How can I disable security enabled wireless

Dlink router Dir-615 wireless n router
February 1, 2011 at 03:09:57
Specs: Windows Vista
We have a standard modem/wireless setup that has worked fine for years. Last month, my sister brought her laptop over and, for some unknown reason, choose "set up a connection or network" and unknowingly changed the setup to a security enabled network. I have no idea why she couldn't just log on without any problem. She has the same modem at her house, and I have no problem logging on at her house. Anyway, it now asks for a password, and she swears she never entered one. I can go online if I plug in an ethernet cord but that means my laptop can only go online at my desk. And I cannot use the internet features on my ipod touch. Is there a way to reset the modem back to a regular unsecured setup? She has no idea what she did, so I can't figure out how to undo it.

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#1
February 1, 2011 at 04:00:25
Well the first thing you should do is download the user manual and read it.
It will tell you in exact detail how to log into the router admin interface and alter the wireless settings. Here's a hint. Use a wired connection to log into the router by opening a web browser and typing the default router IP address in the addressbar. It will be something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 The manual will tell you.
It will ask for an admin user ID and password. Try the default ones listed in the manual.
Just be aware your Sister may have actually done you a favor by enabling wireless security. Believe it or not but there are people in this world who like nothing better than some-one else's unsecured wireless internet. It gives them a free ride and places your own systems at direct risk since they can access your private LAN.

But go ahead. Disable the wireless security, Or learn how to use it properly.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
February 1, 2011 at 04:16:40
Thanks. I don't mind it being secured, as long as I can access it. She just doesn't remember putting in a password. Strangely, she can use the wireless while I cannot. And she won't bring her laptop back and let me see what she did.


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#3
February 1, 2011 at 05:34:14
I did the reset button. Went back to the webpage, did teh setup and let it reboot. I can now access the wireless, but the internet is now down. Local access only.

Ironically, I am access teh internet right now by using my sister's wireless. She lives next door, and I can pick it up if I take my laptop to the upstairs bathroom, the only room close enough to use it.

Any idea why the modem is no longer accessing the internet?


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#4
February 1, 2011 at 18:04:25
Since you used the reset button you need to re-configure the WAN settings of the router as well as the wireless page.

You may be able to get assistance from your ISP to manually configure the WAN settings if it cannot automatically connect.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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