How do I add password protection to my router ?

June 15, 2014 at 06:40:00
Specs: Windows 7
I have run the software and it looks like I hve added a password for protection. However, it continues to look like I am never asked for a password when I try to access Wi-Fi

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#1
June 15, 2014 at 07:17:52
If you disabled the default arrangement to require a password then you simply go into set up and restore (tick the box) to set it to be required.

What make and model is your router? With that info pholks here can direct you to the correct part of the manual/setup to achieve it.


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#2
June 15, 2014 at 13:55:16
"I am never asked for a password when I try to access Wi-Fi"
What password do you mean? There is normally a router password which is there (if setup) to protect you from having its settings changed by outsiders. However, this is not used each time you access Wifi. Are you using some specialised program provided for this?

Also let us have your router make and model number - that might throw more light on it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
June 15, 2014 at 17:27:31
The router is a TEW 651BR. It is obvious that I must not understand what I am doing.

If I Reset the router, I am able to connect my laptop by wireless. However, it appears that this is not a secure connection. Also, I am never ask for a password or any other security code to connect to the internet

If I run the software Wizard and add a password (I think), I cannot get the laptop connected.


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#4
June 15, 2014 at 17:31:30
See above about the TEW651BR

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#5
June 15, 2014 at 18:38:37
Here is the manual for your router:
http://downloads.trendnet.com/TEW-6...

The manual shows you how to access the router configuration menu and how to secure the router but it doesn't give any detail on securing your wireless network.

If you haven't got the installation CD I'm sure the option to encrypt your network will be hidden within the configuration menu. Try looking at the wireless options shown on the right of the page for starters.

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#6
June 15, 2014 at 18:42:16
Understand that if you set up the router to require a password, then set your laptop once and enter the password, it is then remembered by the laptop and you do not have to reenter it every time. Only if you try to access the connection with another computer or cell phone would you need to reenter the password for that machine. There may be an option not to have the machine remember the password, but that does not make sense and since it is your machine and assuming you have it password protected as well, then your wifi is still protected.
I Googled your model and the word 'manual' and got these results:
https://www.google.com/search?q=TEW...
read it for more details on set up for answers and to help you frame specific additional questions.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 16, 2014 at 05:11:41
The Router Password should be set by the user to stop the router settings being tampered with. The Wifi connection settings are something quite different and go like this:

Firstly you search for your network name then use a pass phrase (or wireless key) in order to access your network. Once set up you don't normally have to input this phrase (or key) each time you go online, even though your connection is encrypted. As often as not these days this information is provided on a sticker somewhere on the router. A visitor with, for example, an iPad would have to use this phrase before their first access to your network.

Folk these days tend to use the word "password" instead of "pass phrase" (or wireless key) so this causes confusion with the "router settings access password".

Mostly "encryption" is now included as part of the setting up, so you don't have to get involved with manually setting up the level of encryption required (WPA and all that). The wizard usually does it all for you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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