come in handy.

click on start

click on run

type cmd

type ipconfig /all

look for the default gateway.

Type that address in the address bar and hit enter

put in the correct username and password

somewhere in wireless settings or security, you'll find WPA security.

Use this and type in your password. Use a combination of letters and numbers.

Click apply

log out.

Now when you try to connect, you'll have to use the password to log in.


Hope this helps.


Rick

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All good now
by WSUcougar / July 2, 2007 1:34 PM PDT

Thank you. It was exactly what I wanted to know =]

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Thanks for posting back
by PudgyOne / July 3, 2007 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: All good now

Just remember to update the firmware in the router. Most routers come with outdated firmware.


Rick

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