How to kick someone off my wireless network?
Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:12 PM
Here's a screenshot. I don't know any Alma, don't have an iphone and would like her off my network asap.
After living in a house for the past few years I just moved into an apartment, so I've never had to think about wireless security before. Can someone give me some information on how to keep things safe? I have a static IP address and use McAfee, if that helps at all. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 02:41 PM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:34 PM
EDIT: Downloaded the manual. I'm not sure exactly which setting I want to mess with though. If I enable WPA it then gives me the option to enter a passphrase. Is this what I want to do? 90% of this manual might as well be in Chinese because I don't understand most of it.
Edited by Doug E Fresh, 07 August 2009 - 09:17 PM.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:16 AM
Edited by CaveDweller2, 08 August 2009 - 12:18 AM.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:25 AM
WHen you have a router that has the wireless capabilities (now all of them pretty much do) you have 1 password which is used to get into the routers management utility. The second password is the one you set up to secure your wireless network. It is very important that you change the password to manage your router if you dont change the password anyone can get into it since all pretty much use the same default passwords.
I would recommend that you call the router manufacture they can help you pretty quick, much quicker than using the forum. If they wont help you because the router is out of warranty (they should still help though) then you can use the forum
It is pretty simple. In just about all routers there is an area called wireless and perhaps a sub-category called advanced wireless. One of these will talk about security and where ever that is there is a drop down menu. CLick on it to change the router wireless security to WPA.
To change the router default password look for a category called management it is usually there.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:28 AM
Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:39 AM
So, I guess I'm fairly secure now? Is there anything else I should consider doing, or will this keep people out for the most part?
Thank you all for your help, I appreciate it.
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