Solved Belkin Router how to set password for wifi

March 13, 2012 at 05:48:03
Specs: Artistx(linux), dualcore3.2ghz/4gb
Hi ia m using a Belkin N1 router and i use both the ethernet and wireless part of it. I reset it to factory settings and i can't seem to figure out how to set the password and where in the routers login page. I am fairly new to networking. I use 2 computers via the ethernet ports and an iphone via the wireless. It originally didn't have the wifi activated and there was a password part to this thing but the rest thing i did brought it to the situation i am in now...so not sure what to do next. I read the manual but there are a lot of terms i don't understand. I also have two cameras(security) attached to this router so will have to set something to do with them too

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May 1, 2012 at 01:37:51
I'm not trying to be funny, but the manual is not that complicated and explains it in much the same way that anyone here would be able to - the terms used are standard for the equipment you are using, there isn't a way to simplify them. As you have things like the cameras to set up as well, which also have their own manuals, you would be far better off paying for an hour's time of a tech to set it all up for you so at least you can be confident it's been done correctly and securely.

There is a tutorial about the security part HERE which may make it simpler.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd



#1
April 30, 2012 at 09:09:42
Please help as my router is open for anyone to access wifi

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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April 30, 2012 at 10:27:25
Read the manual (setup guide) It should detail how to configure a secure WLAN.

Typically, you encrypt the WLAN (using WPA2) that you create and during that process are required to create a key (password).

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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April 30, 2012 at 21:49:04
Yes i read the manual. I don't understand it. This is not my area of expertise. I don't know what all those wep and wpa things mean. I don't know what to choose. There is nothing that makes sense to me. I was hoping that someone could take me through it step by step after reading the manual for me. I do have a disability and went sentences go on too long my brain tires. Thanks

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May 1, 2012 at 01:37:51
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I'm not trying to be funny, but the manual is not that complicated and explains it in much the same way that anyone here would be able to - the terms used are standard for the equipment you are using, there isn't a way to simplify them. As you have things like the cameras to set up as well, which also have their own manuals, you would be far better off paying for an hour's time of a tech to set it all up for you so at least you can be confident it's been done correctly and securely.

There is a tutorial about the security part HERE which may make it simpler.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#5
May 1, 2012 at 07:18:06
As I said above, when it comes to securing your WLAN, use WPA2 encryption and a strong password.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
May 1, 2012 at 07:32:34
Thanks guys I think its all set now. That step by step thing made it so much easier. I don't understand the difference between these things but hopefully I will one day. Not used to using routers...was bad enough learning how to set up a modem myself especially that I use Linux and no one supports that. I can't afford to pay people to do anything as I am on a pension :0) I was not joking about the disability. I am a smart cookie but there is only so much this brain will do :0) Thanks again

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