How do I secure my Linksys network?

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Hi everyone,

I have a Linksys Wireless Network  at home. I used to upload my music and videos to YouTube at a very fast speed. I just noticed that at times, specially during peek hours, my download speed has slowed down. It seems as if someone else is connecting to my wireless network and is also downloading at the same time, without my knowledge. With that being said, I want to secure my wireless network. Please help!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #88641

How do I secure my Linksys network?

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Hello Claire,

Securing your wireless network is as simple as following the steps below. To begin, your computer must be connected directly to your router. If your router happens to be a WRT120N, then all you have to do is follow these:

Step 1: Launch a web browser. In the Address bar of the browser, type in the IP address of the router (ex. http://192.168.1.1). Hit Enter.

Step 2: A Username and Password window with the router’s model number in it will appear after that. At default, skip the Username and type admin for the password. A router’s page with a Linksys logo at the upper left should appear after that.

Step 3: Click on the Wireless tab and then Wireless Security sub-tab. Select WPA2-Personal for the Security Mode. Type your desired password in the Pass phrase field. Save the settings. The Pass phrase is your Case Sensitive wireless password. Please take note of it.

As you can see you only need 3 basic steps to secure your wireless network. I hope it helps.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #88642

How do I secure my Linksys network?

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Hi Claire,

I have a better solution for you. Your Linksys router should come with a setup software. Why not use the software to secure your wireless network. This software is proven to work, in fact, numerous networking solutions are embedded in it. You will be surprised at how simple and easy learning networking is.

 

Answered By 110 points N/A #88643

How do I secure my Linksys network?

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I have tried the first solution as provided by Jerome and have also tried the solution by Romeo. Both of them worked for me! I think I am okay for now.

Answered By 110 points N/A #88644

How do I secure my Linksys network?

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Oh. I was thinking this was a simple connect your computer, access the router page as you have stated. However, this did not work very well for me. I was in the office when I looked into your instructions and when I tried it at home, I secure my network because I can't access the 192.168.1.1 IP address. By the way, my router is a WRT54G. It is not a WRT120N. The computer I am using is windows XP. Please help as I don't know what to do.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88645

How do I secure my Linksys network?

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Hi Claire,

I believe what you meant is, you can't secure your wireless network because you can't access the 192.168.1.1 page. Probably, your router's IP address has changed if that were the case. Please check the IP address of your router's first. Follow these instructions on how to check the IP address of your router using your XP computer.

1. Click on Start, point to Run. Type 'Command' in the Run field. Hit Enter.

2. The DOS prompt or black window will appear after that. In the DOS prompt of Black Window type in, IPCONFIG/ALL. Hit Enter. Look for the Default Gateway under the Ethernet Local Network Connections. The Default Gateway is your router's IP address.

Answered By 110 points N/A #88646

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I tried your instructions and went to check the IP address of my router. You were right. The IP address of the router has changed from 192.168.1.1 a 192.168.2.1. I went to proceed with my objective of securing my wireless network. I opened a browser, typed in http://192.168.2.1 in the address bar and hit Enter. A log-in window appeared after that prompting me for a username and password, I skipped the username and typed in 'admin' for the password. Luckily! it worked for me. I was able to access the router's page. I was also able to proceed from there.

Thanks!

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