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big-ron

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hi all
will try my best to get this right, i have a belkin wireless router with 4 people taking my internet usage :( two i kown about, the other 2 i dont want on - dont kown who there are? is there a little programme i can put i my pc where i can say who gets to share my internet and not?
hope this makes sense?
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Just configure your router with an encrypttion key and give the ones you want to use it the password?
 

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To be most secure when you set up the encryption make sure you choose WPA or WPA2 rather than WEP. If you choose WPA2 (best option) you will probably need to install this update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357 first. Make sure you choose a long password made up of lowercase upercase symbols and numbers.

WEP is simple to break by anyone with the right software. WPA2 with a strong password is unlikely to be cracked by anyone.
 
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I find the best way of securing a wireless network is by MAC address, providing you know exactly who should be using it :)
 
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To be most secure when you set up the encryption make sure you choose WPA or WPA2 rather than WEP. If you choose WPA2 (best option) you will probably need to install this update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357 first. Make sure you choose a long password made up of lowercase upercase symbols and numbers.

WEP is simple to break by anyone with the right software. WPA2 with a strong password is unlikely to be cracked by anyone.
Sorry I am not trying to hijack this thread but I've just installed this update but can't see any settings for WAP2 encription. How would I change these settings?
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I find the best way of securing a wireless network is by MAC address, providing you know exactly who should be using it :)
Not a good way of securing it. Anyone with the right software can see what MAC addresses are connected to the access point, clone them to their own wireless card, and pretend to be an allowed user.
 

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Sorry I am not trying to hijack this thread but I've just installed this update but can't see any settings for WAP2 encription. How would I change these settings?
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Not really familiar with the Belkin products, but you should find it on the config page for your router. Usually at http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.1.1. There'll be an encryption tab or section on the page and it will be in there. Once you have enabled it Windows will automatically recognise that it's set to WPA2 and will just prompt you for the key.

If your router is old, it's likely it won't support it. It's also possible that there is a firmware upgrade available that will enable it.
 
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Not really familiar with the Belkin products, but you should find it on the config page for your router. Usually at http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.1.1. There'll be an encryption tab or section on the page and it will be in there. Once you have enabled it Windows will automatically recognise that it's set to WPA2 and will just prompt you for the key.

If your router is old, it's likely it won't support it. It's also possible that there is a firmware upgrade available that will enable it.
Its few years old and I have already updated the firmware but don't see any WPA2 encryption so it looks like it doesn't support WPA2. I am using MAC address filtering, so I think its secured enough but cheers for your quick reply.
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Its few years old and I have already updated the firmware but don't see any WPA2 encryption so it looks like it doesn't support WPA2. I am using MAC address filtering, so I think its secured enough but cheers for your quick reply.
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As I said in a previous reply, MAC address filtering shouldnt really be considered as secure.

Were you able to find WEP and WPA on the config page? It will almost certainly have WEP in there somewhere, If you can't find it then you're probably looking in the wrong place. If you can't use WPA or WPA2 then WEP although fairly easily cracked is better than nothing at all.
 
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As I said in a previous reply, MAC address filtering shouldnt really be considered as secure.

Were you able to find WEP and WPA on the config page? It will almost certainly have WEP in there somewhere, If you can't find it then you're probably looking in the wrong place. If you can't use WPA or WPA2 then WEP although fairly easily cracked is better than nothing at all.
I am using 64bit WEP but cant see WPA2 in security settings so it doesn't support.
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to get into ur router settings i ve typed in the gateways default settings , in most cases ive come accross is 192.168.1.254 u will find out what urs is by going to the run tab typing in cmd, this will prompt u a dos box there type in ipconfig it will tell u ur default gate way settings , once u have this u will be able to type it into ur address bar , this will bring u inside ur router , if u need any more help let me know , i mean how to encrypt it up
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to get into ur router settings i ve typed in the gateways default settings , in most cases ive come accross is 192.168.1.254 u will find out what urs is by going to the run tab typing in cmd, this will prompt u a dos box there type in ipconfig it will tell u ur default gate way settings , once u have this u will be able to type it into ur address bar , this will bring u inside ur router , if u need any more help let me know , i mean how to encrypt it up
regards biffo
I can get into the router through web interface with no problem thats how I am using 64bit WEP encryption.
Thanks for your help