Setting a Secured Wireless Network

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We have a Belkin router with a wireless capability. We did not set any password on it so anybody in the family could easily connect. Just recently, the speed has dropped down and pages load forever. 

Would a secured wireless network fix the problem? How can we secure our network?
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Answered By 0 points N/A #115913

Setting a Secured Wireless Network

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Hi,

To secure your wireless network, you must access you wireless router’s configuration menu and connect to the router either wirelessly or through the Ethernet.
 
Just open a browser and type http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.2.1. Change your admin password and change your network name also, known as SSID.
 
Don’t rename it like surname or a house name, rename it to alpha numeric up to 38 characters long.
 
Now turn on your SSID Broadcasting, it can be turned off and thus making your wireless invisible. Also, enable Encryption and MAC Address control. This address will be added to access the list of controls in the router.
 
You must also update your firmware. It is recommended, to fix bugs found in your router. Finally Back-up your settings, whenever you reset the settings, your configuration can be easily restored back.
Answered By 0 points N/A #115914

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It is a common knowledge that if you don’t assign a password to your network you don’t have any security.
 
By the way, the simplest way to secure your wireless network is to assign a security on your Wireless set-up. Assign a WEP key or WPA key so that when someone connecting into your wireless network, they will be ask for the key before they can connect to your network.
 
One way of securing your network is to assign an white list of MAC address in your router. Only those assigned MAC address where allow to join the network even if you don’t have assign a security in your wireless setup.
Answered By 0 points N/A #115915

Setting a Secured Wireless Network

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Hi,
 
Using unsecured wireless connection allows WiFi riders connects to your Wireless Networks with . Once they do, it uses wireless Internet connection bandwidth and definitely it will slowdown your Internet speed.
 
This will eventually decrease your browsing and sometimes causes wireless interruptions. It's always advisable to set-up secured wireless connection that requires security key when connecting, most users uses MAC Filtering.
 
Here's how to secure wireless connection using Belkin router. Follow the steps;
 
* Open a web browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
* Type admin in the username and leave blank for password.
* In the navigation column, go to Channel and SSID.
* Set-up your SSID and save the settings.
* Go to security to secure your wireless network.
* This will bring Belkin Wireless Security tab.
* Choose WEP with 64/128 bit compatible.
* Enter your desired WEP consist of either 5 or 10 or 13 or 26 characters as network key, 0-9 numbers and A-F letters are the acceptable letters and format.
 
Save the settings and this secured your wireless networks.
 
microsoft internet explorer http:// 192.168.1.1
Answered By 0 points N/A #115916

Setting a Secured Wireless Network

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Securing your wireless connection is very important. In this way others will not be allowed to access your network wirelessly and there is no way for them to share your internet connection.

But after setting wireless security up and you are still encountering the same problem kindly refer to your Internet Service Provider or not you can directly hard wire your main computer straight to the modem and check if connection is still dropping or pages load slowly.

If connection is fine then it might be a problem with your router, settings might need to be adjusted or your router’s software has worn out and that might need a firmware upgrade.

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