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Wireless Network Security

By Tarheel
Apr 2, 2009
  1. Can someone tell me how to make my wireless network password protected?
     
  2. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 483

    Go to your router control panel and look for a way to enable WEP.
     
  3. menacer

    menacer TS Rookie

    The CD supplied with your router should have a setup wizard for entering and configuring it. Or a manual supplying the ip address needed for internet explorer to access it.
    You will need the password to access the router.
    Once in you can set the name for your network and enable WPA(2) encryption this will ask you to enter an SSID key (password).
    The next time any wireless device tries to access the router it will prompt for this key (password).
    Cant be any more specific without the make and model of your router.
    Hope this helps....
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    You should attempt WPA/2, WPA, and then as a last ditch effort, WEP.

    Sometimes where you have mixed vendors for the router and the WiFi adaptors we
    find difficulty with WPA.

    One of the first things (even before fussing with the encryption) would be to update
    the router firmware and all the WiFi drivers to avoid as many problems as possible.
    (if you have issues, someone will lead you there anyway :) )
     
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