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OT - Wireless Security

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by zimzum42, 2 May 2008.

  1. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Just set up a wireless at home but have no idea how to lock it so you need a password to get on, so at the moment anyone can use our wireless....

    Any tips?

    It's a D-Link router and we're using a Mac as the main PC.....
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Use your internet browser to log in to the router's admin page on 192.168.0.1 ( I think), set up security there.
    The manual no help?
     
  3. OP
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    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    the manual is in a cd which doesn't work, and when i go to the admin page there are a million options, save for the one i want. i can block websites, i can get the router to fry bacon, but not this......
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    It's WPA or WEP settings you should be looking for.
    Have you tried the www.d-link.co.uk tech support? I'd be surprised if they didn't provide the manual for download.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I'll have a go when i get home, cheers!
     
  6. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    WPA is much stronger encryption.
    Good luck.
     
  7. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    OT - is WPA2 that much stronger than WPA?
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I wouldn't imagine they would bring in a new standard that was just a tiny bit better?
     
  9. gdean

    gdean New Member

    WPA2 adds to the security *and* to scalability - an engineering issue.

    Graham
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    The ability to put the code in should be under the Wireless network headdings - use WPA or WPA2 (if you have it). Make yourself up a long passcode (letters numbers) write it down, then apply changes, then hop off to your laptop or what ever, and when you try to connect it will ask for the code.
     
  11. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    If you're using a Mac as your main computer on the network, definitely use WPA personal rather than WPA2 if you can, as it's much easier to configure and troubleshoot.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    It worked, thanks guys!