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Hi I am a complete moron when it comes to computers, please answer my question

#1BignutzisBackPosted 1/28/2014 4:28:41 PM
I wireless router has recently somehow became unsecured I know I used to have it password protected, how do I check and change this again?
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 1/28/2014 4:29:57 PM
There should be a IP you connect to change your route settings, check the sticker on the bottem/side
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#3PsythikPosted 1/28/2014 4:33:48 PM(edited)
1. Go to http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://routerlogin.com (whichever one works.)
2. Log in with your username and password (try admin and password if you didn't set one, or nothing in the user name and admin for the password. If all else fails hold the reset button with a pin for 30s then Google the default login info)
3. Go to wireless settings
4. Under security, pick any method that isn't WEP and choose a password.
5. While you're here, go to the Admin settings and change the router's login to whatever you want.
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#4KillerTrufflePosted 1/28/2014 4:34:43 PM
That IP is typically 192.168.x.x (replace each x with the relevant number for your specific router model).
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#5PraetorXynPosted 1/28/2014 4:37:12 PM
Psythik posted...
1. Go to http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://routerlogin.com (whichever one works.)
2. Log in with your username and password (try admin and password if you didn't set one, or nothing in the user name and admin for the password. If all else fails hold the reset button with a pin for 30s then Google the default login info)
3. Go to wireless settings
4. Under security, pick any method that isn't WEP and choose a password.
5. While you're here, go to the Admin settings and change the router's login to whatever you want.


This. But in my experience, router default login information is generally only ever one of these two combinations:

admin / password
user / user
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#6BignutzisBack(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2014 4:37:16 PM
ugh I guess I must have made a username and password I have no idea what either are
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#7Skul_Posted 1/28/2014 4:39:59 PM
You could just reset the entire router and set it up again. (There should be a little hole in the router, stick a pin in there.
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#8KillerTrufflePosted 1/28/2014 4:40:18 PM
I have also seen admin / admin as a default combination, as well as admin / [blank/no password].
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#9BignutzisBack(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2014 5:12:50 PM
ok thank you everyone I have set up a new connection, but how do I make sure people won't steal my wifi?
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 1/28/2014 5:17:52 PM
Well, you can do two things that will go a long way. First, you can set it to *not* broadcast your SSID, and be sure to give it a unique SSID (don't leave it as the default).

Second, set up an access code - preferably WPA or something else other than WEP. Those two steps will pretty much guarantee there will be no "casual" theft of your WiFi. Anyone who manages to get in after that is probably targeting you specifically for some reason, and *really* wants into your network.
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