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McPhib
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-11-2007

How do I secure my wireless router?

I have a WAG54G and have forgotten how to secure it to prevent third parties gaining internet access via my router.. I attempted to put the 192.168.1.1 into the browser bar and connect that way, to alter the details, but was presented with an account and password box I did not have the information for.
 
At least two people are gaining access via my router, and I want it to stop.. HELP please.
FredWP
Posts: 594
Registered: ‎10-01-2006

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

There are really many ways with a Linksys router. Linksys has put nice guides online to protect your router.
 
 
Besides from that, I'll give you some advise, however I'm not going to guide you step-by-step to perform these, you can do this by exploring all the settings of your router, and getting to know them well, I recommend this for any who administrates a home router.
 
To protect your router itself (web control panel access):

- Do not permit wireless connections to the web control panel.
- Configure a custom username and password for the web control panel.
 
As for protecting your wireless network (as your thread title is a bit unclear about what you mean by securing):
 
- Enable wireless protection (WEP/WPA/etc...).
- Enable MAC filtering to disallow certain clients or to permit certain clients only.
- Put in a difficult to guess SSID name, and do not broadcast it.
 
I hope it helps.
cowcowcow
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-11-2007

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

Hi, i have a similar problem. I have a WRT54G and accidently pressed the "one time set up" button and my network changed from secured to insecured. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make it secured again.
 
I saw the link u provided, and all solutions i came across talk about this "Wireless tab" When i go to 192.168.1.1 setup page, i CANNOT see the wireless TAB!! Its just not there... But all the other tabs -Admin, Setup,Games and applications, status are there. How do i enable this wireless tab?
 
Please advise
 
Thank you in advance :smileyhappy:
FredWP
Posts: 594
Registered: ‎10-01-2006

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

Your router must of course be a wireless router (and not wired only).
 
If that is so, it should definitely be there, here you can see it on my router (WAG300N):
 
narugirl
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-08-2010

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

I need help securing my wireless router that someone use to download movies illegally, and now I received a notice of infringement from my internet company. Pleas help!

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24JUAN80
Posts: 1,652
Registered: ‎04-06-2010

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

You may want to read about How to Secure your Network here.

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The Search Function is your friend.... and Google too.

How to Secure your Network
How to Upgrade Routers Firmware
Setting-Up a Router with DSL Internet Service
Setting-Up a Router with Cable Internet Service
How to Hard Reset or 30/30/30 your Router
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babyface
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-09-2010

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

hey My name is doni and i am trying to get my wusb54gsc ver.2 working on my desktop and i dont have the cd-rom. how can i get the software for it

frankmeleca
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-24-2011

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kawal
Posts: 897
Registered: ‎06-28-2006

Re: How do I secure my wireless router?

I'd say use MAC filtering and disable the SSID broadcast. i also suggest of course changing the router admin password and change the LAN IP to something random like 10.53.67.1 instead of the usual 192.168.x.x IP.

linman329
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-14-2011

Re: How do I secure my wireless router from my neighbor who is accessing it??