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Help needing establishing secure connection


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#1 Baylynx

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:56 PM

Hello,

My PC (Dell Dimention 4100) runs XP and was recently infected with Win32:Vitro, as well as two other trojans, so I shut it down and disconnected it. I only have a laptop now and an unsecured network.

Funny thing... I never worried about securing my network that was installed out of the box five years ago. I know... the horse is out of the barn, but I've learned a painful lesson. So I'm now trying to secure my network and immediately ran into difficulties.

Problem #1: When I attempt to connect to 192.168.0.1 I'm prompted to enter username and password. When I tried it this morning, the default username was Server2/Agent. I entered a new username and password and was able to proceed. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do then, so I closed everything down. I tried later to again login the same way, but received the following response:

401 Unauthorized
Access to this resource is denied; your client has not supplied the correct authentication

I'm entering the same username and password I used this morning, but now it won't work. Can you help me set up or retrieve my username/password?

Problem #2: Can I secure the network from my laptop? Since I have active viruses on my PC and have yet to backup my files, I don't dare place it online again to run virus scans or setup network security. I need some guidance on how to properly secure my router/PC card network. I watched a YouTube video on How To Secure a Router Network and it looked easy, but my screen display looks very different from what was shown on the video.

Can you help me? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Retirednow

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:15 AM

Here is basic help.
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenet...erconfigure.htm

Go here for the security.
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wireles...ifisecurity.htm




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