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Securing My Wireless Internet Connection


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#1 crownchick05

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 06:57 PM

I am new to this site and was hoping someone can help me. I live in an apartment complex and have a wireless internet connection that I want to secure so that my neighbors aren't stealing my internet.

I have a 2Wire Wireless Gateway (wireless router with modem) from AT&T. I am using Windows XP and Internet Explorer for the internet. I'm not sure what other information to include, but if someone can help me in some way I would appreciate it.

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:24 PM

By default, the AT&T wireless routers have WEP encryption already enabled. If you look on the bottom of your router (Near the Serial number) you will see a set of numbers in parameters. Such as [3054302034]. This is your WEP key. The only way you would not have it is if you changed it yourself IE: Turning it off. You should be set. If you want to check and make sure, you can access your router by going to Start>Run and type CMD. At the command prompt type IPCONFIG. Write the address of your GATEWAY down. Should be either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254. Then go to your internet explorer and type //192.168.1.--- (where --- is either 1 or 254) On the home page of your router, you should see all the computers that have ever connected onto your router.

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#3 crownchick05

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:10 PM

Thanks I'll check it out!!




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