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Wireless internet help

By evil voltazero
Jul 23, 2006
  1. Hey everyone, I think this is the place to post this...and since I'm already dizzy searching, I'm gonna have to post my question:

    - How the hell can I put password protection on my internet? I got the router and wifi... and I'm really new at that wireless stuff. It's a Belkin router 2.4 GHz (if you really needed that info). Maybe the answer was out there, I just searched until I wasn't able to read anymore and found nothing.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: my english is kinda crappy...sorry, heh. By the way, how can I set up a LAN connection between two laptops? Is there any other way to do that? besides LAN? (that's what I meant)
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    go to belkin site find Wired Equivalent Privacy or WEP
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You need to enter your router configuration page, which by default will be 192.168.2.1. Type those numbers (IP address) into whatever Internet browser you use and it will bring up a user/password prompt. By default, the login is 'admin' and 'password'. Now you can enter your router's web config Interface. There should a section dedicated to Wireless Security. Change your encryption key to whatever you'd like. There's WEP 64-bit (basic, number based), 128-bit (strong, number based) and perhaps different flavors of WPA (Strongest, password based).
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    Everything you wanted to know is located on your CD that came with your Belkin Wireless Router. They use a PDF for the Manual. I would recommend you get the free PDF Reader which you can you the words "PDF Reader" and download that. Read the manual and you'll learn which wireless security to use. Belkin has 3 different ones the last one it the best to use. There is also MAC Address Security which goes by the NIC (network interface card) MAC address. You should use both to protect your wireless network.
     
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